Sesimbra Azeitao and Setubal Tour, perfect for you want something different during your days in Lisbon, this is an excellent option, visit to a winery, traditional tile factory all this in one of the most beautiful parks in Portugal.
COST OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|2 People – 240€||6 People – 300€|
|3 People – 250€||7 People – 320€|
|4 People – 260€||8 People – 340€|
|5 People – 280€|
- Children up to 3 years old: Free
- Children aged from 4 to 10 years old: 50% Discount
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel/Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Around 6 PM|
Sesimbra, a small Portuguese fishing village in the reign of D. Dinis, was created in Povoa de Ribeira de Sesimbra, a village that grew a lot and became a village at the time of the Discoveries an important port of shipbuilding and supplies of boats.
In its bay the Maritime Museum will give you lesson about the village, the sea, fishing art, how they traveled and the utensils they used, from maritime devotions, several rooms will show you the importance of the sea to this region, but the ex-libris of this museum will be its a 3D movie that takes you on a journey back to the time of prehistory and medieval times, ending in a return to the ocean and the future of Sesimbra.
Azeitao, is it possible, a village with 70 Km2, to have so many curiosities? Above all, delicacies; The Cheese of Azeitao, elected by many the best Portugese cheese, the Torta de Azeitao others of the Portuguese “conventual” sweets, and of course their wines.
One of the most famous products from this area as well as the cheese will be the Moscatel wine, constituting an essential variety in Palmela and Setubal, associated with the production of white wines and the generous wines such the Moscatel de Setubal, a generous wine whose production area has been delimited since 1907, despite its production being much older.
Did you know that the Port of Setubal had already been one of the most important in Europe? And that the typical dish, “Choco Frito”?
Ask our reservations department right now, about our Sesimbra Azeitao and Setubal Tour with wine tasting
Will start our day crossing the 25th of April suspension bridge named after the Portuguese “carnations” revolution in 1974, and visit one of the most charismatic fisherman’s villages in Portugal, Sesimbra, known for its excellent seafood restaurants and the moorish Castle.
Sesimbra - Castle
The Sesimbra Castle another of the Morrish remains in Portugal, the ancient fortress in Sesimbra and the whole district, built at the highest point, to ensure a good protection and a privileged view.
Built by the Saracens, although there are records of other civilizations even before its construction, proved by some prehistoric and proto-historical materials found there.
In the Sesimbra Bay the Maritime Museum will give us a true lesson of these people life and the sea, the art of fishing, the rudimentary utensils they used, there´s also nice 3D movie that will take us on a journey in time from prehistory to the medieval times.
Arrabida Natural Park
Crossing the Arrabida Natural Park, one of the most complete and protected Portuguese parks, over 500 meters high with a fabulous view of the estuary of the Sado river, where we have a resident colony of dolphins not very common for this class of mammals.
Through scheduling it is possible to take a boat trip to see this fantastic family of mammals. With whitish tones of its calcareous cliffs, the blue of the waters and the green of the vegetal mantle that covers the Arrabida mountain, a conjugation of colors that results in a unique image.
Time to visit the winery Jose Maria da Fonseca ( known by PIRIQUITA wines) with visit and wine tasting, during our Sesimbra Azeitao and Setubal Tour, Piriquita winery is one of the best selling wines in Portugal, theres another nice thing to do in Azeitao, to taste the local sweet the “Torta de Azeitao”, another ” Conventual” sweet made in old convents where the gems “reigns”.
In Azeitao we will find one of the best artisan tile factory, all handmade faithful copies of tiles from the XVI, XVII, XVIII and XVIII centuries, where we will understand all this process from clay molding to the final process that beyond just decorative tiles, are pure art, where no two are alike, being the whole manual process.
Now its time to visit Setubal, a city where fish and boats were the most important economic factor for centuries, fishing and canning activity was one of the main export products, driven by its port.
In the city center we will find shops for all tastes and ages, from global brands to local brands, with rarities and less conventional products, the culture lurks at every corner where the buildings are living testimonies of a city that has grown and modernized without forgetting its roots, the sea.
In the Bocage square, the center point of the city where the locals meet is full of terraces and cafes, a square dedicated to one of the greatest figures of Portuguese poetry, its statue with its eyes fixed on the sea.
According with our schedule ( cutting other visits ) will be possible to visit the biggest European Outlet.. yes, yes the biggest outlet in Europe its in Alcochete the Freeport Outlet.