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Combining balmy bar crawls with adrenaline-rushing activities and some truly world-class beaches, Lisbon stag dos are in a league of their own.

Set among stunning rolling hills and boasting both river and sea views, the hip Portuguese capital is a real crowd pleaser. Whether the group’s interested in checking out the city’s cultural hotspots, hitting the sand at a buzzing beach resort or making the most of the epic bar culture in Bairro Alto, Lisbon has all your stag do shenanigans covered.

We’ll be here every step of the way to create the ideal itinerary for your group, too. From nabbing the best hotels to getting you into the hottest clubs, let us suss out your ultimate lads trip to Lisbon.

Neighbourhoods not to be missed

Bairro Alto

Lisbon’s most bohemian neighbourhood that’s known for its twisting lanes and bright yellow trams, and dozens of small, shabby-chic drinking holes where punters tend to spill outside, turning the whole area into a huge street party.


The more sophisticated cousin of Bairro Alto, Chiado is the city’s theatre and shopping district which is packed with elegant buildings and some of the city’s top museums and galleries. You’ll also find some of the best miradouros (viewpoints) in the city.


Sandwiched between Chiado and Alfama, Baixi is essentially Lisbon’s heart. It’s made up of wide boulevards and impressive plazas which lead all the way down to the Tagus Estuary. Hit up the shops along Avenida de Liberdade, savour local bites at the Time Out food market or visit major landmarks like the Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara.


Stag accommodation in Lisbon


Hotel in the heart of the bar district or apartment overlooking the ocean? There’s no shortage of ace accommodation in Portugal’s capital - and we’re here to find the ideal lodgings for your Lisbon stag weekend.

If your priorities lie more with where you’ll be drinking than where you’ll be sleeping, a centrally-placed hostel with a sociable vibe could be the answer. For stags who appreciate the finer things in life, a posh hotel (think spas and sky-high cocktail bars) in the Lisbon hills might be more appealing.

And then there’s those self-catering options that give you plenty of room to spread out and allow the whole group to stick together.



Here’s a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:

Safestay hostel in Lisbon


Positioned on the edge of the popular Bairro Alto district, Safestay stands out on the street thanks to its bright pink exteriors. Indoors, you’ll find basic but comfortable dorms and comfy shared living areas (there’s even a sun-soaked terrace perfect for a few pints).

The Independente hostel in Lisbon

The Independente

Unlike your typical hostel, The Independente is housed in an impressive Art Deco mansion with sky-high ceilings and a grand entrance hall that might make you think you’ve stumbled into the wrong building. Choose from its roomy dorms complete with triple bunk beds or lock down private rooms with balconies overlooking the river.

The Exe Liberdade hotel in Lisbon

Exe Liberdade

Stylish, modern rooms and a position just minutes from picturesque Eduardo VII Park and Lisbon’s most famous shopping street makes Exe Liberdade a great option for those after convenience and comfort without having to shell out the big bucks.

The Pestana CR7 hotel in Lisbon

Pestana CR7

Stay seconds from the sea at this affordable 4-star hotel in between central Baixa and Chiado. It’s the joint venture of the Pestana Hotel Group and national treasure Cristiano Ronaldo, with sleek ensuite rooms which are definitely fit for football royalty.

The Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

If you’ve got the budget to splash out a little, you can’t go too far wrong with the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. Its location in hilly Campolide affords its plush suites awesome cityscape views, while the 5-star spa is the ultimate hangover hangout...

The Tivoli Avenida hotel in Lisbon

Tivoli Avenida

This 5-star gem is located right on the famous Avenida de Liberdade and its stylishly designed rooms with walk-in showers, Krup coffee machines and city outlooks aren’t its only allures. Whizz up in the lift to SEEN, one of the coolest eating spots in the city that’s connected to Tivoli Avenida’s iconic Sky Bar.

LisbonBreaks self-catered apartment


Take your pick of over 70 apartments scattered from central Chiado to coastal Carcavelos. Whether you’re after sea views or a location right in the centre of the action, LisbonBreaks offers spacious and trendy options that’ll suit the stags down to the ground.

An apartment in Lisbon owned by Chiado Arty Flats

Chiado Arty Flats

For groups keen to stay in the thick of it, Chiado Arty Flats in Bairro Alto should be top of your list. It’s found in the former headquarters of the República newspaper and its roomy penthouses and deluxe apartments feature incredible graffiti artwork and upcycled furnishings.


There’s plenty more where this came from so use these as a guide when you chat to your travel planner.


How do I get the group to Lisbon?

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Flights to Lisbon from London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Bristol come as cheap as £25 return (not including baggage) depending on the time of year you’re booking the stag.

