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Spain

Living and Learning in Sevilla: Independent Stay and Language Study

Program No. 21885RJ
Discover the centuries-old city of Sevilla, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its customs, history, unique architecture and world-class museums as you learn Spanish by immersion.
Length
45 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
8,999
Flights start at
850

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DATES & PRICES

1 Bed Apartment
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Comfortable one-bedroom apartment designed for up to two occupants.

Feb 16 - Apr 1, 2023
1 Bed Apartment 8,999
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National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

May 18 - Jul 1, 2023
1 Bed Apartment 10,449
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Sep 14 - Oct 28, 2023
1 Bed Apartment 10,449
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Feb 8 - Mar 23, 2024
1 Bed Apartment 9,199
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May 9 - Jun 22, 2024
1 Bed Apartment 10,699
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Sep 12 - Oct 26, 2024
1 Bed Apartment 10,699
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National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

DATES & PRICES

1 Bed Apartment
Accommodation Details

Comfortable one-bedroom apartment designed for up to two occupants.

Feb 16 - Apr 1, 2023
1 Bed Apartment 12,289
Itinerary Note

National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

May 18 - Jul 1, 2023
1 Bed Apartment 14,879
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National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

Sep 14 - Oct 28, 2023
1 Bed Apartment 14,879
Itinerary Note

National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

Feb 8 - Mar 23, 2024
1 Bed Apartment 12,299
Itinerary Note

National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

May 9 - Jun 22, 2024
1 Bed Apartment 14,899
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National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

Sep 12 - Oct 26, 2024
1 Bed Apartment 14,899
Itinerary Note

National holidays may occur during your program. Please see date itinerary for details.

At a Glance

Located in the sunny south of Spain, Sevilla is a 2,200-year-old city that was made wealthy by the New World — hulking Spanish galleons would sail here to have their treasures from the Americas counted and taxed. Have your own enriching experience of Seville — Sevilla in Spanish — on this immersive six-week adventure. Stay in an apartment, learn to “hablar español” in daily language classes and get to know the city and its proud Andalusian culture intimately. Throughout your stay, you’ll be supported by a Road Scholar Group Leader who’s on call to help.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Get around the city on foot and via public transit daily; you’re likely to walk at least a mile or two per day. On field trips, walking up to two miles with some uneven terrain and stairs. Activity level is based on included program elements.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Live like a Sevillano, moving into an apartment and savoring the Andalusian capital’s history, flamenco music and sunny climate.
  • Improve your Spanish during classes at a renowned language school whether you’re a beginner or speak “un poquito de español."
  • Join your Group Leader and fellow participants for field trips and excursions to Granada and Madrid.

