Lisbon: Culture and History

from £370pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools


The Portuguese capital has a rich culture and history 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.

Our cultural tours 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, the Spanish and Moorish invasions and the impact of the 1755 earthquake.  From the city it is also possible to take a daytrip to the fairytale town of Sintra or spend a day exploring the beaches along the Estoril coastline. 

Lisbon is the perfect destination for a unique school trip, where your students will be fully immersed in the Portuguese culture. 


Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    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.

  2. Day 2

    Spend the morning in the Old Town of Alfama. Visit the Castelo de São Jorge, an integral part of Lisbon’s rich Moorish history, dating back to the 11th century.

    Afternoon visit to the Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa, the largest zoo in Portugal.

  3. Day 3

    Head to the Belém district to learn more about the Portugese 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.  Portugal's famous custard tarts (Pasteis de Nata) also originate here, so trying one is a must!

    Grab a late lunch at the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira, with a whole host of traditional Portugese specialties on offer.

    Enjoy some free time in Lisbon’s downtown area. Visit Praça do Comércio and head to the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa for some great views over the city!

  4. Day 4

    Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Oceanário de Lisboa, Europe’s largest indoor aquarium.

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

School Trip Accommodation


We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation is usually 2* or youth hostel standard and provides a perfect base for enjoying your tour. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts. 

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Lisbon: Culture and History

from £370pp

Based on 4 days

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