2024 Regis Jesuit Spain Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Regis Jesuit Spain Cultural Journey!  To learn more,  you have two webpages at your disposal. The Pre-Enrollment page shares exciting highlights and important info that you will want to know before signing up. Once enrolled, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for an unforgettable trip!! 
Travel Dates: June 11, 2024 - June 24, 2024
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Program Tuition: $3,990 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,598

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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

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!

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!

Learn to make traditional Spanish cuisine during a cooking class

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
June 11Denver - MadridToday the group will travel from USA to Madrid, Spain.Airplane
June 12MadridAfter arriving to Madrid and settling into our rooms, we'll do a bit of exploring and get our first glimpse of Plaza Mayor, where we'll have dinner. Afterwards, we'll hold an orientation meeting to discuss the details of the days ahead.Sterling Hotel
June 13Madrid Today we explore with our friendly local guide! Prado Museum, which boasts one of the most renowned collections of art in the world. We will marvel at several Spanish masterpieces, including another version of the Gioconda (Mona Lisa), also known as “La Gioconda del Prado.” In the afternoon we will visit Parque del Retiro, once the king's private hunting grounds, before enjoying dinner in the neighborhood.Sterling Hotel
June 14MadridAfter a Spanish breakfast, First, we will first have a panoramic tour of the city by bus. Then, we will explore visit the Royal Palace and then the Almudena Cathedral, the Roman Catholic cathedral in the heart of the city which also happens to be the largest crypt in Spain. After lunch, we will visit Reina Sofia Museum which showcases Spanish contemporary and modern art, including the famous painting La Guernica by Pablo Picasso. In the evening we will have time to continue exploring the city on our way to dinner at a local restaurant.Sterling Hotel
June 15Madrid - SegoviaThis morning we depart Madrid and make the short trip to Segovia, stopping on the way to see the Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, an early 18th-century Royal residence of King Philip V, the first Bourbon king to rule Spain. In the afternoon we explore Segovia city and its emblematic Aqueduct, one of the most characteristic works that the Romans have left us and which has a total of 166 granite stone arches. We will continue to the Cathedral, presiding over the city from above. We end the day by walking next to the Alcázar, an impressive fortress at the confluence of the Eresma and Clamores rivers, which sits on a rocky outcropping shaped like a bow. We will have dinner near the hotel tonight.Corregidor Hotel
June 16Segovia - ManresaToday is our longest drive of the trip as we travel ~six hours to Manresa, an idyllic small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. Upon arrival we'll check into our hotel before venturing out to do some exploring.
Urbi Apartments Manresa
June 17Manresa - Monserrat - BarcelonaThis morning it's on to Moserrat, a settlement nestled in dramatic mountains that is more than 1000 years old! We'll visit an abbey of the same name which has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. We'll hike around the area to better appreciate the spectacular views; It's truly a remarkable visit! In the afternoon, we drive on to Barcelona, another one fo the world's great cities. Campanile Barcelona Cornella
June 18BarcelonaToday we encounter the Sagrada Familia, a basilica without equal and one of the most unique works of architecture known to man. Designed by Gaudi, this 19th-century church, which is still under construction, is an architectural marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll visit with a local guide to make the most of our time. After lunch, we'll take in the sights, sounds, and human statues of Las Ramblas before having dinner at La Boquería, Barcelona's famous food market.Campanile Barcelona Cornella
June 19Barcelona - Lloret de MarAfter breakfast, we head to Parque Güell, named after Eusebi Güell, a wealthy entrepreneur and aristocrat who had a great passion for Gaudi’s work and became his patron. In the afternoon, we travel up the coast to Lloret to Mar for some of the most beautiful beaches you've seen! After checking into our hotel, we will head to a local beach to soak up the sun and good vibes!Marsol Hotel
June 20Lloret de Mar - Figueres This morning it's on to Figueres, Salvador Dali's hometown. Upon arrival we will visit Sant Ferran Castle. This large military fortress was built in the eighteenth century and is the largest monument in Catalonia. After a delicious lunch we'll visit Dali Museum, designed by the man himself. This museum is described as “the world's largest Surrealist object”, and showcases all aspects of its subject's eccentric and brilliant art. It includes some of the painter’s greatest masterpieces and spans the entirety of his career. Then we continue our journey to the city of Girona, a lovely city on the banks of the River Onyar where we will stay for 3 nights.Best Western Premier CMC Girona
June 21Figueres - GironaToday we continue exploring Girona with our local guide. We will get to see Passeig Arqueològic and the Passeig de la Muralla which overlook the city and provide one of the best views of Girona. After lunch, we will break up into smaller groups and continue exploring. We'll take time tonight to reflect on the synergy between art, religion and history as the program nears its end.Best Western Premier CMC Girona
June 22GironaAfter breakfast we will visit some picturesque towns that surround Girona. First we will stop at Besalu, an old town that retains its unique medieval charm. Students will walk through the city center which has stood for centuries. We will also wander the Jewish Quarter and make time for visits to the Church of San Vicente de Besalú.Best Western Premier CMC Girona
June 23Girona - MadridAfter breakfast, we will pack up bags and take a train back to Madrid where we will spend our last night in the country. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel. In the afternoon, we will spend our last few hours doing some last minute shopping and strolling around the city to check some other interesting neighborhoods. We end our day with a celebratory final dinner before heading back to our hotel to prepare for out international departure tomorrow. Sterling Hotel
June 24Madrid - DenverHasta luego! Today we will head to the airport to take our flight back to the US.Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Hotel Sterling

