Rugby Tours to Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra)

"Great rugby destination, visit Lisbon, Porto or the Elite Training Centre in Rio Maior"

Starting from £ 389 ( 3 nights )

Half Board price based on a 4 day 3 night tour by air travelling in low season.

  • Competitive rugby nation
  • City visits to Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra
  • Stay and train close ot the Elite Training Centre at Rio Maior

Location - Staying on the Atlantic coast of Portugal means that you can stay and visit Porto or Lisbon with ease. Both cities are wonderful and affordable destinations with good excursion options and great food. However, make more of your time in Portugal and stay in either Rio Maior, home of the Portuguese Rugby Elite Training Centre, or Coimbra, the beautiful university town located between Lisbon and Porto. By locating your tour in Central Portugal you will have access to some high quality rugby facilities whilst still being within easy reach of city visits and the beach. No matter where you stay, you will be close to the sea and superb sporting locations.

Rugby - Portuguese rugby continues to be competitive, the senior team is established in the European Rugby Championship and the investment in the Elite Training Centre showcases the commitment to development. Youth rugby is therefore competitive and Portugal continues to provide good opposition for touring teams.


Day 1


Flight departs from UK to Lisbon


Arrive and transfer to Rio Maior


Arrival evening Welcome Meal

Day 2


Training Session at the Elite Training Centre


Head to Lisbon for a guided tour of the famous capital


It's match day - Fixture #1 with post-match hospitality too!

Day 3


Day trip to Coimbra or Porto


Day trip to Coimbra or Porto


Quiz Night, Indoor Olympics or head out for some traditional fare!

Day 4


Head to the sea for beach activities or water sports


Match Day, Fixture #2 followed by post-match hospitality


Final Evening Awards and disco

Day 5


Head to the airport and depart for home


Arrive back in the UK

Tour Resources

Standard Inclusions - Sport

  • Coach hire for duration of tour incl. all fees and tolls*
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Coach transfers to fixtures and any named excursions
  • Half board accommodation
  • Final day hot lunch
  • 2 fixtures per team
  • 1 training session per team
  • Final night team meal and awards
  • Dedicated Tour Manager to help you plan the trip
  • Bespoke organisation of your itinerary incl. excursion booking

* Flight options available

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Please pick up the phone and give us a call. We have years of experience organising trips abroad and we’ll be happy to run you through the do’s and don'ts of organising a trip away. If you want further professional assistance, then we can put you in touch with a Snowsport England qualified instructor, you can also attend a SCO (Snowsport Course Organiser) day.

The basic ratio is 1:10 for flight tours and 1:8 for coach trips. However, if your group requires a different ratio, we will work with you to ensure that you get what you need. This may include extra free places of calculating a separate tour price for any paying passengers.

Pupils will drop in and out of the trip. It happens. For those groups travelling by coach, we won’t ask for pupil details until very close to departure so pupils can swap in and out and the financial element of this can be organised internally. For those travelling by air, low cost airlines ask for names on booking so any change of passenger is likely to require a name-change fee which we would add to the final balance.

If pupils continue to add on, then this is fine subject to availability with the hotel and transport companies. The flight price may be higher if pupils add on months after the original booking and we will tell you what the cost is before you commit.

If pupils drop out, then unfortunately some fixed costs such as coach hire or instructors will be spread over a lower number and so your price may have to increase. However, this will never happen without a full discussion and we will work with you to limit any impact

There’s no right answer to this although we would recommend first time trip organisers look 12-18 months ahead whilst experienced trip organisers may want 9 months plus if heading to a new resort. We do want all trips to be as accessible as possible and whilst financial climates ebb and flo, giving students and parents a long lead in time will help them plan ahead and will stop you having to chase payments.

Every group must travel with comprehensive travel insurance including any winter sports or competitive sports cover. Your school or club may already have a policy in place which covers your trip otherwise please talk to a member of the Energy Travel team for further information.

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