Hey amazing travellers!
Are you ready to visit one of the most historical and important cities in the world and get lost in its wonders and sights? Then join us in a 3 day visit to our own capital! That’s right, we are going to Lisbon!
TRIP TO LISBON
10th to 12th of March
Meeting Point: Reitoria da Universidade do Porto @ 8:00 am
Full of huge iconic buildings and small hidden secrets, Lisbon will never stop surprising you. So, come and enjoy its culture, art, architecture and amazing food. And in the end of the day you get to party!
Lisbon still holds today the remains of Portugal’s former empire, giving you monuments like Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and symbols of our power and wealth in the 16th century.
In 1755 Lisbon was struck with a devastating earthquake which destroyed a great part of the city centre, but after it was rebuilt, one of the city’s main squares was born: the Palace Square or “Terreiro do Paço”. Also, a brand-new palace was built for the royal family, called Palácio da Ajuda, along with many modern avenues and squares. Still many historical parts of the city survived, you will get to see the historical São Jorge Castle, which will offer you an amazing view of the river Tejo and the Atlantic Ocean.
But Lisbon is more than monuments, it’s the birthplace of Fado, our traditional music, which you are very likely to hear while you roam its tiny historic streets, and it’s the home of Pastéis de Belém, a delicious sweet speciality which you can only find in our capital. In the end, you can visit the largest indoor aquarium in Europe, the Oceanário!
08:00 - Meeting Point at Reitoria da Universidade do Porto.
12:00 - Arrival to Lisbon.
12:30 - Check-in and free time to have lunch.
14:30 - City tour
17:00 - Visit to Castelo de São Jorge
20:00 - Dinner with unlimited food and drinks.
00:00 - Party in Lisbon
14:30 - Visit to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos + Torre de Belém.
22:00 - Dinner with unlimited food and drinks.
00:00 - Party in Lisbon
11:00 - Check-out
12:00 - Visit to Palácio da Ajuda.
13:00 - Free time for lunch at Vasco da Gama.
14:30 - Oceanário (optional).
16:30 - Departure to Porto.
20:00 - Arrival to Porto.
Price: 85€ (65€ for UP students)
Note: University of Porto will support us in this trip with the funds of the european union for the Erasmus programme. For that reason, Erasmus students studying in University of Porto will get 20€ discount. To get the discount just show a document that proves you are in Erasmus Studies programme in University of Porto. Other programs like "Erasmus Mundus" or “Erasmus Internship” are not covered by these funds.
Registrations at the ESN Office, starting on Thursday, 16th of February. Limited places available. You can register two friends, if you know their ESNcard numbers and pay their fees at the office. Refunds are available until 1 week before the trip.
See you there!
- Guided tour, entrance in monuments, transportation, dinners, parties and accomodation
- An ESNcard of this section required.