Students will explore Spain through the eyes of two cities: the capital city of Madrid and Catalonian capital of Barcelona.  The Madrid experience includes the Prado, the museum of painters, as well as the city’s remarkable architecture from the Royal Palace to its soccer stadium.  Students will then travel a high-speed train to Barcelona on the Mediterranean Coast where they will encounter its remarkable architecture, culture, and cuisine.  From the Gothic Quarter to the lively Las Ramblas to the unique Gaudi structures and the magnificence of La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona offers a breathtaking contrast to the charismatic cosmopolitan city of Madrid.

 

DAY 1 

  • Travel overnight to Madrid, Spain

 

DAY 2 

  • Arrive in Madrid
  • Meet your CE Tours Tour Director
  • Visit the Prado Museum
  • Free time exploring Madrid
  • Dinner
  • Check-in to hotel

 

DAY 3 

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Madrid-  Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de España, Calle Mayor, Gran Vía, Cibeles Fountain, Alcala Gate
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Royal Palace
  • Tour the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (Real Madrid Soccer Club)
  • Dinner

 

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel to Barcelona via train
  • Arrive Barcelona, hotel check-in
  • Lunch
  • Visit Camp Nou, Stadium Tour
  • Attend Spanish Tappas cooking class
  • Dinner

DAY 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided tour of Barcelona—The Gothic Quarter, Montjuic Hill, Mercat de la Boqueria, Las Ramblas, Columbus Monument, Magic Fountain, Gaudi-designed Houses
  • Free time exploring Barcelona
  • Dinner

DAY 6

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Mosaic shop craft workshop
  • Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
  • Lunch
  • Free time exploring Barcelona
  • Attend a Flamenco Show
  • Dinner

DAY 7

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Return home