The Sado river incredible delta, with the Tróia peninsula is mentioned in some of the oldest accounts of travels made by the Phoenicians, even before the Romans. This Sado river Delta is still home to dolphins and several wading birds, and up river the millenary culture of salt extraction is nowadays accompanied by rice production.
In the morning we will stroll in the historic city center of Setúbal, ending at the market, holding the reputation of having the best fish around Lisbon. After that, we take the ferry across the river to Tróia, and if you are lucky, dolphins can come to greet you. In Tróia we visit one of the most important Roman sites in Portugal.
We will peak onto what may be one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Portugal, and probably the most cosmopolitan, where you may not resist a swim. After lunch, we will visit a unique palafite quay in the Sado river delta and cruise by Álcacer do Sal, one of the most charming clay white towns in Portugal, on our way back.
TIPS: No fresh fish in the market on Mondays
In the Summer you can swim at the beach