Does anyone know how to get to these ruins from Lisbon or Cascais?
Take the A1 out of Lisbon and get off at Exit 11. Follow the signs. Very easy.
For 10 euros you can have a chip for your phone to talk and internet for about 15 using GPS, that was what I did, from Vodafone very reliable.
We took the train from Lisbon to Coimbra (which is worth looking at too). A little more than two hours and an interesting, stressfree way to see the countryside. We stayed over night in Coimbra (Hotel Vitória, extraordinarily good value) and caught a public bus at 2.50 euros from across the street from the tourist office by the river. Runs a couple of times in the morning, and also in the evening (ask at the tourist office for scheule.) We ended up having a problem on the way back--a civic holiday upset schedules--but got a cab for 25 euros with two other couples. Great to place to go!
I agree with that answer - a car and a satnav is how the four of us did it. Suggest use toll roads as you go north - safe, smooth and very unlikely to be busy.
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