Top attractions in Estoril
Our most recommended things to do in Estoril
1. Lisbon: Pena Palace, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, & Cascais Daytrip
Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular locations stopping at the iconic Pena Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais.
Your journey from Lisbon starts at the famous city of Sintra, whose Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and numerous royal palaces and castles have made it a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Enjoy the freedom of choice on whether you want an included entry ticket and tour of the colorful Pena Palace, or whether you prefer to gain some extra free time instead.
Arriving early at Sintra means greater chances of avoiding long lines if you choose to go with your guide on a comprehensive tour through its lavish interiors and lush gardens. Marvel at the palace’s fairy-tale-...
Excellent tour - Joao was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable. We had such great weather to explore Pena Palace, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. Highly recommend.
2. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Cabo da Roca Coast Day Tour
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon on a visit to nearby sites of natural and architectural beauty. On this full-day tour, you’ll start off with a walk in Pena Park. Feel like royalty in Pena Palace. Marvel at the views of the surrounding landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will tell you about the fascinating history associated with this romantic palace. Next on the tour is a visit to the historical center of Sintra. Enjoy free time for lunch or visit the National Palace. Continue on with a drive through the Sintra Mountains. Stop at the end of the world, the great cliffs at Roca Cape, which are the westernmost point of continental Europe. The last stop of the tour is the stylish town of Cascais, where you can take a relaxing walk along the bay before heading back to Lisbon.
AMAZING TOUR. Everything was so PERFECT. Well planned, well explained. You’ll get to know the history of Portugal and see nice views. I really recommend it. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
3. Lisbon: Airport Transfer to/from Cascais, Estoril, or Sintra
Skip the long lines for taxis on arrival at Lisbon Airport and pre-book a private transfer to hotels or apartments in Cascais, Estoril, or Sintra by air-conditioned vehicle, priced for up to 8 passengers. Relax on the 1-hour journey and get dropped off directly at your hotel, with no need for extra stops along the way. Please be aware that even if you're a group of 4 pax, if you're carrying large bags, or luggage out of size, like surf boards, golf bags, or bikes, you must consider booking the mini van. Also available for departure transfers, the service is provided by the largest ground transportation company serving Lisbon Airport and is available whatever time your flight lands or departs. Benefit from a meet and greet at the airport or your hotel, and then sit back and relax as you enjoy the first-class service from a courteous driver with good knowledge of the area.
Everything excellent. Our driver Hugo called just after we landed to check timing and confirm meeting location. He was then waiting for us with a personalized sign, whisked us off to the waiting car, expertly packed the many suitcases into the back, and quickly got on our way. We ended up getting to our destination much earlier than expected. Thanks Hugo and team!
4. Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira 5-Hour Tour from Lisbon
The driver will collect you from your address and drive to Quinta da Regaleira, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Sintra's principal tourist attractions. During the guided tour inside the monument discover the romantic palace, chapel and luxurious park featuring lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains and a vast array of exquisite constructions. Next, take a short walk to historical center of Sintra passing by Lawrence's hotel, the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula. Have free time for shopping, try teh local pastry, take pictures of the thousand-year-old National Palace or just enjoy a walk in the narrow Sintra streets. After, drive through the mountains and stop at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. The cliffs are 140 meters high and offer spectacular views of the wild coastline. Continue on with a drive by the coast that takes you to G...
Agnes and the driver (sorry, I do not really remember his name) were wonderful guides! Extremely friendly, light-hearted, easy to communicate, happy, up to some laughs people. The sight-seeing was amazing, would definitely recommend for anyone who's interested in seeing more than the heavily tourist populated places, monuments or attractions. Had the best time on the road and while walking around, received lots of extra tips on what to do after the tour (which we definitely took on board) and had lots of laughs and made some unforgettable memories. Thank you a lot and best wishes from Lithuania! Keep up the good work! Lukas and Indre.
5. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais and Estoril Full-Day Trip
You’ll be picked up at your accommodation between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM and start your full-day excursion with a drive to Sintra village. In Sintra you’ll have a chance to visit the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Then, take in the stunning gardens, caves, and architecture of Quinta da Regaleira or you can choose to visit the National Palace in the center of the village. You’ll have free time for lunch and a walk around the historical center of Sintra village, and to taste the traditional Travesseiros de Sintra. Next, you’ll drive through the National Park of Sintra-Cascais to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. You’ll hear about the history of the site and enjoy stunning views from the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. On the way to Cascais you’ll stop to visit Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mouth). In the charming village of Casc...
Ricardo è stato una guida fantastica. È andato oltre le nostre aspettative. Non potevamo chiedere di meglio! Posti magnifici raccontati in modo perfetto. Muito obrigado Ricardo
6. Lisbon Coast Guided Kayak Tour
Experience the beautiful coast of Lisbon and see its historic coastal castles by kayak. Learn the basics of paddling and other techniques to make your experience as fun as possible. Paddle from Oeiras Harbor in the western part of the metropolitan area and see some of the most famous beaches, such as Praia de Carcavelos. Marvel at Saint Julian's Fort and the castles of Santo Amora and São João das Maias from the water. Discover the sheltered beach of Praia das Fontainhas along the way. Cool down with a dive in the crystal clear waters. Choose the length of your tour to suit your schedule, subject to the weather conditions, and benefit from the services of experienced guides, certified by the Portuguese Canoe and Kayak Federation.
