SPAIN, Andalucia CERAMICS EXCURSION
March 23-April 8, 2025

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

 

Andalucia Excursion

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.Visit  ancient Roman sites. 

 
Itinerary
Timetable
Package Includes
Cancellation Policy
Payment Information

Itinerary

 Itinerary:

Day 01/: Arrive in Seville, Evening introduction at our hotel, Hotel Monte Triana Seville . Included welcoming drink at local restaurant. Optional dinner.

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

Day 03: Guided day trip to Roman mosaics and amphitheater at Italica.

Day. 04: Guided visits to the Triana Ceramics Museum and pottery studios. Guided visit to the royal Alcazar de Sevilla palace and its ceramic collection. Free time in the palace gardens. optional visits to the Museum of Fine Art or the Pilatos mansion.

Day 05: Depart for Cordoba. Visit the ancient site of Medina Azahara enroute. First explorations of the historic town and the Roman bridge. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Alcazar and its gardens or the Marques de Viana mansion. Overnight in converted 18 Century palace hotel, NH Amistad Collection Cordoba

Day 06: Guided visit to the Mezquita, focusing on Islamic, Catholic and Visigothic art. 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 07: Depart for Ubeda.  Guided walk on Plaza Vazquez de Molina focusing on Renaissance architecture and the work of the architect Andres de Vandelvira. Overnight in the historic Hotel Alvar Fanez. 

Day 08: 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 09: Visit to ceramic workshop (Pablo Tito 2)  Olive oil tour with tasting. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Renaissance churches of Ubeda and scenic walks around Ubeda.

Day 10: Depart for Granada. Guided walk in the historic Albaicin neighbourhood. Enjoy an aperitif and the sunset views of the Alhambra. Overnight at the historic 15th-century Moorish house, Casa Morisca

   

Day 11: Full day guided visit to the Alhambra Museum: Nasrid Palace, Ceramics Collection, Museum of Fine Arts. Free time exploring the Generalife Gardens.

Day 12: Guided visit to sights in the Centro of Granada: Bib-Rambla square, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel

Day 13: Walk to the Sacromonte neighbourhood. Visit the Cave Museum and enjoy the natural environment. Free afternoon; optional relaxation at a Moorish bath.

Day 14: Transfer to Ronda, check in at wonderful historical Hotel Montelirio, Guided tour of the historic  centre. 
Day 15: Free day in Ronda.

Day 16: Transfer to Malaga. Visit the Alfarar Pottery enroute. Guided panoramic bus tour of Malaga.Overnight in the historical center at the well appointed hotel, NH Malaga
Day 17: Guided  old city walking tour including Roman theatre and Alcazar. Free afternoon for gallery explorations. There are many museums and galleries including: Picasso Museum and Picasso birth house, Thyssen, Pompidou, and the Malaga Archeological. Final group dinner.

Day 18: Breakfast, group or individual transfers to airport.
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Tentative Timetable
The excursion starts in Sevilla at 7 pm on the evening of  Sunday, March 23 in the lobby of our hotel, and ends in Malaga at our hotel after breakfast on Tuesday, April 8. 

Package Includes

17 nights accommodation double occupancy including  4 star hotels, 18 century palace, and boutique properties.

17 breakfasts. 

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

Welcoming drink.

Transport throughout Andalucia in a first-class bus or mini-van.

City and site transportation.

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

On-board Archaeologist as our resouce person for Spain's ancient history.

Special guided tours to historical sites and museums.

Guided visits to potteries including demonstrations,

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

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

•   Before August 15, 2024

•   Aug. 15-Sept.15, 2024

•   Sept.15-Oct.15, 2024

•   Oct.15-Nov.15, 2024

•   Nov.15-Jan.15, 2025  

•   Deposit of $1000

•    30% of trip cost

•    50% of trip cost

•    75% of trip cost

•   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

Reserve a space on this exciting excursion by sending in your deposit of $1000 USD using one of the payment options indicated below. The PayPal link on this website is the most direct approach. Please inform me when you have made your deposit.

Payments and Single Supplement:

 A deposit of $1000 is required to hold a space, and deposits received before July 15, 2024 will yield a $100 refund. An invoice for the remaining balance will be sent out to you. An interim payment of $2000 USD is payable on or before August 15, 2024 and the final payment  is due in our office on December 1, 2024 

The single supplement ( $1550 USD estimated) is also due and payable on December 1, 2024

The total cost of this trip is $6950 USD

 

 

Online Payment

Deposit Full Payment - excl. Airfare Interim Payment
$1000 USD. - $100 refund if received before January 1st
$6950 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


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.