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  • Sesimbra and Arrábida National Park Tour with Wine Tasting

    1. Sesimbra and Arrábida National Park Tour with Wine Tasting

    Spend a full day exploring the Setubal region of Portugal on a tour that takes you through the countryside to see castles and taste wine. Begin your trip by crossing the Tagus River on your way to the impressive Cabo Espiche on the westernmost point of the Sesimbra coastline. Then, it is time to go to the fishing town of Sesimbra and visit a Moorish castle. This seaport town also boasts plenty of beaches and restaurants serving fresh seafood. Nearby is Arrábida Natural Park, located on the shore of the Sado River estuary. Visit the famous beaches of Portinho da Arrábida and Figueirinha, before heading to Setubal for a fish lunch! After lunch you will make your way to the astonishing Arrabida Mountain. This is a protected (Arrabida Natural Park) area. Here you will visit a a small local family owned cellar in the middle of the peaceful Arrabida Mountain to learn more about how this pre...

    Our guide Tanya was helpful and personable, making this an enjoyable day. The minivan was clean, modern and in good condition. The locations were photogenic, and, with Tanya's input, interesting. We departed the schedule by having a longer lunch in Sesimbra than expected, but this was no problem. The wine tasting was enjoyable, and the wines reasonably priced to buy. A good day, recommended. All reasonable covid precautions were taken.

  • Sesimbra and Arrabida Natural Park Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    2. Sesimbra and Arrabida Natural Park Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

    The 8-hour excursion begins with a drive to Palmela, a town known for its natural beauty. Visit the castle and enjoy magnificent views over the plain between the Tagus and Sado rivers. You’ll see the hills of São Francisco and Arrábida and also the Cristo Rei. Next stop is at the gates of the park, on the grounds of Azeitão. Inside Arrábida Natural Park you’ll learn about the protected area and its native plants and wildlife. You’ll also have an opportunity to relax in Portinho Arrábida. In the afternoon you’ll head to Sesimbra, a fishing village, where you’ll enjoy a walk along the coastal way that extends through the village. Visit the castle, now a National Monument. Continue on to Cabo Espichel for stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and stop for a wine tasting.

    Delightful end to our week in Portugal. The seaside towns were dreamy and walking along the beach was perfect. Our guide, Antonio, Was knowledgeable, helpful and made sure that everything was perfect. 10/10

  • South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

    3. South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

    Learn how tiles became one of Portugal's icons and delve deep into their manufacturing. Drink the best regional wines and discover the process behind getting the grape to your glass. Get picked up by your local guide at your accommodation. Make your way south crossing the iconic Tejo River by Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest in Europe. Continue to Palmela Castle, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Due to its privileged and strategic location, it’s one of Portugal’s oldest castles and home to stunning views for both Tejo & Sado River. Move onward to Arrábida Mountain, integrated into the protected Arrábida Natural Park. Marvel at its beauty. Hidden between the trees, turned towards the ocean, find yourself at the Arrábida Convent! Your next stop is the Tile Factory. Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind handmade factory that still uses centuries-old techniqu...

  • From Lisbon: Half-Day Arrábida Tour w/ Transfers

    4. From Lisbon: Half-Day Arrábida Tour w/ Transfers

    You have a choice of landmarks and attractions that can be worked into a 4-hour program. First, visit Albufeira Lagoon and its warm waters known as a perfect place for kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Then, visit an almost wild Praia das Bicas, an unexplored beach with clear waters in the Sesimbra area. From the cliffs, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the ocean and of the Sintra ridge in the background. Cabo Espichel is an impressive cliff where you can visit the sanctuary and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Cabo and the aqueduct. Make the most of this incredible landscape by making a toast. Admire the dinosaur footprints at Zambujal. Then at Sesimbra Castle, contemplate the view over the fishing village. Sesimbra is a fishing village located in a bay with calm waters. In the village, you can enjoy fish and seafood of exceptional quality and take a walk along the breakwater near ...

    On the day of our departure we had half day free so we were wondering what to do. We were lucky enough to come across this tour offered by Lisbononwheels. The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly! The van was comfortable, with A/C and onboard Wi-fi, and there were bottles of water free of charge, in case that we got thirsty. The guide took us to see breathtaking spots in Arrabida, and to our minds Praia da Lagoa de Albufeira-Mar was the most impressive beach we haven seen so far in Portugal! We took our time at each spot and could enjoy a hassle-free morning. It was the best way to say goodbye to Lisbon. This is a tour I would recommend to anyone who wants to explore hidden parts of Lisbon and enjoy wonderful views! For couples, it is a must in Lisbon!

