From July 06 to 13th
This is a perfect trip for the whole family!
We will go through the Center-North of Portugal, visiting some of the most important cities for the formation of Portugal as kingdom and in the defense of its territory: Tomar, Trancoso, Celorico da Beira, Viseu, Coimbra, Batalha, Leiria and Bussaco, apart from one of the world centers of faith, Fátima. This tour also includes the Templar Festival and the amazing Festa dos Tabuleiros.
Get to know more about these cities, their incredible stories and most impressive legends, as well as their gastronomy, before joining us in the Portugal of the Templars tour. Just click the link(s) above.
Our script honours the Templars because in the saga of Dom Afonso Henriques for the conquest of lands that would be part of the kingdom of Portugal, the Templars helped with their military knowledge and with the strength of their priest soldiers. In 1147, they were side by side with the first Portuguese king in the intense combats that culminated in the conquests of Santarém and Lisbon from the Moors and that would assure the extension of the Portucalensis borders in the areas of the line of the Tagus.
We will go out of the beaten path, in order to dive in history and in the mysterious Templars’ heritage. Let’s celebrate them during the Templar Festival and taking part in the amazing Festa dos Tabuleiros.
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Have a look at the videos below that show a tiny bit of the tour.
The Templar Festival is held in Portugal in July and celebrate the battle between 900 moors led by the King of Morocco and only 200 Portuguese who fought and reconquered the castle of Tomar, the seat of the Order of Christ. Tomar and its Templar Festival are part of our Medieval Festivals tour.