Estoril & The Lisbon Coast - Solo Traveller
- Spend 7 nights in either Estoril or Cascais, two wonderful resorts only 30 minutes by train from Lisbon.
- Experience a guided city tour of Lisbon, which includes a visit to the Monument to the Discoveries.
- Visit the summer home of the Portuguese Royal family in the enchanting town of Sintra on a guided trip.
- Discover the towns of Óbidos, Alcobaça & Nazaré on a full-day excursion with lunch included.
- Relax with 3 free days to unwind at the beach or go back to explore more of Lisbon.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Estoril & Lisbon Coast
Join us for the perfect combination of beach holiday and city break on this solo traveller holiday to the coastal towns outside of Lisbon. We’ll stay in the lovely resort towns of Cascais or Estoril, each located just half an hour away from the city. From there, we’ll embark on a guided day trip to Lisbon, where you’ll learn about Portugal’s remarkable maritime history at the Belem Tower, take a ride in the famous Elevador de Santa Justa in the Baixa district, and explore the colourful backstreets of the Moorish influenced Alfama. We’ll also enjoy excursions to the magical Sintra Castle; the medieval, cobblestone towns of Óbidos and Alcobaça; and the traditional fishing village of Nazaré. This leisurely tour also includes plenty of free time for you to enjoy beautiful Portuguese beaches or explore on your own.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Portugal
Transfer to Estoril or Cascais
Upon arrival in Lisbon, we will be met by our local representative who will accompany us on the transfer to our hotel in your chosen resort of Estoril or Cascais.
Let’s unpack and relax after our journey and get to know our hotel and its surroundings.
Half Day Guided Excursion to Sintra
We begin our sightseeing with a half day guided excursion to nearby Sintra. where we will uncover the history and treasures of Sintra National Palace, a beautiful 16th century palace that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, this palace with a fairy-tale setting is where the Portuguese Royal Family formerly spent their summers.
Lisbon City Tour
We discover more on a full day guided excursion to the capital city of Lisbon. Join us to explore the sights that represent Portugal’s remarkable historical power during the Age of Discovery, such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery (viewed from the outside), Rossio, Avenue of Liberdade and Marquês de Pombal Square. Following the tour, there will be time to enjoy some shopping and uncover the city at our own pace, before returning to our hotel.
Free Time to Explore
Today is free for independent exploration and relaxing in this lovely coastal area. Our expert guide will be happy to provide advice and suggestions for the best local sights and activities.
On another day at leisure, we can visit the nearby resort of Cascais. Once a Royal retreat, today it is a lively town with grand mansions, beaches and a busy fishing harbour. We can also take advantage of the local train service and pay a return visit to see more of the captivating city of Lisbon.
Obidos, Alcobaca & Nazare
Full Day Guided tour
We’ll begin today’s excursion with a visit to the picturesque walled town of Óbidos where we will take a walking tour through its cobblestone streets, overlooked by a 12th-century castle. There will be some free time here before departing to Alcobaça, where we discover a magnificent Cistercian monastery founded in the 12th century. We then continue to Nazaré, a charming town with whitewashed cottages, cobbled lanes and magnificent sea views from its vast sandy beach. Lunch is included at a local restaurant in Nazaré.
Go Sightseeing in Estoril or Cascais
On this last day of leisure, let’s breathe in the fresh Atlantic air as we stroll the seafront between Estoril and Cascais, stopping for a beachside ice cream or coffee and browsing the shops for souvenirs to take home.
Today, we bid farewell to Estoril and transfer from our hotel to Lisbon Airport for our homeward flight.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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