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Art History in Spain

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Contact Linda Fawcett, HSU Professor of Art and Art History
lfawcett@hsutx.edu or 325-670-1249

Optional: gain college credit (Summer 1, 2011)!
Art 1300: Introduction to Visual Art
Art 2306: Art History Survey I
Art 2307: Art History Survey II
Art 4399A: Special Topics - Art History in Spain I
Art 4399B: Special Topics - Art History in Spain II
(note: HSU tuition is not included in tour price but scholarships
are available to HSU students who register early!)


DATES:
June 6 - June 20, 2011


PRICE:
$4349

$1700 due NO LATER THAN March 1, 2011
Balance of $2649 due before April 1, 2011

Air travel arranged by Travel Factory, Abilene
Ground travel arrangements by JAC Travel, UK



INCLUSIONS/ EXCLUSIONS
Service Included Not
included
Air Transfer Round trip airfare between DFW Airport, Texas and International Airport in Madrid
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Accommodation 3 nights in a three star hotel in Madrid
2 nights in a three star hotel in Cordoba
1 night in a three star hotel in Seville
2 nights in a three star hotel in Granada
2 nights in a three star hotel in Valencia
3 nights in a three star hotel in Barcelona
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Meals Daily continental breakfast
at least 5 dinners
All others
Ground or Water Transfers

All transfers to and from airports in Spain.
All ground transportation by private, fully air-conditioned motor coaches as outlined in itinerary.
1-day Public transport card in Madrid.
2-days Public transport card in Barcelona.


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Guide/Assistants English-speaking Tour Guide to meet the group upon arrival in Madrid on Day 1 and remain with group until departure from Barcelona airport on Day 15.
Comprehensive sightseeing tours with the services of professional local English-speaking government-licensed guides as outlined in itinerary.
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Entrance Fees As listed in itinerary xx
Porterage XXX None
Tips/Gratuities XXX None

DOWNLOAD PDF of intinerary with commentary (subject to change)

DAY City Itinerary
06
June
11

(Day 1)
DFW • Group meets at DFW Airport, Texas (gate TBA) by 3:15 pm. At 5:35 pm fly to Madrid-Barajas Airport, Spain on American Airlines Flight 36.

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Note that flight details are always subject to change)
07
June
11

(Day 2)

Madrid

frescoed facade Casa de la Panaderia

Above: Las Meninas, Diego Velazquez, 17th century, Prado.

El Greco Baptism of Christ

Above, Baptism of Christ, El Greco, 1600, Prado.

Bosch_Hell

Above, Hell (right panel of GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS), Hieronymous Bosch, 1500, Prado.


• Arrive Madrid Barajas International Airport, Madrid, at 9:55 am.

• Meet English-speaking assistant and board a private local coach for an orientation tour of Madrid, then transfer to hotel

• Half-day sightseeing with local guide, including entrance at 2:45 pm to Museo del Prado (the BEST ART MUSEUM IN THE WORLD in Fawcett's humble opinion), including Headphone rental. Plan to stay at least 3 hours.

• Walk from Hotel to local restaurant & return, 3-course welcome dinner at 8:15.

• Overnight at HOTEL ABBA CASTILLA PLAZA, Madrid.
http://www.abbacastillaplazahotel.com/



Guernica

Above, Catfight, Francisco de Goya, 1786-87, Prado.

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entrance Prado

Above: Entrance to the Museo del Prado.

Van der Weyden_Descent From the Cross

ABOVE: Rogier van der Weyden's Descent From the Cross, 1435, Museo del Prado.

08
June
11

(Day 3)
Madrid

Velazquez-Las Meninas

Above: Guances Cave, Oscar Dominguez, 1935, Reina Sofia.


El Greco_Baptism of Christ

Above, The Smile of Flaming Wings, Joan Miro, 1953, Reina Sofia.


Goya_Catfight

Above, Female Fig Leaf, Marcel Duchamp, 1950-61, Reina Sofia.


