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Arrabida Natural Park Tours

Arrabida Natural Park
With coves of golden sand and bright blue water hidden among pine-covered hills and vineyards, Arrábida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida) in Portugal is a hidden gem for nature lovers. The beaches are the main draw, but the park also attracts hikers and photographers, who come to explore the landscape and enjoy the panoramic views.  

The Basics
About 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, Arrábida Natural Park stretches along the Atlantic coast from the town of Sesimbra in the west to Setúbal in the east. The landscape is dotted with villages, vineyards, monasteries, and forts, as well as a number of unspoiled beaches. One of the most popular is Portinho da Arrábida, with its couple of beachside restaurants and calm waters ideal for swimming or paddleboarding. 

A little harder to get to—it’s only accessible on foot—is pristine, uncrowded Galapinhos Beach, which means “little Galapagos” in Portuguese. For keen hikers, the town of Pamela is a popular setting out point for walks in the area. Many all-day tours from Lisbon combine a visit to Arrábida beaches with local wine tasting, and some include time on a boat or private yacht. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Several of the beaches in Arrábida Natural Park are only accessible on foot. 
  • There is no entrance fee to access the park.
  • Parking can be limited on summer weekends and holidays.
  • Hikes in the region are best suited to active travelers. 

How to Get There
Arrábida Natural Park is located south of Lisbon on Portugal’s Atlantic Coast. Given the lack of public transit in the area, access to the park is by car, taxi, or as part of a guided tour with transport provided. There is parking at several of the beaches including Portinho da Arrábida and Figueirinha, and also in the town of Pamela, where several trailheads are located. Some beaches are only accessible by foot or boat, so check before you travel. 

When to Get There
Arrábida Natural Park is open to visitors all year round. For hiking, the best times to visit are spring and fall, as the weather can get very hot in summer, while the beaches draw the most visitors in June, July, and August. 

The Town of Sesimbra
A sleepy fishing village on the western edge of the park, Sesimbra transforms into a bustling resort in the summer months, welcoming visitors from all across Europe. With beachfront restaurants and cafés, and calm (but cold!) waters suited to both swimming and water sports such as paddleboarding and kayaking, it’s a popular destination, and can be combined with a trip to Lisbon. 
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Dolphin watching in Sesimbra

 The opportunity to observe the dolphin community in the Sado estuary, in its natural habitat, in the wild state, traveling daily routes and without a fixed location.Diving in the crystalline waters of the park prof. Luiz Saldanha, to observe the fauna and flora existing along the entire coastline of the Arrábida Natural Park, will make this experience unforgettable.They have a remarkable adventure watching dolphins in their natural habitat, following their daily routes without a permanent place. DayDream with a skilled crew will do everything to assure dolphin watching and will provide excellent and clear observation of the marine life. Depending on unfavorable natural conditions, dolphin watching may not be possible.
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Lisbon&Sintra Countryside

If you’ve ticked off the sights in Lisbon centre, go further afield on a full-day tour to Arrabida National Park, a coastal stretch famed for its Mediterranean greenery and historic landmarks. Exploring with a guide means you’ll benefit from insider knowledge and travel between dispersed highlights in air-conditioned comfort. Letting someone else drive means you’ll skip the hassle of navigation and have more time to focus on the scenery.
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Horseback ride through the Arrábida Natural Park

Join us for a relaxing stroll through the Arrábida Natural Park. Visit breathtaking landscapes, try a day like no other!A variety of horse adventures await you
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Wine Tourism - Art Wine & Passion

Visit us and discover why ART WINE & PASSION is the perfect blend for you to experience a great day with us .
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Sailing Trips

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6h - Arrábida Natural Park

Ahoy Portugal will choose to explore the East or West zone of the Arrábida Natural Park and the Prof. Luiz Saldanha.Traveling west, we can see from the sea some of the following places: Bay of Sesimbra, Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Cova da Mijona Beach, Inferno Beach, Praia da Baleeira Fort, Cabo Espichel Lighthouse among others.Going to the East, we can observe some of the following places: Bay of Sesimbra, Pedra do Leão, Cova da Armação, slopes of Serra do Risco, Alportuche Beach, Lapa de Santa Margarida, among others. The crew can also choose to sail to Portinho da Arrábida, Pedra da Anicha, Praia dos Coelhos, Galapinhos Beach and Galápos Beach, if there are favorable conditions.There are always planned stops to swim in the beautiful waters of Arrábida, or simply enjoy relaxing on our deck enjoying the views and the Sun having a drink that we serve with appetizers.
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Feel Nature

