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Cape Espichel (Cabo Espichel) Tours

Known for its wild, untamed landscape, Cape Espichel is a southwestern headland in the Setúbal District. The cape meets the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean with dramatic, high-rising cliffs and a wind-blown, barren landscape. Atop the cliffs lies raw, isolated countryside, and many visitors describe the area as mysterious and spiritual. 

Beyond the incredible scenery, the cape is home to ruins, fossils and other sights. At the water’s edge there’s a lighthouse, offering great views of the seascape. Also perched at the edge of a cliff is a small, simple white chapel, with the deep blue ocean as its backdrop. 

There’s also the Santuário de Nossa Senhora, a baroque-style church, built in 1707. The main structure has been well maintained, with original tiles and stonework, and the surrounding area has ruins to explore. But the sights at Cape Espichel go even farther back then the 18th century—the area is also home to several sets of fossilized dinosaur footprints that are visible on the side of a cliff. The footprints are estimated to be 145 to 150 million years old. 

Practical Info

The best way to visit Cape Espichel is by renting a car or taking a guided day trip. Cape Espichel is about 25 miles (40 km) from the city of Setúbal and 9 miles (14 km) from Sesimbra. Along the way, visitors will pass through small villages, rolling hills, grazing sheep, and other picturesque countryside scenes.

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Private Tour: Full Day Sightseeing of Arrábida and Setúbal Peninsula from Lisbon with Wine and ... 
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Private Tour: Full Day Sightseeing of Arrábida and Setúbal Peninsula from Lisbon with Wine and Cheese Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Crossing the Vasco da Gama Bridge you reach the other side of the Tagus River. The Setubal Peninsula offers its visitors the best of both worlds. A beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.78
Private Tour: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra Day Trip from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a day out of your Lisbon vacation to discover Arrábida Natural Park and Sesimbra on this private day trip. With your very own guide, drink in the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.87
Arrábida and Setúbal Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Arrábida and Setúbal Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon

Get out of the city and explore Portugal’s countryside during this private full-day tour of Arrábida and Setúbal from Lisbon. Take in the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $427.07
Sesimbra and Arrábida Natural Park Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Sesimbra and Arrábida Natural Park Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon

Escape the bustle of the big city on this Sesimbra and Arrábida natural park full-day private tour, from Lisbon. With a private driver, you will have ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.61
Trip to Secret Paradisaical Beach from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Trip to Secret Paradisaical Beach from Lisbon

Have you ever had the privilege of a day at paradise all to yourself? Enjoy a relaxing day on a secret deserted beach with a customizable picnic. ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 to 12 hrs

From USD $86.80
Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park Private Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Azeitão and Arrábida Natural Park Private Day Trip from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Come on this private day tour visiting one of the more beautiful places in Lisbon surroundings, to admire the breathtaking views of the Atlantic coast of the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.13
Private Tour: South of Lisbon and Meco Beach, Lisbon, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: South of Lisbon and Meco Beach

Get out of the city and spend a day on the coast during this private full-day tour of Meco Beach and the area south of Lisbon. Travel by comfortable, ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.51
Private Arrabida Setubal and Azeitao Day Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Arrabida Setubal and Azeitao Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park, amidst the deep blue sea and the green of the hills, is a breath-taking place. Situated by the sea, the park offers ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.32
Sintra and Cascais From Lisbon 6 Hour Electric Bike Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Sintra and Cascais From Lisbon 6 Hour Electric Bike Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Get out of the city and spend time in Portugal’s charming countryside during this 6-hour electric bike tour from Lisbon. Travel by train to the village of ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.59
Historical and Natural Sesimbra: Private Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Historical and Natural Sesimbra: Private Tour from Lisbon

Soak up Portugal’s serene nature on this full-day private guided tour of Sesimbra, at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, from Lisbon. Voyage south ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.59

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