Dr. Donna Pierce and Rosa Ramírez Carlson of Journeys International, Inc., have been thinking about organizing a tour to this area for several years.
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, Park Güel and other important sites. After exploring the Romanesque churches dotted throughout the region we will then view their murals in their current location 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 this incredible opportunity to join us on a unique, well-planned tour of Remote Spain!!
Per Person Double Occupancy
NOTE: The cost of 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 are unable to obtain a group rate when flights originate from different cities. However, we are working on securing either an East Coast or Central US departure. We have secured a group flight from Madrid to San Sebastian. We will utilize this space once we know how and when participants are arriving in Madrid. I will more than happy to discuss and make flight arrangements for you. Please contact me for more information.