Our live virtual tour commences near the resplendent palace of Condes Castro Guimarães, an astonishing architectural gem dating back to 1900 when Cascais held the title of the favored summer destination for royalty. Despite the end of the monarchy, Cascais continued to thrive throughout the 20th century, maintaining its significance.
Strolling along the main road, we'll marvel at the House of Santa Maria, the majestic lighthouse, and the 17th-century fortress that once played a pivotal role in defending the coastal area of this former fishing village.
Prepare to be captivated by the panoramic view of Cascais Bay, and we'll delve into the historical importance of its strategic geographical location, intricately linked to the capital city, a mere 30-minute drive away. You'll have the opportunity to observe the fishing boats, learn about the diverse fish species found here, and discover the reasons behind Cascais' mild climate.
As we make our way down, the road will be adorned with beautiful houses leading us to the main square, where the town hall stands proudly, and traditional Portuguese decorated sidewalks will undoubtedly leave you mesmerized.
Our enchanting experience culminates with a leisurely walk through the narrow streets and charming squares of Cascais, allowing you to gain a genuine sense of orientation in this delightful town.
What is a virtual tour?
All of our online tours are live and interactive. This means everyone on the tour can speak directly to the guide throughout the tour to experience the destination as if you are actually there.
How To Join A Tour
Easy to use! After booking, you get a unique link to a streaming platform, such as Zoom, to begin each tour. No other technology needed.
Qualified Guides & Hosts
Our guides are local to their destination and vetted by our team. They are all certified and qualified to conduct virtual tours in amazing locations around the world.
Preparing for your Virtual Tour
You will need a computer and stable internet connection. Tours will be conducted through Zoom.
Meet Your Live Virtual Guide
Lisbon & Me
Hello! My name is Inês and I have been a licensed guide in my beautiful country since 2008. I have specialized in Lisbon and its surroundings in the past few years and I can say I found my true calling: guiding travelers and sharing my passion for our culture, history and gastronomy. I find travelling and meeting new people makes more tolerance, opening a way for a more peaceful world. I am loving to share my knowledge and love for my country virtually, and I look forward to meeting you next!
Cloverdale Senior Center
The participants remarked that the guide was excellent, they greatly enjoyed the tour and the job the guide did.
Chris C. Acton MA, COA - Globetrotter
Ines was a fabulous guide! She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, with impeccable English. The views and the beauty of the city were breathtaking, and she offered so much information about the historic and current day Cascais. She was very gracious in answering participant questions. When we logged off, everyone in the room was like "OK, when do we book our flights?!"
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council - Globetrotter
The tour was fantastic. She was so easy to hear and very little background noise and wind sound. Made us all want to go to Cascais!!! Thanks so much.
Melanie A - Voyager
The virtual Zoom tour of Cascais, Portugal with Ines was great! Ines was informative, she would pause to take questions from us or our clients, and provided great views of what she was seeing & describing - while also provided a slide or illustration of what a structure use to look like when it was originally built - all through Zoom! I hope to do another tour with Ines in the future. Thank you!