Highlights of Portugal – Arts, Culture, History
- Participate in a Guided tour of Porto
- Get on board an evening cruise down the Douro River
- Explore ancient aqueducts
- Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery
- Enjoy evening traditional meals and live music
- Travel to Evora, one of the most ancient towns in Europe
Portugal offers student groups a perfect background and setting for an unforgettable Educational trip. The legacy of Portugal’s former wealth can be seen in its historic cities and its laid back vibe can be felt and enjoyed as you tour its coastline.
Students will be exposed to the true beauty of Portugal and see first hand UNESCO Heritage sites, interesting architecture and natural settings and beaches. The experiential value of the Portugal Student Tour provided by Evolve Tours makes for a true educational tour.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Board your flight for Portugal
Day 2 - Porto
Explore Porto. Evening activities, group dinner, and settle in this evening.
Day 3 - Porto
Guided tour of Porto. Visit the tall bell tower of the grandest church in the area, Torre dos Clérigos. Evening cruise down the Douro River.
Day 4 - Coimbra
Stop by Buçaco. Walk through the mountain range and explore the beautiful botanical gardens. Enjoy a guided tour of Coimbra, the library at the old University of Coimbra. Next, explore ancient aqueducts and go to the Old Town.
Day 5 - Fatima to Obidos
Take a guided tour of Fatima and learn about the Marian apparitions of 1917. Continue on to Obidos. If your trip is in July, we will visit the Óbidos Medieval Market which is held at the castle!
Days 6 - 7 - Lisbon
Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery – as well as the Castelo de São Jorge. Take an excursion to Sintra and Cascais where you will visit famed palaces. Enjoy evening traditional meals and live music.
Day 8 - Evora to Algarve
Travel to Evora, one of the most ancient towns in Europe, with medieval walls and a Roman temple. Continue on to Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, where the prices are low and the beaches are beautiful. Millions visit Algarve each year to be amazed by its beauty.
Day 9 - Algarve
Spend the day enjoying yourself and touring Algarve. Have a farewell feast this evening.
Day 10 - Homeward Bound
Begin journey home after an amazing trip to Portugal.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Portugal
CoachPrivate coach bus for duration of tour, equipped with A/C, T.V & DVD players, on-board washroom
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.
Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe, with borders established in 1139.
Places You’ll Visit
Visit the tall bell tower of the grandest church in the area, Torre dos Clérigos, cruise down the Douro River.
Walk through the mountain range and explore the beautiful botanical gardens.
Visit the library at the old-standing University of Coimbra, explore ancient aqueducts, explore Old Town.
Learn about the Marian apparitions of 1917.
Vsit the Óbidos Medieval Market, depending on time of year
Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, as well as the Castelo de São Jorge.
One of the most ancient towns in Europe, with medieval walls and a Roman temple.
Tour the southernmost region of Portugal.