2021 Classical Cities of Spain

Oct. 26 – Nov. 3, 2021
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $3,554 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
UNC Lecturer: Marsha Collins, Department of English and Comparative Literature
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Set off on an adventure in Spain’s enchantingly beautiful Castile and León region, where majestic medieval castles and fortresses dot the vast, open landscapes! Stay for seven nights in Segovia’s old town at a 17th-century convent-turned-deluxe hotel overlooking the plains.

Discover Segovia’s stunning treasures, including one of the finest surviving Roman aqueducts and the fairy-tale Alcázar, the fortified palace of Castilian kings. Then venture off to fabled cities including Ávila, enclosed by an impressive medieval wall, and Toledo, the magnificent former capital with wonderfully preserved elements of its Christian, Muslim and Jewish heritage.

In Salamanca, the “Golden City,” delight in honey-colored, sandstone architecture and the lively scene at Spain’s oldest university. Wander in the landscaped gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso and view acclaimed art in Madrid’s Prado Museum. This fabulous, small-group experience includes ample meals, wine with dinner, plus a special lunch and wine tasting in the Duero Valley. There is no supplement for solo travelers.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Madrid | Segovia
  • Day 3 : Segovia
  • Day 4 : Salamanca
  • Day 5 : Madrid
  • Day 6 : Ávila
  • Day 7 : Toledo
  • Day 8 : San Ildefonso
  • Day 9 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.


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