Spain: Art Appreciation



11 days






Madrid, Valencia, & Barcelona

This 11 day program is an immersive look at art and culture through touring 3 major Spanish cities and many museums and landmarks.

Notable destinations include:

Prado Museum: This is the main Spanish national art museum. It houses the finest collection of Spanish art, and has one of the best collections of European art in the world, with works dating back to the 12th century.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía: This museum, named for Queen Sofía, is Spain’s national collection of 20th century art. It is one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art, and includes exhibits on two of Spain’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Part of the “Golden Triangle of Art” (with Prado and the Reina Sofia), this museum displays works and periods that are not represented in the others, such as primitive Italian pieces, and exhibits works in Impressionism and Expressionism.

Valencia Fine Arts Museum: Housed in the 17th century St. Pius V Palace, this museum houses some 2,000 works, dating from the 14th–17th centuries. Along with paintings, it also has sections dedicated to sculpture and archaeological findings.

Students will experience extensive walking tours in Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona. The walking tour in Barcelona focuses on Gaudí and Modernisme, and we will visit famous landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, and more.

Additionally, students will tour the Valencia Science Museum and Oceanográfic Aquarium, visit Barcelona’s beaches, and attend an authentic Flamenco show.

Program includes

  • 9 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 3 Traditional Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Paseo del Arte Pass Madrid
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Valencia Walking Tour
  • Valencia Arts Museum
  • Oceanografic & Principe Felipe Arts
  • Flamenco Show
  • Park Guell


DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Madrid, Spain

DAY 02– Madrid

  • Arrive in Madrid
  • Airport Transfer to Accommodations
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Madrid Historical & Cultural Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 03– Madrid

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Prado Museum
  • Lunch
  • Retiro Park & Palacio de Cristal
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04– Madrid

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • Lunch at San Miguel
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05– Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Valencia
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Valencia Cultural & Historical Walking Tour
  • Valencian Paella Group Dinner

DAY 06– Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Science Museum
  • Lunch at Central Market
  • Valencia Fine Arts Museum
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Valencia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Oceanografic and Principe Felipe Arts Visit
  • Lunch
  • Free Afternoon in Valencia
  • Flamenco Show

DAY 08– Barcelona

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Barcelona
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Barcelona Walking Tour: La Rambla, Christopher Columbus Statue, Plaza Real, Gothic Quarter, & Barcelona Cathedral
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 09– Barcelona

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Gaudí and Modernisme Walking Tour: La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, & More
  • Lunch
  • Barcelona Beach Walk
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 10– Barcelona

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Park Guell
  • Bunker Del Carmel (Offers 360 Degree View of Barcelona)
  • Lunch
  • Free Afternoon in Barcelona
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 11– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Barcelona for Home

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