Spain Trip


23 October – 30 October, 2016



Under the expert guidance of the Director of the Williams Research Center of the New Orleans Historic Collection and The Manuscript Society’s own — Alfred Lemmon – the Manuscript Society presents an extraordinary opportunity to see the bibliographic and manuscript treasures of Spain as they have seldom been seen. Under Alfred’s expert care, guidance and extraordinary access participants in this tour will have the opportunity to visit palaces, libraries, museums and academies for an intimate look at manuscripts that guided the exploration of the New World and a world empire; peruse painted treasures by Fran Angelico, El Greco, Murillo, Rembrandt, Renoir and others; walk in the gardens of kings and queens and explore the architectural beauty of the Escorial. You will stay in 5-star hotels in Madrid (Palace Hotel, Madrid) and Seville (Hotel Alfonso XIII) and experience the glory of Spanish cuisine.

Only twenty spots are available and the date to register is June 25th. Attached is the entire schedule, tour information, deposit requirements and links to many of the venues. Take a moment and see what an exciting trip this will be. Attendees are still raving about the 2014 Society trip to Paris under Alfred’s expert care. You will not want to miss the very special tour designed with the Manuscript Society in mind. Extraordinary documents, luxurious hotels, breathtaking venues, excellent cuisine and the knowledge of experts to guide your steps. The Bibliographic and Manuscripts Treasures of Spain—like nothing else available! I look forward to hearing from you.

Shirley J. Sands, Executive Director

Tour information


Courtyard of Hotel Alfonso XIII

Hotels: Palace Hotel (Madrid), Hotel Alfonso XIII (Seville)

Price per person, double occupancy: $4,300 (includes $500 tax-deductible donation to The Manuscripts Society; single supplement: $1,250

Included: 7 nights in hotels; all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 reception; all travel outlined in the tour schedule; entrance fees for outlined activities; professional tour escorts; and gratuities.

Not included: airfare, taxis, extra beverages, alcohol, laundry, phone calls, and personal costs not specified in the tour package.

Additional Days: Both the Palace and Alfonso XIII will apply same rate for rooms, before October 23rd and after the 30th, please contact the Manuscript Society office with precise dates to confirm availability.

Deposits and refunds:

Deposit: $2,150 (per person) is due upon registration (by June 25).

Final payment is due by August 10, 2016.

Reservations may be made by credit card or by check, payable to The Manuscripts Society.

A full refund, minus a $200 processing fee, will be made for cancellations received on or before July 1.

Cancellations made from July 2 to August 1, will forfeit full deposit and 50% of the remaining fees; August 2 to September 9, full deposit and 86% of remaining fees; from September 10 to October 23, 2016, full deposit and 100% of remaining fees. All cancellations must be made in writing and addressed to: The Manuscripts Society; 14003 Rampart Ct.; Baton Rouge, La. 70810. Travel insurance is recommended.

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