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Football in Lisbon

Lisbon - a perfect place for football fans to practise

Known as the City of Seven Hills, Lisbon is an amphitheater facing the river Tagus and with it has always lived in close connection. Lisbon keeps history in its romantic avenues, in its Moorish neighborhoods, in its Roman subsoil, in its Manueline, Baroque, Gothic monuments, to the most daring modern national and international architecture.
Lisbon is a historic capital, a potpourri of unusual character and charm, where 800 years of cultural influences mingle with modern trends and life styles creating spectacular contrasts

- To taste the local fresh fish dishes, including bacalhau one of the specialties of Portugal
- To visit the Sport Cathedrals such as Estádio da Luz (Luz Stadium) or Estádio de Alvalade (Alvalade Stadium)
- Enjoy the sunset view at south Lisbon beaches
- To meet the fabulous Portuguese Riviera in Cascais and Estoril
- Enjoy the nature and heritage at Sintra Natural Park

Also, it was in Lisbon that, in late October 1888, Guilherme Pinto Basto had the initiative to organize a first football exhibition. The match took place where it is today the Square of Bulls 'Campo Pequeno' opposing the equipment of Portugal to the one of England. The Portuguese won the game 2-1. Consequently, football began to attract the attention of high society.

Day 1

Arrival at Lisbon

Arrival at Lisbon Airport. Our tour leader will be expecting the group at the departures terminal to guide them to our bus, which will be with the group throughout the whole stay.
Transfer to the chosen hotel and check-in formalities. During the morning, some time to rest before the beginning of the journey or if the group prefers to have a free tour to know the surroundings areas. Free lunch. In the afternoon, we will depart by bus to the training center of Benfica team – Caixa Futebol Campus. Here, the group will have a First Training Session. They'll meet the coaches of this successful team and will practise according to their methodology. It is supposed to prepare the group intensively to the upcoming friendly matches. Besides the main coach, there will be a goalkeeper coach for the group. The practise will have a 4h duration approximately.
Return to hotel or to local restaurant for dinner. Accommodation and overnight.

Day 2


The day starts with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. The hotel is situated in the city center which facilitates the planned activity for this morning: to visit Lisbon by foot. We will also explore the typical neighborhood of Alfama and visit St.George's Castle, where the group will have the chance to see the breathtaking views over the city. Free Lunch.
In the afternoon, the group will return to Benfica Training Center for the second stage of Training Session - this day your team will develope all the needed skills and techniques for tomorrow's friendly match. Return to hotel or to local restaurant for dinner.
Accommodation and overnight.

Day 3


Breakfast at the hotel.
The bus will be expecting the group in an hour to designate to transport them to a Belém Tour. Here they will meet this famous riverfront square. This tour will have a much more cultural component because we've planned for them to visit Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Then, it will be given the group some time to rest and chill in the riverfront gardens or to explore MAAT (Museum Art Architecture Technology), which is well known for its modern architecture and interesting expos. Free lunch.
After lunch, in a place yet to be set, the group will meet the athletes of similar age and skills, with whom they will play against. This will be the First Friendly Match, result of the first 2 training sessions.
Before dinner, the group returns to the hotel to have a shower followed by dinner at a local restaurant or at hotel's restaurant. Accommodation and overnight.

Day 4


The group will have breakfast at the hotel. This will be a special morning: they will visit the cathedral of the main football team of Portugal: Benfica. The group will learn from the best with a Guided Visit to Luz Stadium (Estádio da Luz). This is one of the biggest sport venues in Portugal and one of the most visited. The group will have a full access to backstage rooms, VIP area, Press Conference rooms and many others. The tour will continue at Benfica Museum, with a travel through the history of this famous team. Free time before lunch (free).
During afternoon, the group will have the chance to play the Second Friendly Match in the external field of Estádio da Luz. Once again, the against team will have the same skills and age of the group.
In the evening, return to the hotel to have shower and freshen-up before dinner, which will be at a typical restaurant or at hotel's restaurant. Accommodation and overnight.

Day 5

Costa da Caparica

Breakfast at hotel. Departure by bus to Caixa Futebol Campus, where the group will have the Third Training Session , which will also be the last one of this trip. During the morning, the coach will teach the group main essential tips for their triumph in the football business. Besides that, the group will be prepared for the 2 friendly matches that will finish the journey in Portugal. Free lunch.
During afternoon, and depending on weather conditions, the group will visit Costa da Caparica. Among the several beaches that surround Lisbon, Costa da Caparica is known to be the most genuine and extended beach of this european capital. The tour will start by strolling through the typical streets of this small village that guides towards the beach. Here the group can play beach football or just wander in the immense sand and finish the day enjoying the orange magical sunset in the beach.
Return to hotel or to local restaurant for dinner. Accommodation and overnight.

