Delve into Portugal’s traditional fishing heritage on this private full-day guided excursion from Lisbon that includes lunch. This tour offers a view of Lisbon’s fishing culture that’s not often seen by travelers. 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.
A private full-day cultural experience from Lisbon
Explore a traditional fishing village and see how the locals live
Five of us from the U.S. took this day trip with Paolo, our gregarious well-informed guild. At Fonte da Telha Beach, which is renowned for it's beautiful white sand coastline, we were introduced to several fishermen and invited into one fisherman's shack. We saw buckets of fish being salted and lines of fish drying, typical of what you would see in Portuguese markets. While we were there, a boat came in, and we watched as fish were unloaded and sold.
We drove to Setubal, a colorful seaside village, enjoyed going to the fish market and had a lovely lunch with Paolo at a typical outdoor family-run restaurant. The drive was beautiful and we were able to stop at a tile factory and have a demonstration of tile-making.