Located west of Lisbon on the Estoril coast, the once-sleepy fishing village of Cascais has become the summer playground of city dwellers, adored for its glorious string of sandy bays and the spanking new marina. 

Although the beaches pose the main attraction in Cascais, it’s worth popping in to the 17th-century St Sebastian Chapel to admire the vast collection of sculpture, Oriental china, decorative arts and the stunning traditional tiles that encrust the walls of this eclectic little museum. The contemporary design of the Casa das Histórias (Museum of Stories) also rewards a visit; designed by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, this sleek gallery displays works by famous Portuguese artist Paula Rego. 

Back from the beach the pedestrianized thoroughfare of Rua Frederico Arouca sees most of the action at night; it’s lined with upmarket boutiques and open-air fish restaurants as well as jumping late-night bars and clubs. 

Cape Roca makes the perfect side trip from Cascais; escape into nature and stand at the westernmost point of continental Europe while gazing in awe from the bluff cliffs across the restless ocean. Close by is the Boca do Inferno (Hells’ Mouth), a naturally formed grotto worn down by the interminable crashing of Atlantic waves against the cliffs.

Practical Info

Cascais is 30 minutes west of Lisbon and is best reached by train from Cais do Sodré station along the scenic coastal route.

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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 673 Reviews

Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.70
Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Small-Group Day Trips, Lisbon, ... 
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Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Small-Group Day Trips

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 183 Reviews

Combine two best-selling Lisbon tours at a discounted price to make the most out of your time in Portugal's capital. With an expert guide, take two day trips ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Varies

From USD $129.06
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Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Lisbon Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings, and Sintra and Cascais ... 
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Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Lisbon Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings, and Sintra and Cascais Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

This Lisbon Super Saver is a fabulous 2-day package combining a best-selling Lisbon walking tour and a best-selling day trip to Sintra and Cascais at a ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Varies

From USD $102.84
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Private Tour: Estoril and Cascais Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Super Savers
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Private Tour: Estoril and Cascais Day Trip from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Discover the natural beauty of Portugal on a relaxing, full-day, private trip to the picturesque towns of Estoril and Cascais. Your private driver will ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.21
Private Tour: Lisbon Coast Cruise, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
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Private Tour: Lisbon Coast Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Sail along Portugal’s stunning coastline between Lisbon and Cascais on a half-day or full-day cruise aboard a private sailing boat. Swim in the open waters ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4-8 hours

From USD $43.57
Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Sailing Trips
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Sintra, Pena Palace and Cascais Half-Day Trip from Lisbon

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Enjoy a half-day trip from Lisbon to Sintra to see one of Portugal’s most popular attractions, the massive, gorgeous Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena), ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.36
4-Day Small-Group Portugal Tour: Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Coast, Lisbon, Half-day ... 
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4-Day Small-Group Portugal Tour: Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Coast

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Make the most of your time in Portugal with this 3-night/4-day tour of Lisbon and its surrounding region. Spend all three nights in a Lisbon hotel, and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $366.34
Private Tour: Lisbon Helicopter Flight, Lisbon, Multi-day Tours
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Private Tour: Lisbon Helicopter Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take to the skies to see Lisbon from a whole new perspective on this private helicopter tour. Choose to leave in the morning or afternoon and pick from three ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 15, 20 or 30 minutes

From USD $113.43
3-Night Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Sesimbra and Azeitão, Lisbon, ... 
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3-Night Private Tour of Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Sesimbra and Azeitão

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience Lisbon and its surrounding must-see areas on this 4-day private tour with an expert guide. Spend your first day sightseeing around Portugal’s ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $420.12
Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cascais Line, Lisbon, Multi-day Tours
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cascais Line

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Lisbon’s limitless compelling sights with the freedom of a hop-on hop-off bus tour, with an optional line to Cascais. Tickets are valid for 24 or ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $13.44

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