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We will offer you painting workshops in Cascais, a small village near Portugal’s capital Lisbon, and near Sintra.

Our goal is to provide painting courses during the holidays that offer a unique experience of some of the most beautiful beaches, golf courses, gardens and villages of Europe, which can be found in Cascais and the surrounding area. 

Artistic Escapade


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Artistic Escapade

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Artistic Escapade

Are you searching for that perfect space to devote to your painting in a beautiful, stimulating environment? If so, come and join us at our workspace on Portugal’s spectacular coastline in Cascais where you can paint from early morning until sun set. We offer a perfect place for artists looking for uninterrupted creativity, enabling you to concentrate fully on your work without distraction.

Naturally, the sea and the coastline are of particular attraction, but the area also offers many other opportunities for outdoor painting. This retreat is completely tailored to your personal needs; you can spend the whole day painting or you could just choose to paint in the morning and have the afternoons free to visit Cascais, Sintra or Lisbon. You could also join the Cascais monthly Open-air Painting Meeting, should it occur during your stay.

We provide full transfers from the airport to your hotel and we will accompany you on any chosen tours, providing all the assistance you might need. 

Your hotel is located in Sao Pedro do Estoril, just 50 metres from the beach and train station. A 5 minute train journey will take you to Cascais and a beautiful and unforgettable 20 minute coastline train journey will take you to Lisbon. 

The hotel has recently been renovated and its cosy rooms offer private bathroom, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There is also a terrace with sea views. The hotel’s affordable prices have succeeded in making it accessible to many artists. Breakfast is always included, lunch and dinner are not, although you can eat in the hotel.

Cascais has a rich history and in the past was used as a retreat for many European Kings and Queens. It has a Museum Quarter situated in the centre with many beautiful museums and several examples of stunning architecture.  Nowadays, it is a beautiful seaside resort where many Portuguese and tourists choose to spend their summer holidays. There are also many excellent restaurants in Cascais and Estoril where you will be able to enjoy the local gastronomy.


Our programs have 3 or 5 nights. For other periods or groups (more than 7 people), please contact us.

This could be our typical program for 5 days:


  • Transfer from Lisbon’s airport to the Hotel


  • 10:00 to 13:00 - Assistance and transport to the local beaches for sketching, watercolour or oil painting
  • Afternoon - You will be completely free to paint where and when you wish to.

There is a beautiful maritime view a few meters from the hotel, perfect to start you escapade. And you can also paint, photograph and sketch during our tours to Cascais and Sintra.
An artistic retreat near the sea to focus solely on painting represents something of a dream for most artists.


  • 10:00 to 13:00 - Tour in the historical centre of the Village with drawings or watercolours
  • Afternoon - Free


  • 10:00 to 13:00 - Transport and visit the iconic Palácio da Vila
  • 13:00 to 14:30 - Lunch in a typical restaurante (price not included)
  • 14:30 to 16:00 - Visit the historical centre of the village
  • 16:00 to 17:30 - Transport to the stunning Cabo da Roca, and return to Cascais


  • Check-out from the hotel.
  • Transfer to Lisbon Airport.

The following tours are always included during your stay (depending on the option chosen):

3 Nights

Half day tour in Cascais (*1)

5 Nights

Half day tour in Cascais (*1)
One day tour in Sintra (*2)

However, if you would like to take part in any other tour to discover the beautiful surroundings during your stay, please inform us when you arrive and let us take care of all the arrangements. 

(*1)  Tour of Cascais - Visit the historical center of the village, the Paula Rego House of Stories, Parque Marechal Carmona and the Marina. We will make some drawings and sketches during the tour.

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(*2) Tour of Sintra - Tour of Sintra - Visit to the centre of the village, tasting the famous traditional desserts, visit the Palácio da Vila and Cabo da Roca, the Europe's most ocidental cape.

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(Optional) Tour of Lisbon - Visit to Torre de Belém, tasting the famous “Pastéis de Nata”, visit the Mosteiro of Jerónimos, the historical centre of Lisbon and some other highlights.

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Our prices, valid for:

  • 16 Sep 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
  • 01 Jan 2018 to 30 Jun 2018
** Please read "Terms & Conditions"  and "How to make a Booking" .
3 NIGTHS (1), (2) 5 NIGHTS (1), (2)
Room with sea-view and private bathroom 72.00 € 120.00 €
Transfers, excursions, Museum tickets
and guidance for painting during the stay.
290.00 € 440.00 €
TOTAL (3) 362.00 € 560.00 €
Supplement for single occupancy 50.00 € 80.00 €
Deposit 120.00 € 210.00 €

(1) price per person in double room.
(2) hotel prices might have changes depending on the touristic demand in the region.
(3) our prices does not include lunches, dinners, art material, flights or travel insurance.

The suggested accommodation prices are based in Turismo O Século Hostel. Nevertheless is possible to choose any other hotel in Cascais surroundings.