Day trip

Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

4.8 / 5

91 reviews

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

From US$ 69.72 per person

Explore the lush green landscape of the Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra on a day trip from Lisbon. Discover the park with your guide, visit a castle, try fresh seafood and spend time on the beach.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the lush landscape of the Arrábida Natural Park
  • Hear the legend of Our Lady of the Cape at the hilltop sanctuary in Cabo Espichel
  • Visit the beautiful fishing village of Sesimbra, and see the impressive Moorish castle
  • Bask in the sun on the golden sand beaches of Arrábida
  • Explore Saint Margareth Cave, visit Portinho da Arrábida and head to Setúbal
Full description

Discover Arrabida Natural Park and Sesimbra on a Day Trip from Lisbon. Learn about the history of the region from your expert guide, admire the beauty of the coastline, and visit a Moorish castle, lunch on fresh fish and swim at a hidden beach.

Meet your guide at your local Lisbon hotel for your day trip to Arrábida National Park and Sesimbra. Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and cross the 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril). Drive for about 40 minutes and arrive at the stunningly green Arrábida Natural Park. Enter the park while learning from your guide the history of this protected region, and reach the cliffs of Meco Beach, where you can admire the beauty of the Western Coastline. Cruise onward to the beautiful cliffs of Cabo Espichel. Here, hop out to see Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, a 600-year-old religious site where pilgrims gathered to honor Our Lady of the Cape. Then, snap some clifftop panoramic shots of the stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Next, drive to the charming seaside town of Sesimbra, where local fishermen haul in fresh catches from the ocean. Stroll to the Moorish castle and discover its medieval roots. Afterward, stop for lunch (own expense) fresh fish in Sesimbra. Rejoin your guide and continue driving by unmapped roads to explore the Southern Coastline of the Park, where you'll discover St. Margareth's Cave (moderate walking required) and the charming Portinho da Arrábida harbor. Continue by a curvy seaside road, admiring the gorgeous beaches of Arrábida, to Setúbal, where you'll visit the Casa da Baía Center, a historical XVIII century building hosting local products and an interpretative center about the resident dolphin community. Alternatively, spend some free time soaking up the sun and swimming at Galapos, Galapinhos, or Praia dos Coelhos, Arrábida’s hidden golden beaches. After an adventurous day, ride back to your Lisbon hotel where this tour ends.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
  • Transfer by air-conditioned minivan
  • WiFi available in the Van
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your own swimwear and towel, if you want to spend some time at the beach
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 91 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This trip was planned for my last day in Lisbon and was the right choice. You have to take part in this trip to find out where to come back in the future and enjoy the beautiful views again :) Perfect organization. Our guide Nunu was very helpful and gave us lots of information about Portugal. We get good vibes from him. It was a day full of relaxation without any rush. I highly recommend "AroundLisbon" !!

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August 22, 2022

Wonderful, unhurried experience. Our tour guide's name was Philip. He was very obliging and stopped the van whenever we wanted to take in a view, of which there were plenty and all of them amazing. We stopped for lunch at Sesimbra. There were several good choices a stone's throw from the meeting point (we had one of the best meals of our lives at Casa Mateus). After a few more leisurely stops at viewpoints along the road on the coastal cliff, the tour ended at a local beach (Praia de Figueirinha). There was a terrace there where you could order fresh orange juice. More than the beach, we enjoyed the drive over and all of the views.

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June 3, 2022

We were able to design the tour according to our wishes, the guide was very relaxed and flexible. We had a varied day with interesting conversations about Portuguese culture, which allowed us to get to know the country a little better from the "native" perspective. I would do the tour again at any time, on the one hand because the guide was really nice and reliable, on the other hand because the region can hardly be reached by public transport. Highly Recommended

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August 9, 2021

Product ID: 58442