Inês is very helpful. At the group we were 2 people. She helped me to have a dive which is a great experience. We stayed almost 2 hours and half at water. Absolutely will come back!
7. Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril: Full-Day Tour from Lisbon
Discover the surrounding area of Lisbon on this private tour accompanied by an entertaining tour guide. Explore beautiful sights and learn interesting facts about the history and culture from your tour guide. On this private tour, you can decide what you want to see. For example, you can visit Sintra, a pearl of nature with lush vegetation situated close to Lisbon. The town is also known as the center for romantics in Portugal and Europe, and has inspired the likes of Lord Byron. It was once a hunting residence for Portuguese kings and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can decide which palace you would like to visit or follow the advice of your tour guide. You will then head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Here you can purchase a certificate of your visit and enjoy the beautiful sea views. You can also look for the majestic falcons and the yellow carpo...
If you want an average guide who tells you what is necessary to know and see you might be able to book a lot of other guides. BUT if you want to see more than the average you have to book Paulo! Because of the other reviews here we were really excited what to expect from our guide and we have not been dissapointed. Our expectations were even exceeded. Wenn Sie eine Standard-Tour buchen möchten, auf der Sie die grundsätzlichen Dinge sehen und erfahren, dann gibt es hierfür wohl auch andere, durchschnittliche Führer. WENN Sie aber mehr als der Durchschnitt erleben möchten, dann müssen Sie Paulo buchen! Aufgrund der anderen Bewertungen hier, waren unsere Erwartungen sehr hoch - diese wurden aber übertroffen. Danke Paulo!
8. Cascais: 2- or 4-hour Sailing Tour
Start your cruise from Cascais, where you can adapt your route according to your preferences. Enjoy the beautiful coastline aboard a new sailboat. Sail to Cabo the Roca, the most western point of Europe, or relax along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cascais, Estoril, Parede, Carcavelos, and Oeiras. Drop anchor, enjoy the sun and swim in the clear blue seas. Another suggestion is to sail along Cascais Coast up to Lisbon and visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. From the sailing boat, you will have the opportunity to see Lisbon´s most famous monuments and views.
9. Private Sintra Tour with Cellar Visit & Wine Tasting
The first stop on your 8-hour tour is the fantastic Palace of Queluz, built in the 18th century as the official royal residence of King Pedro IV of Portugal. Visit the beautiful historic town of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site, and discover its picturesque streets, Sintra National Palace, the fountains, the churches, chapels and shrines. Head up to the Moorish castle, where the early construction dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries. From the castle, you’ll have fantastic view of the whole region. The next stop is the Pena Palace, where you’ll see a mix of architectural styles. The palace is one of the best examples of Romanticism of the 19th century. You’ll visit the most westerly point in continental Europe next. From the clifftops you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the beaches and the sea. From the coastal road, you’ll also be able to see the towns of Estoril and Cascais. St...
We had such an amazing experience with Jose. He was super knowledgeable about the different parts of the city and was mindful of our time constraint. The tour honestly felt like we were traveling with a friend rather than a tour guide. He recommended an amazing restaurant for lunch and showed us a lot of things off the beaten path. We’re foodies and his food recommendations were out of this world. The next time we’re in Lisbon, we plan on booking another tour with him.
10. Lisbon: Tailored Tour
Book your personal guide for one day and determine your individual tour according to your wishes. You are completely free to decide which destinations you want to visit or you can let your guide advise you and tailor the best tour to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to take a closer look at Lisbon historically, culinarily, culturally or architecturally, there are no limits to your imagination. Visit the sunny towns of Estoril and Cascais on the beautiful Atlantic coast, also known as the Portuguese Riviera. Or experience the mystical, literary worlds of Sintras with its fairytale castles and romantic alleys. Get an introduction to the Portuguese language or taste culinary highlights such as port wine, the famous Pasteís de Belém or the special seafood cataplana. Lisbon also offers numerous museums covering topics such as naval and shipping, modern and historical ar...
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Planning Your 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.
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- 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
I have to say I’ve been on many tours, but this one definitely takes the cake. If I was to give a golden globe this one would get an Emmy. The tour itself was beautiful and pena palace was just breathtaking, along with cascais and of course Sintra town, but the guide was what made it worthwhile. The absolute banter that was had while at the destination and on the journey even was next to nothing. Vitor was educational, helpful and an absolute gem of a human! His humour and knowledge was fantastic. He asked questions that allowed the group to discuss openly and bond as a whole, even with language barriers. We learnt all about different cultures and languages from different corners of the world as the group was mixed and we got on very well with everyone. It’s a 12/10 from me and would 110% recommend to a friend #pógmothóin
Mario was our guide he was fantastic. We had a nice group of travelers. From 20 something to late 70’s . Everyone had a great time. We walked up to the palace together had a room to room tour. Then had alone time to look at stuff we wanted more time with. Then we toured a couple villages. With self tour time. Then we went to the sea. Then back to the pick up location. The total time was eight hours. It was lovely.
Our guide Rodrigo was excellent, he gave us fun and easy to folloW information about Pena palace. I surely recommand this guide to see great places here for a good 8 hours tour.
We booked a private tour and our tour guide Veronica was very nice and had a lot to tell. We really enjoyed this day trip and would definitely recommend to our friends.
The tour was great with great tourguide Mario who knows history and surroundings very well - actually no question w/o answers... places are amazing and scenic...