Insider's Spain

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Barcelona

2 2 Nights

Cordoba

1 1 Night

Granada

1 1 Night

Madrid

3 3 Nights
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What's Included

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.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

Leave the airlines to us.

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

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.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

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.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Barcelona by Bike

Barcelona by Bike

Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Barcelona on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether that means locals conversing near the lovely lake and Gaudí-designed fountains of beautiful Ciutadella Park, or the Olympic Port area and beachfront with fabulous views out over the Mediterranean.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

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Lace up your sneakers and hop aboard a bike for a panoramic tour of Barcelona on two wheels. Sightseeing by bicycle is a fun way to get close to the city's most famous cultural attractions—whether that means locals conversing near the lovely lake and Gaudí-designed fountains of beautiful Ciutadella Park, or the Olympic Port area and beachfront with fabulous views out over the Mediterranean.
Bicycle helmets are available and encouraged for use by all participants.

Moorish Cuisine Dinner

Moorish Cuisine Dinner

Explore the Moorish influence on Córdoba's culinary heritage as you dine on shared plates and learn the characteristics of the cuisine.

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Explore the Moorish influence on Córdoba's culinary heritage as you dine on shared plates and learn the characteristics of the cuisine.

Bull Ranch Visit, Bullfighting Demonstration and Lunch

Bull Ranch Visit, Bullfighting Demonstration and Lunch

Visit an authentic working bull ranch in the countryside outside Madrid to learn about the art of bullfighting at its source. Tour the ranch, learn how the bulls are raised and then experience this legendary part of Spain's culture yourself with bullfighting lessons using fake horns. After you safely learn the techniques needed to stay alive, a trained professional Matador gives an exciting demonstration of the art form with a real baby bull (who returns happily unscathed to the pastures post demonstration). While you're at the ganadería, you'll also enjoy a rustic lunch.

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Visit an authentic working bull ranch in the countryside outside Madrid to learn about the art of bullfighting at its source. Tour the ranch, learn how the bulls are raised and then experience this legendary part of Spain's culture yourself with bullfighting lessons using fake horns. After you safely learn the techniques needed to stay alive, a trained professional Matador gives an exciting demonstration of the art form with a real baby bull (who returns happily unscathed to the pastures post demonstration). While you're at the ganadería, you'll also enjoy a rustic lunch.

Flamenco Lesson, Dinner and Show in Granada

Flamenco Lesson, Dinner and Show in Granada

Strap on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night of dancing and dinner, flamenco style. Consider the origins of this festive and colorful traditional art form during a walking tour of Granada's Sacromonte area before having a lesson in the steps of a flamenco-style Sevillana in one of the neighborhood's famed caves. Walk the short distance from the caves to dinner, then watch your teacher perform in a professional flamenco show that will inspire you to keep moving with the music all night long. Olé!

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Strap on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night of dancing and dinner, flamenco style. Consider the origins of this festive and colorful traditional art form during a walking tour of Granada's Sacromonte area before having a lesson in the steps of a flamenco-style Sevillana in one of the neighborhood's famed caves. Walk the short distance from the caves to dinner, then watch your teacher perform in a professional flamenco show that will inspire you to keep moving with the music all night long. Olé!

Spanish Cooking Lesson in Toledo

Spanish Cooking Lesson in Toledo

Unlock the secrets of Spain's culinary arts with a cooking lesson held in a Toledo restaurant whose sweeping views over the city are sure to inspire. Begin with an introduction to the staples of Spanish food and an explanation of what local ingredients are used and why they are selected. Then work under the chefs' direction to try your hand at preparing ingredients and cooking the dishes on the day's menu. Play close attention on how to properly flip your tortilla española! Finish off the lesson by sampling the treats you created and imagine yourself a local Toledan preparing dinner for the family.

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Unlock the secrets of Spain's culinary arts with a cooking lesson held in a Toledo restaurant whose sweeping views over the city are sure to inspire. Begin with an introduction to the staples of Spanish food and an explanation of what local ingredients are used and why they are selected. Then work under the chefs' direction to try your hand at preparing ingredients and cooking the dishes on the day's menu. Play close attention on how to properly flip your tortilla española! Finish off the lesson by sampling the treats you created and imagine yourself a local Toledan preparing dinner for the family.