Conveniently located just off Gran Via and 200 m from Santo Domingo Metro station, this hotel offers simple accommodation in central Madrid. Both Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace are just 10 minutes’ walk away. All spacious rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning, TV, safe and work desk. A daily breakfast is available, and gluten-free products are available on request. Free Wi-Fi keeps guests feeling connected at all times. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.

 

Hotel Corregidor Segovia

Located within just a few minutes walk of the city center, Hotel Corregidor is the perfect location for our group in Segovia. There is free, fast WiFi throughout the property and air conditioning in all rooms.

Urbi Apartments Manresa

Located in a fully restored 18th Century building in the historic center of Manresa, Urbi Apartments will be the prefect retreat for our group after exploring the city. The building has won the Biennial Architecture Award for Best Restoration in the Historic Center of Manresa City. There is fast WiFi throughout the property, air conditioning and small kitchenettes in each room.

Campanile Barcelona Cornella

Campanile Barcelona South is set outside central Barcelona, in Cornellà, just 10 minutes’ drive from El Prat Airport. Each of the Campanile’s rooms is brightly decorated and features contemporary design. All rooms are air conditioned and have tea and coffee making facilities. There is also free WiFi available throughout the property.

Marsol Hotel

Just 50 meters from the beach, next to the Town Hall, Hotel Marsol is a 4 * Hotel on the seafront on the Costa Brava, ideally located in the historic center of Lloret de Mar and in front of the seafront with extraordinary views over the Mediterranean sea. All rooms have WiFi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs.

Hotel CMC Girona

Hotel CMC Girona is the perfect option for discovering Girona, thanks to its easy access and excellent communication with any point in the city, its complete facilities and the quality of its services. Each room has fast speed WiFi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs.

Safety and Support


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HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
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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 daughter’s experience in Morocco was extraordinary!! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing the stories about her adventures, but what brought me the most joy was the relationships she formed with the chaperones from her school and with Stafford and Said (Walking Tree’s Moroccan Country Directors and Program Leaders). She spoke of their characters and spirits which let me know these wonderful people went over and beyond the basics of the program. I am forever grateful for the love and care all four of you gave to her.

Beddar
Parent of Jadah, traveler on Morocco Cultural Journey

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

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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