This tour combines stunning landscapes and intense flavors in a still rural region, sought after for the creamy cheeses and prestigious wines. Palmela is the first stop of the tour. We will visit its castle touching the sky, with a breathtaking view. Right next door is Azeitao, a small village in the heart of Arrabida Natural Park, marked by a landscape of olive trees, vineyards and cork oaks. At this stage of the tour time to enjoy the taste of Azeitao’ s Pies and cheeses and the visit to the historic Jose Maria da Fonseca or Bacalhoa wine cellars that produce the Periquita, Moscatel and 40 other brands of local wines.
The tour continues towards Sesimbra, a fishermen’s village, with magical cobbled stone streets and alleys. But the best of the ride is yet to come… crossing the Serra of Arrabida, where the green of the mountain and the blue of the ocean meander in our eyes. Finally, we will arrive in Setubal, bathed by the only river in Portugal that flows from south to north: the Sado river. In the distance, we will see the wonderful beach of Troia.
Let us drive you in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with AC and WiFi, and be escorted by one of our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People: 230€ (115€ per person)|
|3People: 240€ (80€ per person)|
|4People: 252€ (63€ per person)|
|5People: 270€ (54€ per person)|
|6People: 288€ (48€ per person)|
|7People: 315€ (44€ per person)|
|8People: 328€ (41€ per person)|
|9 or more passengers please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
Part of the wine region of the Peninsula of Setubal, this old Moorish village of Palmela is a beautiful attraction mainly because of its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. It’s splendor is also dominated by the strategic medieval castle situated on its highest hill. It was conquered by first king of Portugal in 1147 and given to the Military Order of Saint James. We will visit the castle from where we are able to see in the distance the cities of Setubal and Lisbon.
The village of Azeitao is superbly known in Portugal for various reasons, namely: cheese, wine and “tortas de Azeitão”, a delicate and delicious pastry. It is here that we will visit (optional) one of the oldest wine cellars in Portugal,Jose Maria da Fonseca or Quinta da Bacalhoa , where we can taste the celebrated Periquita wine and “Moscatel” a worldwide known fortified wine. Time also to taste the famous cheese of Azeitao, for many the best cheese in Portugal. And of course, you can also try the local pastries and sweets, including “tortas de Azeitao”.
This old fishing village is pleasantly located between the mountain and the Atlantic shore. Here we’ll explore the narrow streets that sheltered the homes of the people that made fishing their way of life. Today, Sesimbra which is almost totally geared towards commerce and tourism, still houses an important fishing fleet in its new and modern harbor.
If you wish to stop for lunch, your guide can recommend restaurants in Sesimbra for your meal.
The Arrabida mountain is part of the protected region of Arrabida’s Natural Park. From the viewpoints located 500 meters (1500 ft) above sea level, we will observe the amazing landscapes whose natural beauty will remain in our memory forever! It is also from here, that we can see the largest extension of beaches in Portugal. With an astonishing 45 kilometers (28 miles) in length, Troia is recognized as the third longest beach in the world!
Setubal developed immensely during the Roman Era due to the production of salt and the technique of salting fish. It was here that one of the most appreciated condiments of Ancient Greece and Rome was produced, “the Garum”. Free time to walk in the central shopping streets of Setubal. We will return to Lisbon via “25 of April” suspension bridge, over the Tagus river.
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.