Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Enjoy your Overnight Flight to Madrid.:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Spain!
- Arrive in Madrid.:
Begin exploring this vibrant capital city of Spain.
Day 3 :
- Explore Madrid with a Local Guide:
Join a local guide on a tour through the Plaza de España, 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:
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 :
Toledo - Granada
- Explore Toledo with a Local Guide:
City sightseeing in Spain's medieval capital of Toledo brings you experiences as brilliant as the gold threads inlaid in its famous black jewelry. Admire the interiors of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes and the Gothic cathedral.
- LEAP El Caudillo's Conquest:
- Continue to Granada:
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 5 :
Granada - Seville
- Discover Granada with a Local Guide:
Explore the last Moorish city to fall to the Christian Reconquista-Granada. Explore the massive Alhambra fortress-palace and the Generalife Gardens with a local guide.
- LEAP ¡Ay Flamenco!:
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 6 :
- 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.
LEAP Activity |Matador for a Day
What does it take to be a Matador? Find out! Perform bullfighting customs, wear a red cape and master basic skills as you explore the roots of the matador tradition. Then, enter the ring for a mock bullfight. Ole!
Day 7 :
Cordoba - Barcelona
- Explore Cordoba with a Local Guide:
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.
- Board the AVE to Barcelona:
Day 8 :
- Discover Barcelona with a Local Guide:
The dark Gothic corners and bright flower-lined streets of Barcelona are yours to explore with a local guide. Sightseeing includes Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família cathedral and the Olympic Stadium.
- Stroll Through the Historic Barri Gòtic:
- Visit Gaudí's Casa Milà and Park Güell.:
Day 9 :
- Add on: Dali Museum in Figueres:
Opt to visit Figueres, Salvador Dalí's hometown, and the Dalí Museum, which presents a multimedia approach to his life and Surrealist art.
- LEAP Spirit of Spain:
LEAP Activity | Spirit of Spain
Immerse yourself in the art that defines the passion of Spain. Explore the meaning and compare the techniques of artists from El Greco to Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Enrich your knowledge of art history as you debate how these and other artists defined and shaped Spanish culture.
Day 10 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Depart from Spain:
Board your flight home or extend your travels with a two-night extension to Palma.
Extend your stay | Visit Palma
Opt for two nights in Palma. Board a morning flight to the island of Majorca. City sightseeing with a local guide brings you to the Old Town, Gothic Cathedral, and Bellver Castle. The next day, you are free to relax on one of the gorgeous pristine beaches of Palma.