Madrid and Andalucia
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Madrid and Andalucia

A cultural legacy of Roman, Gothic, Jewish and Moorish influences

Take your students to Madrid and Andalucia. Discover the real Spain in this culture-filled adventure! Start in Madrid’s historic plazas, and lose yourself in the Prado or Reina Sofia. Marvel at a fairytale castle in Segovia, and compare it to the Gothic cathedral, synagogue and monastery in medieval Toledo. Discover Moorish/Muslim influence in Seville and Granada. Let the sun-baked atmosphere of Andalucia give you the flavor of real Spain.

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9 Days
Destinations Visited
MadridSevilleCosta del Sol
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

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 Madrid
  • 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
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 Toledo
  • 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
Day 6 Cordoba
  • 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 Seville
  • 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.
  • Add on: LEAP ¡Ay Flamenco! Optional activity.
Day 8 Granada
  • 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.
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