Spain October 12-24, 2018

Andalusia Festival Tour!

Malaga, Cadiz, Seville, Cordoba, Jaen, Granada

Folk Dancing, Folk Music, History, Culture, Art, and Adventure!

When: October 12-24, 2018

Led by:   Jim Gold and Lee Friedman

Malaga, Cadiz, Seville, Cordoba, Jaen, Granada!
Prepare your Don Quixote heart for a windmill tilting, delighting,  ultimate olay tour beyond your wildest flamencan dreams.  We’ll meet local folk music and dance groups, learn fandango,  jota, bolero, and sevillana.  The hotels are lovely, the food delicious, the spirit exuberant! From Malaga, home of Picasso, to Cordoba, former capital of the medieval Umayyad dynasty with its mosque, old quarters—the Juderia and San Lorenzo areas— to the Andalusian capital, Seville, with its landmark Giralda Tower, to Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, surrounded  by fertile plains, filled with Moorish culture and the breathtaking Alhambra Palace, through the picturesque countryside to the exciting and lesser known provinces of Jaen and Cadiz, you will be part of an unforgettable Spanish adventure!
Come spend 13 days of Spanish cultural and Andalusian folklore discovery. Iberians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Berbers, Arabs have left a mark on this most sunny region of Spain.    Our tours are for dancers, non-dancers, and anyone with a love of travel and culture.Our price includes round trip jet from New York, transfers, hotels, three meals daily, and our own bus and guide.

Price: Land Only: $3495 approx, Land and Air: $ 4395 approx.

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Our Itinerary:
Day 1: October 12, Friday: Depart for Malaga
from New York’s JFK airport (or Newark).

Day 2: October 13, Saturday:
Arrival in Malaga–birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Lodgings in Parador de Gibralfaro.

Day 3-4: October 14-15, Sunday-Monday:
Travel to Cadiz —stop in Gibraltar to meet Her Majesty’s subjects at the rock.  Lodgings in the Monasterio de San Miguel in the Puerto de Santa Maria, a town across the bay of Cadiz.  Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe, handled the commercial monopoly with America in the eighteenth century.   We’ll visit thenn eo classic Catedral  Nueva with Manuel de Falla’s tomb,  Ayuntamiento (City Hall), the  Diputación Provincial (old customs house), and the Museo de Bellas Artes.  Meet with the local Cadiz folk dance group.

Day 5-7: October 16-18, Tuesday-Thursday:
Travel to Sevilla. Lodgings in the Hotel San Gil near the Macarena Church.  The Romans made it capital of Andalucia with the name Hispalis. Occupied by the Arabs in the eighth century, it was the capital of commerce for the Spanish Empire from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.  We’ll visit La Torre del Oro (the old Arabic walls), Los Reales Alcazares (fortress residence to Arabic and later Christian rulers), the Archivo de Indias, the Universidad (located in the old Tobacco Factory – “Carmen”) and multiple palaces from local aristocratic families.  We’ll meet with a local folk dance group, walk through La Macarena, and visit the Old Juderia (Jewish neighborhood) in the barrio de Santa Cruz.

Day 8: October 19, Friday: 
Travel to Córdoba Also a capital in Roman times and seat of the first Califa independent from Damascus, the zenith of its cultural and economic splendor took place during the ninth and tenth centuries. We’ll visit the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos,  the Synagogue (only one preserved in Andalucía), and the “Judería” (the medieval Jewish neighborhood).  Drive to Jaén, a city that still maintains its medieval and renaissance character.  Lodgings in the Parador de Baeza.

Day 9: October 20, Saturday: 
Jaén–Ubeda–Baeza We’ll meet with the “Lola Torres” Association–a local folklore group

Day 10-12: October 21-23, Sunday-Tuesday:
Travel to Granada  (birthplace of Garcia Lorca). Lodgings downtown in the Hotel Princesa Ana or in the Luz Granada.  We’ll visit the magnificent the Alhambra,  the Catedral, and the Palacio de Carlos V.  Meet with a local Granada folk dance group.

Day 13: October 24, Wednesday:  Travel to the Malaga Airport—return to NY.

About Jim Gold

JJim Gold at Mt Araratim brings a love of music, people and languages to his tours and  dance classes, making them a joy for all ages. For over 25 years, he has led Jim Gold International Folk Tours to Bulgaria, Greece, Norway,Turkey, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Egypt, Tunisia, Russia, the Baltics and Spain to experience their history and culture, from a folk dance perspective. He is also the author of ten books. His latest is: 50 Folk Dances Choreographed by Jim Gold. Jim is a classical guitarist and folk singer as well.
He has performed on TV, at universities and schools, and on national radio.

About Lee Friedman
Lee Friedman

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I can’t wait to go! Enclosed is my registration deposit of $200 per person. Single supplement: $595 app. Additional charges: Service charges:$85. Gratuities and drinks during meals not included.  Program subject to change without notice. Group air: Minimum 10 people needed for group air rate to apply. If not met, additional fees will be added. Air taxes and fuel surcharges not guaranteed until ticketing one month before departure. Group rate: A minimum of 15/20 or 25 people required or additional fees may apply. Cancellations 60 days prior to departure: Total refund: Less than 60 days: No refund. Travel insurance always recommended.  Total balance due July 1, 2018

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