SUA – Portugal and Spain
June 16 – 30, 2025
Trip ID: 40025
Day 1: Fly to Lisbon, Portugal!
Day 2: Lisbon
Arrive in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal nestled on the coast, and be enthralled by the city where ancient history and modernism live in harmony. Climb the famously hilly streets, taking in the panoramic views of city, and later, indulge yourself in a decadent pastel de Belém.
Day 3: Porto
Travel north to Porto and cruise down the Douro River, a perfect backdrop to this ancient city. Stroll through Porto’s narrow cobblestone streets while soaking up its renowned charm and history.
Day 4: “El Camino” / Santiago de Compostela
Head north to Galicia, the region commonly known as the “land of 1,000 rivers”. Experience firsthand the landscape of Spain on the Camino de Santiago, walking in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims and sharing in this 1000-year-old tradition.
Day 5: Finisterre / Santiago de Compostela
Take a day trip to Finisterre, a town built on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, which up until the 15th century was believed to be the end of the world. At night, take a tour guided by a “meiga” (Galician witch) to discover hidden places, legends of the city and ancient cemeteries.
Day 6: Kayaking / Santiago de Compostela
Spend the day kayaking and take in the picturesque scenery of the Galician countryside.
Day 7: León
Travel to León, the food capital of Spain, and visit the spectacular 13th century cathedral that marks the heart of the city. In the evening, eat dinner like a Spaniard by doing a tapa hop around the city.
Day 8: León / Begin Homestay
Head to the local market to purchase ingredients to cook a traditional Spanish meal in a hands-on cooking class. Continue on to Madrid where you will begin your homestay with your familia española.
Day 9-14 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 15: ¡Adios España! Fly back to the U.S.
Included in Trip
- Round-trip airfare
- Travel medical insurance
- 6 nights in centrally-located hotels
- 6-night family homestay
- All meals but four during tour and all meals during homestay
- All activities during tour
- 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
- Four meals during tour
- Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. ($10/day)