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entrance Prado

Above: PICASSO's Guernica, 1937


• Breakfast at Hotel in Madrid.

• Walking and Public transportation today.

• Entrance to Museo Reina Sofia at 11 am (THE modern art museum in Madrid)

• Rest of day on your own for shopping and leisure. Dinner on your own.

• Overnight at HOTEL ABBA CASTILLA PLAZA, Madrid.


BELOW: Dali's Vision of the Grand Mastubator, 1929, Reina Sofia

Goya_Third of May 1808

09
June
11


(Day 4)

Day trip to Segovia, back to Madrid



Real Alcazar

Alcazar (Palace), Segovia


Roman Aqueduct_Segovia

Above: Roman Aqueduct, Segovia


san ildefonso

Entrance facade & gardens, Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia


• Breakfast at Hotel in Madrid.

• Depart Madrid by private a/c bus for fill-day excursion to nearby Segovia.

• Entrance to The Granja de San Ildefonso at 10:30 am AND entrance/guided tour of Alcazar Segovia at 2 pm.


• Return to Madrid, dinner on your own. Overnight at HOTEL ABBA CASTILLA PLAZA, Madrid.

segovia_SanIdefonsoGardens

Above: View of Gardens, Palace de San Ildefonso Granja, Segovia.

10
June
11

(Day 5)

Madrid - Aranjuez - Cordoba

Aranjuez - Royal Palace Gardens

Above: Royal Palace, Aranjuez


aranjuez RP Gardens 1

Above: View inside the Royal Palace Gardens, Aranjuez



Aranjuez RP Gardens 3

Above: View inside Royal Palace Gardens


• Breakfast at Hotel, Madrid.

• Transfer by private, air-conditioned touring motor coach to Cordoba.

• Entrance to Aranjuez Royal Palace Gardens, (Aranjuez is small town en route to Cordoba)... picnic lunch?

3-course dinner and overnight at HOTEL NH CALIFA, Cordoba.
http://www.nh-hotels.com/




Aranjuez_royalPalGardens

Above: View inside Royal Palace Gardens
11
June
11

(Day 6)

Cordoba

cordoba_Prayer Hall

ABOVE: Prayer Hall with its famous horseshoe arches, Great Mosque, Cordoba
BELOW LEFt: dome above mihrab, Great Mosque, Cordoba


Cordoba_greatmosque
Cordoba_MedinaAzabara_carving

ABOVE RIGHT: wall carving, 10th century, Medina Azabara.



cordoba_greatMosque

Aerial view of Great Mosque, Cordoba, 7-8th centuries

• Breakfast at Hotel, Cordoba.

• Full-day local guide provided.

• Entrance to La Mezquita (Great Mosque) at 9 am.

• Entrance to excavations of the 10th century Arab town, Medina Azabara.

• Dinner on your own.


• Overnight at HOTEL NH CALIFA, Cordoba.


cordoba_medinaAzabara_arches

Horseshoe arches, Medina Azabara, near Cordoba, 10th century

12
June
11

(Day 7)

Cordoba - Seville

Seville_RealAlcazar

Above: Garden view of Real Alcazar, Seville


Seville_RealAlcazar_crtyd

Above: Water Courtyard, Real Alcazar, Seville



Seville_BarrioSantaCruz

Above: View inside Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville


Seville Cathedral

Above: Exterior detail, Gothic Cathedral, Seville

• Breakfast at Hotel in Cordoba.

• Transfer by private motor coach to Seville.

• Full day local guide provided.

• Entrance to Seville Cathedral & La Giralda (bell tower).

• Entrance to Real Alcazar Seville.


• Also visit Barrio de Santa Cruz (old Jewish Quarter).

• Dinner on your own.

