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: 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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Boat Trip Along Arrabida Mountain & Secret Beaches Towards Cape Espichel From Sesimbra

Come with us on a 4 hour boat trip along the rocky coast of the Serra da Arrábida with departure from Sesimbra towards Cape Espichel with stop on 4 fabulous wild beaches. To complete the experience, try delicious cheese and wine from the region.

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Full Day Tour In Setúbal

Come to know one of the most beautiful bays in the world!

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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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3-Hour Dolphin Watching Boat Tour In Arrábida

Come and meet the sweetest mammals on earth! Our crew will take you to the waters of the Arrábida Natural Park and look for the famous dolphins of the Sado river. They are local dolphins, and the pride of Setúbal. Come and watch them swimming freely in their natural habitat.

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Dolphin Watching – Sado River

Tour aboard the catamaran sailboat of 22,80 meters long to the discovery of the dolphin community of the river Sado overlooking the magnificent landscapes of the estuary, the Tróia coast and Arrábida.

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Private Tour From Lisbon To Arrabida

Enjoy an private tour from Lisbon to the Arrabida Natural Park. You will stop along the way at Palmela Castle, Azeitao, and various spots in Arrabida so you can take in the unique culture.

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Comporta Beach & Horseback Ridding

Have a unique experience of horseback ridding through the rice fields to uncover deserted pristine beaches with clear waters, yellow sand surrounded by untamed nature.

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