2024 Lake Oswego Middle School Spain Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||June 20, 2024 - 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.
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 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 - Madrid||Today the group will travel from the USA to Madrid, Spain, arriving the following day.||Airplane|
|2||Madrid||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.||Hotel Sterling or similar|
|3||Madrid||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 enjoy churros con chocolate along the old winding streets. 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?||Hotel Sterling or similar|
|4||Madrid - Galicia||This morning we'll take a train to the north of Spain to Galicia, known for its beaches, its gastronomy and Santiago de Compostela, as an historical heritage. We will visit this city and know where millions of people congregate each year. Then we will take our skills to a magnifical Galician dance class||Hotel Sanxenxo or similar|
|5||Galicia||Today we will explore the Galician bay by boat. Then we will visit one of the most beautiful seaside towns called Combarro and get dinner there||Hotel Sanxenxo or similar|
|6||Galicia - Asturias||After breakfast, we will leave Galicia, to get further in the north of Spain towards Asturias, to the town Cangas de Onís we will be able to visit a beautifull roman bridge||Hotel Asturias or similar|
|7||Asturias||This day we will go up in the mountains to visit Covadonga, the history says that Spain as a country started here over a thousand year a go. We will visit the park and its lakes that belongs to the National Park Picos de Europa||Hotel Asturias or similar|
|8||Asturias - Santander||Today we will go for a canoe activity in the Sella River, then we will visit Llanes, then visit the San Pedro route over a the cliff||Hotel Santander or similar|
|9||Santander||After breakfast we will do a hike "Buciero Route", at the afternoon we will take a boat to Santoña marsh. At the afternoon we will have free time at Santander||Hotel Santander or similar|
|10||Bilbao - Madrid||After breakfast we will take the bus to Bilbao and spend the day exploring one of the most charming cities in all of northern Spain and the capital of the Basque Country, after lunch we will take a train to back towards Madrid. If the group is up for it, we can put our refined Spanish skills to use with a photographic scavenger hunt!||Hotel Sterling or similar|
|11||Madrid - USA||International flight departure to the US||Your own bed eventually!|
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I was comfortable that the trip my daughter was on was safe, educational, interesting and fun. She made life long friends with her host sister. An exceptional life learning experience.
Parent of Alicia, Traveler on 2018 Program to Chile
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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