Welcome to Setúbal Peninsula


The main hub of the region is the vibrant port of Setúbal, a fine place to munch choco frito (fried cuttlefish) and spot bottlenose dolphins on a cruise of the marshy Sado Estuary (across which lies gorgeous and upscale Comporta). To the west lies Parque Natural da Arrábida, lined with scalloped bays flanked by sheer cliffs that are home to birds of prey. It leads to the cobbled backstreets of the fishing town of Sesimbra, overshadowed by a Moorish castle.


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Setúbal Peninsula activities

$103.72 Tours & Sightseeing

Sesimbra Experience

Portugal fed itself for hundreds of generations using nets and lines, and its maritime and fishing traditions are among the most entrenched in Europe. In this experience you will observe, learn, experience and taste the real Sesimbra.Start your tour inside Santiago's Fortress, one of the most important monuments of Sesimbra, and walk along the promenade to the west side of the town. Admire the architecture of the iconic Hotel do Mar and hear about the urban changes in Sesimbra during the last century. Enter the Port of Sesimbra and follow your guide on a tour inside the Fishing Port, where you'll observe the unloading of fish from the boats, see the catch of the day and familiarize yourself with the fishermen's lifestyle and traditional fishing techniques. Taste the Fisherman's Liqueur, a typical drink, inside a fisherman warehouse and learn with the best how to make fishing nets. Go on a 30 minute boat tour in Sesimbra's bay and enjoy the breathtaking views of the town and the surroundings. Admire the landscape of beautiful cliffs, Mediterranean vegetation and golden beaches. Finish your tour at a local fish restaurant feasting with the highest quality fresh fish for dinner.

$69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Special Tour Around Lisbon and Shopping ( 12 Hours )

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: SetúbalWe visit 2 Castles, one in Setubal from 15th Century and another in Palmela from 10th CenturyDuration: 2 hours

$61.33 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santuário Cristo Rei-Sesimbra-Castle Palmela-Bacalhoa Winery with wine tasting

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada, Setubal District, AlentejoCristo Rei National Sanctuary is located at an altitude of 113 meters above the level of the Tagus. It consists of a portico designed by the architect Antonio Lino, 75 meters high, topped by the statue of the Holy Redeemer with open arms facing the city of Lisbon, 28 meters high, by the Portuguese sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa. The pedestal, including the portico, rises to 82 meters in height. The sanctuary and monument to Christ the King is the biggest tourist attraction of the county of Almada.This monument is the best viewpoint overlooking the city of Lisbon, offering a wide view over the capital and the 25 de Abril Bridge. In numerous tourist reports on Lisbon the sanctuary and monument to Christ the King, ex-libbris of Almada appears.It is one of the tallest buildings in Portugal, with 110 meters of height.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sesimbra Natura Park, Sesimbra, Setubal District, AlentejoSesimbra is a Portuguese village belonging to the District of Setúbal, region of Estremadura and sub-region of the Península de Setúbal, with about 5 600 inhabitants (2011). Find in the sub-region of Metropolitan Area of Lisbon.The municipality is limited to the north by the municipalities of Almada and Seixal, to the northeast by Barreiro, to the east by Setúbal and south and west coastlines in the Atlantic Ocean.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelo de Palmela, Palmela, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Castle of Palmela is located in the village, parish and municipality of the same name, district of Setúbal, in Portugal.In the Setúbal peninsula, in the eastern foothills of the Arrábida mountain range, it is situated between the estuaries of the river Tagus and the river Sado, near the mouth of the river. It is part of the so called Costa Azul, in the Natural Park of Arrábida. From the top of its tower, on clear days the view unfolds to Lisbon.The Castle of Palmela is located in the village, parish and municipality of the same name, district of Setúbal, in Portugal.In the Setúbal peninsula, in the eastern foothills of the Arrábida mountain range, it is situated between the estuaries of the river Tagus and the river Sado, near the mouth of the river. It is part of the so called Costa Azul, in the Natural Park of Arrábida. From the top of its tower, on clear days the view unfolds to Lisbon.Modern archaeological research, however, proves that the subsequent occupation of its site was uninterrupted, initially by the Visigoths and later by the Muslims, the latter responsible for the primitive fortification between the 8th and 9th centuries, greatly enlarged between the tenth and o XII.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bacalhoa Palace and Estate, Vila Nogueira de Azeitao, Setubal District, AlentejoThe vineyard has 14ha and was planted in 1972. At the request of Thomas Scoville, then proprietor of Quinta da Bacalhôa, António Avillez installed a vineyard here to produce a wine with a vineyard similar to that used in Bordeaux, namely in the Médoc.Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are the red varieties produced here.The vineyard planted at Quinta da Bacalhôa finds the ideal terroir for the production of excellent wines: well drained clay-limestone soils and mild climate due to the strong Atlantic influence.Here, in exceptional years, the Bacalhôa Palace wine is produced.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Fort of Sao Filipe, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoThe Fort of São Filipe de Setúbal, also known as São Filipe Castle, is located in a dominant position on a hill, fronting the coastal town of Setúbal, dominating the left bank of the mouth of the river Sado and the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal.A privileged Atlantic port, the first defensive structure of this important town was a wall begun at the time of King D. Afonso IV (1325-57) and completed in the following reign, under D. Pedro I (1356-67), with the function of containing the assaults of pirates and corsairs usually coming from North AfricaDuration: 1 hour

