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2015 Tours

CATALONIA’S TREASURES – BARCELONA, TARRAGONA AND THE COSTA BRAVA

CATALONIA’S TREASURES – BARCELONA, TARRAGONA AND THE COSTA BRAVA

Barcelona, Tarragona and rugged Costa Brava demonstrate Catalonia’s unique, diverse and proud culture. Tour highlights are Barcelona’s architectural treasures, Gerona’s lovely medieval quarter, renowned Catalan cuisine, a cooking class with a local chef and visits to premier wineries. You’ll enjoy secluded Costa Brava beaches and a seaside Roman amphitheatre in Tarragona. Come see the great works and places that inspired Picasso, Dali, Miro and Gaudi and the treasure that is Catalonia. (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) Day 1 Friday Arrive in Barcelona. Travel to nearby Tarragona. Afternoon visit to the Roman ruins and old quarters. Overnight in Tarragona. D Day 2 Saturday Visit to a scenic...

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2015 Tours

BASQUE COUNTRY – THE GASTRONOMIC KINGDOM

BASQUE COUNTRY – THE GASTRONOMIC KINGDOM

3 nights Bilbao, 4 nights San Sebastian, 3 nights Biarritz   Cost- $3,832 Starting in Bilbao, Spain and finishing in Biarritz, France this tour showcases Basque Country, a land with a unique culture and language, world class modern architecture, proud traditions in art, music, and dance and some of the finest cuisine anywhere. You’ll work up an appetite exploring medieval walled towns and castles, small fishing villages, and strolling elegant beach promenades. You’ll visit Bilbao’s chic Guggenheim Museum and its medieval quarter, the Casco Viejo, with its narrow streets, tapas bars and shopping. You’ll visit the gastronomic centers of Hondarribia on the coast near the French border and...

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2015 Tours

THE HEART OF SPAIN

THE HEART OF SPAIN

Explore Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia- the “Heart of Spain” and experience the zest for life and the mixture of cultures that makes Spain unique. You’ll enjoy one of the best gastronomic scenes in the world in traditional and innovative restaurants, tapas tours, a cooking class in the guidance of a noted chef, and a tour of a noted winery. On your journey you’ll visit great museums and important places in the history of Spain and learn the background story of the art and architecture integral to cities like Toledo where history comes to life in a stunning setting and Segovia where the Roman aqueduct soars over the main square. You’ll be staying in carefully selected...

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2015 Tours

THE GRANDE TOUR – BARCELONA, MADRID AND SEVILLE

THE GRANDE TOUR – BARCELONA, MADRID AND SEVILLE

Enjoy Spain’s renowned and varied culture in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville as you savor great food and wine and explore local traditions and sights on this small group tour. You’ll start in Barcelona with its architectural treasures, great nightlife and renowned cuisine. Next is Madrid, a shopping and dining paradise with three of the best art museums in the world and grand plazas in walking distance of each other. Last is lovely Seville in Andalucía with its Moorish influence and picturesque districts. You’ll enjoy winery tours, cooking classes, great accommodations and more on the Grand Tour. 3 nights Barcelona, 4 nights Madrid, 3 nights Seville       2016 Dates Coming Soon    Cost...

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2015 Tours

AMAZING ANDALUCIA – SEVILLE, GRANADA AND CORDOBA

AMAZING ANDALUCIA – SEVILLE, GRANADA AND CORDOBA

4 nights Seville, 3 nights Granada, 3 nights Cordoba Cost- $4,024    Come to Andalucía and experience some of Spain’s most dramatic and renowned monuments, diverse landscapes and quintessential traditions. You’ll explore Seville’s Alcazar, the home of Spain’s royalty for seven centuries and pleasantly wander the narrow streets and discover great shops, cafés, guitarists and flamenco shows. In Granada the magical interplay of light, space, water and decoration at the Alhambra dazzles with its backdrop of often snow capped peaks. In Cordoba you’ll visit the Mezquita with its spellbinding arches and where a cathedral was built in the heart of a mosque. You’ll enjoy fabulous sherry at a winery...

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THE SILVER WAY – CACERES, MERIDA, SALAMANCA AND ZAMORA

THE SILVER WAY – CACERES, MERIDA, SALAMANCA AND ZAMORA

Visit Caceres, Merida, Salamanca and Zamora and see the most exemplary traditions, treasures and places of Spanish culture. This CultureConnect tour follows the ancient “Silver Way” or the “Via de la Plata,” an ancient commercial route in western Spain, where you’ll experience flamenco in a private showing, see how bulls are raised and trained for bullfighting, walk among the ancient streets of one of the oldest universities in the world, and slip into Portugal for a boat excursion on the spectacular Duero River. As you travel along this tour there are blends of time and culture from the pre-Roman to the medieval to the modern. Accommodations along the Silver Way are carefully selected to...

