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Baía de Cascais

Baía de Cascais: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lisbon: Pena Palace Visit & Sintra Guided Day Trip

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

On this guided day trip, experience the natural and cultural wonders of Portugal as you travel from Lisbon to Pena Palace. Explore the medieval streets and local cuisine of Sintra Village. Admire the beauty of Roca Cape and Guincho Beach in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park before returning to Lisbon. Your day trip sets out from Lisbon. Relax as you travel to Sintra's Mountain, home to the Pena National Palace of Portugal. Enjoy this prime example of 19th-century Romantic architecture, a UNESCO world heritage site, with elements of Renaissance, Manueline, and Moorish styles. Next, discover the beautiful palace gardens with rare plants and trees from all over the world. Follow the garden trails to the mountaintop, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the peaceful forests and gardens with exotic plants and flowers. Gaze down at the coastline and Lisbon below. Continue your tour in Sintra Village and visit the Historical Center. Wander the streets of this medieval village, taste the "Travesseiros de Sintra" and "Queijadas de Sintra" - both traditional local pastries - and enjoy the magical landscape that has inspired so many artisits, writers, and kings. After lunch, drive along one of Sintra's picturesque roads to Roca Cape, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Experience the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes against high rocky cliffs. Further on, you'll make your way to Cascais. Pause in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park at the beautiful Guincho Beach. Admire the white sand dunes in contrast with the Serra de Sintra hills as the ocean waves pound the sand. Glimpse surfers enjoying the strong swells. In Cascais, also known as the French Riviera, take some time to explore the charming city center and enjoy the elegant ambience of this seaside resort town. Finally, after some leisurely strolling, board the minivan and relax with more beautiful views on the way back to Lisbon.

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

2. 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 Sintra to Cabo de Roca and Cascais. Be amazed by the cliffside views and the vast Atlantic Ocean.

From Lisbon: Sintra and Pena Palace Tour

3. 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 and Cascais Full-Day Tour with Locals

4. 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: Sintra Full-Day Trip

5. From Lisbon: Sintra Full-Day Trip

Get out of the city and explore fairytale Sintra with a guide on this full-day tour. See the romantic Pena Palace, the last residence of the Portuguese royal family and one of 7 wonders of Portugal. See the westernmost point of continental Europe, Cabo da Roca. Explore the Portuguese Riviera, including Cascais, and Estoril.  Meet your guide by the reception of your Lisbon hotel, and enjoy the relaxed ride through the suburbs of Lisbon aboard an airconditioned van. Arrive in Sintra and begin your tour in the picturesque park, which forms the heart of the UNESCO-listed town.  Explore the Pena Palace.  Admire panoramic views of Lisbon and the Atlantic Ocean from the palace.  Visit the westernmost point of continental Europe at Cabo da Roca. Watch the waves of the Atlantic crash into the cliffs before returning to Lisbon through the vibrant coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril. 

Cascais: 2- or 4-hour Sailing Tour

6. 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.

Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

7. 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-Hour Sunset Cruise

8. 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.

From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra, Cascais, and Belem Full-Day Tour

Travel to Sintra, a World Heritage Site, where medieval streets, castles, palaces and chalets of different architectures coexist. See the park that brings together plants from different parts of the world, forming a huge and magical green forest. Next, head towards the Atlantic Ocean to discover Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe. Pass through Cascais and the neighborhood Estoril, both famous for offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere. See the world-renowned Estoril Casino and its beautiful gardens.Finally, return to Lisbon, driving along the Estoril coast and admiring the stunning views of the white sand beaches along the way. Once you reach Belem, learn how the Portuguese ships used to depart from here to discover the new world.

From Lisbon: Sailing Day Trip to Cascais with City Tour

10. From Lisbon: Sailing Day Trip to Cascais with City Tour

Enjoy views of Portugal's dynamic coastline on this sailing day trip from Lisbon to Cascais. Follow your guide on a walking tour in Cascais to sights like the Cascais Citadel. Spend some free time taking the sights in at your own pace before taking a bus or van back to Lisbon. Hop aboard the boat at the port of Belem and sail along the coast until you reach Cascais bay. On your way to Cascais, listen to stories about this route which was used by as a gateway to Lisbon by Portuguese navigators 500 years ago. Admire one of Portugal’s largest maritime defensive structures, the imposing St. Juliao da Barra Fort. Feel the sea breeze and marvel at stunning views of the sunny beaches of Estoril and Cascais. Arrive in Cascais, a city that was once a fishing village which became the summer destination of the Portuguese royal family. Step back in time on a guided walking tour to destinations like the Cascais Citadel, a set of fortifications built between the 15th and 17th centuries to protect from pirates. Head to a unique natural chasm located in the seaside cliffs which is called “Hells Mouth.” Let the Atlantic Ocean's full force in this space take your breath away. Explore the city with 2-hours of free time to walk the charming streets or purchase some local food. Return to Lisbon on a an air-conditioned vehicle and end your tour in the scenic Praça do comercio sqaure. 

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What people are saying about Baía de Cascais

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 322 reviews

Our guide, Agnes, was delightful, energetic, full of special stories about the royals, the palace and funny. Even though it was foggy, rainy and windy, we had an epic adventure. The drive along the coast of Estoril and Cascais was awesome, as the waves were huge due to the Hurricane Ernie. Agnes never gave up hope for a little sunshine…which we did get a little of. She was very knowledgeable of that area as well. The driver was also good (I don’t remember his name but he was handsome).

There was 6 of us, including Maria the guide, in a 9 seater air-conditioned vehicle, so we travelled in comfort. Maria had messaged us the night before to buy Pena Palace timed entry tickets in advance, to help save some queuing time as it was very busy. Maria was excellent throughout. She was helpful and informative throughout the journey and then would drop us off at each stop and give us time to do whatever we wanted.

Nunu was an exceptional guide. He was very thorough in answering all of our questions. We greatly enjoyed his company. He kindly picked us up from our Air bnb. The weather was very uncooperative (raining, wind) that day. Surprisingly, even after getting drenched during this tour, Nunu was the perfect guide!

This experience was for sure worth it! Maria made sure we experienced everything with minimal wait times! She also provided an endless amount of facts about Sintra and Lisbon! Couldn’t recommend it enough :)

Our guide was very knowledgeable an professional. Her pleasant personality made the whole experience very enjoyable.