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Lisbon: Private Setubal & Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

Lisbon: Private Setubal & Arrabida Wine Tour with Lunch

Embark on a captivating wine tour starting at the renowned “Livramento” Market in Setúbal, celebrated as one of the world's finest markets. Delight your senses with a diverse array of fresh seafood, exquisite fish, succulent fruits, and regional agricultural treasures. Enjoy a scenic drive along a picturesque mountain road, soaking in breathtaking views of the Arrábida Natural Park, where the Atlantic Ocean, Sado River, and the city of Setúbal converge. Pause at a mesmerizing viewpoint to inhale the pure and tranquil air. Immerse yourself in the world of wine by visiting three of the region's most prestigious wineries, chosen from Quinta de Catralvos, José Maria da Fonseca, Quinta da Bacalhoa, Quinta do Piloto, or Adega de Palmela. Revel in multiple tastings and immersive winery visits. In between, indulge yourself in the Portuguese cuisine with a full course meal at a local restaurant, where you can choose from a variety of dishes. Discover the traditional artistry of Portuguese tile-making at the "Azulejos de Azeitão" tile factory. Witness skilled artisans craft beautiful ceramic tiles, painted and glazed to perfection. After the tour, explore the factory's shop for an array of authentic handmade souvenirs. Conclude your journey with a breathtaking panoramic view of Lisbon and the iconic 25 April Bridge from Cristo Rei, a towering Christ statue with outstretched arms overlooking the city or visit Sesimbra’s medieval Castle. Capture unforgettable moments before your relaxed return trip to Lisbon. Immerse yourself in an intimate experience, ensuring a personalized journey that caters to your every desire. Unveil the beauty. Savor the flavors. Cherish the memories. This tour, offering private pick-up and drop-off in Lisbon, Sesimbra, Setúbal, and Almada, promises an exclusive and memorable experience, with a local guide to show you the best hidden gems. Suitable for any season.

Arrábida, Azeitão, Setúbal, & Palmela Full Day Tour

Arrábida, Azeitão, Setúbal, & Palmela Full Day Tour

On this full-day tour, start by crossing the Tejo River from Lisbon to its south bank over the 25 Abril bridge and use the opportunity to visit the iconic Cristo Rei. Explore Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, a typical village known for its wine and cheese production as well as regional sweets. Visit a wine cellar with an optional tasting and head to a handmade tile factory for a tour. After it, it’s time to drive towards Arrabida National Park, driving through the highest mountain road in the park will bring out the best views over both sides of the mountain. Discover the most interesting viewpoints. Have a break for lunch in Setubal, one of the most important center of Portugal’s fishing industry. Have a lunch of delicious seafood or grilled fish on charcoal. On the way back to Lisbon, visit Palmela Castle with its views over the peninsula and the Atlantic or if you are more into it, visit one last wine cellar before heading home by the Vasco da Gama bridge, the longest in Europe until 2018.

Full Day Private Wine Tour in Arrabida

Full Day Private Wine Tour in Arrabida

Depart Lisbon at 09:00 on a unique and unforgettable day touring some of the loveliest countryside in Portugal. You’ll never see Portugal the same way again after this full-day small-group tour to Arrábida from Lisbon. A friendly informative guide will meet you at your hotel in Lisbon and drive you to the mountain region of Sesimbra and Setúbal. You’ll enjoy picturesque views of the Atlantic coast and Tróia Peninsula along the way. Visit the "Bacalhôa" winery and its African museum and taste their wines, especially Moscatel Wine!. We will also have the opportunity to visit a handmade tile factory, they continue to manufacture using the same manufacturing methods as the 15th century, manufacturing one by one. Your tour will end with a beautiful drive back to your hotel at the end of the day. - A full-day small-group tour to Arrábida from Lisbon; - See the picturesque mountain region of Sesimbra and Setúbal; - Tour the historic José Maria da Fonseca winery and Sip on local Moscatel wine; - Avoid extra hassle with free hotel pickup and drop-off.

