We will cross the Tagus River by the 25th of April Bridge heading to Azeitão, to visit the village and cellars of José Maria da Fonseca, producer of the famous “Piriquita” wine, so appreciated by our Brazilian brothers.
A winery museum and Moscatel tasting is included in the tour. Get acquainted with the detailed production method of this wine and learn how the ceramic tiles of Saint Simenon are moulded, through a manufacturing process kept entirely manual, and then hand-painted. Before we enter Arrábida Ridge, finish your visit with a delicious Azeitão Tart, one of the most typical pastries from this region, made of sheep milk.
We will then continue through Arrábida Ridge, with breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Tróia Peninsula. Keep a record of this moment by taking a photo in this protected area, known not only for its white sand and crystal-clear water beaches, but also for its variegated fauna and flora.
On our way out of the Natural Park of Arrábida Ridge, gaze upon Portinho da Arrábida, surrounded by its natural vegetation, an ideal spot for a family relaxing moment.
We will then proceed to Setúbal, born from the river and the sea, where we suggest a stop to have lunch in one of the countless typical restaurants offering a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood.
After lunch, we will depart to the city of Palmela, conquered from the Moorish People by D. Afonso Henriques in 1147. We will visit the Palmela Castle, dated of the 9th century and located 240 metres above mean sea level. On the clearest days, it is possible to see the city of Lisbon from here.