Available Excursions for Madrid

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

El Escorial , Ávila & Salamanca

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


During this multi-day excursion, we explore Granada, last bastion of the Spanish Muslims and crown jewel of the Catholic Reconquista. Students will visit the Albaicín neighborhood, a uniquely multiethnic community. They will also be given a guided tour of the Alhambra, the Nasrid complex of... Read More


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


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


During this single day visit, students become familiar with a city whose role in Spanish history has been decisive since the Roman period, thanks in part to its unique situation as a natural fortress—surrounded on three sides by the River Tagus (Tajo in Spanish). Toledo is also a UNESCO World... Read More


Located in the heart of the beautiful Costa Blanca, Valencia is Spain's third largest city. Famous for beautiful beaches and modern architecture, the city also offers many of the traditional attractions of Spanish culture, including a historic Gothic Quarter, bullfights, and a vibrant night... Read More