Top Tours & Activities 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!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+351
- Best time to visitThe 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
Jaime was a delightful young man with an excellent knowledge of the area. He quickly established a rapport with the group and provided a real insight into the history and geography of the area
Great guide, really passionate about Portugal - we loved the trip and would be very happy to come back again!
I can't tell you how much O have raved to people about this excursion, Firstly a thankyou to Jaime our guide, his knowledge is incredible, on top of that an all round really nice guy. I always say I am going to leave reviews on places but don't bother then, but this day trip was so special, absolute highlight of our trip to Lisbon! So well planned & cant believe we could fit so much into 8 hours! Also this is such incredible value for what you get. As I result I cannot wait to go back to Sintra & Cascais. Beautiful places that way exceeded my expectations! This trip is a must! He also gave us great tips & advice about the city & recommended using Uber which was a first for us but was also great value to get from the city to the airport.Thanks again to Jaime, a true scholar & gentleman. Sharon Lilly & Brendan Travers, Donegal Ireland.
Everyone who visits Lisbon with enough time for one trip should add this Sinta and Cascais to the itinerary. Sintra requires more time than one half day but for a short visit I suggest that the tour guide spend less time at the palace and more time carving out time for sites like Quinta da Regaleira (amazing if you enjoy being outside). Our guide gave us an option and those of us who went to the Quinta were exhilarated by the experience--but we didn't have enough time to get through if we were to walk back to town and get lunch. Cascais was just a drive-through then a stop to walk around, which was perfect since the morning in Sintra was busy. The drive by and photo stop at Cabo da Roca was the most beautiful on the trip. The guide, Katarina, was polished and knowlegeable, and went the extra effort to pick us up at wickedly difficult spots to make the trip easier for those of us with knee problems. She also told enriching stories and made recommendations for lunch, pastry and gelato.
Well paced, unhurried tour. Our guide, José V., added interest to the sights with his commentary and stories. Small group size meant we could leave and reboard our van quickly, so no long waits at each stop. And there was a good balance between group activity and free time. We had a great day! Re questions about my ticket saving time...the ticket was never an issue. Our guide called our names and we went with him, never having to show our ticket.