Welcome to Setúbal

Back in town, it’s worth taking a stroll through the squares in the pedestrianised old town and clambering up to the hilltop fortress for views over the estuary. The fish reeled the Romans to Setúbal in 412, so it’s no surprise that seafood here is delicious. On Avenida Luísa Todi, locals happily while away hours polishing off enormous platters of choco frito and carafes of white wine.

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Dolphin Watching Tour by Catamaran from Lisbon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Estatua do Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalYou start by being picked-up for your tour at the designated meeting point in Lisbon.Witness bottle-nose dolphins glide through the sea on this full-day guided sea life sightseeing tour from Lisbon. South of Lisbon, discover one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world, and explore a natural park and a region known for its wines and cheese. Cruise atop one of the globe’s most scintillating bays in a modern catamaran, and see interesting marine life. You will also voyage to a natural park and learn about it’s history and culture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Reserva Natural do Estuario do Sado, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoIn Setúbal you will board a modern catamaran, for a relaxing and enjoyable cruise on the Sado Estuary, where you’ll learn about the resident bottlenose dolphins and hopefully be able to observe some wild dolphins in their natural environment. The cruise takes between 2 1/2 to 3 hours (Note: we will be a maximum of 30 minutes close to the dolphins). See the natural reserve of Arrábida, take in the stunning views, and learn about the area’s history and gastronomy. From the ocean, and before returning to the old city centre of Setúbal you’ll see a few of the region’s historic monuments and sites like the Arrábida Convent and the Saint Filipe Fort.Before returning to Lisbon, you’ll stop at a few sights in the Arrabida Mountain range, from where you can marvel at the natural reserve and get a “land view” of this region.Duration: 4 hours

$66.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lisbon to Arrabida Natural Park Private Trip with Wine Tasting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lisbon Van Tours, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalPickupDuration: 10 minutesStop At: 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalCross the BridgeDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada, Setubal District, AlentejoBest sights over LisbonDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Bacalhoa Vinhos de Portugal, Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, Setubal District, AlentejoWine tastingDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra, Setubal District, AlentejoVisit and walk aroundDuration: 1 hourStop At: Castelo de Sesimbra, Sesimbra, Setubal District, AlentejoVisit and walk aroundDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Serra da Arrabida, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoVisit and walk aroundDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Baia de Setubal, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoWalk around and looking for lunchDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelo de Palmela, Palmela, Setubal District, AlentejoVisit and walk aroundDuration: 40 minutesPass By: Figueirinha Beach, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoVisit

$74.21 Day Trips & Excursions

Lisbon&Sintra Countryside

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque Natural da Arrabida, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoAt your Lisbon hotel, greet your  guide and board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the beautiful landscapes of the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park. Home to some of Portugal’s most stunning scenery, the 1-hour drive through the natural park offers numerous visual delights. Stop first at Cristo Rei, the monument based on Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, and capture photographs beneath the outstretched arms of Christ. Then, disembark at Palmela — a fortress surrounded by natural beauty . After a scenic drive along the coastline, stop at Setubal to feast on lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant (own expense). Your next points of interest are the Azeitão villages: quaint hamlets dedicated to preserving Portuguese crafts such as tile-making and wood-carving. See Quinta da Bacalhoa, where you’ll have the chance to taste wine. Return to Lisbon via Vasco da Gama bridge and bid your guide farewell after drop-off at your hotel.Duration: 8 hours

$117.60 Day Trips & Excursions

Lisbon to Arrabida Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride, Beach Picnic

Set out from Lisbon to Serra da Arrábida, and climb to the top of the ridge for stunning views of the region’s landscape. The entire city of Lisbon unfolds to the north, alongside the mountains of St. Luís, St. Francisco, Louro, and Gaiteiros. To the south, you will see islets rising from the crystal clear blue sea, the Tróia peninsula, and the city of Setúbal.Descend through Portinho da Arrábida, a white-sand beach with crystal clear waters at the mouth of the Sado River. Head towards Sesimbra, a fishing village with calm waters located along a bay. A boat awaits to ferry you to another beach paradise, accessible only by boat. Enjoy a snack, and swim in the clear, sparkling waters.Visit the castle of Palmela, a former convent with panoramic views of the entire region. On clear days you can even catch a glimpse of Lisbon from the top of its tower. Stop into one of the region’s oldest wineries, a family-owned spot now in its fourth generation. Sample some of its famous varietals, from table wines to demarcated wines (with designation of origin). Finish your tour at your original starting point.

$85.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Visit 2 fantastic wineries in Setubal region and lunch grill fish at the Sesimbra beach

With a microclimate that favors either the cultivation of the vine or the production of fine nectars, Setubal offers quality wines awarded in the four corners of the World. With floral aromas in whites, the soft flavors of spices and wild fruit in reds and the diversity of flavors of the famous Moscatel de Setúbal, the wines of the region take you to a universe of sensations in a county blessed by nature. Enotour - Setubal Full Day Wine Tasting Tour Visit 2 fantastic and very different wineries around the Setubal Region, the home of the Castelão and Moscatel grapes. Full day tour visiting a great winery in Setubal region, 3 wine tastings, pickup and transportation to and from your hotel in Lisbon area. The peninsula of Setúbal, together with the peninsula of Tróia, acquired great prestige and importance in the last decades. The wine tourism product gained equal importance. The cultures of the vine and of the wine have been able to integrate and have adapted to these new times, being nowadays unanimously recognized as a strategic resource and of great quality in the region. From the large farms dominated by the variety Castelão to the Moscatel, one of the national dessert wines, this region has always played a leading role in the history of Portuguese wines.Farmers in this region have prestigious wines and are winners of numerous international awards, but the recognition comes from old times, since during the Late Middle Ages, between the 12th and 15th centuries, the wine has been the main export product in Peninsula de Setúbal, stimulated by the technological advances introduced by the religious orders. In the Peninsula of Setúbal grape seeds were found, dating from the 8th century BC, in recent archaeological excavations, highlighting the ancient culture of the vine, which goes back in the region to a period long before the formation of Portugal. Hotel Pick up at 9am and return at around 5pm (traffic dependent)Lunch included: Traditional Portuguese or Fresh ocean fish and seafood

$102.76 Day Trips & Excursions

Lisbon to Arrabida, Setubal Private Tour and Fisherman's Meal

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Estatua do Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalYou start by being picked-up for your private tour, at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon.After crossing Lisbon’s old bridge, travel along the coast to the Arrábida Mountain Range where you can see the breath-taking views of the Sado estuary, which is listed as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. Driving down the Arrábida Mountain arrival at the city of Setúbal, where you will visit the Livramento Market that was established in 1930.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Baia de Setubal, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoIn June/2015 by USA Today Travel (Food & Wine), considered the Livramento Market as one of the 10 best fish markets of the world. The market’s distinctive tiled walls, called “Azulejos”, comprised of 5,700 decorative tile pieces, the wall panels measure about 1,259 square feet and depict scenes of everyday local activities such as fishing and farming. You will see an assortment of local seafood laid out on counters and get to know how fish actually look like…Sardines are a favourite at the market. According to the Portuguese National Tourist Office, 13 sardines per second are consumed in Portugal during the month of June.To end your experience, and before heading back to Lisbon, you will lunch at a typical family run fisherman´s restaurant where you will eat a delicious and traditional Mediterranean meal.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Baia de Setubal, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoTo end your experience, and before heading back to Lisbon, you will lunch at a typical family run fisherman´s restaurant where you will eat a delicious and traditional Mediterranean meal.Duration: 1 hour