Journey into the heart of Andalusian Spain, and explore the cities of Madrid, Seville, Toledo, Cordoba, Malaga and Granada. View the art of Picasso, climb the Rock of Gibraltar, wander Alhambra Palace and spend a memorable Shabbat on the Mediterranean coast. Come away with a deep appreciation for the multi-ethnic richness of Spain's Golden Age and its vibrant modern society.
Spain Discovery is an 11-day cultural tour covering all the must-see highlights, but also the off-the-beaten-path treasures of Spain's Andalusia Region. You'll experience what it feels like to luxuriate in a traditional hammam (bath), get wowed at a Spanish Flamenco show, cool off hiking through snow in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and discover why many consider Spain to be the culinary capital of the world!
As a Jewish experience, you'll learn about a unique moment in world history when Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted harmoniously in what is affectionately called the Golden Age of Spain -- and how that moment ended tragically in the Spanish Inquisition. Our experience also includes a unique Shabbat on the Rock of Gibraltar – a special place where Jewish family identity is still defined by the Conversos legacy.
Spain Discovery is a well-balanced combination of must-see touring, eye-opening Jewish experiences and a unique opportunity to forge friendships with fellow teens in culturally rich Spain.
WEEK #1 | Granada, Cordoba, & Gibraltar Arrive to Madrid and begin traveling south through Spain's beautiful Andalusia Region. Explore the Mezquita in Cordoba, the world famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, relax at the Costa Del Sol and scale the Rock of Gibraltar.
WEEK #2 | Seville, Toledo & Madrid Experience a unique Shabbat in Gibraltar (part of the UK), then continue on to the stunning city of Seville. Return northwards to explore ancient Toledo and then conclude in trendy and art-filled city of Madrid, Spain's modern capital.
Sign-on for a full summer of eye-opening multi-continent travel. This experience can be connected seamlessly with the following worldwide BBYO Passport programs. Make the most of the summer. Explore your options...