Our group will be staying at the Epic Sana Marquês Hotel in Lisbon. This five-star luxury hotel is steps away from the main Avenida da Liberdade. (Their version of 5th Avenue)

  • Complimentary breakfast with champagne daily
  • Rooftop Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Wifi
  • Central location

Room Rates:

  • Standard rooms for single occupancy are € 230 and € 255 for double occupancy
  • Suites that accommodate up to four people are € 430 for two people and € 455 for four people
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  • The hotel website will populate the word BONIQUE to apply the discount code

Bookings are available until June 30, 2022

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days prior to arrival date cancellation without penalty
  • Between 29 to 6 days before arrival, 50% of the stay will be charged
  • 0-7 days prior to arrival, entire stay will be charged
  • NO SHOW will be charged the totality of the stay
  • Any cancellation must be sent to the hotel in writing
Tentative Agenda

All items below are hosted unless otherwise indicated

wednesdayAugust 31 2022

arrival day

Arrival Day and
Relax at Leisure

thursdaySeptember 1 2022

Day 1

Morning: Leisure and Relax

Afternoon: Tuk-Tuks & Go Cars

California Casual

This unique mode of transportation will allow us to explore the city in a way that is authentic to Lisbon. Together we will roll through the streets of Lisbon, learn its history, and discover the best kept secrets that Lisbon has to offer.

Evening: Welcome Night Reception

California Chic

Join the birthday girl and see Lisbon in lights. Catch up with old friends or meet new ones as we enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and kickstart the celebration.

September 2 2022

Day 2

Travel to Sintra

California Casual

  • Sintra is a delightful town that is situated within the hills and hidden within those hills are extravagant palaces, opulent mansions, and ruins of an ancient castle. One of the most important palaces to visit is Palacio da Pena, which exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture. This is the Disneyland Palace of Lisbon.
  • We will be picked up from the hotel to explore the Sintra mountains. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its classic architecture.
  • We enjoy lunch together
  • Dinner and evening on own

September 3 2022

Day 3

Boat Party

Beach Attire

  • Together we will sail to Troia Beach to discover one of the most popular summer destinations of Europeans.
  • The party boat provides culinary delights along with fun water toys like kayaks, paddleboards and a banana boat.
  • Dinner and evening on own

September 4 2022

Day 4

African Lisbon Tour and Birthday Party!

California Casual

  • Learn how African culture, food, and music have been a part of Lisbon for centuries. This four (4) hour walking tour will explore the city of Lisbon while discovering its African unrevealed history of the enslaved.
  • Our tour guide can only accommodate half of the group at one time. Guests can choose from the morning or afternoon tour.
  • Lisbon is hilly, so wear your comfortable shoes. Naky, our tour guide, is from Togo and will walk us through Black-owned shops as part of our journey.
  • While not touring, explore Lisbon or meet the birthday girl at the pool!!
Birthday Party

Fierce for 50

This evening, we will celebrate Bonique’s birthday in style. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to party!

September 5 2022

Day 5

Day of Leisure: Souvenir shopping and explore Lisbon on own

Closing Night Reception

California Chic

For some of us our journey will end in Lisbon. Together we will enjoy good food and excellent wine as we celebrate the memories we created together.

Trip Extension To Porto (September 6-September 10)

The locals describe Porto, Portugal as magical. This is considered one of the best cities in Portugal to visit. I have personally booked my flight into Lisbon (LIS) and out of Porto (OPO) on September 10, 2022.

This part of the trip is not hosted. Together we can explore this additional city before heading home. I have already worked with a transportation coordinator in Lisbon. He is proposing the following:

Those interested depart via bus from Lisbon on Tuesday, September 6 after breakfast.

  • Drive 2 hours to a charming town called Duoro Valley
  • Stop at a vineyard for lunch and wine tasting
  • Drive another 1.5 hours to our hotel in Porto

If you are interested in joining me for the trip extension, please indicate your participation on your RSVP. I will coordinate discounted group rate at a Marriott property for September 6-10.

Flying There

The gas prices have been surging so please be creative when booking flights. For example, currently it is less expensive to fly into Madrid instead of London as you make your way to Lisbon.

Please plan to arrive on August 31st to give yourself a full day to acclimate to the time and climate differences, etc.

Airport Code for Lisbon is LIS
Airport Code for Porto is OPO

covid protocols

More than 91% of Lisbon residents are vaccinated. As of April 14, 2022 tourists are required to:

  • Be vaccinated with a booster -OR-
  • Get a PCR COVID test within 72 hours of visiting the country

Full Agenda, Etc

FAQ’s and a more complete itinerary will be updated later.


Please protect yourself and purchase travel insurance. The global pandemic continues, and the political climate of Eastern Europe is unstable.

Over the next month, I will research trip insurance options to help benefit the group.

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