Top attractions in Cascais
Lush natural greenery and sandy beaches await you in Cascais. A seaside town, Cascais has a whole host of fun waiting for you. Make sure you visit the best it has to offer!
Hike to the Boca do Inferno from the city, it's a scenic 1-mile trek. Once you're at the cliff's edges take in the salty spray of the ocean, and the spectacular views.
Not too far from the city center, the Ribeira Beach is great for families. You'll find lots of shops and restaurants nearby and fine, golden sand under your toes. Enjoy the cool water after you sun yourself!
Learn more about lighthouses and the history of the Santa Marta Lighthouse when you visit the 25 meter structure. You'll find a museum inside that explores technical aspects of the optics involved in lighthouses.
Enjoy the private art collection of Jorge O'Neil presented in the Castro Guimaraes Museum. The building's architecture features a mixture of stylistic elements that embrace aspects of Portuguese and Arabic cultures.
Go on a Monumental de Cascais--also known as a tour of the city. Book yourself a tour guide and get lost on a green hike through town as you learn all about the history of Cascais.
Protected since the early 1980s, the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is a stunning landscape to behold. While you explore, stop by the Pena Palace for panoramic views, and then afterwards head to Guincho beach to surround yourself with ocean.
Nature aficionados will appreciate the day trip to Sintra. Wander through leafy trails and explore nooks and crannies of the local caves. When you're done hiking around, grab a relaxing drink as you watch the sunset over the beach.
With so much natural beauty around, one of the best ways to get around Cascais is certainly on foot. Plus the town is small enough to be traversed on foot and by bike. There is a public transportation system that is roomy and even air-conditioned, should you want to take a train or a bus.
While you're sightseeing in Cascais you must sample the best of the local cuisine--fresh seafood. The coastal town is known for having some of the best shrimp, crab, lobster, fish, and even barnacle. Delight your taste buds!
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- The best time to visit Cascais is from spring to fall. The weather warms up and the charming small coastal town is the perfect spot for a beach vacation away from the stresses of routine.
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What people are saying about Cascais
Wow! You need to do this, it’s all good and well finding your own way to Pena palace but there is just an incredible amount of symbolism used throughout the architectural complex which was explained thoroughly by our exceedingly knowledge tour guide. Her English was impeccable and her knowledge of Portuguese history was incredible! I have learned so much from this culturally enriching experience. Additionally we were able to visit 3 other key places in sintra, Costa da roca and cascais, tasting the best local gelatos and pastries. I don’t see any other way of visiting these places other than this. Great value for money totally worth every penny! Thank you Paula for your thorough explanations and dedication to our joy, we weren’t the most punctual group when it came to rendezvous. But she was totally understanding that we wanted to explore. But given the fact she had to do this everyday she was brilliant and so patient. Thank you so much!
Andre was a delight to tour with. He really made us all feel super comfortable on the trip and gave explanations and guided tours of all the places (especially those that are described as being optional on the tour, like the Quinta da Regaleira and Pena Palace). He also made extra stops along the way to show us places that weren’t even part of the itinerary. I can only highly recommend this trip - you get so much for how much you pay, especially in comparison with the other tours offered. Bear in mind that with all the bonuses, the tour takes more than 8 hours, but that just demonstrates how dedicated and passionate Andre is about making sure you experience as much as you can in one day. He is also very flexible and adapts to what you want to see or need on the tour. אנדרה היה תענוג לסיור איתו. בהחלט ממליץ לכולם לבחור את הסיור הזה כפי שאתה זוכה לראות את כל הנקודות החשובות ביום אחד בלבד. בסך הכל חוויה נפלאה.
This was a truly wonderful experience! We visited 3 beautiful, worth seeing places near Lisbon in a really comfortable way, with pick up and drop off directly at the hotel. Our guide Diogo knew the answer to every question, he knew all the funny details and nothing was a problem for him. This was definitely worth the money, I highly recommend to take this trip! 5 stars :) Plus, when in Portugal, Cabo da Roca is an absolute "must to see" !!
This was a great tour and really good to give you a glimpse of places outside of Lisbon. It was worth the early start to see Sintra before it gets too busy. Our guide, Reneta was very knowledgeable and friendly and was really easy-going. We could ask questions and chat as well as have the formal tour. It was well paced and enough time was given in each of the places visited although a little more time in Cascais may have been nice.
It will be easy to rate this tour because it was excellent. Renata, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable, easygoing and always made sure we were comfortable and having a good time (and she takes very good pictures, something I appreciate as a solo traveler). You cannot go wrong with this tour, the things you will see and learn will stick to your mind forever.