Tarragona Seascape Spain

Madrid to the Sea

Explore Spain with your students on our Madrid to the Sea program. Begin in the vibrant city of Madrid for a tour with a local guide. Travel on to Toledo to see Spain’s golden city. Take a high speed train to Valencia, then wander among Roman remains in Tarragona. End your journey with a guided tour of Barcelona.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to Spain
Day 2 Welcome to Spain!
  • Arrive in Madrid Begin exploring this vibrant capital of Spain.
Day 3 Madrid
  • Guided Tour of Madrid Join a local guide for a tour of the city, including the Plaza de España, the Plaza Colón, and a view of the Royal Palace. View Las Meninas in the Prado Museum, then learn about Picasso's Guernica in the Reina Sofía Museum.
  • LEAP Cocina Española
Day 4 Toledo
  • Explore Toledo See Spain's golden city, including Toledo's Gothic cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
  • LEAP El Caudillo's Conquest
  • Add On: Casa Botín Dinner Dine on delicious Spanish cuisine at the oldest restaurant in the world, and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.
Day 5 Ave-Valencia
  • Board High Speed Train to Valencia Take the AVE to Spain's third largest city.
  • Discover Valencia with a Local Guide: A local guide brings you face to face with several blue-domed churches, baroque buildings, and the outstanding Gothic cloister of the Convent of Santo Domingo. Enjoy sweet aromas while strolling through the flower market and botanical gardens. Visit the Colegio del Patriarca and the cathedral, which houses a purple agate chalice said to be the Holy Grail.
Day 6 Valencia
  • Visit Bioparc Valencia See the incredible Bioparc Valencia, an African-themed zoo. Surrounded by authentic trees and very open areas for the animals, you will feel as though you are visiting East Africa.
Day 7 Tarragona
  • Explore Tarragona Wander among the impressive Roman remains of the Puente del Diablo aqueduct and the Amphitheater.
  • LEAP Spirit of Spain
Day 8 Barcelona
  • Tour Barcelona with a Local Guide Wonder at Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família, enjoy views of the Olympic Stadium, then visit the historic Barri Gòtic. Tour Gaudí's Casa Milà.
Day 9 Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
  • Depart from Spain Board flight home or extend your stay with two nights in Costa Brava.
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