8 or 10 days
Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, with extension to Lisbon
Barcelona is the proud capital of Catalonia, a region with its own distinct voice and culture. All over the city you’ll discover the amazingly unique architectural style of Antoni Gaudí. In Madrid, experience more of Spain’s artistic side, from the hand-clapping and emotive singing of the flamenco to the priceless masterpieces on the walls of the Prado Museum.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean breeze as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of cycling lanes providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighbourhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedalling on to your next destination. 

    Dinner in Barcelona
  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys choir during your visit.

  • Day 5: Barcelona • Zaragoza • Madrid

    Transfer via Zaragoza

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 6: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Enjoy lunch in Madrid

    Take a flamenco dance lesson and see a show

  • Day 7: Madrid

    Visit the Prado Museum

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Madrid • Mérida • Lisbon

    Free time in Merida

    Visit the Mérida Roman Ruins

    Tour Mérida with an expert local guide

  • Day 9: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Enjoy a photo stop overlooking Lisbon's iconic red-tiled roofs 

    Take a Walking Tour of Lisbon 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon fado evening

    Lisbon fado evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as "fado" during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this one-hour performance. 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Família
    • Gothic Quarter
    • Montjuïc

    Visit Park Güell

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean breeze as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of cycling lanes providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighbourhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedalling on to your next destination. 

    Dinner in Barcelona
  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys choir during your visit.

  • Day 5: Barcelona • Zaragoza • Madrid

    Transfer via Zaragoza

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 6: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Enjoy lunch in Madrid

    Take a flamenco dance lesson and see a show

  • Day 7: Madrid

    Visit the Prado Museum

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Mercado de San Miguel
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Madrid • Mérida • Lisbon

    Free time in Merida

    Visit the Mérida Roman Ruins

    Tour Mérida with an expert local guide

  • Day 9: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Enjoy a photo stop overlooking Lisbon's iconic red-tiled roofs 

    Take a Walking Tour of Lisbon 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon fado evening

    Lisbon fado evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as "fado" during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this one-hour performance. 

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Parque Guell; La Sagrada Familia; Madrid Royal Palace; Madrid Flamenco Lessons and Show; Prado; With extension: Mérida Roman Ruins; Alcázar; Seville Cathedral; Bull ranch

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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