Day 1 :
- Depart for Madrid, Spain:
Day 2 :
- Arrive in Madrid:
Meet your tour director and check into your hotel. Then enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 :
- Tour Madrid:
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Prado Museum, home of works by Spain's great masters, including Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez, and El Greco. Next, tour the Plaza Colon, Plaza de España, and Royal Palace. End the day touring the Reina Sofia Museum. Officially recognized as Spain’s National Museum of 20th Century Art, The Sofia—as it is more commonly known—is home to an impressive collection from Spain’s two greatest 20th century masters. Hosting works of both Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, it’s no wonder that The Sofia has risen to such a prominent place in the world of art. Certainly the most famous piece in the museum is Picasso’s Guernica, but in addition to this wonderful masterpiece, you’ll also find a vast library, archive, bookstore and restaurant.
Day 4 :
- Tour Córdoba:
Travel to Seville via Córdoba and visit the Mezquita on a guided sightseeing tour with whisper headsets. Then take a guided sightseeing tour of Cordoba.
Marvel at the 800 marble columns of the 1,200-year-old Mezquita. Savor the aroma of flower-accented Jewish quarter courtyards in Córdoba with a local guide.
Day 5 :
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Alcázar, Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower, and Plaza de España.
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 6 :
Seville-Costa del Sol
- Travel to Costa del Sol via Ronda:
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 7 :
Costa del Sol
- Optional full day excursion to Morocco:
Journey to Morocco for a taste of Arab culture! Discover the rich history of Tangier as you travel down ancient streets to take in the sights of the Grand Socco, once a busy marketplace; the Kasbah, which houses the former sultan's palace, now a museum; and the Medina - the old city of Tangier.
Day 8 :
Costa del Sol
- Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens guided visit with whisper headset:
See 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.
Day 9 :
- Depart Costa del Sol for home: