Spain Tour – Bringing the Divine Feminine with Judith Pentz

Overview

$3299Tour Only 11days
price per person, double occupancy*

Deadline for reservations: January 18, 2020.

Style Custom Group
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
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THE DIVINE FEMININE IN SPAIN: GRANADA, CORDOBA, MONTSERRAT AND BARCELONA

Join us for a trip of a lifetime. Travel and learn ways to invite the Divine into life with each step. Explore sacred sites where contemplation and meditation are accessed as tools of focus before and after various activities.  The journey is designed to allow each of us to be aware of our connection and intimate relationship with the universe.

Any faith or tradition is welcome and will be integrated into the exercises.  Activities and focus may be facilitated with prayer, awareness of a divine symbol, or even your connection to nature. Before the trip begins, in the months to come, I will guide you in prayers, visualizations, and meditations to facilitate blessings and opportunities in the trip to come. In my experience, seeking a journey where I bring joy, love, protection, and of course fun, into the experience for myself and all concerned, cultivates a voyage of grace. 

I would love to catalyze your awareness of Divine in a pilgrimage of Self, while learning the tools of connection and co-creation.  Take the challenge to step over your inner barriers to yourself and Universe. Join myself and seventeen others on a once in a lifetime experience. I look forward to meeting you.

Package includes

  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations in Granada
  • One-way flight from Granada to Barcelona
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations in Montserrat
  • 4 nights hotel accommodations in Barcelona
  • 12 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinner
  • Welcome cocktail reception with hot and cold appetizers
  • All Internal transportation (**Arrival transfer is additional – Departure transfer is included with listed tour itinerary)
  • Local tour guides, English speaking
  • Friendly Planet Representative (Terri Ross) for entire tour duration – Full time tour director

Optional add-ons

  • Pre-night in Granada at the Vincci Albaycin Hotel

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices, tour only
per person, double occupancy*
2020 DEPARTURES
Dates Price
Starts: Mon, May 18, 2020
Finishes: Thu, May 28, 2020
May 18 – May 28
$3299 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Spain Tour – Bringing the Divine Feminine into your life as we travel
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$749
Optional Pre-night at Vincci Albaycin, Granada
Pre-Night Vincci Albaycin, Granada w/breakfast +$73
Pre-night at Vincci Albaycin, Granada w/breakfast
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$142

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

This package does not include flights to the destination.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Granada on your own

  4 nights Vincci Albaycin, Granada.

  • Arrive in Granada, meet your private driver and transfer to your hotel 
  • Welcome cocktail reception with hot and cold appetizers

Day 2: Granada

  Breakfast.

  • AM City tour of Granada
  • Visit Royal Palace
  • Evening Flamenco Show with drink included

Cathedral interior, GranadaFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, discover the historical, monumental and cultural richness of Granada. Admire the city highlights like the famous Gothic Cathedral containing the Royal Chapel with the tomb of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Explore the city's historic neighborhoods like the Albaycin, the old Arab quarter, constructed on a medieval town plan with cobbled streets and small squares, where you will reach San Nicolas viewpoint offering magnificent views of the Alhambra, the city of Granada and Sierra Nevada. Next to Albaycin is located the hill of Sacromonte, another typical quarter famous for its cave dwellings, gypsy community, and flamenco tradition. 

The Cathedral in Granada is one of the summits of the Spanish Renaissance. The Royal Chapel was built with a single nave, an eight-angled presbytery preceded by stands, a small crossing and a high choir at its bottom. The Royal Pantheon is where the remains of King Ferdinand, the Queen Isabella, Philip the First and Joanna the First, and Miguel, the Prince of Asturias lay. 

After lunch on your own, enjoy a relaxed, informal exploration of the Albaicín district, one of the oldest centers of Muslim culture in Granada, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Due to the strong Muslim influence in this area, it was the place where the first Ziri wall was constructed in the 11th century. 

Flamenco performanceNext, you will learn how the medieval Islamic city has kept its identity into the modern age, explaining its social history and character in an anecdotal style, while answering your questions about current-day Spain. As you walk through its twisting alleyways, you will come across stunning views of the city, the majestic Alhambra palaces and, the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada during the winter months. You will stroll around the scented gardens of Cármenes, a typical construction of the city of Granada where the home and greenery of the garden and the orchard blend in a unique way that makes you enjoy the slow rhythms of daily life, in this most traditional and yet singular neighborhood.

This evening, enjoy a Flamenco Show. Prepare yourself for a bewitching night of song, guitar and flamenco dancing, a genuinely Spanish popular art, in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada. This is the birthplace of the art of flamenco, where you will live and feel the passion of the world of flamenco (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Enjoy the show while having a drink.

Day 3: Granada - La Alhambra – Generalife Gardens

  Breakfast.

  • Alhambra transfer and entrance fee (please see information about booking a private tour)
  • Visit the Generalife Gardens
  • Afternoon at leisure

La Alhambra Reflecting PoolFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour as you visit the Alhambra palace and gardens, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on a rocky hill, on the banks of the Darro River, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. 

The Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art with carved cedar-wood, stuccowork, and gorgeous mosaics. Originally designed as a military fortress, the Alhambra became the site the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition). The complex is formed by the stunning Moorish palaces and the Palace of King Charles V, a Renaissance building, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra, as well as the Alcazaba fortress and an opposite independent palace: The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards, greenery, fountains that keep the palace cool and beautiful gardens that welcome the visitor.

Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Granada – Cordoba Day Trip

Breakfast.

