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    • Monday, May 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Potrugal & Spain


    ASURA is Traveling to Spain and Portugal

    From a Roman colony and centuries of Moorish rule to the great explorers of the Age of Discovery, the Iberian Peninsula is home to extraordinary beauty and untold remnants of a tumultuous past. You will chart your own course for discovery in theses ancient lands while staying in intimate Portuguese pousadas and Spanish paradores, restored historic inns – from castles and convents to manor homes and monasteries – that evoke the glory of an earlier era. You’ll also dine with a Spanish family in their home, sip Portuguese wine at an 18th century wine estate, and learn about the history of bullfighting at a ranch in Ronda, a medieval town perched high above a plunging gorge. Discover royal cities, hilltop citadels, and ancient olive groves on a journey deep into the lands of conquerors and conquistadores.

    This trip is designed for people who want a different kind of travel experience. It emphasizes active exploration and close cultural contact. We seek out unusual experiences, in out-of-the-way places where ordinary tours often don’t go. To get the most of this trip, you should have a healthy sense of curiosity, an adventurous spirit, and a flexible attitude about the unpredictable nature of travel.

    An optional pre-trip (May 8 – 13, 2019) to Porto: Northern Portugal’s Romanesque Gem is available. From the time of the Romans and Celts, Northern Portugal has been a hotbed of rich culture and robust vintages. Discover the role of vineyards in Porto’s history during visits to a family farm and a wine cellar, stroll the lanes of the Ribeira neighborhood and get to know this ancient gem from many angles.

    This trip is limited to the first 16 travelers to sign up. The pre-trip is limited to the first eight. Also, by reserving your spot now you can take advantage of the best buy plan and save up to 6% off the cost of your adventure.

    This tour is run by Overseas Adventure Travel. ASURA has used this agency for a number of its international travel trips and the members have always been very happy with the small groups and accommodations.

    Want More Information?

    We have scheduled several meetings where you can learn about this ASU Retirees Association travel adventure to Portugal and Spain in May 2019.  The sessions will all be held in the coffee shop of the Tempe Public Library located at the corner of Rural and Southern.


    The sessions will be:

    • Wednesday, September 26 at 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 27 at 10 a.m.
    • Monday, October 1 at 10 a.m.
    • Tuesday, October 2 at 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, October 10 at 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
    • Friday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Monday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

    Reservations are NOT required but if you are planning on attending one of these sessions, sending an email to or calling 480-839-8190 to let me know you coming would be appreciated.   If you are unable to attend one of these sessions and would like to learn more about this trip, please contact Gary Kleemann at the email or phone listed above.


    Click here to download a PDF file showing more details about this adventure.

    You can also enrich your understanding of this trip by visiting online where you will find videos and films, traveler reviews, articles, destination pages and more: www.oattravel.com/wps2019.

    This trip also features an optional pre-trip to Porto: Northern Portugal’s Romanesque Gem.  You can learn more about the pre-trip at www.oattravel.com/wps-porto.

ASU Retirees Association
Mailing address: PO Box 873308, Tempe, AZ 85287
Physical address: Community Services Building Room 201, 200 E. Curry, Tempe, AZ
Phone number: 480-965-7668
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