Spain ~ Barcelona & San Sebastian
Oct. 27 - Nov. 5, 2016
Please join us for an incredible trip to Spain - Barcelona and San Sebastian, Oct. 27 - Nov. 5, 2016. The trip will be hosted by Professor Peter Kalb, the Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at Brandeis University.
About the trip
Discover the dynamic regions of Catalonia and Basque Country, each with its own distinct identity, rich history and proud traditions. Dive headfirst into the surreal Mediterranean cityscape of Barcelona during a four-night stay, and witness the fantastical architecture of Antoni Gaudí, including the breathtaking and bizarre La Sagrada Família. Delight your palate with local specialties and sample the rich flavors produced from the rolling vineyards of Penedès.
Get an insider’s look at the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and marvel at the magnificent masterpieces inside. Meander along winding streets in the vibrant seaside village of San Sebastián, a 2016 European Capital of Culture where you’ll stay for four nights. Conclude this journey of Spain’s personality-packed sights in Pamplona, famous for the annual Running of the Bulls and the setting for Ernest Hemingway’s novel, “The Sun Also Rises.”
This tour includes excursions, educational programs, deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan featuring Spanish wine with dinner.
About Professor Peter Kalb
Peter R. Kalb is the Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at Brandeis University where he teaches modern and contemporary art history. His most recent book is Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary, (2014) examines political and aesthetic trends in today’s art world, and draws on a decade of teaching at Brandeis. Kalb was the revising author of the Fifth Edition of H.H. Arnason History of Modern Art (2004) and the author of High Drama: The New York Cityscapes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Margaret Bourke-White (2003). His scholarship addresses issues in twentieth and twenty-first century art and criticism and he serves as the Boston-based corresponding editor for Art in America. Kalb most recently contributed ““A Photorealism Fit for Politics: The Transformative Drawing of Andrea Bowers," to Elizabeth A. Pergam ed., Contemporaneity: Papers on Drawing in the 21st Century (2015) and “When We’re Screwed We Multiply: Andrea Bowers and Representation for Democracy,” to Rebecca McGrew ed. Andrea Bowers (2014).
Accommodations: Barcelona & San Sebastian
The Renaissance Barcelona Hotel is ideally situated near the Passeig de Gràcia and many of Barcelona’s top attractions. The hotel’s city-center location means that Barcelona’s best shops, restaurants and more are just steps away. After a day filled with seeing the best of Barcelona, return to a luxurious oasis. Relax in a well-appointed guest room with free Wi-Fi, an MP3 docking station and more.
Hotel De Londres Y De Inglaterra is located on beautiful La Concha Beach in the the center of San Sebastian, with the Old Quarter nearby. Each comfortable, air-conditioned guest room offers a private bathroom; direct-dial telephone; satellite television; mini-bar; and safe.
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AHI Travel is pleased to offer Flex Air. Brandeis travelers have the option to book individual flights, routing, class of service and dates of travel in consultation with an AHI experienced passenger service representative. Contact AHI Travel at 800-323-7373 for flight information and assistance.
Land only: $3,945 based on double occupancy. Value Added Tax (VAT) is an additional $295 per person. Single supplement: $495 per person. Deposit is $600 per person to reserve your space. Reservations received by April 26, 2016, receive a discount of $250 per person. Final payments are due August 13, 2016. Airfare is additional to the land package. AHI Travel is pleased to assist you with your flight arrangments to Barcelona, Spain from your preferred departure location.
Brandeis Alumni Travel Program works exclusively with Meyer and Associates to offer trip insurance for our Brandeis travelers. Travel insurance products are available to all travelers on a Brandeis trip with MH Ross Travel Insurance Services (MH Ross) and Travel Insured International (TII). Please inquire about trip insurance options following your trip reservation to meet any time-sensitive requirements.
For more information please call Meyer and Associates at 800-423-3632, or enroll online.
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