Spain 2024

Building Bridges - Spain 2024

Seeptember 19th - September 26th, 2024

Travel with us to southern Spain for the next “Building Bridges” trip! We’ll explore the architecture and landscape of Andalusía, also known as al-Andalus, and dive deeply into the unique seven-century history of religious coexistence between Muslims, Jews, and Christians. We’ll learn of the rich culture in medieval Spain in which poetry, fiction, architecture, philosophy, and visual arts flourished in an atmosphere of tolerance.

Our guides for this eight-day trip will be Mejdi Tours, specialists in “dual narrative” tour experiences who guided the 2023 Building Bridges trip to Morocco. We’ll start in Madrid on Monday, February 26th, travel to Toledo, Cordoba, and Seville, ending in Granada on March 5th. While learning about medieval Spain, we’ll meet with current Muslim and Jewish religious and political leaders and hold discussions with grassroots activists.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace in Madrid
  • Visit the Jewish Quarter and central mosques of old town Seville
  • Visit the Alhambra in Granada
  • Meet members of local interfaith communities
  • See El Greco’s masterpiece, “The Burialof Count Yorga,” at the Santo Tome Church in Toledo
  • In Seville, meet the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation
  • Tour the Medina Azzahra in Cordoba
  • Visit Sacromonte and Albayzi

 

Cost: $3,250 – 3,850* per person

*Final price determined based on number of participants (20 minimum). Prices are per person and based on double occupancy.

Group Leaders: Amira Quraishi, Lisa Breslau, Tahija Vikalo, and Roberta Elliott

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Included:

• 8 nights accommodation at 4-5* accommodations per itinerary

• 8 days private touring with two MEJDI guides (Elad & Aziz)

• Local guides per city tour/site, as relevant

• 7 days private bus transportation per itinerary

• 8 breakfasts [B], 3 lunches [L] and 6 dinners [D] per itinerary

• All entrances, sites, activities, and speaker honoraria per itinerary

• Meeting rooms space for reflection/group conversation as needed

• Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support

Itinerary:

Day 1: Monday, February 26: Arrival to Madrid

Day 2: Tuesday, February 27: Madrid

Day 3: Wednesday, February 28: Toledo

Day 4: Thursday, February 29: Welcome to Cordoba

Day 5: Friday, March 1: Cordoba

Day 6: Saturday, March 2: Seville

Day 7: Sunday, March 3: Granada

Day 8: Monday, March 4: Granada

Day 9: Tuesday, March 5: Departure from Granada

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