Day 6


After breakfast, the group and tour leader will meet the bus once again, this time for a full day Visit to Sintra: this beautiful small city is known to have its particular climate and cultural landscape. It was declared UNESCO world heritage site in 1995. The variety of fascinating historic buildings and beautiful scenery has established Sintra as a fantastic tourist destination, and has since become the most popular day trip from Lisbon. The guide will provide an introduction to this wonderful town, by answering some of the common tourist questions and offering links to further in-depth information. We will visit, among others, the Palace of Pena, our King Ferdinand's summer residence and a spot full of rarity art heritage, once this king was an art lover. The Sintra National Park is also a magical spot the group will explore. Free time before lunch (free).
The Third Friendly Match will take place in a field in Sintra's surroundings (to be yet confirmed). The group will feel the magic of this spot while playing the match.
Return to hotel or to local restaurant for dinner. Accommodation and overnight.

Day 7


Breakfast at hotel. And because the hotel where the group will be accommodated is placed in the city center, we suggest a Lisbon Activity. This activity will take approx.imately 3 hours and it can be choosen amont the suggestions listed on the following pages. Then they will have an hour of free time before lunch. Free Lunch.
In the afternoon, we will depart by bus to the training center of Benfica team – Caixa Futebol Campus – please find fields layout on this page's photo placed in page's bottom left side. Here, the group will have the Fourth Friendly Match, which will also be the last match before departure. A special surprise will then take place after the match...
Return to hotel or to local restaurant for the farewell dinner. Accommodation and overnight.

Day 8

Departure Day

Breakfast at hotel and check-out formalities. Depending on the flight schedule, the bus will take the group to the airport, once again with the orientation of the tour leader. Then, our tour leader will guide the group to the departure hall inside Lisbon Airport and say goodbye to them.

8 Days / 7 Nights
from 929,00 /pp

all year round

Package € 292,00 pp
Single Supplement - € 319,00 pp
Half Board Supplement (7 dinners) - € 205,00 pp
Referees Team Supplement -
€ 140,00 per team / per match

* Program based on group composed of 35 to 40 participants.
* The prices are always subject to change and availability.
* Price based on shared accomodation. Private accomodations are also available

Included in package price:
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa
  • 7x nights accommodation in twin rooms including breakfast and free Wi-Fi service
  • 3 Trainings prepared by 2 general coaches plus 1 goalkeeper coach of Benfica
  • 4 Friendly Matches training center or in the opponents' fields
  • Visit to the Benfica Stadium, Benfica Museum and Megastore
  • Professional Match Attendance tickets (depending on season schedule)
  • Visits and entrance fees according to program
  • A MaxInco Guide and Local Guide Assistance in English language
  • Transportation by bus Gran Turismo as described in the program
Not included:
  • Program elements that are not mentioned
  • Medical assistance during the trainings and matches (physiotherapists and other specialties)
  • Optional elements
  • Tourism taxes in the hotels (if required)
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone, minibar, …)
  • Flights & Visas

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  • Program is based on arrival and departute to and from Lisbon
  • Rates are indicative and subject to availability and changes (fuel rates, vat, other taxes...)
  • Please let us know if you would like to change dates/itinerary/number of guests


  • Visit the Sport Cathedrals such as Estádio da Luz (Luz Stadium)
  • Learn football from one of the best football teams
  • Training Sessions with specialized coaches
  • Explore Lisbon, Sintra and its beaches while training



This hotel is located at Praça de Espanha, next to Lisbon’s financial district, and it is 15 minutes away from Lisbon and 10 min from Benfica Stadium. The elegant 4-star Hotel Açores Lisboa with 128 rooms boasts lush balconies mirroring the magic of the Azores Islands. Whether traveling to Lisbon for business or on vacation, guests can top notch amenities, the convenient location right across the Metro station of Praça de Espanha and other transportation Hotel Açores Lisboa has a full service Restaurant and Bar, 4 meeting rooms with natural light, which can accommodate people and are stocked with the most advanced audiovisual equipment. Focused on the comfort of its guests, the Hotel also offers complimentary private parking, free WIFI, laundry service, room service, cable TV (including SPORT TV), safe box in the room and rooms for guests with special needs.

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