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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2015
Restaurant/Bar Terrace Recommendation  (2 Answers)

Hi VTers, I'm finding it hard to research nice restaurants and bars to visit in Cascais. I'm looking for recommendations for a group of about 20 people to gather for a pre-wedding celebration. Ideally somewhere a little more upmarket without being crazy expensive and with a view for some food & nice drinks so maybe a terrace/patio/roof deck - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

My next question is that it will be midweek, early September...is it typically quiet in this area midweek or still lively?

Thanks in advance! K.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2015
Overnight Parking in Cascais  (2 Answers)

We are considering a property near central Cascais for five nights in September, but it does not have parking. The owner says public parking is available all around the property. I'm a bit nervous about security and availability and cost too. Can someone please give me some advise? Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2014
are the shops open on a sunday  (2 Answers)

are the shops open on a sunday


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2014
Bike hire estoril or caiscais  (2 Answers)

Is it possible to hire bikes in estoril or caiscais?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2014
Bike Lisboa-Cascais  (11 Answers)

Hello,
Does anyone know if there is a bike-path or a relatively safe costalroad where a very fit 16-year old can go by bike from Lisboa to Cascais?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2014
Taxi - Lisbon to Carcavelos  (1 Answer)

I am visiting Carcavelos in August and would like to pre book a taxi from the airport.
Does anybody know of a friendly cab service they can recommend?
Thanks in anticipation.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2014
Inexpensive month rentals in this area  (1 Answer)

My husband and I want to spend the month of march 2015 in any area west of Lisbon or setubal. Our needs are simple one bedroom with kitchen, we explore a lot so easy access to park car. We currently spend four months in Vilamoura and should you need info feel free to contact us.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2014
Getting from Cascais to Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon by public transport.  (6 Answers)

Is there a good way to get from Cascais to Hard Rock Cafe in Lisbon by train/ bus?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2014
Safety and family  (1 Answer)

Is cascais a safe place for a young family? Are schools good?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2013
Solar Dom Carlos  (7 Answers)

Is the Solar Dom Carlos hotel still open. None of the booking sites show any vacancy no matter what date I puut in and the hotel is not answering emails?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2013
Bus service?  (4 Answers)

Is there a bus from estoril to the hippodrome in Cascais?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2013
Hippodrome in cascais  (2 Answers)

How far is the hippodrome from the train station in Cascais?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2013
Restaurante Patria Lusa

We would like to visit this restaurante in November 2014. When are the Fado evenings? Weekdays or weekends? Is it necessary to book? How expensive is it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2013
What's new in Cascais  (6 Answers)

I last visited Cascais in 1960, what has changed in the last 53 years? and what has stayed the same?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2013
Weather in Cascais in October  (4 Answers)

What can we expect for weather when we visit during the last week in October? Is it typically rainy at that time of year? Cool or warm?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2013
Cascais to Sintra - options  (6 Answers)

What are the travel options for getting to Sintra from Cascais...travelling party has 4 adults and 2 children under 4


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2013
Swimming pools  (1 Answer)

I am looking for a public swimming pool to use in Cascais area or near , Monte Estoril, Estoril, preforably Cascais.
I am pregnant and need to keep myself fit! they say swimming is the best.
If anyone know of any public pools, or even gym swimming classes that specilise in pregnancy would be majorly helpful!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2013
Purchasing a pedestal fan  (1 Answer)

Where can I go to buy a pedestal fan to use during my stay in Cascais?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2013
September in Cascais  (11 Answers)

Hello, I would like to go to Portugal in September 1-15. I am planning to stay in Lisboa or Cascais. I was wondering what is the weather like in Cascais during the first two weeks in September? Is it warm enough for swimming and sunbathing?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2012
Casa da Guia.  (8 Answers)

Is there a bus to Casa da Guia from the town center?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2012
BICAS- easter moday  (1 Answer)

Does anybody know if the free bikes are available tomorrow (09.04.2012) at cascais? If so, which hours? Or what would be the telephone number to call and ask about that? Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2012
Passport Photo Booth  (2 Answers)

I am looking for a Photo booth or Photo machine in the Cascais area where I can have my photo taken for a passport. Can anyone help ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2012
Family vacation in June  (7 Answers)

My family would like to vacation in June. 2 adults & 15yr old son; we were looking for sightseeing and beach and this seems like a good choice. Should we stay in Lisbon and take the train or the opposite? What can we expect to pay for food tours ect? Are the beaches suitable for boogie boarding? We can travel any time June, July or August; is one month better than the other. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2011
Cascais hotel suggestion?  (2 Answers)

My wife and I are planning a trip to Cascais for a couple of days as part of a trip to Portugal in September. I am trying to book a hotel in the area that will meet all of our needs. Particularly, could anyone recommend a hotel that is firmly situated close to the beach, but is also walking distance from a nice selection of restaurants? One hotel that I was looking at which looks quite nice is Hotel Cascais Miragem. The reviews are quite favourable, and I was just wondering if anyone in this group had any experiences there?

Also, would it be possible to use Cascais as a base for Lisbon? If we enjoy the feel of Cascais, I’m thinking it might be nice to come back there in the evenings if we decide to make one or two daytrips to Lisbon. I’m just wondering if anyone else has tried this plan? Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2011
would you recommend  (4 Answers)

i have 3 children 22, 18 and 16: Would be firat time in Cascai.Is there enough night life to keep the two older ones happy? If they´re happy so will I be!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2010
Lisbon Airport to Cascais  (2 Answers)

Can anyone help me with bus or train connections and times to get from Lisbon airport to Cascais. I like to have my route bur/train numbers and times all written down before i travel. Would be great if anyone knows these please, so i know what to look for and where to go when i arrive later this month!

Thank you
iggy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2010
Life in Cascais for a Japanese-American Family  (9 Answers)

I was curious what life in Cascais might be like for a Japanese-American family (elderly mother, young grandson)?

Are the people in this area quite tolerant, without any 'fringe groups' who may be condescending/hostile towards those of a different ethnic group? I've learned that while the majority of people are usually open-minded, it only takes a small group (e.g. xenophobes/skinheads) to ruin it.

I've read that there are many tourists and a large ex-pat population here, so it sounds like a fairly relaxed, cosmopolitan area, but any thoughts/personal observations would be appreciated.

I'd also appreciate any general observations on what life in Cascais is like for retirees.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2010
Lisbon airport to Cascais  (3 Answers)

Hi-I am going to Cascais for just a few days next month, flying in to Lisbon.
As time is short was hoping there was a direct airport bus but some forums say this is not running? Would it be best to pre book a transfer or get a taxi at the airport and about how much should I expect to pay?
many thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2010
Cascais to porto  (2 Answers)

Is it easy to get a train from cascais to porto?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2009
Apartment August 2010  (3 Answers)

I'm looking for an apartment within walking distance of the town centre in Cascais that sleeps four with access to a pool.
I'm looking at £1000 / Euros 1100 for 2weeks - is this possible?
Any help or recomendations welcome



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