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Arrabida Natural Park

Along the coast between Setúbal and Sesimbra, the Serra da Arrabida stretches up. These chalky hills have the only surviving example of primitive Mediterranean vegetation. Tucked away in the heart of Arrábida's Natural Park, the formation goes back 180 million years. The soil and mild climatic features, considered the best in Portugal, have produced a lush vegetation rich in species.



(duration 8 hours) 

Early morning, after crossing the bridge over the Tagus river, visit to the majestic statue of Cristo Rei (Christ the King) from where you have a superb view of Lisbon. 
Continue to the small village of Azeitão to visit one of the oldest and most traditional wine cellars in Portugal - JM Fonseca - where You will be offered a glass of wine from
the region. In the same village a visit of a small handicraft center will be visited.
At this centre we will learn a little bit about the Portuguese tiles, their history and how the tiles are made by hand, still today.

Visit to the small fishing village of Sesimbra where a local fresh fish lunch will be served.

After lunch entering the Arrabida Natural Park. The park preserves the most significant ancient Mediterranean forest, with many rare species of vegetation and animal life.
Driving along the Arrábida mountain, with a panoramic view over the ocean and the highest cliffs of the Portuguese coast.
Arrival to Setúbal, where a short to enjoy a walk around the city centre and discover the beauty of this lovely fishing city.
In the end of the afternoon bus return to Lisbon via the 17 kms long Vasco da Gama Bridge.

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