Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon will again host a Stopover during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Race Village will be open during the last week of October and the first week of November 2017. The boats will take part in the In-Port Race on Friday, 3 November, before the start of Leg 2 to Cape Town on Sunday, 5 November.

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The capital of Portugal is an historic world city, one of the oldest in western Europe, and was the heart of one of the great maritime empires in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Now, it is a recognised centre for finance, trade and culture, and offers any number of activities for your guests to experience. There's a lot to see in the City of Seven Hills. Enjoy a ride on the famous Tram 28, and ascend to the top of Santa Justa's lift for panoramic views. Discover the unique culture and history in Lisbon's central neighborhoods on an e-bike tour including the fortified tower at Belem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It runs along the Tagus River and is a great spot to hang out with markets, bars and entertainment. Taste some of the best Portuguese treats – like the famous Pastéis de Belém pastries and local wine – and experience some fado music. And then there’s the nightclubs, the beaches and seafood restaurants. You get the drift.

Lisbon – Top Picks

Lisbon has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience programme. Below we have included our top recommendations.

  • Enjoy a ride on famous Tram 28
  • Tour historical Lisbon including Belem on an e-bike
  • Wine tasting at local vineyard
  • Private concert of Fado music
  • Day trip to the mystical ancient city of Sintra

Generally, the summer season lasts about six months, from May to October. Three months – March, April and November – are transitional. The temperature often exceeds 20 °C (68 °F), with an average temperature in these three months of 18.9 °C (66 °F) during the day and 12.0 °C (53.6 °F) at night.


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Bespoke Packages

We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.

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Personal touch

We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:

  • Personalised invitations pre-event
  • Welcome letters and gifts
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded goodies
  • Personalised follow-up thank you card
  • Photo souvenir
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Meeting Spaces and Venue Hire

We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.

Venues include:

  • Sailors Terrace
  • The Boatyard
  • The Globe
  • Race Boat Experience

Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, fit-out, and prices.

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Food and Beverage

One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.

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To complete your experience

All of our guest experiences come with:

  • Access to a unique hospitality venue within the Race Village
  • VIP flag for the spectator boat and high-speed RIB
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Commentary and presentations by sailing professionals
  • First-class food and beverages by One
  • Photograph opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race trophy
  • Professional service from start to finish

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Want your guests to experience
a slice of the action?

Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.

Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.



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