with Links to the Lowcountry!

April 14 – 22, 2018

Friends of the Beaufort Library, Osher Lifelong Learning, and Santa Elena Foundation have put a trip to Spain together using Island Travel to connect us with our Spanish roots.

Between now and April 2018,  classes and special events will focus on Spain and our history related to the early Spanish settlement at Santa Elena, now Parris Island.  Click HERE for list of classes and events or email

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Spain with your Beaufort Friends.   Prepare yourself for the time of your life!!

Trip Itinerary

Apr 14: Arrive at hotel in Madrid.

Welcome Dinner!

Apr 15: Touring Madrid

Visit the Prado Museum.   Reception with Count.

Enjoy a lavish reception with Count Alvaro Armada Barcaiztequi of Guemes.   The Count, a member of the Santa Elena Foundation Board, is a direct descendent of Pedro Menendez, the original Spanish settler who established the Santa Elena colony, now Parris Island.   You will have a chance to hear the family lore related to this historic event and view artifacts still in the family.

Apr 16: Madrid > Cordova > Seville

Visit the Alcazar, Medieval Jewish Quarter and 8th Century Mosque of the Caliphs. Dinner.

Apr 17: Seville

A full day of touring and visit the Plaza De Espana.

Apr 18: Seville > Granada

Tour the Alhambra complex, a 13th century citadel.

Apr 19: Granada > Valencia

Cross the Mora Pass and see the Troglodyte Cave Dwellings then visit the former capital of Spain. Dinner.

Apr 20: Valencia > Barcelona

A scenic drive along the coast brings you to the home of the 1992 Olympics.

Apr 21: Barcelona

Highlights include the Columbus Monuments, Plaza de Cataluna and Sagrada Familia Basilica and much more.   Farewell Dinner.

Apr 22: Barcelona

Following breakfast, travel to the airport for your journey home.


Price per person   $ 2499 Double occupancy

$ 3153 Single occupancy

$ 2443 Triple occupancy

Deposit $ 250

Deposit is non-refundable but would

be covered by travel insurance, if purchased.

Final Payment Due February 1, 2018

Price includes:

  • Lodging – see hotel plans below
  • 4 three course dinners with wine plus special event reception
  • Full Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • Admission Fees and taxes for all events included in the itinerary
  • Headset for all tours
  • Deluxe motor coach
  • Full time Tour Director
  • Airport transfers (only for those going to hotel from the airport on April 14 and for those leaving the hotel for the airport on April 22)

Not included:

  • Airfare (make your own or contact Island Travel – see below)
  • Guide and Driver gratuities
  • Lunches and some dinners
  • Personal purchases
  • Passport must be valid through Oct 31, 2018.     No visa required.

For any travel questions:

Connie Scuderi

Friends of the Beaufort Library

Phone or text:   (954) 909-3146


To signup for this trip, click here for print-and-mail form.

For Airfare and Travel Insurance.. tell them you’re calling about the LOWCOUNTRY Trip to Spain:

Island Travel

Connie Frenzel   12 Fairfield Road, # 5B Lady’s Island, SC 29907

Phone: 843-525-0777 Toll Free 1-888-681-3001