Panoptic’s Ramy James Salameh attended BTL Lisbon 2022 Tourism Fair.
Portugal is a beautiful country that is full of magical and diverse experiences. From the vibrant atmosphere, excursions and historic sights in the Lisbon Area to the breathtaking scenery and coastal adventures in Cascais. There are so many possibilities, so we have made a list of the Top travel incentives in Portugal to help…
10 Inspirational Portuguese Incentive Ideas
1. Exclusive boat trip to the incredible grottos of Lagos
‘Ponta da Piedade’ (Portuguese for “point of mercy”) is a headland of spectacular rock formations and grand arches emerging from the water. The breathtaking landmark can be viewed on foot, from above or seated in a boat with a captain and guide for the group.
2. Design your event at the 5-Star ‘Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa’,
The hotel is located in front of a wide sandy beach and offers all types of team building activities that are perfect for group trips. Along with plenty of Al-fresco event spaces and ‘Le Club’ venue overlooking the sea, plus gardens and green spaces to take advantage of 300-days of Algarve sunshine per year.
3. The ultimate sports travel incentive at The Campus sports complex, Quinta do Lago Resort
The resort is surrounded by the Ria Formosa Nature Park/ Reserve. Elite and amateur sports groups can come to indulge in every type of sport with emphasis on Golf, Cycling, Tennis, Padel and every other type of health and wellness lifestyle choice.
4. Sample some Algarvian wines at Margado do Quintao Vineyard & Farm stay Experience
Founded in the 1800s, this restored estate offers wine tasting paired with delicacies made from recipes that have been handed down for generations. Served to your team under the branches of a 2000-year old olive tree.
5. Stay at Faro’s newest 5-Star city centre hotel 3BH
A design-led property within the pedestrianised old town. It features roof top event spaces and an infinity pool, looking across the ochre tiled residences, making this an uber-chic choice for any type of celebration.
6. A James Bond experience and themed event at the iconic ‘Palacio Estoril – Hotel, Golf & Spa’
Treat your team to an unforgettable themed event at the hotel where Ian Fleming conceived the idea for “007 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” played by George Lazenby and where the film was shot. Put on the gowns and Tuxedos and let fiction become reality!
7. Rent out an entire historic ‘Pousada’ to host your group
Courtesy of Pestana Pousadas de Portugal, these monuments to Portuguese history have been preserved, managed and developed into incredible hospitality experiences. Networked across the country, one can select their size, theme and location for a memorable experience.
8. Tick-off a life experience with a trek along the Portuguese Camino
Challenge your teams resilience, team bonding/building skills and their sense of discovery by trekking along the Portuguese Camino or pilgrims way to Camino de Santiago. Starting out from the beautiful city of Oporto and heading towards the border with Spain, participants can enjoy bespoke experiences along the route and even stop at ancient thermal facilities to soothe aching muscles.
9. A coastal adventure in Cascais
Cascais may already be a well-established and popular MICE destination, but they continue to evolve their offering meaning there are plenty of exciting activities to try and all on the doorstep of central Lisbon. Why not consider a group car track day or trying to learn to surf and paddle-board before finishing-off with a hike and picnic; just some of the experiences this coastal idyll can provide.
10. Sail down the Tagus River
Take your incentive group onto the ‘Tagus River’ with an exclusive sunset boat trip and drinks reception/ party with DJ, to view Lisbon from another perspective! Get on board the Marujo, Fadista, Luar or Aurora – all modern and spacious vessels ready to welcome bespoke events.
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