Arrabida And Sesimbra Small-Group Day Trip From Lisbon With Wine Tasting

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon, Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy time away from Lisbon on a small-group day trip to Arrabida and Sesimbra. Enjoy a drive along the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest in Europe. Visit Palmela Castle, then sample four wines at a local winery. Enjoy the fishing village of Sesimbra, and visit Arrabida Natural Park where you can soak in spectacular views of the Atlantic. Relax as you sample two local wines at Casa Museu Jose Maria da Fonseca, one of the oldest wine-producers in Portugal, before heading to Cristo-Rei Sanctuary to admire Lisbon from a distance.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Vasco da gama bridge, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Leave Lisbon behind as you cross the Tagus River on the Vasco da gama Bridge. Built for the 1998 Lisbon Universal Exposition, it is the longest bridge in Europe at nearly 11 miles (17 km) long

Stop At: Castelo de Palmela, Palmela, Setubal District, Alentejo

Visit the Palmela Castle and ascend the walls and tower for an amazing photo opportunity

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Quinta do Alcube, Azeitao, Setubal District, Alentejo

Visit a beautiful local family owned wine farm in the heart of Arrbida park, where it is time to taste some wine

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Arrabida Natural Park, Setubal, Setubal District, Alentejo

Continueto the northern shore of the Sado River and discover the beauty of Arrabida Natural Park. Climb to the tallest peak at 1,640 feet (500 meters) and gaze over the verdant park towards the Atlantic and the beaches below.

Stop At: Castelo de Sesimbra, Sesimbra, Setubal District, Alentejo

Stop for a fresh seafood lunch (own expense) in the charming fishing town of Sesimbra. Spend more free time strolling along lively streets or continue for a walk along golden beaches.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jose Maria de Fonseca, Azeitao, Setubal District, Alentejo

You will thenfollow your guide to a wine tasting session at Casa Museu Jose Maria da Fonseca, one of the oldest wine-producers in Portugal. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery and sample two wines (included) from a wide selection of regional wines.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada, Setubal District, Alentejo

Finally, visit the Cristo Rei Sanctuary, inaugurated in 1959 and inspired by the famous Cristo Rei monument in Brazil, and admire Lisbon from a distance before returning to the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Local guide

6 wine tastings

Entry/Admission - Quinta do Alcube

Entry/Admission - Jose Maria de Fonseca

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guided visit inside monuments and buildings

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age for wine tasting is 18 years

Visit to the vineyards in small groups are not guaranteed

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Infant / child seats are mandatory for children aged 0-11. These are available on request if child age is advised at time of booking.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Mar-2020

    Wow! Fabulous day out of Lisbon! Andrew (Andre) was the best tour guide. He gave great recommendations for lunch and then places to eat and what to see is Lisbon for the rest of our trip. The wine tastings were very different but both very good and informative. The views in Arrábida and Sesimbra were wonderful and we had a nice lunch of wonderful seafood where he recommended. It was a treat to stop off and see the bridge and the Cristo Rey monument up close. Andrew took photos for us and was just a wonderful tour guide. I learned so much about Portugal and its people you would never get from a book. I’m so happy I booked this tour and had Andrew as a guide. It is like having a friend now in Portugal. Highly highly recommend taking this tour!

  • 24-Feb-2020

    The trip was fantastic best trip we went on and we went on a few Lisbon and area is beautiful and our guide made sure he took us to see spectacular views. He was wonderful and very informative. Thank-you so much !

  • 02-Dec-2019

    I thoroughly recommend this tour as a great way to see more of Portugal than just Lisbon. Went out into country side and visited two great but different wineries plus a fantastic castle and many other things. Nuno Machado was the perfect guide and went to so much trouble to make the tour so enjoyable and personal. Book this tour and ask for Nuno

  • 20-Sep-2019

    This was a great way to spend a day. Our guide Rui was fantastic!! He was knowledgeable about the area and fun to hang out with. The wine was delicious and it was a great way to see some of the Portugese countryside.

  • 02-Aug-2019

    We had a fabulous tour guide which made our day special. Visiting a tile factory tasting wine accompanied with a seafood lunch at Sesimbra by the sea was awesome

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I took this tour on May 22nd and was extremely pleased with the entire experience. We started at Hard Rock Cafe where we met with our guide. After getting in the van the first thing he did was ask us to introduce ourselves, tell where we were from and then we were off. Along the way out of the city he pointed out different points of interest and answered questions about everything from the unemployment rate to information about Portugal’s universities. He continued to give us information about what we could expect during our tour. The first stop was the castle of Palmers that is now a hotel. He walked us throughout the area giving us more information about the history of the area and pointed out surrounding areas. Next stop was the beaches along the Atlantic, then on to our first winery, Jose Maria Da Fonseca. A guide from the winery walked us through the history and facilities and then to the tasting room. We tasted two of their wines, the Periquita Reserve and a white which I don’t remember the name of. Then on to lunch at a small fishing village on the Atlantic. The fresh fish was wonderful and the views spectacular. After lunch we has a bit of time to do some shopping and then on to our second winery, a small fairly new facility, but the wine was great. Our guide did the pouring and presentation at this winery. He went into depth about each of the 4 wines that were presented. From there we started back to Lisbon with one stop left before arriving back in the city. The last stop was at the Monument of Cristo Rei across the river from Lisbon. Spectacular views and spiritual place. Then back to Lisbon. The tour is all day but the time went by quickly due to our guide continually sharing information and answering question. Well worth the time and cost. Would do this tour again and and tour with our guide.

  • 19-Dec-2018

    It was a wonderful day! There were three of us on the tour. Our guide, Andre, was wonderful. He kept us entertained on the drive and was very knowledgeable about the area and the places we visited.

  • 01-Oct-2018

    great tour but timing an issue because schedule was not followed completely. Matthew needed to adjust the schedule several times and in one case had to wait for another mini bus. MATTHEW DID HIS BEST BUT TIMING CAUSED US TO GET BACK OVER AN HOUR LATE. He was very knowledgable about wines and gave a good speech during the tasting

  • 13-Sep-2018

    This was a great tour. We all had a great time. Our guide, Maritas was extremely knowledgeable, very informative, and extremely friendly and sociable. A great way to see the sites, learn about and enjoy the wines of Portugal and some great seafood in Sesimbra. Would highly recommend this tour.

  • 13-Sep-2018

    Grear tour! Our guide was terrific and made the tour so much more entertaining, thanks to his great sense of humor. Wine tasting was enjoyable, introducing us to grapes we have not tasted before

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