Madrid and surroundings

Information

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Includes:

  • Transportation to and from the Madrid airport, in private coach
  • Six (6) nights at a four-star hotel in Madrid, breakfast included
  • Three (3) lunches (1 in El Escorial, 1 in Toledo and 1 in Segovia)
  • Four (4) dinners in Madrid
  • Madrid–El Escorial day trip, in private coach
  • Madrid–Toledo day trip, in private coach
  • Madrid–Segovia day trip, in private coach
  • An Activity Pack for every two (2) students with questions and activities related to the visit
  • Sightseeing tickets (wherever required)
  • Trip insurance
  • An archeologist guide will accompany the tour
  • One (1) teacher FREE per group (accommodation in single room, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, transportation, museums and monuments tickets, and trip insurance)
 
Day 1

Arrival in Madrid and tour of the historic center

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Tour of Madrid historic area (subject to change): Puerta del Sol, Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Palacio Real, Jardines de Sabatini, Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá y Plaza de Neptuno
  • Dinner in Madrid
  • Night in Madrid
Day 2

El Escorial Monastery and de Prado Museum

Morning:

  • Departure from Madrid (9:00 am) to El Escorial Monastery
  • Tour of the El Escorial Monastery
  • Lunch in El Escorial
  • Return to Madrid

Afternoon:

  • Visit to the Prado Museum
  • Dinner in Plaza de Santa Ana and night walk through the Barrio de las Letras (where Lope de Vega, Góngora and Quevedo resided) quarter
  • Night in Madrid
Day 3

Madrid - School visit

Morning:

  • Visit to a school. Students will spend a morning at a Spanish school, sharing experiences with their Spanish peers. Together with their teachers they will have the opportunity to learn more about the Spanish educational system

Afternoon:

  • Free
  • Night in Madrid
Day 4

Toledo: touring the three cultures

Morning:

  • Departure from Madrid at 8:00 am, arriving in Toledo at 9:00 am; walking tour through Toledo’s historic center. We will visit Puerta Vieja de Bisagra, Exterior de la Iglesia de Santiago del Arrabal, Puerta Nueva de Bisagra, Puerta del Sol, Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz, Catedral de Santa María
  • Lunch in Toledo

Afternoon:

  • Walking tour. We will visit: Iglesia del Salvador, Iglesia de Santo Tomé and El entierro del señor de Orgaz painting by El Greco, Sinagoga del Tránsito, Sinagoga Santa María la Blanca, Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes
  • Departure from el Puente de San Martín to Madrid at 7:30 pm
  • Dinner in Madrid in the popular La Latina quarter
  • Night in Madrid
Day 5

Madrid. Free time

  • Night in Madrid
Day 6

Segovia

Morning:

  • Departure from Madrid at 8:00am, arriving in Segovia at 9:00am; walking tour through Segovia’s historic center. We will visit: Iglesia de los Santos Justo y Pastor, Acueducto romano, Iglesia de San Martín, Antigua Sinagoga Mayor, Plaza Mayor
  • Lunch in Segovia

Afternoon:

  • Walking tour. We will visit: Catedral, Alcázar Real, Iglesia de la Vera Cruz
  • Departure to Madrid at 8:00 am
  • Dinner in Madrid
  • Night in Madrid
Day 7

Return trip

Morning:

  • Transportation from the hotel to the Madrid airport
  • Flight back to Philadelphia