  • Day trip to Cordoba

Bell Tower of Mezquita, CordobaFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, enjoy your drive to Cordoba with an inspiring visit of the old town upon arrival. The strategic situation of Cordoba besides the Guadalquivir River and the heritage of the different cultures who settled in those fertile lands made the area a privileged region. The structure of the Mosque-Cathedral is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture. It was originally a church built by the Visigoths and it has been witness and victim of historical fights between Muslims and Christians since 711 when the Muslims first conquered Spain.

Day 5: Granada – Barcelona - Montserrat

  2 nights Abat Cisneros, Montserrat. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • In the morning meet your private driver and transfer to the airport
  • Take a direct flight to Barcelona
  • On arrival, meet your private driver and transfer to Montserrat
  • Afternoon free time for meditation

Day 6: Montserrat

  Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  • Tour Montserrat - Black Madonna
  • Afternoon free time for meditation

Montserrat Basilica InteriorFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, explore Montserrat, one of the main landmarks of Catalonia offering 4 different parts for visiting: the Natural Park, which the most important point is the Mountain, with great beauty, the complex of the Abbey and Benedictine Basilica, the Black Madonna of Montserrat, an icon of Catalonia, and the famous Escolanía.

Your private guide shows you the complex, including its interesting museum and if you are lucky enough to arrive in time, you enjoy one of the oldest choirs in Europe, dating from the 13th century.

Day 7: Montserrat – Figueres – Girona - Barcelona

4 nights Catalonia Born, Barcelona.   Breakfast.

  • Full Day Girona/Figueres Tour including entrance fees to explore Cathedral in Girona & Dali Museum in Figueres
  • Drive to Barcelona and check-in to hotel

Figueres Dali Theater MuseumFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour to Dalí's Museum in Figueres and the charming city of Girona. Discover the surreal world of painter Dalí visiting his museum in Figueres and enjoy lunch on your own in a typical local restaurant. Opened in 1974, the Dalí Theatre-Museum was built on the remains of the former Figueres Theater. It contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations down to the works of the last years of his life. 

Continue to Girona, where you will enjoy a private guided walking tour that will trace its more than 2000 years of history through two fortified enclosures, the Força Vella and the Medieval Quarter. City landmarks are the Arab baths, the houses on the Onyar River, and the walk around the city walls, the longest Carolingian walls in Europe (9th century). The highlights of Girona are rounded off by the impressive old Jewish Quarter or Call, with its beautiful streets and porticoed squares, and by the exuberant baroque spaces and Noucentisme-style buildings. 

Day 8: Barcelona

Breakfast & lunch.

  • Morning historic city tour
  • Visit La Boqueria market – lunch on your own
  • Evening visit to Passeig de Gracia with tour at Casa Mila (La Pedrera - Origins program)

Full Day Itinerary: After breakfast, enjoy a Gothic Quarter guided walking tour. Take a journey back in time and discover the historic city center, finding Roman remains and medieval palaces in the heart of Barcelona. After visiting the Plaça de Sant Jaume, the current seat of local and regional government, you’ll be able to enjoy unique landmarks sites, such as the Plaça del Rei, the historic powerhouse of medieval Catalonia; the Jewish Quarter, El Call; the cathedral, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Barcelona; and the Roman walls, the most important remains from that period that survived until today.

La Boqueria, BarcelonaVisit La Boqueria market, famous for the quality and diversity of products on sale from all over the world, a place well worth visiting. The best way to feel its special atmosphere is to stroll around the stalls with fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, and pop into its bars and restaurants to enjoy the mixture of sounds, aromas and flavors. You will have the chance to taste local products paired with a glass of cava.

Enjoy a guided walking tour to explore Picasso’s Barcelona in-depth and visit some of the key places where the artist spent his time when he lived in Barcelona. An expert guide will accompany you through the bohemian Barcelona of Picasso.

Casa Mila, BarcelonaThis evening, visit Passeig de Gracia and enjoy a night tour at Casa Mila (La Pedrera - Origins program). Accompanied by a guide, you will visit the Flower Courtyard and the Butterfly Courtyard, the Whale Attic hosting the Gaudí Exhibition and the Warrior Rooftop. Over the course of the tour, you will be able to watch a number of audio-visual presentations, culminating in the video mapping of the Roof-terrace of Gaudí’s building, which makes the most of the remarkable architecture of this space to take you on a journey back to the origins of life.

Day 9: Barcelona

  Breakfast.

  • Guided tour and Sagrada Familia visit
  • Afternoon at leisure

Sagrada Familia at nightFull Day Itinerary:  After breakfast, discover the fascinating world of modernist architect Antoni Gaudí on a private tour in the company of an expert local guide for 5 hours who exposes Gaudi's extraordinary achievements. The immortal Sagrada Familia, a monumental masterpiece of Gaudi’s architecture still under construction over 100 years after building commenced (visit with towers included).

Day 10: Barcelona

Breakfast & dinner.

  • Visit the Parc Guell with access to the monumental area of the park
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant

Park Güell, BarcelonaFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, learn about Gaudi and his iconic architectural style whose works have redefined and transformed the landscape of Barcelona, no less than seven have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Located in the upper part of the city and with unbeatable visits to Barcelona, the Park Güell allows a view on the creative fullness of the architect Antoni Gaudi. Access included to the monumental area of the park, full of symbolism and echoed his inexhaustible fantasy. Drop off near shopping and places for lunch. Pick up and return to hotel.

Day 11: Return to in USA from Barcelona 

  Breakfast.

  • Transfer from hotel to Barcelona Airport
  • Flight not included in tour cost

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