Estoril
Enter your dates to find available activities

Top attractions in Estoril

See all tours & things to do in Estoril

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
Photo: www.GlynLowe.com@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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
Photo: Gustavo Veríssimo@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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
Photo: Outi-Maaria Palo-oja@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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
Photo: g.sighele@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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)
Photo: Lee Cannon@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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
Photo: Pedro Ribeiro Simões@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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
Photo: Ben Sutherland@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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.

Things to Do in Estoril

Top Attractions in Estoril

Cities in Portugal

Other Sightseeing Options in Estoril

Want to discover all there is to do in Estoril? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Estoril

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!

What a great tour ! Had an amazing day with Maria, our guide. The biggest highlight of the day : Being the first one arriving at Pena Palace. Having the full palace for ourselves was such a luxury. Plenty of free time to take pictures in Pena Palace, Cabo de Roca and Cascai where we had lunch. Maria our guide was very knowledgeable, kind, funny and an amazing driver! She made our day very enjoyable ! Covid measures were informed and respected by the small group I’ve joined. Don’t forget your jacket, it can get a bit chilly and windy in Sintra and Cabo de Roca. Totally recommend this trip.

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.

Gita molto interessante, molto comodo il trasporto e molto ben strutturate le varie tappe e le relative pause. guida esperta e molto simpatica, ci ha accompagnato durante tutto il viaggio con molte battute e curiosità. ci ha Inoltre dato consigli non inerenti al viaggio e si è mostrata molto disponibile nel suggerirci ad esempio ristoranti o tappe per il nostro viaggio. consigliato!!

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.