The Templar city of Tomar will host the European Figure Skating Cup from October 31st to November 4th of this year. Located in the heart of Portugal and therefore with excellent accesses by the highways A1, A23 and A13, this city has an offer of modern infrastructures as wide as the historical and natural heritage by which it is known. The city that stands at the feet of the Convent of Christ, UNESCO world heritage of humanity, and the Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes (national forest), Tomar is where history and modernism cross, making it ideal for tourists and athletes. With a wide range of accommodation and restaurants (national and international gastronomies), it also has several sport facilities such as the stadium, pavilions, football, basketball and volleyball courts or even the Complexo Desportivo Municipal (sports complex) with indoor pool and tennis and squash courts, among others. All this within walking distance without needing transportation, you can still enjoy several parks for leisure or even for workout.
The International Airport of Lisbon is located in Portela, 7km Northeast from the city centre. It offers daily flights to major Portuguese cities and overseas. The airport is about 130 km from Tomar. From Lisbon Airport take a taxi (around 10€) or a bus (lines 5 and 44, around 1,50€) to Estação do Oriente, which is located at Parque das Nações. Here take a train to Tomar.
Lisbon Airport (+351) 218 413 500
To access Tomar by car from the airport take the motorway A1 up to Torres Novas exit and then take motorway A23 and then the motorway A13 (eletronic toll). If you come from Coimbra, take the motorway A13 (eletronic toll).
There are also daily buses (express buses) from the main cities in the country to Tomar.
The railway station is located within five minutes’ walk from the city centre. There are direct connections from Lisbon to Tomar (a 1h30m-trip) but not from cities to the North of Tomar such as Coimbra, Aveiro or Porto. If you come from Lisbon airport, take the train at Oriente station in Parque das Nações. There are direct trains to Tomar. The trip to Tomar takes about 1h30m. If you come from Sá Carneiro airport in the North, you have to exit at Entroncamento station and take the connection train to Tomar. The train service is run by Comboios de Portugal (CP).
For further information, please call: (+351) 213 185 990