Spain Coastal Tour: Mediterranean Cultural Experience
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Arrive in Barcelona, Orientation & Welcome Dinner. (D)
Lecture on Mediterranean Legacy of Spain, Maritime Museum, Lecture on Medieval Art, Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (B)
Lecture on Modernism, Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family), Park Güell, Independent Exploration (B)
Lecture on Mediterranean Spanish Cuisine, Local Market, Cooking Class, Independent Exploration (B, L)
Transfer to Valencia, Tarragona Walking Tour, Roman Circus and Amphitheater visits (B, L, D)
Historic Old Center Walking Tour, Cathedral, San Nicolás Church, Independent Exploration (B)
Day Trip to Sagunto, Sagunto Castle, Roman Theater, Via del Portic (B, D)
End of program (B)
Day by Day
The tour coordinator will greet everyone and we will review the program schedule, emergency procedures and answer questions. After orientation, we will set out with our tour coordinator to take a walk and explore the area around the hotel. At a restaurant, we´ll enjoy a welcome dinner with a delicious set menu.
After breakfast, a local expert will join us for a presentation on The Mediterranean Legacy of Spain, in which we will learn about the great importance of the Mediterranean coast and why it is not just a destiny for vacation or visitors. Then, we will depart by bus to the Maritime Museum, where we will enjoy an expert-led visit.
In the afternoon, in the hotel meeting room, our expert lecturer will offer us a presentation on Medieval Art. Afterwards, we will depart from the hotel to enjoy an expert-led walk through the Gothic Quarter and visit treasures such as the Plaza Felipe Neri, the Roman Columns, and Plaza del Pi.
After breakfast, a local expert will join us at the hotel for a presentation on Modernism: Architecture, Art and Life. Then, we will depart by private bus for a visit to two of Antoni Gaudí´s masterworks, the enormous basilica known as La Sagrada Familia (The Sacred Family) and the exotic Parque Güell, Gaudí’s outdoor residential project.
In the afternoon, we will have free time to explore the city, and our tour coordinator will be happy to offer suggestions.
After breakfast, a local expert will join us for a presentation on Mediterranean Spanish Cuisine. Then, we will depart by bus to a local market where a gastronomic expert will show us the wide range of products available in Barcelona. Afterwards, we will enjoy a hands-on cooking class led by a local chef, in which we will learn about Catalan and Spanish dishes.
After enjoying the meal we cooked, we will have a free afternoon to pack, explore or just relax.
Breakfast at hotel. After check-out, we will be transferred by private bus to Valencia. On route, we will stop in Tarragona, where we will meet a local expert who will lead our visits to the Roman Circus and the Roman Amphitheater. During our walking tour, we will learn more about the Roman culture and the history of Tarragona. Afterwards, we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we will continue our transfer to Valencia.
After checking in at the hotel and settling into our rooms, we will have an orientation walk followed by dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast, we will depart for a walk with a local expert to discover the hidden corners and historical buildings of Valencia’s Historic Old Center. Along the walk the same expert will guide our explorations of the Cathedral and San Nicolas Church. The Cathedral of Valencia was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and it is one of the oldest Spanish Gothic cathedrals. During the visit, we will enjoy the views from El Miguelete, the bell tower and symbol of the city. Then, we will visit the church of San Nicolas, considered the Sistine chapel of Valencia.
Afterwards, we will have free time to explore the city and our tour coordinator will be happy to offer suggestions.
After breakfast, we will set out with a local expert for a day trip to Sagunto. Sagunto was founded in 219 BC. Once we arrive, we will visit the medieval Sagunto Castle, the Roman Theater and Via del Portic. A local expert will accompany us along the walk, providing us with great information about the long history of the city. Then, we will have a short free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, we will return to Valencia to pack and have our farewell dinner.
For a minimum of 15 pax.
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