Join us on an exciting one-week cultural stay in the World Heritage town of Segovia. You'll explore Segovia's soaring Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale royal castle, and dramatic Gothic cathedral, plus excursions to Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, and Madrid.

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 Evening in Segovia, plaza near the Roman aqueduct   The Alcazar, Segovia  The baroque cathedral, Segovia  The Roman aqueduct, Segovia  The medieval town of Segovia  <i>Las Meninas</i> by Diego Velázquez, the Prado Museum, Madrid  Salamanca  Palace facade in Salamanca's Plaza Mayor  The landscape of medieval Toledo  The World Heritage site of Avila

Segovia: A One-Week Stay in the Heart of Spain

9 days from $4,490

Join us on an exciting one-week cultural stay in the World Heritage town of Segovia. You'll explore Segovia's soaring Roman aqueduct, fairy-tale royal castle, and dramatic Gothic cathedral, plus excursions to Salamanca, Avila, Toledo, and Madrid.

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Experts

Sep 6 - 14, 2022 Departure
Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a wide range of courses on the European World. He has published thirteen books and given public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and central Europe. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).  In addition, Charles' family history has inspired a lifelong fascination with the western Mediterranean and the Spanish and Portuguese empires.

Apr 18 - 26, 2023 Departure
Margaret Monnier

Margaret Monnier

Margaret Monnier is an expert on the Iberian Peninsula and has been living in Spain for the past 25 years.  She has a Masters degree in History from the University of Granada focusing on the coexistence between Jews, Muslims, and Christians during the Medieval period on the Peninsula. For twenty years she has been sharing her knowledge of and passion for Spain and Portugal in the field of educational travel, lecturing for various University programs and at cultural conferences. Her areas of expertise also include the Basque Country, Portuguese history and the Pilgrimage to Santiago.

Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Margaret also studied Modern Standard Arabic.  Her experience and knowledge Spanish and Portuguese History is as rich and varied as that of the contemporary daily life and cultural details on the Iberian Peninsula.

May 16 - 24, 2023 Departure
Francisco  García-Serrano

Francisco García-Serrano

Francisco García-Serrano earned his M.A and Ph.D. in Medieval Iberian History at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a professor of History in the Department of Humanities at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus.  In addition, he has been a visiting professor at U.C. Berkeley, New York University in Madrid, and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

His research focuses on the influence of the Mendicant Orders in Spain during the late Middle Ages and on religious identity and interfaith relations. Francisco García-Serrano has published Preachers of the City. The Expansion of the Dominican Order in Castile, 1217-1348 (University Press of the South, 1997), and his most recent contributions to collective books include “Del convento al palacio: los frailes y las oligarquías castellanas (siglos XIII-XIV)”, in Isabel Beceiro Pita, dir., Poder, piedad y devoción. Castilla y su entorno (siglos XII-XV) (Silex, Madrid, 2014), and “The Mendicants as a Mediterranean Phenomenon,” in Taryn Chubb and Emily Kelly, ed., Mendicants and Merchants in the Medieval Mediterranean (Brill, 2013). His current book project, The Friars and Their Impact in Medieval Iberia, contains the collaboration of fifteen international specialists.

Professor García-Serrano also serves as the Director of Ibero-American Studies at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, an academic program that he created. In addition he is the current president of the interdisciplinary association AHLiST (2012-2015) and has organized a number of international conferences.

Oct 17 - 25, 2023 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.