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Winter in Portugal: Rich History & Culture from Cascais to Lisbon

From the beautiful coastal Cascais to the modern city of Lisbon, trace the history of Portugal as you explore castles, walk along farmland and sample local cuisine.
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Program No. 22583RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,799
Flights start at
700
Portugal

Winter in Portugal: Rich History & Culture from Cascais to Lisbon

From the beautiful coastal Cascais to the modern city of Lisbon, trace the history of Portugal as you explore castles, walk along farmland and sample local cuisine.
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,799
Flights start at
700
Program No. 22583 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2021
Starting at
1,799
Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2022
Starting at
1,949
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding Jan. 21, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2022
Starting at
1,949
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding Feb. 18, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2022
Starting at
1,949
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding March 11, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

Nov 5 - Nov 12, 2022
Starting at
1,949
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding Nov. 11, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2021
Starting at
2,049
Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2022
Starting at
2,179
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding Jan. 21, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2022
Starting at
2,179
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding Feb. 18, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2022
Starting at
2,179
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding March 11, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

Nov 5 - Nov 12, 2022
Starting at
2,179
Special Offer

Enroll in this program followed by the corresponding Nov. 11, 2022 date of 23492 (“Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira”) and we will pay for your plane ticket between the two if you purchase your air through Road Scholar.

At a Glance

Nestled along the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is home to historic colorful cities. Discover the coastal area of Lisbon during the quieter winter months, where the weather is mild. Trace the history of Portugal as you explore city of Lisbon, and learn how the former fishing village of Cascais transformed into a royal residence and popular port. Local experts will introduce you to the very best of traditional cuisine, artworks, historic palaces and much more!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles a day. Some standing; cobblestones.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Savor the traditional cuisine of Portugal during a morning at a local farmer’s market and cooking class.
  • Explore the Gulbenkian Foundation – one of the most exclusive private art collections in Europe.
  • Learn the history of the Mafra Royal Palace and Monastery, built by King John V in the 18th century and now a National Monument.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Winter in Portugal: The Colorful Island Culture of Madeira" (#23492) for even more learning in Southern Europe! We’ll even transfer you for free between locations.
Featured Expert
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Leonor Sousa
Leonor Sousa has been working as a Certified Guide and Tour Manager for national and international clients for a number of years. She lives in Lisbon and speaks several languages fluently, has an interest and has taken courses in medieval art, history and architecture, and is experienced in product planning and coordinating events and conferences.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Leonor Sousa has been working as a Certified Guide and Tour Manager for national and international clients for a number of years. She lives in Lisbon and speaks several languages fluently, has an interest and has taken courses in medieval art, history and architecture, and is experienced in product planning and coordinating events and conferences.
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Isabel Burnay View biography
Isabel Burnay is an experienced leader with more than 25 years in the educational travel industry. In addition to her specialized knowledge leading groups in Portugal and beyond, she is constantly taking culture, history, and other courses to update her knowledge and stay in touch with the latest trends in the educational travel world. She has worked for local as well as international travel companies leading groups from the five continents. Isabel is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
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Baltasar and Blimunda
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This tale of two unlikely lovers in Inquisition-era Portugal is arguably Saramago's masterwork: a philosophically charged, intellectually rigorous historical drama which is also a captivating read.
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
by Jose Saramago
Expertly evoking the melancholy (known as "saudade" by the Portuguese) of Lisbon's ports and hotels, Saramago builds his plot around the premise that characters -- like the poet Fernando Pessoa's Ricardo Reis -- live on nine months after their author's death.
The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa
Small Memories
by Jose Saramago
In this contemplative memoir, the Portuguese Nobel laureate recalls a childhood both dark and magical, split between the growing city of Lisbon and the tiny village of Azinhaga.
Portugal Map
by Michelin
At a scale of 1:400,000, this fully indexed map also includes insets of Madeira and city maps.
Lonely Planet Portuguese Phrasebook
by Clara De MacEdo Vitorino
A handy pocket phrasebook for Portuguese basics, covering pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empirer
by Roger Crowley
This epic narrative history by bestselling author Roger Crowley (City of Fortune, MED185) chronicles the rise of Portugal as the small nation forged a dominant share in the global spice trade. His cast of characters (the ambitious King Manuel I, marauding governors and intrepid seamen) built a trade monopoly with the ferocity of a holy crusade, forever shifting Europe's center of power from the Mediterranean to Western Europe.
Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945
by Neill Lochery
Despite Portugal's neutrality during WWII, the city of Lisbon endured untold amounts of pressure, propaganda and espionage from both the Allies and the Axis powers. Lochery's well-researched chronicle is sheathed in a cloak-and-dagger atmosphere as he uncovers sordid and fascinating accounts of the backstage role the Portuguese capital played in the conflict that raged on all sides.
Eyewitness Guide Portugal
by Eyewitness Guides
Featuring hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history, and good information about where to go and what to do.
A Traveller's History of Portugal
by Ian Robertson
A lively, admirably concise survey from prehistory to the present, great for travelers to Portugal who would like an overview of the country's history and culture.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Lisbon
by Tomas Tranaeus
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.





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