Winery and Tile Factory Scenic Tour - Lisbon
Meet your guide and driver in the lobby of your Lisbon hotel for a full day excursion. Cross the April 25th suspension bridge on your way out of Lisbon towards the Setúbal peninsula, just west of the Arrabida national park and nature reserve. Stop in San Simao and visit a tile-making factory to see the traditional method of making and painting the famous Portuguese tiles or “azulejos”. Next continue towards the aristocratic town of Azeitao (called the Sintra of the south, referencing its many noble villas and palaces). In Azeitao, visit the wine cellars of Jose Maria da Fonseca one of the most prestigious estates in the area. With your guide visit the historic cellars, dating back to the 1800´s, enjoy a walk through the gardens and a taste of their wines. Next take a superb scenic drive along Arrábida Mountain (National Park) to Setubal.
Enjoy lunch (on own) in Setubal, a charming fishing village where we will see the fishing port and visit the old town. There are many fresh fish restaurants in this area which offers the sounds and views of the beautiful Sado estuary. Afterwards we will return to Lisbon by Vasco da Gama bridge.