2023 Lake Oswego Middle School Spain Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||June 20, 2023 - June 30, 2023|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.
Program Tuition: $2,990
Pay in Full
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Spain Cultural Journey South
The smell of paella, the rhythmic tapping of flamenco, the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees, the soft waves of the Mediterranean, the world class museums, the Moorish palaces, the medieval villages, and the people who seem to have more lust and passion for life than anywhere else; this is Spain! Whether you’re hiking along the Camino de Santiago, exploring the colorful streets of Barcelona or sketching in front of a piece at the Prado, this gem of a country is sure to leave you wanting more.
Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Visit the most renowned museums in Spain
Learn to make traditional Spanish cuisine during a cooking class
Practice your Spanish language skills with locals
Travel across Andalucia, a region in Southern Spain home to many of the countries greatest cities.
Wander through The Alhambra, a majestic palace and fortress from the 13th century
Attend a flamenco dance performance in Granada
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|June 20||USA - Madrid||Today the group will travel from the USA to Madrid, Spain, arriving the following day.||Airplane|
|June 21||Madrid||We'll arrive in Madrid and settle into the hotel after the long day of travel. Later, we'll hold an orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming trip in details before heading out to explore our neighborhood and have dinner near Plaza Santa Ana.||TOC Hostel Madrid|
|June 22||Madrid - Granada||Today we'll visit the Prado museum, to admire the collections in one of the most impressive art museums in the world. In the afternoon we'll stroll through the Retiro Park, once the king's personal refuge, and ride iconic boats along the lake. Then we'll head to Granada, home of the world famous Alhambra.||Monasterio Basilio|
|June 23||Granada||We'll have a guided tour of Alhambra, one of the most photogenic places on the planet. Afterwards, we'll have some free time to wander through the old quarter and attend a flamenco performance in a cave above town this evening.||Monasterio Basilio|
|June 24||Granada - Ronda||We will start our day by traveling to Ronda, in the heart of Andalucia. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a bike tour around the outskirts of this ancient city to Setenil de las Bodegas, a spectacular pueblo blanco partially built into a cliff-face.|
In the evening we'll have dinner with some local Spanish students where we can take turns speaking in Spanish and English. ¿Que guay, no?
|June 25||Ronda - Sevilla||Morning departure to Sevilla, stopping on the way to hike along Caminito del Rey, a truly unique and breathtaking experience! We'll arrive in the afternoon to Sevilla and have a dinner of delicious tapas.||TOC Hostel Sevilla|
|June 26||Sevilla||This morning we'll explore the city, including the impressive cathedral where Christopher Columbus is buried. After a lunch of tapas we'll go up to the "Setas de Sevilla" to take in the impressive views. In the evening we'll prepare our own authentic Spanish dinner in a cooking class!||TOC Hostel Sevilla|
|June 27||Sevilla - Cordoba||The adventures continue as we make our way to Córdoba, once the capital of the Moorish empire. We'll visit and get to know with our local guide and learn about the unique history as we discover more of this fantastic city.||Albergue Inturjoven|
|June 28||Cordoba - Madrid||After breakfast we'll take a train from Córdoba back to Madrid, passing beautiful countryside scenery. If the group is up for it, we can put our refined Spanish skills to use with a photographic scavenger hunt!||TOC Hostel Madrid|
|June 29||Madrid||For our final day in Madrid, we will visit the water park Warner Beach to refresh and cool off from the Spanish heat! In the afternoon, we will write letters to self and have a final reflection about our time in Spain. We'll have our last traditional Spanish meal tonight to cap off an excellent program!||TOC Hostel Madrid|
|June 30||Madrid - USA||Today we will head to the airport to catch our international flight home. ¡Hasta luego!||Your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
TOC Hotel Madrid
TOC is a spacious and hip hotel located in the heart of Madrid, just minutes away from the metro and major tourist attractions. This is a modern and hi-tech hotel with a friendly staff and a great breakfast! Travelers will have their own beds, distributed between double, triple and quadruple rooms.
Monasterio Basilio is located in the center of Granada and provides an ideal location from which to explore the city. This cozy hotel can accommodate up to four students per room with ensuite bathrooms and the quirky aesthetic that defines this hotel makes for a memorable stay.
Hotel Sevilla, Ronda
Located in the town center of the city of Ronda, Hotel Sevilla offers a variety of room equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, 2 armchairs and a private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. They also have a phone, a wardrobe and heating. This hotel also has a cafeteria and a traditional Andalusian restaurant. The hotel has Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Students will be separated by gender.
Albergue Inturjoven Córdoba
Cordoba Inturjoven Youth Hostel is located in the heart of the historic centre of Cordoba. Only two minutes from the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and within the old Jewish quarter, this youth hostel is ideal for exploring the prime monuments of the city. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
TOC Hostel Sevilla
TOC Hostel Seville is situated in an exclusive modern building at the heart of the city and is surrounded by the main places of tourist interest. This is a modern and hi-tech hotel, includes security technology with fingerprint room access control system, 24/7 Reception, , safes for your personal belongings and other features, such as free Wi-Fi, bar & restaurant, kitchen, main living room, and a playroom. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
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Group Organizer on Morocco Service Adventure
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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