Offered to the friends and family of Tour Leader Carol Rice
The Splendors of Spain, 2023
Madrid – Salamanca – Burgos – San Sebastian – Barcelona
September 26 – October 9, 2023
On September 26th you will depart the US to begin your adventure in Spain. Thirteen days of fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, delicious food, and fascinating historical sites will make this trip exciting and rewarding. Please note: This is a LAND ONLY tour offering. Please refer to Carol Rice to discuss airline flight plans.
SPACE ON THE TOUR IS LIMITED, DON’T DELAY! RETURN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION AND $500 DEPOSIT TO EATOURS.COM ASAP TO SAVE YOUR SPOT ON THIS TOUR!!
September 27-September 30
Upon arrival in Madrid, the capital and largest city, you will be transferred to your hotel. Following check-
in you will have free time to rest or explore with your Tour Leader. On September 28 there will be a walking tour that includes a visit to the Royal Palace*, the enormous and exquisite home for many Spanish monarchs. The afternoon will be free to enjoy personal sightseeing or shopping. September 29th will begin with a guided visit to the Reina Sofia Museum* to see Pablo Picasso’s famous “Guernica”, a powerful anti- war painting based on events that occurred during the Spanish Civil War. This will be followed by a guided visit to the Prado*, which houses one of the greatest collections of paintings by European masters in the world.
Salamanca – Burgos – San Sebastian
September 30 – October 5
On September 30, you will depart Madrid for the university city of Salamanca. There will be a stop along
the way to tour the Royal Monastery de San Lorenzo de El Escorial*, which was built by King Philip II in thanksgiving for a successful defeat of the French in a major battle. This enormous Renaissance complex served as a monastery, pantheon, basilica, royal palace, library, and hospital. On October 1 there be a walking tour of Salamanca* to include the Old and New Cathedrals*, as well as the University*. You will have free time in the afternoon to enjoy this beautiful city on your own.
On October 2, you will depart for the city of Burgos, located on the important pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. After check-in at the hotel, there will be a guided city tour of Burgos* including the famous Burgos Cathedral*. The next morning, October 3rd, the tour departs for a visit to the Rioja wine region which will include stops at two wineries* ( Ysios and Marqques de Riscal ) to enjoy interesting architecture and taste some of the wines. You will then continue to San Sebastian for a visit to Basque Country. On October 4th there will be a guided city tour of San Sebastian*, leaving your afternoon free to explore the old town or to go to the beach.
October 5 – October 9
On October 5th there will be an early morning departure by train for Barcelona, the capital of Catalunya and Spain’s
second largest city. After arrival and check-in there will be time to begin exploring this historical and fascinating city with your Tour Leader. On October 6th you will embark on a Gaudi walking tour* and see many of his amazing architectural creations, including a guided visit to the still unfinished La Sagada Familia*. Your afternoon will be free to visit more Gaudi sights in depth or for personal sightseeing. A guided tour of the Medieval Gothic Quarter* is planned for October 7th, followed by visits the Cathedral* and the Barcelona History Museum*. October 8th will be a free day for individual exploration or shopping. On October 9th you will depart for home with wonderful memories of Spain.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The estimated tour price (land only), if payments are made by cash or check, is $4,295.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $4,395.00. If you wish to use a credit card for your initial deposit, you will be allowed to pay the remaining payments by check and still receive the discounted tour price. Trip price, land only, is based on double
/ twin occupancy and, point-to-point transportation between cities while in Spain and all breakfasts. Additionally, *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk as well as a guided walking tour in Madrid with Royal Palace, guided visit to Reina Sofia and Prado Museum, Royal Monastery de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, guided walking tour of Salamanca including Old and New Cathedral and University, Burgos walking tour with Cathedral, visits to two Rioja wineries, San Sebastian city tour, Gaudi walking tour, Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Cathedral and Barcelona History Museum. Additional items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $1,050.00. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. A
$500.00 non-refundable (for any reason) application fee / deposit is required to reserve your space on this tour. All tour participants must submit an online application. Please go to “Student/Traveler Sign Up” on the home page at www.EAtours.com. Your tour number is 224110. Your final payment of $3,795.00. is due no later than August 10, 2023. Updated tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure. Please note: Additional tour conditions apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions Section on the Online Application.
SPACE ON THE TOUR IS LIMITED, SO DON’T DELAY! PLEASE RETURN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION AND $500.00 DEPOSIT TO EATOURS.COM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THIS TOUR!!