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.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
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.
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!
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.
¡Bienvenidos a España! Arrive in Madrid, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and settle in before exploring the wide avenues and open plazas of Spain’s capital city.
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. This afternoon you may choose to step back to Spain's golden age on an optional excursion to El Escorial. Built by King Philip II to honor San Lorenzo after he defeated the French in 1557, its immense size and elaborate decoration emphasize its importance to Spanish history. After dinner may be a good time to sample churros y chocolate as you stroll down to see the artists and street performers in Plaza Mayor.
Experience medieval Spain with a full-day excursion to the old Visigothic capital of Toledo. With a local guide, explore the Medieval Synagogue, visit El Greco's great painting in the Church of Santo Tomé and have a complete tour of the treasures of the Gothic Cathedral. Return to Madrid and explore more of this city's many highlights at your own pace.
Pass through the legendary plains of La Mancha, land of Don Quixote, en route to Córdoba. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city and a visit inside its famous Moorish Mezquita with audio guides. Then drive to Seville. Spend your evening discovering Seville's rich history perhaps as you stroll the whitewashed Santa Cruz quarter, and imagine the days when the Spanish explorers were bringing gold from the New World.
Located in the heart of Andalucía, Seville is the region's capital. On your guided sightseeing tour, discover the immense Gothic Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus, and enjoy views from the grand Giralda Tower. This afternoon enjoy a guided
bike tour of Seville that showcases landmarks such as María Luisa Park, the city's historic center and the riverside district. 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.
Drive through Andalucía's sunflower fields and olive groves to Granada, the former seat of Spain's Moorish kingdom. During a sightseeing tour with a local guide, visit the legendary Alhambra, the most magnificent of all the Moorish palaces in Spain, and wander through the aromatic Generalife Gardens. Spend the afternoon exploring the city's multicultural roots, perhaps by admiring the architecture and souvenirs in the Alcaicería, the former Muslim silk bazaar. 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.
This morning depart Granada and drive through mountain towns with spectacular coastal views to the Costa del Sol. See weaving, pottery and basket-making at the village of Mijas, one of the pueblos blancos known for its famous "burro-taxis" (donkeys rented for transportation), en route to the sun-splashed shores of the Mediterranean. Strike out from your hotel for a paseo along the beachfront promenade this evening.
Today you may take an optional trip to Tangier in Morocco, where you can explore the Grand Socco and enjoy an included lunch of Moroccan specialties. If you choose not to take the optional excursion, take advantage of abundant sporting facilities, simply stroll along the beach or sample the local wood grilled seafood specialty, espetos. You’ll want to soak up the Spanish sun and culture before you leave.
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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 $300Add 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 $250Add to Tour