Xperitas - Outline Itinerary
España al Tope 4/18/2026-5/3/2026

España al Tope

16-Day Program | Explore Spain from north to south! This unique Spanish language immersion experience begins for your student group in the capital city of Madrid, then heads south to Toledo, Sevilla and Granada before finishing in Barcelona. Take in all Madrid has to offer, from el Museo del Prado and el Palacio Real to el Madrid de los Austrias. Enjoy a day excursion to Segovia where el Alcázar and el Acueducto Romano await you. Stop in Toledo to explore the winding and enchanting streets on your way to Andalucía. Climb to the top of la Giralda for a bird’s eye view of Sevilla. Moorish Granada is your next stop. You’ll almost feel like you’re in Morocco as you stroll through the Albayzín neighborhood! Experience an authentic flamenco show in the caves above the city and visit the breathtaking Alhambra. Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to enjoy six days of la vida española and appreciate the Spanish lifestyle with their volunteer host family. Spanish language skills learned in the classroom come to life in this in-depth language immersion travel experience. Spend your final two days in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona.
All travel dates are tentative, pending teacher approval and airline confirmation.

Program Overview

16 Days
Teacher Led
Family Stay: Xperitas Family Stay
From $4,669.00 pp from


Round-Trip Airfare
Overnight Accommodations
In-Country Transportation
24/7 Emergency Support While Abroad

Program Itinerary

Day 1 Departure
En Route to Madrid.
Included meals: None
Day 2 Madrid
Take in the sights of the capital and explore Madrid de los Austrias on foot. Stroll through la Puerta de Sol, la Plaza Mayor and visit el Palacio Real. Try a tapa or two at San Miguel Market! Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 3 Madrid
Enjoy an all-day excursion to Segovia. Explore everything that this truly historic city has to offer, including the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct and the Alcázar, which inspired the Disney castle in Cinderella. Visit el Monasterio de El Escorial, the traditional crypt of the kings and queens of Spain for 500 years.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Madrid
Visit el Museo del Prado and make sure to see Velázquez’s masterpiece Las Meninas. Spend some time in el Parque del Buen Retiro and stroll past el Palacio de Cristal. Rent a boat to row around the man-made lake and try a granizado de limón.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 5 - 6 Sevilla
On your way to Sevilla stop in the ancient city of Toledo, la Ciudad de las Tres Culturas. Once in Sevilla, visit la Plaza de España and el Parque Maria Luisa. The next day visit el Catedral and climb to the top of la Giralda to take in a breathtaking view of the city.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Granada
Head to Granada and walk through the historic streets. See for yourself the influence that 800 years of Moorish occupation had on Spain’s art and architecture, language, and cuisine. Later that evening enjoy an authentic flamenco show in the caves of Sacromonte.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 8 Family Stay
In the morning, enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Alhambra and the lush El Generalife gardens. Set off to spend six days with your familia española where you will learn the Spanish way of life.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 9 - 13 Family Stay
Immerse yourself in the Spanish culture by experiencing everyday life with your host family! It’s your opportunity to use your language skills in real-life situations and make new friends.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 Barcelona
It is time to say adiós to your host family. At last, you are off to Barcelona to explore el Barri Gótic and stroll along la Rambla. Visit the Museu Picasso to see one of the most extensive collections of artwork by Pablo Picasso.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 15 Barcelona
Visit the astounding Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the yet unfinished Antoni Gaudí masterpiece. Then visit Park Güell and take in all the beautiful mosaic masterpieces. Afterward, stroll the Passeig de Gràcia and enjoy Barcelona's unique architecture, including some more of Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batlló y Casa Milà. Lastly, enjoy a farewell dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16 Return
Transfer to the Barcelona airport and return to the United States with lifelong memories!
Included meals: Breakfast

The Family Stay Experience®

We believe that spending time with a family, speaking their language and participating in their customs is the best and most authentic way to experience another culture. It’s also what makes our programs different from any other travel experience. After 50 years of arranging family stays, we’re no longer surprised when our participants say that spending time with a family was the best part of their experience!

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Xperitas is a community of lifelong intercultural learners who believe in a world built on deeper understanding between cultures. Our values are reflected by our commitment to increasing accessibility to language immersion programs. We provide aid and merit-based scholarships to qualified participants. Xperitas also achieves this goal by providing grants to schools, better helping to promote global communication through language learning.