Arrabida & Sesimbra

Arrabida & Sesimbra

€260 per person

This coastal tour is a relaxing and mellow way to spend your day in a region of immense beauty just south of Lisbon. Experience historical monuments, a picturesque fishing village, secluded beaches, enjoy amazing views and taste premium wines at a beautiful, historical winery.  Arrabida…

This coastal tour is a relaxing and mellow way to spend your day in a region of immense beauty just south of Lisbon. Experience historical monuments, a picturesque fishing village, secluded beaches, enjoy amazing views and taste premium wines at a beautiful, historical winery.  Arrabida is a protected natural park, just 30 minutes from Lisbon and is a surprise to all those who visit. The mountain is a magical and enchanting place where history is written in the earth and rocks and the quality of coastal life can be felt in the air. This beautiful region expands over the souther Setubal peninsular and has towering cliffs, picturesque beaches and ancient ruins dotted amongst the dense mountain vegetation. Founded in 1834 the winery you will visit continues to operate with undiminished passion by the same family. Enjoy a guided tour of the manor house, museum, the beautiful gardens and the ancient wine cellars, followed by a premium wine tasting session. Standing high above Setubal, the fort is one of the most notable landmarks of the region. After being restored it is now home to a five star hotel, but you can still wander the grounds and explore the battlements. The views are breathtaking. Sesimbra is a typical picturesque, Portuguese fishing village. Walk along the Marginal next to the beach and taste the local speciality ‘Sour Toast.’ There is also the opportunity to visit Sesimbra Castle or the Maritime Museum of Sesimbra. The most westerly point of this region of Portugal, Cabo Espichel is home to a the beautiful lighthouse and some amazing views. You can also spy dinosaur footprints along the cliff face and a monks hermitage. Very much a ´slow travel´ private tour so you can enjoy the region at a slow pace, whilst supporting local businesses. Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place in regards to Covid19 on Private tour Arrabida and Sesimbra from Lisbon including all guides vaccinated, private cars regularly sanitised and masks and hand gel available for customers. Be sure you check out the Classic Portugal blog. If you like this tour you may also be interested in Comporta & Arrabida Secret Beaches.

 

  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready at 9:45 AM for a prompt departure at 10:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Face masks and hand sanitiser for your use
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Private transportation
    Tour in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
  • Not Included
    Any meals
    Entry tickets
1
Pick up
We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
2
Local Winery, Azeitao
To start this wonderful day you will visit one of Portugal's most prestigious wine companies. Founded in 1834 it continues to operate with undiminished passion by the same family. Enjoy a guided tour of the manor house, museum, the beautiful gardens and the ancient wine cellars, followed by a premium wine tasting session.
3
Castelo de Sao Filipe, Setubal
Standing high above Setubal, this fort is one of the most notable landmarks of the region. After being restored it is now home to a five star hotel, but you can still wander the grounds and explore the battlements. The views are breathtaking.
4
Setubal
Down by the water lies the port town of Setubal. Here you will stop for lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant. Try the regions speciality ´Choco Frito´ (fried cuttle fish) and other fresh seafood and regional wines.
5
Arrabida Natural Park
A protected natural park, you will stop to admire the magnificent views over to Troia and Comporta and visit one of the regions ´secret´ beaches.
6
Sesimbra
A typical picturesque, Portuguese fishing village. Walk along the Marginal next to the beach and taste the local speciality ‘Sour Toast.’ There is also the opportunity to stop at Sesimbra Castle or the Maritime Museum of Sesimbra.
7
Cabo Espichel
The most westerly point of this region of Portugal, Cabo Espichel is home to a the beautiful lighthouse and some amazing views.
8
Drop off
We drop you off at your accommodation within the Lisbon area.