‘Lisbon’ here, let us tell you a story…
It’s time to wipe the crumbs of that Pastéis de Nata from your face, there’s learning to be done! The cable cars might have your students feeling all San Fran, but trust us – this is Europe. A plethora of castles, stunning squares and cobbled quaintness. Ah, educational bliss!
Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe
For a nice, easy start to your adventure the Monsanto Forest Park provides the perfect opportunity for students to shake off the flight, all whilst seeing the best of Lisbon. Your group will then make their way to the old district of Alfama, making their way around the labyrinth of cobbled streets, beautiful buildings and unique plazas. In the evening, take your group to Rossio Square for a show at the D. Maria II National Theatre.
For a morning of tranquillity your group will be heading to Tejo Estuary, a nature reserve full of exotic wildlife which will blow your students minds. Now for one of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, the Belém Tower, which is an architectural masterpiece, complete with ornate decorations. Before heading for your afternoon meal, you simply must visit the Carmo Convent Ruins.
Your students simply can’t visit Lisbon and not pay attention to the Castelo de São Jorge. The castle is home to museums, cafes and even the notorious Black Chamber. From the old to the new, The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) is next on the agenda for creative students. Before heading home, the final stretch of your Portuguese journey will take you to National Pantheon, a former church. Students will enjoy some free time in the city before heading back home.