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Madrid - Academic trip 2005, Tour #1730

 
March 4 - March 12, 2005

Itinerary
Cost
Terms and Conditions
Cancellations
Registration
 
 
Day 1 Friday, March 4 - Departure

Depart from Washington Dulles airport for Madrid, via Paris, with Air France. AF flight #027 leaves Dulles at 10:20 p.m.

Day 2 Saturday, March 5 - Madrid

Arrival CDG airport in Paris and connection with your Madrid flight. AF flight #1600 arrives Madrid at 2:45 p.m. On arrival, transfer by coach to your hotel. The hotel Regina is located in the heart of Madrid. Rest. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:30 p.m. Madrid by night. Walk to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza Santa Ana.

Day 3 Sunday, March 6 - Madrid

Buffet breakfast. Meet in the lobby at 8:30 a.m. Walk down Alcalá to the Prado Museum. Tour El Greco, Velázquez and Goya collections. At 11:00 a.m. walk over to Madrid´s renowned El Rastro flea market (only on Sundays). Lunch. Tour the old district of Madrid. Free evening. Closer to our departure I’ll have a better idea of the schedule for a flamenco show at Casa Patas. That’s always in the evening, around 10:00 p.m.

Day 4 Monday, March 7 - Madrid

Meet in the lobby at 8:30 a.m. Walk through old Madrid to the Royal Palace for a visit. Cross the street and visit the Nuestra Señora de la Almudena (Madrid’s new cathedral). Lunch. Visit the Reina Sofía Art Center, Spain’s modern art museum which houses Picasso’s Guernica.

Day 5 Tuesday, March 8 - Madrid

Meet in the lobby at 8:30 a.m. Optional trip to Toledo. We’ll be taking a local train to Toledo (one hour away). Full day in this medieval city, historical capital of Spain for over one thousand years. Visit the Cathedral, El Greco’s house, la iglesia de Santo Tomé (see El Greco’s “The Burial of Count Orgaz”), Sinagoga del Transito (Sephardic museum), Santa María la Blanca. After buying damascene jewelry, famous Toledo swords, and marzipan we return to Madrid. Free evening.

Day 6 Wednesday, March 9 - Madrid

Optional excursion to Segovia, a Roman city rich in historical buildings. It is famous for its 2000-year-old aqueduct and a fairy tale castle, home to Queen Isabella. A bus will be picking us up at the hotel after breakfast.

Day 7 Thursday, March 10 - Madrid

Optional half day excursion to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. El Escorial has been called the eighth wonder of the world. This large complex half an hour outside of Madrid was built by Philip II in the 16th century and houses a palace, a monastery, a basilica, the royal pantheon, a large art collection, and an impressive library with thousands of manuscripts. Free afternoon and evening.

Day 8 Friday, March 11 - Madrid

Full day at leisure.


Day 9 Saturday, March 12 - Return

Transfer by coach to the airport for flight AF#1401 leaving at 1:30 p.m. for Paris, connecting with your flight to Washington. Arrival Dulles airport at 7:15 p.m.


Cost information for Madrid trip


The price for the Madrid trip - from $1,075.00


The Price Includes:

  • Air France flights from Washington Dulles airport
  • Airport taxes @ approximately $130.00
  • Seven nights hotel accommodation, double occupancy, Hotel Regina, a three star hotel in the heart of Madrid.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Airport/hotel/airport transfers on arrival and departure.
  • Tuition for up to 3 credits for full-time students at any Penn State campus.

The Price Does Not Include:

  • Single room supplement + $ 255.00
    • Single price $1,330.00
  • Triple room discount - $15.00
    • Triple price $1,060.00
  • Optional excursion
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Cost of personal items: phone, drinks, laundry, etc.
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Passport & visa fee
  • Everyone needs a valid passport. In case you are not an American citizen a visa may be required.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Full day to Segovia $ 65.00 Transportation only
Half day Escorial & Valle $40.00 Transportation only
Evening Flamenco : show & drink $45.00

Friends, family of Penn State students, faculty, and employees are welcome on our trips.

Terms and Conditions

Celestial Voyagers¹ terms depend on contracts with Air France and the hotels. Regulations below must be strictly enforced.
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Following penalties will apply:
  • Deposit: $150.00 nonrefundable processing fee on all orders is due prior to November 26, 2004
  • Final payment: due January 21, 2005 at the latest.
  • Late fee: $100 +, applicable for registration and/or balance payments received January 22, 2005 or later.
  • 100 percent of total price for cancellations on November 27 or later
All cancellations must be sent in writing. We strongly recommend that you avail yourself with travel insurance as a protection against these penalties. Please, check with Celestial Voyagers for travel insurance plans and premiums.

Cancellations

All cancellations must be received in writing. We strongly recommend that you avail yourself with travel insurance as a protection against these penalties. Please, check with Celestial Voyagers for travel insurance plans and premiums.
Following penalties will apply:
  • 25 percent of total price for cancellations January 21 - Feb 4
  • 50 percentof total price for cancellations February 5 - Feb.18
  • 100 percent of total price for cancellations on February 19 or later.

Registration


To make your reservation, you can either register online or by mail. If you register on line, fill in the web reservation form and add all the information requested; then within seven days mail your deposit, insurance information and copy of your passport to:

Celestial Voyagers, Inc.
79 Watermill Lane
Great Neck N.Y. 11021

E-mail: sales@celestialvoyagers.com
800-651-6262
516 829-1525
Fax: 516-829-0703

Registration Information:
Tour # 1730 - Penn State York Madrid 2005
March 4 - March 12, 2005
Penn State University
YORK CAMPUS
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403

Information Contacts:

For more information on taking Spanish 130 as a 3-credit independent study course, please contact:

Penn State York
Dr. Cecilia Heydl-Cortínez
E-mail: chc5@psu.edu
Phone: 717 771 4151

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