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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

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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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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Baptism Flight In Paragliding (20 Minutes) Includes Photos

Paragliding is the best way to feel the magic of flying with safety and adrenaline at the same time!

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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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Cross Go-Kart Rides At 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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Tour Sesimbra – Arrábida – Espichel Cable – Wine Cave (Jmf)

Know the best views and taste our wine.

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Horses In The Sand Private Tour In Comporta

Horseback riding on the beach for all horse lovers in lisbon!

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1 Day Scooter Rental In Costa De Caparica

Welcome aboard our Scooter. With us everything is simple: A single price per day, for any scooter, any date, all inclusive.

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