ARRÁBIDA TOUR - ALL DAY
From Setúbal to Cabo Espichel, there are several corners of paradise.
Placed in front of the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing village of Sesimbra, the Natural Park of Arrábida has an incomparable beauty, in which the blue of the sea alternates with the whitish cliffs of limestone and with the green of the vegetal soil that covers the sierra.
Highlights in Arrábida
REGARDING THE ARRÁBIDA TOUR
- PRIVATE AND AT YOUR OWN
You will enjoy a private tour that can be made as you wish or follow our suggestions, well-organized and scheduled according to your preferences and requirements.
- START AND END A PREVIOUSLY ARRANGED LOCATION
Fully availability to start and end the tour in a place previously chosen by you (Airport, Cruise Terminal, Hotel, etc), or other place of your preference.
- OUR GUARANTEE CLUBMASTER PREMIUM TOURS
Our driver / guide will join you along the journey and whenever possible or appropriate, will share stories, curiosities and experiences about the visited places and its historical background.
- PONTE VASCO DA GAMA (VASCO DA GAMA BRIDGE)
The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a bridge over the Tagus estuary, in the Greater Lisbon area, linking Montijo and Alcochete to Lisbon and Sacavém, very close to Parque das Nações, where the Expo 98 was held.
With its 12.3 km long it is the longest bridge in Western Europe, the second longest in Europe.
- CASTELO DE PALMELA (THE CASTLE OF PALMELA)
Palmela is a beautiful village, located in the region of Lisbon, in the Peninsula of Setúbal. It is a place blessed by nature, well in the foothills of the beautiful Serra da Arrábida, where there is a phenomenal panorama.
Inhabited since ancient times by the Phoenicians and the Romans, who settled on the south bank of the River Sado.
In the city where Portuguese culture was born, namely Bocage (poet of the 19th century, known for his ironic tone and social criticism that included everything he wrote) and Luísa Todi (an important lyric singer), the Convent of Jesus deserves special mention in a Gothic-Manueline style that houses the City Museum and the San Filipe Fort. Currently converted into a Pousada (hotel), it is a wonderful view over Setúbal, the Sado River, Troia and the Serra da Arrábida.
Around Setúbal we find places of preserved nature, namely the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve, where you can observe dolphins in freedom, as well as the Arrábida Natural Park, that has unique characteristics, with species that can only be found in nearby areas of the Mediterranean.
The beaches of Setúbal hand in hand with the Natural Park of Arrábida are one of the biggest attractions of the county. Sponsored by the green mantle of the Arrábida mountain range, which lends its refreshing shade to the crowded beaches, Setúbal offers visitors beaches for all tastes, being Portinho da Arrábida one of the best examples.
The village of Azeitão, internationally known for its vineyards where you can meet one of the oldest wineries in Portugal and enjoy the most famous and intense flavours of the Portuguese wineries, you can still enjoy the excellent olive pies.
You can also learn more about the history and importance of tile in Portugal by visiting the "São Simão" tile factory.
Experiences and optional Visits
- CAVES JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA/MUSEU (JOSÉ MARIA FONSECA WINE HOUSE/MUSEUM
Get to know a visionary and a family with almost two centuries of history, who has created wines, which are authentic emblems of our country.
Famous for its long history in the production of wines and the liquor wine Moscatel de Setúbal (a regional liquor). It is in this winery that you will have the opportunity to be in contact with the wine production process, which will end with a taste of the region's wines.
- PALÁCIO/QUINTA DA BACALHÔA BACALHOA'S PALACE/FARM)
The vineyard has 14 ha and was planted in 1972. At the request of Thomas Scoville, then owner of Quinta da Bacalhôa, António Avillez installed a vineyard here in order to produce a wine with similar characteristics to that used in Bordeaux, particularly in the Médoc.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are the red varieties produced here.