General Notes

Our “Living and Learning” programs give you the experience of living in a foreign country independently. Included: an apartment; a local, full-time Group Leader to support you; a few meals; four language classes per week; a weekly expert-led field trip; a weekly cafe social; weekend excursions to Granada and Madrid, including hotel; a city handbook and public transit pass. Due to the special nature of this program, we regret that we are unable to match solo participants with roommates. Airport transfers are not included.
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Silvia de Bartolo
Silvia de Bartolo is a graduate of Sapienza University in Rome. She has spent the past ten years living and traveling all over the world. Educational travel is her true passion, and has led her to work in many different roles, from educational group leader to travel organizer. Silvia is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English. Her other interests include studying and learning about other cultures, gastronomy, and literature.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Silvia de Bartolo is a graduate of Sapienza University in Rome. She has spent the past ten years living and traveling all over the world. Educational travel is her true passion, and has led her to work in many different roles, from educational group leader to travel organizer. Silvia is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English. Her other interests include studying and learning about other cultures, gastronomy, and literature.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Seville Communion
by Arturo Perez-Reverte
In this third Perez-Reverte thriller, Vatican security officer Father Lorenzo Quartz -- a disciplined dandy -- investigates a disturbing plea sent by a computer hacker to the pope through the church's security system. The message leads him to Seville.
The Tomb in Seville
by Norman Lewis
A harrowing, yet heartwarming travelogue by the journalist-author. Commissioned by his father-in-law to find a family tomb in the Seville cathedral, Norman Lewis journeys into Spain, unawares that a civil war will soon begin.
Spain, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Peter R. Bush (Editor)
This collection of 30 stories from a who’s who of contemporary Spanish literature, including writers from Galicia, Leon, the Basque Country, Madrid and Barcelona.
Ghosts of Spain
by Giles Tremlett
Tremlett captures the Spanish character, history and modern politics in this masterful portrait, interweaving the story of his love for the country (where he has lived for 20 years) with interviews, anecdotes and observation.
Pocket Rough Guide Madrid
by Simon Baskett
By the savvy editors at Rough Guide, these just-right guides are bundled with a pullout map.
Seville Map
by Streetwise Maps
A laminated, folded walking map of Seville. Two Sides. 8.5x27 inches.
The New Spaniards
by John Hooper
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look the everyday life of Spaniards.
The Alhambra
by Robert Irwin
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
Culture Smart! Spain
by Marian Meaney
This concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture provides a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia
by Eyewitness Guides
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps and essays on the culture, history and geography of the region. With a pullout city map of Seville.
Culinaria Spain
by Marion Trutter (Editor)
Organized by region, this profusely illustrated guide to virtually all aspects of Spanish cuisine is full of recipes, tips and cultural information.
Only in Spain, A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir About Food, Flamenco and Falling in Love
by Nellie Bennett
In this exuberant memoir, an enthusiastic young Australian discovers a passion for Spanish culture (especially flamenco) as she explores Seville and Madrid.
Spain, The Root and the Flower
by John A. Crow
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in modern Spain.
Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia
by Chris Stewart
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
Essential Spanish
by Living Language
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
Dancing in the Fountain, How to Enjoy Living Abroad
by Karen McCann
Filled with wacky and fun anecdotes from her move from Cleveland, Ohio to Seville, Spain, Karen McCann's narrative guide makes living abroad seem well within reach.
Goya, Painter of Terrible Splendor
by Jeanine Baticle
A pocket-size encyclopedia, this slim book is an illustrated overview of the life and times of Goya. It's an illuminating portrait of 18th-century Madrid.
A Late Dinner, Discovering the Food of Spain
by Paul Richardson
A resident of Spain for the last 15 years, Richardson searches out the diversity and delight of Spain and its food in this engaging account of travels in search of a meal.
Adventures in Spain
by Catherine Petit
From Madrid north to Santiago and south to Granada, join Catherine Petit as she shares her journeys through the countryside, hills, mountains and quaint cities and towns of the breathtaking country of Spain. Catherine serves as your personal guide through cathedrals, museums, parks, gardens, and architectural delights as she treks her way through the enchanting landscape. The photographs will bring the experience of Spain right to your door. The friends she made, the people she met, and the cultural extravagance she witnessed will ensure you make Spain your next destination.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook
by Izaskun Arretxe
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
by Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
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44 nights
20 meals
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DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrive Seville, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Seville
D
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Apartment check-in begins at 2 p.m. Please note that the apartment complex will hold a 100€ deposit on your credit card which will be returned upon check-out provided there is no damage to the apartment.

Afternoon: Orientation. 5:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone at the apartment building, then lead us to the language center to lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Seville is a small city with many pedestrian-only, cobblestone streets. Walking is the best means of getting around and participants should bring comfortable walking shoes for 3 – 4 miles of walking each day. Public transport (metro, tram and public bus) services are also available, and you will be given a Travel Pass for each week of your stay, allowing you up to 10 journeys around the city per week. Note that lunches and dinners in Spain take place much later than in North America. The Group Leader and school staff on the program will be available Monday to Friday assist with all aspects of our six-week stay in Seville. The Group Leader does not stay with the group in the apartment accommodation; however, an emergency telephone number is provided. Classes generally take place daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with one half-hour coffee break late morning. 1/2 mile walk to language school. All Cultural Learning lectures are presented in English. Homework is also assigned either on a daily or weekly basis. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: We will get to know our fellow participants and Group Leader at the welcome dinner at a local restaurant with a meal including water and complimentary glass of wine; other drinks available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Living & Learning in Seville
Seville
B,L,D
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking up to 3 miles during included activities. Many cobblestones, uneven surfaces, and pedestrian-only areas in the city center.

