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Centro Historico de Cascais

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Centro Historico de Cascais

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Sintra Full Day Small-Group Tour: Let the Fairy Tale Begin
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Small group tour to Sintra, Pena Palace, Regaleira, Cabo da Roca and Cascais
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Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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The fairy tale palaces of Sintra are an absolute must-see when visiting Lisbon. Travel between the dispersed UNESCO World Heritage sites with ease on this day trip, which includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as transportation in a coach equipped with Wi-Fi. Stop at Pena National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, and the historic center of Sintra, none of which are serviced by public transport before heading to Cascais. Plus, a more intimate experience is guaranteed in a small group limited to 8.
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belgianguy1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Bruges, Belgium10928 contributions478 helpful votes
What a lovely place, and just the right distance from Lisbon, makes for a perfect daytrip, easy to reach by train (in fact, it's the end of the line)... it's very pleasant to stroll around the old part of town, lovely little church and city hall, check it out!
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Date of experience: February 2021
Mairwen1 wrote a review Jan 2021
United Kingdom4027 contributions7749 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights in Lisbon and Cascais was a perfect day from here. We had been told by friends to visit Cascais but everyone suggested just a quick detour on the way to or from Sintra. We decided to make it a separate day trip instead and we were so glad we did. In hindsight Sintra and Cascais are way too much to combine in the one day. Cascais is an absolutely beautiful spot and an ideal day trip. From Lisbon, it is only 40 min by train and it is very easy to walk between all the main sights. 
 i) We went on a weekend so we made an early start because we’d been forewarned that trains were slower and more crowded on weekends and we might not get a seat. The train did fill up but because we got on at the first stop (Cais do Sodre), we were able to get a window seat and from the left hand side, we had nice views of the coastline and Belem as we passed through. Tickets were €2.25 (one way) ii) From the Cascais station it is only a 5 min walk to the historic centre. iii) We started at the main square, Praca 5 de Outubro. It’s a good starting point because the tourist information centre is here and Ribeiro Beach is directly opposite. iv) Allow a full day. We had about 6 hours in Cascais. This was enough time to explore the historic centre but still hang out at the beach for a while. We also had time to visit the citadel and art centre, walk through Marechal Carmona Park, visit a museum and walk along the coastline to the Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell), stopping for a very memorable lunch at Mar do Inferno on the way. v) If you have time the Town Hall museum is free and is a small but excellent museum, giving a potted history of Cascais.
 vi) The highlight was definitely the coastal walk up to Boca do Inferno, which takes you past the old fishing harbour, the citadel, the Santa Marta lighthouse, and the historic mansions of Casa Santa Maria and the Palacio Condes de Castro Guimaraes. We walked, which took about 20-25 minutes each way but there is also a very well defined bicycle lane if you wanted to save time and hire a bike.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Luc Wolfarth wrote a review Jan 2021
Spanish Fort, Alabama589 contributions81 helpful votes
Cascais has for thousands of years be the place were first Romans settle perhaps running away from Lisbon. It was granted the state is a village centuries ago and it kept like that. Don’t miss the opportunity of walking on its narrow streets feeling the breeze of the sea at the Bay and it’s fantastic views. It’s definitely a romantic cozy place to be.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jakob Torring wrote a review Oct 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark55 contributions28 helpful votes
Neat and soulless place. You find plenty of nice places. people that like to people watch and to be looked at themselves. Nothing wrong just a bit to empty and shallow. Sort of a downplayed French Rivera vibe.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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The Flying Spaniard wrote a review Sep 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria2231 contributions262 helpful votes
Just 40 minutes by train from Lisbon, there is this beautiful town, perfect for all kind of travellers. It is very pleasant to walk in the pedestrian streets, as well as visiting the beaches. Essential for a trip to Lisbon
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Date of experience: September 2020
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