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Discover Spain and Portugal: A Journey Through Iberia

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Program #14257RJ
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.
After the Reconquista expelled the Muslims from Iberia, Portugal emerged as an independent kingdom while Spain began a process of reunification under the kings of Castille. Uncover the historic bonds and modern divisions that continue to shape identities on the Iberian Peninsula, from Portugal’s Prince Henry the Navigator, to Madrid’s Habsburg and Bourbon dynasties and each country’s colonial expansion and wealth during the Age of Discovery.


Highlights

• Examine the Reconquista in Iberia, colonial expansion and contemporary history of Portugal.
• Stroll through the medieval heart of Toledo.
• Experts reveal the art, architecture and history of Madrid and Barcelona.

Activity Notes

Walking one mile at a time, standing at least one hour. Extensive walking on cobblestones, other uneven ground. Some stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Lisbon (Portugal), 4 nights; coach via Evora to Merida (Spain), 1 night; coach to Toledo, 1 night; coach to Madrid, 4 nights; coach to Barcelona, 6 nights; departure.

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16 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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