Summer Trip 2012 - Lisbon

SUMMER TRIP 2012 LISBON

As you all should know by now the Carlisle United Supporters Club London Branch Annual Summer Trip is heading for the beautiful Portuguese city of Lisbon.

Date: Friday 15th June until Monday 18th June

Please feel free only to come for two nights and go home on the Sunday just let me know.

Lisbon is a beautiful city with a contemporary culture that is alive and thriving. Perched on the edge of the Atlantic it is one of the few European cities that face the ocean and the sea is a focal point that defines everything about the city. Lisbon enchants travellers with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways and an easy going charm that makes it a popular year around destination.

For those who are not familiar with the Summer Trips the plan is very simple. I am the Trip organiser and I organise (with the valuable help from Mike Carruthers and his travel agent brother!) the hotel, a group evening meal on the Friday and a walking tour of the city (probably on the Saturday). There will also be a venue to watch the England V Sweden Euro match which is on at 6pm on the Friday evening.

I may organise another group outing to another tourist attraction but this would be on a casual basis and numbers and details organised far nearer the time.

The rest of the time is very flexible. I will discover a decent local bar which will work as a standard meeting point and after that it is up to everyone to do what they like. There are always people to go off in a group with and also plenty of time to disappear off by yourself for a while.

I am really keen to encourage new people to attend the Summer Trip. The Summer Trip is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the others in the CUSCLB in a relaxed and informal way. Many members bring along their partners and for many it is the yearly dose of the delights of CUSCLB! I attended my first Summer Trip last year in Berlin and thought it was so much fun I volunteered to run it this year and am also bringing my partner Anna with me!

Hotel:

I have chosen a hotel which I hope provides a good balance between value and comfort. The hotel is a 3* and has received decent reviews. The hotel is well placed in a quiet and safe part of the city but only a short walk to the historical city and the bars and restaurants.

http://www.hoteljorgev.com/en/hotel-jorge-v-portugal-accommodation-rooms-in-lisbon.html

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g189158-d233038-Reviews-Hotel_Jorge_V-Lisbon_Estremadura.html

The price works out at £28 per person per night. This is based on 2 sharing. However there will be plenty of single travellers so let me know and I will pair you up. The price includes breakfast.

Flights:

The best value flights are on Easy Jet. They have flights out of Gatwick , Luton, Edinburgh and Liverpool. I personally think the best options for London based members are out of Luton as the times allow you to make it to Lisbon in plenty of time for the evening match. At present flights are about £80 return which is pretty dam good! Both BA and Tap Portugal also have flights.

We really need to get things booked pretty soon so I ask you to let me know as soon as possible if you plan on coming. Please fill out the booking form and email it back to me at summertrip@carlislelondonbranch.org. You can download the booking form here.

Deadline:

This is the important bit! To get the ball rolling I need to know soon. So the deadline is SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY. After this I will be making room reservations based on the number confirmed. It would still be possible to book after that however I cannot guarantee that the price will remain the same. So please do not delay!!!

Email me at summertrip@carlislelondonbranch.org.

The trip will be dam good fun for all so come on and book your place.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Nige Moss
CUSCLB Summer Trip Organiser