See Sesimbra's top attractions on this 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the history, lifestyle and culture of Sesimbra since its foundation.
What to Expect
Meet your group and expert local guide inside Santiago's Fortress for your Sesimbra Walking Tour. After a brief introduction, learn how this fishing village has changed since its foundation by the first Portuguese king, D. Afonso Henriques in 1165. From here, follow your guide to one of the most famous avenues, 25 de Abril Avenue, and learn about this date and its importance in Portuguese history. Along the avenue stop and view old photographs of the avenue in the 20th century and imagine yourself in another time, where fishing boats occupied the beach and waterfront.
Continue your walk in the eastern part of Sesimbra and stop in front of a famous pastry shop to taste the Farinha Torrada, a typical sweet from Sesimbra. Stroll through the important squares in the village center and take a look at the local market products. Observe monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries and enter a late-19th century building for a tasting of regional wine and cheese.
Wander through the narrow streets while your local guide gives you inside tips about Sesimbra. Afterwards, walk to your last stop, Marinha Square, and hear about Sesimbra's striking feature which lasted until the 70's, the fish auction in the sand. Before your tour concludes snap some beautiful photos and get directions from your guide to your hotel or continue exploring independently.
- Small-group tour (limited to 12 people)
- Local guide
- Wine and cheese tasting
- Farinha Torrada pastry
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation to/from attractions