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GALICIA AND THE ST. JAMES WAY BY THE SEA

GALICIA AND THE ST. JAMES WAY BY THE SEA

3 nights in Ribera Sacra, 3 nights on Galician coast, 3 nights in Santiago de Compostela, 1 night in Madrid                   Cost- $3,343 This exclusive tour showcases Galicia, a verdant region of Spain on the Atlantic coast renowned for natural beauty, Romanesque architecture, fabulous seafood, excellent wines, and friendly people. You’ll travel back in time as you explore the famous St. James Way by the Sea, the historic route originally taken to bring St. James to Santiago de Compostelo. Along the way you’ll delight in spectacular Spanish nature, art and architecture, and dine on the best seafood in the world. You’ll visit wineries and taste Galician wines grown on the steep cliffs of...

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THE WINE TOUR – LA RIOJA, LA RIBERA AND MADRID

THE WINE TOUR – LA RIOJA, LA RIBERA AND MADRID

The Wine Tour awakens your senses to the courtship between wine, gastronomy and Spain’s rich culture. The tour starts in Madrid with an introduction to a variety of Spanish wines and great tapas in the city’s old quarter. In La Ribera you’ll learn about the cultivation process and enjoy a wine tasting course in a castle. Next is Spain’s renowned La Rioja with its mild, nearly perfect wine growing climate and soils. You’ll dine on some of the best cuisine in the world paired with great wine at La Venta de Moncalviño, a Michelin starred restaurant and the fabulous two star Echauren restaurant in Ezcaray. You’ll savor intimate wine tasting in small bodegas in Laguardia. Along the journey is a...

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SEGOVIA- A VIDEO JOURNEY

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SEGOVIA- A VIDEO JOURNEY
posted on: Aug 29, 2014 | author: Patrick

CÓMO IR DE TAPAS

Como americano os voy a explicar cuáles son las reglas para ir de tapas en España. Lo primero de todo, olvídate de la...

CÓMO IR DE TAPAS
posted on: Jun 1, 2015 | author: Patrick

TRAVEL ADVICE

TRIP INSURANCE Trip insurance coverage is important because things happen before and during travel that can force you...

TRAVEL ADVICE
posted on: Mar 20, 2015 | author: Patrick

BarcelonaGo! A Video by Rob Whitworth

http:// Rob Whitworth’s remarkable video of...

BarcelonaGo! A Video by Rob Whitworth
posted on: Jan 24, 2015 | author: Patrick
CATALONIA’S TREASURES – BARCELONA, TARRAGONA AND THE COSTA BRAVA

CATALONIA’S TREASURES – BARCELONA...

posted on: Jan 7, 2015 | author: Patrick

Barcelona, Tarragona and rugged Costa Brava demonstrate Catalonia’s unique, diverse and proud culture. Tour highlights are Barcelona’s architectural...

BASQUE COUNTRY – THE GASTRONOMIC KINGDOM

BASQUE COUNTRY – THE GASTRONOMIC KINGDO...

posted on: Jan 7, 2015 | author: Patrick

3 nights Bilbao, 4 nights San Sebastian, 3 nights Biarritz   Cost- $3,832 Starting in Bilbao, Spain and finishing in Biarritz, France this tour...

THE HEART OF SPAIN

THE HEART OF SPAIN

posted on: Dec 8, 2014 | author: Patrick

Explore Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia- the “Heart of Spain” and experience the zest for life and the mixture of cultures that makes Spain...

THE GRANDE TOUR – BARCELONA, MADRID AND SEVILLE

THE GRANDE TOUR – BARCELONA, MADRID AND...

posted on: Jan 2, 2015 | author: Patrick

Enjoy Spain’s renowned and varied culture in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville as you savor great food and wine and explore local traditions and sights...

AMAZING ANDALUCIA – SEVILLE, GRANADA AND CORDOBA

AMAZING ANDALUCIA – SEVILLE, GRANADA AN...

posted on: Jan 7, 2015 | author: Patrick

4 nights Seville, 3 nights Granada, 3 nights Cordoba Cost- $4,024    Come to Andalucía and experience some of Spain’s most dramatic and renowned...

GALICIA AND THE ST. JAMES WAY BY THE SEA

GALICIA AND THE ST. JAMES WAY BY THE SEA

posted on: Jan 7, 2015 | author: Patrick

3 nights in Ribera Sacra, 3 nights on Galician coast, 3 nights in Santiago de Compostela, 1 night in Madrid                   Cost- $3,343 This...

THE WINE TOUR – LA RIOJA, LA RIBERA AND MADRID

THE WINE TOUR – LA RIOJA, LA RIBERA AND...

posted on: Jan 7, 2015 | author: Patrick

The Wine Tour awakens your senses to the courtship between wine, gastronomy and Spain’s rich culture. The tour starts in Madrid with an introduction...

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