A unique area, with magnificent landscapes and of great tourist interest.With Breathe Arrábida you can schedule the activities you want to do in one day. Combine this Nature Tour with an excellent lunch and then a wine tasting.
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ACROSS THE RIVER

From the arrival to the departure, the client will sense the best of life, as if he is at home or simply experiencing unforgettable moments.
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6h Private, Sail with your Exclusive Group in the Arrábida Natural Park

Ahoy Portugal will choose to explore the East or West zone of the Arrábida Natural Park and the Prof. Luiz Saldanha.Traveling west, we can see from the sea some of the following places: Bay of Sesimbra, Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Cova da Mijona Beach, Inferno Beach, Praia da Baleeira Fort, Cabo Espichel Lighthouse among others.Going to the East, we can observe some of the following places: Bay of Sesimbra, Pedra do Leão, Cova da Armação, slopes of Serra do Risco, Alportuche Beach, Lapa de Santa Margarida, among others. The crew can also choose to sail to Portinho da Arrábida, Pedra da Anicha, Praia dos Coelhos, Galapinhos Beach and Galápos Beach, if there are favorable conditions.There are always planned stops to swim in the beautiful waters of Arrábida, or simply enjoy relaxing on our deck enjoying the views and the Sun having a drink that we serve with appetizers.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Arrábida Mountain with Paddle Board Class

Go on a day tour from Lisbon that offers you the opportunity to discover the breathtaking views of Arrábida Mountain cliffs and idyllic beaches were you can have a paddle board class or  Dolphins watching (not included in the price).
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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.
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Ocean Bliss: Full Day Arrábida Private Yacht Tour from Lisbon

Get out on the Atlantic waters of the Portuguese coast on this private yacht tour from Lisbon. While a skipper worries about driving the boat, you can admire the scenery of Arrábida Natural Park and the Sado Estuary. Keep your eyes open for wildlife like birds and dolphins, and cool off by swimming and snorkeling.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Arrábida Jeep tour to the most beautiful beach of Europe

Spend the day at Arrabida National Park on a full-day Jeep tour from Lisbon. Take in the beautiful scenery of mountains and oceans, explore the Roman ruins in Arrabida, hike through the dense forests, and soak up the sun on the beautiful Galapinhos Beach. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend it in the great outdoors.
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Wines of Setubal wine tasting visits in Private half day tour

In the wine world, no other producer country presents as much diversity of products as Portugal. With more than 200 exclusive grapes, which have made their natural habitat in Portuguese lands, the diversity presented by Portuguese wine is quite large and highly qualitative.Come with us to visit the two largest wineries and producers in the region of Lisbon, you will have two guided visits to the wineries where you will learn about the history of both farms and their families and generations. On this day you will taste 5 different wines, you also have the opportunity to buy wine and cheese directly from the producer with a huge variety.
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Ocean Bliss: Full Day Yacth Group Tour in Arrábida from Lisbon

Sail in a yacht on the clear blue waters of the Nature Park of Arrabida on this small-group tour from Lisbon. As you swim, snorkel, kayak, or use a stand-up paddleboard, keep a lookout for wildlife like dolphins and birds in the naturally abundant corridor. Or, relax dockside on a luxurious 8-person yacht led by an experienced captain.
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Snorkeling

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Sesimbra by Seaview Board

You will head to the diving spots across the landscape of Arrabida’s Natural Park. You will be amazed with the enormous cliffs and nature around you. Most fishes you can see are the golden grey mullet, seabass, golden fish, white and zebra seabream. We might also see a lot more species like the dusky grouper, the John Dory or the long-snouted seahorse.
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Arrábida Wine Tour

Experience one of Portugal’s wine regions, located just outside of Lisbon, during this full-day tour. Venture out to Arrabida in the Setubal Peninsula and visit two vineyards, the delicious Livramento Market, the Sesimbra Castle, the small village of Azeitao, and the Christ the King Statue on the way back to the city. Sample delicious wines and gourmet products from the region as you learn about the history of the area.
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Full-day Tours

