Mar, May, Oct
Full day visit to Tomar with a morning introductory walk in the centre passing the main monuments and points of interest. The day will be partly guided to give a full background to the buildings and history of Tomar however there will be free time to enjoy & soak up the atmosphere of this special town.
Trip to Batalha Abbey, a World Heritage site and one of Europe’s greatest Gothic masterpieces. After lunch visit the world heritage site of the 12th century Abbey of Alcobaça, originally given to St Bernard of Clairvaux the founder of the Knights Templar and the burial site of Portugal’s most famous royal lovers. Dinner in a local restaurant.
The beautiful River Nabão is named after the ancient goddess of rivers and water. Our walk this morning follows the margins of the river north of Tomar and, at times, our route coincides with the Portuguese Caminho de Santiago. Later we refresh ourselves with a visit to a nearby winery to taste some of the delicious Ribatejo wines. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Today we visit Ourém. This remarkable hilltop village nestled within ancient walls is topped with a dramatic castle whose origins go back to Moorish times. We will have a guided tour of the village and castle after which we have time to relax in the local café and enjoy the views over the immense landscapes below. Dinner in a local restaurant.
After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport.
Open to everyone
The hotel, a fabulous luxury hotel sited in its own gardens with spa, swimming pools and fabulous views over the city of Tomar and the river Nabão is the ideal site for a very special holiday experience. It is nevertheless sited within a few minutes of the historic centre of the town and its amenities.
The land only option allows you to book your own transport to and from the holiday. You will normally meet the group at the arrival airport as long as you arrive there no later than the group. Similarly, on the way home you can return to the airport with the group as long as your departure time is no earlier than that of the group.
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All of our trips are fully customisable. We can always work with you to put together exactly what you had in mind. We will listen to you and take care of all the planning and logistics using our local expertise and contacts.
Based on experience, we know that many groups like to mix their activities with some more leisurely aspects, such as good food and cultural highlights. We are happy to put that together for you as well.
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