Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy over night flight to Spain:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Spain!
- Arrive in Madrid:
Begin to explore this lively and historic capital city.
Day 3 :
- Tour Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide for a view of the Royal Palace and Don Quixote's statue in the Plaza de España, then visit the Plaza Colón. Visit the Museo del Prado, home of works by Spain's great masters, including Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco.
- Reina Sofia Museum visit:
Officially recognized as Spain’s National Museum of 20th Century Art, The Sofia—as it is more commonly known—is home to an impressive collection from Spain’s two greatest 20th century masters. Hosting works of both Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, it’s no wonder that The Sofia has risen to such a prominent place in the world of art.
- LEAP Cocina Española:
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 :
- Visit El Escorial :
Venture into El Escorial, Philip II's imposing palace.
- Journey to Segovia:
See a Roman aqueduct constructed from 20,000 blocks of granite, and the Alcázar.
- Continue to Salamanca:
Day 5 :
- Guided Tour of Salamanca:
Follow a local guide through this sunny university city. Sights include the Plaza Mayor, the aptly named Casa de las Conchas, Spain's oldest university, the new cathedral, and the frescoes of the attached old cathedral.
Day 6 :
- Discover Burgos:
En route to San Sebastian, visit the cathedral of Burgos, which looms above the gray stone buildings and tranquil riverbanks.
- LEAP El Caudillo's Conquest :
LEAP Activity | Spanish Civil War
Nationalist? Republican? Argue ideology in a revolutionary role-play that delves into the causes of the Spanish Civil War!
Day 7 :
- Add On: Bilboa:
Visit Bilbao, the largest city in Basque country, to explore contemporary art in the Guggenheim Museum.
Day 8 :
- Explore Pamplona:
On your way to the Olympic city of Barcelona, take a run through Pamplona, the town that hosts the "Running of the Bulls."
Day 9 :
- Tour Barcelona with a Local Guide:
Wonder at Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família, admire the Olympic Stadium, then visit the historic Barri Gòtic.
- Casa Milà (La Pedrera) visit:
This magnificent building is the epitome of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s fantastical style. See how he uses twisted pillars, curved archways, and warped metal balconies to create a totally unique design all his own.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
- Depart from Spain:
Board a flight home or extend your stay with two nights in 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.