Lisbon – Heart of Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city is a cosmopolitan centre bursting with life. It offers a combination of medieval facades, interesting art-nouveau buildings, typical black and white mosaic sidewalks and extraordinary museums. Experience all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction but also enjoy the laid back and serene atmosphere. As bright yellow trams wind their way through tree-lined streets, tourists and locals stroll through the old quarters, much as they’ve done for centuries. It is truly a great destination for your incentive tours and meetings.
The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things. During your trip, uncover the many small touches intrinsic to Lisbon’s atmosphere. Enjoy a fresh pastry and espresso on a leafy plaza or go window shopping in the elegant Chiado district! Lisbon colourful cityscape overflows with beauty and charm. It is one of the most exciting cities in Europe, so the perfect destination to spoil your staff with!
Furthermore, the city lends itself to a number of sightseeing options. Historical or team-building, by foot or tuk-tuk, there’s something for every taste. Why not dine while cruising on the river, or perhaps enjoy a traditional fado show in the historic Alfama district? Nearby, Sintra offers a great break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hilltop palaces and quaint souvenir shops make it an excellent excursion option.
With many venues for meetings and conferences as well as parties, drink receptions and innovative dining experiences, why not consider Lisbon for your next incentive tour?
Dates throughout 2019
Suggested Activities & Attractions
"Alfacinha" for a day!
An Alfacinha is a traditional inhabitant of Lisbon. Today, complete a range of an Alfacinha’s daily tasks in teams to get a taste of the real Lisbon. Go to the barbershop for a shave, enjoy a typical pastry such as the “Pastéis de Nata” or indulge in a delightful smoked ham and cheese board. Perhaps travel with the Gloria and Santa Justa’s elevators, buy a traditional can of sardines as well as some delicious sweets or even propose a toast with a “ginginha” (sour cherry liquor).
Throughout the day, the teams use their passport and vouchers to do all the tasks and take pictures, which build a portrait of their downtown Lisbon’s adventure. There’s a competitive element as the teams compete to win the task.
Why not enjoy an unforgettable tour of one of Lisbon’s noble areas, Belém? The area is renowned for its role in the Era of the Discoveries and boasts iconic buildings from the 15th and 16th century. Explore the beautiful Jerónimos Monastery built in the 1500s – the interior unveils a gorgeous Gothic-Renaissance style altar, as well as the tombs of many great Portuguese explorers. The Belém Tower and the Monument of the Portuguese Navigators are two unique landmarks of Lisbon. The stunning Monument to the Discoveries pays homage to the city’s sea-faring forefathers, who left Lisbon to discover the Orient and the Americas.
Excursion to Sintra
Around an hour’s drive from Lisbon, Sintra was immortalised by the poet Lord Byron as a “Glorious Eden”. The Royal Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on a slope of the Mountain of Sintra. Once the residence of many Portuguese Kings, it is well worth the visit. Sintra is excellent for shopping, souvenirs and handicraft, and offers a great location to enjoy time at leisure to explore local small shops and cafés away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon.
Evening dinner river cruise
Experience incredible night-time views of Lisbon with an evening dinner cruise down the Tagus River. Dine away on traditional Portuguese cuisine and sample some delicious wines as you leisurely sail past stunning buildings. This is an excellent way to thank your staff for their diligence and dedication – perhaps raise a glass of champagne to your successes.
Discover the city of Lisbon through an innovative sightseeing tour – on a tuk-tuk. In small groups, see more of the city and be closer to the sights and sounds as you travel with your driver who guides you round Lisbon. Billed as the most fun tour of Lisbon, it is a great way to get to know the city.
Fado Dinner Show
Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner, accompanied by the captivating music of fado, which translates from Portuguese to mean destiny or fate. This unique music style is at the heart of the Portuguese national culture and is on the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This evening offers a delicious taste of Portugese culture.
We have a selection of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Lisbon, Cascais and Estoril to suit your group’s requirements and budget.