Welcome to Cabo Espichel


It’s easy to see why Wim Wenders used this windswept spot, with its lonely, brooding atmosphere, as a location when he was filming A Lisbon Story. It’s worth your while trying to catch the Cabo Espichel Festival if you are visiting in September.


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$69.35 Day Trips & Excursions

Lisbon to Arrábida, Sesimbra Day Trip, Dolphin Cruise Option

Begin with a pickup from your centrally located Lisbon hotel, and then travel by comfortable minivan to Arrábida Natural Park. Cross over the iconic 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) and gaze out the window as the city sights give way to the undulating Cascais coastline.After around an hour on the road, enter the verdant Arrábida Natural Park. Hear interesting facts and details about the protected region from your expert guide, and drink in breathtaking views of the Albufeira Lagoon (Lagoa de Albufeira) whose swamps are inhabited by ducks and other migratory birds.Make your first stop at Cabo Espichel to visit Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, a peaceful clifftop sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of the Cape. Explore the religious site with your guide and capture postcard-perfect photos of the Atlantic Ocean.Continue to the pretty fishing village of Sesimbra. Visit the Moorish castle to explore independently. Then, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) in Sesimbra or the neighboring bay of Portinho da Arrábida.After lunch, join back up with your guide. If you’ve upgraded, set off on your 3-hour dolphin cruise. Board your luxury catamaran and listen to the live onboard commentary as you scan the waters for dolphins.Alternatively, spend your time lazing on the golden sands of Arrábida’s hidden beaches, Praia dos Coelhos (Rabbits’ Beach) and Praia do Piloto (Pilot’s Beach). Depending on the group’s preferences, you’ll also have time to visit Setúbal Castle and Palmela Castle, or you can choose to end your day trip with a food and wine tasting in Azeitão village. Visit a local wine cellar and savor two varietals of Portuguese wine, accompanied by Azeitão cheese and tortas de Azeitão (sweet pastry).When the time comes, return to your minivan and relax on the journey back to Lisbon. Your day trip then concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.

$57.79 Day Trips & Excursions

Lisbon to Arrábida and Sesimbra Private Day-Trip with Guide

Meet your private guide at your hotel in central Lisbon, and then settle into your comfortable minivan and travel south to Arrábida Natural Park. Cross over the iconic 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) and, as you travel, feel free to ask your guide any questions you have; the beauty of a private tour is that the commentary is entirely tailored to your interests.Take in the city sights and the breathtaking Cascais coastline, then, after around an hour, find yourself traveling through the luscious Arrábida Natural Park. Hear fascinating facts and stories about the protected region, and gaze out of the window at the Albufeira Lagoon (Lagoa de Albufeira).Make your first stop at Cabo Espichel to visit Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel, a peaceful sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of the Cape. Explore the religious site with your guide and enjoy sweeping panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean from your clifftop vantage point.Then, head for Sesimbra. Explore the quaint fishing village’s Moorish castle independently, and then enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) in Sesimbra or the neighboring bay of Portinho da Arrábida.With your appetite sated, join back up with your private guide. If you’ve upgraded, travel to the starting point of your 3-hour dolphin cruise. Board your luxury catamaran and listen to the live onboard commentary as you scan the waters for dolphins.Alternatively, spend some time relaxing on the pristine sands of Arrábida’s hidden beaches, Praia dos Coelhos (Rabbits’ Beach) and Praia do Piloto (Pilot’s Beach). Then, depending on your preferences, visit Setúbal Castle and Palmela Castle, or continue on to Azeitão village, where you’ll visit a local wine cellar for a wine and food tasting.When the time comes, return to your minivan and relax on the journey back to your hotel in Lisbon.

$92.66 Day Trips & Excursions

Historical and Natural Sesimbra: Private Tour from Lisbon

On this private tour, we will drive south from Lisbon, until passing through a vast pine forest on the way to the natural Albufeira Lagoon. The lagoon is integrated in a dune system that comprises Lagoa Grande (great lagoon), Lagoa Pequena (little lagoon), and Lagoa da Estacada. You will have a chance to admire the traditional Mediterranean pine forest that surrounds the lagoon, being the main trees stone pine and maritime pine, as well as some cork and eucalyptus. Before departing the lagoon area, you will stop to see the bird observatories, and then continue your drive to Cabo Espichel.Here you will take in the beauty of the natural surroundings and the history of this cape. Visit the Santuário de Nossa Senhora, built during the 18th century, and then head to the Pedra da Mua e Lagosteiros field to see one of the most popular dinosaur footprint tracks in Portugal.Next on the itinerary is the fishing village of Sesimbra. Climb up to the Sesimbra Castle for fantastic views over the sea. Before returning to Lisbon, we can still visit the fishing town of Sesimbra.

$92.66 Day Trips & Excursions

Arrabida Natural Park and the best Beaches

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Arrabida Natural Parkbest beaches, viewpoints and nature. simply amazing!Duration: 1 hour

$52.01 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Arrábida Mountain, Setúbal and winery

Spend a full-day exploring nearby landscapes and cities as you visit Arrábida Natural Park, Sesimbra, and Setúbal.Your tour begins with a stop at Cabo Espichel, a cape on the Atlantic Ocean with amazing views and steep cliffs. Continue to the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra and tour the town’s beaches, fishing port, and castle.Then stop off at the wine cellar/house museum of José Maria da Fonseca in Setúbal, and sample Piriquita wine and Moscatel of Setúbal, a regional liquor. Continue toward Arrábida Natural Park, known for its Mediterranean climate.During your journey up Arrábida Mountain, pass by the 16th-century convent of Nossa Senhora da Arrábida. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a lovely fresh fish restaurant located in the riverside area of Setúbal. Then head to the Castle of Palmela, another astonishing place where you can have a remarkable 360-degree view of your surroundings.

$566.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Explore Wine Art and Foody with Ocean View

In the morning we are going to  Pick up from your Venue and then go for the Wine Tour in the beautifull village of Azeitão. In the wine tour besides of visiting their wine cellars we can apreciate an amazing modern art museum inside. After we going to taste the wine ( Red; White and Moscato). Tickets and wine tasting is included in the tour price. Than we going to visit the village of Azeitão and walk a litle in downtow where we can apreciate another winnery and the wine shop. After we move to Cabo Espichel that has one of the most beautifull ocean views from the 100mts cliffs and sorrounded by nature with an ocean view. By 2.30 pm we going to have of the best delicious lunches of Sea food and Fish (price is not includeded). At 3.45pm we going to walk in the pretty Sesimbra fishermans town that has an amazing view to the local beach. After that we going to cross all the Sierra of Arrábida that has an gourgeous views to the Atlantic ocean. Around 5.30pm  we head to Lisbon and we should arrive around 6.20pm

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