Arrábida and Sesimbra Day Tour & Wine Tasting

Arrábida and Sesimbra Day Tour & Wine Tasting

From $69.64 per person

Discover the amazing landscapes of Arrábida Natural Park and sample Portugal's delicious wine on a full-day trip from Lisbon. Visit the castles of Setúbal, discover historic wine cellars, and enjoy lunch in Sesimbra on a private or shared tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel over the longest bridge in Europe, the Vasco da Gama Bridge
  • Take in great views of Lisbon from 25th of April Bridge
  • Explore lovely Palmela and Sesimbra
  • Experience the beautiful and unique Arrábida Natural Park and breathtaking views from Portinho da Arrábida
  • Sample excellent local wine and tour a historic cellar in Azeitão
  • Visit a family-owned farm in the heart of Arrábida
  • Admire the view of Lisbon from the Cristo Rei statue
Full description
Experience the flavors and natural beauty of Portugal on this lovely full-day tour. Heading towards Portugal's Extremadura region, you will travel out of Lisbon over the longest bridge in Europe, the Vasco da Gama Bridge. In Palmela, you will find a Moorish castle offering fantastic photo opportunities. Visit a family estate where you can try homemade wine. Then continue through the mountains of the Arrábida National Park - up to 500 meters or 1,640 feet above sea level- and marvel at the spectacular views of one of Portugal's most beautiful landscapes. The park is also home to many plant and animal species found exclusively in this region. Much of the park is subject to strong protective measures and certain locations can only be accessed with special permission. Time for a short break. Take a relaxed stroll on the beach of Portinho Arrábida and enjoy the cool sea breeze and crisp air. Then, head to the charming fishing village of Sesimbra to have lunch at one of the village's friendly local restaurants with delicious dishes featuring the day's fresh catch. In the summer, cool off with a swim in the Atlantic, or simply go for another walk along the village's inviting beaches. Don't miss your chance to visit the village's beautifully restored church dating back to 1725, or take a walk to explore the Sesimbra Castle. Of course, the perfect follow-up to a delicious meal is great wine. Take part in a guided tour of the José Maria da Fonseca winery, one of the oldest in Portugal. It is still family-owned. Discover the region's outstanding wines at a wine tasting that includes 2 local varieties. As a perfect finale, take in the view over Lisbon from the platform of the Christ the King statue before crossing the 25 de Abril Bridge and heading back to Lisbon.
Includes
  • Transport
  • Tour guide
  • Visit of a family-owned manor with wine tastings
  • Guided tour of a wine cellar with wine tastings
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    In front of the Hard Rock Café at Avenida Liberdade 2

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    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • The default language for this tour is English. If you select a different language, for example German, this language will be included alongside English, so the tour will be bilingual. If you wish to have a tour only in your language, please select a private tour.
    • In the summer months, you can take a swim in the Atlantic. If you book during the summer, remember to bring a bathing suit.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 114 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    Our guide, Joao, was great. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area we were in and knew where to stop for the best photo ops. The two wine tasting stops were great, very different from each other. One was a small family operation and the other was a major player in the wine industry.

    November 1, 2019

    Informative and Entertaining

    I learned a lot about Portuguese approach to vinoculture and the history of the country in general. I think the company thinks guests need a lot of activities to justify the price. However, I would pay the same amount without stopping to see the view from a highway, Cristrei statue and the top of St. Mary’s Church. I enjoyed talking with the people in my group and our guide Jose. We could have slowed down at the wineries for this. We could even had a break in Sesimbra, Setubal or another interesting village for some local flavor. The entire tour could even have been a few hours shorter and/or start later. If possible, it would be nice to visit a working winery. Despite that, it was an amazing trip. Jose was interesting and accommodating. He answered a lot of questions patiently. Best of all, he explained things that were necessary; he didn’t just give random trivia.

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    March 20, 2019

    I loved this experience and my guide!! Unfortunately I don't know his name, but he has been very professional, kind and he was very prepared about the history of his country, not just Lisbon and the destination of our tour, he has been available and happy to answer our questions. He gave us a wide panoramic of Portugal! I felt very safe and relaxed! Great Tour!! I definitely recommend it!

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    August 17, 2018

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