Breakfast: At the school, we will have a simple continental buffet of bread, pastries, coffee, tea, and water.

Morning: We will join our Group Leader for an introduction to the program, Spain, and the city of Seville. We’ll hear a presentation on local customs and culture, learn how to navigate the public transport system, and how to organize and make the most of our time, and review details of the program as well as what to expect in our language course.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will have a meal of tapas with mineral water and wine; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: With the assistance of our Group Leader, we will become acquainted with the best local stores, markets, and banks, discovering the area around our accommodations for the next six weeks. Centrally located in the heart of Seville, we are within convenient walking distance of local shops, department stores, cafes and restaurants, as well as our language school.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, we’ll have a plated meal with water and glass of wine.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Introduction to Seville, El Barrio Santa Cruz
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking up to 3 miles over cobblestones, uneven surfaces, steps without handrails.

Breakfast: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Morning: Free time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Lunch: We will enjoy lunch together as a group, with a glass of wine and water included.

Afternoon: With a local expert, we will enjoy a walking visit of El Barrio Santa Cruz, the vibrant former Jewish quarter, and its wealth of historical sites, including entrance to the Cathedral. Built on the site of a mosque, it is the third-largest church, and the largest Gothic building, in Europe. It also boasts the largest altarpiece in the world and the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

Dinner: On your own to explore local cuisine.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Spanish Language Class: Assessment & Introduction
Seville
B
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking 1/2 mile to school. Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice. Please note that Spanish-style teaching is very grammatically focused in addition to being conversational. On the first day of class, you will take a Spanish language placement exam and brief oral interview.

Breakfast: At the school, we will have a simple continental buffet of bread, pastries, coffee, tea, and water.

Morning: We will meet at our language school for placement and introduction to the course. On this first day, we will take a placement exam and have a brief oral interview with our professors. Class lists will be published the next class day.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will meet with our Group Leader and fellow students to look at planning our time with a drink and snack.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
6
Spanish Language Class
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will formally begin our language learning experience in our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Late afternoon we meet with our local exchange partners at the school and enjoy some tapas together.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
7
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free afternoon.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
8
Spanish Language Class
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
9
Cultural Learning: The Architecture of Seville
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking up to 3 miles, cobble stones, pedestrian only areas, steps without handrails.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will enjoy a cultural class on the architecture of Seville, home to the Ibero-America Exposition of 1929, the Universal Exposition of Sevilla in 1992, and three UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city offers an eclectic mix of Roman ruins, Moorish minarets, Baroque palaces, Renaissance churches and Modernist structures shaped by over 1,300 years of history. Throughout the city, opulent buildings tell the story of the invaders, successors, conquerors and innovators who changed the fabric of Seville. With a local expert, we will enjoy an architectural visit of the city, seeing the Plaza de España, the Maestranza bullring, the ultramodern Espacio Metropol Parasols (locally known as Las Setas, or the Mushrooms), and many of the city's landmark buildings.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a group lunch with water and a glass of wine. Other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
10
Free Weekend
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: Free time to explore your own interests. Saturday morning is an excellent time for local market visits.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time continues.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
11
Free Weekend
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: Free time. Take part in a sporting activity or join one of the many religious services available in the city.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time continues.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
12
Spanish Language Class, Group Get-Together
Seville
B
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: We will enjoy a late breakfast with staff at the school.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will meet with our Group Leader and your fellow students for a drink to plan the weekend. This weekend, what would you like to explore? For those looking to leave the city, we recommend Córdoba, Jerez, or Cádiz for day visits.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
13
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
14
Spanish Language Class, Italica
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach, driving 10 miles. Walking 2 – 3 miles during the day. Uneven surfaces, cobblestones and steps without railings.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will set out with an expert for a cultural visit to Italica, the remains of a Roman settlement dating from 206 BCE. It was built not far from the larger town of Seville, then known as Hispalis, for the veterans of the Second Punic Wars against Carthage. Its name is a reference to the veterans’ Italic heritage. The town hosts an extensive aqueduct and cistern system as well as a major amphitheater—the third largest in the Empire at the time. Later, on returning to Seville we will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
15
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
16
Cultural Learning: Spanish & Andalusian Cuisine, Free Time
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking 2 – 3 miles in Seville, cobblestones, uneven surfaces. Additional standing at the market and during the cooking class.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: In this cultural class, we will discuss the many historical and cultural influences of Andalusian cuisine, the social and cultural significance of food throughout Spain, the renowned Mediterranean diet, and the threat to the traditional, healthy lifestyle facing Spaniards today. Later, as a group, we will walk to the traditional Triana Market where we will learn about local produce, before joining a cooking class.

