Top attractions 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.
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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
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!
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.
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.
A privileged way of exploring the Palace. You'll miss a lot if you do it by your own. The daytrip was more than expected thanks to a very well prepared guide as Renata was. Una forma privilegiada de explorar el Palacio. Quien lo haga sin guía, se perderá mucho. La excursión fue más de lo esperado gracias a una muy guía bien preparda como Renata.
Maria was really the best of the best, I enjoyed this day trip and Maria was making sure that we were entertained and The Pena palace and the history of it was interesting and knowledgeable. I am glad I went to this tour as I have learned so much that day. Thank you so much Maria.