2024 Bedford Spain Program
|Travel Dates:||April 12, 2024 - April 23, 2024|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $1,490
Pay in Full
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Spain Cultural Journey South
The smell of paella, the rhythmic tapping of flamenco, the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees, the soft waves of the Mediterranean, the world class museums, the Moorish palaces, the medieval villages, and the people who seem to have more lust and passion for life than anywhere else; this is Spain! Whether you’re hiking along the Camino de Santiago, exploring the colorful streets of Barcelona or sketching in front of a piece at the Prado, this gem of a country is sure to leave you wanting more.
Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Visit the most renowned museums in Spain
Practice your Spanish language skills with locals
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|April 12||USA - Madrid||Fly to Spain||Airplane|
|April 13||Madrid - Valladolid||Arrive Madrid, transfer to Valladolid and get settled||Homestays|
|April 14-19||Valldolid||Exchange school programming.||Homesays
|April 20||Valladolid - Madrid||Today the group will arrive Madrid. After settling in we will head straight to explore Madrid. We will begin visiting the Palacio Real and head to two of the most famous plazas in the city, Puerto del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Tonight we will enjoy a Flamenco performance while we have dinner!||TOC Hotel|
|April 21||Madrid||After breakfasts, we'll visit the Prado museum, to admire the collections in one of the most impressive art museums in the world. In the afternoon we'll stroll through the Retiro Park, once the king's personal refuge. After lunch, we we will visit the famous Chocolateria San Gines to grab some churros and chocolate for dessert. In the evening we will continue exploring the city on our way to dinner at a local restaurant.||TOC Hotel|
|April 22||Madrid - Toledo||Day trip to Toledo! We will leave Madrid and head to the famous 'city of three cultures,' Toledo. We will spend the day exploring the city. We'll get a chance to enjoy some coffee in the outskirts of the city and see the city’s two most important monuments: the Cathedral and the Alcázar fortress. If time allows, we will visit the Jewish quarter before heading back to Madrid for dinner and to prepare for our international departure tomorrow.||TOC Hotel|
|April 23||Madrid - USA||Today the group will fly home. Hasta luego!||Your own bed, eventually!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
TOC Hotel Madrid
TOC is a spacious and hip hotel located in the heart of Madrid, just minutes away from the metro and major tourist attractions. This is a modern and hi-tech hotel with a friendly staff and a great breakfast! Travelers will have their own beds, distributed between double, triple and quadruple rooms.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
I have been on two trips with Walking Tree and both trips have been two of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Alumni traveler to Belize and Thailand
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.