Lying less than 20 miles from Lisbon, the nation's capital, there is plenty to do and see during holidays in Estoril...
Fly into Lisbon International Airport (LIS) and hire a car to get your adventure under way in this lovely corner of Portugal.
The fascinating architecture and lively culture of this resort mesh perfectly to create an intriguing and beguiling break in the sunshine. The city enjoys year-round warm weather and has become a popular choice for Brits looking to boost their vitamin D intake during winter.
The busy coastal road winds through Estoril, making reaching the resort a doddle; you might also remember the resort's name as it was home to the Portuguese Grand Prix until the late 1990s. Though F1 drivers don't screech around the track these days, motor sports events are still held at the venue.
Lounge on the beautiful sun-drenched beaches of Estoril, play on the city's fantastic golf course or find shade under the trees of Parque do Estoril, which sits just above the beaches. When you've had enough of the great outdoors, head inside for the thrills of Casino Estoril. Reputed to be a meeting place for spies and royals during the second world war, it’s said that this grand gambling establishment inspired James Bond's adventures in Casino Royale.
Stepping back outside into the sunshine, adjust your eyes and then have them pop at the sight of some of the most beautiful buildings in Portugal. Let the architecture stir your senses as you get an idea of the long history of this special part of the country.
Staying in Estoril allows for easy exploration of the surrounding areas too. A sightseeing day trip to Lisbon is a must, while the magnificent beaches of Cascais are a little further along the coast. Many holidaymakers also check out the castles, palaces and monastery of the hilltop town of Sintra.
Getting your fix of sunshine is easy in pretty Estoril and TravelSupermarket can help you to get there. Use our search tool to find holidays in Estoril and live the high life in your Portuguese paradise.
Holidays to Estoril are popular throughout the year thanks to an abundance of sunshine during summer and mild winter days...
Year-round warmth and sunshine is afforded to visitors to Estoril. Summer highs peak at around 30C and mild winters give average daily temperatures of 13C. Rain falls here mostly between November and February.
Make your Estoril holiday unforgettable when you mingle with the locals at one of these fun-filled events...
Estoril Tennis Open; April/May: One of the oldest events on the tennis circuit, this popular tournament sees some of the biggest names in the game competing under the Portuguese sunshine. Book early to get your tickets.
Estoril International Craft Show; throughout summer: Artists from across Portugal bring their wares to this well-regarded show. Head to Estoril Congress Centre to buy traditional goods and see music and dancing during daily shows.
Festival of the Sea; August: The Cascais coast, on which Estoril sits, celebrates the waters that lap on to its shoreline at this annual event. There are church services, traditional performances, and processions on both the land and sea.
There’s plenty to do in and around Estoril, though nearby treasures include Lisbon and Sintra. You’ll certainly never be bored here...
Grown-up families: Hire a car in Estoril or use public transport to visit nearby Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Once there, use the city’s trams to get around and see sights such as the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo da Sao Jorge.
Free and cheap: It’s easy to find cheap holidays to Estoril – but that doesn’t mean that you have to fritter away the savings (best to avoid the casino then)! Hit the supermarket, pack a picnic and plenty of water and spend all day at the beach.
Nightlife: If you do want to join the high rollers, however, you’ll get a warm welcome at Casino Estoril. Drinks aren’t expensive here, so you can spend the entire evening at the slots or on the edge of the gaming tables.