Day 1 :
Fly Overnight to Spain
- Depart from North America:
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight!
Day 2 :
Arrive in Madrid
- Welcome to Madrid!:
Begin exploring Spain's vibrant capital city.
Day 3 :
- Explore Madrid with a local guide:
Join a local guide for a view of the city, including the Plaza de Espaa, the Royal Palace, and Don Quixote's statue in the Plaza Coln. See Las Meninas in the Prado Museum.
- Visit the 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 :
- Board a train to Barcelona:
A train whisks you through the Spanish countryside to Catalonia.
- See Barcelona with a local guide:
See the sights of Spain's second-largest city with a local guide, including Gaud's Sagrada Famlia and Parc Gell.
Day 5 :
- Explore Barcelona:
Stroll through the historic Barri Gtic and visit the Picasso Museum. Discover Casa Mil.
Day 6 :
Fly to Florence
- Walking tour with tour director:
Walking tour with tour director upon arrival in Florence.
Day 7 :
- See Florence with a local guide:
Discover the "Cradle of the Renaissance" and marvel at the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David before spending free time strolling through the Piazza della Signoria.
- Add on: Pisa:
You may lean toward an optional afternoon visit to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower.
Day 8 :
- Discover Rome with a local guide:
Travel to the Italian capital. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans as a local guide shows you the "Eternal City": the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, and Trajan's Column. Later, visit the Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain.
LEAP Activity | Great Renaissance Debate
Greet six renaissance giants including Giotto, Galileo, and Isabella d’Este, and debate who made the greatest impact on civilization.
Day 9 :
- See Vatican City with a local guide:
Discover the artistic legacy of Catholicism at the Vatican. Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before moving up the broad steps of the world's largest Christian church, St. Peter's Basilica.
LEAP Activity | Caesar’s Gladiators
Discover the ancient secrets of the Roman gladiator games and master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at gladiator school.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend your Stay
- Flight to the US:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day. Or, opt to extend your stay.
Extend your stay | Extra days in Rome
Extend your visit to Italy by adding extra days to explore the Eternal City. Travel to Rome to explore and learn about the city’s rich history.