Lunch: We will enjoy the results of our work, along with a complimentary glass of wine.

Afternoon: Free time to explore your own interests.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
17
Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: Free time

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
18
Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: Free time.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
19
Día de Andalucía - Local holiday, school closed
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: At Leisure

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: At Leisure

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
20
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will meet as a group to discuss plans for the week ahead

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
21
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
22
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
23
Cultural Friday: The Moors in Andalusia
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach, driving up to 4 miles around the city. Walking 2 – 3 miles on cobblestones, uneven surfaces, steps with handrails.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will enjoy a cultural class on the Moors and Andalucía. The Moors ruled parts of Andalucía from the early 8th until the late 15th centuries—800 years of history. Their legacy is considerable, with two of the region’s most important monuments—the Alcazar of Seville and Granada's Alhambra—dating from this period. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Moors left an outstanding cultural legacy behind them in Al-Andalús, or "Andalucía" as it is today.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will have a group lunch. Glass of wine and water included; other beverages available to purchase.

Afternoon: We will set out for an expert-led cultural visit of the Alcazar on foot, a royal palace built in the 14th century, in the last stages of the Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula, on the remains of a Moorish fort dating from the 10th century. It was built for the Christian king Peter of Castile and is one of the most prominent examples of Moorish-influenced architecture in Iberia.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
24
Cultural Learning: Granada & the Alhambra, Free Time
Granada
L
NH Collection Granada Victoria

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach, driving 160 miles one way, about 3 hours. Walking up to 3 miles, approximately 3 hours with breaks; many cobblestones, steep slopes, uneven terrain, several flights of stairs without handrails at the Alhambra Palace and in Granada. IMPORTANT: Alhambra tickets are subject to strict regional government quotas and visits may be rescheduled or substituted if necessary. The weather is usually cooler than in Seville; please take comfortable shoes and layered clothing.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will depart early by motorcoach for the 3-hour journey to the city of Granada. Upon arrival, we will enjoy an expert-led visit of the spectacular Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, led by a local English-speaking expert. The Alhambra was first built as a smaller fort around 889 CE before being expanded into a palace in the 11th century by the sultan of Granada. After the Reconquista, the palace fell into disuse for several centuries, to be restored once again in the 19th century. There are royal apartments, forts, gardens, pavilions, and sumptuous gardens, which offered protection from the summer heat.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a plated 2-course lunch with complimentary glass of wine and mineral water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: After checking in at the hotel, we will enjoy some free time to explore Granada, home to iconic sites such as the city's Gothic cathedral and the Royal Chapel, resting place of the “Catholic King and Queen” Isabel and Ferdinand.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
25
Granada's Albayzin, Return to Seville
Seville
B
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking 2 – 3 miles, many steps, slopes, cobblestones and uneven surfaces.

