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SPAIN / PORTUGAL

Art and Architecture in Iberia

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Program #3322RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The diversity and intensity of Spain and Portugal’s art stems from centuries of invasions, expansions and conquests. Prehistoric Iberians, Visigoths, Moors and Christians — each wave of civilization left its own cultural inheritance. In the Celtic fortresses, Romanesque monasteries, Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces and paintings, revel in the superlative art and architecture of Iberia.


Highlights

• An expert leads a visit to five centuries of decorative tiles at the Tile Museum in Lisbon.
• Stay overnight at Portugal’s Bussaco Palace and Gardens.
• Enjoy a private visit to the home and museum of Valencian artist Jose Benlliure.

Activity Notes

Walking one mile at a time over uneven surfaces, standing for more than an hour, some stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Lisbon (Portugal), 3 nights; Bussaco, 1 night; Salamanca (Spain), 2 nights; Madrid, 3 nights; Valencia, 2 nights; Barcelona, 5 nights; departure.

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16 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 12 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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