VEGA DMC Portugal

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Our company was founded in 1988, by now we can lay more than 26 years of experience at your feet. In that time we have built very good relationships with our suppliers and it shows in our proposals . We are one of the best DMCs in Portugal. We are based in Lisbon, but work all over Portugal. We would love to work with you, our team is at your disposal.

Short Bio Cristina van Zeller

I founded the company in 1988 and have been on the Board of Directors of The Lisbon Convention Bureau for years.

I also started the Site Portuguese Chapter and was President for 3 years and then moved on to be on the Board of Directors of Site International for 5 years. I am pround to let you know that my wonderful team and I specialise in the MICE segment and have an excellent reputation in the market.

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Contact details:
Calçada Marquês de Abrantes, 43
1 Dto
1200-718 Lisboa
Portugal
phone: ++351 21 397 6053
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Destination Portugal

 

You will find information about our destinations on the following pages: Lisbon and Portugal. On these pages you will find the more details about us and our offices.

Testimonials

Testimonial VEGA

« It was a Great Pleasure to work with Vega. Marta, Filo, Telma and Helena have done a Great job. It's appreciable to be able to count on such a high level of services."
Veronique Artus (MCI)

"From the first meeting with Rosario to working with Marta and her team on the event all was outstanding. A first class service.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your support throughout the whole event.
The level of service, your support and the team who worked with you was faultless. A fantastic experience and I will be sure to recommend Vega to anyone I know who is bringing a group to Portugal.
Many thanks,
"
Paul (Sporting Class)

 What makes Portugal a great destination

Why Portugal

Portugal might not be a very large country, but it has so much to offer. We have stunning Lisbon - our capital which you could visit again and again. When you come to Lisbon, you can see the medieval quarter of Alfama, the lively downtown area of Baixa, dotted with shops, restaurants, bars and theaters, the attractive late 16th c hilltop area of Bairro Alto and lets not forget the  the grandiose parks, museums, cafés and promenade of the Belém Quarter.

Portugal has other stunning cities, Porto, Faro, Lagos, each with their own charm and beauty. We have sandy beaches, villages in which time seems to have stood still, great golf courses and idyllic landscapes.

 Our country lends itself to hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, team building, everything you need for a fantastic incentive you'll find here.

Incentive program ideas

Program ideas Portugal

We have a nice incentive program idea to give you a glimpse of what we and Portugal can offer you and your clients.  We would be delighted to send you other programs in Portugal. Just let us know what you need at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. My team and I are at your disposal.

Porto

Oporto, frequently referred as the Capital of the North, offers the delights of a riverside city as it is magnificently situated on the mouth of the Douro River, from where boats leave to sail up the beautiful river.
To visit Oporto is to discover a passionate history, a fog-covered river, the flavour of tradition in a glass of Port; it is to stand before a medieval town and its historical and cultural evolution. UNESCO has recently designated Porto as a World Heritage City which is a fitting recognition not only of its beauty sculpted in granite, but also of the unforgettable panorama of its historic centre with narrow streets and typical houses arrayed like a cascade right down to the river, and of its passionate history which determined the country's destiny.

Acommodation:

There are many great hotels in Porto. We would be happy to send you a selection.

DAY 1

12h30 Arrival to Porto airport
Meet & greet service in the airport followed by transfer to the Foz Quarter 13h30 Arrival to the Restaurant "Praia da Luz", where the group will have Tapas lunch. Overlooking the sea beach with the same name, its exceptional location and contemporary and relaxing ambience provide contemplation and calm feeling.

15h00 After lunch walk through the coastal quarter of Passeio Alegre to the Old Collection Trams starting point where group will board in exclusive trams.
Old Collection Tram ride through the road following the river from the Sea Mouth Quarter "Foz" (Passeio Alegre) to Downtown historical centre. During the tram ride Port wine will be served
After tram ride, coach transfer to the chosen Hotel in Porto 16h30 Check-in in the chosen Hotel
Evening
19h00 Departure from the Hotel for visit and dinner as follows :
GRAHAMS WINE CELLARS – Port wine cellar
The Graham's Port Lodge is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Graham's Ports and Port in general. It operates from within the Graham's lodge, built in 1890 for the storage and maturing of the company's wines in the best possible conditions. The lodge is still in use today, making Graham's one of the very few working Lodges still operational after 100 years.
Visit includes the Museum, the wine cellars ending with a Port wine tasting in the Main room or in a Private room.
RESTAURANT VINUM
The ambience of the restaurant is an extension of the cellars, were the barrels are visible beyond a wall of glass and steel, granite walls, wooden ceilings and large beams based on iron columns. But with the sophistication that comes from the mixture of light and dark woods, soft golden lights and white cloth. If you prefer you can stay on the terrace, which has stunning views and can be used either on
the hottest days, either in the wettest. In addition to the main meals, you can enjoy a glass of wine with tapas, snacks and sweets at any time of day, the winebar.

