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Cities that Reign in Spain

 Barcelona, Bilbao, Oviedo
 
Spain has surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France. Spanish cities are regularly listed among Europe’s most desirable destinations to visit for their food, culture and history. But what is it like to live there?

We have chosen three quite different cities in northern Spain where we believe the quality of life for its citizens is exceptionally high, not just for a privileged few but for all who live there. Barcelona is known worldwide as an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Bilbao is, no doubt, on your radar for its curvy, titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum that made its architect, Frank Gehry, a household name. Oviedo is a gem of a small city, little known (so far) to many outside Spain.

Each of our three cities started with a set of native assets and obstacles. And each has taken significant and strategic action to address its particular challenges. In the company of citizens, architects, and professional planners, we’ll explore what we can see, hear, taste, and feel, but also the invisible yet critical elements that cause people to love where they live.
 
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Most Liveable Cities Cultural Explorations

Spain | 11 days
Most Liveable Cities

Dates:
Oct 11-21, 2019
Cost:
Approx. C$5500 (Incl. taxes and gratuities C$275)
Group Size:
10 - 16 participants    

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in listed hotels or similar, meals as noted in the itinerary, all ground transportation as listed by public transit, flight from Barcelona to Bilbao, private coach transfer from Bilbao to Oviedo, presentations by Christopher Hume, a full program of activities and presentations with local contributors, excursions as listed with experienced English-speaking local guides, all entrance fees, fully escorted by Christopher Hume and Ann Kirkland. Taxes and gratuities of C$275 are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Barcelona
Day 2: From master plan to lively centre
Day 3: Renaturing the City
Day 4: Gaudí
Day 5: Fly to Bilbao
Day 6: The Guggenheim
Day 7: Public spaces and industrial regeneration
Day 8: Drive to Oviedo
Day 9: Living with a cultural legacy
Day 10: Inside Oviedo
Day 11: Depart Oviedo
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Your Tour Leaders

Veteran Toronto Star architecture critic and urban affairs columnist, Christopher Hume is one of Canada's best-known city commentators. His work has been recognized with a National Newspaper Award, a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada President's Award for Architecture in Media and a Toronto Heritage Award. He has taught at the U of T's Daniel's Architecture Faculty and the Royal Ontario Museum. 

Ann Kirkland is the founder of Classical Pursuits, which includes Toronto’s famed ‘salon in the sun’ and literary adventures around the world. Her latest brainchild is Most Liveable Cities, trips to people-oriented cites in both the developed and the developing world to get to know why their residents love to call them home.

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Most Liveable Cities Cultural Explorations

Spain | 11 days
Most Liveable Cities

Dates:
Oct 11-21, 2019
Cost:
Approx. C$5500 (Incl. taxes and gratuities C$275)
Group Size:
10 - 16 participants    

Includes:
Accommodations based on double occupancy in listed hotels or similar, meals as noted in the itinerary, all ground transportation as listed by public transit, flight from Barcelona to Bilbao, private coach transfer from Bilbao to Oviedo, presentations by Christopher Hume, a full program of activities and presentations with local contributors, excursions as listed with experienced English-speaking local guides, all entrance fees, fully escorted by Christopher Hume and Ann Kirkland. Taxes and gratuities of C$275 are included.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Enchanting moments and visual treats!"

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