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¡Cómo Mola Madrid y Barcelona!

12-Day Teacher-Led Language and Cultural Immersion in Spain
Starting from $ 3969.00
12-Day Program | Visit Spain’s two largest cities and greatest rivals: avant-garde, international Barcelona and traditional Madrid. The inhabitants of the two cities are proud of their distinct regional history, heritage, and language. This unique Spanish language immersion experience begins for your student group In Barcelona, where you may hear Catalan while you stroll along La Rambla, a pedestrian wonderland of shops and street performers. Visit La Sagrada Familia Cathedral and Park Güell, two of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works. After taking in the wonders of Spain’s most cosmopolitan city, spend five fun and unforgettable days with your familia española, putting your language skills to work. Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and participate in an in-depth language immersion in Spanish culture. Finally, you are off to Madrid to enjoy the Palacio Real, the internationally renowned Museo del Prado, the bustling Plaza Mayor and so much more! Enjoy an excursion to Toledo, la Ciudad de las Tres Culturas, before heading home. Ask about our guided options.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

12 Day Immersion Program

Most Costs Included in Trip Pricing

Dedicated Planning Assistance

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • El Palacio Real
  • El Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Excursion to Toledo
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Museu Picasso
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Mila

Day 1 | Departure

En route to Barcelona. Included Meals: None

Day 2 | Barcelona

Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring Barcelona on foot. Walk along La Rambla and enjoy finding your way around the labyrinth that is the Barri Gòtic. Visit the Museu Picasso to see one of the most extensive collections of artwork by Pablo Picasso. Enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.

Day 3 | Barcelona

When visiting Barcelona, taking in all of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces is a must! First, visit the astounding Sagrada Familia Cathedral and then head to Park Güell to see his beautiful mosaic masterpieces. Conclude your Gaudí tour with a stroll along the Passeig de Gràcia. Be sure to spot Casa Batlló y Casa Milà!

Days 4 - 8 | Family Stay

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to your family stay community, where you will share everyday life with a Spanish family and practice your Spanish language skills! Included Meals: Day 4 | Breakfast, Dinner Days 5-8 | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 | Madrid

Bid your familia española, “¡Adiós!” as you’re off by train to Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Explore historic Madrid de los Austrias on foot, including the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor.

Day 10 | Madrid

Visit the splendid Palacio Real and the treasures of the world-renowned Museo del Prado. Later, relax at an outdoor café in the Plaza del Oriente or rent boats in the Parque del Buen Retiro. In the evening, enjoy a traditional flamenco show.

Day 11 | Madrid

Take the train to Toledo to enjoy an all-day excursion. Walk along its enchanting and winding streets and visit the massive Cathedral. Toledo has been known for sword making since the Roman times, so don’t forget to go to a sword factory while you are there! Return to Madrid for last-minute souvenir shopping.

Day 12 | Return

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the United States.

Price Includes

 Round-trip airfare from city listed (and any airline fuel surcharges)
 In-country transportation (air, motorcoach, van, as applicable)
 All overnight accommodations
 Insurance for accidents or illness and trip cancellation coverage due to medical reasons only
 International phone allowance $10 per day for one leader while in country
Xperitas Family Stay with all meals included
Local Family Stay Coordinator on call during family stay
24/7 Xperitas emergency support while abroad
Meals as indicated on the itinerary
Entrance fee allowance of $40 per student
Activities Included: El Palacio Real , El Museo Nacional del Prado , Excursion to Toledo , La Sagrada Familia , Park Güell , Museu Picasso , Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance: , Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo , Telefèric de Montjuïc , Casa Batlló , Casa Mila

Price Excludes

  • Airline baggage fees
  • Increase in air cost due to requests for specific travel dates or airline
  • Costs incurred due to late or missed flights
  • Passport, visa or other document costs
  • Transportation to/from departure city
  • Any meals not indicated on itineraries
  • Spending money and gifts
  • Any fees associated with advanced seating assignments
  • Small-group supplement when group has fewer than 10 participants
  • Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s)

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Spring Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below. 

Payment Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 1, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 1, 2023

$800

December 1, 2023

$800

January 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2023

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 1, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 2 - November 14, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

November 15, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Summer Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 15, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below.

Payment Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 15, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 15, 2023

$1000

January 15, 2024

$1000

March 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 15, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 16 – November 30, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

December 1, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land

expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Enrollment Information

*Prices are based on a minimum group size of 10 students. When the minimum group size is not reached, a small-group supplement will apply. All activities to be paid on-site using entrance fee allowance provided, unless listed in Program Inclusions. The order of this itinerary, and all itinerary items, are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances that may arise prior to or during international travel.
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  • El Palacio Real
  • El Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Excursion to Segovia
  • La Catedral de Sevilla y la Giralda
  • Guided tour of La Alhambra
  • Flamenco show
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Museu Picasso
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • El Alcázar de Segovia
  • El Escorial
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Las Setas de Sevilla
  • La Capilla Real de Granada
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Mila
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  • El Palacio Real
  • El Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Excursion to Segovia
  • La Catedral de Sevilla y la Giralda
  • Guided tour of La Alhambra
  • Flamenco show
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • El Alcázar de Segovia
  • El Escorial
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Las Setas de Sevilla
  • La Capilla Real de Granada
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  • Ticket to Bateaux Mouches Seine river cruise
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Flamenco Show
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Musee Picasso
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Mila
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12-Day Program
  • El Palacio Real
  • El Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Flamenco show
  • Guided tour of La Alhambra
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Guided Tour
  • Las Ventas Guided Tour
  • La Capilla Real de Granada
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12-Day Program
  • El Palacio Real
  • El Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Excursion to Toledo
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Museu Picasso
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc
  • Casa Batlló
  • Casa Mila
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  • El Palacio Real
  • Flamenco Show
  • Excursion to Segovia
  • El Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Suggested activities that can be covered by entrance fee allowance:
  • El Alcázar de Segovia
  • El Escorial
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Guided Tour
  • Las Ventas Guided Tour