4th-6th July 2013
- 4th-6th July 2013
Estoril, the Portuguese Riviera, plays host to the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR for the eighth year running. The wonderful parkland close to the Atlantic shoreline near the centre of Cascais is transformed into a truly special stage for two days of high calibre show jumping. Estoril has grown into a renowned international destination for world class sport from America’s Cup sailing, to golf, tennis, surfing and motorsports. Blessed with a warm climate most of the year, visitors flock to the coast to soak up the sun and enjoy the great landscape and attractions.
The story of Estoril and Cascais is closely tied to the many Royal visitors who have been seduced for many years by the beauty of the coastline and the pleasant cimate. The old Citadela of Cascais and other grand properties became the residences of several European Royal Families over the past century creating a glamorous international resort. James Bond author Ian Fleming came here during World War II while serving in Naval Intelligence and went to Estoril Casino. His experience inspired part of his first 007 novel Casino Royale.
There are historic palaces, museums and national parks to visit and the capital Lisbon is only a short distance away with its top class hotels, restaurants and bars. Always a family-friendly experience for both visitors, sponsors and riders, the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR OF ESTORIL is poised to deliver another superb show in 2013.