Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your Overnight Flight to Spain.:
Day 2 :
¡Bienvenidos a Madrid!
- Arrive in Madrid:
Begin exploring this vibrant and colorful city.
Day 3 :
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide on a tour through the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza Colón, and a view of the Royal Palace. An impressive selection of Velazquez's paintings awaits you at the Prado Museum.
- 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.
- Lunch is included instead of dinner today.:
- 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 800 marble columns of the 1,200-year-old Mezquita. Continue with a guide to the statue of Jewish philosopher Maimonaides and the enchanting courtyards of the Jewish Quarter.
- Continue to Seville:
Day 7 :
- 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 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 :
- Discover Granada with a Local Guide:
Explore the last Moorish city to fall to the Christian Reconquista - Granada. Note the impressive Islamic architecture en route to the massive Alhambra fortress-palace and enjoy the soul-soothing fountains of the Generalife Gardens with a local guide.
- Continue to the Costa del Sol.:
Day 9 :
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.