Team Building in Lisbon
Portugal Sport and Adventure offers professional service in planning corporate events and team building in Lisbon. Our specialist staff will ensure your event is fun, and hassle free both in the planning and on the day itself.
Whatever your requirements may be, we can tailor the events to your exact needs and budget! Furthermore, we can arrange the full package from arrival to departure! Let us book your hotel, transfer service and even meals!
Please contact us to discuss your requirements for team building in Lisbon.
Why hold team building and corporate events in Lisbon?
Lisbon is a dynamic city that has been named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination by the World Travel Awards. Therefore you are assured a warm welcome and an interesting, entertaining stay.
When planning a team building or corporate event in Lisbon we can capitalize on the city’s most iconic locations, with activities in the city center that draw attention to its history and culture or events on the river or waterfront. Alternatively, the city is so compact that it is easy to combine a half day conference with a team building challenge on a variety of beautiful beaches or country areas just a short drive away.
Lisbon is one of the most affordable of the European capitals, so it offers great value for money in terms of hotels, restaurants, entertainment and activities. There are quick, inexpensive flights from many European cities so it can be a great choice for multinational corporations. Its mild climate also makes it a year round destination. All of which makes Lisbon an appealing location for team building.
A day’s team building in Lisbon could include:
- Team building games and challenges.
- Sailing – we have a great variety of boats available! Choose between sailing lessons and sailing regattas or sightseeing cruises. If you are looking to relax and enjoy the sights, we recommend sunset or dinner cruises!
- Guided tours or treasure hunt style challenges!
- Adventure activities such as caving, abseiling, a tree top assault course, paint balling and many more!
- Cultural visits, wine tasting and dinners.
- Lessons in a wide variety of activities from water sports to tile painting!
- Golf tournaments or lessons.
- Staff rewards such as hot air ballooning and dolphin watching cruises!
If you have an idea that’s not on this list or would like further suggestions just ask!
We offer a wide variety of fun things to do from Photo Challenges to Tree top Assault Courses – and can cater to any budget! Please browse through the tabs below for ideas and contact us to let us know how we can assist you!
A team building challenge in the heart of Lisbon- in teams participants must find their way around Lisbon with a map and road atlas, discovering specific objects and answers to set questions along the way, compete to take the funniest group photo, sample traditional Portuguese drinks and pastries and take a ride on the traditional tram and funicular. A fun way to get to know the city and your colleagues better! This a really flexible program with a number of variations available.
The two hour version takes place in Lisbon’s downtown in the quarters of Chiado and Baixa. This is an excellent option for groups who are short on time to visit Lisbon. The activity starts at Praça da Figueira in Lisbon’s city center, where the group will explore the top sites in the heart of the city like the Augusta Street, the Square of Carmo, the St Justa Lift and the São Pedro Alcantara view point. With the help of a map and road-book: you will search for objects, interact with the locals and take group pictures. Includes a cherry liquor tasting and the option of a port wine bottle or other little prize for the winning team.
We offer a variety of photo challenge options (min 20 people) including:
Central Lisbon 2 hours:
Castelo & Alfama 3 hours:
Original photo challenge 4 hours:
Sidecar & Lisbon Photo Challenge (4h)
Go Cars & Photo Challenge (4h)
Segways & Photo Challenge (4h)
Go Cars Segways & Photo Challenge (4h)
Bike & Photo Challenge (4h)
Gourmet Photo Challenge (4h)
This three hour challenge is based upon a unique walking tour that shows you the most interesting sites in Lisbon. The tour is conducted via a tablet issued to participants that includes the map of the city, the route the teams should take, a digital camera, a movie camera and more. During the tour you can enjoy a ride on the famously picturesque Alfama nº28 tram OR one of the emblematic elevators.
Lisbon tascas are rapidly disappearing, taking with them the traditional café lifestyle. You will visit a surviving tasca serving a typical ginjinha (cherry liquor) to experience this taste of old Lisbon!
Photo challenge: using the tablet camera, teams receive a list of items that they have to photograph and set several tasks where the team must appear interacting with locals or in original poses next to emblematic sites around the city.
