Travel like a Local through Setúbal, Portugal

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Vítor

7 Days30 Days!

Extra Cancellation Days
only for the first TripMate

Guided trip
What's special?
special Serra da Arrábida & Sado River
special Food & Activities
special Beaches & Relaxation
*** Day 1 (14-08) *** I will personally welcome you at the Lisbon (LIS) Airport (Lisbon Humberto Delgado International Airport) and take you to the hotel where you will be staying. Since all TripMates will arrive at different times, you will have the rest of the day free to explore the city or enjoy the nearest beach (Praia de Albarquel), depending on your arrival time. If you arrive in the morning, don't miss the chance to take a dip! If everyone arrives before dinner time, we will gather for an animated dinner, perfect for getting to know each other better and starting the trip on the right foot! *** Day 2 (15-08) *** Today we will explore some incredible landmarks of the city, such as the majestic São Filipe Fortress, the imposing Palmela Castle, and the charming Bonfim Park, among others. For lunch and dinner, we will decide together what we feel like eating (Fish, Meat, Healthy, Italian, etc.), turning the meals into delicious culinary adventures! *** Day 3 (16-08) *** We can decide between one of the beaches of the wonderful Arrábida Mountains or take the boat to Tróia! If everyone agrees, we can have a Padel match in the late afternoon for some fun and exercise. We end the day with a stroll through the city center, dinner at a tapas restaurant, and a taste of the vibrant local nightlife! *** Day 4 (17-08) *** Today is a day for kayaking on the Sado River and then relaxing at the beach for a few hours! We start the day early with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, followed by a delicious coffee at Casa da Baía before heading out for a kayaking adventure! After that, it will be up to you whether you want to go to the beach, explore more of the city, or even head to Lisbon for dinner. If we stay in Setúbal, we will have dinner at a quiet restaurant with a stunning view of the River, and then, for our last night in the city, we will toast the trip with some farewell drinks. It's going to be epic! *** Day 5 (18-08) *** Free day! Since TripMates will depart at different times, I will take you to the Airport throughout the day. If all of your return flights are after 5:00 PM, we can still enjoy the morning at the beach or take a morning walk through the city (or something else we decide at that time), have a delicious brunch, and then head to the airport in the afternoon. A final goodbye before you head home with incredible memories from this trip! This plan ensures lots of fun and unforgettable moments. Let's gooooooo! 🚀 😁 Side note: even though it's not in the plans, if we have time we can go visit Sesimbra and/or Lisbon! Let's see how it goes ======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*

About Me! Hi 👋, I'm Vítor from Setúbal and I work in the IT field. In recent years, I've been venturing more into the world of travel, and very recently, I discovered JoinMyTrip. This year, I took my first trip through this platform. As I live in a city with wonderful beaches and magnificent views from the beautiful Arrábida Mountains, I thought: "Why not show this city to my fellow JoinMyTrip TripMates?" So here I am, organizing my first trip as a Tour Guide. I hope to show you the best of the city, as well as have some fun, engage in sports, and relax on the region's beaches! I'll do my best to make you feel like true locals!! 😁 ======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*======*

Private room for all TripMates (let me know if you want to share with some friend) ************************************ 2 single beds Non-smoking room Private bathroom Hair dryer Desk and wardrobe Safe box TV Air conditioning Outside view Shower TV LCD Mini fridge Breakfast *********************************** Any questions about the trip? You can let me know in the Q&A section!

What's included?
Meeting at Lisbon Airport on trip dates
Transport to/from Airport on trip dates
Accommodation in a Hotel/Bed&Breakfast
Breakfast
Car for group (i will be your driver)
Car expenses (gas, tolls, parking)
Two activities (Padel, Kayak)
Local expertise and 24/7 support
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Trip Itinerary
1

Largo Jesus

Day 1
Welcome to Setúbal! I will personally welcome you at the Airport and take you to the hotel where you will be staying. The Church of the former Monastery of Jesus, or Convent of Jesus of Setúbal, is a church that was part of the Convent of Jesus. Built in the Gothic style, it is located in Setúbal and is considered one of the earliest examples of Manueline style.
2

Forte de São Filipe

Day 1
The Fort of São Filipe, more commonly referred to as a fort or fortress, played a tactical role in reinforcing the line of defense of the Portuguese coast, which was plagued by pirates from northern Europe and Africa. From the fort's walls, you can glimpse one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the bay.
3

Praia Albarquel

Day 1-2
You can take the time to explore the city while we wait for all the TripMates or go for a swim at Praia de Albarquel. If everyone arrives before dinner time, we can visit some spots of the city and have dinner together, getting to know each other, and maybe even go for a drink. Nestled between lush greenery and crystal-clear waters, Praia de Albarquel beach offers stunning views of the Arrábida Mountains. Its golden sands and calm, inviting sea make it perfect for swimming and sunbathing. With easy access to nearby cafes and restaurants, you can savor local delicacies while soaking in the serene atmosphere. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure.
4