$151.79 Tours & Sightseeing

Fishing Full Day Tour in Setúbal

Pickup/Drop: 04h00/19:30 in your hotel/apartment or in Rossio in front of Macdonald'sThe tour starts in Setubal at 05:00 and ends in same position at 18:00. After this we pick the group and return to LisbonDuration: 13 hoursMeals: Lunch and beverages all included. Welcome drink includedBeverages in the car: water bottles per client includedIn this tour it's includedTransfer Lisbon to Setubal and return to same pointBoat ticketsWi-Fi in the carAir conditioning All fishing equipmentBaitDaily licensesLunch and beveragesTaxesBoat crew and private driver  In this tour you will be able to visit the city of Setubal and its wonderful bay, considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The day will be spent aboard a traditional fishing boat from Setubal known as trawler. This boat is used by fishermen every day to fish for the best fish in the world. The city of Setubal is also known for hosting a family of dolphins that with luck you will be able to see and take photos for later to remember. The day will be spent aboard the boat, where they will be able to fish several types of fish. Lunch is served on board along with the wines. On this day you can experience how to fish in Setubal and taste the traditional food. When the fishing day is over, it's time to return to Lisbon in the comfort of your car with your private driver.  

$137.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Day/ Birthday Party in Boat Trip from Lisbon

Pickup/Drop: 08h00/20h00 in your hotel/apartment or in Rossio in front of Macdonald's The tour starts in Setubal at 10h and ends in same position at 19:00. After this we pick the group and return to Lisbon Duration: 12 hours Meals: Lunch, snacks and beverages all included. Welcome drink included Beverages in the car: water bottles per client included In this tour it's included Transfer Lisbon to Setubal and return to same point Dolphin watching Boat tickets Wi-Fi in the car Air conditioning  Lunch, snacks and beverages Taxes Boat crew and private driver This full-day group tour is an incredible option for those who want to spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a quiet boat trip in the abundant waters of the Atlantic coast of Portugal. Take your sunbath and enjoy the good temperature you feel in Setubal. Depart from the Setúbal Marina, an idyllic fishing port south of Lisbon. Sit on the traditional fishing boat and let the experienced crew of the boat make you enjoy the day to see and relax in the most beautiful bay in the world. When you get to the boat, the captain will wait for you with a welcome drink with traditional cakes and Moscatel wine. During the day, the captain stops the boat on different beaches and you can try diving in these crystal clear waters. In the afternoon or morning we will also visit our dolphins if they appear to take good pictures to later remember. There is also the possibility of visiting the beaches with a smaller boat. To improve the fun we can bring theme buoys and music to enhance the party. Throughout the day we can consume drinks that are included in the price and we will also have an included snack consisting of bifanas, beers and juices and varied fruit Enjoy the lunch with a traditional fish and shrimps soup or grilled sardines, bread and a good Portuguese wine and drinks during the day.

$241.48 Kid Friendly

Arrábida: Full Day Tour of the Town with Wine Tasting - 8 Hours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Miradouro Portinho da Arrabida, Portinho da Arrabida, Setubal District, AlentejoPortinho da ArrabidaDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra, Setubal District, AlentejoCabo Espichel Duration: 1 hourStop At: Palacio e Quinta da Bacalhoa, Setubal, Setubal District, AlentejoPalacio da BacalhoaDuration: 1 hourPass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalPonte 25 de AbrilPass By: Mon Ami Tours, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central PortugalMore than a host, MON AMI is your friend in Lisbon.

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