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!!!!!!!!!Upcoming Trips 2018 and 2019!!!!!!!!!

Loving Spain!  Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Cadiz, Spain Oct. 1-10, 2018

Festival Flamenco de Jerez de la Frontera  February, 2019

Feria del Caballo, Horse Fair, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz. and Sevilla Spain, May 2019

 

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Loving Spain!

October 1-10, 2018   $4995  – (non refundable deposit of $500 August 15,2018)

Included:  10 nights of hotels with continental breakfast,  10 main meals, museum entrances, Flamenco show,  train transportation, and trip leader 24/7.  Add on:  Spanish classes  Airfare not included.

We will meet in Madrid, be there to see the sites for three days  We will taste wine and tapas, and Castilian cuisine along the way!   Then we will be off to Sevilla, one of Andalusia’s gems!  The old historical center is built with  quaint and meandering narrow streets!  You can feel the sense of how it may have been in the 1500’s!  We will taste the specialties of Sevilla, the Spanish coffee, and wines!   The last 3 days of the tour will be held along the sherry route, Jerez de la Frontera, Not only will you visit the sherry ‘bodegas’, where the sherry is manufactured and aged, we will pair the sherries with a special meal.  We will eat succulent seafood from the nearby port of Cadiz as we visit the 2000 year old coastal port. Every day will be filled with meaningful activity and delicious cuisine !

Day 1:  Arrive in Madrid in morning, walk to the Rastro, Madrid’s oldest Sunday Market, try some Rastro food specialties , rest and free time to get over jet lag !

Day 2:  Meet at breakfast, learn or practice some phrases in Spanish, visit the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum.  Yummy Spanish meal and siesta(optional).  Walking tour through Madrid Antiguo to Plaza Oriente and Gran Villa.  Stops for a refreshing drink or tapa always in the plan.

Day 3:  Take Ave (bullet train) to Sevilla.  Vamos a tomar las tapas famosas/ we will eat the famous tapas from Sevilla!  Pringa!  Then Visit the historical sites in the Barrio de Santa Cruz.

Day 4: Sevilla- continuation of more sight, sounds and cuisine of Sevilla.Evening Flamenco show!

Day 5:  Sevilla River walk, and lovely lunch alongside river.  Free time for shopping! Greatest place for shoe shopping!

Day 6: Take train to Jerez de la Frontera  – Settle in hotel, walking tour to old Jerez,

Day 7: Jerez-Tour of Sherry Bodega,  Spanish meal with wines and sherry, evening visit to local Tabancos!

Day 8:  Day trip to the port of Cadiz

Day 9:   Return train to Madrid/ flamenco show with dinner and drinks

Day 10:  Visit to Prado Museum/ shopping and our last lovely Spanish meal together!

****All activities are  optional!  If you are gluten free or lactose intolerant we can not make special diet orders for you on the Spain-Connection tours.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruta de Tapas y Vinos por Andalucia!   Wine and Tapas Route through Southern Spain!

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Dance  Andalucia!

Oct 14-19, 2018 – (non-refundable deposit of $500 due Aug.1, 2018)

Spend time in Sevilla y Jerez taking  Flamenco classes , going to Flamenco shows, enjoying the Spanish cuisine and wine!  After class you will be guided through the streets , to see the most historical sites, oldest bars where the bullfighters used to hang out, shop for your Flamenco costumes and shoes, and more!  This is an opportunity of a lifetime to study with a Profesional Instructor! This trip is a fantastic way to enter into the real Flamenco scene  in enchanting Andalucia, home of Flamenco!  There is even the option of studying Spanish if you are not a dancer!

***If you are not a dancer, you may observe the class. Spain-Connection  can  also arrange other private lessons such as palmas, cant and/or guitar for an additional fee.

Included:  Hotel, breakfast, welcome  dinner, 5/2hr  Flamenco classes, three Flamenco shows and Spain-Connection tour guide    ***Optional:   more flamenco shows, visit to  museums  cost:  $1799  dbl occupancy

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