Sesimbra - Arrábida - Palmela - Setúbal
Full Day (8 hours) From 220€
The mountains, the sea and the radiant sun of Sesimbra create a picturesque scenery that can be admired from several high points of the village: the castle, the promontory, the Fort of the Horse or the Quinta de Palames.
These belvederes offer views of a fishing village surrounded by mountains and a sea of crystalline waters, which still preserves its original character, with its Moorish castle guarding the red roofs above the horizon. Sesimbra dates back to prehistoric times, having been successively conquered by the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Nowadays, the village offers its visitors a rich historical legacy and captivating natural beauty, with beautiful beaches, fresh fish restaurants, seafront terraces and a diversity of water sports ideal for your holidays in Portugal.
The tour of Arrábida - Palmela is a full day excursion intended to show you a large natural park, which is located in and around a hill almost 500 meters. The interesting thing about this place is its vegetation, thanks to the peculiar geography of the place, a microclimate formed here which makes it ideal for the Mediterranean, like growing vegetation, unlike what happens in the rest of the region.
The town of Palmela is especially famous for its wine and has a magnificent castle that stands on a hill offering magnificent views of the Arrábida mountain range. We stop in the small town of Azeitão during your trip to the Serra da Arrábida (road EN249) and savor some of the district's most delicious sweet wines and muscatéis. Most local producers have their own cellars and shops that are open to the public.
The district of Setúbal is an excellent starting point for your holidays in the Lisbon region, where you can enjoy the beauty of the Tagus and Sado estuaries to the fullest. Encompassing the splendid landscapes of the Serra da Arrábida and the surrounding vineyards, these estuaries welcome a rich diversity of waterfowl as well as the dolphin-roaz do Sado.
Located southwest of Lisbon, Setúbal is within walking distance of the most picturesque towns and villages in the district, such as Palmela, Sesimbra, Alcácer do Sal and Grândola.
Setúbal was a busy port during the Roman occupation and gained new importance when it was conquered to the Moors in 1217 and it was assigned protected status through the Order of Santiago. The city became an important economic center thanks to the pottery and fishing industries, and it became a popular aristocratic summer resort during the 15th century. Setúbal is intimately associated with the life and work of the acclaimed eighteenth-century poet, Manuel Maria Barbosa do Bocage (1765-1805), and the house where he was born is now a museum. Another important figure associated with the city is the opera singer of the eighteenth century, Luísa Todi.
The district of Setúbal also covers several picturesque fishing ports and pristine nature reserves.
1/2 PAX = 220€
3/4 PAX = 250€
5/6 PAX = 300€
7/8 PAX = 380€
Map (Latitude: 38.7128792, Longitude: -9.1388917)