Breakfast: At the hotel, we will enjoy a buffet, with selection of bread, pastries, cold cuts, fruit, cereal, yogurt, tea, coffee, juice, and water.

Morning: We will join our Group Leader for an exploration of the Albayzin, Granada's old Muslim enclave. Along with the Alhambra, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Sites include the Great Mosque of Granada, built in 2003 and the first built in the city since the Reconquista, and portions of the former city wall, known as Ziri, dating from the 8th century. The quarter, with its narrow streets, tile roofs, and views of the Alhambra, retains its Nasrid dynasty-era character.

Lunch: On your own to explore local cuisine.

Afternoon: After some free time to enjoy the city, we will depart by motorcoach for Seville in the late afternoon.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
26
Spanish Language Class, Group Get-Together
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will meet with our Group Leader and fellow students for a drink and to look at our weekend plans. This weekend, what would you like to explore?

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
27
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore your own interests.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
28
Spanish Language Class, Meet with locals
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: This afternoon, meet with locals to practice your Spanish, discuss life in Sevilla and enjoy a typical "merienda" together

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
29
National holiday, school closed
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: At leisure

Lunch: On your own,

Afternoon: At leisure

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
30
Cultural Learning: Seville's Golden Age, Museo Bellas Artes
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking approximately 3 miles during included activities, additional standing at sites, cobblestones, uneven surfaces, pedestrian-only areas.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will enjoy a cultural class on Seville's Golden Age of the 16th century, following the completion of the Reconquista and the beginning of European colonization of the Americas. It was from Seville’s ports that ships set sail for the “new world” and its promise of riches. With this influx of commerce and people, the town grew into Spain’s largest city, aided by new taxes on trade and the expansion of existing universities and colleges. As a result, architecture, painting, and many other arts and trades flourished in this period until the 17th century, when the city declined due to economic crisis, the religious wars in Europe, and the plague of 1649, among other factors.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will regroup to set out and enjoy a visit to the Museo Bellas Artes, founded in 1839 in a former convent built in 1594. The museum hosts works by mostly Spanish artists from the Middle Ages to today, including Golden Age paintings from artists of the 17th century.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
31
Free Weekend
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: Free time to explore your own interests.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time continues.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
32
Free Weekend
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: Free time to explore your interests.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time continues.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
33
Spanish Language Class, Group Get-Together
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will continue our group language class. By now, we should be feeling much more confident with our Spanish skills. For further practice and keeping up to date with local and current affairs, we suggest reading El Mundo or El Pais newspapers (online or in print).

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will meet with our Group Leader and fellow students for a drink as we look ahead at events for the coming week. On Friday, we will depart for Madrid for the weekend. Take this opportunity to confirm the schedule and to ask any questions.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
34
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
35
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
36
Language Class, Spanish Artists
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Full day in class.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we’ll have a family-style lunch with water and a glass of wine. Other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: We’ll enjoy a cultural class on the great Spanish masters, where we will learn about artists from the 17th and 18th centuries and the masterpieces of Velazquez and Goya all the way up to Picasso and Dalí's modernism of the 20th century.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure to pack and prepare for tomorrow’s departure to Madrid.

DAY
37
Depart for Madrid
Madrid
D
Meliá Madrid Serrano

Activity note: The weather in Madrid will be much cooler than in Andalusia. Please pack accordingly. High-speed train from Seville to Madrid about 335 miles, approximately 2.5 hours. Walking 2 – 3 miles today, cobblestones and uneven surfaces. Large, busy train stations, escalators to reach the train platforms. Participants will have to handle their own luggage on and off the train.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will depart by motorcoach to the train station for the journey to Madrid.

Lunch: On your own on the train.

Afternoon: We will continue transfer to Madrid by high-speed AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) train. Spain's high-speed rail network is the most extensive in Europe. Upon arrival, we will check in at the hotel and enjoy an orientation walk around the area with our Group Leader.

