Exploring Majestic Spain—Moors, Monarchs, and Moderns
June 7-19, 2016
A 13-day tour of Spain, starting in Madrid and concluding in Barcelona. Highlights include major tourist attractions like Seville and Granada, with their rich Moorish heritage and architecture, as well as little known gems like the beautiful white village of Salobrena, perched above the Mediterranean. Galleries, cathedrals, mosques, palaces, museums, and flamenco dancers—as well as spectacular scenery and delicious local cuisine— promise to make this trip a most memorable one.
The Glories that Were —and Are — Southern Italy
September 25 – October 6, 2016 (Optional add-on October 6-9)
In September, the Alumnae Travel Program will be back in Italy, this time in the south. The tour will start and end in Rome—but in between we will visit stunning Sorrento and nearby Herculaneum and Pompeii as well as sail out for the day to Capri. We will make our way as far south as baroque Lecce, staying en route in Alberobello, with its conical whitewashed houses, and return by way of Matera, recently named the 2019 European Capital of Culture. There we will stay in a hotel built into the sassi, the caves for which the town is appropriately famous, dating from as far back as 7,000BC. A three-day optional add-on to Sansepolcro, Meredith’s Tuscan home, will conclude this tour.