Lisbon, Porto & Algarve (Portugal): 10 Days, 9 Nights
DAY 1: Depart home and travel to Portugal.
DAY 2: Arrive in Lisbon and take an orientation tour of the city’s key sites before checking-in to your hotel.
DAY 3: Learn more about Lisbon’s history with a guided city tour through the San Jeronimo Monastery, the Alfama district, and St. George Castle. In the afternoon, meet and perform an exchange concert with a local ensemble.
DAY 4: Discover nearby Sintra, a UNESCO World heritage site, explore Lisbon, and see a Fado performance to experience Portuguese folk music.
DAY 5: Travel to Porto, Portugal’s second-largest coastal city, stopping in Fatima, one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world, on the way.
DAY 6: Tour Porto’s key sites including the Dom Luis Bridge, Clerigos Tower, Porto Cathedral, and Casa da Musica, and perform a concert in one of Porto’s incredible venues.
DAY 7: Visit Santarem to tour the Igreja do Santissimo Milagre (Church of the Holy Miracle), and travel south along Portugal’s coastline to the Algarve region.
DAY 8: Explore Algarve’s beaches, see the extraordinary sand sculpture exhibition, and meet and perform an exchange concert with a local ensemble.
DAY 9: Leave the Algarve region and travel back to Lisbon, taking time to explore the city before your farewell dinner.
DAY 10: Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home.
Discover the excitement of Seville, explore the history of the Algarve Coast, and experience the exquisite castles and cathedrals of Lisbon.
DAY 1: Depart from your home airport.
DAY 2: Arrive and take an orientation tour of Seville, a city known for its blend of cultures and architectural styles.
DAY 3: Tour Seville, seeing the Plaza de España, the Seville Cathedral, the Torre del Oro, and the Royal Alcanzar. In the evening, perform a concert in one of Seville’s incredible venues.
DAY 4: Transfer to the Algarve Coast. Discover Huelva’s historic sites including Moguer, Palos de la Frontera, and the Rábida Monastery, where Christopher Columbus visited before his voyage to America.
DAY 5: Explore Faro with a guided city tour through the Arco da Vila and the Faro Cathedral. Perform a concert in the city.
DAY 6: In the morning, visit Santarém, one of the oldest cities in the world. Later, transfer to Lisbon.
DAY 7: Tour Lisbon, seeing the iconic Belém Tower. Explore the historic Alfama district. Meet a local ensemble and perform an exchange concert.
DAY 8: Depart Portugal and begin your journey home.