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  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
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 free time at Portinho da Arrabida Beach and in 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

  • 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

Board your vehicle with your local guide, and 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! Visit the beautiful Palmela Castle then head over to a local winery to sample four delicious local wines!

Continue to Arrabida Natural Park and admire picturesque views of the Atlantic as you drive up the mountains to the highest peak at 1,640 feet (500 meters). Then return to sea level at the peaceful Portinho da Arrabida Beach. Relax or go for a swim (weather permitting) during some free time.

Take a break for lunch (own expense) at the fishing village of Sesimbra, famous for its delicious fresh seafood. You can also visit the village’s local beaches or go for a walk around town.

Next, follow 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Fabulous day with friends. The small group minibus was a real bonus as it is much nicer than being herded around on a coach. Though limited to 8 there was only me and two friends celebrating my birthday with a wine tour. We were able to look around the castle and attend both wine tastings without any other tourists/queues. The first was very small and family run winery. The wine was beautiful and so cheap to buy 4/5 euro a bottle. The second was larger and comprised of a tour of the cellars and wine tasting - the building was also a lovely place to take photos. There was a big contrast between them - one small and family run - the other much larger supplying supermarkets. Joao was a friendly and excellent tour guide - he gave us plenty of information but also left us look around on our own and did not rush us. The minibus was clean modern and comfortable. We were taken to Sesimbra for lunch via a lovely coastal road. Highlight of my holiday to Lisbon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Awesome tour would highly recommend. Great scenery, great wine, and awesome tour guide, Andre. You get away from the big city of Lisbon and get to relax while someone else drives you to around and you drink wine, doesn't get much better than that.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

One of our trip highlights. It was very nice to see a Moorish castle in such privacy. The two wineries were very nice yet very different. The wine was great, had to bring some home! The trip along the coast to Sesimbra was very beautiful, we really enjoyed the views. Had a new perspective of Lisbon from across the river. Great tour guide, John, made the trip that much more entertaining and memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great tour. We stopped at two wine vinyards; many wines to taste. We stopped at a local fish restaurant for lunch. Excellent. Lunch was not included, but it was offered and recommended. My four teenagers were with me and had a great day as well.

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