La España Auténtica

  • 9 Days
  • Small Group Tour

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Madrid

2 2 Nights

Merida

1 1 Night

Seville

2 2 Nights

Cadiz

1 1 Night

Malaga

1 1 Night
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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.

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

Round-Trip Flights

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.

Exceptional Experiences

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

Andalusian Bull Ranch Visit

Andalusian Bull Ranch Visit

Tour a bull ranch, famed for its Torrestrella fighting bulls and talented Andalusian horses, to understand this important slice of Spanish culture.

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Tour a bull ranch, famed for its Torrestrella fighting bulls and talented Andalusian horses, to understand this important slice of Spanish culture.

Seville by Bike

Seville by Bike

Discover Seville on a guided bicycle tour showcasing the city's highlights, from María Luisa Park to the historic center to the riverside.

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Discover Seville on a guided bicycle tour showcasing the city's highlights, from María Luisa Park to the historic center to the riverside.

Madrid Tour with Guide

Madrid Tour with Guide

Prado Museum with Guide and Reservation

Prado Museum with Guide and Reservation

Cáceres Tour with Guide

Cáceres Tour with Guide

Mérida Tour with Guide

Mérida Tour with Guide

Mérida Roman Ruins

Mérida Roman Ruins

Seville Tour with Guide

Seville Tour with Guide

Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower

Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower

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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: Madrid

Arrive in Spain's modern and cosmopolitan capital and transfer into the city center. Leave your luggage at the hotel and head right out to perhaps seek out the statue of Don Quixote or stroll into Plaza Mayor.

Day 3: Madrid

Madrid's rich cultural heritage comes alive on your guided walking tour of the historic center's classic boulevards and fountains, grand plazas and architecturally striking buildings. 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. Perhaps spend your afternoon rowing on the lake in Retiro Park or discussing the Spanish Civil War as you view Picasso's Guernica in the Reina Sofía Museum.

Day 4: Merida

Depart this morning by bus for Cáceres, capital of Spain's Extremadura region. A guided walking tour of the Old Town will show you this beautiful city's ancient walls, narrow cobbled streets, medieval structures and multitude of storks' nests. After time for lunch, continue to Mérida, the ancient capital of Lusitania and home to the most Roman ruins in Spain. A guided sightseeing tour by bus shows you highlights such as the Roman Theater, Circus Maximus, Temple of Diana and Puente Romano, with entrance included to the Roman Amphitheater.

Day 5: Seville

Drive into Andalucía's prettiest city, Seville. Your guided sightseeing tour by bus includes entrance to the Gothic Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus, and the spectacular views from the grand Giralda Tower. The remainder of the day is yours to perhaps wander the streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and imagine the days when the Spanish Explorers were bringing gold from the New World.

Day 6: Seville

Warm up this morning with a guided bike tour of Seville that showcases landmarks such as María Luisa Park, the city's historic center and the riverside district. In the afternoon discover more of Seville at your own pace. You may wish to practice your Spanish as you shop for souvenirs, visit the Santa Cruz neighborhood, snap a photo of the eye-catching Metropol Parasol or learn about the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929 at the Plaza de España.

Day 7: Cadiz

Head south this morning for a visit of Arcos de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful pueblos blancos, white villages, strategically located atop the cliff with a web of whitewashed arches over winding, narrow streets that are full of history. After time to explore, continue to Cádiz, the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Europe. A walking tour shows you the picturesque old city, the golden cupola of the cathedral, the central market and the famous church of San Felipe Neri where the first Spanish Constitution was signed.

Day 8: Malaga

Today experience an important part of Spain's culture with a visit to the legendary Alvaro Domecq´s bull ranch, where you will get a first-hand look at the raising and habitat of the famed, ferocious Torrestrella fighting bulls and talented Andalusian horses. Explore the countryside of the ranch to see the animals in their natural environment and then learn more about their breeding and performance in the ranch's grandstand. A hearty, rustic lunch at the bull ranch is included. Then, travel to Málaga for your final evening abroad.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate 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 $270

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Comprehensive 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 $225

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