Discover the essence of Barcelona — everything from its avant-garde architecture to its world-famous cuisine — on an active seven-night journey. Stroll through Park Güell, don an apron in a Catalonian kitchen and sip cava, Spain’s sparkling wine at a family-owned winery in the countryside, and more!

Barcelona
Barcelona

University Host - Ruth Waalkes, associate provost for the arts and executive director of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech

Discover the essence of Barcelona — everything from its avant-garde architecture to its world-famous cuisine — on an active seven-night journey. Stroll through Park Güell, don an apron in a Catalonian kitchen and sip cava, Spain’s sparkling wine at a family-owned winery in the countryside, and more!

  • Extensive meal program with wine at dinner.
  • Expert-led enrichment programs.
  • Learn how to prepare authentic Catalán cuisine.
  • Free time to pursue your own interests.

Day-by-day itinerary:

  1. In transit
  2. Barcelona, Spain - History of Catalonia and Barcelona
  3. Barcelona - The Barri Gòtic
  4. Barcelona - Modernism and the Architecture of Gaudí
  5. Barcelona - Free day
  6. Barcelona - Through the Eyes of Picasso
  7. Montserrat - The Monastery of Montserrat and Penedès Wine Region
  8. Barcelona - Contemporary Catalonia
  9. In transit
Barcelona Map
Ruth Waalkes

Ruth Waalkes is associate provost for the arts and executive director of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. Ruth oversees strategic campus-wide integration of the arts at Virginia Tech, and leads community-based arts initiatives on behalf of the university across the region.

Since joining Virginia Tech in 2009 as the founding executive director of the $100 million Moss Arts Center, which opened in 2013, Ruth established the vision for, launched, and now directs the center and its professional presenting and exhibition programs. Ruth is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management in both the arts and social service sectors.

Learn more about the Moss Arts Center.

Location
Europe

Price
$2,995* (airfare is additional)

Dates
March 9-17, 2019

Tour Length
Nine days

Tour Operator
AHI

Tour Type
Land

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