9 or 11 days
Lisbon, Seville, Madrid, extension to Barcelona

In Portugal and Spain, every step is a history lesson of its own—from Lisbon’s Moorish labyrinth of narrow streets to Seville’s impeccably preserved mosaics. The trail of breathtaking views and architectural wonders continues in Madrid, a city whose youthful crowds mix with a regional history of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian influences. 

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Portugal

  • Day 2: Lisbon

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Alfama district of Lisbon

    Enjoy dinner in Lisbon

  • Day 3: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém 
    • Monument to the Discoveries

    Visit the Castelo of São Jorge

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sintra and Cascais

    Sintra and Cascais

    Enjoy a half-day excursion to the hillside town of Sintra, referred to by Lord Byron as “glorious Eden”. Here, you’ll visit the National Palace of Sintra, whose two conical chimneys reign as the town’s most recognizable landmarks. Continue to the charming beach town of Cascais. Due to Portugal’s neutrality in World War II, Cascais became home to many of the exiled royal families of Europe, including those of Spain, Italy and Bulgaria.
  • Day 4: Lisbon • Seville

    Travel via Évora to Seville

    Take a guided tour of Évora

    Take a walking tour of Seville

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Giralda Tower
    • Torre de Oro
    • Plaza de Toros de Maestranza

    Enjoy dinner in Seville

  • Day 5: Seville

    Visit the Seville Alcázar

    Visit Seville Cathedral

    Tour Seville with an expert local guide

    Spend a half day exploring Seville on your own

  • Day 6: Seville • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado Museum 

  • Day 7: 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

    Spend a half day exploring Madrid on your own

  • Day 8: Madrid

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This half-day excursion will take you to the former Spanish capital of Toledo. Known as the “city of the three cultures,” this was a place of peaceful coexistence of, Jews, Christians and Moors. Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the city and visit the cathedral that dominates Toledo’s skyline. Then continue on to the Church of Santo Tomé where you’ll view The Burial of Count Orgaz, one of El Greco’s most famous works. Step inside one of Toledo's synagogues and finish off your excursion with a stop at a local sword-making workshop.

    Enjoy a tapas dinner in Madrid

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 9: Madrid • Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Enjoy dinner in Barcelona

  • Day 10: 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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean air breeze by as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of lanes for cyclists, providing a safe, fun and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination. 

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Portugal

  • Day 2: Lisbon

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of the Alfama district of Lisbon

    Enjoy dinner in Lisbon

  • Day 3: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém 
    • Monument to the Discoveries

    Visit the Castelo of São Jorge

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sintra and Cascais

    Sintra and Cascais

    Enjoy a half-day excursion to the hillside town of Sintra, referred to by Lord Byron as “glorious Eden”. Here, you’ll visit the National Palace of Sintra, whose two conical chimneys reign as the town’s most recognizable landmarks. Continue to the charming beach town of Cascais. Due to Portugal’s neutrality in World War II, Cascais became home to many of the exiled royal families of Europe, including those of Spain, Italy and Bulgaria.
  • Day 4: Lisbon • Seville

    Travel via Évora to Seville

    Take a guided tour of Évora

    Take a walking tour of Seville

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Giralda Tower
    • Torre de Oro
    • Plaza de Toros de Maestranza

    Enjoy dinner in Seville

  • Day 5: Seville

    Visit the Seville Alcázar

    Visit Seville Cathedral

    Tour Seville with an expert local guide

    Spend a half day exploring Seville on your own

  • Day 6: Seville • Madrid

    Travel by AVE train to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado Museum 

  • Day 7: 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

    Spend a half day exploring Madrid on your own

  • Day 8: Madrid

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This half-day excursion will take you to the former Spanish capital of Toledo. Known as the “city of the three cultures,” this was a place of peaceful coexistence of, Jews, Christians and Moors. Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the city and visit the cathedral that dominates Toledo’s skyline. Then continue on to the Church of Santo Tomé where you’ll view The Burial of Count Orgaz, one of El Greco’s most famous works. Step inside one of Toledo's synagogues and finish off your excursion with a stop at a local sword-making workshop.

    Enjoy a tapas dinner in Madrid

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Madrid • Barcelona

    Travel by AVE train to Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

    Enjoy dinner in Barcelona

  • Day 10: 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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean air breeze by as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of lanes for cyclists, providing a safe, fun and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination. 

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, 9 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • 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

    Castelo de São Jorge, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Seville Alcázar, Seville Cathedral, Prado, Royal Palace; with extension: Parque Güell

  • 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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