2024 Cherry Creek Spain Cultural Journey
March 23, 2024 -
April 1, 2024
Dates are tentative until flights are secured
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.
Program Tuition: $3,390
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! 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 below 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!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Visit the most renowned museums in Spain
Enjoy the art, food and vivacious spirit that make Barcelona famous!
Practice your Spanish language skills with locals
Travel across Andalucia, a region in Southern Spain home to many of the countries greatest cities.
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.
|March 23||Denver - Barcelona||International flight from the USA to Barcelona, Spain.||Airplane|
|March 24||Barcelona||After we are settled in and have a short orientation meeting, we'll do a bit of exploring in the city and take in the sights on Las Ramblas before enjoying our first meal together.||Barcelona Hotel
|March 25||Barcelona - Figueres||Dalí Day! After breakfast we'll spend the morning exploring the surreal Dalí Theater-Museum, which is not only about the artist, but was actually created and designed by him. After lunch, we'll head back to Barcelona to stroll along the coast, take in the sites on the Barceloneta, and if it's nice, even go for a swim before dinner.||Barcelona Hotel|
|March 26||Barcelona||Gaudí Day! This morning, we will visit the world-famous Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, and then explore Parc Güell, a park designed by Gaudí that overlooks the city. In the afternoon, we'll wander around the famous Gothic Quarter of Barcelona which is composed of narrow medieval streets that date back more than 2,000 years before enjoying our last dinner in Barcelona.||Barcelona Hotel|
|March 27||Barcelona - Madrid||This morning, we're off to Madrid! After we get settled in the hotel, we will tour the historic center and enjoy lunch in one of Madrid's many food markets or restaurants. From there, we will walk to the Royal Palace to see the grounds, the statues of old Visigoth kings and tour the palace. Then we will walk through Plaza España to the Templo de Debod and enjoy the sunset together before dinner!||Madrid Hotel|
|March 28||Madrid||Today we begin with Spain's most renowed musuem: El Prado. Get lost in the works of masters including Velasquez, Goya, Rafael and more. In the afternoon we'll stroll through the Retiro Park, once the king's personal refuge, and enjoy churros con chocolate along the old winding streets. Later we'll have dinner in a recently renovated traditional food market.||Madrid Hotel|
|March 29||Granada||Early morning travel to Granada by high-speed rail. Upon arrival we'll have a guided tour of Alhambra during the day, one of the most photogenic places on the planet. Afterwards, we'll have some free time to wander through the old quarter of the city, visit a traditional Moroccan tea house, and end the day with a flamenco performance in a cave above town this evening.||Granada Hotel|
|March 30||Granada - Ronda||Bus to Ronda, in the heart of Andalucia, and visit the precipitous ravine before enjoying 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?||Ronda Hotel|
|March 31||Ronda - Madrid||Morning return to Madrid, stopping on the way at an olive farm where some of the finest organic olive oil in the world is produced. We'll arrive in the afternoon to Madrid, we'll have a celebratory dinner ahead of our flight home the following morning.||Madrid Hotel|
|April 1||Madrid - Denver||Fly home||Your own bed!|
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.
Hotel HTOP BCN City
The accommodations at Hotel BCN City are ideal for group travel when exploring the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. With private rooms, modern amenities, a clean environment and friendly staff, this bed and breakfast is also conveniently located near the Sagrada Familia and other areas of interest, so we are never too far from the action! When in need of rest after a full day exploring our surroundings, the Hotel BCN City is the perfect place to recharge before the next adventure.
TOC Hostel 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! Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Travelers will have rooms and bathrooms which are exclusive to our group.
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.
Enfrente Arte is a unique hotel in the heart of Ronda, Spain. Each room has its own character, and is themed differently. All rooms include an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and central heating. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
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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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