5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Arrabida and Sesimbra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

Taste the finer sides of Arrabida and Sesimbra during this small-group guided day trip from Lisbon. Traverse over the Tagus River via Europe’s longest bridge, the Vasco da Gama Bridge. Learn about the history of the magnanimous Palmela Castle. Nearby taste four delectable wines at an authentic Portuguese winery. Then, stretch your legs for some leisure time at Portinho da Arrabida Beach and meander the fishing town of Sesimbra. Drive on to Arrabida Natural Park and explore the stunning beauty of the Atlantic coast as you savor spectacular views. Keep the wine flowing with two more wine tastes at Casa Museu Jose Maria da Fonseca, one of Portugal’s oldest wineries. This tour offers an immersive experience of Portugal with a small group to ensure a quality experience.


  • Day trip to Arrabida and Sesimbra from Lisbon
  • Drive along the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest in Europe!
  • Enjoy free time in the fishing village of Sesimbra and relax at Portinho da Arrabida Beach
  • Sample two local wines (included) at one of the oldest wine-producers of Portugal
  • Admire views of Lisbon and the Atlantic from Arrabida Natural Park and Cristo Rei Sanctuary
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Arrabida and Sesimbra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

Arrabida and Sesimbra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon with Wine Tasting

Meet your guide in central Lisbon for your Arrabida and Sesimbra small-group guided day trip. Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and drive off. Cruise along the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest bridge in Europe spanning 11 miles (17 km) over the Tagus River. Hear how it was developed for the 1998 Lisbon Universal Exposition on your way to visit stunning Pamela Castle. From the castle, savor a wine tasting of four delectable wines at a local winery.

Next, head to 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. Coast down to sea level and lose yourself in the serenity of Portinho da Arrabida Beach. Slip into swim gear and enjoy a refreshing swim (weather permitting).

Then, 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.  

Alongside your guide, explore one of Portugal’s oldest wineries, Casa Museu Jose Maria da Fonseca. After learning about wine production you’re ready for a wine tasting. Enjoy two regional wines with delicious tastes and aromatic bodies as you relax on the property.

Bust out your camera one more time as you stopover at Cristo Rei Sanctuary, a shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ which was inaugurated in 1959. Then, capture a panoramic view of Lisbon from afar. Finally, hop aboard your minivan and return to central Lisbon where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really enjoyable tour. Our tourguide Gus was very knowledgeable, about the areas we visited and Portugal in general. He answered lots of questions from everyone. We especially enjoyed the small vineyard, you will pick up amazing wine here at bargain prices! There are also 5 tastings here included as part of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My boyfriend and I just went on this day trip today and it was FANTASTIC! Great wine, great sites, easy pick up location and most importantly a friendly and wonderful guide. Our guide Jose showed us a wonderful day! Highly recommend this tour :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour. The wineries were fantastic and so interesting to see everything. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us a great play-by-play of the surroundings as we were driving. If you want to see another side of Portugal this is a great tour to go on. From seaside village, to mountains, and wineries, this tour has it all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

VERY well organized and prompt start. The guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on the history and culture of the different areas. The wines we tasted were fair to decent but I am a bit of a wine snob. It was good to see the small family owned wineries versus the very large Fonseca operation. The fishing town was beautiful and plenty to see and do. If you're in Lisbon and want to spend about 6 hours out of the city I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was incredible, and the trip was beautiful and thought-provoking. From the very beginning, the guide and Inside Lisbon treated us with respect. Our guide was informative and funny, and we received insights into Portuguese culture we wouldn't have otherwise. The wine tastings were amazing, and seeing the countryside via mini-bus was a great experience. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We absolutely loved it. Our tour guide Juan was the perfect host. He answered every question we had along the way and also served as photographer. The tour visited two vineyards, Quinta de Alcube and Periquita. It was the perfect end to our 18 day European trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Also stopping along the road at scenic and interesting sites added to the experience! The wineries were fun to visit and the wines were delicious to drink!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highly recommend this tour. My husband and I attended. Our guide was fantastic and shared so much history everywhere we went. Sesimbra is a cute little fishing village and the beach is just gorgeous. I also liked the juxtaposition of both a small winery and a larger more established winery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day out, wonderful guide (Luiz), packed in sooo much, wine tasting fantastic, really good value for a full day tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. The drive was scenic and the driver, Andre', was fun and informative. Both wineries had great selections. While we prefer red, the white was pretty good. We ended up buying a few bottles of each.

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