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22116
Spain

Winter in Spain: Culture & History Along the Southern Coast

Immerse yourself in the cultural bounty of southern Spain, where you’ll discover Moorish architecture, explore the Rock of Gibraltar and learn the vibrant story of this ancient land.
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Program No. 22116RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,149
Flights start at
750
Spain

Winter in Spain: Culture & History Along the Southern Coast

Immerse yourself in the cultural bounty of southern Spain, where you’ll discover Moorish architecture, explore the Rock of Gibraltar and learn the vibrant story of this ancient land.
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,149
Flights start at
750
Program No. 22116 RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2022
Starting at
2,149
Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
Starting at
2,149
Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2022
Starting at
2,149
Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2022
Starting at
2,149
Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
Starting at
2,149
Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Jan. 15, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Jan. 22, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
Starting at
2,199
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Feb. 12, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Mar 4 - Mar 11, 2023
Starting at
2,249
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Feb. 26, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2023
Starting at
2,249
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding March 05, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
Starting at
2,399
Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2023
Starting at
2,469
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Jan. 15, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2023
Starting at
2,469
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Jan. 22, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
Starting at
2,469
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Feb. 12, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Mar 4 - Mar 11, 2023
Starting at
2,519
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding Feb. 26, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2023
Starting at
2,519
Special Offer

Enroll in this date and the preceding March 05, 2023 date of program 22107 “Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights”, and we will transfer you at no cost! This can only be reserved by calling an advisor for more details!

At a Glance

Surrounded by sea and mountains, the southern tip of Spain is an ideal getaway for anyone suffering from the “winter blues.” While the incredible landscapes may be the first thing that draws your eye, this region is also an ideal jumping-off point for exploring Spain’s rich heritage, from ancient Roman and Moorish influences to traditional Andalusian cuisine. With the North African coast in view on a clear day, the seaside communities and verdant vineyards offer a unique connection across cultures and time. Follow in the footsteps of ancient invaders, inspired poets and adventure-seekers both past and present — all along the beautiful Mediterranean coast.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one to two miles per day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Discover breathtaking Sierra de Ronda with visits to Spain’s oldest bullring and ancient Moorish houses.
  • Indulge in the region’s culinary treasures with an expert-led visit to an olive grove to learn about the different types of olives and the region’s olive oil.
  • Explore the Rock of Gibraltar and enjoy a bird's eye view of the British-style streets of Gibraltar.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Winter in Spain: Andalusian Highlights" (#22107) for even more learning in Southern Spain! We’ll even transfer you for free between locations.
Featured Expert
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Tony Muldoon
After graduating with a master’s in Hispanic Studies in 1993 from the University of Glasgow, in his native Scotland, Tony Muldoon came to live and work in the mountains of Andalusia — first in the Sierra Nevada and now the Serrania de Ronda. He leads trekking and cultural programs all over Spain, Portugal and Morocco as well as cultivating olives and almonds on his smallholding. His passion for the history, culture and landscapes of his adopted home is heartfelt.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Tony Muldoon View biography
After graduating with a master’s in Hispanic Studies in 1993 from the University of Glasgow, in his native Scotland, Tony Muldoon came to live and work in the mountains of Andalusia — first in the Sierra Nevada and now the Serrania de Ronda. He leads trekking and cultural programs all over Spain, Portugal and Morocco as well as cultivating olives and almonds on his smallholding. His passion for the history, culture and landscapes of his adopted home is heartfelt.
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Fernando Derqui View biography
Fernando was born and raised in Madrid. At the age of 17, he moved to England where he completed a bachelor’s degree in biological science and an MSA in marine biology. Returning to Madrid, he started leading educational groups abroad to the USA. Finally, he became a professional group leader and has worked full time for the past 26 years, covering most European countries and North Africa. Fernando has a special affinity for Andalucía, Islamic art and architecture as well as Arabic culture and language.
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Spain: The Root and the Flower
by John A. Crow
Take this book with you to Spain; it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age, and on to Franco and his legacy in modern Spain.
Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia
by Chris Stewart
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia
by Eyewitness Guides
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps and essays on the culture, history and geography of the region. With a pullout city map of Seville.
Adventures in Spain
by Catherine Petit
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The New Spaniards
by John Hooper
John Hooper's fascinating study brings to life the new Spain of the 21st century
Moorish Spain
by Richard Fletcher
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
by Laurie Lee
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