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, and the people who seem to have more lust and passion for life than anywhere else; this is Spain! Our programs crisscross this enthralling destination and diverge from the tourist traps through expert local programming. The more you travel to Spain and learn about it's kaleidoscope of cultures, cuisines and landscapes, the more often you find yourself thinking of going back!
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Walking Tree Travel specializes in customized group travel. The itinerary below is from a recent program and is provided here as an example of just one of many experiences that are possible in this destination.
Today the group will travel from the USA to Madrid, Spain
We'll arrive in Madrid in the early afternoon and settle into the hotel after the long day of travel. After some brief orientation meetings we'll explore our neighborhood and have dinner in Plaza Santa Ana.
Today we'll visit the Prado museum, 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, and enjoy churros con chocolate along the old winding streets. Then we'll take a train to Granada, home of the world famous Alhambra.
We'll have a guided tour of Alhambra during the day, one of the most photogenic places on the planet. Afterwards, we'll have some free time to wander through the old quarter, possibly visit a traditional Moroccan tea house, and attend a flamenco performance in a cave above town this evening.
Travel to Ronda, in the heart of Andalucia, and visit the precipitous ravine before enjoying a bike tour around the outskirts of this ancient city to Setenil de las Bodegas, a spectacular pueblo blanco partially built into a cliff-face. In the evening we'll have dinner with some local Spanish students where we can take turns speaking in Spanish and English. ¿Que guay, no?
Morning departure to Sevilla, stopping on the way at an olive farm where some of the finest organic olive oil in the world is produced. We'll arrive in the afternoon to Sevilla and have a dinner of delicious tapas.
This morning we'll explore the city, including the impressive cathedral where Christopher Columbus is buried. After a lunch of tapas we'll go up to the "Setas de Sevilla" to take in the impressive views. In the evening we'll prepare our own authentic Spanish dinner in a cooking class!
After breakfast we'll take a train from Sevilla back towards Madrid, passing beautiful countryside scenery, in order to get ready for our final full day in Spain. If the group is up for it, we can put our refined Spanish skills to use with a photographic scavenger hunt!
For our final day in Madrid, we'll spend the day exploring Spain's metropolitan capital by foot. Depending on what students are interested in, we may visit the Royal Palace, the Temple of Debod and the West Park or visit the famous Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. We'll have our last traditional Spanish meal tonight to cap off an excellent program!
Today we fly home.
Spanish Teacher, Colorado
"After having helped chaperone a couple school-run Italian exchanges, I chose Walking Tree to organize a trip to Spain. It was a great experience from start to finish! We were able to really customize our trip with fast and clear communication, and the staff really went above and beyond for an unforgettable experience for our students."
All-Inclusive Program Tuition
$2,890 + International Flight
Program Types in this Destination
Service AdventuresConservation ExpeditionsCultural Journeys
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Global Leadership Activities
Walking Tree Travel has developed tools that will help our travelers mature as global leaders before, during, and after their travel program. These simple, engaging activities are meant to spark discussion, frame the group’s experience, and prepare participants to travel ethically and effectively on our programs now and on their own into the future. Our activities also encourage students to take initiative as leaders in their local communities to make a difference at an immediate level, helping them to understand the impact they can have when they combine cultural understanding with personal and social responsibility.