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“Bem vindo” to Portugal! Discover Lisbon With Your Grandchild

Discoveries abound for you and your grandchild in magical Lisbon — aquarium penguins, six-story-high street art, the local fado music, prized horses and a mystery-filled treasure hunt.
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Program No. 2326660MEADV-0819
9 days
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“Bem vindo” to Portugal! Discover Lisbon With Your Grandchild

Discoveries abound for you and your grandchild in magical Lisbon — aquarium penguins, six-story-high street art, the local fado music, prized horses and a mystery-filled treasure hunt.
9 days
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Program No. 23266 60MEADV-0819
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Bom dia, Lisboa. (Good morning, Lisbon)! It is sunrise in Portugal’s capital city, and the day’s discoveries await. A six-story-high cat burglar slinks along a building — street art is everywhere! Sea otters and penguins frolic at the Oceanarium. The lilting strains of fado — Portuguese song — waft out of a café. During an educational adventure amid terra cotta-roofed homes and cobbled streets in the “City of Seven Hills,” relish your grandchild’s delightful discoveries at every turn!
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 ...

  • Experience Lisbon in an amphibious vehicle to explore cozy neighborhoods, and splash into the River Tagus for a new vantage point!
  • Decipher puzzles and riddles during a treasure hunt in a historic garden, and delve into cartography — maps — as you learn how the earliest explorers made their way to new worlds.
  • Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and music at a fado house in the city’s Alfama area — a maze of narrow, cobbled streets — and learn why fado singing is a window into the soul of the Portuguese people.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Lisbon
by Tomas Tranaeus
A compact illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
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.
Culture Smart! Portugal
by Sandy Guedes de Queiroz
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Lisbon, A Cultural and Literary Companion
by Paul Buck
One in the excellent series, both a walking guide and history of the city.
The Portuguese: A Modern History
by Barry Hatton
Combining history and personal anecdotes, journalist Barry Hatton blends historical analysis with an intimate portrait of the unique people and country within his adopted home.
The Stone Raft
by Jose Saramago
A geological fantasy from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in which the Iberian Peninsula becomes unmoored from France.
A Small Death in Lisbon
by Robert Wilson
Set in Lisbon in 1941 and 1999, this award-winning mystery intertwines a present day murder, some unsavory arms production, and smuggling in Nazi Germany. Be warned, there are some graphic passages dealing with the horrors of war and concentration camps.
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.
Night Train to Lisbon
by Pascal Mercier
Obsessed with a book, Raimund Gegorius abandons his old life and travels to Lisbon in search of the truth about writer Amadeu de Prado.
My Portugal, Recipes and Stories
by George Mendes
A showcase of 125 Portuguese recipes interwoven with tales and anecdotes by the author, a Michelin-starred chef. His 125 mouthwatering recipes include his signature Duck Rice and Garlic Seared Shrimp, Mozambique Shrimp and Okra with Piri Piri.
Lisbon Street Map
by Michelin Travel Publications
A superb resource for exploring Lisbon, this laminated map (1:17,000) is clear, fully indexed and features travel recommendations from Michelin's Green Guide.
Wallpaper* City Guide Lisbon 2018
by Phaidon
One of the best guidebooks offered, Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine’s travel experts, who actually live in the city, and provide up-to-the-minute information and insider checklists for all you need to know and explore.
Lisbon, War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945
by Neill Lochery
This well-researched chronicle of intrigue and espionage uncovers the backstage role Lisbon played in WWII as the conflict raged around neutral Portugal.

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