Con Acento Español

Spain | 9 days / 7 nights
The Alhambra

DAY 1: USA | SPAIN

  • Fly overnight to Málaga, Spain.

DAY 2: MÁLAGA | GRANADA

  • Bienvenidos a España! Your Spanish Forum Tour Manager will greet you at the airport and help you board your private bus to Granada.
  • Check in to your hotel and enjoy some free time to freshen up and relax.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Granada.

DAY 3: GRANADA | CÓRDOBA

  • After breakfast, enjoy a guided visit of the magnificent Alhambra Palace.
  • Explore the Generalife gardens and visit the Palacio de Carlos V.
  • Visit the Albayzín Quarter before enjoying lunch near the cathedral.
  • This afternoon, visit the Cathedral and La Capilla Real.
  • Then, travel to Córdoba, one of the greatest centers of art, culture and learning in the Western World during the Middle Ages.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Córdoba.
Spain - Cordoba Day

DAY 4: CÓRDOBA | TOLEDO

  • After breakfast, pass through the Plaza de la Corredera where local vendor´s line up with the day´s free produce.
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the Mezquita, an 8th century mosque and one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish Muslim architecture.
  • Next, discover the Jewish Quarter.
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch and a chance to explore Córdoba´s colorful patios filled with flowers.
  • Board your private bus and travel to the monumental city of Toledo.
  • Along the way, make a quick stop in Puerto Lápice where you will visit the inn where the fictional Don Quijote was “knighted.”
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Toledo.

DAY 5: TOLEDO

  • This morning after breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour of the city. Visit the Monasterio de los Reyes Católicos. Along the way, pass by El Cristo de la Luz, La Muralla Romana, La Muralla Visigoda and La Muralla Musulmana.
Aqueduct Segovia
  • Enter the Sinagoga del Tránsito and revel in the elaborate interior. Alongside the synagogue is the Sephardic Museum dedicated to Spain´s Jewish culture.
  • Visit La Judería, Toledo´s Jewish Quarter.
  • Stop by the church of Santo Tomé to see El Greco´s masterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
  • Before lunch on your own, visit the monumental Catedral Primada, the spiritual heart of the Spanish church.
  • Later, visit a workshop to learn about the traditional art of damasquinado.
  • Enjoy some souvenir shopping in Plaza de Zocodóver.
  • Tonight enjoy pollo asado for dinner.
  • Night accommodation in Toledo.

DAY 6: TOLEDO | SEGOVIA | MADRID

  • After breakfast, board your private bus and depart for Segovia.
  • On arrival, meet your local guide and visit the Alcázar, the Roman Aqueduct and Las Iglesias Románticas.
  • Have lunch at Casa Cándido in the early afternoon before traveling to Madrid.
Immersion-Madrid
  • On arrival, drop your bags at your hotel before exploring the city with your Forum Tour Manager.
  • Visit the Puerta del Sol, the lively epicenter of Madrid which is home to countless shops and restaurants.
  • Complete your day with some tapas at Mesón Rincón de la Cava.
  • Night accommodation in Madrid.

DAY 7: MADRID

  • After breakfast, meet your local guide and visit the Museo del Prado and admire its collection of Spanish paintings. See masterpieces by Goya and Velázquez, including Las Meninas.
  • Later, explore the Museo Reina Sofía, home to works of art from the 20th century including Picasso´s masterpiece, Guernica.
  • After some free time for lunch, visit the Palacio Real. With 3000 rooms, this royal residence is twice the size of Buckingham Palace.
  • Tonight, enjoy a paella dinner at El Arrozal (subject to availability.
  • After dinner, explore the Plaza Mayor.
  • Later in the evening, enjoy some chocolate and churros at the Chocolatería San Ginés.
  • Night accommodation in Madrid.

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DAY 8: MADRID

  • After breakfast, take a guided bus tour of Madrid.
  • See Plaza de España, Plaza del Descubrimiento, Plaza Colón, Estación Atocha and the Cuatro Torres Business Area.
  • Have lunch on your own and enjoy some free time at Parque del Retiro and Café Gijón.
  • This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, home of the world-famous soccer team, Real Madrid.
  • This evening for your farewell meal enjoy a flamenco dinner show!
  • Night accommodation in Madrid.

DAY 9: RETURN TO THE USA

  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Teacher review

Laura G., Teacher from Toledo, OH, Spain Cultural Tour

I was very impressed with the help that was provided from the moment we arrived at the airport until our return.  Having a representative available during our travel made the trip less stressful and extremely comforting.

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Spanish Tour Guide Jaime

A local guide’s perspective

Cordoban native Jaime shares the four best spots to visit in Córdoba when traveling with American students.

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