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Remote Spain: Foothills of the Pyrenees
September 21 - October 6, 2019
The Spanish Pyrenees is a region seldom visited but so rich in natural beauty, in tiny small villages, in ancient churches, and in wholesome and delicious food. Our stays will be in Hondarribia, one of the most beautiful towns of the Basque country and a stone’s throw away from San Sebastian, an enchanting city known for its art and architecture, named the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2016. We will explore Pamplona, founded by the Roman general Pompeyo in 74-75 CE, as well as Olite, the seat of the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Navarra, from 1387 until it joined Castile in 1512. Our tour continues to Jaca and Bielsa. Our home for three nights at the Parador de Vielha will allow us to deeply explore some of the many beautiful villages in the Valle de Noguera and the Vall de Aran as well as others on the way to Boi and Taull. Our stay at the spectacular Parador de Cardona will be remembered as we head out to Barcelona where we will visit the Sagrada Familia and other important sites. We will see many of the Romanesque churches and then their murals now in Barcelona
The tour will include slide lectures by Dr. Donna Pierce. If there is sufficient interest, informal Spanish classes and Spanish language tertulias (conversations) will be conducted throughout the trip. We will be staying in exquisite and historic hotels and Paradors, many with spectacular views of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, throughout our stay in Spain.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join us in this well-planned and unique tour of Spain!!
COSTS NOT INCLUDING AIRFARE:
Price per person based on double occupancy: $4,897
Breakfast daily and nine lunches
Transportation throughout by chartered bus, as indicated in the itinerary
Water on board the coach on traveling days
Entrance fees to all sites indicated in the itinerary
English-speaking local guides
All included meals are described on the itinerary as:
Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D)
Drinks and beverages, and meals not listed as included in price
Items of personal nature
Tips to drivers or guides
NOTE: The airfare is not included in the cost of the tour. Participants who have expressed interest in this tour are departing from different cities like Denver, Albuquerque, Houston or Dallas. We have obtained a group rate from Chicago (connecting in Madrid) to San Sebastian, returning from Barcelona to Chicago (non-stop). The price is $1,162.57. To qualify for the airfare, we must have at least 10 participants traveling together. I will be more than happy to discuss and make flight arrangements for you, with the group or independently. Please contact me for more information.
A deposit of $500 per person will be required at the time of booking.
Your deposit check(s), completed Booking & Release Form and a photocopy of your passport should be mailed to:
Journeys International, Inc.
49 Verano Loop, Santa Fe NM 87508
Your completed Booking & Release Form and a photocopy of your passport can also be sent to:
Credit Cards - To pay by Credit Card, a fee of 3% applies.
FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE:
May 5th, 2019
Price is subject to change due to currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. It is possible that changes to our itinerary may be necessary. If so, whatever is altered will be replaced by its equivalent
For any questions or comments please contact Rosa Ramirez Carlson.
After full payment cost of the tour is non-refundable. In case of cancellations, the following penalties will be applicable:
After deposit: $200.00 administrative fee
After February 5th, 2018: 100% of the total tour price
Important: Purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. If you have any pre-existing conditions for which you would like coverage, most companies require that you must purchase the insurance within 14 days of your first payment for the tour. You can purchase coverage just for the amount of your deposit and later increase your coverage when the final payment is made. In addition, many health insurers, including Medicare, do not provide coverage for insured persons traveling abroad. Affordable health insurance for overseas travelers is readily available with companies such as Medex, Travel Guard, Allianz Travel Insurance and similar companies. Please contact Rosa Ramirez Carlson is you have any questions or need assistance in selecting insurance.