2023 Lakeridge Spain Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||March 24, 2023 - March 30, 2023|
Spain Cultural Journey North
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! You will access all of this and more as you improve your Spanish language skills and escape the tourist path. We have carefully developed programs that include spending days hiking along the epic Camino de Santiago, learning to make olive oil at an old-world grove, enjoying tapas, exploring the colorful streets of Barcelona, and sketching our own versions of Dalí.
The above is a general description of activities on our programs in Spain. Please consult your itinerary for exactly what you all will be doing on your adventure.
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!
Explore Santiago de Compostela!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Visit the most renowned museums in Spain
Enjoy delicious Spanish pinxos (snacks)!!
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.
|1||USA - Barcelona||Today the group will travel from the USA to Madrid, Spain, arriving the following day.|
|2||Barcelona||We'll arrive in Barcelona and settle into the hotel after the long day of travel. Later in the afternoon, we will check out Barcelona and visit the world-famous Sagrada Familia with our guide where will take us for an amazing tour of the interior of this architectural masterpiece. Aferworks we will hold an orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming trip in details before heading out to explore our neighborhood before having our first meal of Spanish tapas together.|
|3||Barcelona||Today after an amazing breakfast we will visit Parc Güell, a public space designed by Gaudí that overlooks the city. Then, we will get into the Spanish culture to shake our legs and take Flamenco clases.|
|4||Barcelona||This morning we'll take a short hike up to Montjuic, a large hill with amazing views of the city, and if it's nice out, enjoy a picnic. Then we will walk back but not before visiting Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter), where we will meet out local guide that will show us the historic centre of the old city of Barcelona.|
|5||Barcelona||After breakfast we'll visit Barcelona for the last time, we could visit either Casa Batló nor Milá (La Pedrera) then we'll have a final afternoon to do some last minute souvenir shopping on Las Ramblas, visit La Boquería, Barcelona's famous food market before a celebratory final dinner ahead of our flight home the following morning.|
|6||Barcelona||On our way home, ¡hasta luego!|
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.
St. Jordi Gracia
The Gracia Hostel is a boutique hostel walking distance from local restaurants, parks and museums. This hostel has free wifi, guest computers, air conditioning and a communal kitchen. 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
I have been on two trips with Walking Tree and both trips have been two of the most amazing experiences of my life.
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Your Adventure Includes
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on the itinerary.
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