2024 Regis Jesuit Spain Cultural Journey
June 11, 2024 -
June 24, 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. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.
Program Tuition: $3,890
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! 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 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!
Learn to make traditional Spanish cuisine during a cooking class
Practice your Spanish language skills with locals
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.
|June 11||Denver - Madrid||Today the group will travel from USA to Madrid, Spain.||Airplane|
|June 12||Madrid||After 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.||Hotel Madrid|
|June 13||Madrid||Today we explore with our friendly local guide! First, we will have a panoramic tour of the city by bus. Then, we will explore 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 know 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.||Hotel Madrid|
|June 14||Madrid||After a Spanish breakfast, we 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.||Hotel Madrid|
|June 15||Madrid - Segovia||This 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.||Hotel Segovia|
|June 16||Segovia - Manresa||Today 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. ||Hotel Manresa|
|June 17||Manresa - Monserrat - Barcelona||This 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.||Hotel Barcelona|
|June 18||Barcelona||Today 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 head to a local beach to soak up the sun and good vibes!||Hotel Barcelona|
|June 19||Barcelona - Lloret de Mar||After 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!||Hotel Loret de Mar|
|June 20||Lloret de Mar - Figueres||This morning it's on to Figueres, Salvador Dali's hometown. Upon arrival 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 it's back to the hotel to relax for a bit before walking to dinner.||Hotel Figueres|
|June 21||Figueres - Girona||This morning we visit Sant Ferran Castle, outside of Figueres. This large military fortress was built in the eighteenth century and is the largest monument in Catalonia. Then it's on to Girona, a lovely city on the banks of the River Onyar. After getting settled we'll wander the Jewish quarter, a labyrinth of medieval buildings and patios harken back to an ancient past. Dinner in the center of town tonight.||Hotel Girona|
|June 22||Girona||Today, 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.||Hotel Girona|
|June 23||Girona - Barcelona||After breakfast we begin the trip back to Barcelona but first, we stop at Besalu, an old town that retains a 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 Pedro and San Vicente. After lunch, we continue our drive to Barcelona, where we'll spend our last few hours shopping at Mercado de La Boqueria, and strolling Las Ramblas. We end our day with a celebratory final dinner!||Hotel Barcelona|
|June 24||Barcelona - Denver||Hasta luego! Today we will head to the airport to take our flight back to the US.||Your own bed, eventually!|
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.
TOC Hotel 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! Travelers will have their own beds, distributed between double, triple and quadruple rooms.
St. Jordi Sagrada Familia
Centrally located in Barcelona, this hostel has a skateboard-theme and is great for young adults. This facility has air conditioning, free wifi, guest computers and security lockers. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Figueres Hostel is a small, locally owned hostel run by Sergio and Amanda. This hostel is centrally located near the city center, local restaurants and museums. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
The Hotel Peninsular perfectly combines the comforts of a modern hotel along with the historic aesthetic that comes along with a 19th century-era building in the heart of Girona. With over 150 years as a hotel, the staff is an experienced group of professionals whose friendliness and attention to our group consistently makes our stay an unforgettable experience.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
Our daughter was sick the last two days of the trip. WT and her teachers kept us very well informed. You had a clear plan in place to get her home safely and to the doctor if necessary. The fact that you had a hotel room waiting for her in Lima, upon return from Cusco, was quite impressive. She was able to rest the entire day before travel back to the US. Thank you.
Parent of Isabella, traveler on 2017 program to Peru
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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