Montserrat: You'll make the incredible ascent to the Monastery aboard the city's new panoramic train. You'll come face-to-face with the wooden statue of the Virgin Mary that dates back to the 12th century; the hymns of the Efcalonia will take you back in time.
Valella, a seaside town along the Costa Brava.
Beachside hotel, dinner at a local restaurant.
Downtown Barcelona, where you'll marvel at the gorgeous and eccentric work of architect Antoni Gaudi.
Passeig de Gracia, the glamour hub of Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's most (in)famous masterpiece.
Güel Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a feast for the eyes, featuring massive pavilions, galleries, mosaics, and the imposing Salà Hipostila.
Camp Nou, home to one of the most successful and storied soccer clubs in the world, FC Barcelona.
The Teatro-Museu Dali (Dali museum) de Figueras, the second-most visited museum in Spain, after the Prado in Madrid.
Tossa de Mar, a walled city whose towers offers a beautiful panoramic view of Costa Brava, not to mention a dream beach!
Pueblo Espanol, located in the hills of Montjuic. You'll enjoy an authentic cooking workshop showcasing Catalonia's take on the traditional paella. Then you'll eat it!
Old Barcelona, including: Santa Maria del Mar, the Royal Palace, the Gothic Quarter, Generalita, and much more.
The famous Ramblas de las Flores, the main strip in Barcelona lined with authentic cafes and markets. Stop in at la Boqueria, the most famous market in all of Barcelona.
The exciting museum of natural science, Cosmo Caixa, whose main attraction is the myriad of interactive expositions.
Penedes for free time to eat lunch and explore (individual expense).
The Torres vineyards, where you'll learn about production methods and even take a cave tour by train!
The award-winning Port Aventura theme park! Don't miss the Shambhala, commonly known as the best theme park ride in all of Europe.
Make your way to the airport to register for your flight home. What a ride!
Meet with your tour leader and hop on your motorcoach to head into central Madrid for orientation and lunch (individual expense).
Guided city tour to get a first glimpse of the city and its major monuments.
The famous Prado museum, home to one of the world’s finest collections of European art, with works by artists such as Vélasquez, Goya, and El Greco.
Guided tour of the city, including the Plaza Mayor, the famous fountain in Cibeles Square, the Plaza de Espana, the Gran Via and the lively Puerta del Sol district.
A tapas workshop to learn the art of tapas and sangria, taught by local restaurant staff.
Guided tour of Toledo, including a stop at l’Iglesia De San Tomé, home to El Greco’s masterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
All aboard! Next stop: Cordova
Check in to your hotel close to the Old City before embarking on a brief orientation session and free time to discover this beautiful town on the banks of the River Guadalquivir.
Guided tour of Cordova, including stops at Juderia, the old Jewish district, and the 850-column-strong Mosque-Cathedral that dates back to 785.
All aboard! Next stop: Seville.
Two-hour long flamenco show with a cast of more than 20 musicians and dancers. Enjoy the comfortable, air-conditioned studio while watching this colourful spectacle (first drink included).
Guided tour of Seville to see Giralda, the bell tower of a Gothic cathedral, the Torre del Oro, and the old Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, a maze of whitewashed streets and picturesque patios.
See the green oasis of Maria Luisa Park and the Plaza de Espana. Fountains and shaded streets provide cool protection from the heat and dust of the city.
Stop at a bull breeding site on the outskirts of the Andalusian capital. During your guided visit you’ll learn how the bulls are raised from birth and prepared for bullfighting.
All aboard! Next stop: Costa del Sol.
Stop at the picturesque village of Mijas, perched on a hill with beautiful views of the Costa del Sol. Don’t forget to grab some lunch (individual expense).
Enjoy late-afternoon shopping in the hundreds of shops in the city, walk beside the sea on the beautiful promenade that connects Torremolinos and Benalmadena, and visit the sun-soaked marina.
All aboard! Next stop: Granada. Keep your eyes peeled for the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Arrive in Granada and dive right into a guided visit of the Generalife gardens and Alhambra, a marvelous palace and fortress built under the Nasrid Dynasty in the 14th century.
Free time for lunch and to explore the meandering lanes surrounding the Cathedral of Granada (individual expense).
Hugs and handshakes as you make your way to Malaga to register for your flight home. What a ride!
A CUSTOMIZABLE and PRIVATE itinerary chock-full of programming that’s as entertaining as it is engaging. We won’t combine you with other groups
A young, dynamic and inspiring Tour Leader who will stay with you 24/7 and bring your itinerary to life. Our Tour Leaders are generally trained by us, though we occasionally work with third-party guide services vetted by our Ops department.
Complimentary chaperone ratio to suit your group’s requirements
Airfare (if applicable) booked for you according to your needs ten months prior to departure… no last-minute surprises!
Ground transportation; we carefully select reputable and reliable suppliers
Centrally-located 3 star hotels; we want you to experience the destination, not the traffic
Cultural dining experiences so that the learning continues at the table
All entrances and guided tours where indicated in your itinerary
Backpacks and ID bracelets for safety, comfort and convenience
24/7 emergency support, with a direct patch to our senior staff
Your money placed in a bonded trust account
$25M in liability protection for both teachers and chaperones