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Top 7 Things To Do in Estoril

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

Half Day Trip to Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca from Lisbon

Highly recommend if you have only a few hours to spare on your trip to Lisbon! Marisa, our guide was extraordinary and the trip was amazing. Though a bus tour, our group was a comfortable size and not overwhelming at all. Sintra was breathtaking. We visited Palacio Nacional de Sintra, the only extant medieval palace in Portugal. The drive through Sintra was stunning, and the vistas along the coastline were spectacular. We visited Boca do Inferno, Cabo da Roca (westernmost point in Europe), and the lovely seaside resort of Cascais. The experience I gained on this tour was an key reason I booked my return trip back to Portugal within 6 weeks of returning home! HIGHLY recommend this tour and returning to spend more time in stunning Sintra and Cascais!

Half-Day Tour of Sintra from Lisbon Reviewed by Ryan, 09/09/2019

Great way to see the sights outside of Lisbon!

My son (age 9) and I booked this tour to see things outside of Lisbon without having to rent a car! It was awesome! The guide was knowledgeable and we learned quite a bit about Portugal. He gave us good recommendations of restaurants and what to see in our "free time." Although I wish I had known where we were going to have free time as I would have done a little more research myself on the other options. I had interest in Quinta da Regaleira and had no idea it was a 10 minute walk from our 2 hour lunch stop! I would have given up a sit down lunch to see it. I loved being in a small group and I'm glad I didn't rent a car as it was a lot of time driving and the traffic would have put me over the top in stress levels. Highly recommend!

Amazing half day completely tailored to us

Booked this tour for myself, my sister and our 80-year-old mum who walks with a cane. Apart from a very minor mixup regarding pickup location, we had a fantastic day. Nuno was so attentive and stopped whenever we asked him to and gave excellent commentary throughout the trip. There was a forest fire alert on the day of tour which meant we couldn’t drive up to see the palaces in Sintra, but Nuno took us to see loads of beaches and other fascinating places instead - this more than made up for the disappointment of missing the palaces. Highly recommend this activity.

Half-Day Sintra Tour from Lisbon with Transfers Reviewed by Anonymous, 14/09/2019

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!

Outstanding service, met on time by Gabriel and driver Hugo excellent.

This company is outstanding, great value after a long flight and carrying luggage. Met by Gabriel and taken outside to Hugo and a lovely car to transport us to Cascais. Hugo was excellent, spoke good English and gave us lots of local knowledge and tips. He found our place to stay, parked and helped with our luggage then phoned the proprietor to come out to us. Thank you Hugo. Fully recommend this company and will surely use again. Will also post on trip advisor for others.