Alcochete Traditional Tour

Boat day tour of Alcochete fishing village, Salines of Samouco and the natural reserve protected area.

 

Visit Alcochete, a unique destination, 45 minutes away from Lisbon’s downtown. Cruise on a comfortable and fast boat. Alcochete is a traditional fishing and salt village where you can visit:

  • From the boat, you will discover the impressive Vasco de Gama 17kms long bridge. 
  • The Hortas National Ecological Reserve.
  • The Salines of Samouco Complex , a natural heritage that can be discovered by walking routes. Two walks can be carried out in this natural area, through which you can observe estuary birds like the flamingos and herons during winter months, and, during the summer, there is the possibility of observing salt production.
  • The area of Bairro das Barrocas: a tradtional and historical part of Alcochete where fishermen and salines workers lived. The "Alfama" of Alcochete with narrow streets and small houses. 

Itinerary:

  • 09:30 am: Departure from Cais do Sodré or Doca de Santo Amaro;
  • 45 minutes cruise past Praça do Comércio, Alfama, under the 17kms long Vasco de Gama bridge, across the river, into the wetlands of Alcochete;
  • Arrival at Alcochete fishing dock;
  • Walk and visit of the Salines of Samouco or the Hortas Ecological Reserve;
  • 1pm: lunch at recommended restaurants; 
  • Walk in the historical centre of Alcochete: the Bairro das Barrocas;
  • 3:30pm: Departure from Alcochete;
  • 4:15pm: Back to Lisbon.
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