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Sampling of Spain Sep/Oct 2020

Sampling of Spain Sep/Oct 2020

$3875 per person
17 days 16 nights | Group size: 8 - 12

While our hearts forever belong to Latin America, one cannot deny their roots …so it’s time we finally head to Spain! Not only will we have the opportunity to dissect Spain’s past and present and relate it back to the many countries we visit in Latin America, but we will also enjoy art, music, dance, culture, food and spirits, as well as appreciate Spain’s impressive architecture and gorgeous countrysides.

Our trip to Spain will include time in Barcelona, Granada, Málaga, Sevilla and Madrid and includes a diverse schedule of activities with a little something for everyone. Be it guided city tours to learn about history and architecture, cooking classes and farm visits to learn about agriculture and gastronomy, a day at the beach or a hike in the mountains our Spain trip will not disappoint!

We’ve carefully curated an itinerary that gives you a deeper look into Spain’s history while also immersing you in modern everyday life in various Spanish cities. Our historical tours will dive deep into the Arab influence left over from the hundreds of years they occupied the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492. as reflected in the architecture, language, food, music and dance in Andalusia. These steps back into the past will be juxtaposed by street art tours, sail boat rides with young Spanish entrepreneurs, bicycle tours, and nights out enjoying tapa and live music!

We invite you to explore Spain with us this September and October of our first ever trip offered outside of Latin America!

Cost & Packages

Services

Included

All transportation within Spain including domestic flights, private shuttles, boats, etc.

All lodging in La Antigua and Lake Atitlán

Entrance fees, tickets and local guide fees for all activities included in the itinerary

16 breakfasts, 21 additional meals

24/7 access to bilingual (native English speaking) Heart of Travel guides.

Assistance searching and booking international flight

Spanish language immersion opportunities for those interested.

Not Included

International airfare to and from Guatemala City

Meals not indicated on the itinerary

Additional tours/activities done individually during free time (we can assist in coordinating these for you)

Tips to local guides

Dates

Tuesday, September 22nd – Saturday, Octubre 8th, 2020

Please ask for special family pricing if you are traveling in a group of 3 or more and would like a triple or family room as we may be able to accommodate this request for you to keep the trip more cost effective!

Itinerary subject to small changes at the discretion of The Heart of Travel guides in order to provide you with the safest, and most comfortable and enjoyable travel experience possible.

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Tour Plan

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DAY ONE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd: D included

Arrival in Barcelona: Participants will be flying in from a variety of different places therefore travelers are welcome to choose the flight path that best suits their travel preferences and needs. That being said, we encourage participants to book flights that arrive to Barcelona early enough that they have time to get settled before the welcome dinner that evening. If you need assistance booking your international airfare please let us know!

Upon arriving at the airport one of the Program Directors, Chelsea or Ana, will be waiting to escort you to our charming boutique hotel via private shuttle. You’ll then be checked into your hotel and be given a brief orientation of the city. If you need any assistance going to the bank, store, pharmacy, etc. Chelsea or Ana will be more than happy to accompany you. In the event you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day just let us know so we can accommodate your requests.

6:00 pm: Welcome dinner (included)

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DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd: B, L & D included

9:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

10:00 am: Walking tour of the Gothic Quarter

1:00 pm: Lunch (included)

3:00 - 6:00 pm: Afternoon siesta or time for independent exploration

6:00: - 8:00 pm: Tour of the Boqueria, a large public market in the Ciudad Vieja district of Barcelona, where we will learn more about Spain’s diverse and delicious cuisine.

8:30 pm: Dinner & Live Music (included)

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DAY THREE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th: B, & L included

9:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

10:00 am: Visit to La Sagrada Familia. La Sagrada Familia is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, and perhaps one of Spain’s most iconic buildings.

2:00 pm: Lunch (included)

4:00 pm: Street Art Tour to appreciate Barcelona’s bustling street art scene!

6:00 - 8:30 pm: Afternoon siesta or time for independent exploration

8:30 pm: Optional group dinner

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DAY FOUR: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th: B & L included

8:30 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

10:00 am: Day Trip to Montserrat for hiking & wine tasting at a family run vineyard. We will also enjoy a delicious lunch (included) at the farm!

Upon arriving back to Barcelona you’ll have the evening free to explore as you’d like!

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DAY FIVE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th: B & D included

9:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Beach Day! We will head to Barceloneta for a laid back day on the beach or for those looking for a little more adventure we are happy to help set up some water activities!

7:00 pm: Cooking Class & Dinner (included)

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DAY SIX: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th: B, L & D included

8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

9:00 am: Visit to Parque Guell. Parque Guell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. The park was built from 1900 to 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Lunch (included)

Flight to Granada: After lunch, we will head to the airport and hop on a short flight to Granada. Upon arriving in Granada we will check into our hotel and get settled in before dinner!

