Day 1
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Departure

En route to Madrid.

 

Day 2
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Madrid

Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Begin exploring historic Madrid de los Austrias on foot. Be sure to visit the Puerta de Sol, one of the busiest and most famous plazas in Madrid, originally one of the gates to the wall that surrounded the city. Walk to the nearby Plaza Mayor and relax in one of the sidewalk cafes. Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 3
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Madrid

Visit the Palacio Real, considered one of the finest palaces in Europe, and revel at the treasures of the world-renowned Museo del Prado. Later, rent a boat or enjoy a granizado in the Parque del Buen Retiro.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
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Granada

Take in the views of the Andalusian countryside while traveling to Granada by train. Start exploring this beautiful city on foot. Attend a flamenco show for a colorful evening of music and dance in the caves above the city. Enjoy a breathtaking view of La Alhambra, which you’ll visit tomorrow!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
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Granada

Enjoy a guided tour of the 9th-century Moorish palace, La Alhambra and its tranquil El Generalife gardens. Learn about the influence that nearly eight hundred years of Moorish occupation had on Spain’s art, architecture, language, and cuisine. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

Days 6-10
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Family Stay

Today is the day that you will meet your host family! Practice your language skills and experience everyday life with a Spanish family!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
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Madrid

Bid your host family, “¡Adiós!” before you take the train back to Madrid for one last evening. Take in the sights and do some last-minute 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.” 

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.”

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.”