Marijampoles University of Third Age Seniors' Visit to Portugal

Marijampoles University of Third Age Seniors' Visit to Portugal

Ocotber 2015

‘Trips to foreign country became a nice tradition of the University. Trips – a real-life aroma. They are discovery of world and recognition. You become as if cleaner and more close to the world you live in while travelling. We travel a lot following these words of Socrates.’

Marijampoles University of the Third Age

This time the destination was PORTUGAL!

Seniors from the Lithuanian University spent a week at the Sunny Coast of Portugal enjoying a rich and cultural programme designed to them by Moonluza in cooperation with the Portuguese Association of Universities of Third Age. This study trip gave our guests an opportunity to get to know a bit more about Portugal and its heritage, to share experiences with the fellow colleagues from Portugal, exchange ideas and to start a new sister relationship with the Portuguese Universities.

Day  1: arrival to the Lisbon airport, transport to the Hotel in Estoril, Welcome Desk;

Day 2: visit to the Municipal Museum of Almeirim, visit to the Association of the Third Age Universities of Portugal where the Protocol of Cooperation was signed, lunch with typical gastronomy of Almeirim, visit to House Museum of José Relvas, visit to Quinta Lagoalva with wine-tasting;

Day 3: HD tour Lisbon, visit to the Jerónimos Monastery, Visit at the Third Age University in Lisbon, Yoga at the beach;

Day 4: FD tour: Sunny Coast, Boca do Inferno, Cabo da Roca, Azenhas do Mar, Sintra, lunch in Sintra, visit to Quinta da Regaleira;

Day 5: Thematic walk: discovering Azulejo tiles in Cascais, walk along the sea;

Day 6: FD Tour: Fátima, lunch in Fátima, Santarém

Day 7: Train trip to Lisbon, the city of light, walk in the center;

Day 8: Farewell, transfer to the Lisbon airport.


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‘It has passed a week after returning home, but we are still in the travel mood…Almost every day we are reviewing the pictures and share travel experiences. We reviewed the disk that have gained as a gift – beautiful views and memories…We feel nostalgic. In many places we went, we saw a lot of things, but such a beautiful country like Portugal – have not yet visited. Great country, good climate, smoothing ocean waves, great smiling people, and all the best and sweetest person is Adriana (Moonluza’s Director) who accompanied us throughout the journey. This is not just my opinion – it is what the whole group think. Again and again – sincerely thank you…We hope to meet you again in the future…’

Onute Sakalauskiene, President of The  Marijampoles University of the Third Age