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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.
Urban transportation is on us, allowing you to explore each destination with ease.
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.
¡Bienvenidos a España! Welcome to Spain’s modern and cosmopolitan capital. Meet your ACIS Tour Manager, relax and unpack before you begin to explore the city’s wide avenues and open plazas.
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 breeze past the crowds with your timed reservation to visit the magnificent Prado, 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. We'll cap off our exceptional day with a stroll down to Plaza Mayor to see the artists and street performers.
Depart Madrid for the old Spanish capital of Toledo. With an expert local guide, tour the towering Gothic Cathedral, visit El Greco's painting in the Church of Santo Tomé and explore the Mudéjar-style Medieval Synagogue. Continue south to Seville for dinner. Enjoy an evening paseo along the river to see the Torre del Oro and colorful Barrio de Triana.
Located in the heart of Andalucía, Seville is the region's capital. During a guided sightseeing tour, discover the immense Gothic Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus, and enjoy views from the grand Giralda Tower. In the afternoon, discover your talento artistico and craft your own unique souvenir during a
Spanish fan painting workshop with an expert instructor from the Escuela de Bellas Artes that illuminates the interesting history of these beautiful works of art.
Journey to Ronda, divided by a deep ravine over which spans an 18th century engineering marvel, the Puente Nuevo. Tour the town’s famous bullring, one of the oldest in Spain. Then drive past the picturesque pueblos blancos, white villages, and stop in one of them, Mijas, to see the whitewashed walls, quaint streets and tiled roofs distinctive to the area. Enjoy dinner tonight on the Costa del Sol.
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.
Depart for the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Enhance your Spanish experience with a two-night extension to Granada—visit the legendary Alhambra and the Nerja Caves—one of Spain’s most specatacular sites.
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 $360Add 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 $240Add to Tour