Lisbon Travel & Other Useful Information


Portugal: What not to miss

Personal suggestions from the 2011 Local Organizing Committee
Teresa Mascarenhas ansd Liana Negrao


Optional Tours Programme

Minimum 20 persons

Tour Date   Price p.
Lisboa Classical City Tour
(Half day: 4:30 hours)
28th June 2011   40 EUR
Batalha, Fátima & Óbidos
(Full day: 9 hours)
29th June 2011   90 EUR
Lisboa – Chiado walking tour & tram ride
(Half day: 4:30 hours)
29th June 2011   65 EUR
Arrábida & the Blue Coast
(Half day: 5 hours)
30th June 2011   40 EUR
Sintra (World Heritage), Cascais & Estoril
(Full day: 8:30 hours)
30th June 2011   90 EUR
Lisboa Classical City Tour
(Half day: 4:30 hours)
30th June 2011   40 EUR
Évora (World Heritage)
(Full day: 8:30 hours)
1st July 2011   90 EUR
Lisboa – Chiado walking tour & tram ride
(Half day: 4:30 hours)
1st July 2011   65 EUR
Lisboa Classical City Tour
(Half day: 4:30 hours)
2nd July 2011   40 EUR

For Reservations CLICK HERE!

All tours depart from and return to the Conference Centre
 and will be accompanied by English-speaking guides. It is not possible to refund tickets in case of cancellation or failure to arrive on time. 

If a tour is cancelled due to an insufficient number of participants a full refund will be made or, a booking of an alternative tour may be arranged with the necessary payment adjustment.   


Centro de Congressos de Lisboa
(Lisbon Congress Center)

On the River Tagus close to the historic buildings of the picturesque Belém quarter, and just a few minutes from the city centre by train, tram or by bus, is the Lisbon Congress Centre, a welcoming complex for congresses, conferences, business meetings, fairs and exhibitions.

Lisbon International Airport located 6 kms from the city center, and about 20 minutes driving time from Estoril, is served by all major international airlines from all over the world.

The climate in Lisbon is temperate, offering the best of both Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea breezes all year round.

There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafés in Lisbon ranging through the elegant and sophisticated to the casual and inexpensive. Take-away and fast food is also available from many outlets. Restaurants, bars, some with live shows, and discos along the river Tagus, at Rocha Pier and at the Expo 98 site, become very popular, especially weekend nights.

Lisbon has a variety of theatres and venues catering for most tastes. Opera, ballet, plays, concerts and other events take place on a regular basis all year round. Portuguese Fado and Folklore shows are popular. The international show at Casino Estoril (the largest casino in Europe), with a glittering cabaret complements the many discos and other nightspots.

The options and offers for a night out vary according to individual taste, but quality and fun are always guaranteed. Each place is unique: from the traditional Fado House with typical food to the most modern restaurant with international cuisine. The city of Lisbon has different areas with different styles of restaurants and bars. Areas such as Docas or Bairro Alto are among the favorites. Bars do not close until 2 a.m. and discos are open until 6 a.m. and later.

Visas and Passports
A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required. Visas are not necessary for citizens of EEC countries, the U.S.A., Canada and most major countries. Please contact Luisa Marques ( for support and assistance to those attendees who are required to have a Visa.