Lisbon by Eric Cantona

The Green and White Lions Roar

And the Sporting CP fans respond.
With Cristiano 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.

“Supporting Sporting comes as naturally as breathing. That moment when Cristiano 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

Trip highlights

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Join the Sportinguistas for a display of pure passion

Watching Sporting Lisbon in Estádio José Alvalade is a football experience bar none. A display of flag waving, chanting and singing to rival any club in Europe.

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See Lisbon’s football side with a CR7 walking tour

Walk in Ronaldo’s footsteps as we take in the sights and iconic locations of this football-mad city. Learn how Benfica and Sporting operate side by side in this partisan city and meet the locals on either side of the divide.

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Enjoy proper Portuguese cuisine at famed central food market

Discover Bacalhau (cod), pasteis de nata, sardines and a glass of Ginja! Maybe not all at the same time, but while discovering the local flavours and delicacies of this gastronomic powerhouse the possibilities are almost endless.


Itinerary

DAY 1 - WARM UP
DAY 2 - EXPERIENCE THE PASSION
DAY 3 - THE BIG MATCH
DAY 4 - FULL TIME
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Accommodation

Your accommodations are hand-selected for each and every game from a portfolio of rigorously-vetted hotels. Our Trip Design team prioritises location, proximity to activities, comfort, and design to ensure your stay is a goal, every time. In Lisbon, we often stay at hotels such as Pestana CR7, the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel or similar.

Inclusions

What's Included

  • GAME SEATS: The superfan experience in all its passion and glory
  • MASTERCLASS: Deep dive into local football culture, led by a local personality
  • ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE: An inside look at the legendary stadiums of football's greatest cities
  • CITY WALKING TOUR: Get to know the home team's stomping grounds with a football-themed city walking tour
  • HUMAN-FIRST: You'll learn the songs and cheers to yell with the ultras in our authentic superfan chant workshop
  • TRIP CAPTAIN: A Trip Captain is available 24/7 to host and enhance your experience. Trip Captains are local experts and fans who are there to make sure you're having the trip of a lifetime!
  • FOOD & DRINKS: Breakfast is included every morning along with three group meals. Plus, we'll celebrate with a nightly round of drinks on Eric!

Reasons to Book

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ULTIMATE MASTERCLASS

All trips are vetted by the King, Eric Cantona himself, to maximize the most important aspect – passion.

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FOOTBALL TRAVEL EXPERTS

Our exceptional experiences are led by local football fanatics who know the heart and the soul of their club inside and out.

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FAN CHANT WORKSHOP

We provide the most authentic and action packed football fan experiences imaginable

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FIND YOUR VOICE

We connect you to a community of passionate football fans who are the beating heart of the football experience

Rating

Amazing from start to finish!

After finding this ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for my husband’s birthday it was a no brainer! From the minute we booked, the team acknowledged and knew who we were, being on hand with any questions. Upon arriving in Marseille, the team welcomed us at the hotel and were extremely accommodating with our later than planned arrival! And from that moment onwards, they were approachable, friendly, helpful, fun and extremely clear in organising a group of 50+!

I wasn’t sure how we would find an itinerary based trip, usually deciding what we do each day when away, but honestly, we would do it again in a heartbeat. The planned activities were all 10/10, unforgettable experiences – and the amount of ‘free time’ you get inbetween to do your own thing and explore the area balances it all out.

The trip was surreal, an experience you wouldn’t ever dream possible (especially for my Husband, meeting and spending two days with his all time football hero!!).

Don’t even hesitate when considering booking, the memories you make and the people you meet are worth every penny!

Thank you again to Dharma and LookingFC for making my husband one happy man 😂🙌🏻 and for giving us the trip of a lifetime!

– Jess Southworth

Rating

Marseille. Cantona. Magnifique!

The Looking FC team managed to capture an exclusive, authentic and local football experience for travelers from all around the world. From learning about the culture in Marseille to the many activities with Eric Cantona, the trip went beyond my expectations!

-F Khan

Rating

A unique experience!

A unique experience! Meeting King Eric Cantona was incredible! Dharma, Looking FC and his wonderful crew made a dream come true! Lots of new friends coming from all over the world made this trip and my birthday something to remember for the rest of my life!

– Eric

Lisbon by Eric Cantona

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