*Please note, itinerary subject to change*
Wednesday, May 30th
Depart from U.S. on overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.
Thursday, May 31st
After arriving in Barcelona, bus transfer to the hotel. Lunch on own. Orientation session in hotel followed by welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Friday, June 1st
Visit to the Picasso Museum: This museum has the most important collection of the works of Pablo Picasso's youth, in particular the ones he did between 1895 and 1904, the years in which the artist lived in this city. Lunch on own at the Gothic Quarter followed by the lecture “Spain Today.” Dinner on own.
Saturday, June 2nd
Morning visit to the Sagrada Familia, the monumental, unfinished church in Neo-Catalán style designed by the Catalán architect Antonio Gaudí. Afterwards, visit to Güell Park, in the northeast part of the city, which was laid out between 1900 and 1914 according to Gaudí’s design. Lunch on own followed by a free afternoon. Dinner on own.
Sunday, June 3th
Day of leisure to explore the city on your own. Our local guide will provide general recommendations for free time.
Monday, June 4th
Morning lecture on “International Business and the EU” followed by a visit to the Port of Barcelona. Lunch on own. Afternoon visit to the University of Barcelona where we will meet a few Spanish students and have a discussion with them on the economy of Spain. Dinner on own.
Tuesday, June 5th
Day excursion to Figueras, birthplace of Dalí. We visit the Dalí Museum which contains some of his most important works. Lunch on own followed by visit to the city of Girona which was originally a Roman settlement. Completely surrounded by medieval walls around its medieval quarter, it is one of Europe's biggest and best preserved Jewish quarter. Return to Barcelona. Dinner on own.
Wednesday, June 6th
Business visit to Freixenet cava winery in the Penedès region with CC-CS guide. Freixenet Group is the world leader of all sparkling wine developed through the traditional method. The landscape is spectacular, sea and mountains, with small towns on top of the rolling hills, farms, beautiful vineyards and a great amount of bodegas - wineries where sparkling wine called cava and still wines, both white and red, are produced. Return to Barcelona for lunch on own. Afternoon of leisure to explore the city on your own.
Thursday, June 7th
Morning departure by high speed train to Madrid. Bus tour of the capital followed by a tapas lunch on own.Hotel check in followed by afternoon lecture on “Economy of Spain”. Dinner on own.
Friday, June 8th
Morning company visit (TBD). Afternoon of leisure to explore the city on your own.
Saturday, June 9th
Morning visit to the Prado Museum, boasting over 7,500 paintings by well known Spanish, Italian, Flemish, Dutch and German masters. Lunch on own followed by free afternoon. Dinner on own followed by a Flamenco show.
Sunday, June 10th
Morning visit to the 18th century Royal Palace where you can walk through princely halls, view the state treasures and private rooms filled with elegant furniture, books and family photos. Afterwards we’ll walk through the Old Quarter. Lunch on own followed by a free afternoon. Dinner on own.
Monday, June 11th
Morning departure for full-day field trip to Spain’s first capital, Toledo. Known as the “Imperial City”, we will see the Gothic cathedral and the church of Santo Tomé where one of the most important works of El Greco is located. We will also visit the synagogue. Evening return to Madrid. Lunch and dinner on own.
Tuesday, June 12th
Day of leisure to explore the city on your own. Our local guide will provide general recommendations for free time. Farewell dinner.
Wednesday, June 13th
Transfer by bus to airport for departure to the U.S.