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A hen weekend in Lisbon is a guaranteed hit! Known as the city of seven hills because, you guessed it, it was built on seven hills. Lisbon is packed with stunning views, beautiful architecture and social media-worthy photo ops that are sure to make all your friends back home super jealous!
Explore the winding streets and get your shopping fix at the flea markets. Mind out for those cobbles if you’re wearing heels though! With lots of shopping, sights, sun, sea, sand and even a Sangria Bike! This city that’s sunny all year round is the perfect hen getaway.
There are a whole range of activities to enjoy, from relaxing in a spa to surfing in the ocean and exploring the city with a treasure hunt to finding your way out of an escape room. With good food and good wine – Lisbon is already looking like a pretty good idea!
Once night falls, you’ll discover a massive range of buzzing bars where the party spills on to the streets. When in Lisbon, you’ve got to taste a ginjinha, Portugal’s national drink. Beware though, this yummy cherry liqueur has a pretty high alcohol content! This drink is usually served in a shot glass so knock one back whilst you’re in the city and savour its sweet taste before you carry on your night out.
Get your best Portu-gals together (see what we did there?) and get ready to explore this gorgeous destination!
Why not check out the range of activities on offer and see for yourself how much fun there is to be had in Lisbon.
Kick off the last weekend of freedom with some naked man naughtiness in a Nude Life Drawing class where you’ll try your hand at drawing a nude male model. This is just as funny as it sounds because, yes, you will be blushing and giggling with the girls as you try to sketch everything you see!
Fancy something more active for your hen party in Lisbon? Unleash your inner beach babes with a Surfing Lesson or spot of Kayaking. If you want to really out do the fiancé on his stag then why not head to Quad Biking or Paintballing and show him how it’s really done.
When the day draws to a close and the sun start to set why not shake things up with Cocktail Making in Lisbon or add a drop of class with Wine Tasting.
For a complete party package, try the Hen Fiesta! You’ll get a three-course meal, drinks, private dance from a sexy male stripper, a bar crawl and nightclub entry to end things on a high. Just don’t forget those dancing shoes!
For more information on any of these activities check out the listings and have a browse at the many more on offer such as a Bike Tour, Car Tour, Escape Rooms, Go Karting, Nightclub Entrance, Pole Dancing, Restaurants, Spa or Zip Wire and High Ropes.
Unfortunately we were unable to do the high ropes as at least 3 of the 12 participants were over 100kg in weight. This was disappointing as the information was not disclosed to us and I think is an important piece of information when booking for this activity. Nevertheless, the hosts were very accommodating and were able to switch us on to Paintballing as a group which was great. They really engaged with us and made it a fun experience which helped in forgetting the disappointment of high ropes.
It was great fun! All the girls loved it especially the bride to be. The teacher was lovely and pitched the session exactly right!
Such a great trip!! Thanks Eduardo and Diogo 💕
Great fun! The bride had a great time, so did all the group. Cathy was so welcoming, fun, funny and helpful. Thanks again so much, we all had a really brilliant time!
José Mourinho, born in Lisbon, is someone who needs no introduction. No? Ok, well he’s a professional football coach and former player who recently served as the manager for Manchester United football club in the UK. He is now regarded as one of the best football managers of all time!
Luís Figo, born in Lisbon, is a retired Portuguese professional footballer. He played as a midfielder for a number of different clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan to name a few.
What talk of football and Portugal would be complete without mentioning Cristiano Ronaldo. He is considered by most as the greatest football player in the world, and of all time. He has won countless trophies and titles through his professional footballing career. His celeb status far exceeds his footballing abilities now, he even has the most liked Facebook page on the platform.
Finally, Sara Sampaio was born in Porto along the coast from Lisbon. She is an internationally renowned model known for her ‘angel’ status at the Victoria’s Secret brand. She has been on countless Vogue covers and has walked for a number of huge designer brands at fashion week.
You’ve got to try the Bacalhau à brás – most restaurants have this special dish on their menu. It’s made up of shredded codfish with fried potato, onion and scrambled eggs. It can come with various toppings but is most commonly topped with black olives and parsley.
Ginjinha (or Ginja) is a Portuguese liqueur made from infusing ginja berries (sour cherries) in alcohol and sugar. It usually comes served in a shot glass with a cherry in. This local drink is a must-do whilst in the city. Get a round in whist you’re out one evening and savour its sweet taste!
If you find yourself running out of time to explore Lisbon, or just fancy a drink whilst you head on your sight-seeing. why not try out a Sangria Bike? You guessed it, you’ll be served sangria on a bike! You’ll all have to do the pedalling as you sip on sangria going through the streets of Lisbon. This is one activity not to be missed as it’s a hilarious way to have fun with your friends whilst still seeing the top attractions.
When the sun starts to set, head to a cocktail bar and try Cocktail Making with your friends. You’ll learn all about how to make these delicious drinks as well as tasting everything you make. Yum!
When planning a hen do in Lisbon, it’s best to think about when to go well ahead of time. As different seasons of the year can vastly change the price of not only plane tickets but accommodation, as well as how crowded the city will be.
March to May and September to October are the best times to go when the weather’s warm, the hotels are cheaper and of course there’ll be fewer crowds. If you can’t stand the heat too much then this is a very pleasant time of year to come!
Alternatively, you can head to this city in the summer months where the sun is stronger, the temperature is hotter, and the streets are crowded. This is, of course, a very popular time to come so make sure you book ahead to ensure your hotel space!
An unusual, but not unheard of, time to come is from November through to February when the weather is cooler but still pleasant and warmer than the UK! The prices will drop at this time and you’ll have the city to yourselves and the locals.
Once you’ve had a good read over everything you can do and explore in Lisbon, it’s time to check out the various individual listings and see what takes your fancy the most. From Cocktail Making to Car Tours and Sangria Bikes to Pole Dancing there’s something for everyone in your group to enjoy on your Lisbon hen do. All you need to do is enquire via the activity page where you’ll be able to speak directly with the activity provider, ask them any questions you have about the event and get yourselves all booked in!