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
- Triple room discount - $15.00
- 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.
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.
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Tour # 1730 - Penn State York Madrid 2005
March 4 - March 12, 2005
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York, PA 17403
For more information on taking Spanish 130 as a 3-credit independent study course, please
Penn State York
Dr. Cecilia Heydl-Cortínez
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Tour #1730 - Penn State York