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From Sesimbra: Hiking Tour of Arrábida Mountain

1. From Sesimbra: Hiking Tour of Arrábida Mountain

Discover the beauty of the Arrábida Mountain and its surroundings on this beautiful hike. Learn about the Arrábida flora and fauna from your specialist local guide and explore the various vegetation that grows there. Zigzag through the pathways of plants as you head to the top of the mountain (501 m) and marvel at the amazing view. Snap a photo from the summit of the Arrábida as you overlook one of the most beautiful areas in the Mediterranean.  From the top, gaze at the stunning panoramic views of the Setúbal Peninsula, Serra do Risco, and the coastline of Lisbon.

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From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

2. From Sesimbra: Arrábida Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

Look for bottlenose dolphins in the Sado Estuary on a scenic cruise from Sesimbra. Board the boat at Sesimbra Recreational Port, and then cruise along the Sado River towards Arrábida National Park. Look for the resident bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, along with common dolphins and dwarf whales. Interact with the delightful creatures as they feed, socialize and frolic in the water. Benefit from the services of an expert guide who will enlighten you about the marine environment and biodiversity of the shore. Learn about the geology and get information about local points of archaeological importance. If the weather conditions allow, and there is interest among the participants, stop in a strategic and sheltered place to swim in the calm and crystal-clear waters.

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South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

3. South of Lisbon’s Wonders: Arrabida, Wine & Tile Tour

Learn how tiles became one of Portugal's icons and delve deep into their manufacturing. Drink the best regional wines and discover the process behind getting the grape to your glass. Get picked up by your local guide at your accommodation. Make your way south crossing the iconic Tejo River by Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest in Europe. Continue to Palmela Castle, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Due to its privileged and strategic location, it’s one of Portugal’s oldest castles and home to stunning views for both Tejo & Sado River. Move onward to Arrábida Mountain, integrated into the protected Arrábida Natural Park. Marvel at its beauty. Hidden between the trees, turned towards the ocean, find yourself at the Arrábida Convent! Your next stop is the Tile Factory. Travel back in time at this one-of-a-kind handmade factory that still uses centuries-old techniques. Experience for yourself one of the oldest crafts in Portugal at this place. Next, an iconic winery with a unique art collection brings an enriching insight into the Portuguese wine industry. Explore the winery and taste one of the best wines in the country, during a full hour dedicated to you. Head to California Beach, a Portuguese fisherman village that keeps its traditions and costumes alive! Explore the beach and learn about its fun facts. Finally, discover Cristo Rei. This viewing platform inspired by the Brazilian Christ the Redeemer statue provides the best views of Lisbon city. After enjoying views of lush landscapes and crystal-clear sea, untouched nature with fresh air, to the best wine Portugal has to offer, it is time to head back over the 25 de Abril Bridge.

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Sesimbra: Ribeira do Cavalo Beaches and Caves Boat Tour

4. Sesimbra: Ribeira do Cavalo Beaches and Caves Boat Tour

After gathering at the meeting point, you will begin your tour to appreciate the small beaches hidden between the various escarpments and caves. You can observe the Fort of São Domingos da Baralha Ruins, as well as the old warehouses of fishing armours from the 60s. There will be plenty of time to stop at one of the beaches or coves for swimming in the calm, transparent, and crystalline waters. Later, stop by Ribeira do Cavalo Beach, famous for being one of the most beautiful places of the Arrabida Reserve. You will also enjoy the Praia do Inferno (Evil Beach), and the Mijona and Baleeira beaches, before traveling through the Arco do Pombeira (Pombeira's Arch). This tour will prove to be the perfect opportunity to discover the secrets and stories of this region, and at the conclusion of your experience, you will result at your tour starting point.

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Arrábida 4x4 Tour & Hike to Galapinhos Beach

5. Arrábida 4x4 Tour & Hike to Galapinhos Beach

Enjoy a relaxing start to your day of adventure with a pick-up from your Sesimbra located accommodation. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will hop in your classic Jeep Cabrio-ATV vehicle and set off on your journey.  Cross the dense woods of Arrábida Natural Park, passing by Centenarium oak and cork trees, vineyards and old farms. You will have time for a snack in a magical spot idyllically located between the mountain and ocean. Go for a cruise along the most beautiful beaches of Arrábida Natural Park, here you can take part in a hiking tour to visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches, Galapinhos beach. Next, it's time to visit the ancient ruins of Roman times near the main beach of Arrábida where you can also visit an industrial complex of fish production. On the way back you will cross the old paths of south Arrábida, passing by the highest limestone coastal cliff in Europe, in the unique and astonishing form of a stone wave, Serra do Risco. At the end of your tour you will be taken back to your accommodation to relax after a day of excitement. 

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What people are saying about Sesimbra

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Wonderful excursion! Luck was with us: superb weather and calm sea. The guide and the pilot are very welcoming. Shortly after our departure, we were able to observe from the front of the boat about thirty dolphins jumping around us. Then we went along the coast, to observe the cliffs, caves and almost secret beaches. We dropped anchor in a beautiful place where we could swim in turquoise water. A very beautiful memory and a magic moment for the children! To be redone without fail.

We had a wonderful time! We were able to spend some time with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin family. The skipper & the guide were very nice and professional and we felt like the well being of the wildlife is first priority!

Very nice excursion. I had doubts that we could see dolphins but our guides were persistent. What a beautiful surprise that was worth this time of waiting and uncertainty. I recommend this family outing.

It was a fantastisch tour. We saw the bottle-nose dolphins quite soon. After that the captain took us along the coast of parc d’Arrabida. At the end there was some time to take a swim.

Bruno and Joao are very very welcoming and we were shown around the coast in addition to watching the dolphins. It was exceptional, I recommend