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Enjoy stunning natural beauty in Arrábida

OVERVIEW 

A green jewel on the coast of the Sado Estuary, Arrábida Natural Park is a protected region blanketed by Mediterranean vegetation.

With your Around Lisbon guide, journey to Meco Beach, the clifftop Cabo Espichel and the fishing town of Sesimbra with its Moorish Castle.

Enjoy leisure time at Arrábida’s beautiful beaches, if you prefer, or visit caves, hidden ports and Setúbal's Casa da Baía, where you can learn about local products and the resident dolphins community.

HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Arrábida Natural Park day trip from Lisbon
  • From the cliffs of Meco Beach, admire the Western Coastline
  • Learn about the tale of Our Lady of the Cape at the clifftop sanctuary in Cabo Espichel
  • Visit the Moorish castle in the charming fishing village of Sesimbra
  • Explore Saint Margareth Cave,  visit Portinho da Arrábida and heat to Setúbal and its Casa da Baía
  • Alternatively, enjoy free time to relax on beaches such as Galapos, Galapinhos or Praia dos Coelhos
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

Meet your Around Lisbon  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), often compared to the Golden Gate bridge of San Francisco.

Drive about 40 minutes and arrive at the stunningly green Arrábida Natural Park. Enter the park while learning from your Around Lisbon 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 (Cape 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 Atlantic coast.

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 with your Around Lisbon 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 harbour.

Continue by a curvy seaside road, admiring the gorgeous beaches of Arrábida, to Setúbal, where you'll visit the Casa da Baía Center, an 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 swiming 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.

 PRIVATE TOUR

1-2 Persons - 300€ | 3-4 Persons - 360€ | 5-6 Persons - 400€ | 7-8 Persons - 440€

SHARED TOUR

65€ (with a minimum of 3 participants)

Prices per person in Euros 

 

INCLUDED

 Hotel pickup and drop-off

Around Lisbon expert guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Wi-Fi on board the minivan

Complimentary bottle of water

 Wine and food samples (if option selected)

Accident and liability insurance

 

NOT INCLUDED

Lunch

Food and Drinks (if option not selected)

Other extras not mentioned

 PRIVATE TOUR

  EVERYDAY, on request

SHARED TOUR

  Every MONDAY and THURSDAY, with a minimum of 3 participants

 LANGUAGE OPTIONS

 PRIVATE TOUR: English, French or Portuguese

SHARED TOUR: English

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Departure point: your centrally located Lisbon hotel
  • Departure time 9h30am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour)
  • Duration 8 hours (approximately)
  • Returns to original departure point at approximately 6h30pm
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring your swimwear, towel and sunscreen

Natalya, K [September 2019]

Me and my husband took this day trip. I have to tell you that this trip was one of the best we ever had. Our guide Tiago was very accommodating which created unforgettable experience for us. We accomplished so much during the day and even visited the winery and wine tasting which was not initially included in this trip. we took our time to stop by at every place planned for this trip and stopped to have a swim on one of the most gorgeous beaches in Portugal. Finally Tiago took us to the Christ the King monument with the most breathtaking view. Needless to say, after the trip, we were overwhelmed with the beauty of this country and warmth of the people we met. Tiago is one of them: warm, and knowledgeable and easy going! I highly recommend this tour - the places we visited are not overwhelmed with tourists. You will have a chance to see and experience this beautiful country just for you...Enjoy

       Bostonian [July 2019]

My husband and I took a private tour because we were with our 2-year-old and needed some flexibility. Raquel C. was our tour guide and I cannot recommend her enough. Her knowledge of Portugal's history as well as her knowledge of art history truly enriched our day. We came away with a greater understanding of the country and its lovely people. The private tours are not inexpensive and if we could have, we would have loved to see more of Portugal with Raquel as our guide. Definitely hope to do more tours with her the next time we visit!

 

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