6. Arrábida Wine Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastisting
Explore the “Livramento” Market in Setúbal, which has been considered one of the world's best markets. Don’t eat a heavy breakfast because here we are going to try one of the best Portuguese cheeses with rustic made bread. You also will discover a vast variety of fresh seafood and fish, fruits and vegetables, traditional pastries and regional agriculture products. Take a scenic drive along the mountain road and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Arrábida Natural Park overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Sado River, and the city of Setúbal. Have a stop at the most beautiful viewpoint to breathe in the pure and calming air Visit the oldest wine cellar in the region, "José Maria da Fonseca," to taste the first red table wine of Portugal and the world-famous purple Moscatel, which is exclusively grown on the Setubal Peninsula. The wine cellar tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of the winery and the wine-making process, and the tasting experience is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Savor the unique flavors and aromas of the region's finest wines, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Portugal's wine-making traditions. Discover the traditional Portuguese methods of tile making at the "Azulejos de Azeitão" tile factory. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the beautiful ceramic tiles are made, painted, and glazed by skilled artisans. After the tour, take some time to explore the factory's shop, where you can find a wide variety of authentic handmade souvenirs. Bacalhoa Portuguese Wines, Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, Portugal 90 min Visit the "Quinta da Bacalhoa" winery, one of the top destinations for enotourism in Portugal. Explore the winery's vast art collection, which includes 2000-year-old olive trees and other impressive pieces. Marvel at the beautiful cellars where the wines are stored and aged. Finally, end your visit with a wine tasting of three of the winery's most renowned wines. Take a leisurely stroll along the ancient wall of the 9th-century Moorish Castle and savor the panoramic views of the stunning Arrabida and Sintra mountains, Lisbon, and the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning views and make unforgettable memories. End the tour with a spectacular panoramic view of Lisbon and the iconic 25 April bridge from Cristo Rei, a towering statue of Christ with outstretched arms that overlooks the city. Take a moment to soak in the stunning scenery and capture some memorable photos before the relaxing return trip to Lisbon. Experience a thrilling return journey to your hotel as you cross the iconic 25 April Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Europe. It's the perfect way to end your day of exploration and adventure.