Rugby Tours to Portugal
Listen to stories from various rugby tours to Portugal and you will hear tales of underestimation in terms of opposition quality. Despite being a second tier World Rugby nation, Portugal has a consistent habit of creating extremely competitive youth teams, thanks in part to the 31 clubs formed within the greater Lisbon area and their progressive facilities. As such, Lisbon is a difficult place to get a win and thus it’s bracketed in the upper echelons of prime touring locations in Europe.
Adding in a beachfront location offers a simple R&R opportunity with plenty of activities on the beach such as surfing schools, beach football and volleyball. Our rugby tours to Portugal feature a half day city tour and FC Sporting stadium excursion, students benefit from an inclusive sporting and cultural experience when visiting Portugal on a rugby tour.
Where to stay in Portugal?
We offer rugby tours in various locations: Lisbon, Costa de Caparica and Estoril. Here is our recommended property that is audited to UK regulatory standards in Lisbon:
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Sporting Lisbon Academy
As a coach you want the most practical and suited environment to prepare your rugby team. On our tours to Portugal we have found that the Sporting Academy caters for a team’s needs perfectly. Pitches and sporting facilities are at your beck and call, enabling a coaching strategy that gets your players in the best frame of mind and condition. With a full board meal plan and 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.
What to do in Portugal?
There is plenty to do between match days in Portugal to make your team trip truly memorable.
- Sporting Lisbon Museum & Tour
- Lisbon Walking Tour
- Surfing lessons in Lisbon
- Go karting
- Tram journey to the ‘Miradouro de Senhora do Monte’ for panoramic views not to be missed
When to visit Portugal?
Portugal can be visited all year round with pleasant winter months that are mild and often sunny and warm. The spring/summer/autumn months are perfect weather for touring rugby teams.
“Having visited Lisbon, I’d recommend a city tour to soak up the culture and history the capital has to offer where you’ll find lots going on with every corner that you turn. The outdoor restaurants make a great spot for lunch or coffee and whilst in Lisbon, make time for a tram journey to the ‘Miradouro de Senhora do Monte’ for the panoramic views.”
– Lauren, MSG Tours LTD
Find out where previous groups travelled to on their rugby sports tours:
Rydal Penrhos: Rugby Tour to Tokyo, Japan
Old Illtydians RFC: Rugby tour to Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison
Coleg Gwent: Rugby Tour to Australia
View other past rugby tours here
Get in touch with us to chat about how Portugal would make the perfect destination for your next school rugby trip or rugby team tour.