Portugal is one of those countries which never fails to disappoint, and a girls’ weekend away in its capital is no exception. With its hot, sunny climate, beautiful beaches and top club scene, you’re going to come home with a killer tan and some even better memories. This is the city for you if you’re looking for a destination hen do that is equally wild and chic, with plenty of trips out on the water, beautiful sandy beaches to relax on with a cocktail, and some of the best seafood and cocktails in Europe, there’s no better place to get the girls together.
If you’re looking for somewhere that has a little bit of luxury stamped onto everything you do, then Lisbon is your kind of city. Why not charter your own private motor yacht for the day and enjoy sipping on some bubbles whilst sailing around the coast and basking in the sun – it’s guaranteed to get everyone back home jealous. If you’re looking for a little bit of culture in your weekend, you can’t miss out on the e-bike tour, where you get a guided tour of some of Lisbon’s most beautiful spots from a local, English-speaking guide. Full of traditional restaurants, beautiful hidden bars and classic architecture, it really is the city that has it all. If you’re planning your weekend in June, why not enjoy the incredible Feast of St. Anthony – locals and tourists come together to eat, drink and dance the night away in one of Europe’s biggest celebrations. If you’re looking for a little bit of retail therapy, there’s plenty of boutique shops to splash some cash on and come home with some beautiful little gifts for yourself – and your fiancé if you’re feeling generous. There really isn’t a better city to spend your hen do in, so pack your bikinis and get ready for the most beautiful weekend of your life.
Start your weekend the traditional way and sample some classic dishes of Lisbon, with the traditional Portuguese meal and drinks.
Enjoy some of the best tastes of Portugal in one of their best restaurants, before you head out into the night – all that food will certainly help you keep drinking into the early hours. If the sound of a little bit of culture sounds up your street, but you don’t want to compromise on the partying, then the beer bike is the perfect way to get around the city. See some incredible sites and enjoy some fantastic beers as you go – the perfect way to prepare for the night ahead. More interested in the bars than the architecture? Then look no further than the guided bar crawl – see some of Lisbon’s best drinking spots and make sure you sample plenty of cocktails in each on to really get the most bang for your buck. A tuk tuk tour is another incredible way to see the city, so you and the girls can sit back and relax as you’re driven around the city, watching the landscape go by and getting a real feel for the local attractions.
Want to get your heart rate up, or maybe you just want to prove to your fiancé that you can keep up with the boys back home? Then laser tag is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The girls will love a chance to be competitive, and there’s nothing better than coming out on top. One of our favourite group-bonding activities is to try out a cocktail workshop, where you and your girl gang can learn how to make some of your favourite tipples – tasting is of course mandatory. No hen do is complete without a little bit of eye candy, and a male stripper is an absolute must have for any hen weekend. There’s nothing better than hiring your own personal stripper to come and give you and the girls a real show. For something a little bit different that still lets your X-rated flag fly, a butler in the buff with Full Monty show should be top of every hen’s list. Spend the afternoon with your own personal butler waiting on you hand and foot, then round off the day with a girls-only showing of one of the best male performances in the world.