PORTGUAL & SPAIN 2020
This trip begins in Lisbon, Portugal and concludes in Madrid, Spain. Trip dates September 4-15, 2020.
TRIP IS AT CAPACITY. CONTACT US TO BE WAIT LISTED, we are a long way off, there will be likely be some changes.
We will settle into our Lisbon 4 star accommodations for the first few days, meandering along the beautiful mosaic sidewalks and enjoy food and wine tastings. Day trips will include the magical town of Sintra, with its mystical palaces and exotic parks, where you are sure to feel as if you have stepped into a fairy tale. No trip to Portugal is complete until you view the cliffs at Cabo da Roca, the most western point of continental Europe with breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic.
When the Moors invaded the land that now belongs to Portugal they brought with them the tradition of azulejo tiles. Your hands will work on an unforgettable souvenir as you create your own azulejo unique masterpiece.
Our adventure continues through the breathtaking scenery of southwest Spain finding our way to Seville. The Andalusian capital exudes joy and bustle in every street and square with its rich Arab legacy.
Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada’s mountains is the city of Granada. The last city taken by the Muslims in 1492 and the Andalusian charm is unparalleled. Granada’s Alhambra is the most renowned building of the Islamic historical legacy and has been chosen as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Making our way through western Spain we visit Toledo, known as the “city of the three cultures”, Christians, Arabs and Jews lived there for centuries. Behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues.
We wrap up our adventure in beautiful Madrid with plenty of quality time for shopping, museums and street level engagement topping off our adventure with a private paella cooking class.
Many of the daily adventures on Maverick trips are UNIQUE, one-of-a-kind opportunities with some components not available to the public. We offer intimate hassle free travel, professional full time escorts and university educated guides, wonderful accommodations, and street-level cultural engagement based in the world of art, architecture, archeology…. and wonderful local cuisine!
Price includes hotels, all ground transfers from hotel in Lisbon through arrival in Madrid. Many meals, wine tastings, admission fees and tips are included. Price does not include airfare. If you live I the metro DC area you may wish to travel on the same flights as Bonnie & Ken, we will be departing on September 4, 2020 from Washington/Dulles airport. Contact us for details.
This is Maverick Mosaics’ eighth international tour, and our proven success is due in large part to the expertise and planning of our travel and logistics partner A La Carte Travel. A La Carte Travel is a leader in exclusively providing educational institutions with affordable access to learning opportunities abroad, and Maverick Mosaics qualifies as an educational institution. Hassle free travel is a paramount feature, ground transportation and transfers are included, no waiting in lines for scheduled tours and we have professional multi lingual escorts and guides traveling with us. With 25+ years of experience organizing tours for educational institutions, A La Carte Travel is the perfect partner with Maverick Mosaics for this unique travel and learning experience.
Space is limited to 18 participants.
Price based on double occupancy, airfare not included.
What others have to say about our trips – With Bonnie and Ken we all were well taken care in countless ways, from food concerns to misplaced train tickets. We enjoyed a superior sensory, intellectual, and emotional experience. My feet are still floating above the ground. Thank you Bonnie and Ken for another life treat. — Camy