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Merrill – Spain 2026

June 5 – 15, 2026

Trip ID: MER-002-26

Program Info

Total Program Price:
30+ participants: $4,550
24-29 participants: $4,600
18-23 participants: $4,700

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2024

Please contact your group leader with any questions you have about the trip.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Madrid, Spain

Day 2: Granada

Bienvenidos a España! Travel to Granada and explore the capital of the last standing Moorish kingdom in Spain. Finish the night with a Welcome Dinner tapa hop.

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, enjoy a unique Flamenco performance in a cave.

Day 4: Nerja 

Visit the majestic underground caves and beautiful beaches of Nerja, a coastal village located on the Mediterranean Sea at the foothills of the mountains. Wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying an authentic paella cooked right on the beach.

Day 5: Caminito Del Rey / Córdoba

Head for a day of adventure as you scale along a breathtaking beautiful trail that lines a steep gorge, namesake for King Alfonso XII who walked along the very same pathway. Later, travel to Córdoba, where you relive the history and culture of Spain’s fascinating past at every turn.

Day 6: Córdoba

Visit the Mezquita Catedral (ancient mosque turned cathedral) and stroll through the courtyards of the city. Enjoy a fun, interactive lunch at Mercado Victoria.

Day 7: Toledo / Begin Homestay in Madrid

Wander through the quaint streets of Toledo, known as the city of three cultures for its influence from Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants for centuries. Learn how to make marzipan, a delicious almond treat, in a hands on class. Continue on to Madrid where you will meet your familia española.

Day 8-10: Homestay in Madrid

Enjoy the authentic experience of living like a Spanish teenager as your family welcomes you into their home and shows you Madrid and the Spanish way of life.

Day 11: ¡Adios España! Fly back home

Included in Trip

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel medical insurance
  • 5 nights in centrally-located hotels in double
  • 4-night family homestay in Madrid
  • All meals during trip, but three
  • Entrance fees and tour guides
  • Bilingual Program Director
  • 1 teacher chaperone per every 6 students

Not Included in Trip

  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Three meals during trip
  • Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. (10€ a day)