Sun, Sea & Fish: A Portuguese Lunch
Delve into Portugal’s traditional fishing heritage on this full-day guided fishing experience from Lisbon that includes a traditional lunch.
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- A fishing trip from Lisbon, to learn a centuries old traditional fishing technique
- Try a new type of travel experience
- Admire views of the Arrádida Mountains and one of the most beautiful bays in the world
- Visit the Livramento Market, rated as one of the 10 world’s best
- Enjoy lunch in Setúbal at a traditional fisherman’s restaurant
- Taste a special liqueur, Azeitão cheese, and various sweets
This 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.
We will pick you up and then set off to:
cross the old bridge over the Tagus river
take a 20 minute drive to Fonte da Telha beach
visit the fishing village
sighseeing in Arrábida Natural Park
visit Setúbal and the Livramento Market
Starts at: 09:00
What to Expect
After crossing Lisbon´s old bridge, you head to Fonte da Telha Beach, home to an old fishing village. Learn about the fisherman's traditional way of life and different fishing techniques on a beach surrounded by cliffs and pine forests. Later on, travel along the coast to the Arrábida Mountain Range where you can see the breathtaking views of the Sado estuary, which is listed as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. Driving down the Arrábida Mountain you will arrive at the city of Setúbal. Here you will visit the Livramento Market that was established in 1930 and considered in June/2015 by USA Today Travel (Food & Wine), as one of the 10 best fish markets of the world. The market’s distinctive tiled walls are 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. You will see an assortment of local seafood laid out on counters and get to know how fish actually look like… To end your experience, you will lunch at a typical family run fisherman´s restaurant where you will eat a delicious and traditional Mediterranean meal. After lunch and before heading back to Lisbon, you’ll stop to taste a special liqueur, that can only be found in this region, and that is made according to a centuries old recipe. Finally, you will also be able to taste the regional Azeitão cheese, homemade bread and different jams that you have probably never tried.
Know Before You Go
The tour might be cancelled if unsafe/severe weather conditions occur. You must bring: comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and warm clothing. Even in summer bring a pullover or jacket. At time of booking, hotel/Airbnb etc. clients must provide the following information at time of booking: hotel name and address At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time The sequence of the mentioned places can be changed according to weather conditions.
Pick-up and drop off at a hotel or cruise port in Lisbon;
Transportation by air-conditioned car or van;
Traditional fisherman's lunch
Liqueur, cheese and traditional sweets tasting
What's not included
- Cancel up to 2 days before to get a full refund.