The Portuguese capital has a rich culture and exciting art galleries for visitors to discover! A city full of stunning viewpoints, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, excellent cuisine and idyllic cobblestoned streets - it's hard not to fall in love with Lisbon.
This cultural itinerary will also provide an overview of the city's history and look at some of the key events which have shaped modern-day Lisbon, including the Age of Discovery.
Lisbon is the perfect destination for a unique school trip, where your students will be fully immersed in the Portuguese culture. Check out our other Lisbon itineraries for inspiration of other visits you might like to include.
Our Suggested Itinerary
Flight from the UK to Lisbon and transfer to your accommodation.
Get your bearings and learn more about Lisbon’s fascinating history with a guided walking tour of the city.
Witness Lisbon’s iconic trams passing through the cobbled streets whilst enjoying some free time in the charming Bairro Alto. You will also be able to see lots of vibrant street art.
In the morning, head to the Belém district to learn more about the Portuguese Age of Discovery! Sights in this area include the Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Torre de Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Then visit the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, an international institution that is dedicated to innovation and creative practices that will help shape the future.
In the afternoon, take part in a fantastic Cooking Class and learn how to make the famous Portuguese custard tart, a Pastéis de Nata and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
In the evening, head to the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa for some great views over the city!
Spend the morning in the neighbourhood of Alfama, one of the oldest areas in Lisbon which is lined with charming cafes and shops selling traditional crafts.
Then head to the Sant’Anna Ceramics Factory. Fabrica Anna have been creating handcrafted ceramics since 1741 and are still using the same techniques today. Learn from the experts with a guided tour of the factory!
Afterwards, visit the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado to discover an extensive collection of contemporary art.
Visit the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, sometimes known in English as the National Tile Museum. You will learn about the techniques involved in tile production and understand the tradition of tilework in Portugal.
On your final morning, enjoy a visit to the magnificent Oceanário de Lisboa, Europe’s largest indoor aquarium. The main aquarium holds 5 million litres of seawater and four marine habitats create the illusion of a single ocean.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
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