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A Traditional Fisherman's day from Lisbon, in Setúbal

Summary

This private tour, offers a view of Lisbon’s fishing culture that’s not often seen by travellers. You will explore a traditional fishing village near the capital and learn the local lifestyle. During the tour, stop for lunch in Setúbal, a traditional fishing town filled with a classic rustic appeal.

Itineraries

  • Arrábida Mountain Range and one of the most beautiful bays in the world. - Reaching the Arrábida National Park national park, you will see the breath-taking views of the Sado estuary, which is listed as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. Being in a natural park, you have a few beautiful spots, where you can park and take amazing pictures of the mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will stop to see from the outside the Arrábida Convent and Lapa de Santa Margarida, before reaching the historical centre of Setúbal.

  • Pick-up and drive to the Setubal Region - Your day start by being picked-up at your hotel, airbnb or cruise port in Lisbon for your private tour. After crossing Lisbon’s old bridge, you will travel along the coast to the Arrábida Mountain Range.

  • Livramento Market - Reaching Setúbal, you will explore the Livramento Market.

    In June/2015, USA Today Travel (Food & Wine), considered this market as one of the 10 best fish markets of the world. The market’s distinctive tiled walls, called “Azulejos”, comprised of 5,700 decorative tile pieces, the wall panels measure about 1,259 square feet and depict scenes of everyday local activities such as fishing and farming. See an assortment of local seafood laid out on counters and get to know how the different fish actually look like…

    Sardines are a favourite at the market. According to the Portuguese National Tourist Office, Portugal consumes 13 sardines per second, during the month of June.

  • Lunch Time ;-) - To end your experience, and before heading back to Lisbon, you will have lunch at a typical family run fisherman´s restaurant, where you will eat a delicious and traditional Mediterranean meal.

    Depending on the morning´s catch, you could have Dourada (Sea Bream), Robalo (Sea Bass), Espadarte (Swordfish/Marlin), Sardinhas (Sardines), Carapaus (Horse Mackerel), Lulas (Squid), Chocos (Cuttlefish) and many others. With that, you have simple but very good homemade side dishes that the fisherman traditionally eat.

    Talk with your guide and choose if you want to have a more “adventurous” or keeping things “simple” meal.

  • Forte São Filipe - Time permitting, explore one of the first "star fortifications" build in Portugal, and take in the amazing views over the surrounding locations. Work on the fortress began in 1590 and was completed in 1600. The São Filipe Fortress, resulted of the orders of the king, for the fortification of the coastline that protected Setúbal and the entrance of the Sado river. The interior space, which originally included the Governors House and military. There is a small baroque chapel, still preserved, dedicated to Our Lady dated 1736.

Notes

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

  • Tour itinerary is subject to favorable weather conditions.

  • Hotel or AirBnB clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address

  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

  • Not suitable for pets

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Guide. The meeting point will be at your hotel or accommodation, or your Guide will meet you at a convenient location close to your hotel or accommodation.

Exclusion

  • Any other items not mentioned in the program

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at a hotel/Airbnb in Lisbon or from cruise port;

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned car/van;

  • Private tour with Professional guide. Participants will be you and your guide;

  • Traditional fisherman’s lunch (mainly fish tasting);

  • Guaranteed to skip ticket lines.

Requirement

  • Dress code is comfortable clothes and shoes for walking and enjoying your lunch

Voucher note

  • National monuments might close without notice, on public holidays and other special occasions!

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel this booking for free:

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel 3 years or more before the activity start time.
  • A 94% refund will apply if you cancel at least 3 years before the activity start time.
  • No refund is possible if you cancel within 24 hours of the activity start time.

Location

Lisbon, Portugal

Reviews

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Maury

April, 2022
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Jaime

March, 2022
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Binesh

January, 2022
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Razmik

October, 2021
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