Stunning coastline and medieval towns
Portugal for school groups
Portugal tour can be combined with Spain, Morocco, France, Jordan.
Portugal is great for learning about
This is an example of the Portugal itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group-specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Lisbon
Overnight flight to Lisbon
Day 2 Lisbon
Tour of Lisbon
- Lisbon Cathedral
- Praça do Comércio
- Rua Augusta Arch,
- Bolinho de Bacalhau at Casa Portuguesa do Pastel de Bacalhau – try the famous pastry
Enjoy the view at the top of the elevator Santa Justa.
Eat at Time Out Market, trying the best Portuguese specialties of seafood, pasta, desserts, and more.
Bairro Alto, walk around the streets and experience the exciting Lisbon life. Visit Marquis of Pombal Square and Eduardo VII Park
Day 3 Lisbon
Tour of Belem
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos that represents the Portuguese overseas expansion
- Belem Tower, the 16th-century fortification
- Monastery of the Hieronymites, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Try the most famous Pastéis de Belém, the typical Portuguese dessert.
- Sao Jorge Castle, where the first forts date back to the 1st century BC.
Ride on the famous tram number 28, the typical Lisbon transport.
Walk on the narrow streets of Alfama
Day 4 Sintra
Walkthrough the charming, narrow streets of Old Town.
Sample delicious Queijadas and Travesseiros in a local pastry shop
Day 5 Obidos
Drive to Óbidos. Walk around the historical townscape of Óbidos
Óbidos castle, exploring the medieval architecture
Santa Maria square, and visit the medieval church. Free time
Drive to Coimbra
Day 6 Coimbra
Visit of the Botanic garden and “Paço das Escolas”
- Coimbra University (UNESCO World Heritage)
- “A Cabra”, the bell from the university tower,
- The Joanina library
Free time to shopping (Forum Mall)
Sé Velha and a Fado Concert (typical Portuguese music style)
Day 7 Agueda/Aveiro
Tour of the center of Águeda
- Umbrella Sky Project, one of the most recognized projects worldwide.
Drive to Aveiro.
Tour of the center of Aveiro
- The old train station
- The Aveiro’s canals with Moliceiros colorfully painted boats
- The Cathedral Sé Aveiro.
- Costa Nova beach
Day 8 Porto
Tour of Porto
- Santa Catarina Street, with great shops and restaurants
- São Bento station, at the historic center of Porto, famous for its tile panels
- Clérigos church,
- Lello bookshop considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world.
- Porto’s riverside area, Cais da Ribeira, and the famous Luís I Bridge
Day 9 Porto
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Country Code for Portugal +351
American Embassy: (+351) 21 727 3300 Address: Av. das Forças Armadas 133C, 1600-081 Lisboa, Portugal
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Essential Travel Information
for educational tours to Portugal
visa requirements, health, currency, and more
▹ Visa requirements for educational tours to Portugal
There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering Portugal for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveler is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major risks associated with traveling to Portugal.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays (we recommend adding 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing Imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
Portugal operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E or F plugs with two small, round pins.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges, and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Portugal is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12pm in New York is 5pm the same day in Portugal.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Portugal is the euro.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motorcoaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, documents, and a set of clothes, pajamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep currency exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides, etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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