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We know coordinating travel can often be a real ball ache which is why, unlike most stag organisers, we’re happy to take on the task for you. Flights for bigger groups can often be pricier, but we make sure to secure the cheapest tickets for your stag do in Lisbon.


When you touch down in Lisbon itself, we’ll make sure there’s a shuttle waiting to whizz you straight to your hotel so you can drop your bags and get amongst it...

The best of Lisbon



Stag activities in Lisbon


Active adventures or boozy bar crawls? Whatever takes your fancy, you’ll find it in this cool city. Here are just a few Lisbon stag do ideas to get you started:


A group of friends playing bubble football

Bubble football

Dress up in giant inflatable bubble costumes and try to stay upright as you have a comical kick around.

Quad bikes driving down a road

Quad biking adventure

Journey out of the city and get behind the wheel of a powerful quad bike. Tackle off-road circuits or have fun racing against each other.

A man playing foot golf


Even the most anti-golfers among you can get behind this hilarious stag do activity. Instead of putting with a club, you’ll be kicking footballs into giant holes.

Go karts lined up on a race track

Outdoor karting

Test your driving skills on a high-speed outdoor go karting race track which will see you going head to head with your fellow stags.

A group of people drinking outside a bar in Lisbon

Lisbon bar crawl

Undertake an Portuguese-style bar crawl, stopping off at trendy hole in the walls in hip Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré.

A group of friends in wetsuits surfing


Make the most of beautiful beaches and catch some huge waves with a group surfing lesson along the Lisbon coastline.

Lots of people on a boat party in the sun

Beach boat party

Take your celebrating out to sea by embarking on a booze cruise around Lisbon’s coast. Rent a private catamaran or share a boat with other like-minded party people.

People driving Go Cars around Lisbon

Lisbon Go Cars

Soak up the city’s best sights on a self-guided tour in Lisbon Go Cars, compact yellow electric cars that zip easily up and down Lisbon’s narrow streets.

A packed football stadium

Footie tickets

See Benfica or Sporting in action by nabbing tickets to one of their home games at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica or the José Alvalade Stadium.

A bottle of port with a platter of meat and cheese

Port tasting

Sample some of Portugal’s finest, grape-based tipple on a boozy tasting experience at one of Lisbon’s best port bars.

A man holding a large fish on a boat

Reef fishing

Catch your dinner with your bare hands (or a rod) by heading out to the nearby reef for a fishing expedition.

A person jumping off a cliff into the sea


Challenge the stags to this intrepid activity that’ll see you inching your away around the rocky coastline on foot or in the water.

People kayaking in the sea

Kayak tour

View Lisbon and its iconic landmarks from the water on an action-packed sea kayaking tour led by an expert instructor.

Sunset over the sea and rooftops

Rooftop bar crawl

A step up (literally) from a classic Lisbon bar crawl, this one will see you hopping from one incredible rooftop drinking hole to another.

A small road in Alfalma in Lisbon

Stroll around Alfama

Explore one of the city’s most attractive and oldest neighbourhoods which boasts cobbled lanes teeming with cafes, bars and key sights like São Jorge Castle.

A very busy indoor food market in Lisbon

Gorge on treats at the Time Out food market

Head to the legendary Lisbon Time Out food market for local treats whipped up by award-winning Portuguese chefs.

A large group of people outside at sunset at the Lx Factory

Visit the LxFactory

An abandoned industrial complex turned cultural hub, LxFactory near Alcantara-Mar station is the ideal spot for shopping, snacks and sipping on local beer and wine.

Views over rooftops at sunset

Hang out at the Park rooftop bar

Chill out with Lisbon’s hippest crowd at offbeat Park bar that’s located on the rooftop of a disused parking lot in Bairro Alto.

A colourful castle in Sintra in Portugal

Day trip to Sintra or Cascais

Hit up one of these lively beach resorts found on the outskirts of the city for some sun, sea and chilled vinho verde.

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Why My Swft

Why book through MySwft?

Organising a big trip can often be a pain in the neck - whether you’re booking for three people or thirty. Why not take the stress out of the whole process by handing the hard part over to us?

As well as being experts on the ins and outs of a great night out in Lisbon, we’re also pretty good at masterminding mind-blowing stag dos in general. Whether the group want wine tasting and walking tours or sea kayaking and shots, we’ll make sure your best mate gets the send off he truly deserves.

Chat to us over WhatsApp or Messenger today about your expectations. We’ll then come up with a tailored plan which will include everything from travel itineraries to secret Lisbon stag do activities that’ll help make the whole trip stand out from the crowd.



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