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Setúbal District

Welcome to Setúbal District

The district of Setúbal is a great base for your holiday in the Lisbon region, where the beauty of the Tagus and Sado estuaries can be enjoyed to the full. Boasting the stunning scenery of the Arrábida mountain range and its surrounding vineyards, these estuaries are home to a rich diversity of water birds and to the Sado’s rare, bottlenose dolphins. Situated 20 miles (32 kilometres) south west of Lisbon, the capital city of Setúbal is located within easy reach of the most picturesque towns in the district such as Palmela, Sesimbra, Alcácer do Sal and Grândola. Setúbal used to be a bustling fishing port during Roman occupation and continued to prosper greatly after the conquest of the Moors in 1217 and the establishment of the Order of Santiago in the district. The town became an important economic centre, with thriving ceramics and fishing industries and a popular retreat for aristocrats in the 15th Century.

Top Tours & Activities in Setúbal District

From Lisbon: Private Tour Of Arrabida With Visit To Vineyard And Wine Tasting

Visit and discover the region of Arrábida with us on this full-day tour of art, wine and passion! Enjoy regional wines with delicious tastes and aromatic bodies as you relax on the vineyard property. Bust out your camera one more time as you stopover at Cristo Rei Sanctuary going back to Lisbon.

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From Lisbon: Full Day Arrábida Sea Kayak Tour

By kayaking in Arrábida you will be surprised with the astonishing and dramatic landscape. We will explore caves and narrow passages, have a pic-nic in a lost beach yet not missing the Sesimbra’s castle and the Sesimbra’s fish market.

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From Lisbon: Full Day Yacht Private Tour In Arrábida

Discover the scenic beauty of Arrábida Natural Park on an 8-hour tour from Lisbon. Travel on a beautiful 12 meters Yacht through the coastal wetlands of Sado river and swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Keep a look out for friendly dolphins, try kayak, SUP and snorkel on the most fun day of your trip!

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3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour In Sesimbra With Snorkelling

With free pick-up in your hotel, this tour will show you resident dolphins in the Sado river. Also includes tasting of traditional drink and stop for swimming and snorkelling.

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Cross Go-Kart Rides In Serra Da Arrábida

Visit the parque natural da arrábida on a fun and different way stopping in places with historical and cultural interest, wine tasting and delicacies!

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Private 4X4 Tour In Cape Espichel And Hell’s Beach

Experience to be driven in a classic jeep cabrio 4x4 to the second westernmost point of continental Europe. This Safari let you feel the harmonious spirit and the beauty of Espichel Cape, a place with a very strong landscape character. The highlight of this tour are the footprints of dinosaurs located on a ledge of the Jurassic cliffs and the remote Hell beach located near to the cape.

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Reef Fishing – Sesimbra

We offer sport fishing activities that will make your fishing day a remarkable experience. We perform different types of boat fishing, depending on the time of year, focusing on fishing for bream - November, December and January, fishing for deep sea species and to fishing for Corvinas XXL - May and June in Lisbon. We conducted throughout the year, fishing trips by boat at Cape Espichel, Sesimbra

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Christ The King, Arrábida Wine Tasting Tour

Cross the 25th April Bridge with us and see Lisbon from the other side! Ascend at the top of Christ the King and enjoy an amazing view over Lisbon’s south part.This is the beggining of a journey of Flavors…

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Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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