10 days
Madrid | Paris | London

Built to provide insight into the African diaspora, this 10-day journey is just one example of the type of custom-designed tour you can create with EF. Explore the cultures of London, Paris, and Madrid through the lens of the Black experience, with handpicked visits and guided learning experiences that invite critical thinking about the evolution of these landmark European cities.

Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Day 2: Madrid
Meet your Tour Director at the airport
Take a walking tour of Madrid
With your Tour Director you will see:

  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Mercado de San Miguel

Day 3: Madrid
Tour Toledo with an expert local guide
Visit the Toledo Cathedral
Visit the Church of Santo Tomé
Visit and tour an olive grove
Explore on your own or add this in-depth excursion:

Madrid flamenco lesson and show
Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and Roma influences, flamenco blends dancing, clapping, singing, and guitar for a passionate expression of the soul of Spain. In today’s lesson, learn its history before trying the dance for yourself. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy the tradition from a different perspective as you take in an expert performance.

Day 4: Madrid • Paris
Tour Madrid with an expert local guide
Visit the Royal Palace
Fly to Paris
Arrive in Paris

Day 5: Paris
Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter
Photo stop at the Eiffel Tower
Explore on your own or add this in-depth excursion:

Versailles
Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

Day 6: Paris
Take a guided tour of Paris focused on the contributions of the Black community
Enjoy free time to explore Little Africa or add this in-depth excursion:

Jazz evening
Enjoy a night of jazz music, which began in Paris during the First World War and bloomed as Black soldiers from the United States fled segregation and settled in Paris. Notable figures in this movement include the 369th infantry regiment jazz band (whose album was the first jazz record to be released in Europe), Sidney Bechet, Kenny Clarke, and Dexter Gordon, among many others.

Day 7: Paris • London
Take a guided tour of the Louvre focused on Black history and art
Travel by Eurostar train to London
Take a walking tour of London
Arrive in London

Day 8: London
Take a guided tour of London
With your expert local guide you will see:

  • Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey

Take a guided tour of Brixton, an Afro-Caribbean cultural hub in London
Visit the Black Cultural Archives Heritage Center

Day 9: London
Take a guided tour of the Museum of London's Sugar & Slavery Gallery
Explore on your own or add this in-depth excursion:

London Eye
Soar into the sky aboard the London Eye, a 40-story, 32-capsule observation wheel that offers spectacular views of the city. Also enjoy the 4D Experience, a 3D film complete with in-theater special effects like wind, snow, and mist.

Enjoy an evening theater performance focused on the Black experience

Day 10: Depart for home

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Custom-Designed itinerary


Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

Day 2: Madrid
Meet your Tour Director at the airport
Take a walking tour of Madrid
With your Tour Director you will see:

  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Mercado de San Miguel

Day 3: Madrid
Tour Toledo with an expert local guide
Visit the Toledo Cathedral
Visit the Church of Santo Tomé
Visit and tour an olive grove
Explore on your own or add this in-depth excursion:

Madrid flamenco lesson and show
Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and Roma influences, flamenco blends dancing, clapping, singing, and guitar for a passionate expression of the soul of Spain. In today’s lesson, learn its history before trying the dance for yourself. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy the tradition from a different perspective as you take in an expert performance.

Day 4: Madrid • Paris
Tour Madrid with an expert local guide
Visit the Royal Palace
Fly to Paris
Arrive in Paris

Day 5: Paris
Take a walking tour of the Latin Quarter
Photo stop at the Eiffel Tower
Explore on your own or add this in-depth excursion:

Versailles
Enjoy an excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors, and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.

Day 6: Paris
Take a guided tour of Paris focused on the contributions of the Black community
Enjoy free time to explore Little Africa or add this in-depth excursion:

Jazz evening
Enjoy a night of jazz music, which began in Paris during the First World War and bloomed as Black soldiers from the United States fled segregation and settled in Paris. Notable figures in this movement include the 369th infantry regiment jazz band (whose album was the first jazz record to be released in Europe), Sidney Bechet, Kenny Clarke, and Dexter Gordon, among many others.

Day 7: Paris • London
Take a guided tour of the Louvre focused on Black history and art
Travel by Eurostar train to London
Take a walking tour of London
Arrive in London

Day 8: London
Take a guided tour of London
With your expert local guide you will see:

  • Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey

Take a guided tour of Brixton, an Afro-Caribbean cultural hub in London
Visit the Black Cultural Archives Heritage Center

Day 9: London
Take a guided tour of the Museum of London's Sugar & Slavery Gallery
Explore on your own or add this in-depth excursion:

London Eye
Soar into the sky aboard the London Eye, a 40-story, 32-capsule observation wheel that offers spectacular views of the city. Also enjoy the 4D Experience, a 3D film complete with in-theater special effects like wind, snow, and mist.

Enjoy an evening theater performance focused on the Black experience

Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    A selection of traditional meals bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures, like the Sistine Chapel, the Louvre and the Acropolis, with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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