Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Beaches and Caves
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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João picked us up close to our Airbnb. Then we drove round about 45 minutes to the first vineyard/museum. We were shown around and learned about the history of the company (7 generations) and how the vineyard is making wine. Afterwards we had a wine tasting with two wines. The second spot was a farm where we saw cork trees, tasted grapes from the bush and tried 5 local wines. The last stop was a village that acts as a storage for local producers. Here we tried another 5 wines and had a great goat cheese plate. You are not forced or animated at any stage of the trip to purchase the wine. It's your personal choice. João is a very talkative person. We learned a lot about wines from him, but also Portuguese olive oil, his personal story and wine-production efforts. He's a really great guy and we totally recommend the trip. The whole trip was covid19 regulations conform. A small tip - take some water with you because there was none offered with the wine tasting.
Our guide Tanya was helpful and personable, making this an enjoyable day. The minivan was clean, modern and in good condition. The locations were photogenic, and, with Tanya's input, interesting. We departed the schedule by having a longer lunch in Sesimbra than expected, but this was no problem. The wine tasting was enjoyable, and the wines reasonably priced to buy. A good day, recommended. All reasonable covid precautions were taken.
This tour is a great chance to see those areas of the Lisbon suburbs, where you can't easily get to by public transport. During this trip you're going to have stunning views, passing by tiny villages, have a lunch in a small pretty hidden town, get inspiration and ideas for your next days, and of course taste a very local wine. Was awesome!
I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful Arrabida region and hearing about the history and way of life of the people who live here. The guide was very knowledgeable and courteous and made the day highly enjoyable.
Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking views. Muno is so knowledgable and humble. I had the best day ❤️ Definitely recommend this trip!