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Available Excursions for Madrid


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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

El Escorial , Ávila & Salamanca

Optional for some or all sessions
Students will explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery built by King Phillip II that includes an ornamented church and a library of over 40,000 books. Stories will be told of the Spanish royalty who are buried in the royal mausoleum beneath the main palace. In Salamanca, students will... Read More

Granada

Optional for some or all sessions
Students will visit the crown jewel of this city, the Alhambra, a 13th-century Moorish fortress comprised of patios, gardens, palaces and fountains. The group will attend an authentic flamenco show or enjoy a taste of Morocco in one of Granada's many North African teterías (tea houses)... Read More

Morocco

Optional for some or all sessions
Students will enter Morocco on a ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to explore a land filled with Arabic, African and European influence. The first stop is Fes, the world's only fully-preserved and continuously inhabited medieval city, where students can walk among the bustling bazaars and... Read More

Santander

Students will visit the beautiful El Sardinero beach and walk along the Paseo de Pereda, the main boulevard. They will also take a short visit to the neighboring coastal town of Santillana del Mar. Upon return to Santander, a stroll to the Magdalena Palace for a dramatic view of the bay will... Read More

Segovia

Optional for some or all sessions
Students travel to Segovia to explore the impressive 1st-century Roman aqueduct constructed from blocks of granite and perfectly aligned without mortar. They will wander through the narrow, winding streets of Segovia while enjoying picturesque views of churches, castles and neighboring mountains. Read More

Toledo

Optional for some or all sessions
Students explore Toledo, the first capital of Spain, which has remained relatively unaltered since the end of the Middle Ages. Toledo is known as the "City of Three Cultures" for the legacy left by Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures. Read More