Heavenly International Tours, Inc.
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Inspirational Tour of Spain

Tour Hosts: Pastor Michael Dudley and Elisha and Merle Ben-Yitzhak

 

DATES: November 5-14, 2003
PRICE: Call for price 414-352-6522 or 800-322-8622
Initial Deposit: April 1, 2003
2nd Deposit: July 1, 2003
Final Payment: Due September 10, 2003

Cities and Sites on Tour: Madrid, Toledo, Basilica, El Greco, Synagogue of the Transit, Santo Tome, Train to Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Costa del Sol, Torremolinos, Marbella, Ronda, Gibraltar

It gives us great pleasure to offer you our exciting and Inspirational Tour of Spain. This tour will have a unique blend of fellowship, history, culture and spectacular landscapes. The early history of Spain shows us the successive wave of different cultures and religions that spread across the Peninsula. Our tour includes important cities and sites in Spain such as: Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Costa del Sol. Since Spain has a unique cuisine, we have included some dinners in local Spanish restaurants for you to enjoy! This is an escorted tour with professional guides, tour leaders and drivers. On behalf of Heavenly International Tours’ Travel Family and Pastor Michael Dudley, we thank you for your interest in this tour and look forward to share this experience with you.

See the Tour Features and Itinerary below

Tour Features Include:

  • Round-trip flight from Chicago/Madrid
  • Meet and assist
  • One way AVE high speed train from Madrid/Seville
  • One way flight Malaga/Madrid
  • All transfers from airports/hotels/train
  • 2 nights - Madrid
  • 1 night - Seville
  • 1 night - Cordoba
  • 1 night - Granada
  • 3 nights - Marbella, Costa del Sol
  • Breakfast and dinner daily with special
  • Farewell dinner in Costa del Sol
  • Private motor-coach for travel with professional tour guides and drivers
  • Entrance fees to sites, porterage and service charges
  • Time for shopping and much, much more….


 

Daily Tour Itinerary:

NOVEMBER 5 WEDNESDAY - DEPARTURE.
Today we depart for Spain. Enjoy superb in- flight service and wonderful meals on our flight across the Atlantic.

NOVEMBER 6 THURSDAY - ARRIVE - MADRID.
We arrive to sunny Madrid, which is the capital of Spain. Meet our representative who will assist us through customs. Drive into the cosmopolitan city of Madrid and check into our hotel. Remainder of day is free for rest. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our hotel. Dinner & overnight - Madrid (D)

NOVEMBER 7 FRIDAY - TOLEDO/BASILICA / EL GRECO / SYNA-GOGUE of the TRANSIT/ SANTO TOME.
Breakfast in hotel. First we enjoy Toledo and explore this luxury of Spain. Toledo has a privileged location and natural turn of the Tagus River together with its continuous population from ages ago, create a unique city in which beautiful and harmonious buildings of an array of architectural styles are found. In its medieval past, Toledo appears as an example of the tolerance and coexistence of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures. Toledo is known for its special musical splendor and tasty traditional recipes. The Christian presence in Toledo is most easy to see as it is still there today. The most visible product of this is the massive Gothic cathedral located in the center of the Muslim City. One of the most remarkable Spanish artists was El Greco who came to Spain in 1577. We visit his house, which is now a museum of his works. Some say Dominicus Theotocopoulous, (El Greco),
was drawn to the city of Toledo by the supernatural. His work is on display in the Prado Museum, which boasts 33 works. Next we visit the Church of Santo Tome where we admire the most famous painting - "El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz" by El Greco. We continue to the Synagogue of the Transit ordered to be constructed in 1336. After the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews in 1459, it stopped being a synagogue and came under religious order of Calatrava and afterwards of the Alcantara. Today it hosts the official acts and numerous exhibits of its original Sephardic beliefs. In the afternoon we drive back to Madrid for a visit to the Prado Museum which houses masterpieces of Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, El Bosco, Murillo, Rubens and more. Afterwards, we continue to the magnificent 18th century Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. In the evening, enjoy a great dinner in a charming Spanish restaurant. Dinner and Overnight - Local Restaurant - Madrid (B,D)

NOVEMBER 8 SATURDAY - TRAIN to SEVILLE.
Breakfast in hotel. This morning we leave on the high speed train (AVE) to Seville. We travel to the marvelous city of Seville with its unique ambience and its great monuments. The Arabian bell-tower Giralda Tower, a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Moorish styles, the enormous cathedral, Torre del Oro, the old Jewish district Barrio Santa Cruz, where you view narrow and colorful streets with orange trees and beautiful courtyards. Follow the steps where Christopher Columbus began to dream of his trip to India. Proceed to the Plaza de Espana built for the Iberoamerican Exposition in 1929. Tonight we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. Dinner and Overnight - Sevilla (B,D)

NOVEMBER 9 SUNDAY - CORDOBA.
Breakfast in hotel. This morning we drive from Seville to Cordoba. The long time center of Moorish Spain preserves monuments of outstanding importance here. Perhaps most impressive is the Mezquita, the great Mosque and its lovely garden courtyards. Also we will have a walking tour through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This entire area had been influenced greatly with quaint Jewish Quarters before the expulsion. View the Moorish Mills, Waterwheel and Roman Bridge. This evening, we will enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant. Dinner and Overnight - Cordoba (B,D)

NOVEMBER 10 MONDAY - GRANADA.
Breakfast in hotel. We drive from Cordoba to Granada. The name Granada is ancient and mysterious. It may mean "great castle", for the Roman fortress which once stood on the Albaicin Hill. When the Moors came here, the town was largely inhabited by Jews, for which they called it Garnat -al-Yahud (Granada of the Jews). The Jews are said to have been one of the first peoples to settle in Spain, even before the Romans. This city was the last Muslim City to fall to the Christians in 1492 at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile. One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. We have a walking tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife (summer palace). Also included is the San Jeronimo Monastery. In the evening, we enjoy a delightful dinner in a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight - Granada (B,D)

NOVEMBER 11 TUESDAY - COSTA del SOL/ TORREMOLINOS/ MARBELLA.
Breakfast in hotel. This morning we travel through the mountains of Malaga to the sunny coastal road, Costa del Sol. Enjoy some free time in the Torremolinos market and continue to Marbella. In the evening, we enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight - Marbella (B,D)

NOVEMBER 12 WEDNESDAY - RONDA.
Breakfast in hotel. In the middle of the mountain range, Serrania de Ronda, at the edge of a canyon of a depth of 120 meters, you will discover Ronda - certainly one of the most incredible places in all the land. Set high on a plateau divided by the Tajo Gorge, the views from the city are incredible. See what is considered Spain's oldest bullring, the Plaza de
Toros. You will notice a mixture of architectural styles: Arab, Gothic, and Renaissance. Enjoy some free time to explore this wonderful Town of Dreams. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight - Marbella (B,D)

NOVEMBER 13 THURSDAY - GIBRALTAR.
Breakfast in hotel. If weather permits, we will journey to Gibraltar where you will glimpse the African continent and the famous silhouette of the Rock of Gibraltar. There you must show your passports before entering the "Rock", a British territory for nearly 300 years. Gibraltar played a strategic role during both world wars. We will visit the nature reserve, Apes and St. Michael's Caves. Drive along the Costa del Sol and return to Marbella for some free time. In the evening, we will enjoy our special Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Say Adios to our tour guide. Dinner and overnight - Marbella (B,D)

NOVEMBER 14 FRIDAY - TRANSFER TO AIRPORT.
Breakfast in hotel. Today we transfer to the airport for our return flight to the United States. (B)
Hasta Luego!

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