Tour description

Spain is more than flamenco and paella, and when you join our travel study tour you will see how much more it has to offer. We begin our journey with a visit of the capital, Madrid. It is home to the famous Prado Museum, with paintings of the masters, Velázquez, El Greco, Goya and more. From Madrid, there will be a day trip to Segovia, a city with a rich history. The south of Spain is home to Moorish architectural marvels, like the beautiful Giralda Tower in Seville and the glorious Alhambra in Granada. On the Mediterranean coast, stops in Nerja, Malaga and Valencia give you a chance to see the spectacular beaches that have drawn people from around the world. Finally, in Barcelona everyone must walk the Ramblas and the mysterious Gothic Quarter. No visit is complete without seeing the Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona has something for everyone: art, music and fashion. 

In every city, we will sample traditional cuisine and Spanish wines. You will have a chance to do some exploring on your own as well. In the pre-trip classes, you will learn about Spain’s history to help you appreciate the Roman bridges, the Moorish palaces and Gothic cathedrals that we will visit. Join us for fun, food and even flamenco! 

Academic resource

Rosa Stewart is a senior instructor in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Victoria. She holds a BA in Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Spanish Literature and Language from the University of Michigan. Rosa has studied and taught in Spain and travelled extensively in Spain, Portugal and Mexico. She was the academic resource for the Continuing Studies’ Travel Study tours, Spain, Portugal and Morocco in 1992, South American Adventure in 1995, Central and Southern Spain in 2012, Northern Spain in 2015 and the instructor for our Study Spanish Abroad program in 1997. 

Pre-tour sessions

Your six pre-tour classroom sessions will be held on Thursdays, March 14 to April 18 from 7 to 9 pm. Please note: should you be unable to attend any or all of the pre-tour sessions, we will do our best to send you information discussed and distributed at these classes in a timely manner. It is not possible to offer a reduction of the tour cost for missed classes. 

Travel itinerary

(subject to change and rearrangement)

Meals included: B = breakfast L = lunch D = dinner

Fees and registration

Tour dates April 24 – May 13, 2019
Total tour cost$8,935.00
Early bird cost*$8,685.00
Single supplement$1,755.00

To ensure a place on this tour, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required with the registration form by Jan. 25, 2019 (provided space is still available). The balance of payment is due on Feb. 1, 2019. 

*Early bird: Pay your deposit by Dec. 14, 2018 and receive a $250 reduction on your balance. 



A cancellation fee of $500 per person will apply up to final payment date. 

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