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Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

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87 reviews

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip

Activity provider: Around Lisbon Tours

From US$ 67.69 per person

Explore the lush green, Mediterranean-like landscape of the Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra on an 8-hour tour from Lisbon. Choose to spend time on the golden beaches, taste local wines, or set sail in search of the resident dolphins.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
Private or small groups available


  • 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
  • Savor local wines and traditional food in Azeitão
Full description
Discover the stunning beauty of the Arrábida Natural Park on the Sado River estuary on a full-day sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Following a pick-up from your hotel or apartment, transfer by air-conditioned minivan across the 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril), which spans the Tagus River and sets you on course for the coastal town of Cascais. Relax on the 30-minute journey to Arrábida Natural Park, and then marvel at the abundance of trees and beautiful flora. The 108-acre park is one of 30 nationally protected regions and is home to the famous Convento de Nossa Senhora da Arrábida, a former monastery built in the 16th century. Continue through the park, catching glimpses of the golden sand beaches surrounding the Albufeira Lagoon (Lagoa de Albufeira). Go to Cabo Espichel and hop out to explore the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, a pilgrim site since the early 18th century. Stroll to the nearby cliffs for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to the Setubal Peninsula to explore the quiet fishing town of Sesimbra. Head to the Moorish Castle high above the town, before a break for lunch (own expense), either in Sesimbra or in the nearby bay of Portinho da Arrábida. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations. If you selected the optional 3-hour dolphin cruise, rendezvous with your guide and transfer to a luxury catamaran. Cruise the serene waters listening to live onboard narration and keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins. Alternatively, bask in the sun at one of Arrábida’s hidden beaches, or taste traditional food and wine at a local cellar. Transfer back to Lisbon for the end of the tour services, enjoying the splendid views along the way.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
  • Transfer by air-conditioned minivan
  • Wine tasting or traditional food
  • Dolphin watch cruise (optional)
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus:
  • All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected every day and social distancing measures have been implemented.
  • Masks are available and mandatory inside vehicles.
  • Vehicles are set up with hand sanitizer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 87 reviews

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This trip was planned for my last day in Lisbon and was the right choice. You have to take part in this trip to find out where to come back in the future and enjoy the beautiful views again :) Perfect organization. Our guide Nunu was very helpful and gave us lots of information about Portugal. We get good vibes from him. It was a day full of relaxation without any rush. I highly recommend "AroundLisbon" !!

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August 22, 2022

Wonderful, unhurried experience. Our tour guide's name was Philip. He was very obliging and stopped the van whenever we wanted to take in a view, of which there were plenty and all of them amazing. We stopped for lunch at Sesimbra. There were several good choices a stone's throw from the meeting point (we had one of the best meals of our lives at Casa Mateus). After a few more leisurely stops at viewpoints along the road on the coastal cliff, the tour ended at a local beach (Praia de Figueirinha). There was a terrace there where you could order fresh orange juice. More than the beach, we enjoyed the drive over and all of the views.

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June 3, 2022

We were able to design the tour according to our wishes, the guide was very relaxed and flexible. We had a varied day with interesting conversations about Portuguese culture, which allowed us to get to know the country a little better from the "native" perspective. I would do the tour again at any time, on the one hand because the guide was really nice and reliable, on the other hand because the region can hardly be reached by public transport. Highly Recommended

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August 9, 2021

Product ID: 58442