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Ole! The PD is going to Spain

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on September 8, 2009



The Paralegal Division will travel to Spain in 2010 for Eight Days and Seven Nights.  The group will depart on Friday, April 23 and return on Saturday, May 1.


Friday, Apr 23, 2010: Overnight Flight Depart for Europe.Saturday, Apr 24, 2010: Seville Upon arrival in Seville, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the hotel. An orientation walking tour will help determine which aspects of Spain’s famed city interest you most. Relax at this evening’s welcome reception and dinner. 

Sunday, Apr 25, 2010: Seville This morning, you will visit the bullring with your Tour Manager. In the afternoon, delve into Seville and its mélange of cultural influences on this morning’s guided sightseeing tour. Stops include the Gothic Cathedral – one of the world’s largest – and the Alcázar, a Moorish fortress that was converted into a Christian palace. Also included is a walk through Santa Cruz. The rest of the day is free to do as you wish. Dinner is not included on this evening. 

Monday, Apr 26, 2010: Seville Enjoy a full day excursion to Granada and the Alhambra Palace one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world. Granada is home to two of Spain’s most famous Unesco World Heritage Sites: the gardens of the Generalife and the exquisite Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace. In Granada, a guided walking tour of Spain’s most stunning monument of Moorish culture, the breathtakingly beautiful Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, framed by the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You will have some free time to explore Granada at your leisure and have lunch on your own before return trip to Seville.  

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010: Seville Today, you enjoy Seville at your own pace. You’re free to wander the town for a second look at its many sights, explore a museum, or just relax at a café, finishing up those last few postcards. Dinner is not included on this evening. 

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010: Seville For further immersion into the region’s history and culture, travel to Córdoba on a full-day excursion. The guided tour includes entrance to the Mezquita, a one-time mosque and now cathedral that the Romans, the Moors and the Christians all had a hand in building, or rebuilding. Other Córdoba highlights include: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (the hub of the Inquisition), the Roman Bridge, and the Judería, Córdoba’s picturesque, medieval district, once home to its Jewish community. Lunch is provided in Córdoba prior to your return to Seville.  Thursday, Apr 29, 2010: Seville History buffs with a penchant for explorers should embark on today’s full-day excursion to Cádiz and Jerez. Coastal Cádiz lays claim to Ferdinand Magellan and Amerigo Vespucci, for whom our part of the world is named. How did British merchants pronounce Jerez? Sherry. The town produces much of the world’s finest aperitif, while also boasting a Moorish heritage, and many, many bodegas. A guided tour will explore this style of wine cellar, followed by a vino tasting and an included tapas tasting. Return to Seville for a leisurely evening. 

Friday, Apr 30, 2010: Seville Celebrate modern España and its marvels on this morning’s tour of the Universal Exhibition, or World’s Fair, site where the global populace descended in 1992 to admire Spain’s culture and ingenuity. Return to the city center for lunch. Tapas are now served worldwide, but what better way to try these tasty bites than in the nation of their birth? As the world’s third largest wine producer, Spain boasts many fine varietals. Sample some and learn more about Spanish styles and bouquets at this afternoon’s tasting and talk. Join your traveling companions for a farewell dinner this evening. 

Pricing information can be found  here.


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