Private Tour Arrábida and Sesimbra wine tasting From lisbon
VISIT PALMELA CASTLE
Palmela Castle stands at an altitude of 1,200 metres and provides panoramic views of the Serra da Arrabida, the vineyards below and the Tagus and Sado Rivers. In good weather it is even possible to see Lisbon around 40km to the north. It is thought that the Romans had a settlement here and then the Moors who later occupied this region built a fortress here around the 8th century. By the 12th century the Islamic forces had been driven out and from then until 15th century the castle served as an important Portuguese military stronghold. It was later converted into a monastery and today part of the structure is used as a luxury hotel.
VISIT HANDMADE TILE FACTORY
This tour to arrabida goes to visit to Handmade Tiles Factory which maintains the process of hand-made, with origins in the eighteenth century and the technique using stoneware. Visitors can enjoy the various stages of the manufacturing process, from the glazing and finishing in the paint. They can also enjoy the experience of paint your own tile.
HOMESTEAD WINE PRODUCER MOSCATEL VISIT
Quinta da Bacalhoa - Considered the most beautiful farmhouse from the first half of the fifteenth century still exists in Portugal, Bacalhôa, one of the biggest and most innovative wine-making companies in Portugal. they have developed a range of wines throughout the years that has ensured us a solid reputation and the preference of national and international wine lovers. Present in 7 Portuguese wine regions, with a total of 1200 ha of vines from 40 different grape varietes and 3 wine-producing centers, our market presence relies on the strengths of our dimension and of the autonomy in 70% of the production process. Each of the entities that compose Bacalhôa, Quinta do Carmo and Quinta dos Loridos - has its own distinctive production center, placed within a setting with intrinsic cultural value. The dynamics generated by the intersection of these various identities, explored using the latest technology and the knowledge of a renowned team of experts, guarantees our ability, unrivalled in the competitive Portuguese market, to offer the perfect wine for any occasion.
Visit to the “Quinta da Bacalhoa” cellar From the inside to outside, we can see uniques parts of the private art collection, through the gardens and the vineyards to the lake house where we can find the first tile “azulejo” dated in Portugal
- Visit the Cellar
MOSCATEL WINE TASTING
Moscatel Wine Tasting - Moscatel is the name given to a group of very sweet grape varieties. Various wines and sparkling wines are produced from Moscatel grapes, always having the characteristic sweetish. In general, accompany fine desserts and when ice cream are refreshing and also as appetizer.
Visit and Wine Tasting: Extra Cost: 10 € Per Person
- Tasting Moscatel Wine
The Originality of the landscape is due not only to its natural but also to the remote humanization features of these spaces, which generally developed in harmony with the natural environment . Arrábida hills are a group of elevations and several hills as the hill of “S. Luis”, “Gaiteiros”, “S. Francisco” and “Louro”, and the highest Arrábida Hill.
“Portinho da Arrábida” - One of the most beautiful portuguese beaches, where white sand, transparent waters and bright set a fantastic contrast to the imposing austerity of Arrábida
VISIT SESIMBRA AND SESIMBRA CASTLE
Sesimbra -Sesimbra, a picturesque fishing town set in a sheltered bay, was founded on the hilltop around the Moorish castle that Dom Afonso Henriques (the first King of Portugal) captured in 1165. This castle fell back into Moorish hands in 1191, and was recaptured in the reign of Dom Sancho I (13th century), who donated it to the Order of São Tiago (St. James) for defence and settlement. It was restored in the 18th century, and is now an essential place to visit for admiring a truly marvellous view of the town and the sea. Sesimbra's wealth of seafood persuaded the population to go down the hill and explore the neighbourhood, turning this town into one of the region's main fishing ports.
Cabo Espichel – “Espichel” cape is in the extreme southwestern of Setúbal near Sesimbra. Cabo Espichel is at the southwestern tip of the Setúbal peninsula, in the municipality of Sesimbra. Dinosaur footprints, a lighthouse, a chapel, a sanctuary and many legends. This is Cabo Espichel, an enchanted piece of Portuguese territory literally stuck between the ‘infinite of the sky, the stability of the land and the dark depths of the sea’ *. Well, you've heard of Cabo da Roca on our Private Sintra tour, the most western point in Europe, haven't you? But there is another one, just as beautiful, on the other side of the Ocean that is still not as well known to travelers.
Pickups in areas like: Alfama, Bairro Alto and Baixa de Lisboa, or with difficulty of access of the car we will mark a meeting point for the Pickup
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