Day 1
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Departure

En Route to Madrid.

Included Meals: None

Day 2
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Madrid

Take in the sights of the capital and explore Madrid de los Austrias on foot. Stroll through la Puerta de Sol, la Plaza Mayor and visit el Palacio Real. Try a tapa or two at San Miguel Market! Enjoy a group welcome dinner.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 3
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Madrid

Enjoy an all-day excursion to Segovia. Explore everything that this truly historic city has to offer, including the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct and the Alcázar, which inspired the Disney castle in Cinderella. Visit el Monasterio de El Escorial, the traditional crypt of the kings and queens of Spain for 500 years.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
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Madrid

Visit el Museo del Prado and make sure to see Velázquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas. Spend some time in el Parque del Buen Retiro and stroll past el Palacio de Cristal. Rent a boat to row around the man-made lake and try a granizado de limon.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Days 5-6
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Sevilla

On your way to Sevilla stop in the ancient city of Toledo, la Ciudad de las Tres Culturas. Once in Sevilla, visit la Plaza de España and take a horse-drawn carriage through el Parque Maria Luisa. The next day visit el Catedral and climb to the top of la Giralda to take in a breathtaking view of the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
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Granada

Head to Granada and walk through the historic streets. See for yourself the influence that 800 years of Moorish occupation had on Spain’s art and architecture, language, and cuisine. Later that evening enjoy an authentic flamenco show in the caves of Sacromonte.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Days 8-13
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Family Stay

In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Alhambra and the lush El Generalife gardens. Set off to spend six days with your familia española where you will learn the Spanish way of life.  

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14
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Barcelona

It is time to say adiós to your host family. At last, you are off to Barcelona to explore el Barri Gótic and stroll along la Rambla. Visit the Picasso Museum to see one of the most extensive collections of artwork by Pablo Picasso.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 15
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Barcelona

Visit the astounding Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the yet unfinished Antoni Gaudí masterpiece. Then visit Park Güell and take in all the beautiful mosaic masterpieces. Afterward, stroll the Passeig de Gràcia and enjoy Barcelona's unique architecture, including some more of Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batlló y Casa Milà. Lastly, enjoy a farewell dinner. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16
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Return

Transfer to the Barcelona airport and return home with lifelong memories!

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

What Others Are Saying

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.”

Connor, student

Spain

“Aside from being extremely fun, it allowed me to improve my language skills in two and a half weeks, which is more than I have gained in years of classes.”

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.”