Madrid and Barcelona

Information

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Includes:

  • Transportation  from the Madrid airport to the hotel, in private coach
  • Four (4) nights at a four-star hotel in Madrid, breakfast included
  • Two (2) night at a four-star hotel in Granada, breakfast included
  • Three (3) lunches (1 in El Escorial, 1 in Toledo and 1 in Barcelona)
  • Four (4) dinners (3 in Madrid, 1 in Barcelona)
  • Madrid–El Escorial day trip, in private coach
  • Madrid–Toledo day trip, in private coach
  • Transportation from the Madrid Hotel to Atocha Train Station, in private coach
  • Trip Madrid-Barcelona in AVE (High Speed Rail)
  • Transportation from Barcelona Train Station to Hotel , 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)
 
Day1

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
Day2

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
Day3

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
Day4

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
Day5

Barcelona tour of the historic city

Morning:

  • Transportation from Madrid Hotel to Atocha Train Station
  • Trip Madrid-Barcelona in AVE (High Speed Rail)
  • Transportation to hotel and check-in.
  • Modernism tour: Güell Park

Afternoon:

  • Continuing with the Modernism Tour in Barcelona visiting the Sagrada Familia ( audioguide and going up to the towers included), Gaudí’s Casa Museo de Batlló and Casa de La Pedrera (just the exterior)
  • Night in Barcelona
Day6

Barcelona tour of the historic city

Morning:

  • Gothic quarter (Barcelona’s historic area) visiting the Cathedral (Choir, Museum, Cloister included), and the Basílica de Santa María del Mar

Afternoon:

  • Plaza de Cataluña, Plaza de San Jaume, Plaza Real, Mercado de La Boquería and walking tour through Las Ramblas
  • Dinner in la Plaza Real
  • Night in Barcelona
Day7

Return trip

Morning:

  • Transportation from the hotel to Barcelona airport El Prat
  • Flight back to Philadelphia