Spain Travel

SERMEISS in Medieval Spain:  Guided Tour of the Lands of Al-Andalus (with Morocco option)

› For Educators and Friends of SERMEISS ›

JULY 16-27

An on-the-ground consideration of Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Southern Spain, led by

Dr. Andrew Kurt, Assistant Professor of History at Clayton State University

 

Major sights:  The Great Mosque of Cordoba, Seville’s artistic and religious gems including Spain’s greatest Gothic Cathedral, Granada’s breathtaking Alhambra palace and gardens, historic Toledo and its towering Cathedral capping the hilltop city

 

Includes SERMEISS-sponsored session at WOCMES 2018, July 16-20 for interested members

World Congress for Middle East Studies 2018 – in Seville – “Tres Culturas” theme

http://www.tresculturas.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cfp.pdf  (Proposal deadline:  Dec. 9, 2017)

http://www.tresculturas.org/wocmes18/  

 

 

Tentative Schedule:

July

16        Meet in Seville at 2pm (accessible by AVE train from Madrid /2hr30 ride)

16-20   SEVILLE; WOCMES 16th-20th; side trip to ITALICA (Roman city)  

20-22   CORDOBA (arrive by train on 20th in p.m. / 45min. ride)

22-24   GRANADA (arrive by train on 22nd in aft. / 2hr10 ride)

24-25   MALAGA (arrive by bus on 24th a.m. / 1hr30 ride)

25-27   TOLEDO (arrive by train via Madrid in p.m. / 3h45 ride)

27        To Madrid (35min ride / then 33min local train to airport); return flights to U.S. from Madrid in p.m.

 

OR  Fly to Tangier (Morocco Option …) 

 

Morocco option (after Spain tour):

July 27 Arrive in Tangier / stay overnight

July 28 To Fes (4hr30 train)

July 30 To Tangier / fly to Madrid /p.m. return flight to U.S.

Additional cost (incl. Madrid-Tangier return airfare): $685 per person

 

 

Cost per person – USD          

NOTE:  AIRFARE ON YOUR OWN

$1140    hotels (dbl occupancy / single = $2120) – 11 nts x $90, Malaga $150

   600    trains & taxis & entrance fees and possible guest lecture

   380    meals (bfast $10, lunch or dinner $28) x 10

   360    trip overhead    

$2480    {$3460 for single rooms}


Alternative Schedule:

July

9-11     Meet in Madrid train stn on 9th in a.m. ; train to TOLEDO (35min ride); stay in Toledo 2 nts  

11-12   CORDOBA (arrive by train in a.m. / 2hr10 ride)

12-14   GRANADA (arrive by train in p.m. / 2hr10 ride)

14-15   MALAGA (arrive by bus in a.m. / 1hr45 ride)

15-21   SEVILLE (arrive by train in a.m. / 2hr ride); WOCMES 16th-20th; side trip to Italica (Roman city)? 

21        Depart in a.m. by train to Madrid (4hr ride); return flights to U.S. from Madrid in p.m.

 

     OR  Fly from Madrid to Tangier

 

Morocco option (after Spain tour):

July 21 Arrive in Tangier / stay overnight

July 22 To Fes (4hr30 train)

July 24 To Tangier / fly to Madrid /p.m. return flight to U.S.

Additional cost: $685 shared rooms