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LISBON PRIDE

JUNE 22 thru 26, 2022

Coimbra, Sintra & Arraial Lisboa Pride

Date

Itinerary

Wednesday, June 22Transfer to Lisbon
Thursday, June 18Touring Sintra
Friday, June 19Lisbon On Your Own
Saturday, June 20Arraial Lisboa Pride
Sunday, June 21Leave for Home
Transfer to Lisbon

This morning we’re OUTbound from Porto to Lisbon. Along the way we’ll stop in Coimbra, home to one of Europe’s oldest universities. Stroll through old-timey shops, cafés and bakeries all under the watchful eye of Coimbra’s historic university, capping the hill above town. After lunch, we’ll continue south and arrive at our host hotel in Lisbon, Portugal’s old world capital city. Once settled into your room at the Brown’s Central Hotel, spend the evening on your own exploring Lisbon and all this charming city has to offer.

Touring Sintra

Bem vindo a Lisboa! Enjoy a relaxing day on your own in Lisbon, or join us for an optional tour of Sintra. For centuries, Portugal’s aristocracy considered Sintra the perfect place to escape from city life. Sintra is a mix of natural and man-made beauty, with fantasy castles set amid exotic tropical plants, lush green valleys and craggy hilltops providing stunning views of Lisbon down below. We’ll see The Sintra National Palace, distinguished by dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework and visit the hilltop Pena National Palace, known for its whimsical design, colorful façade, and sweeping views.

Exploring Lisbon On Your Own

Lisbon is a trendy and charming mix of now and then. Vintage trolleys shiver up and down its hills, centuries-old statues mark grand squares, and Art Nouveau cafés are alive with energy. It’s a city of ironwork balconies, mosaic sidewalks, red-tiled roofs, and stunning vistas. Explore the LGBTQ+ businesses around our host hotel, the Brown’s Central, located in the very heart of the Historic Baixa and Chiado district of Lisbon. Discover elegant outdoor cafés, exciting art, fun-to-browse shops, stunning vistas, delicious food, entertaining museums and a sailors’ quarter with a hill-capping castle. Tonight, get a front-row seat as Lisbon gears up for Arraial Lisboa Pride!

Arraial Lisboa Pride

Today, show your pride in Portugal’s charming capital city by the sea, as the Arraial Lisboa Pride party starts in Terreiro do Paço, one of the most amazing squares in Europe. Here you will find countless gay bars, food stalls and an impressive stage lineup featuring live music, dance acts, vendor booths and special international guest appearances. Highlights not to miss are the massive street festival, a vibrant parade, and all the club parties, along with plenty of other more cultural events too! The celebrations center around the themes of freedom, diversity and equality... so be prepared to share a whole lot of alfresco fun!

Leave For Home

This morning we say “Obrigado” to the city of Lisbon and our fantastic OUTbound Portugal Pride experience. Spend your final hours in Lisbon exploring more of Bairro Alto, our surrounding bohemian neighborhood and its bright colors and romantic streets. Take one last stroll through Rossio Square in the heart of Lisbon, perfect for relaxing and people watching. We’ll check out of the Browns Central Hotel this morning and transfer to Lisbon Portela Airport for our flights home.

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Located in the center of Lisbon, the Brown’s Central Hotel is set in an 18th-century building, recently renovated to reflect Lisbon’s new design trends. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Each air-conditioned room offers a unique decoration and features elements from renowned world-class designers like Charles and Ray Eames, BestLite, Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarinen and Artemide. The rooms include wooden floors, contemporary furniture and private marble bathrooms. All come with a Nespresso coffee machine, Smeg kettle, a Bluetooth MediaHub system and flat-screen Smart TV.

Brown’s Central Hotel

Our host Brown's Central Hotel is a boutique hotel ideally located in the center of the city, near Lisbon’s gay district found in the old Bairro Alto and neighboring trendy Principe Real area. During Lisbon Pride weekend you'll find huge all-night club events, trendy cocktail bars, drag shows and go-go boys galore tempting those who are out exploring during pride weekend, though there are also plenty cafés and beaches to see along with the main pride events.

Junior Suite

With a king size bed for imperial sleeps, the Junior Suite of our host hotel offers you attention like no other room can. Fully equipped working area with iMac Computer and MediaHub with international sockets to make sure that you have all you need. Let yourself go, find out all the special features and enjoy the ride in our Junior Suite! This room offers street view and a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. This Junior Suite is paired with the Royal and Riverview Suites onboard our riverboat.

Charming Deluxe Superior

Want to feel special and deluxe on your stay in Lisboa? The Superior Room of our host hotel gives you the chance to relax and refill your energy to explore this urban and vibrant city during Pride. Get inspired by all the carefully selected details and features that grant more comfort and premium feelings during your stay. This room has a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. The Charming Deluxe Superior room is paired with Upper Deck Staterooms onboard our riverboat.

Street View Superior Room

If you are ready for charming comfort, look no further. Our host hotel's Street View Superior room is a combination of elegance, jazzy atmosphere and elegance before you fall into a good night sleep in this queen-sized bed. This room has street view and private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. The Street View Superior room is paired with Embarkation and Lower Deck Staterooms onboard our riverboat.

Stylish Attic Room Upgrade

Want to have a completely different Lisbon Pride experience? Upgrade to a Stylish Attic Room to be different and feel special. Combination of attic and French mansard ceiling, loads of natural light and carefully chosen stylish decorations that creates a wow moment once you enter the room. A tiny tip for all “giants” out there reading this – remember your head... we warn you! This room has a private marble bathroom with a rainfall shower. Upgrade to a Stylish Attic Room for $150/pp

Grand Glamour Suite Upgrade

Even expression like Grand Glamour cannot fully represent and describe the greatness of this room. Walk into an amazing open space, big enough to inspire a new story for your Pride celebration. All the incredible details, carefully and passionately selected, will take you into another dimension. Spoil yourself by upgrading to Grand Glamour. Upgrade to the Grand Glamour Suite for $350/pp

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5 Day/4 Night Package

for 2 People

$900

*Prices based on Brown Central’s Charming Deluxe room, double occupancy. Upgrades to Stylish Attic, Junior Suite or Grand Glamour Suite available for an additional cost.

GAY LISBON

It’s hard to believe gay Lisbon has flown under-the-radar for so long. By day this capital city offers twisting alleyways, world-class museums, world-class dining, and understated glamour, all served with idyllic views thanks to the city’s seven hills setting. But it’s after the sun goes down that gay Lisbon really comes alive, made even better by the pleasant Mediterranean climate and warm summer nights!

Portugal has some of the most progressive gay rights legislation in the world with gay marriage, same-sex adoption, a simplified process of legal gender identification and even a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation enshrined in its Constitution. All this means you will find plenty of LGBTQ+ people wandering the streets of Lisbon, getting cozy in any one of the countless delightful cafés and just generally making the most of life. Throw in all those boutique fashion stores and art galleries, plenty of sunshine and various day-trips to vineyards, beaches and castles and you begin to understand why so many in our LGBTQ+ community are flocking to Lisbon.

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