22984
Portugal

Great Global Get-Together in Lisbon

Explore Portuguese art, architecture and agriculture with visits to a palace, a private art collection, a winery, a farmstead and more in Lisbon and nearby towns and villages.
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 22984RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,499
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

With a grand group of fellow Road Scholars and instructors, immerse yourself in Lisbon life during this gala event. Walk along the city’s cobbled streets and learn about the azulejos on display through the city’s colorful architecture. Journey along the coast, through the surrounding countryside and into the Arrabida Mountain Range to see how olive trees, cork trees and Portuguese vines are cultivated and delve deep into the history of Fado during a private performance. This culturally rich city and its surrounding towns, villages and farmsteads are home to endless historical, artistic and culinary discoveries, offering something for everyone on a great global get-together.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking two miles throughout the day, boarding transportation and standing at sites.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Uncover the history of Fado during a dinner at an authentic Fado House and during a concert and a private discussion.
  • Learn about Portugal’s history during a series of lectures with a post-doctorate research fellow from the Portuguese ministry of education, and explore the streets of this beautiful city to put your history lessons in perspective.
  • Visit the coastal town of Cascais to learn about the iconic and colorful Portuguese “azulejos” at a tile factory, and discover a UNESCO Church in nearby Belém.

General Notes

This program has a maximum of 120 participants.The large group will be split into smaller groups with a max of 24. To maintain a small group feel amid a large group program, the order of the daily schedule will vary per group. Smaller groups will each do different activities during the day, joining back together as a large group for some programming.
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Isabel Neves
Isabel Neves is a certified travel professional and group leader with over 30 years of experience in the educational travel industry. She received her degree in tourism management in 1980 and has since then worked for both national and international companies in the creation and management of land and cruise programs. She has an academic background in medieval art and history, as well as an avid interest in the influence of Judaism in European culture. Isabel is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

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

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Isabel Neves
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Luisa Maria Gonçalves Gomes
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