Accommodation in the chosen Hotel in Porto

DAY 2

Buffet breakfast in the chosen Hotel included in the price of the room
On this day we suggest the following program

Full day in the Douro region :
The Douro Region is the land of the Port wine where nature and man's work blend in a grand landscape full of contrasts. Surrounded by mountains, the Douro valley is a hot and dry enclave amidst a cold land. The Granitic foothills of Marão and Montemuro shelter this region from the Atlantic humid winds, that'' why Mediterranean plants have grown here for centuries the vine, the olive and almond trees, as well as sweet and tasty fruits, such as oranges, figs, peaches and cherries. Everywhere subsists stretches of native vegetation: rosemary, rockrose, heather and many others in full bloom during Spring – a
folklore of colour, light and scent. This region is traditionally connected with the Port wine production, which grows in this magnificent landscapes valley. This delimited wine region was the first to be controlled by a denomination of origin in 1756.

08h30 Departure from the Hotel (walking or by coach) to the S. Bento train station where the Group will board a train to the Douro Valley

09h20 Departure of the train from Porto S. Bento Train Station towards Pinhão.
The group can travel in private wagon(s) (exclusive for the group) - with drinks and snacks service during the trip - which will lead them to the Douro valley experimenting one of the most fantastic train trips discovering the Douro Region.

11h30 Arrival at Pinhão – walk down to the Pier where the Group will board in a Rabelo Boat for a Cruise descending the river and enjoying one of the most amazing views in this unique Douro Valley
Descending the Baguste Dam and it's Lock (27 meters drop)> Snack & drinks served on board

14h00 Arrival to Régua and coach transport to the Quinta da Pacheca

14h15 Arrival at "Quinta da Pacheca" where the group will have lunch and visit the property.
"Quinta da Pacheca" is one of the most well known properties in the entire Douro Valley and one of the first to bottle under their own name. It dates back to the 1700's, when it was named after its aristocratic owner, Mariana Pacheca Pereira. The vines pertained to an order of monks for centuries before that. Quinta da Pacheca produces Ports, still reds and still whites and also many experimental wines with unusual grapes for the region.
During the lunch the group will be entertained and encouraged by a trio playing traditional instruments 16h30 Return to the hotel in Porto by bus ( approximately 02h00 journey) Stop in Amarante a picturesque small town with its 16th, 17th and 18th centuries houses complete with wooden balconies and wrought iron grilles, being built in tiers up a hillside overlooking the river Tâmega.
Coffee break in the fabulous "Casa da Calçada", the perfect place to enjoy the traditional aristocratic ambience of this town.

19h00 Arrival at the chosen Hotel in Porto
Evening
20h00 Dinner in the Hotel – private room

DAY 3

Buffet breakfast in the chosen Hotel included in the price of the room
On this day we suggest the following program
Full day in the Aveiro coastal region : ALONG THE COAST JEEP "GYMKHANA" - Duration : 09h00 – 18h00

09h00 Meeting with monitors at the Hotel (Porto).
Small briefing to explain the day goals! The group will be divided in teams of 4/5 elements. At the hotel exterior jeeps wait for the group for a great Jeep Gymkhana passing by:
Esmoriz, Cortegaça, São Pedro, Furadouro, Areinho, Torreira, Natural Reservation of São Jacinto, Aveiro and amazing Costa Nova.
Along the Jeep Tour there will be some stops where the teams must do some interactive activities, being the first one at Esmoriz beach where the group makes the first activity:
Mine Camp / Chess
Material: 1 Human Chess board
Goal: Pass from one extreme of the chess board to the other following the correct sequence (unknown for the participants). The discover it's made by attempts
The Nail game
Material: 23 big nails (around 30 cm), a board with a hole Goal: To put the 22 nails in equilibrium on the top of a nail that it's on the vertical
Continuation of the Jeep Tour until S. Jacinto where the group makes the second stop and the second game.
The Can Game
Material: 1 table, 7 cans, 1 ball
Goal: the can must be thrown down from a 12 meters distance
Surfer Game
Material: 1 board with one meter, 3 trunks and a 10 meters corridor. Goal: The trunks are laid on the floor with the board on the top. The goal it's to make a course without falling.

13h00 Arrival at Aveiro, also known as the Portuguese Venice.
Time to appreciate a delicious lunch in the amazing place – Vista Alegre Museum.
Meal will be composed by Starter, main dish, dessert, wines, min. water & coffee.  After lunch visit of the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory and Museum.
Offer of 1 Unique Porcelain piece with "company" Logo

15h00 Continuation of the Jeep Tour until Costa Nova, known for the beautiful landscape and colorful houses Its now time for the last games!!
More games.... for full program, please ask us.

17h30 Return to Porto by highway.

