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Cascais, Portugal

Cascais - a petite coastal town and the most westerly point on mainland Europe. Located a mere 20 miles west of Lisbon, Cascais was the place for Portugal's royal family’s summer resort in the 19th century.

The town’s idyllic scenery attracted artists, writers and European nobility. Thus all in all the once small fishing village turned into a modern popular vacation destination, and hundreds of people come here to rest at its many stunning beaches, as well as to sail and surf.

A great place to be absorbed into chic culture is the outstanding Conde de Castro Guimarães Palace. It is now a museum that encompasses an impressive collection of artwork and artifacts.

Situated in the heart of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, the city is rich in history and offers some of the most spectacular natural and architectural sites in Portugal. Stroll down the streets of the unique Old Town with fancy mansions or visit the new marina built as a symbol of the city’s dedication to the sea and marine life.

Explore the versatile westernmost point on mainland Europe.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

9 days

3 cities

2 countries

Barcelona | Madrid | Lisbon

Travel Spain and Portugal on a private tour brought to you by Firebird. Tour from Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid & Barcelona in Spain. Experience the colorful Iberia!

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

10 days

6 cities

1 country

Lisbon | Sintra | Coimbra | Porto | Braga | Guimaraes

See the best of Portugal and discover its treasures from Lisbon and Porto to small genuine gems like Obidos, Coimbra, and Guimaraes. Set off on eight sightseeing tours with exceptional guides, taste local wine, experience Portugal highlights.
5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
Oct 23, 2018

12 days

7 cities

2 countries

Lisbon | Sintra | Porto | Lamego | Salamanca | Regua | Guimaraes

Give yourself the royal treatment as you explore the best of Portugal aboard the "Spirit of Chartwell", the former ship of the British Queen. Amazing experiences and tours await you on this boutique voyage.

E.g., Sep 25 2018