Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

Study Abroad in Salamanca: Cultural Excursions

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

Madrid and Toledo (2 Days)

Included in program fee

Madrid’s non-stop “marcha” (rhythm) courses through its streets and beguiles with its welcoming and open character. Your visit includes a tour of the world renowned art gallery the Prado Museum. Toledo’s history speaks of religious tolerance having been home to Moorish, Christian and Jewish communities which co-existed peacefully for centuries. You will visit the 14th century Synagogue and see an El Greco masterpiece and much more.

Includes accommodation, transportation, entrances to museums and professional guides.

Day Trip to Segovia

Included in program fee

Nestled at the base of the Sierra de Guadarrama, Segovia has a stunning mountain setting. You will visit the Alcázar, a romantic medieval castle and see the Roman acqueduct - the largest and best preserved acqueduct in the world.

Includes transportation, professional guides and entrance fees.

Day Trip to Toro and Zamora Wine Region

Included in program fee

Wine has been produced in this region since Roman times and wineries abound along the banks of the Duero River. You will have a guided tour of the city of Zamora, the city with the most Romanesque churches in the world before visiting the nearby town of Toro to sample their famous wines. The excursion will finish with a typical dinner in a subterranean wine cellar.

Includes transportation, dinner, professional guides and entrance fees.

Optional Excursion to London, England (2 Nights)

Included only for students on the AIFS Flight Package

Begin your semester with a 2-night visit to London en-route to Salamanca. This will allow you to relax, recover from jet lag and get to know your fellow classmates while touring England’s capital.

Take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of London’s most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. Have time to explore the city on your own where you can take in the gorgeous parks and gardens, see a play in the West End or shop for vintage clothes at Camden Market.

Includes accommodations, breakfast, sightseeing tour and local guide.

Optional Excursion to Andalucía, Seville, Granada and Córdoba (4 Days – $675)

Only available to students on the early start option in fall semester; available to all students in spring semester

Tour the region of Andalucía, visiting its most beautiful cities—this is quintessential Spain. You will tour the exquisite Mezquita, an 8th century mosque in Cordoba; the pretty orange-tree lined squares of the Jewish quarter in Seville and UNESCO World Heritage Site the Alhambra in Granada – a complex of Moorish palaces and gardens.

Fee includes accommodation and breakfast, transportation, entrances to museums and monuments and professional guides. A minimum enrollment of 15 is required for this tour to run.

Optional Excursion to Lisbon, Portugal (3 Days – $495)

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, charms with the colorful and quaint streets of the Alfama district, Gothic cathedrals and impressive monasteries. As well as Lisbon itself you will explore the lovely coastal villages of Nazaré and Cascais.

Fee includes transportation, accommodations, breakfast, professional guides and entrance fees. A minimum enrollment of 15 is required for this tour to run.

Optional Excursion to Marrakech, Morocco (4 Days – $775)

Morocco in Northern Africa combines an exciting landscape of mountains, deserts, ancient medinas (old town centers) and souks (markets). Marrakech is one of Morocco’s liveliest cities and your visit will include the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech’s main square and open air theater. You will also visit Essaouira, a beautiful fishing village on the coast and known for its wide sandy beach.

Fee includes transportation, accommodations, breakfasts, dinners and one lunch, guides and entrance fees. A minimum enrollment of 15 is required for this tour to run. Once paid for in the U.S., all optional excursions are non-refundable unless the tour is cancelled.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are responsible for informing yourself of any requirements necessary to visit Morocco and/or Portugal as well as acquiring a visa if required.

Dates and itineraries of all excursions are tentative and subject to change.