10 Days Spirtual Pilgrimage & Retreat in Spain from Atlanta, GA - Dec. 27 - Jan. 5, 2020 - Deacon Keith Kolodziej

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Deacon Keith Kolodziej The Cathedrals of Catholic Spain
December 27, 2019 - January 05, 2020

Day 1: Friday 12/27/2019 Departure

Depart Atlanta for your overnight flight to Madrid. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2: Saturday 12/28/2019 Arrive Madrid

Enjoy a free afternoon, Shopping, Evening Mass, dinner and Flamenco dancing. overnight in Madrid

Day 3: Sunday 12/29/2019 Madrid, Royal Palace, Museum of the Americas

Attend Mass and after visit to the Royal Palace constructed on the site of the old Alcazar fortress which was a Moorish castle. The city's largest building and Western Europe's largest royal palace., Prado Museum.  Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande constructed in 1760 during the reign of Carlos III. The Cathedral is thought to be located on the same spot where Saint Francis himself founded a Franciscan convent in 1217. Museum of the Americas. Tour Bullfight Arena Las Ventas Madrid.  Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Monday 12/30/2019 Avila Spain

After Breakfast, drive 1-hour to Avila El Escorial Palace, home of the Inquisition.  Avila, home of St. Theresa of Jesus, mystic and doctor of the Church. Convent St Teresa, Gothic Cathedral.  Mass in the Convent. Return to Madrid for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Tuesday 12/31/2019  Toledo, New Year’s Celebration

After breakfast, Leave Madrid and Drive 1 hour to Toledo and visit the Cathedral of the medieval capital of Spain.  Mozarabic Chapel. El Greco Museum. San Juan de Los Reyes Monasterio. Visit gothic Museum and the Church of San Roman. Santa Cruz museum.  Celebrate holy day vigil Mass in Toledo and Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Toledo.

Day 6: Wednesday 1/1/2020 Cordova, Sevilla

Depart Toledo by 9am for Cordova, arrive by noon.  Mosque Cathedral or Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption of Cordoba Puerta del Puenta bridge gate.  Roman Bridge.  Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, the ancient fortress of the Christian Monarchs. Gallery of the inquisition.  In the afternoon drive 1.5 hours to Sevilla.  dinner and overnight

Day 7: Thursday 1/2/2020  Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

Sevilla. Basilica de la Macarena. Alcazar Moorish Palace, Church of Our Savior.  The 'Catedral de Santa María de la Sede' and Giralda Bell Tower, one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Mass in the Cathedral.   'Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza', the largest bullfighting arena in Spain.    Tower of Gold, 'Plaza de España'. Visit the Roman ruins 7 miles out of town. dinner and overnight

Day 8: Friday 1/3/2020 Gibraltar, Ronda, Puente Nuevo

Depart Sevilla 2 hrs. to Gibraltar.  Climb the rock to view Africa! Tour the Great Siege Tunnels the apes den, the convent and Moorish Castel.  Drive 1.5 hrs to Ronda, one of Spain’s most natural beauties, and visit the world-famous Arab Walls, Puente Nuevo, the Arab Baths, Mondragon Palace, and Palacio del Rey Moro y La Mina.  In the afternoon, drive 2 hours to magical Granada! Evening mass and dinner in the Moorish sector.  

Day 9: Saturday 1/4/2020 Garnada

Granada, Tour the Alhambra Palace,  one of the most amazing architectural structures in the world. Walk and shop the Albayzin Mooorish quarter, visit the Grenada Cathedral and the Capilla Real Royal Chapel. Shop the Alcaiceria.  Visit La Cartuja Carthusian Monastery.   Vigil mass at the Cathedral and TAPAS and Vino for our final evening in Spain.

Day 10: Sunday 1/5/2020 Departure

Depart Grenada for the 1.5 hr drive to the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport to depart to Atlanta.

 

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Trip date: Dec. 27, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
Price: $3999.00 From Atlanta, GA                                                                                                    
Single supplement: $990.00 (Private Room)

Package price includes the following:

  • Round trip economy class tickets
  • Transportation as per program
  • English speaking professional tour escort throughout
  • Accommodation at 1st class hotels on American hot buffet breakfast basis for a total of 8 nights
  • Porterage
  • Local city tax
  • 7 hotel dinners and 1 Restaurant New Year's dinner
  • Local guides as per program
  • Entrance fees
  • Listening devices per tour, the same set from arrival till departure
  • 1 glass of wine with dinner

Package price does not include the following:

  • Lunches
  • Beverages with meals
  • Tips for tour escorts, guides and driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses