Setubal, near Lisbon

Setúbal

Worthwhile Journeys

You are going to be spending some time in the ports you embark and disembark from. These aren’t just logistical points; they’re opportunities for further enrichment. Take an extra day to discover what’s beyond the harbour. It’s not merely about filling time; it’s about making the entire journey worthwhile.

Keeping in Touch

The exact location of your ship may not be known until closer to your joining time, you will be informed by email once the exact position has been confirmed.

Make sure you take a note of the ship’s mobile/cell phone number with you in case you are delayed or there are any other problems on the day.

What to Do in Setúbal

History

Setúbal boasts a rich tapestry of history, with landmarks like the 16th-century Fortress of São Filipe offering panoramic views and a glimpse into the past. The city’s museums, such as the Museu de Setúbal, provide deep insights into the region’s cultural and maritime heritage.

Culture

Immerse yourself in Setúbal’s vibrant culture by experiencing its arts and festivals. The Festa de São Sebastião, celebrated in January, is a testament to the city’s deep-rooted traditions and communal spirit.

Sites of Interest to a Sailor

The coastal views around Setúbal are breathtaking. Notable sights include the picturesque Arrábida Natural Park, famed for its crystal-clear waters and scenic beauty. The lighthouses, such as the one at Cabo Espichel, offer a nostalgic nod to sailors and sea lovers.

Entertainment

For evening entertainment, Setúbal’s lively music and dance scene come to life in venues across the city. Experience the traditional Fado music in local taverns or enjoy contemporary beats at modern clubs.

Eating Out

Setúbal is a haven for seafood lovers. Indulge in local specialties like Choco Frito (fried cuttlefish) and savour the tastes of the sea at waterfront restaurants.

Nature

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the diverse landscapes surrounding Setúbal, from the serene beaches to the lush greenery of the Serra da Arrábida.

Unique Features

Setúbal’s unique blend of urban charm and natural beauty makes it a standout destination. The juxtaposition of ancient architecture and modern living creates a unique atmosphere that is quintessentially Setúbaln.

Accommodation

For those seeking comfort and luxury, the hotels and spas in Setúbal offer top-notch services. Renowned establishments like the Hotel do Sado provide excellent accommodation options with stunning views.

Official Tourist Website

Visit Setúbal

 

Weather Setúbal

In Setúbal, expect mild winters and warm summers. Spring brings blooming landscapes and mild temperatures, perfect for exploring. Summers are sunny and ideal for beach visits. Autumn, with its cooler yet pleasant weather, is great for outdoor activities.

Sea and Beyond: A Responsible Mariner’s Guide

Since you’re already investing in a unique sailing adventure, why not extend that spirit to your travel choices? Opt for more sustainable methods of transport where possible like trains, coaches or sharing a car. If you fly, and we realise this may well be the case, you could research some ways to offset the carbon created by the flight.

Special Interests

If you have a special interest that you would like to find out about for this port or to tell us about, we would love to hear from you.

How to Get There

Recommendation for flights to remote or cold climate destinations we recommend purchasing flexible flights that offer full refunds. See advice on Flexible flights here.

From the UK, direct flights are available to Lisbon, followed by a short drive or train ride to Setúbal.

European visitors can enjoy convenient flights or scenic train journeys to Lisbon.

For North American travellers, direct flights to Lisbon are the quickest option, with subsequent local transport to Setúbal.

Australian adventurers can expect connecting flights to Lisbon and then a regional connection to Setúbal.

Blue Water Sailing Holidays

Setúbal, with its blend of historical charm, cultural richness, and natural beauty, is an ideal destination for those seeking an authentic experience during their Blue Water Sailing Holidays.

 

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