9 days
Madrid and Barcelona
LIVE THE LANGUAGE
To learn Spanish, it helps to fall in love with Spain. Our Spanish Language Immersion Tours make both happen by combining authentic cultural experiences with interactive lessons taught out on the road. Each day has a theme—like art, history or food—that connects the day’s lesson to hands-on activities and conversations with locals. Your fluency expands along with your confidence and passion for the language.
Day 1: Fly overnight to Madrid
 
Day 2: Madrid
  • Meet your Language Immersion 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: Madrid
Today's Theme: Spanish History
  • Practice your conversational Spanish in an interactive language lesson focused on Spanish history and cultural traditions
  • Explore the official royal residence, Palacio Real, with an expert local guide
  • Explore the Prado, Spain’s national art museum
 
Day 4: Madrid
Today's Theme: Spanish Culinary Traditions

  • Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in a language lesson
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge at Madrid's central produce market
  • Try your hand at preparing authentic Spanish food with a cooking class
  • Debrief your day during a facilitated Spanish reflection
 
Day 5: Madrid
Today's Theme: Spanish Culture: Past and Present
  • Uncover stories from Spain’s rich history and practice speaking during an interactive language lesson
  • 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
  • Discover the soul of Spain during a flamenco show
  • Debrief your day during a facilitated Spanish reflection
 
Day 6: Barcelona
  • Travel by AVE, Spain’s high-speed train, to Barcelona
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Barcelona: Plaça de Catalunya; Las Ramblas; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Casa Batlló
 
Day 7: Barcelona
Today's Theme: Spanish Art
  • Master art-related terms during an interactive lesson
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Park Güell, a beautiful municipal garden designed by Gaudí
  • Step inside La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s cathedral masterpiece
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals
 
Day 8: Barcelona
Today's Theme: Daily Life in Spain
  • Practice conversational Spanish as you learn about daily life
  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity with locals
  • Interact with locals during a city-wide scavenger hunt.
  • Take to time to further explore Barcelona, and reflect on your experiences in Spanish with the group
 
Day 9: Depart for home

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Day 1: Fly overnight to Madrid
 
Day 2: Madrid
  • Meet your Language Immersion 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: Madrid
Today's Theme: Spanish History
  • Practice your conversational Spanish in an interactive language lesson focused on Spanish history and cultural traditions
  • Explore the official royal residence, Palacio Real, with an expert local guide
  • Explore the Prado, Spain’s national art museum
 
Day 4: Madrid
Today's Theme: Spanish Culinary Traditions

  • Learn and practice food-related vocabulary in a language lesson
  • Interact with local vendors during a market challenge at Madrid's central produce market
  • Try your hand at preparing authentic Spanish food with a cooking class
  • Debrief your day during a facilitated Spanish reflection
 
Day 5: Madrid
Today's Theme: Spanish Culture: Past and Present
  • Uncover stories from Spain’s rich history and practice speaking during an interactive language lesson
  • 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
  • Discover the soul of Spain during a flamenco show
  • Debrief your day during a facilitated Spanish reflection
 
Day 6: Barcelona
  • Travel by AVE, Spain’s high-speed train, to Barcelona
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Barcelona: Plaça de Catalunya; Las Ramblas; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Casa Batlló
 
Day 7: Barcelona
Today's Theme: Spanish Art
  • Master art-related terms during an interactive lesson
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Park Güell, a beautiful municipal garden designed by Gaudí
  • Step inside La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s cathedral masterpiece
  • Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals
 
Day 8: Barcelona
Today's Theme: Daily Life in Spain
  • Practice conversational Spanish as you learn about daily life
  • Participate in a cultural exchange activity with locals
  • Interact with locals during a city-wide scavenger hunt.
  • Take to time to further explore Barcelona, and reflect on your experiences in Spanish with the group
 
Day 9: 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.

  • 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, La Sagrada Familia, and Royal Palace, with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Language Learning

    Daily language interactive learning with your local Language Immersion Program Director 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, 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.

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