4 Essential Restaurants in Sintra You Can’t Skip

Tascantiga is one of the best restaurants in Sintra for fabulous petiscos.

This blog post was originally posted on June 19, 2019 and was updated on October 28, 2020.  Walking the green hills of Sintra always works up an appetite—but luckily, you don’t have to head far from the city center to find the perfect restaurant. To truly enjoy a Sintra day trip, you’ll want to leave Lisbon […]

How to Plan the Perfect Estoril Day Trip from Lisbon

Forte da Cruz and Praia do Tamariz beach, Estoril, Portugal

One of Portugal’s most luxurious locales is right down the coast from Lisbon. Discover its charm on an Estoril day trip! Just a few miles west of Lisbon, you’ll find a stretch of coastline unlike any other. It’s known as the Portuguese Riviera, thanks to its storied past and famous residents—not to mention high property […]

Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Day Trip to Setúbal

A day trip to Setúbal is the perfect chance to explore the city's myriad beautiful plazas.

A day trip to Setúbal will give you a taste of the southern Portugal vibe just an hour outside of Lisbon.  Some people may know Setúbal as the birthplace of 18th-century poet Bocage and world-famous soccer coach José Mourinho (the self-proclaimed “special one” who coached major league teams like Porto Futebol Clube, Real Madrid, and […]

How to Plan the Perfect Sintra Day Trip From Lisbon

You have to see Pena Palace on a Sintra day trip.

If you’re visiting Lisbon, don’t miss the magical town hidden right in its backyard. It’s full of majestic gardens, panoramic views and castles straight out of a fairytale. Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and hub of tourist activity, and there’s no doubt that the city itself has plenty to offer. But if you’re here for more […]

Day Trip to Cabo da Roca: 6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

A day trip to Cabo da Roca allows you to take in stunning natural surroundings at the westernmost point in continental Europe.

Planning a day trip to Cabo da Roca? Set on the edge of Sintra’s National Park, this prominent cape offers spectacular sea views that you don’t want to miss. Portugal has a long coast lined with beaches, and in between them, you can find lots of cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic. Cabo da Roca […]

Our Top 5 Day Trips from Lisbon: The Places You Need to See

  Discover picture-perfect palaces, fabled fishing villages and beautiful beaches within easy reach of Europe’s coolest capital. There’s no doubt that Portugal’s biggest city is chock full of cultural treasures. But let’s face it: the labyrinthine streets of the sunshine capital are teeming with more tourists than ever before. There’s never been a better time […]

Lisbon Beaches: Do’s, Don’ts and Where To Go

Costa da Caparica is one of the top areas to find the best Lisbon beaches

When the first signs of summer appear, going to the beach immediately becomes part of everyone’s plans in Lisbon. The best Lisbon beaches aren’t in the city but are a short trip away. Jump on a car, a train, or a ferry, and you’ll be soaking up the sun faster than you realize it. Follow […]