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9 days

Program Overview

Go on a cultural journey through Central and Southern Spain, from the capital city of Madrid to the Andalusia region. While traveling through the Spanish countryside, visit significant sites, landmarks and monuments to learn about the region’s extensive history. Discover the intricacies of the architectural styles throughout Spain, at cathedrals, palaces, churches and more. Gain a deeper understanding of European art at a national art museum. Throughout the trip, participate in cultural experiences, such as watching a flamenco show, eating local cuisine and viewing traditional jewelry- and sword-making practices.

Start the adventure in Toledo, an ancient city that’s known for its cultural and monumental heritage. Zipline over the city for a unique viewpoint on the architecture and interact with locals during free time. Continue on to Granada, where students learn about the Moorish period while visiting the oldest sections of the city and on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Venture into the mountains of Andalusia to spend a day exploring Ronda, a beautiful city that sits atop a deep canyon.

Experience more historic neighborhoods and local traditions in Seville and Córdoba. Walk through the cities’ old Jewish quarters and gain insight into the various religious communities that have inhabited the areas throughout the centuries. Visit notable sites in Seville, such as the Seville Cathedral, Royal Alcázar of Seville and the scenic gardens of Parque de María Luisa. Discover the renowned Moorish architecture of the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, a cathedral that was once a mosque. End the trip in Madrid, where students learn about art and view various architectural sites all around the city. As Spain’s capital, Madrid is full of wonderful sites, including the popular Plaza Mayor, the Palacio Real, Gran Vía and the Puerta de Alcalá.

Daily Itinerary

Learning Outcomes

During this nine-day journey in Spain, students are introduced to centuries of Spanish history and cultural experiences. Visit a multitude of significant sites, including the Toledo Cathedral, Alhambra and Royal Alcázar of Seville, to learn about Moorish, Mudéjar and Gothic architectural styles. Explore the Museo del Prado to gain a deeper understanding of European art and the influence of some of Spain’s most famous artists. Experience Spanish culture while walking through the Alcaicería market and watching an authentic flamenco show. Students are encouraged to think critically about Spain’s historical development as a country and its cultural impact on the world. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Insurance

International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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