2024 Cherry Creek Spain and France Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Cherry Creek Spain and France Program!  We have created two webpages dedicated to this once in a lifetime experience so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. This first page, the Pre-Enrollment page, is meant to share exciting highlights and important info that participants will want to know before signing up. Once you enroll, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for Spain and France! 
Travel Dates: March 15, 2024 - March 24, 2024
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $2,990 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $1,649

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.

Program Tuition: $2,990

Pay in Full

$2,990.00

due today

Payment Plan

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:

$2,490.00

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

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

Cultural Journeys

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.

Program Highlights


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

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
Friday, March 15USA - ParisToday the group will travel from the US to Paris, France.Airplane
Saturday, March 16ParisAfter a long travel day, we will arrive in Paris this evening. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel and settle in before heading out to explore our neighborhood and grab dinner at a nearby restaurant. Back to our hotel, we will have our orientation meeting where we will discuss details for the upcoming week before heading to bed for a well deserved night of sleep. Citadines Montmartre Paris
Sunday, March 17ParisToday 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 will have a picnic lunch at the Versailles gardens. Shortly after We'll take the RER back into Paris and climb the Arc de Triomphe. Afterwards, we will take the metro to see the Eiffel Tower up close, and climb up if time allows. We'll walk over the Champs de mars to get the best views of the Eiffel Tower and have dinner. We will hop on a relaxing Siene River cruise to admire the iconic sights of Paris before we head back towards our hotel. Citadines Montmartre Paris
Monday, March 18ParisIn 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 to cook our dinner. After dinner, we will see the Place de Clichy and move onwards to take pictures in front of the Moulin Rouge.Citadines Montmartre Paris
Tuesday, March 19Paris - MadridWe'll start our last day in France at the Ile de St. Louis and visit St. Chapelle and Concierge. Afterwards we will go to the Left Bank or Rive Gauche, where we will see the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pantheon, and the famous Latin Quarter. 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. This evening, we will say goodbye to Paris and take a flight to Madrid. We'll arrive in Madrid and settle into the hotel. After some brief orientation meetings we'll explore our neighborhood in Plaza Santa Ana, if time allows.Sterling Hotel
Wednesday, March 20MadridToday 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. Sterling Hotel
Thursday, March 21Madrid - ToledoToday 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.Sterling Hotel
Friday, March 22Madrid - SegoviaAnother 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. Sterling Hotel
Saturday, March 23MadridThis 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! Sterling Hotel
Sunday, March 24Madrid - USAAfter breakfast we head to the airport for our flight home. Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Citadines Montmartre Paris

The Citadines Montmartre Paris is located in a residential area in Paris near Place de Clichy at the foot of the Butte Montmartre. It offer furnished studios and rooms, just a 10-minute metro ride from the Champs Elysées. Its apartments are equipped with private bathrooms area and some of them have balconies. Citadines Montmartre Paris has a rooftop terrace that provides a view of the city. Citadines Montmartre Paris is just 200 metres from the Moulin Rouge and 1 km from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. The property is a 15-minute metro ride from the Gare du Nord and Saint Lazare Station.

Hotel Sterling

Conveniently located just off Gran Via and 200 m from Santo Domingo Metro station, this hotel offers simple accommodation in central Madrid. Both Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace are just 10 minutes’ walk away. All spacious rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning, TV, safe and work desk. A daily breakfast is available, and gluten-free products are available on request. Free Wi-Fi keeps guests feeling connected at all times. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.

 

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Everything was outstanding. The communication, organization, and experience was phenomenal. The program positively impacted my daughters confidence, independence, and maturity.

Suzanne
Parent of Kelsey, traveler on Costa Rica Surf and Service Program

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

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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