  • Lisbon: Arrábida & Azeitão Wine Region Full Day Private Tour

    5. Lisbon: Arrábida & Azeitão Wine Region Full Day Private Tour

    Your tour will begin around 8:30 AM, when you will be picked up from your accommodation or ship. As this is a private tour, your itinerary is flexible and you can choose which places you would most like to see, in discussion with your driver. The tour will head first towards the Serra da Arrábida, a half-hour drive. Once there, see the vineyards at the base of the mountain before climbing towards the monastery. Proceed down to the hidden beaches of Galápos and Figueirinha, where there will be time for a short stop. After that, head to Setúbal, the district capital, to taste some of the most exquisite fresh fish and seafood dishes available. Take some time to visit the local market, considered one of the best in the world. After lunch, you will pass by Palmela and Azeitão, where a stop can be made at a local winery, depending on the schedule and your preferences a visit to the cellars ca...

  • Private Arrábida Wine Tour

    6. Private Arrábida Wine Tour

    Cross the Vasco da Gama bridge, the longest in Europe, to reach Setubal. Here you will start your tour by visiting the Livramento Market, which was once considered one of the best markets in the world. Here, you will find a huge variety of fresh fish, fruit, vegetables, bread and regional pastries on offer.  For the next stop of your tour, head to a family-owned winery in the gorgeous valley of the Arrábida Natural Park. The wine produced here has won several awards at the Brussels International Wine Competition. Here you will have the chance to taste 5 different wines. Afterwards, you can take some amazing pictures of the view over the Atlantic Ocean and stop for a visit at Sesimbra castle. Then enjoy lunch in one of the most iconic and picturesque fishing villages of Portugal. Then head to the second winery, José Maria de Fonseca, where you will enjoy another wine tasting. Also, visi...

  • Lisbon: Cultural Region of Three Castles Tour

    7. Lisbon: Cultural Region of Three Castles Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation, your walking tour will begin. You will start with a tour of Sesimbra Castle, which was the last of the irregular-shaped hill forts constructed by the Moors prior to the invasion by the Christians in the 12th century. You will then head to Espichel Cape, located to the west of Sesimbra, Portugal. Travelers are drawn there due to impressive views of its cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean, and you will be able to take spectacular photos from Arrábida's Natural Park over the Atlantic Ocean. You will then have time to visit the “Livramento” Market in Setúbal, which was considered one of the best in the world. Here you will discover a huge variety of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, bread, cheeses, and regional pastries. Following these markets, you will be granted some free time for lunch in the fishing town of Setubal, where you can ch...

  • Half Day Private Tour to Secret Arrábida Beaches

    8. Half Day Private Tour to Secret Arrábida Beaches

    The tour begins at 8:30 AM or 1:30 PM, depending on your choice, with the pick up at your hotel, apartment or ship. This ensures enough time to enjoy your program without any hurry. This private tour is provided mainly with the objective of showing the Arrábida area. Although there will be time to visit the inside of some selected monuments or attractions, it is never sufficient to visit all of them, so please inform your driver of your preferences and all arrangements will be made in order to fulfill your preferences.  Start by heading south by the Iron Bridge heading towards the Arrábida mountain (30 minutes drive). Once there drive across the mountain, seeing the vineyards at the base, climbing to one of the highest points, and descending to the beaches where there will be a short stop in Figueirinha. Take some time to visit what is considered one of the best markets in the world in ...

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What people are saying about Arrabida Natural Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

On the day of our departure we had half day free so we were wondering what to do. We were lucky enough to come across this tour offered by Lisbononwheels. The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly! The van was comfortable, with A/C and onboard Wi-fi, and there were bottles of water free of charge, in case that we got thirsty. The guide took us to see breathtaking spots in Arrabida, and to our minds Praia da Lagoa de Albufeira-Mar was the most impressive beach we haven seen so far in Portugal! We took our time at each spot and could enjoy a hassle-free morning. It was the best way to say goodbye to Lisbon. This is a tour I would recommend to anyone who wants to explore hidden parts of Lisbon and enjoy wonderful views! For couples, it is a must in Lisbon!

Super tour, we had an excellent day, filled with beautiful discoveries, .... The guide was very friendly, welcoming, accommodating, ... and knows very well the history of her country and the different places visited! Thanks again!! I recommend ;)

A wonderful tour, very competent guide, everything was understood very nice, very nice and we were on the road almost an hour longer than planned, nothing to complain about. The wine was great

Interesting. Day has flown by. Very pleasant, very friendly and entertaining tour guide. Recommended.

A top guide who takes the time to show people around.