Fri 15.04 – Mon 18.04, 2022


​​The Eternal Derby
The Lions v the Eagles, two teams, one city. Flares, fireworks, fans… football is go!
The Big
Join the Sportinguistas for the match of the season
In Ronaldo’s Footsteps
See Lisbon’s football side with a CR7 walking tour
Eat, Drink, Lisbon
Enjoy proper Portuguese cuisine at famed central food market


It’s the ‘eternal derby’ of the Primeira Liga, the clash of the two Lisbon rivals, joined by city, divided by over a century of bad blood. Sporting may have won a couple more head-to-heads, but Benfica have a tonne more trophies overall – including the European Cup. So, expect the sportinguistas in the José Alvalade stadium to make it shake in support of their team. It’s going to be fire as the Leões seek victory, and the football does the talking.

The Green and
White Lions Roar

And the Sporting CP
fans respond

With Christiano Ronaldo their most famous son, and that inimitable green and white strip known across the globe, Sporting Clube de Portugal have history. Founded in 1906, their nickname is the Leões or Lions and they play in the stunning green-painted José Alvalade stadium. Their fans are fanatical, and the pride in the tactical and skill-focused football they play sacrosanct. Football lives here.


​​Lisbon may be one of Europe’s smallest capital cities, but when it comes to football it scores big. Supporters of Benfica and Sporting CP care little for each other but they love their town from the Tagus to the Seven Hills, and when their team is victorious, they’ll be partying in the magical Alfama neighbourhood, singing in the broad plazas and dancing on the mesmerizing black-and-white mosaic pavements. Fado lives here, Ronaldo made history here, Lisbon is football, and football is all.
Day 1 – Warm Up
  • Meet your Trip Captain
  • Take the José Alvalade stadium tour
  • Learn the chants with an incredible fan chant workshop
  • Dig in at a family-style dinner at the ultimate sportinguista restaurant
Day 2 – The Big Match
  • Follow in Ronaldo’s legendary footsteps on a downtown walking tour
  • Enjoy lunch at a celebrated market where street-food options abound
  • Experience the pre-match atmosphere with drinks outside the stadium
  • Let’s go Sporting – it’s time for the game!
  • Down drinks and debrief around the stadium post-match
Day 3 – Experience the Passion
  • Take the morning for yourself
  • Get the history with this Sporting Masterclass at Nucleo Sporting CP
  • Dinner, drinks and football at a famous Lisbon sports bar
Day 4 – Full Time
  • Departures

Pestana CR7

​​There’s only one hotel for the footie fan in Lisbon and that’s the Pestana CR7 in the historic Baixa Pombalina neighbourhood. Reflecting the lifestyle of the most famous footballer in Portuguese history, it’s all about comfort and sophistication with luxurious and colourful rooms, plenty of space, and designer bathrooms. The corner bar and bistro features signed Ronaldo memorabilia, table football and plenty of screens to watch football, and naturally there’s a gym too.
The world according to football. Expert-led talks on relevant topics
Real people, real connections. Looking FC brings people together
Passionate fans unite the group and power the trip experience
What’s included?
Game Seats
Three nights hotel accommodation, including breakfast
Three dinners, one lunch, local snacks
Nightly round of drinks (on Eric)
Lisbon footy themed walking tour
Meet a group supporting the local community through football
José Alvalade stadium tour with guide
Deep dive with a Sporting CP local expert in an iconic setting
Fan chant workshop with local supporters
Visit historical Sporting CP headquarters
Return transportation to and from all scheduled activities
Private return airport or train station transfers
Services of Looking FC Trip Captain
Carbon offsets for your whole trip & all local taxes

Airport: Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Train Station: Estação do Rossio

“Vamos ver o sporting!”

Delicious! Fresh seafood, bifanas and plenty of Piri Piri.

We strongly advise that you review official travel requirements for your country of departure and arrival before confirming any booking, as requirements for travel visas do vary based on your nationality and final destination.

Games are played most nights of the week. If you would like to join as a ‘ringer’ please let your Trip Captain know.

Bring your phone, lucky club scarf, strong stadium singing voice, and a profound desire to get under the skin of one of the most passionate sporting cities on earth.

We’ve designed our trips to maximize your time in the city and our days are pretty action packed. All activities are optional however and you’re welcome to dip in and out of the experiences as you wish. We’ve planned the itineraries to ensure you have some downtime on most afternoons.

Looking FC has partnered with Common Goal to pledge 1% of all football related revenue to projects that harness the power of football to advance the United Nations Global Goals and empower disadvantaged young people and their communities.


“Supporting Sporting comes as naturally as breathing. That moment when Christiano Ronaldo took apart Manchester United at the Alvalade, standing with my compatriots, smoke in the air from flares and firecrackers in the derbies against Benfica, players like Figo and Nani and Rui Costa, and winning the Portuguese cup and league. Supporting Sporting is everything.” 

Carlos, Sporting CP fan

“Somos nós,
Sporting allez!”

Request a private trip

Take one of our existing scheduled departures and reserve it for your group. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or colleagues, any Looking FC trip can be made private at your request.
Sporting Portugal VS Benfica Lisbon
1670 USD
Pay only 300 USD deposit
Sporting Portugal VS Benfica Lisbon
1670 USD
Pay only 300 USD deposit