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
Our tour of Sintra and surrounding areas with Feliciano was a highlight of our visit to Lisbon. Feliciano is an excellent guide: knowledgeable, friendly, easy-going, and accommodating. He will take you off the beaten path so that you can experience this lovely region as few tourists do and yet still see the main sights that attract so many tourists. His knowledge of the area and its history is substantial, and you will not only learn a lot from him but also benefit from his familiarity with the hot spots in Sintra, which can get very crowded. If one pastry shop is too crowded to try the local delicacies, he knows another one nearby that is not crowded. And on a day when we saw huge crowds at the Tower of Belem and the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, Feliciano took us to an old convent with spectacular views of the region where we saw fewer than a dozen people and to a local beach where we saw one other person. Absolutely worth the price! Thank you, Feliciano! We hope to see you again.
Glad that instead of going to Sintra by ourselves we took this full day excursion provided by the Lisbon Natives Tours company. Perfectly organised, absolutely stunning locations with a deep history backgrounds, small size of the group and free pick up from your Lisbon hotel - these are the keys to success! Not to mention the extremely knowledgeable, smart, super funny and multilingually talented our best tour guide ever - André Feldman! André, you've made our day! :) Warmest greetings from the happy Finnish customers! N&L, Helsinki.
I booked the tour for my fiancé’s parents and ourselves and we had the best time, with our guide Marco leading the way. Marco masterfully switched between English and Italian throughout the tour for other guests, and he made everyone feel included and informed. Sintra is incredible and well worth the trip from Lisbon for the day!
This tour was a great way to see Sintra, Cascais and the Cabo do Roca in one day with someone that can educate you about them along the way. It was great to have Rita come with us in the Pena Palace tour as our guide. So much better than the audio guide!
Our guide Louis was excellent. A true story teller who knows a lot about history and has a pleasant way of telling. He also has a good sense of humour. Greetings to him from team Finland from Tuesday.