11 or 13 days
Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Costa del Sol, Seville, Madrid, extension to Lisbon

A millennia of cultivation finds synagogues, mosques and cathedrals sitting side by side.

In a country composed of 17 autonomous states, five official languages and three distinct religions, there is a lot happening that isn’t as simple as just “Spanish.” Dive into this unexpected melting pot, where a history of international influence has formed a land of many cultures.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    • Las Ramblas
  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona with your Local Guide

    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Free time in Barcelona

    Travel to Valencia

  • Day 5: Valencia + Granada

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

    Travel to Granada

  • Day 6: Granada + Costa del Sol

    Take a guided tour of Granada

    Visit the Alhambra

  • Day 7: Costa del Sol

    Free day in Costa del Sol

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gibraltar

    Gibraltar

    Experience a full-day excursion to Gibraltar, a town situated on a 2.6-mile stretch of limestone that rises from the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll visit the Punta Europa to learn about natural gas production, discover the peninsula’s fascinating network of caves and grottos, and explore the remains of the once dominating Moorish Castle. Get a first-hand look at the playful Barbary macaque—the only wild monkey population on the European continent—before hopping in a cable car to glimpse spectacular views from the “Top of the Rock.” From here, take in a history of traders and merchants that dates back to the 1800s as you peruse the goods of Gibraltar's bustling shops.
  • Day 8: Seville

    Travel to Seville

    Take a guided tour of Seville with your Local Guide

    • Barrio de Santa Cruz

    Visit the Seville Cathedral

  • Day 9: Madrid

    Travel to Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 10: Toledo + Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Toledo

    Visit the Toledo Cathedral

    Visit the Church of Santo Tomé

    Visit a synagogue

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cooking class

    Cooking class

    Spanish cuisine is as diverse as the country’s geography, climate and culture. Since being established as the capital of Spain by King Felipe II in the 16th century, Madrid has been a true melting pot of the cuisines developed in the country’s various regions. This mouth-watering optional excursion gives your group a chance to prepare—and savor!—a Spanish specialty of your own.

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: Lisbon

    Travel to Mérida

    Visit the Roman Theatre

    Continue to Lisbon

  • Day 12: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    • Castelo de São Jorge
    • Mosteiros dos Jerónimos

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as Fado during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this two-hour performance.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this trip?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    • Las Ramblas
  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona with your Local Guide

    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Free time in Barcelona

    Travel to Valencia

  • Day 5: Valencia + Granada

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

    Travel to Granada

  • Day 6: Granada + Costa del Sol

    Take a guided tour of Granada

    Visit the Alhambra

  • Day 7: Costa del Sol

    Free day in Costa del Sol

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Gibraltar

    Gibraltar

    Experience a full-day excursion to Gibraltar, a town situated on a 2.6-mile stretch of limestone that rises from the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll visit the Punta Europa to learn about natural gas production, discover the peninsula’s fascinating network of caves and grottos, and explore the remains of the once dominating Moorish Castle. Get a first-hand look at the playful Barbary macaque—the only wild monkey population on the European continent—before hopping in a cable car to glimpse spectacular views from the “Top of the Rock.” From here, take in a history of traders and merchants that dates back to the 1800s as you peruse the goods of Gibraltar's bustling shops.
  • Day 8: Seville

    Travel to Seville

    Take a guided tour of Seville with your Local Guide

    • Barrio de Santa Cruz

    Visit the Seville Cathedral

  • Day 9: Madrid

    Travel to Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 10: Toledo + Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Toledo

    Visit the Toledo Cathedral

    Visit the Church of Santo Tomé

    Visit a synagogue

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Cooking class

    Cooking class

    Spanish cuisine is as diverse as the country’s geography, climate and culture. Since being established as the capital of Spain by King Felipe II in the 16th century, Madrid has been a true melting pot of the cuisines developed in the country’s various regions. This mouth-watering optional excursion gives your group a chance to prepare—and savor!—a Spanish specialty of your own.

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: Lisbon

    Travel to Mérida

    Visit the Roman Theatre

    Continue to Lisbon

  • Day 12: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    • Castelo de São Jorge
    • Mosteiros dos Jerónimos

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as Fado during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this two-hour performance.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this trip?

Ready to lead a program?

Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 11 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily, 5 local dinners or 6 with extension

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Parque Guell, Alhambra, Royal Palace, Seville Cathedral, Prado, Toledo Cathedral, Church of Santo Tome, Synagogue; with extension: Roman Theater, Castelo de São Jorge, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos Museum

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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