Heritage Landscapes, Museums and Portuguese Culture

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

7-day Course

Erasmus+ KA1

Portugal has one of 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, quality cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this country a tourist paradise of the highest quality.

Portugal’s distinctive culture and history are the result of historical occurrences and the worldview of a people who, as they learnt from the rest of the world, fitted this new knowledge to their way of life and their territory.

Cities, monuments, and landscapes, all of which in their own unique ways recount a portion of world history, will reveal what characteristics define the Portuguese character. They were designated as World Heritage as a result.

In 25 cases, spanning historic centres, archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, natural parks, and intangible assets, UNESCO has already bestowed the title of World Heritage Site. These Portuguese contributions to world history are not to be missed and the ideal justification for exploring the entire nation, from north to south.

Objectives: This 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 the European identity that is expressed on multiple social and biographical identities.

It also intends to use Museums, nature and urban landscapes as agents of sustainable development and as educational work for heritage dissemination, both in formal and informal education areas as a relevant reference point in the case of formal education.

Upcoming Dates

Douro's landscape on Autumn showing its heritage

Course Duration and Costs

All costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

This is a 7-Day course – of which Learning Together charges 660 euros per participant (A+B).

For a 7-day course, the course fee is 560 EUR per participant, for tuition and materials (7-day course x 80,00 EUR per day). This can be covered with the course fee that you receive with your KA1 grant: 80 EUR / day / person.


The course fee for our courses has been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027). Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.

Payment of 100 EUR per participant (total amount).

This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.


In the previous Erasmus+ programme, each educational organisation also received 350 EUR per participant for organisational support. Learning Together only charged 150 EUR for administration and organisation costs (local organisation and logistics, pedagogical support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). With the new programme, the organisational support fees are now a standard 100 EUR per person – however, they can vary according project type (job-sadowing, long-term,…). 

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guided visit to the city of Porto;
  • Hop On & Hop Off Bus Tour;
  • Visit to” Ribeira” and 6 Bridges River Cruise;
  • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.

Last Course Gallery

Course Objetives

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the cultural dynamics of each curriculum through experimental and scientific expertise, using the resources that interactive centers have to offer;
  • Raise awareness for natural heritage preservation by creating science interpretative centers;
  • Develop participants’ learning validation through methods that are suitable for informal heritage environments;
  • Use interactive and participative working methods in order to achieve better teaching practices;
  • Develop a European dimension of the teaching-learning process;
  • Deepen European values, policies and educational philosophy through heritage sites and landmarks;
  • Provide teachers with an insight into Porto’s culture and heritage;
  • Enhance communicative competence in English;
  • Improve social skills;
  • Promote intercultural awareness;
  • Identify and share good practices that can be implemented at a local level.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Museums, typology, characteristics
  • Cultural landscapes, natural and urban landscapes
  • Educational programmes in museums and cultural landscapes
  • Douro Valley/Prehistoric Rock Art of the Côa Valley, Porto, Guimarães & Braga cultural heritage
  • Organising and planning field trips – Video  
A visit to Scientific Museums: 
  • Botanic garden (University of Porto)
  • Urban Landscape – Parque da cidade 
A visit to Cultural Landscapes:
  • S. Bento´s train station & Tram
  • Lello bookstore
  • Students‘ wear and songs (Tunas)
  • Porto´s tiles
  • City tour
  • Douro river, Porto´s seaside
  • River cruise
  • Port Wine Cellars – looking to Portuguese history
  • Trip to Braga and Guimarães (World Heritage Places) or to Aveiro (Portuguese Venice) 
  • Portuguese gastronomy
  • Group work: presentation
  • Discussion and evaluation of the course
  • Learning validation
  • Certification Ceremony
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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