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Visit Cascais


The Algarve is the most popular beach destination in Portugal, but those looking for a more exclusive seaside retreat often head for Cascais, only a short distance from Lisbon. This coastal town has long been popular with the region's elite and in its glory days drew many of Europe's royals. Although this prestige has waned, remnants of it still remain in the region's luxurious beachside villas and attractions.

There is still a chance to step back in time into Cascais' glory days. The old haunt of Counts, Castro Guimarães, has been preserved as a museum and is now the town's most fascinating cultural attraction, with its extensive grounds, sea view and a library of over 250,000 books.

Also well worth a stop is the old town's central square. Paved in a chequered wave pattern, this is the heart of the old town and fanning out from its cobbles you can find numerous designer boutiques and al fresco fish restaurants. Edged by a trio of golden bays, awe-inspiring sea caves and a marina brimming with luxury vessels, the clear waters complete the town's classical charm.

Top itineraries in Cascais

Portugal: Lisbon and the South

8-day independent tour with private driver from £3,115 pp incl. flights

Beginning with Lisbon and it's historic rural surrounds, this independent tour, complete with private driver, brings you right among the wine estates and gold-sands coast of Portugal's picturesque south.

Drive Portugal: Lisbon, Porto & Douro Valley

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,375 pp incl. flights

On a range of curated excursions, this guided tour will take you behind the scenes of Portugal’s most impressive sights, while placing equal importance on its off-the-beaten-track charms.

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Our favourite Portugal routes through Lisbon, Madeira & the Azores

Every year on 10th June, Portugal celebrates its annual national holiday, Portugal Day. In honour, we’ve picked our favourite routes through Portugal to immerse yourself in the historic pousadas, cobblestone villages and world-class gastronomy of this Iberian gem.

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