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Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
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After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
The elegantly decorated folding hand fan has a long history in the society of Spain. Whether a fashion accessory, means of communication, concealer of emotion, status indicator or purely an object of art, it remains a symbol of the nation's culture. Join an expert from the Escuela de Bellas Artes who will teach you about the history of the fan, different styles and the types of ornamentation before you design and paint your own Spanish fan.
Toledo, Alhambra, Madrid Cathedral, Retiro Park, Prado, Plaza Mayor, Andalucía, Toledo Medieval Synagogue, Plaza de España, Córdoba, Triana Tile Workshop, Spanish Cooking Lesson, Parc Güell, Las Ventas, Flamenco Lesson and Show, Guadalquivir River Cruise, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Gothic Quarter
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA.
Arrive in Málaga and meet your ACIS Tour Manager. Drive to Granada, known for its exotic blend of Moorish, Andalusian and Muslim cultures, for an orientation tour and dinner.
Begin your morning sightseeing tour of Granada with a guided visit to the world-famous Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture. Insightful commentary enhances this tour, which includes the fragrant Generalife Gardens on the grounds of a summer palace within the complex. Then explore the narrow streets in the city's Sacromonte area, noted for unique cave dwellings that are still in use today. Later you may opt to take a
flamenco dancing lesson from a master teacher, followed by a dramatic flamenco show, or zambra, held inside a traditional cave venue.
Drive to Córdoba, once the largest and most powerful city in the Western world. Here you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour including a guided visit of the massive Mezquita. Built as a mosque on the site of a former Roman temple, it’s now a cathedral—and a reflection of the religious diversity that shaped the city’s culture. Then perhaps sample some of the region’s famous tapas for lunch before driving through olive groves en route to Seville.
Today's guided sightseeing tour in Seville includes highlights such as the immense Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world and burial place of Christopher Columbus, and the grand Giralda Tower. In the afternoon, discover your talento artistico and craft your own unique souvenir during a
Spanish fan painting workshop that illuminates the interesting history of these beautiful works of art. This evening mingle and speak Spanish with locals as you explore picturesque Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter of this medieval city, filled with charming squares, cafés and gardens.
Travel this morning to Arcos de la Frontera, one of the region’s famous hillside pueblos blancos, or white villages, so named for their vividly whitewashed buildings topped by red-tile roofs. Explore the town before you continue on to the Costa del Sol (“Coast of the Sun”) for a free afternoon to enjoy the local beach culture.
Today you may opt to journey to Tangier, Morocco, where you can explore the Grand Socco, a popular marketplace square, and enjoy an included Moroccan lunch. Otherwise remain in the Costa del Sol and take advantage of the abundant sporting facilities or perhaps sample espetos, the local wood-grilled seafood specialty.
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Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Discover more of la vida española on a two-night extension via high-speed AVE train from Málaga to Madrid including sightseeing and the Prado Museum.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $160Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $80Add to Tour