The Estoril Coast, also called the Portuguese Riviera, was transformed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a series of sleepy fishing villages to a prime vacation spot for high-rolling world travelers and European nobility. The Estoril Coast is considered the wealthiest part of Portugal. Vacationers can be assured that they are staying in the same luxurious surroundings enjoyed by kings and queens, past and present, from all over the continent.
Cascais and Estoril were the first cities to be transformed, with the former being built at the request of a former King of Portugal, who made it his summer residence, and the latter growing in large part due to the success of Casino Estoril, which is the largest casino in Europe. The cities and towns to the east, Carcavelos, Oeiras, and Paco de Arcos thrived due to their location in close proximity to Cascais, Estoril, Sintra, and most importantly, the capital, Lisbon.
The Estoril Coast in the Lisbon metropolitan area is known for its cosmopolitan vibe and mild climate. It was a favorite of King Luis I, who chose to call the bay his summer residence!. The short drive from Lisbon is scenic and chock full of historical sights. Make sure to visit nearby favorites cities like; Lisbon or Sintra during your relaxing stay here. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Lisbon - Estoril: 30 mins. approx.
Estoril - Cascais: 15 mins. approx.
Cacais - Lisbon Airport: 35 mins. approx.
Lisbon - Cascais: 40 mins. approx.
Cascais - Sintra: 20 mins. approx.
Sintra - Lisbon: 35 mins. approx.
Lisbon - Costa Azul Area: 40-55 mins. approx.
Costa Azul Area - Estoril Coast Area: 40-50 mins. approx.
Estoril Coast Area - Lisbon Airport: 25 mins. approx.
Lisbon - Cascais: 35 mins. approx.
Cascais - Costa Azul Area: 45-55 mins. approx.
Costa Azul Area - Evora: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
Evora - Fatima: 2 hrs. approx.
Fatima - Nazare: 45 mins. approx.
Nazare - Coimbra: 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
Coimbra - Porto: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.