Once a leading colonial power, Portugal is still blessed with the legacy of it's Golden Age, the medieval cities of Lisbon and Porto attest to that with a huge variety of historic attractions such as the Alfama district and the Castelo de São Jorge, a Moorish Castle nestled in the heart of the capital.
Just a short flight from the UK, Portugal is a great place to visit all year round due to its warm climate and very welcoming locals. Ideal for Geography school trips, students can gain a great understanding of natural geography with a school trip to the incredible volcanic islands of the Azores, as well as learning more about the effects and importance of tourism on these Portuguese cities.
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Azores School Trip
Created by the collision of the European, American and African tectonic plates and seemingly alone in the middle of the ocean, the Azores are some of the most naturally beautiful islands in the world. There are nine major Azores Islands in which 3 are classified as 'biospheres' by UNESCO which gives you some idea as to their unspoilt beauty and unique ecosystem.
This school trip would be centred on the main island of Sao Miguel. A relatively small island only 60km long and just under 16km at its widest, this does not mean to say there is not a wealth of incredible things to see and do. You will have the chance to see humpback whales enjoying their natural environment, hike to a crystal clear lake in a volcanic crater or visit the Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens and see the attempts to maintain and protect the islands’ indigenous plants.
Away from the natural beauty of the Azores, the city of Ponta Delgada is a great place for students to explore and get to grips with the culture of Portugal. Churches, town halls, parks, shops and much more are all available to visit, giving your students a great taste gain of authentic Portuguese living.
The Azores really is a hidden gem of Europe, and we are sure that teachers and students alike will fall in love with the natural beauty and Portuguese culture during a school trip to the Azores. Book today!
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A Focus on Geography
Visiting these unique islands is ideal for geography students looking to broaden their knowledge of ecosystems, volcanoes, rock formations, global warming and more. While exploring the Azore islands, it's worth noting that you will be surrounded by some of the tallest (not highest) mountains in the world - although the peaks are not that high above sea level, they are very tall from their underwater bases to their peaks.
The volcanic structures mean bubbling hot springs and lava tubes are a great attraction for students when visiting the Azores. Away from the volcanoes and rock formations, students can gain a better understanding of human geography, sustainability and the importance of tourism to the towns and villages in Portugal.
Portugal School Trip Highlights
Our school trips to Portugal are packed full of fantastic excursion options which gives your students the opportunity to visit some of the most impressive locations in the world, as well as opportunities to experience once in a lifetime moments:
- See Humpback whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, a once in a lifetime opportunity for students and teachers alike!
- Take part in a guided tour of europe's only tea plantations, learning all about the process of growing and exporting tea.
- Enjoy a tour of Sete Cidades, which is classified as one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal. Stop off at the Sete Cidades lakes which is set within an enormous volcanic crater, great for Geography students!
- Explore the largest town on the islands, Ponta Delgada and visit the spot where the Portuguese first landed on the island, great for history students!
- Visit the medieval cities of Lisbon and Porto, perfect for history and geography students.
What You Can Expect From Us
We understand that a school trip should be the perfect mix of education, immersion and fun! Our Azores school trip can offer all of the above, and our team will work with you throughout the whole process to ensure your trip meets all the curriculum and requirements you need. Whether you want to focus on Geography, Science or any other subject, you can be sure that your students will return home with a great amount of knowledge as well as fantastic memories to cherish!
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