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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.
Six centuries ago, ships and sailors departed Portugal’s shores to find fresh knowledge, vast riches and not a little conflict during a period known as the Age of Discovery. Experience your own discoveries on this journey to medieval monasteries, fertile vineyards and cities that are equal parts history and modern energy. This program combines field trips led by local experts with plenty of time for independent exploration.


Highlights

• In Lisbon, examine architectural treasures of the Age of Discovery and enjoy a lively evening of music at a Fado house.
• Set off on an expert-led field trip to one of the world’s oldest universities, the University of Coimbra, founded in 1290.
• Taste and learn about port wine at the vineyards of the Alto Douro Wine Region.

Program Notes

This program is designed to be taken back to back with 21336 - The Best of Spain: Barcelona and Madrid. This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day. Cobblestones and uneven terrain; some stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Lisbon, 3 nights; coach to Figueira da Foz, 2 nights; coach to Porto, 3 nights; departure.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Oct 31 — Nov 9, 2015 $2166  
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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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
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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4.9
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