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Aonde Casar organizes Famtour in Portugal to present the country to representatives of the international Destination Wedding and MICE market

Last week I shared with you my Fam trip through Tuscany , and today I show you the details of the second stop of my trip, which was Portugal. I have told countless times how much I am in love with Portugal and how much I bet in the country for destination wedding . The familiarity with the language, the small size of the country and excellence in Portuguese service are undoubtedly excellent attractions for those who dream of saying “yes” in Europe.

My group more than dear!

The idea of ​​this Famtour for Portugal , specifically Lisbon and Porto , was to present the country as a destination not only for weddings, but also for romantic and business trips to Turkey’s International Mice and Wedding Forum (IMWF) leaders and partners. and friends: Monica Balli from Italy, Araceli from Mexico, and Mauro from Argentina. And as I’ve shared here, I participated in the last two annual editions of IMWF, which currently brings together in Turkey (Antalya) the best and most important Wedding and Mice companies mainly from Russia and India. And undoubtedly, it is a very interesting market for Portugal, with grand weddings and that the country is ready to receive in the best possible way. Organizing and being part of this trip was very special for me , being able to share my know-how in weddings and in Portugal was a unique experience, especially with such good people in their countries of origin.

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For the trip, we counted on strong partnerships , such as Turismo de Portugal, Lisboa Convention, Cascais Convention, and Porto Convention, which when seeing the potential of our project didn’t think twice and supported us.

READ ALSO: Everything that happened in the first edition of IMWF that Aonde Casar attended

I was able to receive the group during the six days of travel, I had my great friends and hotel partners (all registered here at Aonde Casar ): Estoril Palace Hotel Golf & Spa and Tivoli Palacio de Seteais Hotel , among other super hotels that I love and recommend to my grooms.

As soon as we arrived, we had a delicious welcome followed by site inspection at Porto Palace Hotel, which hosted us in Porto for 02 nights. They loved it! We also had a cocktail with those responsible for the Porto Convention Bureau , which coordinates tourism in this region, and a delicious dinner at the hotel itself.

AND MORE: Aonde Casar is the Only Brazilian Company on IMWF

The next day, it was time to leave to explore the region at the invitation of  Porto Convention Bureau . We did a city ​​tour with wine experience .

Visiting the Yeatman Hotel
Barão Fladgate Restaurant’s delicious lunch menu, which has one of the best wine lists in the region – plus, of course, traditional Portuguese drooling food
In the Lello bookstore, which inspired JK Rowling to write Harry Potter. I already mentioned her in the post I made of the Portugal special, an amazing place
Arriving at the Pestana Palácio do Freixo hotel
Our dinner at the Pestana Palácio do Freixo Hotel, organized by Aonde Casar
The group at the dinner of Pestana Palácio do Freixo
After dinner at Palacio do Freixo, in one of the beautiful rooms of the hotel
Van Aonde Casar! Love it!!!
Visiting the Royal Old Company of Porto
More from Barão Fladgate restaurant lunch
Delightful Douro River Boat Trip, Great Idea to Include in Pre-Wedding

On the third day, we took the road to Lisbon, stopping at the charming and unmissable Medieval town of Óbidos where we shopped in the charming little shops and then had a delicious lunch at the Óbidos Castle. It is great when cities are small on a wedding trip. Guests don’t have to worry about logistics, which is critical.

In the wonderful Óbidos Castle, amazing!
Our lunch at the delicious restaurant of Pestana Pousada Castelo de Óbidos

We closed the day by checking in at my beloved Hotel Estoril Palace Golf & Spa. How I like it there, how I feel at home in this place. (I already made a super post of him in this link ).

Knowing a little of the history of the hotel through the stories that print the walls
More big event documents
One of the event halls
Click from dear friend Araceli from Mexico
In Estoril Palace to the sound of this wonderful piano!
With dear André, Manager from Hotel Estoril Palace Golf & Spa
I love dinner like that, at a communal table, kind of prive and super cozy. Who led the meeting was André, from Hotel Estoril Palace Golf & Spa

On the fourth day of the trip, we discovered Lisbon and all its charms . And despite being the Portuguese capital, our guests were impressed by the warm weather the city has. And worth every walk, every conversation with the locals we met along the way. We also made some other technical visits suported by Lisbon Convention Bureau: a stop at the Queluz Palace in Lisbon, at Forte da Cruz in Cascais and we offer another amazing lunch together with Cascais Convention Bureau at the Porto de Santa Maria restaurant on Guincho beach. Portuguese hospitality goes from North to South, with the same intensity, I love it so much!

On the penultimate day, we went to Sintra and there was no way not to reach the iconic Pena National Palace , which for the most classic is the ideal backdrop and that nobody resisted and rendered beautiful photos. We also took the opportunity to do a site inspection by the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais hotel , which is one of the most sought after in the region for weddings (who remembers the vow renewal I organized there? It’s in this post !)

And so we ended this wonderful trip!

See some more photos below

The chapel of Queluz Palace
Have you thought about a party in this room? It is in Queluz Palace
And this room? Still in Queluz Palace
In the gardens of Queluz Palace
Our lunch at the delicious Port of Santa Maria Restaurant, supported by Cascais Convention Bureau
Portuguese cuisine is always successful…
Visiting the Carlos Lopes Pavilion in Lisbon
Girls in marvelous shoot on the stairs of the Forte da Cruz in Cascais
One of the event spaces also at Forte da Cruz
Arriving at Pena National Palace, very happy!
No one can resist a click at Pena National Palace in Sintra…
… Nor I, who have been so many times, lol!
At the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais hotel, soooooooo much, lol!

So who did you like? I loved, was thrilled and flattered by the invitation to introduce this country I love so much to my friends and business partners.

I hope you enjoyed it, and next week I will share the other part of this trip through Portugal, don’t miss it!

The beautiful photos are from dear friend and partner Lucho Vargas.

See you later!

Simone 😘


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