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The Best of Portugal: From the Age of Discovery to Today

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Program #20983RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Start of Program
Oct 5, 2014
The Program Starts with the orientation in Lisbon in the late afternoon.
You will be staying at the Hotel Mundial that night.
Location: Lisbon
Transportation to site: For those participants arriving early and wishing to make their own way to the hotel, Taxis from the airport in Lisbon to the hotel will cost about 25 Euros per car. We do not recommend using the buses, unless you are easily capable of handling your own luggage and are comfortable navigating the system in Portugese.

End of Program
Oct 13, 2014
The Program ends after breakfast in Oporto on the last day.
You will be staying at the Mercure Porto Centro the night before.
Location: Porto
Transportation to site: For those participants staying later and wishing to make their own way to the airport, taxis from the hotel to the airport will cost about 25 Euro. We do not recommend using the buses, unless you are easily capable of handling your own luggage and are comfortable navigating the system in Portugese
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Mundial hotel is located right in the heart of Lisbon, in the Baixa Pombalina district, with the São Jorge castle as backdrop and a stone's throw away from Praça do Rossio square, an area with easy and quick access to the main sights of the city.

Contact info:
Largo Martim Moniz, 1100-341
Lisbon, Portugal
phone: +351 21 884 20 00
web: http://www.hotel-mundial.pt/

Room amenities: Equipped with direct dial telephone, air conditioning, heating, individual safe, hairdryer, mini-bar, bathrobe, radio, satellite TV, WI-Fi available.

Facility amenities: Laundry Service, 24 Hours Room Service, Handicapped Rooms Available

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 1800-241-1404 to check for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre, in the historical heart of Oporto. Just 17 km away from the international airport, the hotel is within easy reach of several means of transportation (train, bus, metro, taxi).

Contact info:
Praca da Batalha 116
Porto, 4049-028 Portugal
phone: +351222043300
Room amenities: Rooms are equipped with minibar, television, pay TV, air conditioning, wireless Internet and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: At your disposal in the hotel are meeting rooms, a bar, restaurant, laundry service and porter service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: see below
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 1800-241-1404 for rates and availability.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Oct 4 — Oct 13, 2014 waitlist only  
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Special Offer: Take “The Best of Spain: Barcelona and Madrid” (#21336) and “The Best of Portugal: From the Age of Discovery to Today” (#20983) back to back, and we’ll pay for your airfare from one program to the next on select dates.

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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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