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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.

  • Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

    2. Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

    Discover the stunning beauty of the Arrábida Natural Park on the Sado River estuary on a full-day sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Following a pick-up from your hotel or apartment, transfer by air-conditioned minivan across the 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril), which spans the Tagus River and sets you on course for the coastal town of Cascais. Relax on the 30-minute journey to Arrábida Natural Park, and then marvel at the abundance of trees and beautiful flora. The 108-acre park is one of 30 nationally protected regions and is home to the famous Convento de Nossa Senhora da Arrábida, a former monastery built in the 16th century. Continue through the park, catching glimpses of the golden sand beaches surrounding the Albufeira Lagoon (Lagoa de Albufeira). Go to Cabo Espichel and hop out to explore the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, a pilgrim site since the early 18th c...

    Our guide, Nuno, was exceptional. He knew exactly where to take us ...and the scenery, sites, towns were breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour, and make sure to eat at Restinguinha in Setubal.

  • Arrábida: Full-Day Private Tour with Wine Tasting

    3. Arrábida: Full-Day Private Tour with Wine Tasting

    Your private full-day Arrábida tour begins with a drive over Lisbon’s 25 de Abril bridge en route to the Arrábida ridge. Stop to visit the Albufeira lagoon, a popular spot for kayaking, kite surfing, and windsurfing. You’ll also visit the largely unexplored beach at Praia das Bicas, and take in the views of the ocean from the cliffs above, with the Sintra ridge in the background. At Cabo Espichel you’ll visit the sanctuary and church of Nossa Senhora do Cabo and the aqueduct, and then make a brief stop to see the dinosaur footprints. Head up to the Sesimbra Castle and take in the views of the fishing village below. Your driver will then take you into Sesimbra, a fishing village located on a calm bay, where you can enjoy fish and seafood of exceptional quality and take a walk along the breakwater near the beach. You’ll make your way down through Portinho da Arrábida to an idyllic whit...

    The tour was perfectly organized. The guides were very professional. The selection of wine cellars was perfect. The choice of smaller cellars was very good. This is really what is making the difference. This was really a very enyoing day.

  • From Sesimbra: Arrábida Coast SeaView Board Tour

    4. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Coast SeaView Board Tour

    Become a SeaView explorer and discover and learn more about the aquatic world of the Luís Saldanha Marine Park and Maritime Reserve with a SeaView board. Join an easy activity that's suitable for all ages, ideal for groups of friends, couples, families and team building activities. Additionally, enjoy a boat tour of the Arrábida coast. Depart from the harbor in Sesimbra and be amazed by the beautiful coastal scenery while you head to isolated spots waiting to be discovered on your SeaView board. Once there, feel free to explore the amazing seafloor and the aquatic life of Arrabida's crystal clear waters as well the small caves brimming with mussels and clamshells. Receive a complimentary GoPro to use during your activity to record this unforgettable experience.

  • Meet the Real Portugal: Day Tour from Lisbon

    5. Meet the Real Portugal: Day Tour from Lisbon

    Stop at Setúbal's picturesque market before continuing the drive to Serra da Arrábida on this 8-hour tour. Climb to the top of the ridge, and take in views of the city of Lisbon and mountains to the north, and the sea and the Tróia peninsula to the south. Walk down to Portinho da Arrábida, a white sand beach in the mouth of the Sado RIver. In the fishing village of Sesimbra, a boat will be waiting to take you to a beach that’s accessible only by water. Enjoy a swim in the clear, sparkling waters. Visit one of Palmela oldest wineries. The family-owned winery produces a range from table wines to demarcated wines. Enjoy a traditional wine tasting along with some typical regional products.

    José was great. He is well read, well-informed, accommodating, creative and very funny. We had a wonderful day. I did not know when I booked that it was a private tour. I would not have booked it had I known - that would have been a mistake. I can not recommend him highly enough.

  • From Lisbon: Private Wine Tour with Setúbal & Arrábida

    6. From Lisbon: Private Wine Tour with Setúbal & Arrábida

    Discover the peninsula of Setúbal and admire the impressive mountain ranges and beaches. Ride over the Vasco de Gama Bridge and see the other side of the river at Tejo. Enjoy the view of the beautiful coast and the Arrábida mountains, then ride past the wine producers in Palmela, Setúbal and Montijo, where the finest wines are made. Visit Cabo Espichel and its breathtaking landscape. Sample the famous local cake in Azeitão, then ride again over the Arrábida mountains, which take their name from the Arrábida Natural Park, to Setúbal. Visit the Livramento Market and sample regional wine and cheese at the Mourisca tidal mill.

