11 days
Madrid, Barcelona, Soria, Pamplona, Bilbao, extension to Navarra

Of the cultural clues left behind from the ancients, the Iberians seem to be the most elusive.

Get an insight into the Iron Age civilization that left their mysterious mark across Western Europe as you explore the museums that keep their artifacts. You’ll discover the tribes’ influence over modern-day Spaniards once you’ve explored the beautiful and diverse communities of Spain.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

    Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Arrive in Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Reverte Coma Museum of Forensic Anthropology, Paleopathology & Criminology

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace

  • Day 4: Toledo + Madrid

    Travel to Toledo

    Take a guided tour of Toledo

    Visit the Toledo Cathedral

    Visit a synagogue

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Museum of the Councils & Visigoth Culture

    Return to Madrid

    Archaeology visit: Visit the National Archaeological Museum

  • Day 5: Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona with your Local Guide

    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of Old Town

    Visit the City History Museum

  • Day 6: Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Empúries

    Empúries

    Spend the day investigating the ruins of Empúries, an ancient town whose mark was left on the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia. There are three main archeological sites, each home to over two thousand years of remains that have yet to be unearthed. First settled in 575 B.C., the colony has seen both Greek and Roman influences, and is teeming with necropolises and acropolises that tell the tale of early civilization.
  • Day 7: Zaragoza + Soria

    Travel to Zaragoza

    Continue to Soria

  • Day 8: Numantia + Pamplona

    Travel to Numantia

    Take a guided tour of Numantia

    Continue to Pamplona

    Take a tour of Pamplona

  • Day 9: Navarre + Bilbao

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Museum of Navarre

    • Artifacts storage area

    Enjoy free time in the afternoon

    Travel to Bilbao

  • Day 10: Bilbao

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Museum of Basque Archaeology, Ethnography & History

    Enjoy free time in Bilbao

  • Day 11: Depart for home

    Depart for home

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

    Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Arrive in Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Reverte Coma Museum of Forensic Anthropology, Paleopathology & Criminology

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Royal Palace

  • Day 4: Toledo + Madrid

    Travel to Toledo

    Take a guided tour of Toledo

    Visit the Toledo Cathedral

    Visit a synagogue

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Museum of the Councils & Visigoth Culture

    Return to Madrid

    Archaeology visit: Visit the National Archaeological Museum

  • Day 5: Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Barcelona

    Arrive in Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona with your Local Guide

    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of Old Town

    Visit the City History Museum

  • Day 6: Barcelona

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Empúries

    Empúries

    Spend the day investigating the ruins of Empúries, an ancient town whose mark was left on the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia. There are three main archeological sites, each home to over two thousand years of remains that have yet to be unearthed. First settled in 575 B.C., the colony has seen both Greek and Roman influences, and is teeming with necropolises and acropolises that tell the tale of early civilization.
  • Day 7: Zaragoza + Soria

    Travel to Zaragoza

    Continue to Soria

  • Day 8: Numantia + Pamplona

    Travel to Numantia

    Take a guided tour of Numantia

    Continue to Pamplona

    Take a tour of Pamplona

  • Day 9: Navarre + Bilbao

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Museum of Navarre

    • Artifacts storage area

    Enjoy free time in the afternoon

    Travel to Bilbao

  • Day 10: Bilbao

    Archaeology visit: Visit the Museum of Basque Archaeology, Ethnography & History

    Enjoy free time in Bilbao

  • Day 11: Depart for home

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Hotel accommodations; (Dormitory-style accommodations on extension)

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily; 5 local dinners; (8 dinners and 2 lunches 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 expert 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

    Madrid; Toledo; Barcelona; Numantia; Old Town and Gothic Quarter in Barcelona; Pamplona

  • 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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