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Available Excursions for Salamanca

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


The Portuguese city of Aveiro is affectionately known as a little Venice, Italy. It is situated on the edges of a large canal that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The colorful boats docked in the ports and the tiles arranged alongside the different streets make the city unique. Aveiro is an... Read More


Northwest of Madrid, situated high above the Río Adaja Valley, is the ancient city of Ávila. This beautiful city is surrounded by magnificent medieval walls, built in the 11th century to protect the city from destructive aggressors. Read More


Located southwest of Bilbao along the Camino de Santiago, Burgos is home to 170,000 residents and is the capitol of the province of the same name. The city is also home to the legend of El Cid. This beautiful city was founded in the 9th century and boasts more religious monuments than any other... Read More

El Escorial

Explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery complex built by King Phillip II that includes his residence, an ornamented church, a library of over 40,000 books, and the Royal Mausoleum. Read More


Students will explore this capital city with a history of more than 20 centuries. After climbing to the top of the medieval Castelo de São Jorge (St. George's Castle), students will witness a breathtaking view of the coastal city, while also enjoying the bird's-eye view from atop the Santa... Read More


Students will enjoy a guided tour of Madrid, Spain's capital, and discover some of its many famous monuments such as the Prado Museum or the Reina Sofía Museum. They will wander through the bustling Puerta del Sol and then take a relaxing stroll through Retiro Park. 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 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


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


View Christopher Columbus' tomb in the largest cathedral in Spain. Wind through the narrow passages and many courtyards found within the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enter the Alcázar, a Moorish fortress that dates back to the 14th Century. Explore this City of Reflections as you stroll along the... Read More

Sevilla & Mérida

Students will view Christopher Columbus' tomb in the largest cathedral in Spain. Winding through the narrow passages found within the Barrio de Santa Cruz, they will enter the Alcázar, a Moorish fortress that dates back to the 14th century. Students will explore the Andulusian capital as they... Read More


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