GRADE 11 & 12
PORTUGAL & SPAIN
From castles and cobblestones on the mainland of Portugal to the art and many languages of Spain, and beaches and sun throughout, this Mediterranean adventure is bursting with culture.
The first stop along our travels is Portugal’s coastal capital city, Lisbon. Here we will discover ancient ruins, white dome cathedrals, vibrant beaches and hilltop views. Lisbon is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe that beautifully combines its heritage with a contemporary culture. Students will have the option to visit the hilltop town of Sintra, 100m above sea level, to visit the vibrant Pena Palace.
Next, we head north to Porto, a coastal city with over 2,000 years of European history. Located along steep hills overlooking the Douro River, the city’s centre is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The multicoloured 14th-century homes that give the city its charm are filled with vibrant shops and cafés. Porto’s mix of history and modern living make it a renowned global city, and the perfect jumping-off point for the rest of the program.
After a few days in the bustle of Porto, we will retreat to the southern beaches of the Algarve. Its cliffs, white sands, and remote islands are the backdrop for exploring ancient castles and the Atlantic Ocean.
We’re off to Spain! Our first stop is the charming and historically rich city of Seville in the south. Seville’s stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture, delicious tapas and exotic Flamenco dancing will win your heart over. Seville boasts 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Royal Alcázar of Seville, the Catherdral and the Archive of the Indies.
We then head north to explore the Golden Age streets of Madrid, a veritable museum of outdoor sculptures. We will view the contemporary art collection of the Reina Sofia, gaze at classic works at the Prado, study in Retiro Park, people-watch at the cafés in Plaza Mayor, and shop at Mercado de San Miguel.
Finally, we will travel east and wander through the beautiful quarters of Barcelona, immersing ourselves in Catalan language, culture, and cuisine. Be awestruck by examples of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture, including the Sagrada Família and Park Güell; study the intricacies of the elaborate buildings in the Gothic Quarter; sun yourself on the Mediterranean beaches; wander down café-lined streets in search of the perfect souvenir to bring home.
Age group: 15-19
July 4 – 29, 2023*
Lisbon > 5 days
Porto > 3 days
Algarve > 5 days
Seville > 3 days
Madrid > 3 days
Barcelona > 5 days
*All dates are subject to change.
Optional Excursions are outings or activities that take place while in location. These are not included in the program fee. These excursions are subject to availability and may vary. Optional excursions will become available in early 2023.
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ3M)
World History Since the Fifteenth Century (CHY4U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ4M)
***Students may select one course per program.
Lisbon: Coming Soon.
Porto: Coming Soon.
Algarve: Coming Soon.
Seville: Coming Soon.
Madrid: Coming Soon.
Barcelona: Coming Soon.
|Tuition & Supervision||$3,375.00|
|Travel Services (Flights, Accommodation, Meals, Activities)||$3,620.00|
|Taxes & Fees||$900.00|
|Cancellation Protection (Optional)||$545.00|
Airline taxes, local taxes and fees are approximate and subject to change. Program fees do not include registration fee of $195.00.
- In location travel medical insurance, including coverage for COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine expenses, for residents of Canada
- Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
- Transportation between cities
- Approximate airline departure taxes, local taxes and fees
- Group airport transfers at location
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- City or town orientation tours
- Designated outings and activities
- Use of free internet, where available
- Farewell banquet
- Pre-departure briefing and materials
- Registration fee of $195
- Cancellation protection
- Travel visas where applicable
- Textbooks, novels and/or course packs where applicable
- Lunch, except where indicated
- Optional excursions