Discover

Spain

June 8-June 18, 2020 

 

Passport & Visa 

 

U.S. Citizens

Passports need to be valid for 6 months after the final day of the program.  Please check the visiting countries for visa requirements.  There are no visas needed for Europe.  If a traveler is unable to obtain these travel documents, our standard cancellation policy will apply.

All children under the age of 18 unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian traveling abroad must have a notarized letter of permission with a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature.

To apply or renew your passports please click here

Non U.S. Citizens

Please contact your country's embassy to  find out visa and vaccination requirements for the countries you are visiting.

You can contact us for further information

Terms and Conditions

 

A La Carte Travel Booking Conditions

These Booking Conditions are valid for all A La Carte Travel departing after October 1, 2015, and are subject to change with or without notice. The most current Booking Conditions at the time of your departure will apply.

Enrollment

All Enrollment Forms must be received at A La Carte Travel 120 days prior to departure. Travelers should provide complete first, middle and last names and dates of birth as they appear (or will appear) on their passports.

Any corrections to match passport names made after 120 days prior to departure require that we change the flight reservation, resulting in a minimum fee of $200 per airline up to the cost of a new published fare ticket. This may also result in a different flight itinerary from the group. Travelers who have not yet applied for a passport should provide their full name and date of birth as they appear on their birth certificate.

Rooming

 A La Carte Travel handles final rooming assignments for all travelers. Please ensure that all rooming requests are submitted by 110 days prior to departure.

Students will room in double, triples, or quads with others of the same gender from the entire tour group.

Adults are placed in twin accommodations (a hotel room with two beds) with another adult of the same gender from the entire tour group unless the name of a roommate has been provided.

Adults can request double-bed accommodations (a room with one bed for two people)  or a single room for an additional fee per hotel.   Single rooms are not available on overnight trains.

Lost belongings

A La Carte Travel is not responsible for loss of passports, airline tickets or other documents, or for loss of or damage to luggage or any other passenger belongings. In the case of a lost paper airline ticket, the traveler is solely responsible for meeting the airline’s requirements (both logistical and financial) for ticket replacement.

Food Allergies

 A La Carte Travel recognizes that some travelers may have severe food allergies. We will do our best to ensure that our suppliers are informed of the situation but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. Travelers are responsible for making their own arrangements for all in-flight meals.

Deposit and Payments

A deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration to hold the space for the passengers.  The remainder of the balance is divided into equal monthly payments with the final payment due no later than 60 days prior to departure.

Baggage

Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

Passengers are advised to find out about the fees on the airline’s website.

Cancellation

120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

 

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued

 
 

Travel Insurance

A La Carte Travel automatically insures all the passengers in the Travelex Standard Choice plan.

The Standard Travel Protection Plan covers the following:

 

  • Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses up to $15,000

  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Expenses of up to $50,000

  • Trip Delay Expenses of up to $1000

  • Lost or Delayed Baggage Expenses of up to $250

  • 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services

A  La  Carte Travel is now offering our groups a more comprehensive Travel Insurance as part of the Travel package and as part of an effort to ease the travelers’ concerns with the events around the world.

The travel protection plan we recommend, Travelex 360° Student Group Choice, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Trip Delay, Emergency Medical Expense and Evacuation, Baggage Loss or Delay and more. 

 In addition to all of the above benefits, the Choice Plan upgrade will cover the following:

  • Trip Cancellation/interruption benefits include:  Sickness, injury, or death

  •  Pre-existing exclusion waiver through final payment

  • Common carrier cancellations/delays

  • Terrorist acts** (Occurring within 30 days of the scheduled departure date for the covered trip in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination)

  • Trip delay benefits – 5 hours or more

  • Baggage Delay benefits – 12 hours or more

  • Cancel for any reason coverage upgrade

 

The  Cancel for Any Reason benefit, which allows you to cancel your trip for any reason, within 2 days of your Scheduled Departure Date, and receive up to 75% of the Insured Trip Cost. To be eligible for this benefit, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit and full trip cost must be insured. Contact us to find out the costs associated for these upgrades.

For more information please contact one of our travel consultants at:  703-281-1225 or Email Us

 

Standard of Conduct

 

Proper behavior is expected at all times. Remember, you are representing your country. Show respect for language and customs different than your own.

