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2023 Treasures of Northeastern Spain

April 11 – 21, 2023
Trip Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $4,295 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 11 days
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Discover distinctive, captivating facets of Spain, from Catalonia to Basque Country, on this rewarding, nine-night, first-class journey through the northeast. In beautiful Barcelona, Catalonia’s jewel along the Mediterranean, admire magnificent architecture by the great Catalán Modernist masters, including Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familía. Enjoy a hands-on Catalán cooking session and a guided walk in the Gothic District, plus choose to tour an exquisite modernist home or explore the city’s Jewish heritage. In Zaragoza, Aragón’s capital, delight in its splendid baroque cathedral.

Head into Navarra, where you’ll savor romantic Olite’s storybook castle and winding medieval lanes. You’ll also stroll along the famous streets of Pamplona, its capital, and relish a tasting of flavorful Navarra wines. In Basque Country, take in stunning San Sebastián on La Concha Bay, acclaimed for its world-class dining scene. Chat with local Basques over dinner and marvel at the shimmering Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. This small-group experience includes enrichment from expert guides and lecturers and an ample meal plan with wine at dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Barcelona
  • Day 3 : Barcelona
  • Day 4 : Barcelona
  • Day 5 : Barcelona
  • Day 6 : Zaragoza | Olite
  • Day 7 : Olite | Pamplona | San Sebastián
  • Day 8 : San Sebastián
  • Day 9 : Bilbao
  • Day 10 : San Sebastián
  • Day 11 : Depart for U.S.

Eligibility

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 become a GAA member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip 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.

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All 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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