Top Tours & Activities 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Estoril is 18 miles west of Lisbon and you can get there by an inexpensive and quick train ride.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+351
- Best time to visitThis 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
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.