2023 Lakeridge Spain Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2023 Lakeridge Spain Cultural Journey! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: March 24, 2023 - March 30, 2023
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:

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

Cultural Journeys

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.

Program Highlights


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)!!

The Itinerary


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. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
1USA - BarcelonaToday the group will travel from the USA to Madrid, Spain, arriving the following day.
2Barcelona 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.
3Barcelona 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.
4Barcelona 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.
5Barcelona 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.
6Barcelona On our way home, ¡hasta luego!

Accommodations


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. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
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
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

My son had a wonderful experience in Costa Rica, helped to build a preschool classroom, and has created memories that will last a lifetime!

Jodi
Parent of traveler on Costa Rica Service Adventure

Your Adventure Includes

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

Need to Raise Money? We Have You Covered.

Walking Tree Travel is proud to team up with Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative that distributes organic coffee, tea, sugar, bananas, avocados, cocoa, chocolate bars, and more.  There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so the sooner you can start, the better!

Use the promo code FAIRFALL through the end of 2021 and save 10% off wholesale cases prices.

Learn more here.

WTT coffee
Resource center

Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

Learn More

Top