Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your Overnight Flight to Madrid.:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Madrid!
- Arrive in the vibrant capital of Spain.:
Begin exploring Madrid.
Day 3 :
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide on a tour through the Plaza de España, the Plaza Colón, and a view of the Royal Palace. An impressive selection of Velazquez's paintings awaits you at the Prado Museum.
- Visit the Reina Sofía Museum:
Next, see modern pieces by Dalí and Picasso in the Reina Sofía Museum.
- 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 :
Segovia - El Escorial
- Add on: Segovia & El Escorial:
Picturesque views of a fairytale castle lure you inside Segovia's famous Alcázar on today's optional excursion. Visit the monstrous Roman aqueduct en route to El Escorial, Philip II's imposing palace.
Day 5 :
- Explore Toledo with a Local Guide:
The golden medieval city of Toledo is perched on the rugged bluffs of the Rio Tagus. A local guide shows you the Gothic cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
- LEAP El Caudillo's Conquest:
LEAP Activity | El Caudillo’s Conquest
Nationalist? Republican? Argue ideology in a revolutionary role-play that delves into the causes of the Spanish Civil War!
Day 6 :
- Discover Cordoba with a Local Guide:
Marvel at the rose-marbled Mezquita. Gaze up at the statue of Jewish philosopher Maimonaides, and savor the aroma of the flower-lined courtyards.
- Continue to Seville:
Day 7 :
- Discover Seville with a Local Guide:
Discover Don Juan's hometown, Seville. Visit the Plaza de España and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, then explore the grand Alcázar.
- LEAP ¡Ay Flamenco!:
LEAP Activity | ¡Ay Flamenco!
Clap! Stomp your feet—now flamenco! Professional dancers teach you the history, rhythms, and moves of the gypsy dance that holds a special place in Spanish culture. Later, sit back and admire the pros in a show.
Day 8 :
Costa del Sol
- Visit Ronda:
Visit the walled town of Ronda en route to the Costa del Sol for Mediterranean beach time.
- Continue to Costa del Sol:
Day 9 :
Costa del Sol
- Add on: Granada:
In the once-thriving Moorish capital, great accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture await you on your optional excursion. Marvel at the massive Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Head Home!:
Board your flight home or extend your travels with an additional day on the Costa del Sol.
Extend your stay | Extra day on Costa del Sol
Spend your last day on tour exploring the “Coast of the Sun,” or sun bathing on the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean.