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

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Enjoy dinner in Barcelona

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Montjuïc
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Park Güell

  • Day 4: Barcelona • Valencia

    Spend a half day exploring Barcelona on your own

    Travel to Valencia
  • Day 5: Valencia • Granada

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

    Travel to Granada
  • Day 6: Granada • Costa del Sol

    Travel via Granada to Costa del Sol

    Tour Granada with an expert local guide

    Visit the Alhambra

    Enjoy dinner in Costa del Sol

  • Day 7: 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. 

    Enjoy dinner in Costa del Sol

  • Day 8: Costa del Sol • Seville

    Travel to Seville

    Take a guided tour of Seville 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • María Luisa Park
    • Barrio de Santa Cruz

    Visit Seville Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in Seville

  • Day 9: Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Visit the Prado Museum in the evening

  • Day 10: Toledo • Madrid

    Take an excursion to Toledo

    Tour Toledo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Church of Santo Tomé

    Visit a local synagogue

    Enjoy dinner in Madrid's Old Town, Puerta del Sol 

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 11: Madrid • Mérida • Lisbon

    Travel via Mérida to Lisbon

    Visit the Roman Theatre of Mérida

    Enjoy dinner in Lisbon

  • Day 12: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Castle of São Jorge
    • Jerónimos Monastery

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon fado evening

    Lisbon fado evening

    This evening, enjoy a performance of traditional music known as fado. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. (Please note: Entrance includes a complimentary beverage.)

  • Day 13: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Enjoy dinner in Barcelona

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Montjuïc
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Park Güell

  • Day 4: Barcelona • Valencia

    Spend a half day exploring Barcelona on your own

    Travel to Valencia
  • Day 5: Valencia • Granada

    Take a walking tour of Valencia

    Travel to Granada
  • Day 6: Granada • Costa del Sol

    Travel via Granada to Costa del Sol

    Tour Granada with an expert local guide

    Visit the Alhambra

    Enjoy dinner in Costa del Sol

  • Day 7: 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. 

    Enjoy dinner in Costa del Sol

  • Day 8: Costa del Sol • Seville

    Travel to Seville

    Take a guided tour of Seville 

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • María Luisa Park
    • Barrio de Santa Cruz

    Visit Seville Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in Seville

  • Day 9: Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Visit the Prado Museum in the evening

  • Day 10: Toledo • Madrid

    Take an excursion to Toledo

    Tour Toledo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Church of Santo Tomé

    Visit a local synagogue

    Enjoy dinner in Madrid's Old Town, Puerta del Sol 

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: Madrid • Mérida • Lisbon

    Travel via Mérida to Lisbon

    Visit the Roman Theatre of Mérida

    Enjoy dinner in Lisbon

  • Day 12: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Castle of São Jorge
    • Jerónimos Monastery

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon fado evening

    Lisbon fado evening

    This evening, enjoy a performance of traditional music known as fado. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. (Please note: Entrance includes a complimentary beverage.)

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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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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