- 8 to 9 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Start by visiting the famous Monument in honor of Cristo Rei where you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River, from here you will continue to the Natural Park of Arrábida and Sesimbra from Cape Espichel, located in the Atlantic Ocean.
We start the visit of the Church of the XV century and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape, and its steep cliffs, then you will find the fishing village of Sesimbra with the beaches, the fishing port and the castle.
Continuing our walk towards the Natural Park of Arrábida, with its Mediterranean climate, you can visit the convent of Our Lady of Arrábida of the XVI century, and the Oceanographic Museum, located in the Fort of Santa Maria, Portinho of the Arrábida is also a of the beaches in this area
- Bottled water
- WiFi on board
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- TICKETS NOT INCLUDED
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
Traveler pickup is offered
The departure starts at your hotel, accommodation, airport, station or seaport.
Returns to original departure point
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Stop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Praceta do Cristo Rei 27A Não é localizado em Lisboa e sim em Almada, Almada 2800-058 Portugal
Start by visiting the famous Monument in honor of Cristo Rei where you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cabo Espichel, Oeste de Sesimbra, Sesimbra 2970-738 Portugal
Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel
Worship Mary in a monumental natural setting.
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Cape Espichel, also known as Nossa Senhora da Pedra Mua, is one of the most impressive sites in this region for its location and its remarkable natural architectural complex. Its worship dates back to 1410, when the venerated image of Our Lady of the Cape was discovered at the tip of Cape Espichel by two old men from Caparica and Alcabideche, who were given signs from Heaven in coinciding dreams. Until the start of the 18th century, the grounds around the primitive temple were encased by houses for the pilgrims who travelled there in pilgrimage to venerate the image.
Built facing away from the sea, the current church was built by royal order between 1701 and 1707, its design by architect João Antunes. As of 1715, the heavy influx of pilgrims to the Cape forced the construction of two wings of inns with housing and shops, which were enlarged between 1745 and 1760. Later, a supply system including the aqueduct and the water house were built, and, after that, the Opera House, of which only ruins remain.
Inside, you will find a number of valuable artistic relics, namely the altarpiece of the high altar in the national baroque style, which guards the image of the Lady of the Cape; the painted ceilings (done in 1740 by Lourenço da Cunha) and the 16th century paintings by the Master of Lourinhã, representing Saint James and Saint Anthony and which can be seen in the sacristy. Also deserving attention is the gallery located on the high altar, which was intended for royal visits.
A few metres from the Sanctuary, on the cliffs, remains the little Hermitage of Memory, dating from the 15th century and built on the exact spot of the apparition. Its interior is lined with 18th century tile panels that depict the legend of the Lady of the Cape.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Sesimbra Natura Park, Estrada Nacional 378 Km 13.9, Sesimbra 2970-649 Portugal
There are vestiges of the human presence in Sesimbra since the Chalcolithic period (3000 BC). From this, this place was important for activities related to the sea due to the position of its port, facing south, protected from the strong winds and storms that usually fall into Portuguese territory.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Parque Natural da Arrabida, Setubal 2900-324 Portugal
This natural park is an incredible place where you can find breathtaking experiences with a panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean!
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Baia de Setubal, Setubal 2900-634 Portugal
Towns and Villages
Setúbal was inhabited in ancient times by the Phoenicians, and by the Romans who settled on the south bank of the River Sado (in Tróia, opposite the present town), who called it Cetobriga, from which the name Setúbal is derived.
It was the Romans who started one of the region's most traditional activities - gathering salt and preserving food in salting tanks whose remains still exist on the Tróia Peninsula.
The development of Setúbal has always been linked to the seafaring activities facilitated by its location at the mouth of the River Sado, and it was already one of the country's main ports in the 14th century.
Its agricultural produce is also important, some of which is mentioned in documents dating back to the 14th century, in particular grapes, wine, oranges and fish. The wines produced in the surrounding area are still famous today, especially table wines and the moscatel called Setúbal, which can be tasted in the cellars in nearby Azeitão, which also produces excellent cheeses and delicious tarts.
The city was the birthplace of outstanding Portuguese cultural figures, particularly Bocage (a 19th century poet, famous for the ironic tone and social criticism that he put into everything he wrote), and Luísa Todi (an important lyric singer). The Convent of Jesus, which houses the Municipal Museum, is in the Gothic-Manueline style, and the Fort of São Filipe, now converted into a "Pousada" (country-house hotel) from which one can enjoy a fantastic view of the city, the River Sado, Tróia and the Arrábida mountain range, also deserve special mention.
Around Setúbal there are nature conservation areas, in particular the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, where it is still possible to watch dolphins in the wild, and the Arrábida Natural Park, which has unique characteristics and contains species that can only be found in areas near the Mediterranean.
There are also excellent beaches, especially Figueirinha, Galapos and Portinho da Arrábida (a magnificent sheltered bay), and on the other side of the River Sado, within easy reach by ferry, there is the Tróia peninsula with about 18 kms of beaches and a golf course.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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