The following is a run-down of the special additional features of our programs for the year 2000.
May 26 - June 1 - What is more beautiful than a day in May?! Only a day in May in Spain!!! Come join us during this lovely time of the year perfect for enjoying some sunshine and refreshment at one of Segovia's many outdoor cafes, or dining al fresco on the patio of La Matita, our restaurant cooking school. May also marks the beginning of Segovia's International Drama and Music Festivals held every summer, and the opening of the bull-fight season in Madrid.
June 23 - 29 - Start your summer off with a bang by arriving in Spain for one of its most well-known celebrations - the fiesta of San Juan! The revelry continues from June 24th until the local fiesta of San Pedro on June 28th. Enjoy mid-night bonfires, parades of "gigantes" and "cabezudos", and lots of family fun at neighborhood street parties. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes so you're ready for your new Spanish friends to teach you the "paso doble"!
October 20 - 26 - As climax to the full-week cooking and visiting schedule, participate in late night celebrations in honor of the Patron Saint of Segovia,San Frutos. These take place in the Segovia main square and Cathedral,right in front of our hotel, and feature the medieval MIRACLE OF THE BOOK, symphonic chorales at the entrance to the Gothic Cathedral, and the phenomenon of famous chefs serving Sopa Castellana to Segovians and their guests in the Plaza Mayor at midnight.Come help us celebrate the fiesta of San Frutos!
November 10 - 16 - This program coincides with the
Madrid two-day add-on programs are available
at the close of each of the above. Our trip to the Prado museum
should be especially spectacular with the show of "Velazquez,
Rubens, and Van Dyck: Court Painters of the 17th Century"
on until March. And we hear that some great new tapa bars have
just opened near the Royal Palace! We'll explore all this as
well as our usual
By the way, if you and your friends have a special interest that you would like to pursue in Spain, let us know and we'll put together a personally-designed program just for YOU AND YOUR GROUP!!! E-mail us at 'firstname.lastname@example.org.