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.
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Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
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Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Tour a bull ranch, famed for its Torrestrella fighting bulls and talented Andalusian horses, to understand this important slice of Spanish culture.
Discover Seville on a guided bicycle tour showcasing the city's highlights, from María Luisa Park to the historic center to the riverside.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart for the USA.
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Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $225Add to Tour