top of page

Let us introduce you to:

The Riches of Northeastern Spain: Catalonia, Southwestern France, The High Pyrénées and The French and Spanish Basque Country

Experience the vibrant people, the history of these regions, focusing on The Spanish Civil War, the rich cultural heritage of art, music, dance, wine, cheese, and cuisine. Featuring intimate experiences around Pablo Casals and the singing shepards of the Pyrenees and Basque country.


------------------------------DEPARTURE DATE:
Thursday, October 6, 2022
15 Days/14 Nights

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The tour is to be accompanied by 2 directors from Champlain Tours


Tim Kahn, 35-year veteran of the French classroom and executive producer of the documentary film, The Last Link, about the French Basque and Béarnais shepherding culture of the Pyrénées. Tim’s dad, Albert E. Kahn wrote Joys and Sorrows with world renowned cellist Pablo Casals and took over 2,000 photographs of Casals. Tim helped his dad inventory the Casals archive which now comprises much of the collection at the Casals museum, at the Casals home in El Vendrell.


Lee Hoehn  has lived in the south of France for extended periods of time and has developed trips for students and adults throughout France and Spain for over 30 years.

DAY 1 - Friday, May 6:

Arrive Barcelona, check in to our hotel and join a ‘meet and greet’ before dinner. Overnight Barcelona 

DAY 2 - Saturday, May 7:

Walking tour of Barcelona including a visit to the Picasso Museum, and Parc Quell. Evening Flamenco Show.

Overnight Barcelona 

Includes: B

DAY 3 - Sunday, May 8:

Pablo Casals’Day:  home and museum south of Barcelona, guided visit of the site, lunch overlooking the Mediterranean. Cello recital. Beach time. Free time in Barcelona for dinner.

Overnight Barcelona 

Includes: B, L

DAY 4 - Monday, May 9:

More visits of Barcelona highlights: Parc Monjuic, Poble Espanyol. Choose between the Joan Miro Foundation or the National Art Museum of Catalonia. Afternoon , Guadi’s Casa Batlo*. Followed by “Palace of the Catalan Music”, Palau de la Musica*, for a piano recital. 

Overnight Barcelona  

Includes: B

DAY 5 - Tuesday, May 10:

Spanish Civil War Day: Shelter 307* and “Tunnels”,  discussion of the Spanish Civil War with writer Nick Lloyd*.  

Afternoon: La Sagrada Familia*. 

Evening dinner at the Pedrera (Casa Mila) *.

Overnight Barcelona 

Includes: B, L, D