A trip to Lisbon cannot be complete without a ride on the typical E28 tram that links the Chiado Hill to the Alfama Hill, passing by the downtown quarter or if you prefer you can take a trip on one of our 4 typical elevators to ease the climbing of the 7 hills!
QR codes with the company logo are spread throughout the route. Participants are briefed at the beginning to look out for these to win extra points!
Video challenge at a specific crowded area, teams are requested to shoot a short movie of a serenade (created on the spur of the moment by the team) to a complete stranger passing by on the street.
These tours require a minimum of 20 people and we also offer new versions of this activity with combined means of transport including:
– Gocar/Electric Bike/Walking (min 30px)
– Gocar/Segway/Walking (min 30px)
– Gocar/Segway/Speedboat (min 36px)
– Segway/Beetle/Walking (min 30min)
Please ask us for rates on these programs
Test your nerve on our high adrenaline tree top, high ropes challenges with 44 challenges including tight ropes, scramble nets, rope and wobbly bridges, suspended tunnels, tarzan swings, fast zip slides and much more.
Depending on the size of the group we can arrange packages with paintball, bubble football, kayaking and more!
Exploring Lisbon is fun, and we have a wide variety of options to choose from including: Gocars, Segways, Bikes, VW Beetle and even Walking Tours! Also not to be missed are our excursions, that can take you everywhere from the amazing medieval town of Obidos, to the historical Belem and Cosmopolitan Cascais! Half day, full day, whatever you are looking for, we can arrange it!
We even offer fun filled off road jeep tours and buggy tours!
Fancy challenging your friends to a game? We offer Bubble Football, Paintball, Gokarting and much more! Let us know how adventurous you would like to be, and we will not disappoint you with options!
Explore the best that Lisbon has to offer and learn more about traditional tile paintings! This program starts with a briefing – you will learn about the tablet and its functionalities, to help you get around the city. Since the tablet is all that participants need, a simple and clear briefing of 5 minutes will be suffice. Afterwards, the assistant of the briefer will reach out and deal one tablet and colored lanyards to each team. From here on, an epic adventure begins!
Besides being a walking challenge that includes a ride on a tram or elevator, this program is also an interactive visit to Lisbon. This program uses 2 Action zones in which the teams perform challenges/actions related to Lisbon’s icons of Culture and Gastronomy, tasks that will add a real and tangible value to the program. The first being an artisan tile shop in the center of Lisbon where you will not only get to see the artists at work, but participate in paining your own tile! Your next activity will be in a traditional tasca, where you will sample wine, grilled chourizo and cheese. If requested we can also arrange a Fado showcase while you are enjoying your tasting!
Culinary team building activity in Lisbon is the perfect option to improve your team. Increase communication skills, engagement and relationships among the members of your company or department. In all activities, you will be able to take home the recipes with the ingredients, portions and every detail allowing you to replicate them at home and impress your friends
Traditional Cooking Class – At the Portuguese cooking classes the chef will teach you how to prepare a traditional Portuguese meal consisting of a soup or starter, a fish dish or meat dish and a dessert. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the flavours of Portuguese cuisine and at the end of the class you will be given the full recipes so you can take a taste of Portugal home with you. This is a hands on class and you will be involved in every stage. At the end of the class you can sit down and enjoy the meal you have prepared with your new foodie friends. As this is a quintessentially Portuguese cooking experience, the meal will of course be accompanied by excellent local wines!
