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Arrabida, Sesimbra, Setubal - half day
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We leave Lisbon crossing “25 Abril” bridge over Tagus river and have a superb view.
As we approach the countryside we will be pleasantly surprised by a unique scenery of huge pine forests,
eucalyptus and cork trees.

We go up the hill to visit the XII century castle of Sesimbra, lying at the foothills of Serra da Arrábida. Stop
to enjoy the beautiful view over the ocean, Sesimbra beach and scenery of this picturesque fishing town.
Sightseeing of Sesimbra, seaside resort with crystal clear water and where we can have a glimpse of the fishing
port, to see fishermen unloading the catch.

We proceed to Azeitão - famous for its wine cellar, where we can stop for a guided visit to this antique
muscatel wine producer and wine tasting.

We then go up to Arrabida mountain - a unique nature reserve on the highest cliffs of the Portuguese coast,
providing splendid panoramic views over Lisbon, Setubal, Sado river estuary, Troia peninsula and the ocean.
Arrábida Natural Park is a beautiful protected area covered with pine trees and rich Mediterranean vegetation,
including many rare species.
Down below, the crystal-clear waters of the sheltered snow-white sandy beaches.
Lisbon private guided sightseeing tours to Arrabida
This promenade will let us see from the road the old farms, once the dwelling of noblemen from Lisbon.

Stop at Setubal, an important fishing harbour, where once again we can watch the typical Portuguese fishing boats. On the Rio Sado waterfront are
the docks, the marina and the fishing harbor, where brisk auctions take place every morning when the fishermen have unloaded the day's catch.
Travel back to Lisbon by Vasco da Gama bridge, 12 km long, for another unforgettable view of Lisbon and one of the widest estuaries in the world.
Arrabida, Sesimbra, Setubal, Palmela private tour.
...The forest-clad, elongated hummock of the Serra da Arrábida is a veritable oasis of natural
vegetation amid the suburban sprawl of the Setúbal peninsula, with an incredibly diverse wildlife
to match. Along the shore of the Sado estuary, its sheer flanks drop sharply into a turquoise sea,
the pale limestone cliffs eaten away at the base to form small sandy coves. Although the 50km-
long ridge of the Arrábida attains a maximum of only 501m (Alto do Formosinho), the views
from the top are truly spectacular, giving the impression of much greater altitude. More than
1,000 species of vascular plants have been recorded from the Arrábida natural park. Situated to
the south of the peninsula is the hub Setubal, actually Portugal's third largest port after Lisbon
and Porto. Renowned for both its fishing and fish restaurants and its many historic buildings
and museums, Setubal makes a superb Portugal holiday base or indeed a day trip. To the west
of Setubal centre are stunning beaches backed on by the Arrabida Natural Park. To the south is
the natural reserve of the Sado estuary, home to numerous birds and wildlife including bottle-
nosed Dolphins...
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