We created a fantastic 2 Days Tour so that you won’t miss the most wonderful places in Lisbon region: Sintra e Arrábida. The tours will be tailor made for you thus providing a greater freedom. The airport transfers, the pick-ups and drop-offs from the Hotel as well as lunches are included, so you will not need to worry about a thing.
Get to know the Arrábida mountain and its charms. The Arrábida National Park extends over an area that covers the municipalities of Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra. Discover the beauty of the Arrábida mountains, with their unique fauna and vegetation, and their striking landscapes.
Sintra, the capital of romanticism, is one of the most picturesque and beautiful villages of Portugal. The monuments have a grand architecture full of stories and unravelling mysteries. Gardens, centenary trees and ancient palaces in a truly unique environment await you. In this Sintra tour you can also visit the westernmost point of Europe, Gincho’s dunes, and the mysterious Sintra Mountains.
Included: 2 nights accomodation, 2 Lunches, wine tastings and airport pickup and drop-off
The first stop is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th Century, which was the official royal residence of the king D. Pedro IV of Portugal.
Visit to 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.
Climb to the Moorish Castle where the construction of the first sections of its wall dates from the 8th and 9th century. From the castle, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole region. It can’t be missed!
The next stop is the Pena Palace where you can admire a mix of architectural styles in the interior as well as in the exterior. The Pena Palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism from the 19th century. Make sure to have your camera ready to capture the fantastic landscape surrounding the Palace.
Next, discover the most westerly 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.
A stop in Colares in the cellars of Adega regional de Colares to have a tasting of the best regional wines.
On the way back, we will have the chance to enjoy this unique beach with its famous dunes. A real sanctuary for surf, windsurf and kitesurf.
And of course we can’t leave without visiting the charming town of Cascais. This former fishing village used to be a royal getaway. Nowadays it still is one of the most attractive destinations for the Portuguese and foreign elite thanks to all that it has to offer: boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches and much more.
Drop off at your confortable hotel.
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, and visit the ancient city of Setúbal, as well as the typical fishing village of Sesimbra. On the way, try Setúbal’s renowned Moscatel wine and the famous “tortas de Azeitão” (Azeitão rolls).
Exit Lisbon through the 25 de Abril bridge heading towards the Arrábida ridge.
Praia das Bicas – visit to the 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.
We will make a short stop in Zambujal to see the famous dinosaurs footsteps.
We will go up to the Sesimbra Castle to contemplate the view over the fishing Village. We will visit Albufeira Lagoon. This Lagoon and its warm waters are known as a perfect place for Kayaking, Kite surfing and Windsurfing.
Towards Sesimbra – A fishing village located in a bay with calm water. In the village you can enjoy fish and seafood of exceptional quality and take a walk along the breakwater near the beach.
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. A paradisiacal beach with crystal clear water and white sand in the mouth of the river Sado. It can’t be missed!
A stop in Azeitão in the cellars of José Maria da Fonseca to have a tasting of the best regional wines and the local delicacy Tortas de Azeitão.