Useful information

Airports

For information about flights, reservations, and private aircraft.

Lisbon Airport - Tel: (+351) 21 841 37 00

Cascais Aerodrome - Tel: (+351) 21 445 73 00

 

Accommodation

There is a vast range of modern accommodation, including hotels, aparthotels, inns, country guesthouses and other local accomodations. The region has a long tradition of quality tourism.

Most 3, 4 and 5-star hotels have air conditioning, swimming pool, health and fitness centre, shops and other facilities. In general, the food is excellent and prices are reasonable.

In Spring and Summer it is advisable to book in advance.

 

Pets

Pets must have original documentation stating where they come from and certifying that they are in good health.

 

Electricity

220 Volts, AC. 50 Hz.

Power cuts – Tel: (+351) 800 506 506

 

Money and Credit Cards

Almost all the Portuguese banks and many major European ones have branches in Cascais and Estoril. Currency exchange, withdrawals and bank transfers are easily done. All international credit cards are valid and widely accepted throughout Portugal.

Additional credit card information can be obtained through UNICRE.

Tel: (+351) 21 350 95 00

Fax: (+351) 21 354 51 53

 

Guided Tours in your own language

Tour guides speaking a wide range of languages are readily available. Contact your hotel reception, a tourist bureau or the Lisbon Tour Guide and Interpreters Union (Tel: +351 21 346 71 70).

 

Opening Hours:

Banks: Monday – Friday from 8.30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Shops: Monday – Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Many shops close on Saturdays at 13h.

Major supermarkets and shopping centres are open every day from 10.00 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Pharmacies: Monday – Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. There is an out of hours route with two pharmacies in each area open. Ask your hotel reception for details or consult the rota on display at any pharmacy.

Public Services and Utilities: Monday – Friday from 9.30 a.m.– 12 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

 

Lost Property

Contact the police station. For property lost on trains contact the nearest station (+351 800 20 30 67/+351 21 342 47 80). If you lose anyhing on a bus phone the public relations department of the bus company (+351 21 469 91 45).
If you leave property in a taxi, call the public relations department of the taxi service (+351 21 465 95 00).

 

Tourism Police Station

Largo Mestre Henrique Anjos
2750 Cascais (Cascais Bay)
Tel: (+351) 21 481 40 67
Fax: (+351) 21 481 40 68

 

Camping

Guincho1km from the beach and 5 km from Cascais, set among sand dunes and pine trees.
Email: infoguincho@orbitur.pt
Tel: (+351) 21 487 04 50
Fax: (+351) 21 485 74 13

 

Church Services

There are daily services in the parish churches of Cascais, Estoril, Parede, Alcabideche, S. Domingos de Rana and Carcavelos.

There is a service in English on Sunday at 12 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Sebastian, Cascais or at 9.30 a.m. in the Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Estoril.




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