Mercado do Livramento

Day 2
Built to replace another market that was demolished in 1876, it was inaugurated in 1930. The interior was completely remodeled after renovation works carried out between 2010 and 2011. Notable are the interior tile panels depicting various economic activities of the city, dating from 1929. At the north entrance, there are two additional panels by Rosa Rodrigues, featuring images of the city, dating from 1944. In June 2014, the American magazine USA Today recognized the Livramento Market as one of the best fish markets in the world.
5

Praça do bocage

Day 2
The square pays homage, with a statue, to Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, a native of Setúbal, one of the greatest Portuguese poets. Alongside the square, there are several buildings of historical significance. Here you will also find the historic downtown of Setúbal, which we will explore and get to know.
6

Parque do Bonfim

Day 2
The Bonfim Park is one of the most iconic green spaces in the city of Setúbal. Located in the city center, this park offers a tranquil refuge for residents and visitors, with a relaxing atmosphere and various natural and cultural attractions. In addition to being a leisure spot, Bonfim Park contributes to the quality of life in Setúbal, providing a healthy and natural environment in the heart of the city. It serves as a green lung, helping to improve air quality and offering a space for physical activities and relaxation. In summary, Bonfim Park is a true treasure in Setúbal, offering a versatile and welcoming space for all ages, where nature and the community come together in harmony.
7

Castelo de Palmela

Day 2
As a military structure, the castle served as a lookout post, a communication hub, a support base in wartime, and a control point for the area between Lisbon and the South, between the Tagus and Sado rivers. The Palmela Castle is located in the town, parish, and municipality of the same name, in the district of Setúbal, Portugal. Palmela Castle has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.
8

Serra da Arrábida

Day 2
The crystalline blue of the sea waters blending with the green of nature makes the Serra da Arrábida a special corner of Portugal. Among the trails and paths to explore, there are paradisiacal beaches, breathtaking landscapes and viewpoints, mysterious caves, and castles to visit. The Serra da Arrábida offers a wide variety of activities for you to enjoy. Let's discover more about the goodness this place brings us.
9

Azeitao

Day 2-3
The village where we'll have the opportunity to try some typical sweets from the region. I won't reveal which ones, as it's a surprise, but I promise you'll LOVE them!! Let's take the chance to explore this village, and if there's still time, we might head to Sesimbra, a town situated on the other end of the Serra da Arrábida. We can also decide if you guys want to dinner in Sesimbra or Setúbal. Let's go with the flow! 😎
10

Praia da Figueirinha

Day 3
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Serra da Arrábida, Figueirinha Beach is one of the most well-known and sought-after in the region, renowned for its easy access and the tranquility of its waters. This beach boasts an extensive sandy shore that extends further into the sea during low tide, forming a sort of cove where windsurfing is often practiced.
11

Praia do Creiro

Day 3-4
A very beautiful beach, located at the foot of the Serra da Arrábida. It has a small rocky island that's excellent for diving. On this day, if everyone is interested (we'll decide what time to leave the beach), we can play a game of Padel in the late afternoon. At the end of the day, we'll take a stroll through the downtown area, have dinner at a tapas restaurant, and experience a bit of the city's nightlife.
12

Parque Urbano de Albarquel

Day 4
Let's go on a kayak adventure?? 😄 This day starts very early, so make sure to rest well from the previous day! We'll begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, have a coffee at Casa da Baía (if there's time), and head out for a kayak ride! We should be at Parque Urbano de Albarquel by 09:40 AM. After that, it's up to you whether you want to go to the beach, take a stroll around the city, or head to Lisbon for a brief visit. At the end of the day, we'll have dinner at a quiet restaurant overlooking the river, then head out for our last night in the city, for some farewell drinks 🥂
13

Portinho da Arrábida

Day 4-5
And there it is. The last place where we are going to dinner in this trip! Here we can toast and appreciate the moments we've shared over the past few days, with tired bodies but light minds and full hearts (I hope). From here, we'll then move on to our last night in the city, for some farewell drinks 😊
14

Setúbal

Day 5
Free day! Assuming that the TripMates depart at different times, I will take you to the Airport throughout the day. Depending on the time of your return flights, we may still go to the beach in the morning, have brunch, and I'll take you to the airport later in the afternoon. See if ou can schedule your flight to the end of the day (afternoon/night).
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hotel & Bed & Breakfast
5 days trip
Largo Jesus, Forte de São Filipe & 12 more
Transportation
Car, Trekking
What's excluded?
Flight ticket
Meals/Food/Drinks/Nightlife
Additional Hotel expenses (Mini fridge)
Troia Ferry Ticket
Other transportation expense (e.g. Uber)
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