Available Excursions for Santander

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Bilbao and San Sebastián

Students will travel to Bilbao, the capital city of the Biscay province, and tour the famous Guggenheim Museum, considered a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. They can experience the exquisite cuisine and the winding medieval streets of the historical center that offer many opportunities... 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

Picos de Europa

Students catch a cable car to the top of the mountain which summits at 1,823 meters, followed by hiking through the Picos de Europa National Park while enjoying the majestic natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The group then tours Potes, a small medieval town. Students also visit to the... Read More

Santillana del Mar and Comillas

Students visit the Cave of El Castillo in Puente Viesgo, housing cave art from between 120,000 and 6,000 years ago said to have been an inspiration for artists such as Picasso and Miró. They then walk through Santillana del Mar's medieval streets and visit the Romanesque Collegiate Church of... 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