Portuguese American Journal

Travel: The 2013 “Portugal no Coração” edition is open to seniors – Portugal

The Portuguese Government, through the Department of the Portuguese Communities, is sponsoring the 2013 edition of the “Portugal no Coração” program  dedicated to seniors of Portuguese descent.

The goal of the program is to offer the opportunity to visit mainland Portugal for a week, to 15 Portuguese citizens, 65 years old or older, living in the United States, who have not visited Portugal for the last 20 years due to financial hardship.

Established in 1996, the 2013 edition will take place from October 21 to October 30. The application deadline is September 12, 2013.

The program will offer a paid roundtrip to mainland Portugal with room and board included for the duration of the trip. Participants will be offered group sightseeing tours and are allowed to extend their stay in Portugal with family if they wish.

For further information contact the Portuguese Consulate in your area here.