Spain

Humanities

Program Length: 9 Days
Program Price: Request a Quote
Cities: Madrid, & Toledo

  • Royal Palace
  • Prado Museum
  • Retiro Park
  • El Greco Museum
  • Art Walk Pass (Art Triangle Museum Pass)
  • Day Trip to Toledo and Segovia
  • Alcázar de Segovia

Programs Include:

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance

Program Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

Depart Home for Madrid, Spain

Day 2 – Madrid

  • Arrive in Madrid, Spain
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour -The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an
    authentic Spanish

Day 3 – Madrid

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Tour of the Old Town – Puerta del Sol Square, Plaza
    Mayor, The Bakery House, Posada del Peine, The Oldest
    Restaurant in the World, Almudena Cathedral, Attack
    against King Alfonso XIII, Plaza de la Villa Square, Remains
    of Santa Maria Church, Plaza de Oriente, Royal Theatre
  • Lunch Break at Mercado San Miguel
  • Royal Palace – Home to the Kings of Spain from Charles
    III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid’s Royal Palace takes us on a
    journey through the history of Spain.
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Madrid

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Prado Museum – The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)
    houses one of the finest art collections in the world, specializing in
    European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. Thousands of
    European paintings, sculptures, and other works of art are on
    display throughout its halls, and they represent merely a fraction
    of the total collection. Highlights include works by Francisco Goya,
    Diego Velázquez, and El Greco.
  • Lunch Time
  • Retiro Park & Palacio de Cristal – The Glass Palace in the
    Retiro Park is one of the finest examples of iron architecture in
    Madrid. The metal and glass structure was built in 1887 for the
    Philippines Exhibition of that year. Designed by Ricardo Velázquez
    Bosco, the project was inspired by Paxton’s Crystal Palace. It was
    originally planned as a gigantic greenhouse

Day 5 – Toledo

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Toledo
  • Toledo Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – A stroll
    through history. Toledo is one of the oldest and most unique cities
    in Spain. The former Spanish capital before Madrid, this city has
    made an important contribution to Spain’s history and heritage.
  • Lunch Break
  • El Greco Museum – This charming residence, characteristic of
    Toledo homes in the 16C where El Greco stayed, is a museum
    devoted to the artist.
  • Return to Madrid

Day 6 – Madrid

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía – The
    Reina Sofia Museum is Madrid’s premier modern art gallery
    featuring mostly works by Spanish artists. Among them is
    Guernica, a political statement on the Spanish Civil War by
    Pablo Picasso, as well as a room devoted to Joan Miró’s
    paintings and a collection of about 20 Salvador Dalí pieces.
  • Lunch Break
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – The museum offers
    students an overview of art from the 13th century to the late
    20th century.

Day 7 – Segovia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Segovia
  • Segovia Cultural & Historical Walking Tour – Segovia still retains the spirit of old Spanish cities. It was the home of
    kings and queens, and thanks to its storybook towers is
    often listed among the most beautiful castles in Spain.
  • Lunch Break
  • Alcázar de Segovia – Originally a fortress, the Alcázar
    has also been a royal palace, the site of Philip II’s wedding to
    his fourth wife, Anne of Austria, and more recently a military
    academy. In the upper part of the city, the oldest foundations
    have been identified as Roman. Documents indicate that a
    fortress existed on this site by the early 12th century known
    as the Alcázar, an Arabic word for a royal residence.
  • Return to Madrid

Day 8 – Madrid

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Madrid
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 9 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Madrid, Spain for Home

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