5 Days
Duration
Portugal
Destination

School trips to Portugal have grown in popularity due to the country’s diverse culture and phenominal landscape. Football is taken very seriously in Portugal and they play at a high level, allowing for great competition and wonderful training and experience for students. Not only will you find a high level of school football, but you will be able to emerse yourself in the culture. Don’t miss out on the great experience that Portugal has to offer.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

The best time to visit Portugal for sports tours is between September and June, thus avoiding the hottest, busiest and most expensive months of July and August.

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to hockey, you can expect a competition rating of 3 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • NIGHTS / DAYS
    • 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • DESTINATION
    • Portugal: Porto
  • FLIGHTS
    • Airline: EasyJet
    • Departure Airport Date Flight Number Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time
    • Outbound London Gatwick 22.10.18 EZY8583 09:30 Porto 11:45
    • Inbound Porto 26.10.18 EZY8582 06:40 London Gatwick 09:00
  • TRANSPORT
    • Transfers in a coach, with a driver as per the itinerary
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at Lousada Country Hotel
    • Students in triple suites or 5 bedded apartments / Staff in twin rooms – subject to availability at time of booking
  • MEALS
    • 4 x Breakfasts (hotel)
    • 4 x Lunches (hotel)
    • 4 x Dinners (hotel)
  • SPORTING CODE/S
    • Hockey
  • FIXTURES / TRAINING SESSIONS
    • 3 x self-led training session
    • 3 x pre-arranged hockey fixtures per team
  • EXCURSIONS
  • Half day excursion to the City of Porto
    *Guided city tours can be arranged at additional cost
  • TEAM SPORTS TRAVEL MANAGER
    • Local TEAM Sports Travel representative support, i.e. a Tour Leader / Guide to be and stay with the group throughout their tour

EXCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance. Passports and visas if applicable.
  • Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a person nature. Any other services not mentioned.

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Lisbon – The most recognised of Lisbon’s major attractions, St. George’s Castle commands a glorious position near Alfama on the crown of a hill overlooking the Portuguese capital. A highlight of any Lisbon sightseeing tour, the 16th-century Jerónimos monastery is a stunning monument of immense historic and cultural significance, deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site accolade. The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of Europe’s finest aquariums, and one of the largest in the
  • Cascais – The lively coastal resort of Cascais lies 25km west of Lisbon. It’s a popular day trip destination for residents and visitors alike and is conveniently located at the end of the Cais do Sodré-Cascais railway
  • Sintra – Lying just 30km northwest of Lisbon, Sintra nestles at the foot of dramatic mountains and is known for its castle and scenic old town (comprised of a cobbled square in front of the palace), lined with shops, cafés, and colourful town
  • Porto – The second-largest city in Portugal has renewed itself in recent years and is becoming a growing European city break destination, known for its friendly locals and great
  • Évora – is one of Portugal’s most enchanting cities. The Romans established themselves there in BC 57, but it was under Moorish rule that the town began to take shape, its maze of narrow lanes and alleys typical of Islamic urban design. A great place to explore!
1

Day 1

  • Group to assemble at London Gatwick Airport
  • Depart on EasyJet Flight EZY8583 to Porto
  • Flight land in Porto
  • On arrival at Porto airport you will be met by a TEAM Sports Travel representative and transferred by coach (26 miles approx.) to the Lousada Country Hotel where you will check-in for a 4-night stay with meals as indicated
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Time at leisure to relax and then prepare for match
  • U-15 (19:00h às 20:00h) vs U-15 local Team (boys and girls)
  • After match, walk back to the hotel

EVENING

  • Time to freshen up, evening at leisure
  • Team dinner at hotel
2

Day 2

  • Breakfast at leisure at hotel
  • Time to prepare for self-led training, a short walk down to the pitches
  • Self-led training – how long is this training session? And how many pitches are booked?
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Time at leisure to relax at resort, use the bikes to explore local area, play mini golf, or enjoy the pool
  • Fixtures:
    • U-  U-15 (19:00h às 20:00h) vs U-15 local Team (boys and girls)
    • U-18 (20:00h às 21:00h) vs U-18 local Team (boys and girls)
  • Dinner at Hotel
3

Day 3

  • Breakfast at leisure at hotel
  • Time to prepare for self-led training, followed by fixture 2
  • Walk to down pitches
  • Self-led training
  • Walk back to hotel
  • You will be taken into the City of Porto to explore (packed lunch included)
  • Return to hotel to prepare for fixture
  • Walk to pitches/match
  • Fixture -U-18 (19:00h às 20:00h) vs U-18 Regional “National Team”
  • After match, walk back to the hotel
  • Team dinner at hotel
4

Day 4

  • Breakfast at leisure at hotel
  • Time to prepare for self-led training
  • Walk down to pitches
  • Self-led training
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Time at leisure to relax at resort, use the bikes to explore local area, play mini golf, or enjoy the pool
  • Return to hotel to prepare for fixture 3
  • Walk to pitches/match
  • Fixtures:
  • U-15 (19:00h às 20:00h) vs U-15 local Team (boys and girls)
  • U-18 (20:00h às 21:00h) vs Viso Ladies Team
  • After match, walk back to the hotel
  • Team dinner at hotel
5

Day 5

  • Collect breakfast packets and check-out
  • Transfer to Porto Airport
  • Depart on EasyJet Flight EZY8582 to London Gatwick Airport
  • Flight arrives at London Gatwick Airport

End of tour arrangements

You will be sent a copy of our ‘Safety Management System’ (SMS) with any proposal / quote that we send to you.  This will provide you with all the information you require to understand how we prepare for and plan your tour, to ensure health and safety at the forefront of our planning and a systematic approach is followed. If you would like a copy of this document in advance of this, please call our team on + 44 207 402 3708.

It is our responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with the health and safety advice for any destination that we feature on our website.  We feel the best way to do this to ensure that all information is the most up to date, is to provide you with the following web links:

Health, Safety & Entry Requirements: FCO Portugal

Health Advice: Travel Health Portugal

Fit for Travel Portugal

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