2024 Cherry Creek Spain and France Program
|Travel Dates:||March 15, 2024 - March 24, 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: $2,990
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 and France Cultural Journey
Two of the most dynamic destinations on the planet, a program to Spain and France will highlight the best of both countries. Groups will alternate between visiting spectacular metropolises, world-class museums and quaint communities nestled in beautiful countryside. Opportunities include walking along el camino de Santiago, visiting the beaches at Normandy and settling into glistening sea-side towns. Oh, and the food! Arguably there is no better place to explore culinary delights than these two countries.
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!
Improve your French speaking with locals
Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends
Visit the most renowned museums in Spain
Marvel at the Palace of Versailles
Learn to make traditional Spanish cuisine during a cooking class
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.
|March 15||USA - Paris||Today the group will travel from the US to Paris, France.||Airplane|
|March 16||Paris||With so much to see in Paris, we hit the ground running! We'll start on the Left Bank or Rive Gauche, where we will see the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pantheon, and the famous Latin Quarter, followed by the Holy Chapel. We will also explore Ile de St. Louis and visit St. Chapelle. We will stroll through Tuileries Garden where we will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch after shopping for our ingredients. The afternoon will be an excellent chance to do some (window) shopping at one of the most exclusive shopping districts in the world; the Champs-Élysées. We'll finish up a busy first day at the Arc de Triomphe. We'll have dinner nearby, and then hop onto a Bateau Mouche cruise and enjoy a tour down the Seine river, seeing the capital’s iconic monuments before heading back to our hotels for a good night's sleep.||Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
|March 17||Paris||In the morning we'll visit the Louvre where the group will see the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, and many other world-famous works of art. After the Louvre, we will walk to the gardens of the Palais Royal where we'll have lunch. From there, we will head to a cooking lesson where we will learn some basics of French cuisine. In the evening, we will see the Place de Clichy and move onwards to take pictures in front of the Moulin Rouge. We will have dinner in the area and then take the metro back to our hotel.||Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
|March 18||Paris||Today we will take the RER just outside of Paris to see the palace of Versailles, one of the most opulent palaces in the world, with equally beautiful grounds. We'll enjoy a delicious lunch near the gardens and then wander through the historic Hall of Mirrors where the treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I. We'll take the RER back into Paris and get out at the Champs de Mars to see the Eiffel Tower up close before climbing to the top! When we return to ground level, we'll walk over to see Les Invalides. We'll stroll along the Seine and then head back towards our hotel, stopping for dinner along the way.||Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
|March 19||Paris - Madrid||Depending on the time of our flight to Madrid, we might explore other areas of Paris. Later today, the group will travel to Spain. We'll arrive in Madrid and settle into the hotel. After some brief orientation meetings we'll explore our neighborhood and have dinner in Plaza Santa Ana.||TOC Madrid|
|March 20||Madrid||Today we'll visit the Prado museum which houses the most illustrious art collection in Spain. In the afternoon we'll stroll through the Retiro Park, once the king's personal refuge, and enjoy churros con chocolate along the old winding streets. This evening we'll break up into smaller groups and enjoy dinner in our neighborhood.||TOC Madrid|
|March 21||Madrid - Toledo||Today we take a train to Toledo, and ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha. The capital of the region, it’s known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in the walled old city. We'll visit the Alcázar and enjoy a delicious lunch with some free time this afternoon before heading back to Madrid for dinner.||TOC Madrid|
|March 22||Madrid - Segovia||Another day trip, this time to Segovia! Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Its iconic ancient Roman aqueduct has more than 160 arches, most in the original mortarless granite, and stands above Plaza Azoguejo in the heart of the city. We're back in Madrid tonight.||TOC Madrid|
|March 23||Madrid||This morning we'll visit the Royal Palace, the Temple of Debod and the West Park before heading to a cooking class where we'll learn and eat a ton! There will be a few free hours this afternoon to do some last-minute souvenir shopping and allow students some time to explore the Mercado San Miguel. At the end of the day we'll enjoy a celebratory dinner during an impressive Flamenco performance, a great way to cap off an excellent program!||TOC Madrid|
|March 24||Madrid - USA||After breakfast we head to the airport for our flight home.||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.
Meininger Hotel Paris Porte de Vincennes
Centrally located in Paris, this hotel features a shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk for guests. Guest rooms at the hotel are equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. Each room includes bed linen and towels. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
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Group Organizer on Morocco Service Adventure
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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