  • Palmela and Arrabida 4x4

    7. Palmela and Arrabida 4x4

    Lagoa de Albufeira - A beautiful and well preserved beach just 20 km south of Lisbon. The natural lagoon is ideal for windsurfing, canoeing or just walking around. A parasol and sunglasses are recommended, especially for children. Espichel Cape - The Cape Espichel is a predominantly located west of Sesimbra village. The location is famous for its sanctuary complex, built extremely close to the edge of the tall cliffs, including a church still in use today. The architectonic set called the "Shrine of Our Lady of Mua Stone", is undoubtedly the most important and characteristic in the area. The cult of Our Lady of the Cape is lost in the mists of time, and its credible that prior to their worship - from the XV century -. Cape Espichel was already an important center of pilgrimage. From 1715, the large influx of pilgrims to Cabo forced the construction of ...

    A very exclusive look at the natural beauty of this coast. 200-year old pine trees, beautiful estuaries and beaches. We enjoyed the exclusivity of having access to the beach and seaside restaurant.

  • Azeitão: Private Full-Day Wine Experience from Lisbon

    8. Azeitão: Private Full-Day Wine Experience from Lisbon

    Get a true taste of Portugal and explore some of the country's best wineries. On this tour from Lisbon, visit four wineries among the best in this important wine region.  After being picked up from Lisbon, you will be transported via air-conditioned minivan as you set off to explore the cellars of four of the region's wine producers. Visit four from the following wineries: José Maria da Fonseca, Quinta da Bacalhoa, Venâncio Costa Lima, Quinta do Piloto, Casa Mãe, Malo Tojo, Horácio Simões and Xavier Santana. If you have any specific requests, don't hesitate to tell your guide, who will do their best to provide you with the perfect tour! Due to availability, your guide cannot guarantee any specific wineries, though you will always visit four of the above. 

    My brother and I had a phenomenal time. An amazing value for the experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a private driver winery tour experience.

  • Hiking to Highest Limestone Cliff in Europe

    9. Hiking to Highest Limestone Cliff in Europe

    This hiking experience involves a relatively long route (12.7 km), with a medium-high difficulty level. This tour is a truly wild adventure with an average duration of 7 hours. After the transfer from your accommodation, the hike begins in the remote village of Pedreiras, located at the base of Mount Arrábida. The landscape is full of magnificent bushes and oak trees that surround you as you walk. You will head towards the cliff slope via zig-zagging paths through the middle of dense vegetation. When you reach the top of the Mountain, the sea will suddenly appear. This is the highest cliff in continental Europe and is an excellent place to rest and admire the surrounding landscape.

    I highly recommend taking this tour if you enjoy hiking and the outdoors! I received hotel pick-up and drop-off from Lisbon to the hiking trail. The trail itself was absolutely beautiful and the views were incredible! Andre was a great guide, very knowledgeable and fun to hike with. It was the perfect day trip and my favorite day from my entire vacation!

  • Arrábida and Setúbal: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

    10. Arrábida and Setúbal: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

    Depart Lisbon at 09:00 on a unique and unforgettable day touring some of the loveliest countryside in Portugal. Visit Bacalhôa Palace, with its collection of Portuguese tiles from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the Bacalhôa wine cellar in Azeitão. During the afternoon, you can also enjoy an optional visit to Palmela Castle. On this 8-hour private tour from Lisbon, you’ll travel to Arrábida, a mountain chain between Sesimbra and Setúbal that offers stunning views of the Tróia Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. The region is also known for its fine white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, tasty fresh fish and Moscatel wines. Setúbal is a region that’s home to more than 250 wine producers, and most of them offer wine tasting! The tour ends back at your Lisbon hotel at around 18:30.

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What people are saying about Arrabida Natural Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 558 reviews

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

INCREDIBLE DAY! José was the best and gave my husband and I a day we will never forget. He was so welcoming and treated us as dear friends right from the start. I highly recommend this tour!!

joão was such an amazing, knowledgeable and lovely Tour Guide! loved every minute of the Tour and felt very safe! the Tour has been the Highlight of our vacation

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

Our guide Carolina was excellent- very accommodating and very knowledgeable and very kind