Dinner: At a local restaurant close to the hotel, we will enjoy a group meal with mineral water and a glass of wine; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
38
Cultural Learning: Madrid, El Prado Museum
Madrid
B,L
Meliá Madrid Serrano

Activity note: Walking 2 – 3 miles today, cobblestones and uneven surfaces, additional standing at El Prado.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: With a local expert, we will see some of the most important highlights of historical Madrid via motorcoach. Calle Mayor dates back to 1580, though the oldest remaining buildings are from the late 1700s. La Gran Via is a bustling thoroughfare marked by many grand “edificios” that make it a showcase of early 20th century architecture. The Plaza de Cibeles, perhaps the most beautiful of Madrid’s grand squares, is named for the Roman goddess of nature. Plaza de Colón honors Christopher Columbus. The emblematic Puerta de Alcalá, once the ceremonial gateway to the city, now stands in the Plaza de la Independencia. La Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate) is the geographical center not only of Madrid, but all of Spain from which all road distances are measured—the Kilometre Zero. The Plaza Mayor is a majestic, arcaded square that was once a venue holding up to 50,000 observers and participants in events from festivals to royal coronations and even the occasional auto-da-fé.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we’ll enjoy lunch with mineral water and glass of wine; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: We will continue our exploration of the Spanish capital with an expert-led visit to El Prado. Spain's foremost national museum features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, including works by Velazquez, Goya (the artist most extensively represented in the collection), Titian, Rubens, and Bosch.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
39
Madrid, Reina Sofia Museum, Return to Seville
Seville
B
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: High-speed train from Madrid to Seville about 335 miles, approximately 2.5 hours. Walking 2 – 3 miles today, cobbles stones and uneven surfaces. Additional standing at the museum. Large, busy train stations, escalators to reach the train platforms. Participants will have to handle their own luggage on and off the train.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We will join a local English-speaking expert for a visit to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. The Reina Sofía opened its doors in 1990 as a modern, contemporary Spanish museum on an international scale. Its collection of more than 20,000 works includes masterpieces by Dalí, Miro, Picasso, and many others. Its most famous piece is Picasso’s “Guernica,” based on the bombing of that Basque town during the Spanish Civil War, but with broader symbolism as a plea against the barbarity and terror of all war.

Lunch: On your own. Your Group Leader will provide information and assistance.

Afternoon: We will depart for Seville by AVE train.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
40
Spanish Language Class, Group Get-Together
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will begin our final week of language learning as we attend our group class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: We will meet with our local Group Leader and fellow students for a drink, and plan for the coming week. As a group, we discuss the final days of the program and what we have learned over the past six weeks.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
41
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
42
Spanish Language Class, Free Time
Seville
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
43
Language Class, Contemporary Spain Lecture
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Walking approximately 2 miles during included activities, uneven surfaces, cobblestones. Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Morning: We will attend our group language class.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will have a plated meal, with mineral water and glass of wine.

Afternoon: Late afternoon we will enjoy a cultural class on contemporary Spain, learning about the changes to Spanish society since the death of Franco and the advent of democracy in 1975. We’ll discuss family structure, schooling, social care, the current economic and political situation, and what lies in store for the future.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
44
Spanish Language Class, Certificate Ceremony, Free Time
Seville
L
Tempa Museo Apartments

Activity note: Extent and duration of free time activities according to personal choice.

Breakfast: On your own.

Morning: We will enjoy our final group language class and program wrap-up before being presented with a Spanish language certificate to mark our achievements over the course of the past six weeks.

Lunch: We will join our Group Leader, school representative, and fellow participants for a plated farewell lunch at a local restaurant. All beverages are included.

Afternoon: Free time to pack and prepare for tomorrow’s departure.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
45
Program Concludes.
In Flight
B

Activity note: Apartment check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: On our own. This concludes our program.

Morning: If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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