|FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SPANISH MYSTICS
April 26 – May 6, 2014
Rev. Cindy Bates and Rev. Carolyn Waters
Saturday April 26, 2014
Delta Airlines Flight #1316 Depart Denver at 12:00 noon – Arrive Atlanta at 4:55 pm
Delta Airline Flight # 108 Depart Atlanta at 5:50 p.m. – Arrive Madrid at 8:35 am on Sunday
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Transfer by bus from the airport to our hotel in Madrid. Enjoy a welcome brunch and then check into our rooms. This afternoon, we will enjoy an open top bus tour of Madrid to get an overview of the city. Enjoy dinner on your own.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then have a full day in Madrid to visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum and enjoy the beauty of Plaza del Sol and Plaza Major. This evening, we will enjoy an included dinner at one of the famous Flamenco restaurants of Madrid.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This morning we will depart for the nearby town of Avila, Spain where we will convene at the Convento de la Encarnacion for some spiritual reflections on Saint Teresa of Avila’s life and spiritual legacy. We will tour Avila’s key monuments such as its magnificent 12th century wall and the fortress-Cathedral.
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 A local guide will lead us on a tour of the key monuments in Segovia such as the Roman Aqueduct and the Carmelite Convent where St. John of the Cross is buried with a meditation on his life and works.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
After breakfast at the hotel, we will check out of our hotel and depart for Le Rioja and check into our hotel in the middle of the Spanish wine country. We will enjoy a tour of this beautiful part of Spain, enjoying visits to a few of the over 500 wineries located in this area. This region is also closely linked to the famous Way of Saint James pilgrim route. This evening, we will stay in our hotel in the Le Rioja area. Dinner tonight is on your own.
Friday, May 2, 2014. Today, we will meet a guide on the famous El Camino de Santiago trail. While the full walk can take four weeks, we will spend today walking a short portion of the trail along the route. Our guide will help us with a better understanding of the history and meaning behind this pilgrimage. This evening, we will return to our hotel in Le Rioja.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 After we enjoy breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and depart for Zaragoza. Here we will reflect on the Apostle James, patron of Spain --tradition tells us that the Virgin Mary came to Spain and visited him in the year 40 to encourage him in his efforts to convert Spain and its people to Christianity. After lunch, we will visit the Basilica and city's monuments and then check into our hotel The group will depart for Barcelona where we will check into our hotel Dinner is on your own.
Sunday, May 4 After Breakfast at the hotel, The group will depart for Barcelona.
This afternoon and evening are free to explore this amazing coastal city. Dinner is on your own.
Monday, May 5 After Breakfast, we will travel to the shrine of Our Lady of Monserrat, where Ignatius of Loyola had made his peace with God. Reflections on his conversion, life and spirituality will be followed by morning Mass at the Benedictine monastery . After lunch and back in Barcelona we will tour some of the city's most distinctive places, the Gothic Quarters, Holy Family Church , and Cathedral. Tonight, we will enjoy a final farewell dinner with the group.
Tuesday, May 6 Depart for US.
Delta Flight # 115 Depart Barcelona at 11:40 a.m. Arrive Atlanta at 4:00 p.m.
Delta Flight #2266 Depart Atlanta at 5:45 p.m. Arrive Denver at 7:14 p.m.
Price: The price for the trip is estimated to be approximately $3200 per person , double occupancy. The final price will be determined when the final payment is due. Since Spain is on the Euro, the final price may adjust slightly up until the final payment is due, but we will make every effort to keep the price as close to the original quoted price as possible.
Payments: To hold a spot on the trip, a deposit of $500 per person is required. A second payment of $1500.00 will be due on Dec. 15, 2013 with the final balance due February 1, 2014.
Flights: We endeavor to book flights, using economy class seats, that provide the best schedule at lowest price. Upgrades to Business Class on the same itinerary may be available. For a price quote, please let me know.
You may choose to book your own airfare because you are traveling on a different itinerary or using Frequent flyer miles, please let me know that you will not be using the group fare.
If you would like to alter either your departing flight or your return flight and leave early or return later, we can make that change with the group fare. Please let me know the specifics of your itinerary so I can get a quote.
For all flights, You will need to provide information from your passport, your name, exactly as it appears on your passport along with your date of birth, passport number and the passport expiration date.
Once you have made a payment, If you must cancel before 120 days prior to the trip, you will be entitled to a full refund. Between 120 days and 30 days prior to the trip, you will be entitled to a refund of the total trip cost less the cost of the airline ticket and any non refundable deposits paid to hotels and other vendors plus a handling fee of $200.00. If you cancel less than 30 days prior, there will be no refund. If you cancel after 120 days prior and the airfare has been paid, you may be entitled to an airline credit less the change fee assessed by the airline. Usually you have one year to use the value of the ticket minus the change fee set by the airline, currently at $300.00.
You may wish to purchase trip insurance to protect your cost of the trip in case of a last minute emergency. Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive an application for trip insurance. Please note that insurance will only cover pre-existing conditions if it is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. You can also purchase and compare insurance plans on the website www.insuremytrip.com. You can purchase trip insurance to cover limited situations or you can purchase insurance that will allow you to cancel for any reason. Prices and various plans are available.
Baggage: Most carriers allow for one free checked bag on international flights. You will be charged for a second checked bag. Please check the website for specific prices. You will be allowed a small carry-on and one personal bag. Please be sure you meet the specifications for the carry on bag so you are not surprised with a charge at check in.
FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SPANISH MYSTICS
April 26 – May 6, 2014
Rev. Cindy Bates
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Checks made out to: “Travel to Remember” Memo: “Spanish Mystics 2014”
Deposit of $500 per person – by October 1, 2013
Second Payment of $1500 per person – by December 15, 2013
Final Payment of balance –tbd – February 1, 2014
Please print this and mail with your checks to:
Travel to Remember
Attn: Bob Zehr
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Indianapolis, IN 46260