• Overnight at hotel in HOTEL DON PACO, Sevilla.
http://www.hoteldonpaco.com/eng/


Seville_LaGiralda

Above: La Giralda, Seville
13
June
11

(Day 8)

Seville - Granada

Granada_AlhambraWithMtns

Above: The Alhambra with mountain backdrop, Granada


Granada_streets

Above: Street view, Granada



Seville_JewishQuarter_Cathedral

View from Jewish Quarter (Barrio de Santa Cruz), Seville

• Breakfast at Hotel Seville.

• Private motor coach transfer to Granada.


• Rest of day on your own for shopping and leisure.

• 3-course dinner and overnight at HOTEL DON JUAN, Granada.
http://www.hoteldonjuan.com/


14
June
11

(Day 9)

Granada

Alhambra_aerial

Above: Aerial view of The Alhambra, Granada.


Granada_Court

Above:View inside the Court of the Lions, The Alhambra, Granada


Granada_Generalife Gardens

Above: View inside Generalife Gardens, Granada


Granada_Alhambra_Hall2Sisters

Dome of the Hall of Two Sisters, The Alhambra, Granada


• Breakfast at Hotel, Granada.

• Full-day local guide.

• Entrance to mountaintop palace: The Alhambra (10 am)

• Entrance to Gardens of Generalife (Gardens of Lofty Paradise).

• Dinner on your own.


• Overnight at HOTEL DON JUAN, Granada.



granada_alhambra_CrtLions

View inside the Court of the Lions, The Alhambra, Granada
15
June
11

(Day 10)

Granada - Valencia


alicante_beach

ABOVE: Spanish Mediterranean coastline


Students_bus

View on the bus, previous trip


• Breakfast at Hotel Granada.

• Transfer by private motor coach to Valencia.


• Dinner and overnight at HOTEL CATALONIA EXCELSIOR, Valencia.
http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/


16
June
11

(Day 11)

Valencia

Valencia_CentralMarket

Above and Below: Central Market, Valencia

Valencia_mandarins




Valencia_Cathedral

Above: Interior view of apse, Valencia Cathedral



Valencia_Opera

Above: Opera, Valencia

• Breakfast at Hotel, Valencia.

Full-day local guide.

• Walking tour of central Valenica and the Mercado Central (Central Market).

Entrance to Museo Nacional de Ceramica.

• Entrance to Valencia Cathedral

Shopping time and dinner on your own.

Overnight at HOTEL CATALONIA EXCELSIOR, Valencia.



Valencia_CeramicsMuseum

Above: Churriqueresque portal detail, National Museum of Ceramics, Valencia
17
June
11

(Day 12)

Valencia - Barcelona

Barcelona_Ramblas

Above: View along the Ramblas, Barcelona


barcelona_Ramblas_sreetperformers

Above: street performers along the Ramblas, Barcelona



Barcelona_Ramblas

Above: Aerial view of the Ramblas, Barcelona



• Breakfast at Hotel, Valencia.

• Transfer by private motor coach to Barcelona with seaside stop for lunch (beach time?).

• Afternoon on your own. Shop 'till you drop.

• OPTIONAL (for participants with tickets already reserved in advance): Opera Y Flamenco performance at the Teatro Poliorama, 7 pm.

• Overnight in HOTEL MEDIUM CITY, Barcelona (dinner on your own).
https://www.mediumhoteles.com/

18
June
11

(Day 13)

Barcelona

Barcelona_Ramblas

Above: Another view of street performers along the Ramblas, Barcelona


Barcelona_SagradaFamilia

Above: Gaudi's Church of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (begun 1883)


MiroMuseum

Above: View outside the Miro Foundation, Barcelona

PIcasso_Minotaur

Above: Picasso, Minotaurachy (print), Picasso Museum, Barcelona


• Breakfast at the Hotel, Barcelona.

• One-day Barcelona Travel pass.


• Half-day walking tour with local guide. Visit Las Ramblas, famous for its street performers and a typical Catalan city atmosphere.


• Entrance to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia at 11 am.

• Afternoon Entrance to the Picasso Museum
, and perhaps one other museum for some (OPTIONAL for second one).

