Immerse yourself in Barcelona's lively ambiance and special Catalan culture and discover its many stunning artistic and architectural wonders during our one-week Cultural Stay.

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Barcelona

A One-Week Stay in Spain

9 days from $4,590

Immerse yourself in Barcelona's lively ambiance and special Catalan culture and discover its many stunning artistic and architectural wonders during our one-week Cultural Stay.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

We loved being in one city for a week, getting a real feel for it, being able to see a number of its sights, and having the opportunity to walk around in the evenings. We also liked that not all meals were included so we could have local cuisine at some of the local restaurants. 

- Ronald P.

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Apr 23 - May 1, 2022 Departure
Beebe  Bahrami

Beebe Bahrami

Beebe Bahrami is an award-winning writer and anthropologist who specializes in the intersecting worlds of European, Atlantic, and Mediterranean cultures, from prehistory to the present, especially in France, Spain, and Portugal.

Beebe earned her BA from the University of Colorado and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She wrote her doctorate on oral history, memory, and identity among the descendants of medieval Spanish Jews and Muslims living today in Morocco or reclaiming their roots in Spain after five centuries of exile. She received a Fulbright to complete this work, which also led her to explore the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage road that came into being because of the dynamics between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia. Since, with her main focus on sacred traditions, religion, and pilgrimage, Beebe has walked, researched, and gathered tales along nearly 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) of pilgrimage routes across Europe.

As a part of Beebe’s anthropological training at Penn, in addition to cultural anthropology, she also trained in linguistics, physical anthropology, and archaeology. Her research and writing often cross several disciplines. She loves to bring to life and show the complex intersection of many influences that define the cultures of Portugal, Spain, and France. This includes their prehistory and history, languages, food and wine traditions, folklore and festivals, religious and sacred life, work and daily life, and art and architecture (she especially focuses on Romanesque, which she considers books in stone).

Her books include The Spiritual Traveler Spain—A Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes (Paulist Press), Cafe Oc—A Nomad's Tale of Magic, Mystery, and Finding Home in the Dordogne of Southwestern France (Shanti Arts), Cafe Neandertal—Excavating Our Past in One of Europe's Most Ancient Places (Counterpoint), Historic Walking Guides Madrid (DestinWorld), and most recently, the comprehensive guidebook, Moon Camino de Santiago (Hachette). She also is working on two new books. One, The Atlantic Celts, is a co-authored gastronomic history of Atlantic Europe from Iberia to Ireland. The second, The Way of the Wild Goose, is an exploration of a medieval mystery on the Camino de Santiago that still captures the modern pilgrim’s imagination today.

May 14 - 22, 2022 Departure
Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Michael A. Ryan is an associate professor of medieval and early modern history at the University of New Mexico. He earned his doctorate in 2005 from the University of Minnesota, where he studied under two of the preeminent historians of premodern Spain, William D. Phillips, Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips. He is a specialist in the social, cultural, and intellectual history of late medieval Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean Basin with thematic foci on the histories of apocalypticism and magic. The author of A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon, Michael is currently working on a new book in which he studies the parameters of magical-themed fraud and trickery in Venice during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. He is also the co-creator and co-editor of a new academic monograph series published by Penn State University Press, Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475-1755. His first sojourn in Spain was in 1995 and he adores the languages, histories, cultures, and cuisines of the Iberian Peninsula.

Oct 8 - 16, 2022 Departure
Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Afzali is a medievalist who specializes in the history and literature of both Spain and Portugal. She is a tenured Professor at Citrus College in Southern California teaching Spanish culture, literature and language courses.

Ana is a scholar of the Iberian Renaissance and she has published extensively on the political and cultural history and literature of Spain and Portugal. She is also the author of the book “Modern Spain” (2009).  Ana has earned both her Masters and Doctorate in Spanish literature and languages from University of California, Los Angeles where she taught for four years.

A native of Madrid, she has traveled and lectured extensively through Spain and Portugal and she is the recipient of numerous academic awards.