Cascais is a beautiful fishing village just a 30 minute train journey away. The train tickets are not expensive which makes it a very good option for a sunny afternoon out with friends or family! The centre of Cascais itself is very charming and there are many bars, restaurants, gift shops and museums to keep you busy! However, Cascais is also very well known for its beaches. There are two coastlines that surround Cascais. To the north, you will find wild and rugged surfing beaches such as Guincho beach. Whereas to the east, you will find calmer beaches more suitable for families and those who like to chase the sun!
If you’re looking for a magical day out, Sintra is the place for you! Just a 40- minute train ride from Rossio station, you will find yourself in this ‘glorious garden of Eden’ as Lord Bryon once called it. One of the most stunning fairy-tale like villages in Portugal, we guarantee this a day our that everyone will enjoy!
You can visit the stunning palaces and castles that stand tall in the hills that surround the city centre. Pena Palace, the Moorish castle and Monserrate Palace are a must see! If you decide to join our Sintra tour, you will uncover the secrets of the Quinta da Regaleria and its gardens where you can explore the initiation well and climb the towers!
Sintra is very safe, small and charming village. The city centre is made up of winding narrow streets, within stunning hidden viewpoints and many restaurants and gift shops so that you can make the most of your day out!
With frequent trains departing from Lisbon’s Orient Station, Évora is an easy option for a day out! You can see that Évora contains a lot of Moorish influence. This can be seen in the style and layout of the city. The streets are filled with whitewashed building with mustard yellow trims and often are very narrow. It has a traditional Portuguese charm that will take your breath away! Like many traditional Portuguese towns the main square is the centre of activity and the Praça de Giraldo does not disappoint!
The main attraction in Évora is the Capela dos Ossos (the Chapel of Bones), which is incredibly interesting. But avoid it if you are squeamish! However, the aqueduct, the Jardim Publico and the Roman Temple of Évora are all worth seeing too!