Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Madrid.:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Madrid!
- Arrive in Madrid!:
Begin exploring the vibrant capital of Spain.
Day 3 :
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide for a view of the Plaza de Espaa, the Plaza Coln, and the Royal Palace. View Las Meninas in the Prado Museum.
- Reina Sofa Museum:
Learn about Picasso's Guernica in the Reina Sofa Museum.
LEAP Activity | Cocina Española
Create some of Spain’s most popular and iconic dishes and discover firsthand what makes these dishes enduring classics of Spanish cuisine.
Day 4 :
- Explore Toledo with a Local Guide:
A local guide shows you Toledo, a city as brilliant as the gold threads inlaid in its famous black jewelry. Visit the Gothic cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa Mara la Blanca, and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
LEAP Activity | Zapateando
First, take part in the passionate Flamenco dance style and experience the connection between a dancer, musician, and singer. Then, watch while your instructors and accompanists show you how it’s done in a live performance.
Day 5 :
- Train to Barcelona:
- Discover Barcelona with a Local Guide:
A local guide explains the sights of Spain's second largest citythe Olympic city of Barcelona. Explore Gaud's Parc Gell.
- Barri Gtic:
Stroll through the historic Barri Gtic. Wonder at the interior of Gaud's unfinished Sagrada Famlia cathedral.
Day 6 :
- Visit Gaud's Casa Mil.:
Later, enjoy the Picasso Museum.
Day 7 :
- Add on: Salvador Dal's Hometown of Figueres:
Surrealist art lovers will especially enjoy visiting Figueres, the hometown of the famous Salvador Dal. Explore the Theatre and Museum he built to memorialize his life's work. The museum boasts the largest collection of his work including paintings, sculptures, mechanical devices, 3D collages, and even living room furniture! It's certainly a sight to see!
LEAP Activity | Spirit of Spain
Immerse yourself in the art that defines the passion of Spain. Explore the meaning and compare the techniques of artists from El Greco to Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Enrich your knowledge of art history as you debate how these and other artists defined and shaped Spanish culture.
Day 8 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Depart Spain:
Board your flight home or extend your travels with a two-night extension to Palma.
Extend your stay | Visit Palma
Opt for two nights in Palma. Board a morning flight to the island of Majorca. City sightseeing with a local guide brings you to the Old Town, Gothic Cathedral, and Bellver Castle. The next day, you are free to relax on one of the gorgeous pristine beaches of Palma.