Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

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Explore the lush green landscape of the Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra on a day trip from Lisbon. Discover the park with your guide, visit a castle, try fresh seafood and spend time on the beach.

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Highlights

  • Explore the lush landscape of the Arrábida Natural Park
  • Hear the legend of Our Lady of the Cape at the hilltop sanctuary in Cabo Espichel
  • Visit the beautiful fishing village of Sesimbra, and see the impressive Moorish castle
  • Bask in the sun on the golden sand beaches of Arrábida
  • Explore Saint Margareth Cave, visit Portinho da Arrábida and head to Setúbal

Description

Discover Arrabida Natural Park and Sesimbra on a Day Trip from Lisbon. Learn about the history of the region from your expert guide, admire the beauty of the coastline, and visit a Moorish castle, lunch on fresh fish and swim at a hidden beach. Meet your guide at your local Lisbon hotel for your day trip to Arrábida National Park and Sesimbra. Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and cross the 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril). Drive for about 40 minutes and arrive at the stunningly green Arrábida Natural Park. Enter the park while learning from your guide the history of this protected region, and reach the cliffs of Meco Beach, where you can admire the beauty of the Western Coastline. Cruise onward to the beautiful cliffs of Cabo Espichel. Here, hop out to see Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, a 600-year-old religious site where pilgrims gathered to honor Our Lady of the Cape. Then, snap some clifftop panoramic shots of the stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Next, drive to the charming seaside town of Sesimbra, where local fishermen haul in fresh catches from the ocean. Stroll to the Moorish castle and discover its medieval roots. Afterward, stop for lunch (own expense) fresh fish in Sesimbra. Rejoin your guide and continue driving by unmapped roads to explore the Southern Coastline of the Park, where you'll discover St. Margareth's Cave (moderate walking required) and the charming Portinho da Arrábida harbor. Continue by a curvy seaside road, admiring the gorgeous beaches of Arrábida, to Setúbal, where you'll visit the Casa da Baía Center, a historical XVIII century building hosting local products and an interpretative center about the resident dolphin community. Alternatively, spend some free time soaking up the sun and swimming at Galapos, Galapinhos, or Praia dos Coelhos, Arrábida’s hidden golden beaches. After an adventurous day, ride back to your Lisbon hotel where this tour ends.

Includes

Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Lisbon Transfer by air-conditioned minivan WiFi available in the Van

Important Information

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your own swimwear and towel, if you want to spend some time at the beach

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