natural historical arrábida

natural historical arrábida

natural historical arrábida

natural historical arrábida

natural historical arrábida

Natural & Historical Arrábida

Marvel at the charming combination of history and natural beauty on this private guided tour of Arrábida from Lisbon. Drive to the renowned culinary region of Azeitão and discover flavourful wines and aromatic cheeses. You will see the natural beauty of Arrábida Mountain Park and explore top cultural attractions like Arrábida Convent, the medieval tide mill and the Forte de São Filipe.

Price

75€ per person (minimum 2)
Free tour for children up to 3 years old;
50% off for children between 4 and 12 years old.

Tour Duration

6 hours

Highlights

  • Marvel at magnificent mountain scenery in the Arrábida Natural Park;
  • Stop and see the Arrábida Convent and learn about its history;
  • Visit a tide mill dating from medieval times and still in use today;
  • Taste local wine/liqueur, cheese, and traditional sweets;
  • Get off-the-beaten track with an expert guide.

What to Expect

You’ll travel south from Lisbon to Azeitão, a picturesque region noted for its wines and cheeses. On this full-day excursion you’ll visit the natural reserve of Arrábida, where you’ll take in stunning mountain views, and learn about the area’s history, experience some of its top products, and visit its beaches (during the summer). Along the way, you will stop to see the Arrábida Convent, Lapa de Santa Margarida, before reaching the historical centre of Setúbal.

Next you’ll head to a very rare, restored tide mill that was built in 1601. This piece of industrial archaeology stands as a testimony to medieval engineering expertise. The mill still uses the tides as a source of renewable, non-polluting energy.

Each year the ObservaNatura fair, dedicated to nature tourism and bird watching, is held here. Various footpaths provide a variety of views of the surrounding marshlands.

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon;
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Private guide;
  • Bottled water.

What's Not Included

Lunch and any other items not mentioned in the description.

Know Before You Go

  • Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera;
  • At time of booking, hotel/Airbnb etc. clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address;
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time;
  • National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice;
  • The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to customer’s will or due to weather conditions.