A Week on the Lisbon Coast

8 Days from £899 | September

Cascais and Estoril, side by side and connected by a seafront promenade, are the two main resorts on the Lisbon Coast. Estoril, with its plush villas and Belle Époque casino, is the more traditional of the two, while lively Cascais still retains some of its character as a traditional fishing town. Just sixteen miles from Lisbon, this part of the coast is a great base for exploring the capital and attractions further afield such as Fatima, Tomar and Obidos.

A Week on the Lisbon Coast

New Holiday. Our Overall Holiday Satisfaction Score, as measured across all our holidays, up to August 2017 2016, was 90.5%*
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  • 7 nights hb Monte Estoril
  • Excursion to Lisbon
  • Excursion to Obidos and Mafra
  • Excursion to Fatima, Batalha and Tomar

Day One: Flight to Lisbon. Thirty-minute transfer to your hotel in Monte Estoril for 7 nights’ half-board accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: Your hotel is in Monte Estoril between Estoril and Cascais, a 25-minute walk from the centre of either or you can take the frequent local bus. There are plenty of shops and cafes close by, as is Monte Estoril train station from where there is a regular service to Lisbon. There are three included excursions during your stay.

Lisbon: Everywhere you go in Lisbon you will find evidence of the city’s historic links with the Age of Discovery from where intrepid explorers opened up the sea-trading routes to India, Brazil, China and Japan in the 15th century. Today, the city is a mix of old quarters such as the Alfama, a maze of steep cobbled streets, the wide avenues leading to the 18th-century Rossio square and modern developments with fine shops. This is a half day trip by coach but you can stay on in Lisbon and take the train back to your hotel.

Mafra and Obidos: Mafra’s grandiose palace-monastery was commissioned by King Joao V in 1717 to celebrate the birth of his first child and has 5000 doorways, 2500 windows, 880 rooms, 154 grand staircases, 29 courtyards and 330 monk’s cells. The two bell towers together house over 100 bells (the largest collection in the world), still played every Sunday and audible across a distance of 15 miles. In pretty little Obidos you have free time to walk the perfectly preserved walls that surround cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, and ancient terracotta roofs. Above the town is a picture-book 13th-century castle which has been converted into a pousada. 130 miles.

Fatima, Batalha and Tomar: The pilgrimage site of Fatima caught the media attention in 1917 with the first appearance of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Irene´s Cove where currently the Chapel of the Apparitions is located. The apparitions took place every 13th day from May until October. From here you continue to Batalha which owes its origin to the building of the Battle Abbey after the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 between Portuguese and Spanish armies. In thanks to the Virgin Mary for the victory over the Castilians, Joao I ordered the construction of the Monastery which is one of the most significant buildings of the Portuguese Gothic and Manueline style. The next stop is the Templar city of Tomar. The city was taken from the Moors in the middle of the 12th century and donated to the Knights Templar. In 1160 Dom Gualdim Pais, Great Master of the order, began construction of the Castle and Monastery that would come to be the headquarters of the Templars in Portugal. The stunning Convent of Christ dates from 1162 and dominates the attractive town below.During the reign of Prince Henry the Navigator, the cloisters between the Great Cloister and the fortress of the Knights Templar were built. 237 miles today.

There will also be an optional excursion to Sintra. The whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage site on account of its 19th-century Romantic architecture. Upon arrival, you first visit Sintra National Palace, also known as Palacio da Vila, famous for its magnificent painted ceilings. The palace is the only survivor of the country’s  Royal Halls, dating from the Middle Ages. One of the palace highlights is its kitchen complete with huge 110 feet high conical chimneys.

Day Eight: Departure for the airport and your flight home.

A Walking Holiday in this area is also available. Details elsewhere on our website and in our Walking Holidays brochure.

Please note: There is a local tourist tax of 1 euro per person per day. It is not included in the price of the holiday and will be payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

A Week on the Lisbon Coast

New Holiday. Our Overall Holiday Satisfaction Score, as measured across all our holidays, up to August 2017 2016, was 90.5%*
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

ESTORIL EDEN HOTEL ****, Monte Estoril (seven nights)
The resorts of Cascais and Estoril are now one municipality and Monte Estoril stands between the two old centres. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness room, sauna, bar and restaurant. The spacious bedrooms are aparthotel style with balcony, equipped kitchenette/dining area, tv, air-conditioning, minibar, and bathroom with hairdryer. (www.estoriledenhotel.com)
New Hotel for PTS. However our overall hotel satisfaction score average, up to September 2016, was 82.3%.
Escorted Holiday - A Week on the Lisbon Coast
Holiday code: 7LIS
Supplements per person:
Single Room: £260
Sea View Twin/Double Room: £56
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

AberdeenSun 30/09/20188BA via LHR11051740Fully Booked1019Lisbon260 (on request)0ABZ17LISA5

BristolSun 30/09/20188Easyjet07001225Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0BRS17LISA5

DublinSun 30/09/20188Aer Lingus07001320Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0DUB17LISA5

EdinburghSun 30/09/20188Easyjet06201310Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0EDI17LISA5

GlasgowSun 30/09/20188Ryanair17302355Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0GLA17LISA5

HeathrowSun 30/09/20188BA15201345Fully Booked939Lisbon260 (on request)0LHR17LISA5

LiverpoolSun 30/09/20188Easyjet09401540Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0LPL17LISA5

London GatwickSun 30/09/20188Easyjet10302310Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0LGW17LISA5

LutonSun 30/09/20188Easyjet07051310Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0LTN17LISA5

ManchesterSun 30/09/20188Ryanair20552030Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0MAN27LISA5

StanstedSun 30/09/20188Ryanair10151800Fully Booked899Lisbon260 (on request)0STN17LISA5

Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 16/08/2018 at 17:47:05

Note: this is a new holiday. Comments below come from other PTS escorted holidays in Portugal.


Dear All, I feel I had to write to say a very special Thank You, for the most wonderful holiday we have ever had to the Historic Cities of Portugal. The holiday was so well organised and well-chosen and there wasn’t a single hitch.

Mrs R, Aberdeen

We have just returned from our holiday in Portugal, organised through Preferred Travel Services. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip which was greatly enhanced by the Tour Director. A holiday to remember with excellent company representation.

Mr & Mrs G, Leicester

An excellent tour in every way. The tour guide was a great ambassador for Preferred Travel Services, the driver was competent and friendly driving with care in all situations. Thank you for a great trip!

Mr & Mrs J, Bristol

A most interesting and informative holiday. Very well done!

Anon, no name given

We have just arrived home after a lovely week’s holiday at the Holiday inn Hotel at Armacao de Pera (Algarve). The services of the Preferred Travel Services representative at the hotel (Joao) were exceptional. He had excellent command of the English Language and was extremely knowledgeable. He is a credit to Preferred Travel Services and made our holiday most enjoyable. Our fellow passengers on the excursions all felt the same. Thank you.

Mr P, Wirral

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