9 days
Madrid (or add 2 days in Barcelona)
A FRESH APPROACH TO LANGUAGE IMMERSION 
Each day of your Language Immersion Tour is built around a different theme that ties together daily language classes, cultural activities and interactions with locals. Accredited classes at our EF International Language Schools provide students with the cultural context and relevant vocabulary they’ll need to navigate each experiential activity. Through it all, your Language Immersion Program Director will be with you, supporting your students’ language learning and highlighting each breakthrough moment.
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Madrid. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain
 
Day 2: Madrid
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
  • Visit Puerta del Sol, the city’s bustling central square
  • Admire elegant architecture and vibrant street life at Plaza Mayor
 
Day 3: Toledo / Madrid
  • Travel to Toledo, capital of the Spanish empire until the 16th century
  • Explore the city on an expertly guided tour: St. Mary’s Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé
 
Day 4: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish History

  • Learn history-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish in a morning language lesson
  • Explore the official royal residence, Palacio Real, with an expert local guide
  • Explore the Prado, Spain’s national art museum
 
Day 5: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Culinary Traditions

  • Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge at the cultural heart of the city, Mercado San Miguel
  • Try your hand at preparing authentic Spanish food with a cooking class
 
Day 6: Madrid
Daily Theme: Sports in Spain

  • Practice your Spanish during an interactive language lesson
  • Enjoy free time to explore the famous Parque del Buen Retiro or local flea markets
  • Take a tour of Santiago Bernabeau Stadium, current home of the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals, the perfect opportunity to gain unique insight into life in Spain today
 
Day 7: Madrid
Daily Theme: Daily Life in Spain
  • Practice your conversational Spanish in an interactive language lesson that focuses on daily life in Spain.  
  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity with locals. 
 
Day 8: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Culture, Past and Present

  • Learn about traditional and contemporary Spanish culture during an interactive language lesson
  • Interact with locals as you compete in a citywide scavenger hunt
  • Discover the soul of Spain during a flamenco lesson and show
 
Day 9: Depart for home


Add 2-day extension


Day 9: Barcelona
Travel to Barcelona, capital of the Catalonia region and hotbed of art, architecture and style.
  • Explore the Gothic Quarter on an expertly-guided walking tour: Las Ramblas; Plaça del Rei; Catedral de Barcelona
 
Day 10: Barcelona
  • Step inside La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s not yet-completed Art Nouveau church
  • Visit Park Güell, architect Antoni Gaudí’s playful garden masterpiece
 
Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
Here is our most popular Language Immersion Tour in Madrid. We can also work with you to customize an experience that meets your needs.

Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain
 
Day 2: Madrid
  • Meet your Program Director at the airport
  • Visit Puerta del Sol, the city’s bustling central square
  • Admire elegant architecture and vibrant street life at Plaza Mayor
 
Day 3: Toledo / Madrid
  • Travel to Toledo, capital of the Spanish empire until the 16th century
  • Explore the city on an expertly guided tour: St. Mary’s Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé
 
Day 4: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish History

  • Learn history-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish in a morning language lesson
  • Explore the official royal residence, Palacio Real, with an expert local guide
  • Explore the Prado, Spain’s national art museum
 
Day 5: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Culinary Traditions

  • Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in an interactive language lesson
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge at the cultural heart of the city, Mercado San Miguel
  • Try your hand at preparing authentic Spanish food with a cooking class
 
Day 6: Madrid
Daily Theme: Sports in Spain

  • Practice your Spanish during an interactive language lesson
  • Enjoy free time to explore the famous Parque del Buen Retiro or local flea markets
  • Take a tour of Santiago Bernabeau Stadium, current home of the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals, the perfect opportunity to gain unique insight into life in Spain today
 
Day 7: Madrid
Daily Theme: Daily Life in Spain
  • Practice your conversational Spanish in an interactive language lesson that focuses on daily life in Spain.  
  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity with locals. 
 
Day 8: Madrid
Daily Theme: Spanish Culture, Past and Present

  • Learn about traditional and contemporary Spanish culture during an interactive language lesson
  • Interact with locals as you compete in a citywide scavenger hunt
  • Discover the soul of Spain during a flamenco lesson and show
 
Day 9: Depart for home


Add 2-day extension


Day 9: Barcelona
Travel to Barcelona, capital of the Catalonia region and hotbed of art, architecture and style.
  • Explore the Gothic Quarter on an expertly-guided walking tour: Las Ramblas; Plaça del Rei; Catedral de Barcelona
 
Day 10: Barcelona
  • Step inside La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s not yet-completed Art Nouveau church
  • Visit Park Güell, architect Antoni Gaudí’s playful garden masterpiece
 
Day 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Get round-trip flights on major carriers, and travel on the ground with air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in centrally located tourist hotels with private bathrooms. Two day extension is available.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Language Immersion Program Director

    Your bilingual Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your language confidence through lessons and providing cultural context throughout your trip—all while handling on-tour logistics everywhere you go.

  • 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 Prado Museum, Royal Palace, and Toledo with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Language lessons

    Each accredited class at your EF International Language School provides cultural context and relevant vocabulary for your immersive activities.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, a cooking class, a flamenco lesson and more.

  • 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.

Guaranteed lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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