Cascais Free Tour
The charming village with a view to the sea
If you want to see the best of Cascais in half a day, our Cascais Free Tour is the tour you were looking for. This free tour is a great introduction to Cascais and you’ll get to discover the center of the village most important attractions in one single tour. Take Lisboa’s free walking tour will take you through the birth of Cascais until its epic XIX emergence as a popular seaside resort by the hand of King Luís I, showing you many of Cascais’ attractions and offering you dozens of local tips and plenty of things to do in Cascais.
Many take a train trip from Lisbon to Cascais to meet our tour guide outside the train station where we begin the walking tour facing the lovely Cascais beaches. It is just over Praia da Conceição beach that we will reveal the origin of James Bond himself and tell tales of the many double spies that came to Portugal during World War II.
With the Atlantic Ocean keeping us company we will reveal to you the historical origin of Cascais and what it was like...
Praia da Conceição and Praia da Rainha: Origin of Cascais and James Bond
Historical Center: Going to the Beach 100 years ago
Santini: Kings in Exile
City Hall: The English Community in Cascais
Bay of Cascais: VHILS and King Carlos I
Citadel: Spanish Invasion
Condes do Castro Guimarães Palace: Legend of King Pedro and Inês de Castro
Boca do Inferno: Fernando Pessoa and the myth of Aleister Crowley
...and much more!
GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED. IN THIS CASE, WE REQUIRE A PREPAYMENT OF 10€ PER ADULT AND 5€ PER YOUNGSTER UNDER 18. CHILDREN UNDER 14 ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication we demand of our Take Lisboa local guides.
WHAT IS A FREE TOUR?
Free Tour is a relatively recent concept and advocates the democratization of access to this type of touristic experience. We want to enable everyone to get to know our city regardless of their budget.
Many people question how can a tour be free? The tour is free because there is no prearranged price, each participant will define the amount they consider appropriate according to their level of satisfaction and personal budget.
Our guides receive no salary of any kind other than what they receive from the guests who decide to join our Lisbon Free Tours. As they only work for gratuities the trend is that Free Tours are significantly better than conventional paid tours. The guide will put all his energy, commitment, and knowledge into each tour.
Now that you know the theoretical explanation of the concept it's time to join one of our Lisbon Free Tours and prove in practice that this is one of the best and richest ways to get to (really!) know a city.
HOW LONG DOES THE FREE TOUR TAKE?
The Free Tour lasts around 2h30.
IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR?
The tour is exclusively in English.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Cascais unforgettable.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.
HOW DO I GET TO CASCAIS FROM LISBON?
We'll meet at 10.45 am at Cascais train station. If you are in the centre of Lisbon we suggest you take the train at Cais do Sodré station. You should calculate about one hour travel from Cais do Sodré station to Cascais to make sure you arrive in time for the Free Tour.
You can buy your train ticket at the station but on most days the waiting lines for tickets are extremely long.
If you are late and the line is long we suggest that you buy the Viva Viagem card at the METRO station. There are different ways to recharge it.
You have to choose the "Zapping" recharge mode, with which you introduce an amount of money and use it in different transports.
Please note that this is a group tour and we will not be able to wait if you're late.
HOW DO I BOOK THE FREE TOUR?
You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:
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IS BOOKING MANDATORY? WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
Booking is mandatory and highly recommended since the Cascais Free Tour only happens with a minimum of 4 adults.
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?
Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.
You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.
IS THE FREE TOUR ACCESSIBLE?
No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.