It’s not every day you get married, and here at LNOF we think that you deserve to mark the occasion with a stag do that stands out from the crowd. Sure, you could hang around your local nightclub drinking warm lager with your mates, but on the other hand, you could be sipping a cold one in one of Europe’s most intriguing capitals, rich with colonial history, water sports and amazing nightlife. There are many facets to the Portuguese capital to entice your group. Located where the mouth of the River Tagus meets the Ocean, Lisbon is the only European capital with Atlantic beaches, and your adventurous little brother will jump at the chance to try some water sports. Your football-mad best man will be well up for enjoying the beautiful game in Portugal, and you can even impress that one posh mate from work with a Private Motor Yacht hire. Oh, and did we mention that Lisbon is a budget traveller’s dream, so combine lads weekend with super cheap city break to produce one heck of a memorable stag do.
When you’re in a new city it’s only fair to check out that city’s highlights, and in Lisbon you can build this into your stag do in a variety of unusual ways. Start as you mean to go on – in style – with Limo Airport transfers, to take you to your accommodation like the VIPs you are. Then check out the city on your choice of tour. Prefer the DIY approach? Try a guided bike tour and soak up the sights while you work up an appetite. If you’d rather someone else did the driving, try a quirky Tuk Tuk tour, or if money is no object for your party, go all out and enjoy a spectacular Helicopter tour over Old Lisbon town for an unforgettable experience. If you can’t make it through a city tour without a beer, build it into the experience, taking a ride on a unique Beer Bike. It’s basically sitting at a mobile bar, being driven around the city – you still have to pedal though, ya lazy oiks.
If you love the beautiful game, Lisbon is up there with Barcelona and Madrid for top level teams. Snap up tickets to see top teams Benfica or Sporting Lisbon in Primiera Liga action, and get a first-hand look at football in a country famous for producing players with silky smooth skills.
Speaking of silky smooth, you and the lads can show off your own skills against a local team, in an organised match, if you think you’ve got what it takes. Or try Bubble Football for a taste of something a bit more light-hearted. We’re sure even Ronaldo would look like a prize idiot in one of those.
Lisbon is a city that has close ties with the ocean, so choose some water sports to add to your package and take to the waves on a surfboard, a paddleboard, or in a kayak. Or if your party loves all things maritime, why not combine all three. Love the sea, but prefer to have a little more distance between you and the waves? Choose from a cracking collection of boating options. You can hire your own Luxury Motor Cataramaran, with a stash of Portuguese wine on board. Or try a Private Motor Yacht, with your own skipper to sail your party along the coast. Lisbon is famous for its fish, and you can catch your own with a Deep Sea Fishing trip – possibly one to do before the big night, as it’s probably not great with a hangover.
Heading into the evening, enjoy a Traditional Portuguese meal or spice things up with a Strip Dinner – mmm, tasty. From there, take a Guided Bar Crawl through the city before heading to exclusive nightclub Lust, where you will be treated like celebrities with VIP tables and bottle service.