Merril – Explore the Eastern Spanish Coast
June 6 – 15, 2025
Trip ID: 80025
Day 1: Fly to Barcelo, Spain!
Day 2: Barcelona
¡Bienvenidos a Barcelona! Get acquainted with the city by wandering through the maize-like Gothic quarter and taking a stroll down Las Ramblas. Make a stop at La Boqueria where your mouth with water gazing at all the vibrant Spanish delicacies. Then, visit Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia.
Day 3: Barcelona
Take an e-bike tour up to Montjüic to enjoy spectacular views of the city. Explore Park Güell, arguably the most beautiful park in all of Spain. Travel to Tarragona to see some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Spain.
Day 4: Barcelona/Peñíscola
Head to Peñiscola, known as the City of the Sea, with its Templar Castle and medieval walls that are enchantingly surrounded by water. Take a dip in the Mediterranean and explore the historic town.
Day 5: Caves of St. Josep/Valencia
Go on an adventure in the core of the Earth on a boat ride in the caves of Sant Josep, the longest underground navigable river in Europe. Later, travel to Valencia and wander through the streets and stop in its oldest horchatería to enjoy a traditional Valencian treat.
Day 6: Valencia
Learn how to make a paella from the pros in the city in which it was invented. Later visit the impressive City of Arts and Sciences.
Day 7: Cuenca/Begin Homestay in Madrid
Travel to Cuenca to see the breathtaking “hanging houses’ and experience small- town Spain. Later, travel to Madrid where you will begin your homestay.
Days 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
- 6 nights in centrally-located hotels
- 3-night family homestay
- All meals except two during tour
- Entrance fees and tour guides
- Bilingual Program Director 24/7
- 1 teacher chaperone per every 6 students
Not Included in Trip
- Cancellation Insurance
- Spending money
- Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. ($10/day during tour)