Sesimbra e Arrábida Natural Park: 1 Day Tour & Wine Tasting

Sesimbra e Arrábida Natural Park: 1 Day Tour & Wine Tasting

Leave Lisbon behind and go over the bridge "Ponte 25 de Abril", known as "The Golden Gate", so called after the fall of the fascist regime in 1974 about the freedom of the Portuguese people. You will glimpse from above the Tejo estuary which constitutes a protected natural reserve and is a nursery for several species of marine fish and water birds. At low tide, you also will be able to see the locals harvesting clams. Head south along the magnificent coastline and marvel at the beaches, landscapes, and vineyards of Costa Azul Promontory National Park, which includes Sesimbra e Arrábida Natural Park. Discover the deepest lagoons in Portugal until you reach the westernmost point of Vila de Sesimbra: Cabo Espichel. On this Portuguese promontory, the bravest will be able to glimpse the vertiginous and abysmal Lagosteiros Bay. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra, located next to a sheltered bay, conquered by our king D. Afonso Henriques in 1165, and discover its Medieval Moorish Castle. It's time for a break and to relax. Take a walk along the sea or take a break at a local bakery and taste a good Portuguese coffee. Keep heading south to Serra da Arrábida natural park, a place of infinite beauty between the mountains and the sea. Prepare to be amazed by unparalleled landscapes and take incredible photos. The current fauna includes, among others, the fox, the wild boar, the Bonelli's eagle, and the royal swift. The park is a protected area, and certain places can only be accessed with special permission, but no worries, we have passage. Enjoy a delicious lunch by the sea and taste fresh local products. Enjoy a glass of wine and delight with a magnificent fresh grilled fish, such as a beautiful Robalo, caught in our seas or try the local “Choco Frito”, a Portuguese version of “Fish&Chips”. Take a walk along the beach and enjoy nature. In summer you may want to swim in our turquoise waters, but be prepared for a vigorous swim. It's time to continue our tour and to begin our wine tasting. Have a delicious Moscatel Wine inside a Castle and enjoy a unique view over the Sado River. Visit two local own-property wineries and taste several awarded wines. Stroll through the vineyards and visit the wine factory to see the wine-making process. Explore a small wine museum with artifacts dating back to the Roman era. Travelers love visiting this unrivaled wine-producing region, which boasts some of the best wine products in Europe. Visit a local tile crafts house and complement your wine-tasting experience with some of the best local pastries and indulge in mouth-watering regional sweets. It is now time to return to Lisbon, but not without first visiting the incredible Cristo Rei monument, which is one of the most emblematic symbols of the Lisbon region, and end your day with a fantastic sunset.

From Lisbon: Setúbal & Arrábida Wine Tour with Lunch

From Lisbon: Setúbal & Arrábida Wine Tour with Lunch

Embark on a captivating wine tour starting at the renowned “Livramento” Market in Setúbal, celebrated as one of the world's finest markets. Delight your senses with a diverse array of fresh seafood, exquisite fish, succulent fruits, and regional agricultural treasures (closed on Mondays). Enjoy a scenic drive along a picturesque mountain road, soaking in breathtaking views of the Arrábida Natural Park, where the Atlantic Ocean, Sado River, and the city of Setúbal converge. Pause at a mesmerizing viewpoint to inhale the pure and tranquil air. Immerse yourself in the world of wine by visiting two of the region's most prestigious wineries, chosen from Quinta de Catralvos, José Maria da Fonseca, Quinta da Bacalhoa, Quinta do Piloto, or Adega de Palmela. Revel in multiple tastings and immersive winery visits. Discover the traditional artistry of Portuguese tile-making at the "Azulejos de Azeitão" tile factory. Witness skilled artisans craft beautiful ceramic tiles, painted and glazed to perfection. After the tour, explore the factory's shop for an array of authentic handmade souvenirs. Conclude your journey with a breathtaking panoramic view of Lisbon and the iconic 25 April Bridge from Cristo Rei, a towering Christ statue with outstretched arms overlooking the city. Capture unforgettable moments before your relaxed return trip to Lisbon. Immerse yourself in an intimate experience with limited group sizes, ensuring a personalized journey that caters to your every desire. Unveil the beauty. Savor the flavors. Cherish the memories.

Cristo Rei, Setúbal, Arrábida, Azeitão e Palmela - Full Day

Cristo Rei, Setúbal, Arrábida, Azeitão e Palmela - Full Day

Cross the river Tagus to discover the Palmela Castle, situated on a strategic hilltop, providing panoramic views of the peninsula, until the river Sado. The castle features a mix of architectural styles, reflecting its long history of important battles. Visit the vibrant and historic city of Setúbal, with a strong maritime and fishing tradition. Enjoy local flavors and traditional portuguese products at the Livramento Market. Travel along the coastal roads of the Arrábida Natural Park. The oceanview is nothing short of breathtaking, offering a stunning panorama of the Atlantic Ocean encompassing the azure and crystal-clear waters, creating a striking contrast against the golden sandy beaches. Delight yourself in Azeitão, renowned for its typical cheese, delicious pastries and wineries that produces a variety of wines, including reds, whites, and muscatel. Be surprised by the traditional methods of tile making, reproducing one of the most prominent features in portuguese architecture for centuries. This side of the river Tagus, the Christ the King Shrine is a religious monument and viewpoint where you can spend time contemplating the iconic statue of Jesus and take photos of the Lisbon skyline, which is particularly stunning frome there.