The Lisbon Market and Culinary Experience offers you a memorable and delicious day out. Accompanied by our chef you will explore on one of Lisbon’s best fresh produce markets where you will find an excellent choice of vegetables, fish and shellfish. Here we will select and buy all the ingredients for your cookery class. Back at our dedicated kitchen you will then learn to cook a full Portugu ese meal with soup or starter, main course and dessert. By then you will have worked up an appetite and can tuck into the meal accompanied by a specially selected Portuguese wine. The Lisbon market and culinary experience takes about 5 hours
Pastel de Nata Baking Class, come and learn to bake the famous Pastel de Nata custard tarts, Lisbon’s most quintessential sweet and then eat them! This is a two hour class
Wine and Gastronomy Experience – For groups in addition to our standard programme we also offer cheese and wine tasting parties or you can try your hand at wine making! There are more than 55,000 wine brands in Portugal and the country’s wines have won many awards at major international competitions. The winemaker for a day programme is ran by an expert from an Alentejo vineyard who will introduce the Portuguese wine regions and grape varieties. There will be the chance to taste three wines. Then it’s time to work on a blend of your own which you can bottle, label and take home with you.
he Beer Bike Tour is a fun concept of cycling with a bar on board. On these eco-friendly tours, enjoy pedaling and drinking together, while getting to know a bit of our culture! A great option for groups and even birthday celebrations! We offer these tours in Lisbon and Porto
Our 18 seater beer bike is perfect for groups, company events or celebrations! We start in Belem and take you on a scenic ride along the river, stopping along the way for pictures and to stretch your legs for a bit! We have on board music, but you are welcome to bring along your own playlist and we would be more than happy to play it!
We offer a wide variety of fun things to do from Amazing Race type games to Advertising and more – and can cater to any budget! Please browse through the tabs below for ideas and contact us to let us know how we can assist you!
A fun way to test not only individual skills but also group effort and effective team management while getting to know the best sites in central Lisbon.
The game is based upon the idea of a giant monopoly board the size of Lisbon downtown. Teams will be batting against each other to conquer each of the “squares” (real locations within central Lisbon) where one of our staff members will be waiting to set them a variety of teambuilding or skills based activities and quizzes.
What games will participants play?
The games in each of the Monopoly squares are chosen from the list below:
– Segway Slalom (driving and skill activity)
– GoCar Logo Challenge (driving and group activity)
– Giant Jenga (skill and teambuilding activity)
– Lisbon trivia (common knowledge activity)
– Pipeline (skill and teambuilding activity)
– Chain Reactor (group activity)
– Genius Quiz (enigma and riddle solving activity)
– Minute to Win It Games (frantic games based on a TV Show)
– Thematic sailor games (related to the Discoveries)
– Thematic company games
At the starting place in Rossio square, teams are given €1000 in fake money with your company logo on it which is used to buy the opportunity to compete for each square and a map showing the location of the 2 master command laptops and the activity square locations as well as an introduction to the challenge. A team wins the square and €200 of fake money if they are the first to successfully complete the activity at that square or set the best time for doing so.
The choice of the route, the number of squares to reach, the exact time to visit the master command laptop, the number of attempts to get the best time/score on each square, everything must be discussed and planned by the team as a group winning strategy. Monopoly is not only a game of individual agility and luck; teams also have to plan their steps carefully. Communicating with the master command is crucial for good team planning because the winner is the one who gets the most monopoly money!
The Master Command, a shadowy being who can be both sinister and friendly has a mission for you – to pass all the challenges he wants you to face… with distinction! A tablet lets you communicate with him after each completed mission and receive his next instructions.
Fortunately for you, he has the best ideas ever with a wide variety of challenges and games and even the chance to ride Segways, Gocars and bikes! After a general briefing where all invitees will learn how the activity works, our staff will distribute tablets (equipped with a special app), a set of colored lanyards and tram tickets to use as part of a challenge. Teams start navigating the city and performing all sorts of tasks required by the Master Command. The Master Command has access to your location at all times, so he will catch you by surprise with tidbits of information, as well as the commands for the next challenge. The team that wins is the one who best pleases the Master Command by getting the best score in each challenge- his choice is final!
In this unique program participants get to create their own advertising clip, based on a Portuguese traditional item and relating it with a product of their own company. Teams will turn themselves into a filming crew, going through the entire process of imagining, producing and filming, being each one of them a specific part of the filming crew as well as actor and producer. The activity begins at the hotel with a briefing and all the materials are handled to the teams. Teams are then free to create their own movie and have access to a sample script that details various ways in which the movie can be done. At the end of the activity, our staff will receive the materials and edit the movies in a way that they’ll be ready to show during a dinner ceremony or to be sent later by email. If requested, we can also create an Oscar Award ceremony where all the teams will be able to see their own movies and we will deliver prizes according to several categories that can be determined with the client.
