Calling all football fans! On this private tour, go behind the scenes of Lisbon’s football (soccer) stadium, Estádio da Luz, where the city’s legendary football club, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, plays for enthusiastic crowds. With a private guide, explore VIP areas of the stadium and soak up the football atmosphere. You’ll also visit the Benfica museum to learn about rich history of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. If you are a sports fan who lives and breathes football, this is the tour for you!
After pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, you’ll head to Estádio da Luz with your friendly expert guide, stopping on the way at the Benfica museum, dedicated to Lisbon’s beloved football club, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (SLB). With your guide, explore the museum’s displays that highlight the history of the team, which was founded in 1904. Walk through a long corridor, lined on both sides with national championship trophies, the European Cup, and lots of photos of former and current players, including Eusébio, Rui Costa and Danish player Michael Manniche. Continue to the stadium for a behind-the-scenes tour of the premises. Officially named Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, the stadium was built for the Euro 2004 Championships and has a capacity for 65,400 spectators -- the largest stadium by capacity in Europe. The eye-catching seats are decked in red and white -- SLB’s club colors. On your tour, visit the changing rooms, indoor training areas and press facilities, and see the player’s tunnel, substitutes’ bench and seats in the VIP area. You'll also be allowed to go where the average person can’t – walk out on the field and imagine playing to a packed stadium of screaming football fans.