TRAVEL TOURS

The Best of Portugal: From the Age of Discovery to Today

Sat, Nov 1 2025, 12pm

Location
Portugal
 

An Exclusive Learning Adventure for AROHE Members

Saturday, November 1, 2025 to Monday, November 10, 2025

UMRA is a member of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE). AROHE formed a Travel Institute and this year partnered with Road Scholar to offer an opportunity to travel together on educational tours. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to meet other retirees with similar interests and a great way to make new friends.

In a land known for its explorers, make your own discoveries in Portugal on this journey to medieval monasteries, fertile vineyards and cities that are equal parts history and modern energy. This program combines field trips led by local experts with some time for independent exploration.

Program Highlights:

  • Examine architectural treasures of the Age of Discovery in Lisbon and enjoy a lively evening of music at a Fado house.
  • Set off on a trip to one of the world’s oldest universities, the University of Coimbra, founded in 1290.
  • Taste and learn about port wine at the vineyards of the Alto Douro Wine Region. 

Program Only Prices:

  • Double Occupancy: $2,799
  • Single Occupancy: $3,419

Activity Level: Keep the Pace—Walking up to 2-3 miles per day, many cobblestones, steep slopes and uneven terrain, stairs without railings.

See the PDF for more details.

To reserve a spot, please contact Cheri Hamilton at [email protected].

Space is limited to 18 to 24 participants
Deadline to express an interest is March 16, 2025.



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