The Westernmost Capital City in Europe offers slick city living, coastal retreats, adrenaline adventure & some great rugby opportunities for your next tour.
On a Tour with Sky High Sports to Lisbon, you can be based along the coast in Cascais, a lively beach resort & harbour town or, in the heart of the bohemian capital of Portugal itself.
Lisbon is a small, yet charming city. The city sits on rolling hills, covered with crumbling terracotta topped buildings atop the labyrinth streets of Alfama and Bairro Alto, to incredible quarters of the city. Cascais is the resort where Lisboetas go to relax & party in the Summer. Numerous small beaches are surrounded by the typical beach resort scenes of restaurants, bars and attractions.
Since Portugal competed at RWC2007, unfortuntely, the game at the top level has dropped. It is not all doom and gloom. The game at Youth Level, championed by the excellent annual Easter Rugby Festival is as strong as ever & will hopefully lead to a change in fortune at the top.
1. Surf Lessons on the Atlantic Ocean
2. River Cruises on the Rio Tagus
3. Train at the Portuguese National Rugby Facility
4. The Lisbon Oceanarium
5. The Easter Youth Rugby Festival
Following arrival at Lisbon Airport, transport by luxury coach to your accommodation in Cascais
Arrival, Check-In & Explore the local area
Transfer to Jamor for a Training Session on the National Rugby facility
Return to the Hotel for a Buffet Dinner
Wake Up to a Continental Buffet Breakfast
Make your way to the Expo Area & visit the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium
Transfer to a Local Rugby Club ahead of your first game
TOUR MATCH ONE
Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality
Return to Lisbon for an evening at leisure
Transfer to a local club for your second tour match
TOUR MATCH TWO
Post Match Dinner, Reception & Hospitality
Head out to the beach at Cascais for Surf Lessons on the Atlantic Ocean
End of Tour Dinner at Alfama Grill
Fado Music Show
Continental Breakfast Breakfast
Morning at leisure
Check-Out of the Accommodation & Transfer to the Airport
Rugby in Portugal has sadly hit a bit of a decline. Os Lobos have declined on the international scene since their appearance at the 2007 World Cup. They have dropped out of European Rugby's second tier & have lost their place on the IRB Sevens Circuit. It is not all doom and gloom. The game at Youth Level, championed by the excellent annual Easter Rugby Festival is as strong as ever & will hopefully lead to a change in fortune at the top.
Renfe, the Spanish Rail Network, provides an outstanding Fast-Train service, which makes traversing the country very easy and relatively affordable.
Combining Lisbon with Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga or Seville as a multi-stop tour is made easy by travelling great distances in short times courtesy of the AVE Train.
Lisbon Airport is a major International Terminal with connections across Europe & the World.
One of the Top Youth Rugby Festivals in Europe takes place every Easter in Lisbon. A superb & established event with entrants as notable as our friends down at Bath Rugby.