Luxury hotel holiday Pestana Cidadela Cascais Cascais, Portugal

Pestana Cidadela Cascais is located in the town’s old citadel and is part of the art distract. As well as nearby museums and galleries, the hotel has its own project rooms and ateliers with a range of exhibits and installations. The hotel is modern in style, but with flashes of traditional Portuguese comfort. Nearby beaches and the town centre are easily reachable on foot.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Lisbon
  • Hire of a group B car
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis. Details on request.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Portugal

Pestana Cidadela Cascais is a 5-star luxury hotel with a unique art scene and within walking distance of beautiful beaches and the centre of Cascais.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location In Cascais, overlooking the marina

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Lisbon

Distance from railway station 30 minutes by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, room service, WiFi, kids’ club.

Chargeable watersports

Watersports are available nearby and can be booked through the hotel.

Out and about nearby

Pestana Cidadela Cascais is incorporated into Cascais’ art distract and offers its own museums, galleries and workshops as well as being within walking distance of twelve other museums and two parks. There is also a second-hand bookshop in the hotel grounds which organises workshops and book clubs. The hotel is next to the marina which has a host of restaurants and bars. A little further afield are nearby beaches where water sports can be arranged. Boco de Inferno (Hell’s Mouth), where the sea has eroded a hole through the limestone cliff face, is an idyllic spot from which to watch the sunset. The town of Cascais itself is easily walkable and there are many parks, cafes, restaurants and boutiques to discover in its historic centre. Places of interest include Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, a distinctive building with red, pyramid shaped towers, which houses a museum to the British-Portuguese artist Dame Paula Rego. Casino Estoril, which Ian Fleming visited when he was writing Casino Royale, is another of Cascais’ main draws.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights, flights with British Airways and hire of a group B car.

From about

£910

Holiday Code EXH2056

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Portugal

Room descriptions

Pestana Cidadela Cascais has 108 rooms and 18 suites all with air conditioning, en-suite, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, safe and WiFi.

Classic room overlooking fortress interior and garden
Double art district room overlooking the fortress
Superior double room overlooking the fortress
Superior double room with balcony overlooking the fortress or courtyards
Junior family suite with marina view
Junior suite art district
Superior double room with sea view
Suite with sea view
Presidential suite overlooking the main fortress courtyard
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights, flights with British Airways and hire of a group B car.

From about

£910

Holiday Code EXH2056

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Portugal

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Lisbon. The hotel is about 25 minutes’ drive from the airport.

Additional information

Children: Family suites are available to book.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon at such short notice. We would have been completely stuck without the help you gave us and it enabled us to have a lovely time away. We particularly loved the Capelounge and will have to consider returning there at some point.
Mr W, Oct, 2021

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 3 nights, flights with British Airways and hire of a group B car.

From about

£910

Holiday Code EXH2056

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Portugal

Highlights of Lisbon

The area close to the city of Lisbon is known for its variety of attractions. Moorish architecture left over from Arabic rule can be seen in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama. Collections of Portuguese art are on display in the Museu Gulbenkian, the Museu de Arte Antiga, and the Berardo Collection. For a taste of Portugal's maritime history, visit the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Sintra, the favourite haunt of Lord Byron, is home to twin-peak-top castles and royal palaces. Beautiful, golden sandy beaches can be found in Cascais to the west of Lisbon, or on the Costa da Caparica to the south; particularly idyllic are the coves between Setubal and Sesimbra. Peniche is a picturesque seaside town renowned for being one of Europe's best surfing spots. You can explore all that the area around the city of Lisbon has to offer with our Tour of the City and Countryside of the Lisboa Region.

Highlights of the Algarve

Known for having some of Portugal's most scenic beaches, the Algarve is a popular destination for those looking for a beach or water sports holiday enjoying the Portuguese sunshine. Sagres and Tavira are recognised as the best places for this. In Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and Lagos you will find an abundance of the light-catching rocky outcrops and peaceful coves that the Algarve is so well known for. Salema, Burgau, and Sagres were once busy little fishing villages, and now still stand as testament to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa lies just off the southern coastline, the islands of which can be accessed from many towns, including Faro, Olhao, Fuseta, Cabanas, and Tavira; most of which are also ideal starting points from which to try a little surfing. White-washed and serene Alcoutim is an example of the less-developed Portuguese towns, with a hint of Andalucia in its appearance, and Loule is the perfect place to wander around a bustling market. You may also wish to visit the Roman ruins at Milreu, the Moorish town of Silves, or the Spa town of Caldas de Monchique. For outdoor pursuits, head into the Serra de Monchique Mountain Range.

Highlights of Porto and the Douro Valley

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies Porto, an atmospheric town with a dramatic aspect and almost Parisian lifestyle. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and wine lodges serving the best of Portuguese wines. The nearby wine towns of Penafiel, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, and Amarante are also recommended for wine-tasting, but have a much more rural location. Amarante, in particular, is believed to be the most attractive wine town in the area, with a central triple-arched bridge, tall stone red-roofed houses interspersed with verdant trees, and a gently flowing river. To witness a sample of Portuguese Baroque architecture, visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego. The main attraction of this town, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedios, lies at the top of an elaborate and intricately decorated set of zig-zagged stairways that pass through archways and across viewing balconies. In Porto, some of the greatest artistic triumphs of 17th century Portugal reside, the Se Cathedral in particular, in which every inch of the columns, archways, and altar have been adorned in golden floral and religious motifs, in true Baroque style. For something even more historic, visit the Palaeolithic rock formations of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, the largest outdoor gallery of stone age remains in the world, which have since been neighboured by flourishing vineyards. Along the rocky gorges of the river, you will find a number of castle-towns, including the Medieval walled town of Trancoso and the fortress town of Almeida.

Highlights of Madeira

A green and fertile island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is situated off the coast of Morocco. Its coastline combines beautiful sandy beaches with rocky cliffs, the latter of which can be best appreciated at Cabo Girao. The island's capital, Funchal, is packed full with historic buildings, including 15th century churches and convents and a Se Cathedral as ornate as the one in Porto. Enjoy the relentless joviality of the street markets, or visit more peaceful attractions, such as the basalt cave of Capela de Sao Vicente or the island's protected nature reserves. Rare Laurissilva forests can be walked, trekked, or hiked through, affording guests sensational views; and the crystal clear waters off the coast can be swam through, perhaps below the water's surface so the ecosystems that live in the reefs can be appreciated. One of the greatest pleasures of Madeira, however, is wandering over the beaches, surveying the rock pools, and taking in the sights from the clifftops. Aside from the key regions that our Portuguese programme focuses on, there is much to find and see in Portugal. Those willing to drive a little further during the day will enjoy a much more diverse touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby, TAP, Jet2.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million
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