Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

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Study Abroad in Granada: Cultural Excursions

Included in your program fee are a range of day trips and a 3-day excursion which will take you outside Granada and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain.

Nerja, Costa del Sol (Day trip)

Included in program fee

Explore the seaside town of Nerja on a trip from Granada that includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Free time to relax at the beach, explore Nerja’s old town, or sample fresh seafood

Ronda (Spring only, Day trip)

Included in program fee

Take a tour of historic Ronda during a trip that includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour of the 17th century Plaza de Toros, Spain’s oldest bullring that is still in use

La Alpujarra (Fall only, Day trip)

Included in program fee

Tour Spain’s beautiful La Alpujarra region on a trip from Granada that includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Guided hike of three remarkable villages, led by an AIFS staff member

Gibraltar, Seville, Córdoba (3 Days)

Included in program fee

Discover an array of spectacular sights in Gibraltar, Seville, and Córdoba. Your trip includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Locally guided tours of and tickets to the Rock of Gibraltar and surrounding points of interest, Seville and the Guadalquivir River, the Parque de María Luisa, and Plaza de España, Christopher Columbus’ tomb, Alcázar of Seville, Córdoba’s Judería quarter and La Mezquita (and more)

Optional Excursion to London, England (2 Nights)

Included for students on the AIFS flight package only.

Check Buckingham Palace off your bucket list with a trip to London en-route to Spain. Visit includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided sightseeing tour past major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Tower of London
  • Free time to explore on your own

Optional Excursion to Madrid and Toledo (3 Days – $475)

Enjoy a few days in Madrid and Toledo on a trip from Granada that includes:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Locally guided tours of and entrances to the Church of Santo Tomé (Toledo), Santa María la Blanca (Toledo), Prado Museum (Madrid), the Royal Palace (Madrid), La Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the Paseo de la Castellana (Madrid)
  • Bike ride through Retiro Park in Madrid
  • Free time to visit a sword and damasquinado craft work factory in Toledo; free time to shop in Madrid
  • A minimum enrollment of 15 students is required for the tour to run

Optional Excursion to Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco (3 days – $525)

Ever dreamed of exploring the colorful country of Morocco? While studying abroad in Spain, you can. Excursion includes:

  • Accommodations in Tangier, Morocco
  • Round-trip transportation including ferry from Tarifa to Tangier/Tangier to Tarifa
  • Most breakfasts, most lunches, and dinner and a show
  • Services of an AIFS Tour Manager and local guide
  • Tours of the medina and souk of Tangier, Tetouan and the Plaza Moulay El Mehdi, Plaza Hassan I, Royal Palace, the Mellah, and medinas, Asilah, Chefchaouen, and the Caves of Hercules
  • Optional camel ride for additional fee
  • A minimum of 15 students is required for trip to run

Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen you may need to arrange a visa to visit Morocco and/or Gibraltar and before traveling to Spain. Students are responsible for checking visa requirements

Students must enroll and pay for the optional excursions in the U.S. by the final payment deadline. Once paid for excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation by AIFS.