A unique program in which you and your team design, build and embellish a miniature remote controlled boat from scratch to sailing! At the end, all of the teams’ boats will race in a crazy competition for success.
The goal is simple, but the processes is quite complex! Each team must do their best to implement their own ideas of how to create the boat (having only the casket, helixes and engine), using their own techniques, imagination and notions of hydrodynamics. Your boat can be the most beautiful piece of art to look at but sink as soon as it touches the water. The perfect metaphor for company ideas and innovations!
The TV Series AMAZING RACE has been a tremendous success all around the world. Imagine a program where all teams are racing against each other… they just don’t know where the finishing line is! Lisbon’s Amazing Race is a crazy program in which you’ll have to go through the most incredible tasks in order to get to the end. Are you ready!? The structure of this event starts by a briefing made at the hotel, for the entire group. Here we will explain the basics of traveling in Lisbon with map, precautions and activity timings. After the briefing, teams start the activity on the exact same spot. Teams are completely free to choose where, when and how they want to go in terms of action zones. We will have a different route for each 100 people distributed randomly and the ending line is the same for all contestants. Each team receives a specific quantity of Euros and their goal is to get to the end passing by all the checkpoints. The goal is the same for all the groups and so the end will be an epic happening!
We offer a wide variety of fun things to do from Amazing Race type games to City Dynamic Activities and more – and can cater to any budget! Please browse through the tabs below for ideas and contact us to let us know how we can assist you!
The event consists of an orientation game in teams exploring one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of Lisbon – Belém – famous as the spot from whence the ancient sailors started their long voyages to discover the New World.
There will be 6 different areas of games, tasks and activities, as well as questions to answer.
Each 14 teams will be allocated to each area for a period of 30 minutes (including the transitions). The games will be replicated in order to be possible to host all the teams. The goal is to win the most points possible.
Points are achieved by:
- finding spots marked on a map
- answering questions of cultural and historical nature or/and questions provided by the client)
- performing tasks and games located on some of these spots (the tasks and games will be of different natures including enigmas, brain-teasers, sports and gastronomy- see below)
- Each team will receive one first location to find and the remaining are to be reached according to the team’s strategy.
- The participants of each team have to remain together at all times except otherwise stated by the rules and by the guides in the tasks/games.
- No pre-requisites are needed to participate in this team building game. In some tasks and games, the team will have to elect the participant(s) that will represent the team.
The activity begins at the hotel with a briefing where the general activity outlines are explained. After the briefing at the hotel (or any other point suitable for the group), the roadbooks give all the directions needed throughout the half-day program. The participants exit the Hotel and start the program by foot, following the directions on the roadbook to the activity site or by transfer (not included). In this particular program, the activities will be revealed from one task to another, as teams receive a sheet of paper with the description of the next activity they’ll participate in. Because some of the activities require a bit of planning, this will be the ideal way for participants to enjoy the city walk, as well as all the challenges we provide them.
Walking in Lisbon
Starting at the Hotel or Praça do Comércio, guests begin the walking tour following a roadbook containing the directions needed. The roadbook also contain information regarding the visited locations, city questions (company questions can be also added to the roadbook), questions that compel the participants to communicate with the locals and creative riddles.
After they complete any of the challenges, they receive a sheet of paper with the next challenge (explained in detail) this will allow them to get to a spot and immediately start the proof they have to pass, leaving no chances to delays and conglomerates of people in a determined area. There will be 10 action zones, so 3 teams for each zone at a time.
The Challenges / Action Zones
This old convent, turned into a brewery, is the ideal place for participants to taste an “imperial”, a special pressurized beer that tastes like no other in the world. To accompany it, we suggest Lupin Beans (traditional Portuguese “Tremoços”). We will have a monitor there to provide the tables and the fluidity of the service even if we aren’t the providers.
