Castles and Castanets
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Castles and Castanets

Cultural Expressions in Paris, Madrid, Toledo, and Seville

Explore the castles and castanets of France and Spain with your students. Watch Mona Lisa smile at the Louvre, admire 16th century chateaus in the Loire. Next up, the dazzle of Madrid with its Prado Museum. Switch gears and take in the castles and castanets of Toledo and Seville.

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10 Days
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ParisLoire ValleyMadridSevilleToledo
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Flight to Paris Relax and enjoy your scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 Arrive in Paris
  • Welcome to France! Fly through the night to Europe. Arrive in Paris, the capital of France, and begin exploring.
Day 3 Paris
  • Explore Paris with a Local Guide Fall in love with Paris, the romantic City of Lights. A local guide introduces the imposing Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon's tomb under the golden-domed Les Invalides, the Champs-Élysées, and the cathedral of Notre Dame.
  • Visit the Louvre Museum See da Vinci's Mona Lisa and many other incredible works of art in the Louvre Museum.
  • Add on: Eiffel Tower Visit This evening, opt to enjoy breathtaking views from atop the Eiffel Tower.
Day 4 Loire Valley
  • Loire Vally Excursion Take a full-day excursion to the Loire Valley. Visit graceful Chenonceau and the extravagant Amboise. See Chartres Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world.
Day 5 Paris and Madrid
  • Add on: LEAP Cover the Canvas Optional activity.
  • Fly to Madrid Then board a flight to Madrid.
Day 6 Madrid
  • Explore Madrid with a Local Guide Sightseeing of Madrid with a local guide includes the Plaza Mayor, the royal palace, the Puerta del Sol, and the Prado Museum.
  • Visit the Reina Sofía Museum Inside the Prado, see works by Velazquez and El Greco before seeing Picasso's Guernica at the nearby Reina Sofía Museum.
  • LEAP Cocina Española
Day 7 El Escorial and Segovia
  • Add on: El Escorial and Segovia Opt to visit the Roman aqueduct Segovia and the city's fairytale castle, the Alcázar. Continue to Philip II's monastic-style palace at El Escorial.
Day 8 Toledo
  • Explore Toledo with a Local Guide Experience a city as brilliant as the gold threads inlaid in its famous damascene jewelry. A local guide shows you the Gothic cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes. Journey south to Andalucia.
  • LEAP El Caudillo's Conquest
  • Continue to Seville
Day 9 Seville
  • Discover Seville with a Local Guide The birthplace of flamenco is yours to explore with a local guide, including the Plaza de España, the Giralda tower, within the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the grand Alcázar.
  • LEAP ¡Ay Flamenco!
Day 10 Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
  • Flight to The U.S. Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our tour director accompanies us to the airport on our final day. Or, take an additional few days in Costa del Sol.
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