This trip has to be a must. It is one of the most interesting castles to visit in Portugal and well worth seeing.
The day will comprise of a full guided tour that takes you back to early medieval Portugal and the era of the mysterious Knights Templar. It starts at Almoural castle fortified as a stronghold in the middle 1100s but with a history much more ancient. Then we go on to the castle and the Convent of Christ and the medieval town of Tomar where Portugal gave refuge to the persecuted Templars and later reformatted the order as The Order of Christ, a prominent support in Portugal’s Age Discovery. These sites are some of the most intriguing and best representations of the influence of the Knights Templars in Portugal.
The trip includes: Boat ride to the castle crossing fee, Convent of Christ entrance fee. Transportation by coach picking up from Cascais and Lisbon.
Lunch is NOT included but recommendations will be provided by your guide.
Price will be based on a minimum of 32 people and maximum of 50.
Members 34.50 euros
Associates 36.50 euros
Guests 39.50 euros
IWP Transfer payment must be made to IWP by October 15 via NIB 0019 0112 002 000 13721 85. Please remember to send evidence to the events team to confirm your payment.
Pick Up Locations
1st (8am) Pickup Cascais Members: Praca de Torros, Cascais. (Near Escola Secondaria Cascais, Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, Barrio do Rosario. (Adjacent to the bus stop closest to the school) Bus will depart promptly due to morning traffic.
2nd (8.40)Pick up Lisbon Members: Direclty across the street from the Restaurant Churrasqueira do Campo Grande at top of the Campo Grande gardens. Close to metro station.
The Quarto Lacerda led by Alexander Stewart will perform in the Penedo village hall on Sunday 5th November starting at 5pm followed by snacks and drinks.
This continues the “Musical Journey” through the works of Haydn with the addition of music from Viana da Mota.
Please contact Merran, if you wish to attend so that appropriate arrangements can be made for catering.
You may pay at the door or there is a prepayment option in exchange for reserved seating. For the latter, seats in the first six rows and the front row of the balcony will be offered. Allocation will be on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to reserve your seat, please let Merran know so that she can send you the IBAN number for payment and the seating plan.