Barcelona-Córdoba AVE

Barcelona-Córdoba AVE

Córdoba Tour with Guide

Córdoba Tour with Guide

Córdoba Mezquita with Audio Guides

Córdoba Mezquita with Audio Guides

Paella Dinner

Paella Dinner

Barcelona Tour with Guide

Barcelona Tour with Guide

Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour with Guide

Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour with Guide

Sagrada Familia with Guide and Reservation

Sagrada Familia with Guide and Reservation

Madrid Tour with Guide

Madrid Tour with Guide

Prado Museum with Guide and Reservation

Prado Museum with Guide and Reservation

Parc Güell with Guide and Reservation

Parc Güell with Guide and Reservation

Toledo Tour with Guide

Toledo Tour with Guide

Toledo Gothic Cathedral, Synagogue, Church of Santo Tomé

Toledo Gothic Cathedral, Synagogue, Church of Santo Tomé

Granada Tour with Guide

Granada Tour with Guide

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Itinerary

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.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona and meet your ACIS Tour Manager. Founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, it’s known for its artistic treasures and fine architecture from Gothic to modernist. Begin to explore the city, including the neighborhoods around Ciutadella Park and the Olympic Port, on a guided Barcelona by bike tour.

Day 3: Barcelona

Begin your day with a panoramic sightseeing tour. Our local expert will point out all the major highlights of Barcelona, including the unique Gaudí-designed houses. Antoni Gaudí, one of Catalonia's most famous sons, was a Modernist architect whose distinctive style is revered to this day. After, you'll be able to study the intricate design inside and out of his still-unfinished Sagrada Familia and stroll whimsical Parc Güell. We have the afternoon to wander the narrow cobbled streets, peaceful squares and towering old buildings that characterize Barri Gòtic (the city's Gothic Quarter) which was at times home to both Picasso and Joan Miró. Come back hungry; tonight's feast is a traditional Spanish paella dinner—a spicy tango of rice, seafood and vegetables considered by many as Spain's national dish.

Day 4: Cordoba

Journey on the high-speed AVE train to Córdoba today where a sightseeing tour with a local expert includes discovering the unique striped arches of the Moorish Mezquita with an audio guide and wandering the narrow lanes lined with whitewashed buildings. Tonight enjoy a Moorish cuisine dinner that highlights the Arab influence on local flavors as you learn the features of this type of cuisine and why it's so prevalent in southern Spain.

Day 5: Granada

Drive to Granada where your local guide will provide commentary during a sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the Alhambra, one of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic art and architecture, and the fragrant Generalife Gardens. Later explore the unique caves of the Sacromonte area, where you'll learn one of Spain's most enduring traditions—flamenco dancing. An expert teaches you the moves during your flamenco lesson before you enjoy a special dinner, and then compare your new talent with your instructors' at a flamenco show.

Day 6: Madrid

Journey to Madrid via the spectacular mountain pass of Despeñaperros, the gateway between the region of Andalucía and the golden plains of La Mancha. Begin to explore the wide avenues and open plazas of Spain's capital city.

Day 7: Madrid

Madrid's rich heritage comes alive on your guided sightseeing tour of classic Spanish boulevards, grand plazas, and the diverse architecture of modern-day Madrid. Highlights include the Plaza de España with its statue of Don Quixote, the majestic Alcalá Gate, and the famous bullring Las Ventas. Then visit the magnificent Prado (skipping the lines with a timed reservation), one of the world's premier art museums. Here, an expert provides illuminating commentary on the artwork of Velázquez, Goya, Raphael, Rubens, and Bosch. Even the 18th-century Neo-Classical building that houses the collection is stunning. In the afternoon, participate in a legendary part of Spain's culture with a visit to a local Bull Ranch, where you will get a first-hand look at how famed Spanish bulls are bred. Explore the ranch, participate in a bullfighting lesson and then enjoy a demonstration of Matador skills with a real bull (no animals are harmed throughout our lesson). Today a hearty lunch at the bull ranch is included instead of dinner.

Day 8: Madrid

Venture back in time to medieval Spain today on a journey to Toledo, once the Spanish capital. With an expert local guide, view the dazzling treasures of the Gothic Cathedral, the Mudéjar-style Medieval Synagogue, and the Church of Santo Tomé. Then visit a local restaurant for a Spanish cooking lesson led by professional chefs. Work in teams to create traditional dishes before dining on the tasty results with spectacular views of the Toledo skyline. Return to Madrid for your final evening and perhaps stroll down to see the artists and street performers in Plaza Mayor.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

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 $180

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $90

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