18h30 Arrival to Porto
Evening
20h00 Departure from the chosen Hotel in Porto for dinner in RESTAURANT CASA DA MÚSICA
On the top floor of Casa da Música concert hall, it's presented to us a large room with high ceilings and asymmetrical lines, which reflects the architecture of the building itself, with a modern decor and design marked by a colorful structure that creates a warm and fascinating ambience, which turns a meal here on a great experience. There is also a terrace which unexpectedly reveals a great view over
the Boavista roundabout.

23h30 Return to the Hotel
Accommodation in the chosen Hotel in Porto

DAY 4

Buffet breakfast in the chosen Hotel included in the price of the room
On this day we suggest the following program
Full day in Porto :

09h30 Departure from the Hotel for full day visit of Porto as follows : Walking visit of the City Centre including : Downtown and The Bulhão Market: one of the most famous daily markets of Portugal where one can find a fantastic and lively exposition of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Fish and Artisanat as well as feel the local ambience of the city. The S. Bento Train Station: inside decorated with magnificent Old
Portuguese Tile Panels, unique in Portugal and making this train station one of the ex-libris of the city. The Cathedral: it began as a fortress church in the XIIc. And was considerably modified in the XIII and XVIII c. The main façade, flanked by two sauqre, domed towers has a XIIIIc. Romanesque Rose window and a Baroque doorway. A Baroque loggia attributed to the architect Nasoni was added The S. Francisco Church: Gothic Church with its original fine rose window, is entered through a main door dated XVIIth century. The interior is a triumph of Baroque decorative richness : altars, walls, vaulting and pillars disappear
beneath a forest of XVII and XVIII centuries carved and gilled wood, representing vines, cherubim and birds. The Old Stock Exchange Palace dated from the XIX century with it's fine granite and marble staircase. The visit will include the Arabian Hall, which is a XIX c. pastiche of the Alhambra at Granada, ovoid in shape and decorated with stained glass windows, arabesques and golden stucco.

As an alternative to the traditional walking visit, we can suggest some great  team building activity :
Depart to Santa Catarina and to the beautiful Majestic Café,
At Majestic the group will taste Bread selection, butter, typical sausage (salpicão), Chaves smoked ham, olives 1 drink (beer or Juice or glass of wine)

10h00 Continue along Santa Catarina with a stop at Bolhao Market to buy a bag of lupines (tremoços).

11h00 Stop at beautiful Guarany Café to taste some typical salty Portuguese appetizers, Codfish cakes (pataniscas), Meat rolls, Cheese Tapas, Salad

11h45 Continue the walking tour along the center. Stop at the amazing Lello Library Cream Cake (pastel nata) & Coffee

12h00 Continue to Stock Exchange Palace Inside, special Port Wine Tasting, with Foie toast with Porto gelow and Courgettes rolls with cheese cream
The Old Quarter of Ribeira recently declared World Heritage by the UNESCO, with its picturesque alleyways leading down to the harbour, stretches away to the South and West of the Cathedral. The Quay of Ribeira, along the river's edge, is lined with old corbelled houses whose façades are often decorated with a patchwork of colourful laundry.

13h00 End of the walking rally in the Ribeira Quarter and lunch in the traditional Restaurant 'Downing Street'' This restaurant is located on the Ribeira quarter, right next to the river in the centre of the fisher area. The building remained it's characteristics along the times; the guests are surrounded by a rustic atmosphere with walls made of stone.

14h30 After lunch, afternoon at leisure for individual visits/shopping In case the chosen Hotel is outside the city, we will organize 2 coach transfers from the city centre to Hotel – 16h00 & 17h30

Farewell Evening
TAYLORS' WINE CELLAR
On the left bank of the Douro, opposite the old city center of Oporto, stand the Porto wine lodges. In these ancient buildings, with their thick granite walls and high oak beamed ceilings, the Port gradually ages to maturity, slowly acquiring the complexity and richness of flavor which are the hallmarks of this greatest of all fortified wines.
Among the oldest lodges are those of Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman, probably the most prestigious of all Port houses, established over three hundred years ago, this famous old firm has been family owned and run since its foundation and its ports are among the most sought-after wines in the world.
On arrival a guided visit of the cellars will be done followed by welcome drink and dinner served
Accommodation in the chosen Hotel in Porto

DAY 5
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
??h?? Transfer from the chosen Hotel in Porto to the Porto airport
??h?? Arrival at the Porto airport and check-in flight ??
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More about VEGA

What matters is you and your clients. That's why we try and give the best service possible, create  proposals based on immagination and excellent prices. We also feel that the skills and the experience of our team, Rosario Morais, Marta Soares and Elsa Valadas, who head our incentive programs are the key to our success.

At VEGA, we are are certified in Quality by ISO 9001.

We specialise in MICE, VIP Groups, Special Groups, Luxury Travel, Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Cruises, Shore Excursions, Corporate Travel, Hotel Bookings, Gala dinners, Fine Dining.

Travel facts Portugal

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Currency Euro
Language Portuguese
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