Official Carrier

TAP Portugal has agreed to offer a discount to all participants who make their flight booking through TAP Portugal’s website: www.flytap.com.

Reduction fares are offered:
10% reduction in economy class
15% reduction in business class

Please use code no IT19TPCG12

Congress Dinner

Portuguese food is rich and varied. We will organize the Congress Dinner saturday night during which delegates will have the occasion to taste Portuguese food and chat with the speakers and other colleagues, in a friendly atmosphere.
Dinner can also be booked in the website.

Venue

The Estoril Congress Centre was officially inaugurated in 2001; is located in the beautiful coast of Estoril and Cascais, 25 km from Lisbon Airport.
This Congress Center is the only space certified as Green Venue in Portugal and a case study on sustainability in the Business Tourism sector.

Local Information

The Lisbon Airport is located about 25km from Estoril.

1. THE LISBON METRO – The Metro from Airport station works from 6h30 am until 1h00 am. The journey between the Lisbon Airport and Cais do Sodré railway station (train to Estoril) takes 30 minutes. Ticket: 1,75€ + 0,50€ for the Viva Viagem card.

2. THE BUS: CARRIS AERO-SHUTLLE No.91, from Lisbon Airport to the Cais do Sodre railway station. Buses leave the airport every 20 mins from 07.00am -23.00pm to Cais do Sodre (last stop). Currently costs 3,5€. You can purchase your ticket from the driver, who also validates it for you. Takes 20-45 minutes through the city (depending if you are traveling during the rush hour) and makes quite frequent stops along the journey, along many of the main sights in Lisbon. The terminus is Cais do Sodre railway station, which is the train station for Estoril.

Bus No 208: Cais Sodré – Airport– Estação Oriente (between 0:30 and 5:35): you can purchase your ticket from the driver : 1,85€.

3. THE TRAIN TO ESTORIL: It is a pleasant 30 minute journey along the coastline, with views of the Monument to the Discoverers and the 25 de Abril Bridge as you leave Lisbon behind. Sit on the left side of the train for the best views. There are frequent trains (every 15-30 minutes) from early morning (6.30 until around 1 am). Tickets are purchased from either the ticket office, or the green machines (which accept coins, notes and credit cards). A single ticket costs 2,45€. Tickets must be validated at the yellow machines or turnstiles before boarding the train. Departure boards are easy to follow, with time of departure and platform clearly displayed. You should take the train that says Cascais. Estoril is two stops before Cascais (which is the terminus). Estoril Congress Center is about 3 minutes walking from the Estoril Station.

Passport and Visa

Portugal is part of the European Union. Many visitors can enter the EU countries without a visa. A valid ID card or a passport is all you need to enter Lisbon. Check with the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in your own country whether you need a visa. They also have the necessary forms for you to complete. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/portugal-visa/

Airport Information

Lisboa International Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport), 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and worldwide. The Portuguese airlines TAP Portugal and PGA – Portugália Airlines, as well as major international airlines, fly to and from Lisboa.

Approximate flight times to Lisboa:
. 3 hours 10 minutes from London;
. 2 hours 45 minutes from Amsterdam;
. 3 hours from Frankfurt;
. 6 hours 45 minutes from New York;
. 12 hours from Los Angeles (plus transfer);
. 9 hours 30 minutes from Toronto (plus transfer) ;
. 22 hours 30 minutes from Sydney (plus transfers).

For more details, refer to http://www.ana.pt or contact: (+351) 218 413 500

Vaccination & Health

Generally, you will not be required any vaccinations to visit Lisboa.
EU citizens can obtain a refund of most medical costs by using the E11 form, which is available from Post Offices, Health or Social Security Offices in your country.

Emergency Phone Numbers

National Emergency Phone Number: 112 (connecting to fire, police and ambulance services).

Clinics and hospitals provide around the clock emergency service.

Police: (+351) 213 588 300

Fire-brigade:  (+351) 213 422 222 / (+351) 213 924 700

Chemists: 800 202 134

Climate and Clothing

The climate in Lisboa is temperate, offering the best of both Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea breezes all year round.

Currency and Exchange Rate

As a member of the European Monetary System, the € (euro) is the Portuguese monetary unit.
At present, the bills in circulation are: € 5; € 10; € 20; € 50; € 100 and € 200. The coins are as follows: 1cent; 2cents; 5cents; 10cents; 20cents; 50cents; € 1 and 2.
Currency exchange facilities are available at most banks, hotels and airports and operate at normal business hours.

Business Hours

The banks are open from 08:30 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday. The bank at the airport is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Shops usually open from 9.00 to 19.00 on weekdays; There are also a number of shopping centres, which are usually, open until 22:00 or midnight. Most shops accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.

Time

Portugal maintains Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/ UTC) as summer time. GMT is one hour behind Central European Time (CET).

Electricity

The local current is 220 AC and the connection is made with a two-ping plug.
Travellers from the USA will require a voltage converter.
Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter and this is best bought in the UK, as they are hard to find in Lisbon.

Food

Portuguese gastronomy is rich and varied.
In your spare ,me, take advantage of this wealth and let yourself get lost in Estoril with its restaurants and “tascas” (small taverns) that offer you exquisite delicacies.

Tipping

Tipping is optional, but normally 10% is customary in taxis, restaurants and bars.

VAT

Value-added tax (I.V.A in Portuguese) is included in prices. For non-EU residents, tax-free shopping schemes are available at many shops.