Merrill – Aventuras en Andalucía y África 2023
June 2 – 12, 2023
Trip ID: 80023
Day 1: Fly to Madrid, Spain
Day 2: Granada
Travel to Granada and explore the majestic capital of the last standing Moorish kingdom in Spain. Eat dinner like a Spaniard by going out for tapas.
Day 3: Granada
Tour the impressive Alhambra Palace built by a Moorish king in the 13th century and shop at the quaint traditional markets. In the evening, learn how to dance Flamenco like an authentic “bailaora” and enjoy a unique performance in a cave.
Day 4: Nerja / Algeciras
Visit the majestic underground caves and beautiful beaches of Nerja, a coastal village located on the Mediterranean Sea at the foothills of the mountains. Continue on to Algeciras, the southernmost point of Spain and gateway to Africa.
Day 5: Tangier
Take the ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar and in 30 minutes arrive in Morocco! Walk around the winding maze-like streets from the kasbah (fortress) to the medina (old city) and be immersed in the vibrant flavors, colors and a history so different from that of Spain.
Day 6: Sevilla
Relive the history and culture of Spain’s fascinating past while cruising around on a segway in Sevilla. Explore the immense gothic cathedral and the royal Alcázar palace.
Day 7: Sevilla / Madrid
Shop at a local market to purchase the ingredients to cook a traditional Spanish meal in a hands-on cooking class. Take the high-speed train to Madrid to meet your familia española.
Day 8-11: Homestay in Madrid
Enjoy the authentic experience of living like a Spanish teenager as your family welcomes you into their home while showing you Madrid and the Spanish way of life.
Day 11: ¡Adios España! Fly back to the U.S.
Included in Trip
- Round-trip airfare
- Travel medical insurance
- 5 nights in centrally-located hotels in double
- 4-night family homestay
- All meals during trip
- Entrance fees and tour guides
- Bilingual Program Director 24 hrs/day while in Spain
- 1 teacher chaperone per every 6 students
Not Included in Trip
- Optional Cancellation Insurance
- Spending money
- Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. (10€ a day)