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ROMTravel - Highlights of Spain: Ancient and Modern

A lush garden with fountains inside a courtyard.

Enjoy Spain’s vibrant modern cities and discover its ancient Roman and Moorish past. See the courtyards and fountains of the Alhambra in Granada, the iconic arches of the Mezquita in Córdoba, Gaudí’s magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. Centuries of Roman rule in Spain have left a host of well-preserved Roman ruins, landmarks and monuments. The Roman ruins of Mérida are the most impressive in all of Spain, earning it a designation as one of the country’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Itálica, the largest Roman ruins in Spain, is a wonderful example of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts. Enjoy all that Spain has to offer: magnificent scenery, world class museums teeming with artifacts that attest to its rich cultural history, beautiful modern cities rooted in a glorious past, wonderful food and wine.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Visit Roman sites with Doctor Jonathan Edmondson, an acknowledged global expert in the society, economy and culture of Roman Spain.
  • Cava tasting and tapas in Barcelona.
  • Curator-guided museum tours.
  • Visit and tasting at Bodegas Alvear, a 300-year-old winery in the Montilla area.
  • Olive oil tasting at Mueloliva, one of the leading olive oil producers in Spain.
  • Flamenco show in Sevilla.
  • An authentic paella in Valencia.

Double Occupancy: $10,350 per person
Single Supplement: $2,700
International flights not included
To request an application form, please contact the ROMTravel Coordinator.

For more information, please contact the ROMTravel Coordinator:
Ann Dandy
Phone:  647.834.1503

Travel Agency:
Worldwide Quest International
Contact:  Laurielle Penny          
Phone:   416.633.5666 or 1.800.387.1483

TICO Registration Numbers 2667946 and 1667953

Your Expert for the Trip:
Jonathan Edmondson is a Roman historian, who specializes in the history and epigraphy of Rome’s Hispanic provinces. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and has taught at York University since 1987, where he is now Distinguished Research Professor. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he has published widely on Roman Spain, epigraphy and Roman spectacle. A seasoned visitor to Spain and Portugal, Jonathan looks forward to sharing his expertise, as well as his love of, and enthusiasm for, the Iberian peninsula with our tour participants.

Doctor Jonathan Edmondson. 

More of what you’ll experience

Ancient ruins with mountains in the background.    Roman ruins with elaborate columns.    Colourful red and white archways inside a former mosque.  



Date & Time

  • Monday May 15 to Wednesday May 31, 2023



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