These food/drink items are just a suggestion and are not included in the budget
Solar dos Bicos
This traditional restaurant, just aside of Casa dos Bicos, the new “José Saramago Library”, has some of the best codfish cakes of Lisbon, which are normally served with green sparkling wine that will delight participants We will have a monitor there to provide the tables and the fluidity of the service even if we aren’t the providers.
These food/drink items are just a suggestion and are not included in the budget
Martinho da Arcada
This is a café from the XIXth century, standing right next to the famous Comércio Square. The perfect place for participants to seat at the terrace and enjoy the famous Portuguese “Bica” (very flavored short espresso), while tasting a custard cake. This place is famous also for being the “second home” of Fernando Pessoa, the greatest poet in Portuguese History. We will have a monitor there to provide the tables and the fluidity of the service even if we aren’t the providers.
These food/drink items are just a suggestion and are not included in the budget
Portas do Sol
At this famous belvedere of Lisbon, holding probably one of the best views in our town, we will have a girl dressed with the traditional “minhota” outfit, serving Port Wine to participants, who will surely enjoy it while facing the river Tagus and seeing the rooftops of Alfama… This is a guaranteed success.
Minute to Win It Game 1 – Restauradores
(Fanning the Eggs)
The Minute to Win It series has fans all over the world, completely devoted to these challenges that have to be accomplished in less than 1 minute and that usually involve frantic movements and high stressed fun. “Fanning the Eggs” is a challenge in which participants receive a box of pizza each and their mission is to fan 3 eggs from a starting line into the interior of a circle drawn on the floor. Crazy ideas, awesome moments!
Estação Minute to Win It 2 – Carmo Square
The Minute to Win It series has fans all over the world, completely devoted to these challenges that have to be accomplished in less than 1 minute and that usually involve frantic movements and high stressed fun. “Chain Reactor” is game in which each participant is given the ending part of 5 tangled chains and, without letting each chain go, the team has to find a way to free the 5 chains and disentangle them.
Segway Experience – Comércio Square
We built the perfect Segway challenge for teams. After a training and familiarization time experiencing them, participants are given a wooden spoon and have to complete a set of obstacles passing a tennis ball from one spoon to another, until all participants have held it, and reach the ending line without letting it fall to the ground.
Graffiti Experience – Figueira Square
Ever felt like writing or painting something on the street for everyone to see? This is your chance! We will have a portable acrylic wall for every team, and we will give them graffiti pens to paint anything they have on their minds. We only suggest that the message has the name of the company or company logo on it. After the activity we will take these paintings to the restaurant or hotel and the whole group will be able to admire the messages of the other teams.
Message to the Company – Trindade Coelho Square
We will have a monitor (for each 100 pax) with a tablet, filming the 2:00 minutes of the clip that teams will create using cardboard, POSCA markers, coloring materials and their creativity and during the night, the video will be showing throughout the dinner, if the agency chooses to. We will also have a link available on the subsequent days for participants to download all the clips. The idea is that people tell the rest of the company how they feel regarding this particular event, the team, the boss, whatever they wish to sing about!
Frantic Mini-Treasure Hunt! – São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere
Presume you have 5 minutes to find a treasure, based only on a really old map and a cryptic message written on its back. We will prepare four different treasure hunts (1 for each team at the spot at each time) and as we say go, we start counting time. After 5 minutes, the ones that miss the treasure will lose the Candy Bag (an assortment of candies in the shape of traditional Portuguese items from Papa Bubble). This challenge will be unique, with participants running up and down the stairs of the belvedere and trying to find the names of the statues there… a unique funny idea for any group!
Photographic Hunt – During the Whole Course
Each team receives a digital photo camera in the beginning of the activity, with which they’ll have to photograph 20 bizarre items we put on a list. Teams will struggle really hard to find a black cat, try to capture a bug, a couple giving a kiss or even include more than 30 locals in the same photo. In the end, this challenge will confer additional points to the teams that complete it.