The whole thing was very smooth and effortless and it was really handy to have Packed on whatsapp meaning you could as a question anytime and it was fairly informal too! I will definitely be recommending Packed to others!
They were so helpful and quick to respond. Provided me with a variety of options that were so nice and everything sorted.
Excellent service, very responsive and knowledgeable. Second time using these guys and all has gone well both times. Definitely recommend, see you again next year!
I approached Packed with a work project, searching for a Ski trip for 50 people. Right from the beginning the customer service was super, within a couple of days I had 2 trips that fitted the criteria perfectly. Due to the nature of my job I was unable to progress quickly and was back & forth with questions and requests, but nevertheless Ed Mellor continued to be professional, extremely helpful and patient. There was never a delay is receiving responses to my many emails.
Excellent response times, nice query too small and just made my life so much easier. Thank you!
Great team, great service. Will definitely use again.
I saw an advert on Instagram and thought it’d be worth a shout as I was having a hard time booking a ski trip for myself and 6 mates. From start to finish it was easy messaging through WhatsApp and they found brilliant deals for us. Would happily recommend to anyone thinking of using them. Ed was fantastic and super fast to reply and keep my up to date
Would absolutely recommend. It made booking a group holiday so much easier and completely removes the hassle. will definitely be using again.
I've booked with My Swft for the last 3 years, 4 holidays in total. This year was even better. The new online booking is really simple to be able to share with the group and get people to choose a location. Then everyone managing their own booking makes it even easier for the group leader!
Fantastic service for all aspects of the holiday. Made our leaves easy.
Very good service from the team at MySwft. Very responsive to messages and would highly recommend using them...I certainly will be again!
Whether the bride's a big fan of mojitos or Cosmos are her drink of choice, get the group mixing up their own cocktails at a trendy Lisbon bar.
Bring out the bride's competitive side and test out the group's driving skills with a few hours at a high-speed outdoor go-karting track.
Get to grips with off-road driving and have fun racing your fellow hens when you take the wheels of some awesome quad bikes.
Treat yourselves to a day of pampering at one of Lisbon's high-end spas. Think massages, facials and soothing sauna sessions.
Check out the city's trendiest drinking venues from Bairro Alto to Cais do Sodré during a Lisbon bar crawl.
Head to one of the epic surfing beaches near Lisbon and enjoy a lesson that'll see you all (hopefully) riding some serious waves.
Set sail in a private catamaran or shared party boat around Lisbon's coastline and sip on champagne as the sun sets over the sea.
Zip up and down the city on a self-guided tour in some Lisbon Go Cars, cool compact yellow cars which fit neatly down Lisbon's narrow streets.
Learn how to make Lisbon's mouthwatering, custard-filled tarts under the instruction of a local expert.
Enjoy a boozy afternoon tasting your way through Portugal's best-known alcohol at one (or several) of Lisbon's top port bar.
Set your hearts racing by challenging the group to navigate Lisbon's rocky coastline on foot or by water.
Test your rowing skills and see the city from a different angle by heading out to sea in kayaks with a guide.
Hit up Lisbon's loftiest drinking holes on a bar crawl that'll take you to some stunning rooftop venues.
Immerse yourself in authentic Portuguese culture with a lively Fado show filled with gorgeous guitar music and beautiful singing.
Get to know one of Lisbon's oldest and most attractive neighborhoods that's brimming with charming lanes, cute cafes and unmissable landmarks like São Jorge Castle.
Tuck into tantalisingly tasty treats created by award-winning Portuguese chefs at the famous Lisbon Time Out food market.
This abandoned industrial complex turned cultural hub near Alcantara-Mar station is a hotspot for shopping, plus it's got a handful of fantastic places to eat and drink.
Hang out with the cool kids at this offbeat drinking hole that's found above a disused parking lot in Bairro Alto.
Top up your tan and cool off in the sea (or with a glass of vinho verde) at this bustling beach resort situated right on Lisbon's doorstep.
Whether the ladies want to stay right in the heart of the action or they're after somewhere with uninterrupted views of the ocean, Lisbon delivers with its fabulous range of accommodation options.
Hen groups who are purely focused on having some epic nights out will be in safe hands at a budget-friendly Lisbon hostel in the city centre. Bride a bit of a diva? Lisbon serves up plenty of luxe, too, with its high-end hotels boasting plush amenities like designer spas and rooftop cocktail bars.
You might prefer to keep all the hens under one roof by renting out a chic apartment overlooking the river. If you're not sure what to go for, here's a handful of awesome hotels, hostels and self-catered options to get you started:
Here’s a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:
Lodged inside a bright pink building, it's impossible to miss this modern hotel on the edge of trendy Bairro Alto. Indoors, you'll have your pick of comfy dorm rooms decked out in simple yet stylish furnishings. There's plenty of shared spaces to socialise in at Safestay too, including an amazing sun-soaked terrace.
If you want to feel like you're living the high life without paying for the pleasure, The Independente Hostel is a great shout. It's housed inside an impressive Art Deco mansion just minutes from the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara and it has loads of original features, from high ceilinged rooms through to a grand entrance hall with a sweeping staircase. The hostel rooms aren't quite as fancy, however some have private balconies with river views.
This hotel places you right next to leafy Eduardo VII Park and it has a range of stylish rooms and suites perfect for two people sharing. Exe Liberdade is also only a short walk from Avenida da Liberdade (one of the most famous shopping streets in Lisbon), making it a no-brainer for Lisbon hen groups in need of some retail therapy.
While you probably won't catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo in Lisbon, you can stay in his hotel. Pestana CR7 sits on the boundary of Baixa and Chiado and it's a joint venture between the chic Pestana Hotel Group and the national football treasure. As well as enjoying ensuite rooms with sleek interiors, you'll wake up to gorgeous views across the river or the city's rooftops.
For an ultra luxurious Lisbon hen weekend, you can't go wrong with the Corinthia Hotel. You'll find it nestled in the hills of Campolide just outside the city centre and it offers up truly jaw-dropping vistas from its plush suites. What's more, there's a five-star spa onsite that's the ideal spot for nursing hangovers after a big night out…
If you want to be as close to the shops as you can get, Tivoli Avenida is spot on. The five-star gem of a hotel is right on Avenida de Liberdade and it has beautiful rooms which boast plenty of luxurious extras. Tivoli Avenida's rooftop is also the home of SEEN, a super trendy restaurant, and the city's iconic Sky Bar, the ultimate destination for sunset cocktails.
If the gals would rather have more space to stretch out, LisbonBreak has over 70 stylish apartments scattered from central Chiado to coastal Carcavelos. Bed down by the sea for easy access to the beach or stay right in the heart of the action in the city centre.
City living doesn't get much better than Chiado Arty Flats. Despite its name, the apartments are actually lodged inside the former headquarters of the República newspaper in Bairro Alto. Choose from cool penthouses or deluxe apartments decked out with cool graffiti artwork and upcycled furnishings.
Organising a big trip can often be a pain in the neck - whether you’re booking for three people or thirty. Why not take the stress out of the whole process by handing the hard part over to us?
As well as being experts on the ins and outs of a great night out in Lisbon, we’re also pretty good at masterminding mind-blowing hen dos in general. Whether the group want wine tasting and walking tours or sea kayaking and shots, we’ll make sure your girl gets the send off she truly deserves.
Chat to us over WhatsApp or Messenger today about your expectations. We’ll then come up with a tailored plan which will include everything from travel itineraries to secret Lisbon hen do activities that’ll help make the whole trip stand out from the crowd.