Heritage Landscapes, Museums and Portuguese Culture


Course summary

Portugal has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this country a tourist paradise of the highest quality.

The course aims to empower participants by raising awareness about the importance of safeguarding and promoting distinctive culture, cuisine, arts and sustainable tourism assets. This is essential to balance against the latest globalised food trends that impact our planet, health, local economies and prime the dimensions for the expression of European identity that are expressed on multiple social and biographical identities.

Course objectives


The main goals are:

• To explore the cultural dynamics of each curriculum through experimental and scientific expertise, using the resources that interactive centers have to offer;
• To raise awareness for natural heritage preservation by creating science interpretative centers.
• To develop and teach validation of participants' learning outcomes through methods that are suitable for informal heritage environments;
• Use Museums, nature and urban landscapes as agents of sustainable development and as educational work for the dissemination of heritage, both in formal and informal education areas as a relevant reference point in the case of formal education;
• Use of interactive and participative working methods in order to achieve better teaching practices;
• To develop a European dimension of the teaching-learning process;
• To deepen the knowledge of the European values, policies and educational philosophy through heritage sites and landmarks;
• To provide teachers with an insight into Porto’s culture and heritage;
• To enhance communicative competence in English;
• The final objective is to identify and share good practices that can be implemented at a local level.




Location and Dates


In Porto – Portugal


  • 18.07.2021 to 24.07.2021

  • 19.09.2021 to 25.09.2021

  • 17.07.2022 to 23.07.2022

  • 18.09.2022 to 24.09.2022

  • 16.07.2023 to 22.07.2023

  • 17.09.2023 to 23.09.2023




Course Duration and Costs


All costs of our courses can be supported with a grant under KA1 of the Erasmus+ programme.

Learning Together charges for a 7 days course 640,00 euros per participant (A+B)

A - Course fee and Duration: for our 7days course the price fee is 490 euro for tuition and materials (7 day course x 70,00 Euros per day ) . This is covered with the course fee that you get with your KA1 grant: 70 euro per day.

B - Organizational Support: Payment of 150 EUR per participant (total amount).

Each educational organization also receives 350 Euros per participant for organizational support.  Learning Together will only charge you 150 Euros for administration and organization costs (Local organization, pedagogic support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). This fee also includes the social program below.

Social Program

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guide visit to the city of Porto;

  • Visit to” Ribeira” and Boat Trip;

  • Visit to Port Wine Cellars.


To be paid by yourself from the KA1 grant


  • Your grant covers travel costs. The amount is calculated based on the distance that you need to travel from your home place to the course.


  • Your accommodation and meals will be assured through "Individual Support".                                                              The amount that you receive to cover the costs of your stay depends on the country that you choose. The range for Portugal is between 60-120 Euros per day and participant. This amount covers your stay at hotel and your meals. Learning Together doesn´t book your stay at the hotel, but we can give you tips and advice for your booking. Plenty of restaurants are available on the city for your daily meals. This option allows you to explore more freely our city, hotels, restaurants and course travels.