Includes Airfare ● Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs

Explore Madrid’s bustling streets and historic squares.  Visit a Moorish castle at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Granada.  Climb the Giralda Tower for a panoramic view of Seville, and watch Flamenco dancers twirl in their vibrant dress.  Take in culture and language in the bustling streets of Seville as you learn about the heart of the Spain.  This program is meant to enhance a student’s understanding of the Spanish Language through on site language and culture programs.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly Overnight to Madrid.

Fly overnight to Madrid.

Day 2 – Explore Madrid

You will meet your bilingual Appleseed tour guide at the airport in Madrid, and then transfer to the hotel for a brief orientation. Throughout the day you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Madrid that includes such unique sites as Puerta del Sol and La Plaza Mayor, and you will even have some free time to shop!

 Day 3 – El Prado, Reina Sofia Museum, and Service

Following breakfast, you will meet with your guide to go over basic Spanish conversation in preparation for today’s adventure. Each morning of your trip you will have a mini-lesson designed to aid you in activities scheduled for that day, all of which will require you to use your Spanish skills. Today’s activities will include a visit to El Prado, the famous museum housing works by master painters such as El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Your group will also spend some time at the Reina Sofia Museum, home of Picasso’s Guernica! The afternoon will be spent volunteering at the local Salvation Army. The group will give back to the community through a variety of needed projects.

Day 4 – Madrid Spanish Course

Madrid – is the ideal destination to study Spanish mixing modern and old to ensure a cultural experience that will never be forgotten. Our well-structured programs combine Spanish language courses and full schedules of leisure activities, making this course great for American students.

 Day 5 – El Buen Retiro Park

Your group will use what they have learned as they interact at El Buen Retiro Park, once a Royal Park. You will also head to the Shopping District of El Serrano, and then extend your skills by picking up tapas and churros around La Plaza Mayor.

 Day 6 – Royal Spain and Soccer

Today’s lesson will focus on further exploration of Royal Spain with a trip to El Escorial, a Royal Monastery. In the afternoon, pick up some sports terms, as the group visits La Plaza de Toros and Bernabeu Soccer Stadium. You will enjoy another authentic dinner in the evening.

Day 7 – Toledo

Your group will travel today to Toledo, the city of three cultures: Christian, Moorish and Jewish. You will learn the history of this amazing city that was once the capital of Spain, and see the influences of the three cultures through the architecture that remains from before the Inquisition. This beautiful place was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 because of its rich cultural and monumental heritage, and you will find it extraordinary as you spend time among the sites.

Day 8 – The Journey Home

After an unforgettable learning experience, your group will return home from Spain!

Add a Day and Take Intensive Spanish Language Courses or Add Two Days and Visit Barcelona.

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.


  • Guided tour of the Alhambra Castle
  • Explore historic Seville
  • Take Intensive Spanish Courses
  • Take in Moorish Architecture
  • Learn to dance the Flamenco
  • Intensive Spanish Language lessons
  • Explore Spanish Architecture and museum
  • Celebrate Spanish street festivals


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.