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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

Serra Da Arrábida, Setúbal And Azeitão, Full Day Tour From Lisbon

A fascinating day between the blue of the sea and the green of the hills, the discovery of a beautiful nature, the friendly people, the unique palates and the leisure. Serra da Arrábida Natural Park is one of the most fascinating coastal landscapes. It reminds us of a huge green wall over the Atlantic with small bays of white sand and crystal quiet waters.

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Dolphin Watching In Sado Bay, Setúbal

Dolphin watching in one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

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4 Hours Arrábida Tour

Tour of about 4 hours where we will discover the most breathtaking views of the arrábida natural park and the most beautiful monuments!

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Tour Sesimbra – Arrábida – Espichel Cable – Wine Cave (Jmf)

Know the best views and taste our wine.

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Surf Course In Costa Da Caparica

Learn the basics of surf in the best lisbon beaches and get into this healthy life style!

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Big Blue Dolphin – Climb Aboard On A Dolphin Watch Cruise – Arrábida, Sesimbra, Setúbal

Enjoy stunning natural beauty in Arrábida Natural Park during this guided day trip from Lisbon.

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7 Hours Hiking Tour In Serra Do Risco – The Highest Cliff In Portugal

Join our team in this 7 hour hiking tour in Serra do Risco and see the world from the 381 meters high cliff, the highest cliff in Portugal! Great experience, not for beginners.

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Dolphin Watching + Jeep Safari – Sado River – Setúbal

To meet the Dolphins and the secrets of the Sado river.

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