Cascais has a long history of being the top choice destination for the rich and famous. Being so close to Lisbon, it is easily reachable and lot's of day tours from Lisbon stop in Cascais so it's easy to appreciate the beautiful views, destinations, and beaches that this wealthy town provides. Throughout history, most of the Portuguese high society constructed this town with lavish villas and exquisitely beautiful gardens which have been used to make it one of the greatest holiday destinations with outstanding tourist facilities that take your breath away. Cascais is a very popular destination for a lot of visitors to say in and it provides a vast amount of activities and hobbies such as surfing and windsurfing on beautiful beaches and over 10 golf courses throughout the city.
Cascais is easily reached from Lisbon by bus with multiple options of beautiful scenic roads and a view over the Atlantic coast. Because Cascais is such a great destination that is close to Lisbon and a lot of other tourist destinations in Portugal, most of the tours from Lisbon to the more popular destination Sintra include a short stop to Cascais as well.
There are many options when it comes to the tours themselves. Private tours, half day tours, full day tours – the choice is yours. The tours are flexible with live and audio guides and start either in the morning or in the afternoon depending on which one you choose, all of them get you back to Lisbon in the evening hours. Some of them even include the finest meals Portugal has to offer! They vary in length of duration from 4 hours to over 8 hours so that you can definitely find something that will fit into your schedule.
We definitely recommend visiting Cascais and exploring for yourself why this town has been the luxury resting destination of many kings in Portugal since the early 1800s!