Serra Arrábida: Private Tour with Wine Tasting premium car

Serra Arrábida: Private Tour with Wine Tasting premium car

We will start our tour passing by the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge. It is the longest bridge in Portugal and the second longest in Europe. It has a total length of 17,345 meters, of which 12,000 meters are over the waters of the Tejo estuary. Destination is Palmela Castle, a castle full of history, made up of several conquests. Headquarters of the Order of Santiago until 1834 and considered National Monument, where Within the walls of the Castle are: the Pousada Histórica de Palmela We then set off to discover the famous Adega-Museu with wine tasting, famous for its long history of wine production, the Moscatel de Setúbal liqueur wine (a regional liquor), and also the world famous wine called "Periquita". We pass by the artisanal Tile Factory that maintains the manual manufacturing process, with origins in the 18th century and using the faience technique. We continue towards the Arrábida Mountain where we can glimpse the famous views of the mountains where the combination of the blue tones of the sea water and the green vegetation of the mountains gives the perfect coloring for an escape into nature. One can say, bluntly, that Mother Nature spared no effort when she created this little corner of Portugal! We pass through Sesimbra - a fishing village, where you can visit the fishing port and the 12th century castle, better known as the Moorish Castle. Here you can enjoy a lunch with typical dishes of the region. We will finish with a brief stop at Cristo - Rei. This National Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 133 meters above the level of the Tagus. The sanctuary and monument "Cristo Rei" constitutes the biggest tourist attraction of the council of Almada with a magnificent view over Lisbon, ending our visit with the crossing of the 25th of April Bridge in direction to Lisbon. Come make this tour with us and get to know the most spectacular places in Portugal.

Lisbon: South City Sights and Cultural Tour with Wine

Lisbon: South City Sights and Cultural Tour with Wine

Cross the Tagus River from Lisbon to the south side and visit a medieval castle with an archaeological museum inside. Travel through the dense forest to the immense Portuguese coast surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with beautiful beaches to explore. Located next to the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing town of Sesimbra, Arrábida Natural Park has incomparable natural beauty.  Here, the blue of the sea alternates with the white tones of the chalk cliffs and the depths of the green vegetation that covers the mountain range. Have lunch in a sunny fisherman village, and taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy.  Passing through the dense forest, you'll visit an old sanctuary on the top of a dramatic cliff by the sea, and discover astonishing landscapes. Enjoy a  wine tasting session in one of the most prestigious local wine producer.

Lisbon: Southern Sights and Wine Private Tour

Lisbon: Southern Sights and Wine Private Tour

Cross the Tagus River from Lisbon to the south side and visit a medieval castle with an archaeological museum inside. Travel through the dense forest to the immense Portuguese coast surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with beautiful beaches to explore. Located next to the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing town of Sesimbra, Arrábida Natural Park has incomparable natural beauty. Here, see how the blue of the sea alternates with the white tones of the chalk cliffs and the depths of the green vegetation that covers the mountain range. Have lunch in a sunny fisherman village, and taste the fresh flavors of the Portuguese fish-based gastronomy. Passing through the dense forest, visit an old sanctuary on the top of a dramatic cliff by the sea, and discover astonishing landscapes. Enjoy a wine tasting session with one of the most prestigious local wine producers.

Private Unforgetable Full Day Tour in Évora

Private Unforgetable Full Day Tour in Évora

Immerse yourself in the Portuguese countryside during this full-day private tour of Évora and the Alentejo from Lisbon. Take a personalized tour of Évora, a charming city known for its many squares and distinctive architectural style. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is also home to a historic center, a Roman temple, and the mysterious bone chapel that you can explore on foot. Then head to the famous Alentejo wine region for a tasting at one of the most famous wineries in the country. Throughout the day, travel in comfort and style with your choice of business or luxury class for your private vehicle.

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Unforgettable experience! Our guide Mónica was incredible. He knew all the places he took us very well and without ever rushing into anything, we really felt that we were very well received. For me, lunch was one of the highlights, the beach was beautiful! The fish was wonderful and we had time to walk on the sand after lunch, the moment was idyllic! We visited two vineyards, very different from each other, both with very good wine tastings. However, we prefer the more rustic and less commercial one. We were able to take a short walk among the vineyards and learn about the history of the family and the estate, which made the experience much more personal and special. We also visited a local market, full of life, which was not in the description, which I loved! And of course, we can't resist Alentejo cheeses. This tour undoubtedly exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend it.

The best tour we took in Lisbon! Our guide was very calm and knowledgeable about the history and customs of the land and took us to places that, without a doubt, only one place would take us there. On the journey we stopped at a street cafe that had hand-painted tile walls inside, which surprised us. We also tried a sweet made from cream cheese, which was delicious. We were very impressed with the wine, we had already taken other tasting tours and this experience won out for its quality. During most of our route we were surrounded by mountains and sea and the landscapes are, in fact, unforgettable. We ate very well and visited places that were not on the itinerary, which was a pleasant surprise.

A memorable day, full of good mood! Our guide was always very helpful and friendly, well organized and always attentive to the group. All the places we visited were beautiful, the coast and beaches of Arrábida are stunning, but for me one of the highlights of the day were the visits to the wineries. We thought the wines were delicious and we had the opportunity to meet the owner and producer who ended up sharing with us many historical details about the farm and wine production, which made the visit very interesting. I have to highlight the beautiful roasted fish from Setúbal, it was an excellent lunch and the wine was always phenomenal. We loved our experience and will do it again!

João was an excellent guide, and we really enjoy our tour of the Setubal area. Great wine tastings and nice stops in between. Highly recommend!

Emanuel is a great tour guide. From the area so very knowledgeable. Plus it was a private tour so very personalized