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This city is fit for royalty -- King Luís I chose Estoril bay for his summer residence in the late 19th Center. Thereafter, the rich and famous historically came to Estoril, and it's not lost any of its elegance and charm. It's a stylish beach resort located on the beautiful coastline west of vibrant Lisbon. There's more reasonably priced accommodation too, so no need to be afraid of any exclusivity!

Beaches
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Beaches

Among the most popular are Guincho Beach with constant waves, the calmer Abano Beach, and Santa Marta Beach and Ribeira Beach which offer a disco, restaurants, shops, train, and bus stops.

Day Trip to Sintra
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Day Trip to Sintra

These bold, bright, lavish buildings built for Portuguese nobility set in the hills are a must-see. Why not combine the Pena Palace, the National Palace, and the Moors castle.

Casino
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Casino

Casion Royale was named after this legendary place. Take a gamble in Europe's first and largest casino, used as a hideout for espionage agents and royals during World War II.

Visit the Town of Cascais
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Visit the Town of Cascais

Famous for the ‘Jaws of Hell’ or ‘Boca do Inferno', this is an inlet surrounded by caves and steep rocks -- check out the castle ruins, museums, beaches, golf, and watersports.

Castelo Dos Mouros Sintra (Moors Castle)
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Castelo Dos Mouros Sintra (Moors Castle)

This 9th century ruin was built in pine forests to protect the fertile lands of Sintra, but was defeated by Christian crusades. Great views are guaranteed over Sintra.

Museu Dos Exilios
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Museu Dos Exilios

More than just a museum, this place is a memorial for refugees and exiles who, particularly around WWII, sought shelter. Archives, photos, and film footage are worth delving into.

Estoril Circuit
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Estoril Circuit

Motor racing geeks will especially love this well established venue on the Formula I circuit, used for cars, motorbikes, and go-karts, and perfectly located on a rocky plateau.

Planning Your Estoril Visit

Can I get here straight from Lisbon Airport?

Yes, Estoril is 18 miles west of Lisbon and you can get there by an inexpensive and quick train ride.

Do they speak English outside the major cities?

People who work in the tourist industry are constantly exposed to English speaking tourists, media, and culture. There will be no problems, though it's always appreciated if you try some basic Portuguese.

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    This area enjoys a mild temperature year-round, with June and July reaching peaks in mid 70s Fahrenheit and winter only dropping to low 50s Fahrenheit. Visit at any time and you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors and explore in perfect comfort.

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What people are saying about Estoril

This tour was outstanding, everything I wanted and more!

Our tour guide, Elder, was excellent!! So kind and informative! Overall, great trip!

It’s a great trip beyond my expectation!

I’m really glad I signed up this trip. The group is awesome, the tour guide is amazing !I remembered his name is Nuno(forgive me if I spelled wrong ).He is very knowledgeable, knew everything about history of the area; he’s very responsible for the whole group, taking care of our feelings ; he’s very funny and kept telling jokes on the way; he’s very organized and guide us the whole tour even he’s not necessary to do so. Our journey is full of laugh from beginning to the end. A memorable tour!

Excellent tour- beautiful and interesting places, well organized

The tour starts in Sintra with the fantastic Pena Palace where it is pratically impossible to get in individually .Our guide Joao Ramos was knowledgeable and friendly, very helpful.The cape Cabo da Roca has spectacular views and Cascais shows a Riviera at its best.The distance from Lisbon is not great so although the tour lasts all day it is not so tiring

Carlos was an amazing and informative guide - we had a great day!

Thanks so much to Carlos for sharing his passion and great knowledge of Portuguese history and culture. The whole day was very well organised and Carlos showed us the beauty of all the places we visited, as well as provided information on other things we might like to do whilst in Lisbon.

Sintra - Cascais Estoril - Full Day Tour Reviewed by Gabrielle, 05/02/2019

Great gateway for half a day in a beautiful area close to Lisbon

Our guide Agnes was very knowledgeable and knew fun stories about Quinta da Regaleira.

Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/22/2019