Day 1
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Departure

En route to Barcelona

Day 2
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Barcelona

Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring Barcelona on foot. Walk along La Rambla and enjoy finding your way around the labyrinth that is the Barri Gòtic. Visit the Picasso Museum to see one of the most extensive collections of artwork by Pablo Picasso. Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 3
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Barcelona

When visiting Barcelona, taking in all of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces is a must! First, visit the astounding Sagrada Familia Cathedral and then head to Park Güell to see his beautiful mosaic masterpieces. Conclude your Gaudí tour with a stroll along the Passeig de Gràcia. Be sure to spot Casa Batlló y Casa Milà! 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Days 4-8
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Family Stay

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to your family stay community, where you will share everyday life with a Spanish family and practice your Spanish language skills!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
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Madrid

Bid your familia española, “¡Adiós!” as you’re off by train to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Explore the historic Madrid de los Austrias on foot, including the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10
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Madrid

Visit the splendid Palacio Real and the treasures of the world-renowned Museo del Prado. Later, relax at an outdoor café in the Plaza del Oriente or rent boats in the Parque del Buen Retiro. In the evening, enjoy a traditional flamenco show. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11
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Madrid

Take the train to Toledo to enjoy an all-day excursion. Walk along its enchanting and winding streets and visit the massive Cathedral. Toledo has been known for sword making since the Roman times, so don’t forget to go to a sword factory while you are there! Return to Madrid for last-minute souvenir shopping.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12
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Return

Transfer to the airport for your return to the U.S.

Included Meals: Breakfast

What Others Are Saying

Caleb, student

Spain

“It was so incredible to experience another culture, eat different foods and see how others in our world live. I would suggest traveling abroad to anyone wanting to experience something truly new and life-changing.” 

Benjamin, student

Spain

“I spent 15 days in a country I fell in love with! The people, especially my host family, welcomed me in such a hospitable manner. I have built new friendships, strengthened old friendships and gained a new family that I hope to someday introduce to my real family.” 

Brianna, student

Spain

“This trip was truly the experience of a lifetime. I got to experience a whole different way of life that I wouldn’t have been able to if I didn’t go on this trip. I learned so much and my language skills definitely improved.”