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

Sesimbra, Portugal

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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 3 more


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
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 and the beaches below. 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.

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, 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.

, 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

Christine G
, 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.

, 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

Hope C
, Sep 2018

We had to walk to the pick up point but it was well worth it, plus the pickup point was not very far from our hotel. Our tour guide Jose was the best. He was attentive, knowledgeable and a really sweet person. Lots of questions were asked by the other occupants of the van and Jose answered all the questions and additionally shared the country's history. The drive through the countryside was beautiful. We visited 2 wineries, the smaller one before lunch and the larger after lunch. There was a tour guide for the larger winery. Jose recommended lunch at a nice restaurant in the seaside village. We had an interesting and delicious seafood meal served directly from a very used old pot. We continued on to one other stop before heading back to the hotel. This was a really nice trip. If you decide to choose this trip which you should ask for Jose, he is the best.

Ewa P
, Apr 2018

I truly enjoyed this tour. Wine was amazing and loved all the stops and information we got. I really enjoyed the small group experience. Highly recommend this tour.

Brian S
, Apr 2018

Great tour. Juao, Paulo, Salvatore, and Ricardo were great guides. If you are looking for a nice day trip outside of Lisbon this is a great way to spend your day. Just to set expectations, I wouldn't describe this as a wine tour, rather a day trip with stops at two wineries. That said, it's lovely, and you will be back in time for dinner and going out back in Lisbon.

Owen A
, Mar 2018

This was a fantastic tour which showcased two of Lisbons premier vineyards - one a small boutique wine maker, the other Portugals largest wine maker who exports all over the world. Led by a really knowledgeable guide Joao we got to learn about and taste some of Portugals great wines, as well as to travel through beautiful countryside, stopping for a seafood lunch at Sesimbra and finishing at Cristo Rei for the most amazing views of Lisbon and the 25th April bridge. We would throughly recommend this tour and not just to wine lovers as it is an easy way of seeing some of the beautiful countryside just on the outskirts of Lisbon.

Helena T
, Mar 2018

What a great day we spent with Andre Costa and the towns of Arribida and Sesmbra! Andre was an excellent guide with great insights because he grew up in this area. He took us to great vineyards were we could sample and purchase our tastings. My wife and I really enjoy this type of tour because it would take us too much time to navigate ourselves to all the locations. Sit back and let Andre do all the driving! A wonderful experience - we highly recommend it to people who want to see something outside Lisbon!

, Mar 2018

It's a small group of 6 in this tour including the driver and guide. There are 2 understudies tagging along as well. The wine tasting went really well. But I love watching the roaring wild Atlantic waves crashing into the shore from the restaurant where I had my lunch.


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