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Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril and Sintra, All Perfect Holiday Destinations

Portugal - One of the Most Popular Tourist Locations

A holiday plan must be crafted thoughtfully as your holidays would only prove worthwhile and enjoyable if you would plan them well. From deciding the place where you want to spend your holidays to the activities you want to do on your holiday, you should plan everything in advance. And the planning phase isn’t boring either as it can get you all excited about the actual holidays. 

Portugal is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world with the place’s natural beauty being one of the country’s biggest attractions. Even though Portugal has been struggling a bit economically and may not be the most suitable place to go to if you are thinking of moving perfectly but there is no doubt that the country harbors some of the best tourist attractions in the world and is therefore, a truly perfect place for spending and enjoying your holidays.

Since Portugal is no small country, you would have to decide on the cities you want to spend your holidays in. You would want to pick out cities which are close to each other so that you can move easily and come back to your main hotel or rented villa or apartment after exploring each city. Picking Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril and Sintra as the four places to spend your vacations in would be a great idea and it’s not just because they are the best three destinations for easy living near Lisbon. Here is what would await you if you would go there for your holidays!

What You Must Do in Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril and Sintra

Each city has its own flavors and its own attractions and you must come up with a plan so that you know just the amount of time you would spend in each city and the locations you must visit while being in the city. If you won’t then you would miss out on a lot of the great stuff that each of the four cities have to offer.  Taking a look at tips and my experiences in Portugal, here is a list of things you must do while in Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril and Sintra. 

Things to Do in Cascais

Things to Do in Sintra

Cascais is a very beautiful seaside town which is around an hour’s drive away from Lisbon. Cascais is a beautiful town with very peaceful beaches and great cobbled houses. There is a lot of architectural beauty to observe in the town while you would be amazed by how the artistry of the past meets modern architecture in different places of the town.  Sintra is full of tourist attractions and is just 40-minutes train ride away from the capital. You must visit the Pena Palace, the Quinta de Regaleira, Boca de Inferno and the wonderful mystic forest while in the city. 

Things to Do in Estoril

Things to Do in Lisbon

Estoril is a sumptuous beach town close to Lisbon and is only a 30-minutes train away from the capital. The first thing you should do after reaching Estoril is to simply get blown away by the beauty of the Tamariz Beach. It’s close to the railway station so you can head away to the beach right after reaching Estoril. Once you get a bit hungry, you should head over to the Bar Do Tunel for some of the best food in Portugal. If you have plans on spending the night in the city too then it would be worth enjoying a large part of it in the vibrant Tamariz Disco Club.  There are a lot of things to do in Lisbon as well with the beautiful city having the most interesting museums, the most stunning historical buildings and the most wonderful monuments.  You must devise your plan in such a manner that you first explore Lisbon itself and then go for day trips and hidden gems that lie in Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. 

How to Find the Perfect Place to Live in Lisbon

Finding a good rental apartment or villa is important as it would serve as your base during your holidays. It’s not easy to find rental apartments in Lisbon as the city is full of tourists at all times. So, you must make arrangements for a place before you reach the city. You can do this by searching for holiday lets online. 

Websites like Holiday Velvet have great holiday lets arround the Lisbon area and you can get all the information you need about them at the website. You can then book the holiday let you like the best online and have a great time in Portugal during your holidays!



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