Descobrir! Exciting Portuguese Discoveries With Your Grandchild

Golden beaches. A scavenger hunt. A book store with Harry Potter connections. Sail the ageless Douro River with your grandchild on the adventure of a lifetime.
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Program No. 22627RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Where France is romantic and England is classic, Portugal is calm and serene, with green valleys rolling into the horizon and colorful homes stacked on the water’s edge. Together with your grandchild ride a riverboat along the Douro where a world of discovery – “descobrimento” – is around every turn. In lively cities along the water, meet laid-back locals during exciting scavenger hunts and photo challenges, and take in all of the awesome artwork from famous “azulejos” (painted tiles) to prehistoric rock paintings. Brighten up your summer with your grandchild and experience the authentic side of Europe on an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime learning adventure.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 3-5 miles at a time over varied terrain. Standing up to one hour; must be able to climb stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the famous bookstore that is said to have inspired the “Harry Potter” books.
  • Learn about rock paintings that are thousands and thousands of years old in Foz Coa.
  • Are you up for the challenge? Photo challenge, that is! Divide into teams to complete a series of tasks – like taking funny pictures – all for a fun prize.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 11-16. Ship varies by date.
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Inês Soares 
Inês Soares is originally from Lisbon and currently lives in Cascais, a cosmopolitan fishing village to the west of Lisbon. She is a certified Portuguese expert and educational group leader throughout Portugal and Spain. She is fluent in her native Portuguese as well as Spanish and English, and is truly passionate about the people, culture and customs of the Iberian peninsula!

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

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