Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Germany.:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Austria!
- Arrive in Germany:
Travel to Salzburg, Austria to begin exploring this vibrant city with a local guide.
Day 3 :
- See Salzburg with a Local Guide:
[activity title="Walking Tour of Salzburg with a Local Guide"]Take a walk along the Salzach River as you tour the birthplace of Mozart with a local guide. Marvel at the Hohensalzburg fortress and the breathtaking arched roof of the Dom.
- Visit Berchtesgaden:
Admire the superb beauty of the mountain resort of Berchtesgaden.
- Explore Salt Mines:
Descend into a salt mine and cross a subterranean lake by boat. Learn how, in medieval times, this "white gold" gave the city its wealth.
Day 4 :
- Castle Exploration:
Visit fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built by mad Bavarian King Ludwig II. The castle is a lesson in extravagance!
- Journey to Munich:
Day 5 :
- Guided Tour:
A local guide shows you the Frauenkirche, the Glockenspiel, Europe's fourth-largest carillon, and the Olympic stadium.
Travel to Nymphenburg, with its 500 acres lined with trimmed hedges, boasting three pavilions and a miniature palace.
Visit the former concentration camp at Dachau.
LEAP Activity | Bask in Bavarian Arts
Discover the links between traditional dance and Bavarian history. Listen to and learn Bavarian music while participating in ancient folklore storytelling. You’ll also learn (and demonstrate) a variety of traditional dance steps as taught by local experts.
Day 6 :
- Fly to Spain:
- Start Exploring Madrid:
Begin to explore this lively and historic capital city.
Day 7 :
- Fly to Spain:
Hop on a short flight to Madrid
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide for a view of the Plaza de Espaa, the Plaza Coln, and the Royal Palace. View Las Meninas in the Prado Museum.
- Reina Sofa Museum:
Learn about Picasso's Guernica in the Reina Sofa Museum.
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 8 :
- Explore Toledo with a Local Guide:
A local guide shows you Toledo, a city as brilliant as the gold threads inlaid in its famous black jewelry. Visit the Gothic Cathedral, the Synagogue of Santa Mara la Blanca, and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes.
Day 9 :
El Escorial – Segovia
- Visit El Escorial:
Journey to El Escorial, Philip II's imposing palace.
Visit the immense Roman aqueduct (constructed from 20,000 blocks of granite) in Segovia and the fairy tale castle Alczar.
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 10 :
- Depart from Spain:
Board your flight home.