 

Grounds for Dismissal

  1. Possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs

  2. Poor attitude or behavior and consistently acting independently of the chaperones' admonishment and warnings

  3. Leaving the group on excursions, or leaving the hotels without the permission of chaperones and after the designated curfew

  4. Getting a piercing or tattoo

  5. Stealing or defacing any personal property, building or material

  6. Possession or using weapons such as firearms, knives, explosives, etc

  7. Breaking group rules

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Monday, June 8th, 2020- Depart

Take an overnight flight from Washington Dulles to Madrid

Day 2: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020- Madrid

Arrive in Madrid and meet your English-speaking tour escort at the airport. Transfer to your hotel with a private coach bus and have time to check-in. Afterwards, take public transportation to visit Reina Sofia Museum, Spain’s museum of modern art. After viewing famous and timeless works of art, have dinner and spend overnight in Madrid.

 

Day 3: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020- Madrid 

Eat breakfast at your hotel, then enjoy a walking tour to visit the famous plazas of Madrid: Plaza del Sol, Plaza de Oriente, Barrio de los Austrias, and Plaza Mayor. Afterwards, go to Apetit’Oh and enjoy a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Spanish food like patatas bravas! Eat lunch at Apetit’Oh, then visit Retiro Park and have fun riding the paddle boats in the pond! Have dinner and spend overnight in Madrid.

 

Day 4: Thursday, June 11th, 2020- Excursion to Toledo

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then take public transportation to Toledo, the “City of Three Cultures.” There, discover Toledo through a guided tour of the city and see the Synagogue of El Transito, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Santo Tome Church. Walk through old town and don’t forget to visit a damasquinado shop. Finish your tour at the Sephardic Museum in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo. Return back to Madrid in the late afternoon and have time to explore on your own before dinner and overnight in Madrid.

 

Day 5: Friday, June 12th, 2020- Madrid- Seville

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the train station with a private coach bus and take the train from Madrid to Seville. Upon arrival in Seville, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Then, explore Seville with your tour escort and visit the Plaza de España. In the evening, have dinner and spend overnight in Seville.


Day 6: Saturday, June 13th, 2020- Seville

Have breakfast at your hotel before having a walking tour of Seville. Visit the famous cathedral and of course, the Alcazar, the royal palace of Seville. In the afternoon, learn the Spanish art of Flamenco through a Flamenco Dance Class! Finish the day with dinner and overnight in Seville.

 

Day 7: Sunday, June 14th, 2020- Seville

Eat breakfast at the hotel, then have a walking tour of Triana (Old Town Seville). Walk beside the river and go to the cafés. In the afternoon, have free time for shopping. Have dinner and spend overnight in Seville.

 

Day 8: Monday, June 15th, 2020- Seville- Granada 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then take a private coach bus to Granada. Arrive in Granada and check-in to the hotel before having a guided tour of Granada. In the afternoon, discover Granada with a treasure hunt and for dinner enjoy a tapas tour. Spend overnight in Granada.

 

Day 9: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020- Granada

In the morning after breakfast, have a guided tour of the Alhambra, the large palace and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most widely recognized monuments in Spain. Afterwards, have free time to explore and shop in the Albaicin Quarter of the city, known predominantly for its Muslim cultural influence during the Nasrid rule of Spain. In the evening, enjoy a Flamenco Show along with dinner. Spend overnight in Granada.

 

Day 10: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020- Granada-Madrid

After eating breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the train station and take the train from Granada to Madrid. Arrive in Madrid and transfer to your hotel to check-in. Then, visit El Palacio Real, the official residence for the Spanish Royal Family. In the afternoon, have free time to visit Madrid on your own before dinner and overnight in Madrid.

 

Day 11: Thursday, June 18th, 2020- Depart

Enjoy one final Spanish breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport with a private coach bus.

Flight home!

Program Price & Payment Terms

 

$3,895 based on a minimum of 12 students

 

Included in this price: 

 

Full-time travel assistant 

Transportation: 

  • Round Trip Airfare- Price is based on 2019 prices and subject to change

  • Transfers to and from the airports

  • Transfer to train stations

  • Public transportation in Madrid

  • Public transportation to Toledo

  • Train from Madrid to Seville

  • Train from Granada to Madrid

  • Private coach bus to Granada

Accommodations

  • 4 nights hotel in Madrid, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 3 nights hotel in Seville, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 2 night hotel in Granada, including breakfasts and dinners

Guided tours and entrances as per program 

Travel insurance, including: health, trip delay, luggage loss or delay for all participants 

 

 

2019-2020 Payment Schedule

 

Upon Registration: $500 Due with the online application

Monthly Payments Until: March 15, 2020

 

Last Payment Due: April 15, 2020

A La Carte Travel Standard

Cancellation Policy

 

120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

 

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued