Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your Overnight Flight to Barcelona.:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Spain!
- Arrive in the vibrant capital of Catalonia.:
Begin exploring Barcelona.
Day 3 :
- See Barcelona with a Local Guide:
A local guide introduces you to Barcelona, including the Olympic Stadium, the Barri Gòtic, Gaudí's unfinished cathedral Sagrada Família and Park Güell.
- 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 4 :
- Add on: Dali Museum in Figueres:
Surrealist art lovers will especially enjoy visiting Figueres, the hometown of the famous Salvador Dali. 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!
Day 5 :
- Board the AVE to Cordoba:
- Explore Cordoba with a Local Guide:
Marvel at what was once the largest mosque in Islam, the Mezquita in Córdoba. A local guide shows you the statue of the famous Jewish philosopher Maimonaides and leads you through the maze of flower-filled courtyards that make up the Old City.
- Continue to Seville:
Day 6 :
- Discover Seville with a Local Guide:
Discover the sights with a local guide: the Plaza de España, the Giralda tower in the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the grand Alcázar.
- LEAP Matador for a Day:
- LEAP ¡Ay Flamenco!:
LEAP Activity | Matador for a Day
What does it take to be a Matador? Find out! Perform bullfighting customs, wear a red cape and master basic skills as you explore the roots of the matador tradition. Then, enter the ring for a mock bullfight. Ole!
LEAP Activity | ¡Ay Flamenco!
Clap! Stomp your feet—now flamenco! Professional dancers teach you the history, rhythms, and moves of the dance that holds a special place in Spanish culture. Later, sit back and admire the pros in a show.
Day 7 :
Toledo - Madrid
- Explore Toledo with a Local Guide:
Explore Spain's golden city today, including Toledo's Gothic cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, a local sword factory, and Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
- 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 8 :
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Sightseeing in Madrid with a local guide includes the Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol, and the Prado Museum. Inside the Prado, observe many works by Velazquez and El Greco.
- Reina Sofía Museum:
View Picasso's Guernica at the nearby 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 9 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Head Home:
Board your flight home or extend your travels with an additional day in Madrid.
Extend your stay | Extra day in Madrid
Don’t leave Spain yet! Add an extra day to your itinerary, reserved for exploring Madrid and all this capital city has to offer.