14 Days from $2525
ANTHRO TOURS HIGHLIGHTS
Hike to a Visigothic Cathedral
Dining at a traditional Andalusian restaurant
Day trip to the Alhambra
Trip Type: Medieval Studies
Activity Level: Moderate
Days 1-4: Toledo
The morning after arriving in Toledo, we'll learn about Spain during the decades following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire with a visit to the Roman Circus of Toledo and the Toledo History Museum.
On our second full day, we'll learn about the early impact of the arrival of the Germanic Visigoths to the Iberian Peninsula at the Museo de los Concilios y de la Cultura Visigoda as well as the history of early Sephardic settlers to the region at the Sinagoga El Transito.
Finally, we'll end our time in Toledo with a day trip to the remains of the Visigothic cathedral of Santa Maria de Melque to learn about Visigothic Arianism and the arrival of Christianity to the Iberian Peninsula.
Days 5-7: Valencia
After taking a train to the Mediterranean coastal city of Valencia, we'll take a look at the impact Catholicism would have on Iberia with a visit to see what one church claims to be the true Holy Grail before visiting the Valencia History Museum.
Participants will then get the chance to explore the incredible city on their own for our final day in the city before we head to our next destination of Granada.
Days 8-10: Granada
After taking the train to Granada, we'll head to a restaurant serving recipes handed down from Spain's Islamic Era to taste the flavors of Al-Andalus.
On our first full day in Granada, we'll make a day trip to the Alhambra to learn about Islamic history in Medieval Spain, and the lasting impact the Umayyads and Almoravids would have on Iberian cultures today.
We'll then spend our final full day learning more about the history of Judaism in Medieval Iberia with visits to the Sephardic Museum and the Sephardic Memory Center.
Days 11-14: Lisbon
After taking the train to Lisbon, we'll spend our first full day in Portugal learning about the final decades of the Medieval Era with visits to the Castle of Sao Jorge and the Museo de Lisbon.
On our second day in the city, we'll learn more about the immediate aftermath of the Medieval Period with a visit to the Maritime Museum to learn about the ensuing Age of Exploration that would launch Spain and Portugal to imperial power.
Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.