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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 is a MUST for anyone who visits Lisbon

All was beautiful. British poet Lord Byron called Sintra the most beautiful place on earth. I cannot disagree. The tour should omit Cabo da Roca which is nothing more than a beach with cliffs. The extra time should be spent in Sintra. Guide was one of the best ever. He was helpful and educational. You need to assign him as many tours as he can tolerate.

Pedro is one of the best guides I’ve ever met.

Pedro was totally professional; good driver, very intelligent, knowledgeable and friendly.

Very knowledgeable guide - thoroughly enjoyed

Rodrigo cared about our trip experience and switched around the order so we could avoid the crowds and gain the maximum from the trip. He was a very knowledgeable guide who taught us a lot along the way. Great trip. Highly recommended

Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/25/2019

Awsome day without stress and enough time to explore!

Ny guide was Pedro and he was really passionate about history and trees and his knowledge was explicit! Thumbs up

Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/17/2019

The trip was very enjoyable. Carlos was very entertaining!! TY

It was a lovely day. Carlos was very knowledgable. My one regret is that although the food was very good and the group was nice it took a long time to be served for lunch and so had only a little time to explore.

Sintra, Cabo da Roca & Cascais: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/04/2019