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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Worth the trip and tour with your transportation taken care of.

Tour was well arranged and planned by our tour guide, Maria. However, if u planned to spend more time at the Pena Palace/ Castle, u should consider having a tour specific for this since the castle is a big place and takes time to explore, 1-2 hours might not be sufficient to visit the entire place.

Wonderful experience, competent and friendly guide!

We were very happy with this choice. Mathieu, our guide was very gentleman, knowledgeable, maintained a good pace and made our tour extremely enjoyable. Well worth it!

Excellent trip, Jaime was a wonderful guide,

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 who will make you fall in love with Portugal!

Great guide, really passionate about Portugal - we loved the trip and would be very happy to come back again!

Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/16/2016

Fantastic, Absolute Highlight of our Trip to Lisbon!

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.


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