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After exploring the rich heritage of Madrid, the beautiful white villages of southern Spain beckon—all at a great value.

DAY 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

DAY 2: Madrid

¡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.

DAY 3: Madrid

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 via personal headsets 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.

DAY 4: Seville

Depart Madrid for the old Spanish capital of Toledo. With an expert local guide and personal headsets, 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.

DAY 5: Seville

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 with expert commentary and anecdotes given via personal headsets. In the evening, perhaps put your Spanish skills to use during a home dinner. This immersive experience invites you in small groups into the homes of local Seville residents for a family-style dinner of authentic cuisine and a unique cultural exchange opportunity.

DAY 6: Costa del Sol

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.

DAY 7: 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.

DAY 8: Departure

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. (B)

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Central Hotels
    Central Hotels
  • 6 hours saved without a daily commute from a suburban budget hotel
  • 6 evenings for more exploring in town
Local Restaurants
    Local Restaurants
  • 6 delicious, multi-course dinners at local favorites
  • Meal times tailored to maximize your experience in the city
Smart Trip Design
    Smart Trip Design
  • Save at least an hour with a timed entrance to the Prado
  • Top guides and personal headsets enhance all sightseeing tours


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Educational Trip of Madrid

Felipe III Statue in Plaza Mayor


Plaza de Espana

Educational Trip of Spain

Scenic coastline


  • Students will experience the works of the great artists of Spain—El Greco, Velázquez, Goya; and learn how they are situated with regard to time, place, and style.
  • By visiting Toledo students will become acquainted with the Jewish, Arabic and Catholic influences on Spanish culture.
  • Students will learn about the Spanish tradition of bullfighting while visiting the Plaza de Toros in Ronda.



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