8:00 pm: Dinner (included)

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DAY SEVEN: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th: B & D included

8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Stroll through the Albaicín neighborhood and a visit to the Alcaiceria marketing to shop for Moroccan goods.

1:00 pm: Light lunch (not included) and a stop at Heladería Los Italianos for the best gelato of your life!

3:00 - 7:00 pm: Afternoon siesta or time for independent exploration

8:00 pm: Dinner (included) and Flamenco Show in the Gypsy Caves of Sacromonte!

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DAY EIGHT: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th: B & L included

9:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Guided tour of La Alhambra

2:00 pm: Lunch (included)

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Arab Sweet Treats & Tea! We will enjoy a class with our local host as we learn how to make traditional Arab desserts and enjoy fresh teas!

Free evening to explore as you’d like!

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DAY NINE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th: B, L & D included

8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included) and time to pack!

10:00 am: We will check out of our hotel and hit the road to make the short drive to Málaga. Once in Málaga we will visit an olive farmer to learn about olive oil production in Spain and enjoy tapas and wine (included) at the family farm.

3:00 pm: After we’ve settled into our hotel for the evening we will meet up with our local guide and take the metro outside of town for a sunset hike, giving us beautiful views of the city, mountains and the sea. Additionally, if the weather permits we will even be able to see the continent of Africa!

8:00 pm: Group dinner (included)

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DAY TEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st: B & L included

8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included) and time to pack!

9:00 am: Today we will get outside of town and visit some of the smaller villages in the area known as the “white villages” such as Ronda, Mijas, and Antequera, as we immerse ourselves in life in Andalusia.

6:00 pm: Upon returning to Málaga you’ll have the evening free to explore as you’d like!

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DAY ELEVEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd: B, L & D included

8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

Today we will have a relaxed day with time to hang out at the beach or enjoy independent exploration. For those who are up for it, we can also get out on the open water on a sailboat with our friends Diego, Carlos, and Fernando. They will teach us some sailing basics before we can relax and enjoy the views and an onboard picnic lunch (included)!

8:30 pm: Group Dinner (included)

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DAY TWELVE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd: B, L & D included

9:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included)

10:00 am: Drive from Málaga to Sevilla with a stop in Córdoba for a tour and lunch (included). While in Córdoba we will enjoy a tour with a local guide via bike (or foot if you’re not up for riding) to visit the Roman Temple, Plaza de la Corredera, Plaza del Potro, the Roman Bridge, Torre de Calahorra, the Jewish Quarter and the Royal Stables.

6:00 pm: We will arrive in Sevilla after spending the day in Córdoba and you’ll have time to relax and get settled in before our group dinner.

8:30 pm: Group Dinner (included)

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DAY THIRTEEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th: B included

8:00 am: Breakfast at hotel (included)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Private Walking Tour of the Historical Center of Sevilla

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Lunch (not included)

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Visit the Real Alcazar, a royal palace built for the Christian king, Peter of Castile. It was built by Castilian Christians on the site of an Abbadid Muslim residential fortress destroyed after the Christian conquest of Seville

Free evening to relax and explore independently.

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DAY FOURTEEN: Monday, October 5th: B & D included

8:00 am: Breakfast at hotel (included)

10:00 am: Trip to a traditional thermal bathhouse (optional, not included) or a free day in Sevilla. A hammam (Arabic script, حمام), also known as a Turkish bath, is a form of steam-bath which includes cleaning of the body, mind and enjoying an excellent state of relaxation. This a great way to relax towards the end of our trip!

7:30 pm Dinner and Flamenco Show at the Museo del Baile Flamenco!

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DAY FIFTEEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6th: B, L & D included

8:30 am: Breakfast at hotel (included)

9:30 am: We will head to the train station in order to catch our train to Madrid! Upon arriving we will drop our bags at the hotel and walk to our first activity!

1:00 pm: Iberian Ham & Wine Tasting Class (included)

5:00 pm: Visit the Reina Sofia Museum to see Picasso’s Famous Guernica

8:00 pm: Group dinner! (included)

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DAY SIXTEEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7th: B & D included

8:00 am: Breakfast at hotel (included)

9:00 am: Private walking tour of Madrid with local guide!

1:00 pm: Lunch (not included)

3:30 pm: Visit El Prado Museum

6:30 pm: Stop at Chocolatería San Ginés for churros and hot chocolate (included)

8: 30 pm: Farewell dinner (included)

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DAY SEVENTEEN: Thursday, October 8th: B included
8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel (included) After you enjoy your breakfast we’ll head to the airport to catch our outbound flights! 

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