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Spain

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

early signup:

$1,795

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,995

Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

Spain is a must-go destination in Europe with incredible sights, delicious cuisine and rich and diverse history.
Explore Spain differently and get fully immersed in the Andalusian culture where you’ll visit the beautiful towns of Sevilla, internationally known for its flamenco, and Granada where the beautiful palace of the Alhambra was built back in the 13th century.
You will also experience Cadiz for some beach time and have the opportunity to visit Madrid.
Of course, you'll also get the chance to explore the streets of and incredible vibe of Barcelona.

Start

Barcelona El Prat Airport
To take included transportation:
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 10:00 AM

Finish

Madrid City Center
Since many travelers choose to extend their adventure in Paris, travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport. Your trip leader will help you organize transportation.
Plann to depart at anytime on Day 8

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Arrival in Barcelona

Bienvenidos a España! Arrive at Barcelona El Prat Airport before 10:00 AM and be shuttled to your boutique hotel in the heart of Barcelona.

Spend the afternoon exploring Barcelona and its Gothic architecture. Don’t miss the incredible Sagrada Familia, designed by the world famous Antoni Gaudí.  

Get to know a completely different part of Spain as the region of Catalonia has their own language and culture.

Enjoy Catalan cuisine and the non-stop nightlife that will make your stay in Barcelona unforgettable.

Day 2

Explore Granada

Take an early flight from Barcelona to go straight to Granada, which was once a Moorish territory.

Spend the afternoon exploring the best of Granada and enjoying the beautiful open-air markets around the city.

Before the sun sets, you'll go on an included night adventure tour led by a local guide. Strap on a headlamp, and adventure off the beaten path where you'll explore Granada's hidden gems.

Day 3

Granada Immersion

Take a chance to visit the ancient fortress of the Alhambra. Spend your morning discovering the treasures inside the palace that dates back hundreds of years.

Keep exploring Granada and take a step back in time strolling in the streets of Albaicín.

Enjoy an urban hike to El Mirador de San Nicolas to observe a spectacular view of the palace of Alhambra.

Dinner is served very late in Spanish culture, so enjoy a “merienda”, the traditional afternoon snack, usually consisting of delicious local pastries.

Day 4

Experience Seville

Say goodbye to Granada and say hello to Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region!

Spend the day exploring Seville by bike with your trip leaders.

Visit the Cathedral of Seville or climb the Giralda Bell Tower, originally constructed as a mosque in 1184 and then later taken by the Christians. 

Watch a flamenco show and experience this memorable tradition of Southern Spain.

Day 5

Explore the Real Alcazar

Wake up in Seville and start the day exploring the royal palace of Alcazar, a UNESCO Heritage Site built in the 14th century. Stroll in the gardens of this beautiful place and maybe you'll recognize some scenes filmed in Game of Thrones.

Enjoy a free afternoon with the option to learn flamenco or explore Italica, an ancient Roman city.

Have a typical tapas dinner with your new friends and enjoy a glass of 'tinto de verano', the typical Andalusian drink.

Day 6

Cadiz Beach Day

Spend the day in Cadiz, also known as the City of Lights thanks to its many hours of sunlight! 

Explore the heart of Cadiz and have an authentic lunch at the local food market.

If weather permits, relax at the beach and take the time to explore the Castle of San Sebastian and the Castle of Santa Catalina.

If you're lucky, you may even see the Moroccan Coast.

Day 7

Discover Madrid like a Local

Take an early train from Seville to Madrid and arrive in the capital of Spain ready to see this dynamic metropolis.

Reach the heart of the city at Puerta del Sol and take a charming walk through the different neighborhoods Madrid has to offer.

Visit Retiro Park, one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Madrid and discover the museum district.

Enjoy a local dinner with your new friends and spend the last night of your trip experiencing the famous Spanish nightlife.

Day 8

Relaxation & Departure

On the final day of our adventure, wake up early to soak in the last morning in Europe together.

Say goodbye to your new friends and depart at any time of the day with instructions from your trip leaders on how to take taxis, buses, or local transportation to the airport.

Be sure to ask your trip leaders for suggestions on what to do if you choose to spend more time in Madrid.

Day 9

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-7 nights boutique hotel stay in double accommodations
-7 Breakfasts and 7 dinners
-Pickup at Barcelona El Prat International Airport
-Ground Transportation
-High speed train
-Flight from Barcelona to Granada
-Guided walking tours, Granada night tour, flamenco show dinner
-Real Alcazar entrance
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to Barcelona on day 1 and from Madrid on day 8
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

When Should I Book My Flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 before 10:00 AM and depart Day 8 at any time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details

*Starting May 2018, we'll begin in Barcelona & end in Madrid

Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

early signup:

$1,795

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,995

Never any hidden fees!

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