5 reasons to choose Lisbon as DMC destination
City on the banks of the Tagus River, with an enviable temperature throughout the year and a vibrant environment. This is Lisbon, the city of the seven hills, merging the traditional heritage of its past with one of the most modern parts of Western Europe. Since it is not a large city, it is possible to visit it in about 3 days, having time to discover its most charismatic neighborhoods such as Baixa and Alfama or Belem. From Lisbon it is possible to visit nearby places such as the popular Sintra, Cascais or Mafra.
You only need 5 reasons to choose Lisbon for your incentive travel:
- Hotel diversity: Due to the significant increase in congress tourism in Lisbon, 30% in the last year according to the ICCA, the city has developed enormously in hotel infrastructure. The construction of hotels near large convention centers has helped to increase this type of tourism.
Good air connections: The new Terminal 1 of the Lisbon – Portela airport has increased the connection of international flights with Portugal. The new terminal is well connected to the city center by train, bus and taxi. “Low cost” flights depart from terminal 2. This terminal is not connected to the city.
Professional service: Lisbon has developed a large network of services aimed at satisfying all the needs of the MICE visitor. The city has all the necessary infrastructures for the organization of congresses or fairs.
Maritime city: The beaches of the Estoril coast are among the most famous on the Atlantic coast. Cliffs with stunning views, wild landscapes and long sandy beaches a few kilometers from the Portuguese capital.
Cultural city: The museums of Lisbon guard an endless number of artistic works. We can find the National Museum of Antica Art located in the beautiful Palacio das Janelas Verdes or the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum with German and Italian paintings from the 17th or 18th centuries. In Belem we can find the Cultural Center of Belem, the main artistic focus of the city, with concerts every week.
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Some extraordinary ways to discover the city with your incentive trip in Lisbon!
Tour with dinner and fado show
What better way to experience Lisbon than a dinner with traditional food listening to Fado de Fondo? 50 minutes of show with 2 singers and 2 guitarists, where your group of incentives in Lisbon can get to see the soul of the city. The space where the show is held has perfect acoustics and a large space to enjoy the talented young people. Dinner will consist of the most traditional dishes of Portuguese cuisine, where you can taste the typical cod, cooked in one of the dozens of possible ways.
Sunset Boat Ride
We will leave Belém shortly before sunset on a sailboat, from where we can contemplate the views of the coast of Lisbon from the high seas with the impressive Jeronimos monastery, the Bethlehem Tower, the Commerce Square … To the experience we will add a glass of traditional Portuguese wine to enjoy even more the magical moment.
Excursion to Sintra in 4 × 4
With this day trip from Lisbon we will arrive at the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park where we can discover palaces, cliffs, forests … With the 4 × 4 we can travel unpaved roads and dreamlike forests to reach Sintra, one of the most beautiful cities in the country. After the tour, we will enjoy the gastronomy in a local restaurant. The tour includes a guided tour to visit the city center. On the way to Lisbon, we will make a stop at the Pena Palace, one of the most beautiful and visited in the country. Your incentive group in Lisbon will enjoy this day very much!
Horse ride in Comporta
Perfect activity for animal-loving groups that want to ride a horse and enjoy these animals on the beaches of Comporta, strolling along its white sandy beaches within the 14,000 hectares of nature reserve. Comporta is located on the peninsula of Setúbal, in the south of Lisbon. The activity is carried out with an expert guide in horse riding.
Portuguese cooking workshop
The activity can consist of a meal, tapas or Portuguese pastries. Lunch or dinner will consist of the preparation of an entree and a main course. The pastry will consist of the preparation of a dessert, possibly the famous cream cake. And the tapas option consists of 4 small dishes that could be cod cake or sausage scrambled eggs. This activity is perfect for communication through the group as well as the participation of all members. All courses are accompanied by music and wine to enjoy the Portuguese flavors.