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Barcelona • Cuenca • Madrid • Toledo • Aranjuez • Segovia • Avila • Salamanca • Seville • Granada

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Trips in 2016 - $4,600.00

Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Dinners take place at upscale restaurants not at the hotel. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.
  • NOTE: If you wish to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic Faith as a preparation for this pilgrimage, we recommend the following book as it is faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church (Imprimatur by ARCHBISHOP FELIPE AGUIRRE FRANCO): The Catholic Faith in Easy Terms. Introduction, Nihil Obstat, and Imprimatur by Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch
  • Covid Testing Costs (time for required Covid tests will be built into the tour).
  • Trip Insurance. Work directly with Travel Guard to protect your investment and insure your money. There are different packages to choose from depending on what your travel needs are. Use the above link or the link right below the picture of the Pope on our home page to visit their site.

Steps for Registration

  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip.
  2. A $1,000 Additional Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

  • Mail all checks and correspondence to:
  • Proximo Travel
    PO Box 561
    Auburn, MA 01501

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order or bank check.

Trip Itinerary

May 11: Depart the USA for Barcelona, Spain

May 12: Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our tour guide. Transfer to the hotel where you will have some free time to rest and refresh before opening night dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

May 13: After breakfast, we will enjoy a tour of Barcelona including: a cable car over the Harbor to the top of Montjuic, Plaza de Catalunya, the Picaso Museum, La Boqueria, and the Palau Guell. Afterwards, continue on a guided walk through the Gothic Quarter to visit the cathedral and to view Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, a beautiful, unfinished Roman Catholic Basilica of impressive proportions. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the colorful markets of Las Ramblas. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

May 14: After breakfast depart for Madrid. Along the way stop for a tour of the historic walled town of Cuenca with its famous casas colgadas (hanging houses), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Continue on to Madrid for dinner and overnight.

May 15: After breakfast, we will begin with a visit to the Rastro Flea Market, then enjoy a tour of Madrid including the Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Royal Palace, and Plaza Mayor. Dinner and overnight in Madrid.

May 16: Today we will tour the Queen Sofia Arts Center in the morning. After lunch, we will attend a bull fight, then an early dinner at Casa Botin, famous for its roasted suckling pigs. After some time for shopping we will spend the evening tapas hopping, visiting several local bars sampling wine and tapas. Overnight in Madrid.

May 17: After breakfast we will take a day trip to Toledo known as the city of three cultures, where Christians, Jews and Arabs lived together in harmony. The tour will include: the medieval castle, with its storybook fortified towers, and the stunning Moorish architecture of Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, Europe’s oldest synagogue; El Greco’s most impressive works, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, in the church of St Tome; visit the Monastery of Saint John of the Kings, built by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the 15th century; and the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site and Spain’s finest example of Spanish Gothic architecture. On the way back to Madrid, stop for a tour of Aranjuez. Dinner up our return to Madrid at Casa Paco, famous for their steaks; then overnight in Madrid.

May 18: Today we say goodbye to Madrid as we make our way to Salamanca, making several stops along the way. Our first stop is to the Royal Monestary in El Escorial then on to the Valle de los Escaidos with Franco's famous monument. This huge monumental memorial was erected by Francisco Franco, the dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until 1975, in honor of those who fell during the Spanish civil war (1936-1939). Next, we visit Segovia, a picturesque old city with twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe and pedestrian-only streets, all bordered by a medieval wall and two rivers. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, one of the main tourist attractions is Alcázar, a royal palace built sometime around the 11th century where Queen Isabel agreed to fund Christopher Columbus’ exploration of the New World. Dinner and overnight in Segovia.

May 19: After breakfast we will depart for Avila. See sites associated with the life of St. Teresa: The Four Posts, Church of San Pedro at the Plaza de Santa Teresa, and the Convento de Santa Teresa. Dinner in Avila then on to our hotel in Salamanca.

May 20: After breakfast our tour begins at the famous Plaza Mayor with its 88 porticoed arches, continue through the Plaza del Corrillo square, and on to the Casa de las Conchas. Then see the Clerecia church, the Monterrey Palace, the Ursulas Convent, and the Colleget of Archbishop Fonseca. Spend some time in the Plaza de Anaya before we see the new Cathedral with its Gothic construction and detailed carvings on the doors (look for the astronaut, a monkey eating ice cream, a stork, and more), and the old Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Salamanca.

May 21: Drive to Seville, Spain's "cultural capital". Check-in the hotel. See Columbus' tomb; the ornate cathedral - a UNESCO site; Royal Alcázar of Seville; and Giralda Bell Tower. After the Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, take a walking tour of the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter with its cascading bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets. Continue to Plaza D'Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park - one of the loveliest parks in all of Europe. Dinner and overnight in Seville.

May 22: Take a day trip to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain. Travel past rolling hills dotted with olive groves, capturing Spain's classic beauty. Upon arrival, join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, a hilltop palace and UNESCO site. Tour the Generalife, "garden of the architect", and behold waterfalls, courtyards and secret gardens upon its grounds. See the tomb of the Catholic Monarchs before dinner at a restaurant with a Flamenco show and overnight in Parador de Granada.

May 23: Our bus takes us to the airport in Seville for our departing flight to the USA.

Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards.

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