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Discover Spain: Madrid to Barcelona

11 Days. Be truly immersed into the Spanish culture on our Discover Spain program. You will not only see the most iconic sites of Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba and Barcelona, but you will have the opportunity to meet Spanish teenagers on a tour of Madrid, explore The Alhambra and live with a Spanish host family in Barcelona.
Duration

11 days

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Program Details

Day to Day

USA

Taking Off

Day 1

Let the excitement build as you board your overnight flight to Madrid, Spain.

Madrid, Spain

Hola Madrid

Day 2

Welcome to Madrid! A specially-designed orientation showcases the Spanish capital and its world-renowned landmarks in all their splendor. Unearth the secrets of the city, treasures of the Royal Palace, and history of the people.

Madrid, Spain

Local Connections

Day 3

Be guided through the historic city of Madrid by Spanish students. This unique intercultural activity will enable you to explore like a local, including making a visit to the world-renowned Prado Museum. Make friends with your guides as you shop for mementos.

Granada, Spain

Imperial City

Day 4

Travel to Toledo, known as the “Imperial City” for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the “City of the Three Cultures” for the cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. Visit the famous Cathedral, before heading to Granada.

alhambra
Granada, Spain

The Alhambra

Day 5

Visit the jewel of Granada–The Alhambra. Constructed in AD 889 and originally constructed as a small fortress before being renovated and rebuilt into the beautiful palace you see today.

Cordoba, Spain

La Mezquita

Day 6

This morning we’ll travel to Cordoba. You will be joined by a local guide who will take you on a tour of the city. An old Roman city that was latterly colonized by The Moors. Cordoba is graced by a number of buildings of religious significance. La Mezquita is the most iconic, it is also regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture. La Mezquita is unusual in that you will find a Roman Catholic church in the middle of a Mosque.

Catalonia, Spain

Spanish Homestay

Day 7-9

This morning board a high-speed train to Barcelona. Later, meet your Spanish homestay family and be immersed in the traditional Spanish way of life. Your homestay family is carefully selected, based on matching you with peers your own age and with activities designed to provide you with the most authentic experience possible. Eat regional foods, meet local students, and see the real Spain during this unique People to People moment.

Barcelona, Spain

Gaudi's Barcelona

Day 10

Joined by a local expert guide, lose yourself in the fantasy-like architecture of Gaudi, including the world-famous La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, providing a fantastic blend of architecture and nature.

Barcelona, Spain

Departure Day

Day 11

As your journey ends, head to the airport in Barcelona to board your flight home.