Arrabida Natural Park with Wine Tasting Private Day Trip from Lisbon

Treasure coastal views of the Atlantic and Tagus River waterfronts on this full-day private tour of Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park from Lisbon. Voyage to Sesimbra and Palmela and see a pair of medieval castles that exhibit a perfect example of Manueline style architecture. You will break for a delectable wine-tasting at a renowned winery in Azeitão and then traverse the landscape to the stunning vantage points of the Arrábida mountain cliffs and Cristo Rei monument. Plus, savor a hearty lunch in Setúbal and enjoy the Cape Espichel along with the quaint town of Sesimbra.
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Christ the King and Arrábida Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting from Lisbon

Discover Lisbon’s architectural highlights and culinary delights on a full-day trip to Arrábida and Cristo Rei from Lisbon. First, head to the Cristo Rei monument to admire panoramic vistas of Lisbon and learn of the landmark’s history. In Azeitão, sample fine wine and cheese; explore the pristine beaches of Arrábida Natural Park; and visit the ancient Palmela Castle on your return to Lisbon. On this small-group tour — limited to 15 people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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Other Water Sports

Setubal Coasteering Small-Group Outdoor Tour with Guide, Gear

Adventure enthusiasts that haven't tried coasteering are in for a pleasant surprise on this outdoor adventure tour in Setubal. Explore the rocky coastline and intertidal areas, where you can swim, walk, and climb your way along the cliffs. With a few cliff jumps thrown in for good measure, this tour makes for a fantastic outdoor experience. Just don't forget to wear comfy, water-friendly shoes and a swimsuit for your day adventuring.
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Arrábida, Sesimbra, Azeitão and Setúbal

If you want something different during your days in Lisbon this is an excellent option, visit to a winery, traditional tile factory all this in one of the most beautiful parks in Portugal, this is your best option, our Tour Sesimbra Azeitão and Setúbal, so much that to visit, so much that to know, of wineries to the natural park of the Arrábida Mountain range.
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Day Trips

Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip from Lisbon

Enjoy stunning natural beauty in Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra during this guided day trip from Lisbon. A green jewel on the coast of the Sado Estuary, Arrábida Natural Park is a protected region blanketed by Mediterranean vegetation. With your local guide, journey through the park to Albufeira Lagoon (Lagoa de Albufeira), the fishing town of Sesimbra, the clifftop Cabo Espichel and Sesimbra’s compelling monument, the Moorish castle. Enjoy leisure time to explore Setúbal Castle and Palmela Castle, lounge on Arrábida’s serene beaches, or taste local delights in Azeitão. Alternatively, skip the leisure time and upgrade to a 3-hour dolphin cruise.
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Become a dolphin protector! Lisbon Eco-dolphin watching

During this unique experience we aim not only to observe the dolphins in their natural habitat but also to locate and collect floating plastic.It will thus be developing its environmental education as well as that of the smaller ones.Embark on Sesimbra and gain the opportunity to see other species (such as the common dolphin) as well as explore the entire coastline of the Arrábida Natural Park up to the Sado River.Its estuary is a point of prime importance for the conservation of dolphins, since they live there all year round, making this place a unique place considering that there are only three in all of Europe.
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Multi-day Tours

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Lisbon & The South Side Wine Regions Private Deluxe Tour

Save hours researching the best places to visit on the south side of Lisbon, and go on a comprehensive guided tour instead. A private tour has the added perk of giving you the freedom of selecting which region you visit—either Setubal Wine Region and Arrabida Natural Park, or Alentejo Wine Region and Evora Medieval City. Travel between dispersed attractions in a luxury vehicle, and enjoy letting someone else take care of the navigating.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Sintra and Cascais From Lisbon 6 Hour Electric Bike Tour

Discover the architectural gems of Sintra and Cascais on a full-day electric bike ride from Lisbon. On a state-of-the-art electric bike, you’ll ascend Sintra Mountain and see the beautiful Monserrate Palace, a prime example of 19th-century Romanticism. Relish exerting minimal energy as you travel through the vineyards of Colares and along the dramatic Atlantic Coast, stopping in the quaint village of Azóia for lunch. Opt to visit the National Palace of Sintra and the magical Quinta da Regaleria estate, and receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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