This day tour was designed to link the backdrop of Serra da Arrábida – with its breathtaking landscapes – to the typical regional vineyards, with its aromatic and prize-winning Purple Muscat wines. Between turquoise waters and a nature-filled day, we will visit two very distinct wine cellars for a day that mixes nature and wineries in the most harmonious way.
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In Palmela, just 40 minutes away from Lisboa, this castle of Arab origin had its first fortification around the 9th century. From the castle walls you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the region with the Peninsula of Troia and the Sado estuary, truly unforgettable. Quinta do Piloto belongs to one of the oldest families in Palmela, connected to wines since the beginning of the 20th century. We’ll be able to see the most traditional methods of winemaking and finish off with a wine tasting with a panoramic view of Lisbon. After lunch, we will take you through Serra da Arrábida to Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, stopping occasionally to see some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the Lisbon area. This Natural Park, amidst the deep blue sea and the green of the hills, is also home to a number of protected species.
At José Maria da Fonseca winery, they’ve been making wines since 1834, you’ll see how this winery has modernized itself yet preserved and protected the memory and the prestige of its founder. Their constant investment in research and development combine the latest techniques with traditional know-how. At the end of this visit, you will be invited to an exclusive wine tasting with some regional delicacies, including the emblematic, unique, Purple Muscat.
With the sea and the Serra behind us, we’ll return to Lisbon taking the 25th of April Bridge, a suspended bridge that links the city of Lisbon to the South bank of the Tagus river. The bridge crosses the estuary of the river at its narrowest part, giving you a beautiful view of the city.