Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Spain:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Spain!
- Arrive in Madrid:
Begin exploring Spain's capital.
Day 3 :
Prado-Reina Sofía Museums
- Guided Tour of Madrid:
Join a local guide on a tour through the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza Coln and a view of the Royal Palace.
- Prado Museum:
An impressive selection of Velazquezs paintings awaits you here.
- Reina Sofa Museum:
See modern pieces by Dal and Picasso.
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 :
- Add On: Toledo:
Opt to explore Toledo, a city as brilliant as the gold threads inlaid in its famous black jewelry. Christian, Moorish and Jewish culture converge in the medieval capital of Spain. During your visit to Toledo, see one of the greatest Gothic buildings in Europe - the incredible Toledo Cathedral. Travel the winding streets and explore the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and the Church of Santo Tome to observe El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
Day 5 :
- Explore Cordoba with a Local Guide:
Marvel at the 800 marble columns of the 1200-year-old Mezquita. Continue with a guide to the statue of Jewish philosopher Maimonaides and the enchanting courtyards of the Jewish Quarter.
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 Seville:
Explore the sights of this flamboyant Spanish city with a local guide. Discover the enchanting Plaza de Espaa, the Giralda Tower, within the largest gothic cathedral in the world, and explore the grand Alczar.
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 7 :
- Visit Merida:
En route to Lisbon, stop in Mrida to marvel at the best preserved Roman ruins in Spain.
- Continue to Portugal:
Day 8 :
- Walking Tour of Lisbon:
Experience Lisbons pastel facades, black-and-white mosaic sidewalks, and medieval alleys with a local guide. Stroll through the Alfama district, the oldest section of Lisbon, visit the Castelo de So Jorge, and see the Church of Jernimos with the tomb of Vasco de Gama and the Monument of Discoveries.
- Torre de Belem:
Stop for a picture in front of the Torre de Belem, an impressive tower that once defended the city and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 9 :
Return Home to the United States