Baía de Cascais

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Baía de Cascais: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

1. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

Get out of the city and explore fairytale Sintra with a friend on this full-day tour. See the romantic Pena Palace and the mysterious Quinta da Regalheira. Explore the portuguese riviera Cascais and Estoril. Meet your guide by the reception of your Lisbon hotel, and enjoy the relaxed ride through the suburbs of Lisbon. In Sintra, begin your tour in the picturesque park, which forms the heart of the UNESCO Cultural Landscape. Explore the Pena Palace and its elaborate gardens, the ancient home the portuguese millionaire Augusto Carvalho Monteiro called Quinta da Regalheira. Get a panoramic view of Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from the Pena Palace. Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Return to Lisbon through the busy Riviera towns of Cascais and Estoril.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

2. From Lisbon: Sintra and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

Escape Lisbon and go on a full-day, guided journey to some of Portugal’s most popular attractions. Stop at the iconic Nacional Palace in Sintra, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo da Roca, and the ritzy seaside town of Cascais. Your first stop is Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site with incredible Romanticist architecture, historic estates and villas, and royal palaces and castles. Enjoy time to explore Pena Palace and 1.5-hour of free time to wander around Sintra. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and take in the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

From Lisbon: Pena Palace Visit & Sintra Guided Day Trip

3. From Lisbon: Pena Palace Visit & Sintra Guided Day Trip

Meeting point in front of Fenix Hotel, next to Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal) at 8:20 (Please be there at least 10 minutes before to avoid delays). First visit Pena National Palace on the top of Sintra's Mountain, one of the most impressive expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in architecture in the world and one of Portugal’s seven wonders, and the amazing gardens full of rare fauna and unique trees from the four corners of the world. You will find a Palace not just with a single style but a mix of Romantic, Renaissance, Manueline and Moorish styles. A variety of trails that lead you right to the top where you can enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the peaceful forests and gardens covered by exotic plants and flowers, the western coastline and the city of Lisbon below.The Pena Palace was designated a National Monument in 1910 and its part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995. Estimated Time - 2 hrs Then admire Sintra Village Historical Center where you’ll have free time to explore the town, to see Sintra National Palace from the outside, the charming traditional shops, restaurants and historic cafes but above all the landscape that has inspired so many artists, writers and kings. Don't forget to taste the traditional "Travesseiros de Sintra" and "Queijadas de Sintra", two of the most delicious local pastries.Take a walk along the medieval streets of Sintra one of the most known and romantic Portuguese villages. Due to its palaces, woods and the fogy mountains, Sintra has become a magical place. Estimated Time - 1h30 After lunch, a drive through one of the most beautiful roads of Sintra straight to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, where you'll be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs, an absolute paradise for photography lovers. Estimated Time - 20m On the way to Cascais you will pass by a beautiful beach, part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Guincho Beach is popular for its strong winds and high swells that are the delight of a great following among bodyboarders and surfers. Part of the Guincho beach great beauty is its natural white sand dunes that contrasts with the Serra de Sintra hills. Last but not least Cascais, known as the French Riviera, this elegant seaside resort town is now the favorite destination of the national and international jet set. Stroll along the charming city center and enjoy the lovely Cascais bay. Estimated time - 1h After your free exploration time in Cascais, relax back on board an air-conditioned minivan, and admire more breathtaking views along the coast on the way back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Pena Palace Tour

4. From Lisbon: Sintra and Pena Palace Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Lisbon, and then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage monument of Pena Palace, one of the finest expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. Marvel at the extravagant decorations and royal collections of the opulent interiors, and get amazing views from the rooftop cafe and terraces. You then head down to Sintra to enjoy some free time to shop or explore the historical center. Try the local pastries and take souvenir photos of the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, the Sintra National Palace. Continue towards the historic estates of Seteais and Monserrate on the way to Cabo da Roca. Get panoramic views from the westernmost point of mainland Europe, and take souvenir photos of the surfers paradise of Guincho Beach. Stop at the village of Cascais and take some walk along the bay before the return journey to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca Private Car Tour

5. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, Cabo da Roca Private Car Tour

Discover the breathtaking Sintra, Cabo da Roca, and Cascais on a private car tour with a local guide. Explore the old royal summer home of Pena Palace, the enchanting gardens of Quinda da Regaleira, and the charming seaside town of Cascais along your way. Listen to stories that surround these beautiful locations nearby Lisbon, taking your time to walk through any or all sights. Sit back and relax as you’re driven along the stunning coastline from Lisbon to Sintra, Cascais, and Cabo da Roca. At the latter, be amazed by the cliffside views and the sprawling Atlantic Ocean. In Cascais, take your time to walk through the small town's flower-clad, charming streets at your own pace. Stop for a spot of lunch here at your own expense. Once in Sintra, choose which incredible palaces, castles, and gardens you wish to visit, including Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and more.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour of Sintra and Cascais with Locals

6. From Lisbon: Full-Day Tour of Sintra and Cascais with Locals

Travel to the wonderfully preserved city of Sintra on this day trip from Lisbon. Have some free time to explore the Old Town and go to the whimsical Pena Palace. Head to the coast to viewpoint at Cabo da Roca and the seaside resort town of Cascais. Be picked up from your accommodation in Lisbon. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Sintra. Take some time to explore the vibrantly colored hilltop castle of Pena Palace or wander through the cafes, boutiques, historic estates and villas in the Old Town.  Continue to Cabo da Roca where you can stand at the westernmost point of continental Europe. Snap some breathtaking shots of the impressive views of the ocean crashing against the high rocky cliffs. Finally, arrive in Cascais, an elegant seaside resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Stroll through the lovely city center and check out Cascais’ luxury marina, its charming fishing port, and a restored fort that houses many local craftsmen.

Cascais: Open Water Swimming

7. Cascais: Open Water Swimming

Enjoy the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure on this open-water swimming tour in Cascais. Meet your tour guide at Praia da Duquesa Beach for a quick safety briefing and introduction. Next, enjoy a brief warm-up then jump into the sea for an acclimatization swim nearby before beginning your adventure along the Cascais coast. Enjoy up to 1 hour of swimming time. Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Cascais as you swim in the company of your guide. Your guide will provide you with feedback throughout the tour and will take photos and videos which you can use to improve your technique. At the end of the tour, warm up with a hot mug of tea.

Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

8. Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

Feel the pleasure of taking a few dives along the magnificent coast between Lisbon and Cascais on this private sailboat tour. This experience is perfect for spending time with friends and family and celebrating birthdays or other special occasions. Board the luxury sailboat, enjoy a welcome drink, and set sail from Lisbon’s port, Doca do Bom Sucesso. Depending on your chosen tour length, you can anchor in front of the beach in Caxias, Oeiras, or Cascais Bay. Choose to swim, dive, or just relax on board and soak in the rays. On the way to the area’s most scenic places, take in the view of the coastline and enjoy the fresh air.

Cascais: 2- or 4-hour Sailing Tour

9. 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.

Cascais: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

10. Cascais: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

Start your 2-hour sunset cruise from Cascais, where you can adapt your route with the crew according to your preferences. Sail towards Cabo the Roca, the most western point of Europe, or relax along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cascais, Estoril, Parede, Carcavelos, and Oeiras. Sit back, relax and let yourself truly unwind as the sun slowly sets on the horizon. As you sail, discover the stunning shores and ancient fortifications along the coast and sip on tasty drinks onboard. Admire the spectacular sights of Cascais from its picturesque waterfront and finish your cruise refreshed and invigorated.

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What people are saying about Baía de Cascais

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 160 reviews

Our guide and driver, Agnes and Paolo, were superb. Agnes was very knowledgeable but also provided the type of commentary that really made the history come alive. She also solved a ticket problem which was my fault, because I had ordered tickets for the wrong palace. Paolo's driving skills were much appreciated. He maneuvered the van through tight spaces while driving in the safest manner. If you are coming to Lisbon, you definitely want to visit Pena Palace and the coast, and I can't imagine a better tour to take.

No os perdáis Cascais, es simplemente maravilloso. Con este tour fue todo comodisimo, el guía muy atento y amable con nosotros. Y la vuelta en velero...qué decir! Espectacular! Para mí, la mejor manera de visitar Cascais

Great tour by Jaime. very knowledgeable of the area and made it very interesting. he made sure that we got educated on all points of interest and made it a very fun experience.

Miguel was an absolutely amazing host. He took us to all the places we wanted to see and was so friendly and talkative. Would highly recommend his tours!

Great experience! The sailing trip is nice and Cascais a charming place. I recommend this tour.