SPAIN, Andalucia - waitlist only CERAMICS EXCURSION
November 5-22, 2018

CREATIVE TRAVEL - LEARNING VACATIONS
The amazing history and culture of SPAIN, Andalucia - waitlist only

 

Andalucia Excursion, November 5 – 22, 2018

Explore the magic of this rich and diverse culture.
Marvel at the enduring imprint of the Moors on monuments, gardens, cuisine, architecture,  and art. Appreciate Andalucian ceramic art, tiles and pottery. 

 
Itinerary
Timetable
Package Includes
Cancellation Policy
Payment Information

Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 01/Nov 05, 2018: Arrive in Seville, welcoming dinner.

Day 02: Guided visit to the Archeological Museum and the Mudejar Pavillion. Introduction to the Andalucian history and art styles. Visit to the Cathedral and the Giralda minaret/bell tower.

Day 03: Guided visits to the Triana Ceramics Museum and workshops. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Museum of Fine Art or the Pilatos mansion.

Day 04: Guided visit to the royal Alcazar de Sevilla palace and its ceramic collection. Free time in the palace gardens. Walk through the historic Barrio de Santa Cruz and enjoy an aperitif at a historic bar.

Day 05: Depart for Cordoba. First explorations of the historic town and the Roman bridge.

Day 06: Guided visit to the Mezquita, focusing on Islamic, Catholic and Visigothic art. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Alcazar and its gardens or the Marques de Viana mansion.

Day 07: Guided visits to the Archeological Museum and to sights at the Juderia, such as the Sinagogue, Capilla Mudejar, Iglesia de San Bartolome, Casa Andalusi and the many patios.

Day 08: Depart for Ubeda. Guided walk on Plaza Vazquez de Molina focusing on Renaissance architecture and the work of the architect Andres de Vandelvira.

Day 09: Visit to Tito’s ceramic workshop with demos. Guided walk through the Juderia focusing on Jewish history and culture. Visit to the Sinagoga del Agua and private houses.

Day 10: Visit to ceramic workshops. Olive tour with tasting. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Renaissance churches of Ubeda and scenic walks around Ubeda.

Day 11: Depart for Granada. Guided walk in the historic Albaicin neighbourhood. Enjoy an aperitif and the sunset views of the Alhambra.

   

Day 12: Full day guided visit to the Alhambra Museum: Nasrid Palace, Ceramics Collection, Museum of Fine Arts and the Generalife Gardens.

Day 13: Guided visit to sights in the Centro of Granada: Bib-Rambla square, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Optional night visit to the Alhambra.

Day 14: Walk to the Sacromonte neighbourhood. Visit the Cave Museum and enjoy the natural environment. Free afternoon; optional relaxation at a Moorish bath.

Day 15: Depart for Malaga. First explorations in Malaga.

Day 16: Day trip to Ronda.

Day 17: Visits to the Picasso Museum and Picasso’s birth house. Roman theatre and Alcazar. Free time. Group dinner.

Day 18/Nov 22: Individual departures.

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Timetable
The excursion starts in Sevilla at 7 pm on the evening of November 5, 2018 in the lobby of our hotel, and ends in Malaga at our hotel after breakfast on November 22, 2018. 

Package Includes

17 nights accommodation including 4 star, heritage and 

boutique properties.

17 breakfasts.

Meet, assist, and transfer for international arrivals and departures.

Transport throughout Spain in a first-class minivan

City and site transportation.

Professional Spanish on-board English speaking guide and tour leader.

Guided visits with expert guides in the different cities.

On-board professional ceramic artist and tour leader.

Special guided tours to historical sites and museums.

Guided visits to potteries including demonstrations.

 Olive oil tour, production, history, culinary tradition and tasting.

Winery visit.

Dinner and Flamenco show.

Entrance fees, advance tickets and reservations to museums, U.N.E.S.C.O. sites, fine art galleries and special sites such as:

Alcazar de Sevilla, Alhambra and Generalife in Granada, Mezquita in Cordoba, Picasso Museum and Picasso’s birth house in Malaga.

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 Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel, the following cancellation fees will apply:

 

    Applicable Dates

 

    Cancellation Fees

•   up to December 10

•   December 11-May 10

•   May 11-August 15

•   August 16-October 14

•   October 15-November 5

•   Deposit of $500

•   Deposit plus 30% of the invoice total

•   Deposit plus 50% of the invoice total

•   Deposit plus 75% of the invoice total

•   No refund

There is no refund for arriving late or leaving the trip early.

Discovery Art Travel reserves the right to cancel the trip due to low enrolment, or if we feel that the quality of the trip or the safety of travelers would be compromised. In such a case, we will refund all payments received to date, which constitutes full settlement.

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Payment Information
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Payment Information

 

To reserve your space, please send a deposit of $500.

Update: Sept 23, 2017 waitlist only
Reserve a space on this exciting excursion by sending in your deposit using one of the payment options indicated below. Please contact me before making your deposit.

Payments and Single Supplement:

A deposit of $500 is required to hold a space, and deposits received before September 30, 2017 will yield a $100 refund. An invoice for the remaining balance will be sent out to you. An interim payment of $1000 USD is payable on or before December 10, 2017, and the final payment  is due in our office on August 15, 2018. The single supplement is due and payable on December 10, 2017.

 

 

Online Payment

Deposit Full Payment - excl. Airfare Interim Payment
$500 USD. - $100 refund if received before September 30th
$5395 USD.*
Type in amount:
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*Deposits can be made in either USD or Canadian currency. Discovery Art Travel pays for services in foreign countries in USD. The final excursion price in USD is estimated 12 months ahead of the departure date. Therefore, depending on currency fluctuations, price increases in services, surcharges and taxes, the final excursion price may vary.

Prices on your final invoice will be stated in USD. Clients are welcome to make payments in either USD or the equivalent Canadian currency.

Registration Process

When your deposit has been received, you will receive a confirmation email that you have purchased your secure option for a seat in this excursion.

You will then receive a registration form; letter/contract; and liability waiver. 

We recommend that you do not book non refundable flights or other services until this excursion has been given a guaranteed departure date. This guaranteed departure date will be given to you as soon as possible. 

There will be additional information letters sent to you as needed, and an invoice for the interim payment and for the final payment. 



Andalucia Excursion, November 5 – 22, 2018
(Update: Sept 23, 2017, waitlist only)

Explore the magic of this rich and diverse culture.
Marvel at the enduring imprint of the Moors on monuments, gardens, cuisine, architecture,  and art. Appreciate Andalucian ceramic art, tiles and pottery. 


 

For More Information: Ph/Fax (250) 537- 4906 • E-mail: Denys James.