Conference venue, local transport, and hotels

Conference venue

Registration and all sessions take place in the main building of NOVA School of Business and Economics at R. da Holanda 1, Carcavelos, Portugal. Registration is in the Hovione Atrium - enter through the main entrance.



Airport transfers

Transport from Lisbon airport to the conference venue or accommodation in Carcavelos, Cascais or Estoril (see below) is best via taxi (50 EUR, 30 minutes).

Transport from the airport to downtown Lisbon is very convenient with either taxi (15 minutes, 15 EUR) or the Metro (subway)(20 minutes, 2 EUR). 

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Local transport and accommodation options

NOVA is situated in Carcavelos, a trendy beachside town and surfing hotspot on the Lisbon Riviera, halfway between downtown Lisbon and the twin towns of Cascais/Estoril.

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We recommend one of two alternative models of accommodation:

THE RIVIERA (Carcavelos or Cascais/Estoril): Relaxed lifestyle, seaside dining, surf ‘n sand, and short transport to the conference venue. Carcavelos is very small and within walking distance of the conference venue. Cascais/Estoril offer more accommodation options as well as dining and shopping (Cascais is the more charming of the two). From here, transportation to NOVA is a 5-10 minutes (15 EUR) taxi ride.

DOWNTOWN LISBON: Historical surroundings and ample sightseeing options, but longer transport to the conference venue. Taxi to NOVA is a 20-25 minutes (20 EUR) ride (taxi from hotels in East Lisbon may take slightly longer). There is also a local train every 20 minutes from the Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon to Carcavelos train station (25 minutes train ride + 15 minutes walk, 5 EUR).  

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You must make your own hotel booking. DRUID does not arrange accommodation.

If you choose to stay locally on the Riviera, search online for accommodation in Carcavelos, Cascais or Estoril. Simply put, Carcavelos is a small village with a large beach and a surfing hotspot (within walking distance of the conference venue), Estoril is a turn-of-last-century glitzy casino and beach retreat (5 minutes in a taxi from the conference venue), and Cascais is a charming fishing village turned into one of Portugal’s most upmarket holiday resorts, complete with a marina, museums, and numerous dining and shopping options (10 minutes in a taxi from the conference venue).

Since the Lisbon Riviera has attracted everyone from locals to European royalty (and in 1941, Ian Fleming being inspired in Casino Estoril to invent James Bond), accommodation options are diverse. Should you wish to stay in a 5 star option, NOVA School of Business and Economics has special rates with Hotel Cascais Miragem and with Hotel Palácio Estoril (if you stay in the latter, look out for the photos of the kings and spies who stayed there - and of Ian Fleming at his favorite spot in the hotel bar). To book with discount at Miragem, on the hotel booking page, select Rate Access/Corporate Code and the code NOVASBE2023. To book with discount at Palacio, use the code DRUIDNOVASBE2023.