Dinner on your own.

• Overnight at HOTEL MEDIUM CITY, Barcelona.



SanClementeTahull_NatMusCatalonia

Above: fresco: Christ in Glory, from the apse of San Clemente in Tahull, National Museum of Catalonia
19
June
11

(Day 14)

Barcelona

Gaudi_CasaMila

Above: Antonio Gaudi's Casa Mila, 1905-07, Barcelona


Gaudi_ParcGuell

Above: View from lookout hill inside Parc Guell, Barcelona (designed by Antonio Gaudi)



Gaudi_ParcGuell

Above: Detail of Pavilion ceiling, Gaudi's Parc Guell, Barcelona



• Breakfast at the Hotel, Barcelona.

• One-day Barcelona Travel pass.

• Morning visit to Gaudi's Guell Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

• Afternoon entrance to Gaudi's Casa Mila.

• Farewell 3-course dinner at a local restaurant.

• Overnight at HOTEL MEDIUM CITY, Barcelona.


20
June
11

(Day 15)
Barcelona - Overnight trans-Atlantic flight to JFK, USA


Final arrival at DFW, USA


• Breakfast at the Hotel, Barcelona.


• Transfer to Barcelona International Airport for flight to
USA on American Airlines Flight 151 (leaves at 12:35 pm). Arrive at JFK Airport, NYC at 3:20 pm. Go through customs. Leave JFK on American Flight 479 at 7:50 pm.

• Arrive DFW Airport at 10:45 pm.


(Remember that flight details are always subject to change)


NOTES:

i) Hotels are offered subject to availability.

ii) Should the group be traveling with more than one medium-sized suitcase per person it may be necessary to cost in a luggage van or trailer to carry the group’s luggage. Please advise us as soon as possible if this is the case and we will advise the supplemental costs. Airlines also charge for excess baggage (check with the airlines).

iii) All timings and distances are approximate and subject to variable conditions such as bad weather, public holidays, etc.

iv) Linda Fawcett and Hardin-Simmons University reserve the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in air fare, currency fluctuations, VAT or tax rates and tariffs, entrance fees or fuel surcharges, or if minimum number of participants is not met (20 paying participants). Conversely, any decreases in anticipated costs will be passed on to participants.

v) All entrances are subject to availability and opening times.

vi) For half-day and full-day coach/guide hire please note the following:
Half-day tours last a maximum of 2-3 hours, to finish no later than 13:00hrs
Full day tours last a maximum of 4-6 hours, to start no earlier than 08:00hrs and to finish no later than 18:00hrs.

vii) There are strict European laws concerning driver hours on touring coaches that must be respected at all times. A typical touring day can last a maximum of 8 hours with a minimum of 11 hours rest overnight. Furthermore the driver must have a rest every 7th day. These regulations are currently being reviewed and can change at short notice.

viii) Not included in tour price: Passport and Visa costs, Travel insurance, Excess Baggage Charges, Lunches and all but five evening meals, Personal Expenses, Individual Services apart from the group (including transfers between airport and hotels for tour members not with group), Transportation between home and airport, Airport Departure Taxes, Tips for personal services, Local Transportation other than that outlined on itinerary.

ix) Cancellations and Refunds: Up to 91 days before departure – full refund less $200 and any non-recoverable deposits paid to suppliers; 90-43 days before departure – full refund less $500 and any nonrecoverable deposits paid to suppliers; within 42 days of departure - up to 100% although all efforts would be made to recoup payments made to suppliers. These deposits reflect any cancellation penalties imposed by air carriers, hotels, ground operators, cruise boat operators, restaurants and other suppliers. As penalties could incur as much as 100%, tour participants are encouraged to take out travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Additionally, airlines may levy charges for changes to itinerary or to cancel an airline ticket or reservation covered with a deposit. Airline deposits are usually $100 - $200 per seat and must be cancelled 90 days before departure.