Football Tours to Portugal

Our football tours to Portugal are one of the most requested European football tour destinations. Home to some incredible players -the famous Mourinho, Santos and Ronaldo, to name a few, Portugal is the perfect destination for your team to experience football abroad.

Surprisingly, football here only really began in the late 19th century and the first ever game to be played on mainland Portugal occurred in 1989. Yet as four-time winner of the UEFA Champions League, it’s hard to believe this country is still playing catch-up. The ultimate place for you and your team to develop your football skills.

Located just two hours from most UK airports, Portugal is an stress-free football tour option that offers a unique beach and city setting. Lisbon’s charm is for all to see and experience and players are left not wanting to leave Portugal with five days at the Sporting Academy. Nearby, Cascais is a delightful Portuguese fishing town situated on the western edge of the beautiful Lisbon coastline, ideal for post-match relaxation. Further, Estoril is home to major local sports club, Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia, giving scope to visit and be in the presence of great players, and possible even have a kick-about in the training ground! Across the shore from Lisbon, only a 25 minute drive, is our final destination: Costa de Caparica. A seemingly never-ending clean sea and soft sand beach, perfect for an evening BBQ, surfing classes and a coastline flooded with dozens of shops, café, bars and restaurants that can satisfy even the fussiest.

Where to stay in Portugal?

We offer football tours in various locations: Lisbon, Cascais, Estoril and Costa de Caparica. Here is flavour of our hand-picked accommodation that is audited to UK regulatory standards at destination, Lisbon.

For more information about where to stay in Cascais, Estoril and Costa de Caparica, hit the enquire button down below.

Sporting Lisbon Academy

Whilst on football tours to Portugal look no further than the Sporting Academy. Accommodated in the same buildings as the legendary Club’s rising stars, experience daily professional coaching from Academy staff to refine your game ahead of friendly matches against local teams. As a coach, you want the most practical and suited environment to prepare your team. At Sporting Lisbon Academy, the pitches and facilities are at your beck and call, enabling a coaching strategy that gets your players in the best frame of mind and condition.

The on­site facilities are at your disposal including games room, swimming pool and a full board meal arrangement to load on the additional carbohydrate required to sustain the football tour’s activities. A seemingly consistent ball of sunshine in the sky, what better place to ready your side than at the home of the Portuguese football giants.

Aquele final de tarde de Verão perfeito! 🌞😎💚

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What to do in Portugal?

There is plenty to do after football matches to make your trip to Portugal memorable and exciting for your students.

  • Stadium of Light tour
  • Barrio Alto walking tour
  • Waterpark
  • Learn to surf
  • Go­ Karting

When to visit Portugal?

Football season in Portugal runs alongside the Primeira Liga, from August until 23 May. We recommend that the best time to take your team on tour is during the October, February, Easter and May half terms.

Our Recommendations  

Find out where previous groups travelled to on their football sports tours:

Helsby High School: Netball and Girls’ Football Tour to Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Dinnington High School: Multi-Sports Tour to Canada and the USA

View other past football tours here.


Get in touch with us to chat about how Portugal would make the perfect destination for your next school football trip or football team tour.

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