March 4-March 11, 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.


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.


 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.


Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

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


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: Wednesday, March 4, 2020- Depart

Take an overnight flight from Boston to Madrid, Spain


Day 2: Thursday, March 5, 2020- Madrid 

Arrive in Madrid and meet your English-speaking tour escort at the airport. Transfer to the hotel with a private bus coach and check in at your hotel. Afterwards, visit El Prado, the main Spanish national art museum with the best collection of Spanish art. Enjoy your first dinner in Spain and before returning to your hotel for overnight in Madrid.


Day 3: Friday, March 6, 2020- Madrid

Eat breakfast at your hotel before visiting the Reina Sofia Museum, Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art. Visit the museum at your own pace, then go to Apetit’Oh and experience a cooking class to learn how to make typical Spanish cuisine. Eat the lunch you make, then take a walking tour with your escort of the famous plazas, like: Plaza del Sol, Plaza de Oriente, Barrio de los Austrias, and Mercado San Miguel. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Madrid.


Day 4: Saturday, March 7, 2020- Excursion to Toledo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before taking public transportation to Toledo the “City of the Three Cultures,” because of its cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. Have a guided visit of the city and visit the famous Santo Tomé church, built in the 14th century, the Synagogue of El Transito, and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Afterwards, return back to Madrid with public transportation and have free time to explore Madrid. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Madrid.


Day 5: Sunday, March 8, 2020- Madrid-Barcelona

After breakfast at your hotel, take a private bus transfer to the train station and take the train to Barcelona. When in Barcelona, meet your English-speaking guide and take another bus transfer to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel, take a walking tour of the city and see famous landmarks like Las Ramblas, the pedestrian avenue in central Barcelona, before dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Day 6: Monday, March 9, 2020- Barcelona

Eat breakfast at your hotel before taking a private coach and visiting the famous works of Antoni Gaudi, including Parque Guëll, the famous park with vast gardens and iconic architecture. Continue to La Sagrada Familia, the unfinished Roman Catholic Church, and La Pedrera, or Casa Mila, the modernist building and architectural wonder. Afterwards, take public transportation to the Picasso Museum to view works from the famous artist. In the evening, enjoy a traditional tapas dinner and Flamenco show before overnight in Barcelona.


Day 7: Tuesday, March 10, 2020- Barcelona

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then meet your tour guide for a sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s charming Gothic Quarter as well as Mercado de la Boqueria, the large public market with a vast selection of diverse goods. In the afternoon, walk to La Pedrera and have an insider tour of the famous Casa Mila. Before dinner, have free time to explore Barcelona, then enjoy your last dinner and overnight in the city.


Day 8: Wednesday, March 11, 2020- Depart

After breakfast at your hotel, take a private coach transfer to the airport.

Flight home!

Program Price Payment Terms


$2,795 based on a minimum of 14 students


Included in this price: 


English Speaking Tour Escort 


  • Round-trip airfare

  • Transfers to and from airport and train stations

  • Public transportation in Madrid and Barcelona

  • Train tickets from Madrid to Barcelona 

  • Private coach bus for tour of Gaudi


  • 3 nights hotel in Madrid, including breakfasts and dinners

  • 3 nights hotel in Barcelona, 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: January 15, 2020


Last Payment Due: February 10, 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