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From Lisbon: Half-Day Arrábida Tour w/ Transfers

1. From Lisbon: Half-Day Arrábida Tour w/ Transfers

You have a choice of landmarks and attractions that can be worked into a 4-hour program. First, visit Albufeira Lagoon and its warm waters known as a perfect place for kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Then, visit an almost wild Praia das Bicas, an unexplored beach with clear waters in the Sesimbra area. From the cliffs, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the ocean and of the Sintra ridge in the background. Cabo Espichel is an impressive cliff where you can visit the sanctuary and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Cabo and the aqueduct. Make the most of this incredible landscape by making a toast. Admire the dinosaur footprints at Zambujal. Then at Sesimbra Castle, contemplate the view over the fishing village. Sesimbra is a fishing village located in a bay with calm waters. In the village, you can enjoy fish and seafood of exceptional quality and take a walk along the breakwater near the beach. Afterwards, head to Portinho da Arrábida, a paradisiacal beach with crystal clear waters and white sand in the mouth of the river Sado. It can’t be missed. Serra da Arrábida is a climb up to the top of the ridge. You will have no words to describe the incredible landscape presented in front of you. To the north, you will be able to see the entire city of Lisbon, the mountains of S. Luís, S. Francisco, Louro and Gaiteiros. And to the south, the crystal clear blue sea, the islets, the Tróia peninsula and the city of Setúbal. Then go to the Azeitão in the cellars of José Maria da Fonseca to have a tasting of the best regional wines and the local delicacy of Tortas de Azeitão.

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Arrábida National Park: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

2. Arrábida National Park: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Glide across the gorgeous waters of Arrábida Natural Park on a stand-up paddleboard and take in breathtaking views of the Luiz Saldanha Marine Park. Enjoy calm waters, a vast sea coast, and pleasant weather, all of which make the ideal conditions for paddleboarding. Meet your guide at Creiro Beach, where your activity begins. After a quick safety briefing and instructions, get kitted out and take to the waters. Paddle along the sea and through the coves of Serra da Arrábida and the Marina Professor Luís Saldanha Reserve. Pass by deserted beaches and local vegetation before returning to the beach.

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Lisbon: Setubal Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour in Tesla

3. Lisbon: Setubal Peninsula Private Full-Day Tour in Tesla

Take a private 8-hour tour of enchanting fishing villages and beautiful Portuguese coastline with this Tesla tour of Setúbal from Lisbon. Experience the jagged hillside cliffs and charming seaside village atmosphere of Sesimbra. See some of Portugal's most stunning landscape at the Serra da Arrábida. Explore the bustling port city of Setúbal on the Blue Coast. Enjoy a fully customizable experience and go at your own pace. Let your driver know if you want to switch up your itinerary, take an alternate route, or see something specific.

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Sesimbra: Serra da Arrábida Natural Park Sunset Boat Tour

4. Sesimbra: Serra da Arrábida Natural Park Sunset Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat tour along the coast of Lisbon and observe the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park from a totally different perspective. Cruise between the small and hidden treasures Arrábida offers and past the best beaches near Lisbon, including the award-winning Ribeira do Cavalo and the Praia da Mijona beaches. Stop in the Gregorian gardens to enjoy the view over the bay and visit old warehouses from the 1960s. Experience the wonderful scenery resting over calm waters with the lights shimming from Sesimbra city center. Take in all of this while tasting some of the best wines of the region before returning to the starting point.

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Arrábida and Sintra: Two Magic Mountains Day Tour

5. Arrábida and Sintra: Two Magic Mountains Day Tour

The Arrábida National Park extends over an area that covers the municipalities of Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra. Come and discover the beauty of the Arrábida mountains, with their unique fauna and vegetation, and their striking landscapes. Enjoy a walk along the incredible beaches with their crystal-clear water. Serra da Arrábida – A climb up to the top of the ridge. You will have no words to describe the incredible landscape presented in front of you! To the north you will be able to see the entire city of Lisbon, the mountains of S. Luís, S. Francisco, Louro and Gaiteiros. And to the south, the crystal clear blue sea, the islets, the Tróia peninsula and the city of Setúbal. The climb down will be through Portinho da Arrábida, s paradisiacal beach with crystal clear water and white sand in the mouth of the river Sado. It can’t be missed! Next cross the 25 de Abril bridge and visit the beautiful and historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the picturesque streets, the Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines.  Next, discover the most western point of continental Europe. From the cliff tops, enjoy the fantastic view of the beaches and the sea. From the road near the coast, you can gaze at the beaches and the beautiful towns of Estoril and Cascais. On the way back, have the chance to enjoy this unique beach with its famous dunes - a real sanctuary for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. 

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From Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park Kayaking and Jeep Tour

6. From Lisbon: Arrábida Natural Park Kayaking and Jeep Tour

Discover the beauty of Arrábida Natural Park from Lisbon on a kayaking and jeep combination tour. Explore different types of habitats and scenic locations, from the coast to the mountains. Depart from the meeting point in Lisbon and head to the starting point of your kayaking trip. Paddle along the coast with your guide, who will show you secret caves and coves only accessible from the sea. Visit secret beaches as you head towards the remarkable karst formation of Gruta do Frade. Then, make your way back towards Sesimbra and stop at the tranquil beach of Ribeiro do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and go for a swim in the transparent waters, surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Next, embark on a jeep tour through the Serra da Arrábida mountains, with stops at several scenic viewpoints. Taste some typical sweets from the region to end your experience, before returning to the capital.

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What people are saying about Serra da Arrábida

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

A gorgeous tour.

It was a half-day tour individual tour. Not tiring at all. Well organized. The car has waited at our hotel door even before the appointed time but nobody demanded us to hurry to get out. We asked for going to the statue of Christ monument on the way to Arrabida as we were afraid not to have time to see it from close by in the other way and the guide easily agreed. The Cabo Espichel - the cliff with an uninhabited monastery and the lighthouse not far away - is to my mind a jewel of the viewpoints. However all the other places advertized in the tour: the lagoon with its small fishmen's huts, the mountains with a number of views to the both sides of the ridge, the natural park with trees of immense beauty of form, and so on are highly worth of seeing. I should like to add that they also deserve to be shown generously, the way they were shown to us by a person who loves them and wants them to be appreciated. Strongly recommended https://www.lrsportugaltours.com/

On the day of our departure we had half day free so we were wondering what to do. We were lucky enough to come across this tour offered by Lisbononwheels. The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly! The van was comfortable, with A/C and onboard Wi-fi, and there were bottles of water free of charge, in case that we got thirsty. The guide took us to see breathtaking spots in Arrabida, and to our minds Praia da Lagoa de Albufeira-Mar was the most impressive beach we haven seen so far in Portugal! We took our time at each spot and could enjoy a hassle-free morning. It was the best way to say goodbye to Lisbon. This is a tour I would recommend to anyone who wants to explore hidden parts of Lisbon and enjoy wonderful views! For couples, it is a must in Lisbon!

We had a great half day trip with José. we were picked up on time at the agreed meeting point and saw a lot. All in all highly recommended.