Madrid Excursion

| Spain

Cultural Discovery

Extend your Spain program & add-on Madrid!

Madrid is a city full of life and culture, a place of historic plazas and world-class museums. We have prepared this optional pre or post trip extension so that you can experience this amazing European capital city. The Jun 27 - Jun 30 option also includes a visit to magnificent Toledo. Madrid defines the essence of Spain and is a wonderful exploration into the soul of the country.

Dates & Prices

JUN 11 - Jun 13 (3 days) $425

JUN 27 - Jun 30 (4 days) $525

JUL 16 - JuL 18 (3 days) $425

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18
Maximum Group Size: 30 students
Language: Main program content is given in Spanish. Directors are English-speaking.
Accommodation: Hotel
Airport Code: MAD (Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas International Airport)
Program Location: Madrid

What's Included

Hotel | Onsite Directors | Entrance fees | Guided Tours | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance


  • Guided tour of the Prado Museum home to the world’s second richest collection of paintings.

  • Picnic lunch at El Retiro park.

  • Shopping spree along the Gran Via.

  • Visit the fabulous National Archaeological Museum.

  • View Picasso's incredible "Guernica" painting in the Reina Sofia Museum.

  • City tours of the historic center.

Archway and historic buildings at the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain


  • Airport pickup (if applicable) at MAD by a program director.

  • Walking tour of Madrid de los Austrias (Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Palacio de Oriente), the historic city center of Madrid built during the 1500 to 1700s.

  • Enjoy a welcome dinner with typical Spanish foods.

  • Guided tour of the world-famous Prado Museum viewing works by Goya, El Greco, and Velázquez.

  • Picnic lunch in the sprawling El Retiro, Madrid's very own Central Park. Relax and row in the "Estanque", the large pond in the middle of the park.

  • Visit to the National Archaeological Museum (MAN) at Plaza Colón, the best introduction to the history of the Iberian peninsula since the Stone Age.

  • Visit to the Palacio Real de Oriente, Madrid's Royal Palace, housing an impressive Stradivarius collection.

  • Take in the immensity and emotion of Picasso's "Guernica" painting, housed in the Reina Sofia Museum which has modern art and rotating interactive exhibits.

  • Time for experiencing the shops on Madrid's 5th Avenue, the lively Gran Via.

  • Travel to Toledo (if attending the four day excursion), the medieval capital of Spain that allowed the three religions to briefly coexist and enjoy a day packed full of history.

  • Airport drop-off at MAD or transfer to Granada.

A Day in MaDrid

Students in front of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain

Morning: Continental breakfast at the hotel and walk to our visit.

Afternoon: More Madrid exploration and leisure time when possible.

Evening: Dinner, relax, and a good night's sleep.

The program itinerary will adapt to the profile and interests of the group!

Historic skyline of Madrid, Spain
Students in front of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain
Monument to Alfonso XII in the Retiro Park lake