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From the big city excitement of Lisbon to the small-town charm of Lagos, you will have a blast exploring Portugal on this trip for high schoolers. You and your fellow travelers will enjoy thrilling canyoning, kayaking, and surfing! Led by amazing leaders, since this is a summer program for a smaller travel group, it allows you to occasionally go off the beaten path to explore charming towns and discover local treasures. This travel program is designed to help create a lifetime of curiosity, exploration, and connection with others.
This program is the last 12 days of our longer 28-day Spain & Portugal program.
Experience new cultures and thrilling activities in a smaller, tight-knit travel group.
Includes breakfast and dinner daily.
Includes all recreation & activities listed.
Deluxe, private motor coach and occasional public transportation within cities.
Up to 26 participants
Situated in Porto’s Ribeira district, Carris Hoteles Porto Ribeira is situated in a refurbished, historic building overlooking the Douro River. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and modern décor.
Lagos (Algarve), Portugal
With its ideal location in the very center of Lagos, the Tivoli Lagos 4 star hotel in the Algarve is a real reflection of local culture, from the decoration by Maria José Salavisa to the white and blue walkways which connect the rooms, patios, and restaurants.
Hotel Exe Liberdade prides itself on valuing the essence of Portuguese hospitality. Ideally located near Marqués de Pombal Square, and the Avenida da Liberdade, a long and bustling avenue that invites you to stroll down enjoying the lively atmosphere.
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.
What if I need to contact my teen during the program?
Participants may bring their cell phones so parents may call and message their kids directly. You may also contact our Communication Centers which serve as the official link between programs on the road and parents. We are staffed every day during the summer and have somebody on call for after hours emergencies ready to assist you 24/7.
What is the difference between an Active Teen Tour and a Global Adventure program?
Our Active Teen Tours offer larger group sizes (generally 35-48 participants) and travel in deluxe motor coaches. Accommodations include quality hotels and fun college residences.
Global Adventures are smaller group experiences (generally up to 26 participants). Groups travel by private motor coaches and occasional public transportation internationally, and use passenger vans in the USA. While these programs have a slightly bigger focus on adventure travel, we stay in quality hotels and lodges, always ensuring a good night’s rest.