2025 Strath Haven Spain Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2025 Strath Haven 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: June 18, 2025 - June 27, 2025
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $3,490 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,000

Tuition Calculator

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: $3,490

Pay in Full

$3,490.00

due today

Payment Plan

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:

$271.82

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

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

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 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 18USA - BarcelonaToday the group will travel from the USA to Barcelona, Spain, arriving the next day.Airplane
June 19BarcelonaAfter arriving to Barcelona and settling into our rooms, we'll do a bit of exploring and get our first glimpse of Barceloneta, where we'll have dinner. Afterwards, we'll hold an orientation meeting to discuss the details of the days ahead.Barcelona Hotel
June 20BarcelonaToday 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.Barcelona Hotel
June 21Barcelona - San SebastianAfter breakfast we will travel by bus to San Sebastian and enjoy time on the beach as well as sea kayaking. In the evening, we will sample the famous "pintxos" of the Basque Country.San Sebastian Hotel
June 22San Sebastian & HondarribiaToday we will take a bus to Hondarribia and learn about the unique history and seafaring traditions of the Basque Country. We will visit "barrio de La Marina" with its fishermen's houses and boats anchored in the estuary of the Txingudi River, which invites you to enjoy seafood taverns where we will probably enjoy a delicious lunch. At the afternoon we come back and explore the San Sebastian city on a bike tour! and in addition to a visit to some of the smaller outlying towns along the coast.Hondarribia Hotel
June 23San Sebastian - BilbaoAfter breakfast we check out and drive to Bilbao but first we will do a route the most beautifill towns from the Basque Country on the way. Along with out local guide we will first stop at Getaria where we will get depp into the Basque Country as almost 90% of their citizents speak Basque (their native language). Then we will make another stop for lunch at Lekeitio. To finish the day in Mundaka another fishing villageThe town presides over the mouth of an estuary that creates one of the treasures of this protected area: its marshes. We continue to Bilbao we check in and rest for another incredible day.Bilbao Hotel
June 24Bilbao - SantanderWe will have a relaxing morning in the old quarter of Bilbao and take a classic cable car up to Mount Artxanda to have lunch, take in some impressive views of the city and bid farewell to Bilbao before boarding an mid-afternoon drive to Santander.Santander Hotel
June 25Santander - MadridAfter breakfast we will visit the Capital of Cantabria along with our guide. Before leaving to Madrid we will stop at Dunas de Liencres, and with a stunning view of its dunes. Drive to Madrid, and check in.Madrid Hotel
June 26MadridOn our last full day we explore with our friendly local guide the Prado Museum, which boasts one of the most renowned collections of art in the world. In the afternoon we will visit Parque del Retiro, once the king's private hunting grounds. 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 like Mercado San Miguel. We end our day with a celebratory final dinner before heading back to our hotel to prepare for out international departure tomorrow.Madrid Hotel
June 27Madrid - USAHasta luego! Today we will head to the airport to take our flight back to the US.Your own bed

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. 
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.

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. 

 

 

Urban House

Urban House is a 4-star hotel with modern amenities. The property is minutes away from the beach, local restaurants and San Sebastián’s old town. The rooms can comfortably sleep up to 4 students with access to ensuite and shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

 

Ganbara Hostel

This location is perfect for anyone who wants to walk through the Old Town district of Bilbao or venture further into Northern Spain.  This hostel has free wifi throughout the property and access to 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

Great experience for our son. He would jump at the chance to do it again.

Daniel
Parent of Raymond, traveler on Peru Service Adventure

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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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.

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