Join Kathleen on any or all of these custom weekend excursions on the Iberian Peninsula.

Each weekend trip has been carefully planned to provide the most authentic cultural and linguistic experiences possible. The small group experience allows you time to explore on your own as well group activities.

You will visit and experience locales that are not experienced by most tours.

WEEKEND IN

PORTUGAL


June 29- July 1, 2018

WEEKEND IN

PAMPLONA

(FIESTA DE SAN FERMIN)
JULY 6 – 8, 2018

WEEKEND IN

ASTURIAS


JULY 20-22, 2018

Accommodations have been carefully selected to provide the utmost comfort at a reasonable price. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on these great trips.

WEEKEND IN PORTUGAL

June 29- July 1, 2018

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Bus Transportation from Salamanca

  • Departure: Friday

  • Lodging for 2 nights ( 1  night in Coimbra + 1 night in Porto)

  • Double Room, breakfast included

  • Traditional Dinner with Fados Music en Coimbra on Friday Night

  • 1 Day Yellow Bus Pass in Oporto

  • 1 Scenic Boat Tour in Aveiro

  • Return to Salamanca by bus on Sunday

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Friday June  29 : Leave  Salamanca  in the morning and travel  by bus to  Coimbra. Check in at hotel and spend the afternoon touring city with the oldest university in Portugal.   In the evening: our group will enjoy a traditional Portuguese Cena at La Diligencia and hear authentic Fado music performed by local artists.

Saturday June 30 : Breakfast at hotel and depart for Porto,.  Check in at hotel and have the afternoon and evening free to explore the  beautiful city.  A Yellow bus pass is included for your ease and comfort. Visit the bodegas, harbor, museums and beaches.

Sunday  July 1 : Breakfast in Oporto.  Spend the morning finishing up your Porto adventures.  After lunch we leave  Porto for  Aveiro, a port city known for its stylish Art Nouveau buildings and canals.  .  Spend 2 -3 horas en Aveiro, a scenic boat tour is included in the package.  Depart Aveiro around 5:00 PM and arrive in Salamanca around 7:00 PM.

Price Per Person (Double Occupancy Room) …….. $500

(Supplemental charge for single room accomodations)

WEEKEND IN PAMPLONA: FIESTA DE SAN FERMIN

July 6- July 8, 2018

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Bus Transportation from Salamanca

  • Departure: Friday 2:00 PM   

  • Single Room Lodging for 2 nights in City Center

  • Ticket to Encierro on Saturday morning

  • Guided tour of the city

  • Return to Salamanca by bus on Sunday

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Friday July 6, 2018: Leave  Salamanca  in the early afternoon and travel  by bus to  Pamplona. The scenic trip will take us  through diverse regions of Spain, with two stops along the way for your comfort.  Check in at the residence and change into your fiesta clothes.  At 10:30 P.M. our guide will take us to a most spectacular fireworks display!  After the fireworks you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many open air concerts, markets and dining that remain open throughout the night. You may retire whenever you like, as your residence is located in the center of town.

Saturday July 7  : At 6:00 A.M. we will walk with our guide to the Plaza de Toros where we will view the most spectacular event of the Sanfermines: The Encierro or Running of the Bulls. At 10:00 A.M. we will situate ourselves to witness the great Procession of the Patron Saint. Since this is the first day of the festival and the actual Feast Day of San Fermín, we are fortunate to be here to witness the procession wind through the streets.   After the procession you may take a tour of the city guided by Don Vicente. Saturday afternoon you will be free to explore, enjoy the music, rest or just enjoy the festive atmosphere of the city during fiesta.

At 5:00 P.M. you may attend the bullfight if you have purchased a ticket or you can continue to enjoy festivities outside the Plaza de Toros. At 10:30 P.M. you will again witness the spectacular fireworks display. This night they will be even grander, as they escalate in magnitude each night of the 7day fiesta. You will again participate in the grandiose musical and cultural events that last throughout the night.  You can turn in whenever you like as your clean, comfortable bed awaits you in the residence.

Sunday  July 7 : Sunday July 8, 2018 -Pamplona-Salamanca

At 6:00 A.M. you may choose to walk again with our guide to the Plaza de Toros where you will view the daily Encierro or Running of the Bulls, or perhaps you will elect to sleep in.

At 11:00 A.M. we will depart for Salamanca in the coach bus.  En route we will stop for an hour and you may elect to buy lunch or a snack.  We will arrive in Salamanca around 5:00 P.M.  You will be dropped at one of the two stops where you joined the tour on Friday.

Price Per Person (Double Occupancy Room) ……..$480

WEEKEND IN ASTURIAS

July 20- July 22, 2018

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip bus transportation from Salamanca

  • Departure: Friday

  • Double occuancy in hotel for 2 nights

  • Breakfast in hotel Sat. and Sun.

  • Group travel to and from the organized points of interest over the 3 day weekend.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Hotel D. Pepe ***  (or Similar) (Ribadesella)

A few meters from the hotel you can enjoy an unforgettable visit to the famous Tito Bustillo Caves and its Museum. One of the few caves in which you can see prehistoric paintings of unique quality in the world.The cave of Tito Bustillo preserves twelve sets of rock art distributed throughout the cavity. The rich variety of these manifestations, with paintings and engravings of signs, animals and anthropomorphic representations, make the cave of Tito Bustillo is considered one of the best examples of Paleolithic rock art of Asturias and one of the most complete sites on the entire Corniche Cantabrian.

Saturday July 21, 2018

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Depart for Cangas de Onis and Los Picos de Europa:  The Santa Cueva de Covadonga is a Catholic sanctuary located in Asturias, northern Spain. It is a cave in the Picos de Europa mountains, which gives its name to the parish of Covadonga in the municipality of Cangas de Onís.  The Picos de Europa Natural Park, which occupies a large area of the Cantabrian Mountains, is the oldest natural park in Spain (close to 100 years old). It extends through the provinces of Asturias, Cantabria, and Castilla León. It is a high mountain park of karstic geology with an altitude that varies from 75 meters to more than 2600 meters above the surface of the sea. The faunal wealth of the National Park can be described as exceptional because it represents all the Cantabrian fauna.
  • Return to Hotel for the evening

Sunday July 22, 2018

  • Breakfast in the hotel, load suitcases in bus.
  • Depart for the coastal towns of LLanes and Ribadesella to enjoy the beaches and quaint village life.
  • Sunday can be a day of wáter sports and activites or simply enjoying the beauty of coastal villlage life, your choice.
  • 4:00 PM. Board bus for return trip to Salamanca.
  • 9:00 PM Arrive in Salamanca

Price Per Person (Double Occupancy Room) ……..$500