Spanish Language Trips to Andalucia
A school trip to the Andalucia region will both meet all your expectations of Spain as well as defy them. The home of the passionate flamenco, the dramatic bullfight, beautiful Moorish architecture and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains; for many this region encapsulates the essence of Spain. All this lies only miles inland from the Costa del Sol, which in complete contrast is one of Europe’s most developed holiday resorts.
A school trip to Andalucia has it all; whether you choose the coastal resorts with all their facilities or the charming inland towns as your base there is a diversity of attractions, and places to visit that will captivate your language group and capture the true essence of Spain.
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Reasons to Visit
Flamenco is a passionate and seductive art form, a mysterious and misunderstood culture that has been burning in Andalucía for nearly five hundred years. The colourful polka-dot dresses, castanets, and mellow tones of the acoustic guitar have become emblematic of the region. Tickets to see this truly Spanish phenomena can be arranged in Seville, Cordoba or Granada.
House of Federico Garcia Lorca (Granada)
Federico Garcia Lorca is undoubtedly the most important Spanish dramatist of the 20th century as well as being a talented musician, pianist and actor. Born in 1898 in the village of Fuente Vaqueros, his birthplace now houses a small, but beautifully laid-out museum. He was assassinated at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Spanish Language Lessons
We have contacts with language schools in Andalucía who can offer a short course or programme, usually a minimum of 10 - 15 hours, which can be tailored to your requirements to really improve your students language skills.
What better way to learn about local specialities and practice language skills at the same time than with an interactive tapas or paella lesson from a local chef at the Colegio Maravillas.
Plaza de Espana (Seville)
The stunning and fascinating Plaza de Espana is a huge semi-circular complex of buildings decorated in bright tiles representing each of the 40 regions of Spain. It was built for the 1929 Iberian American Exhibition. Wander around from 08h00-22h00 daily.
Royal School of Equestrian Art (Jerez)
The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation in Jerez de la Frontera is known all over the world thanks to its show entitled "How the Andalusian Horses Dance", a unique exhibition of horsemanship.
Isla Magica theme Park (Seville)
The Isla Magica amusement park, which opened in 1997, is located on the original Universal Exhibition site in Seville. It is an exciting and modern amusement park centred around a lake and divided into seven themed areas representative of different episodes in Spanish 16th century history. There are over 40 rides and attractions, roller coasters, shows and a cinema.
Seville Cathedral and La Giralda
The Cathedral of Seville was built in the 15th and 16th century in Gothic style on the grounds of former Arab Mosque. It is the largest place of worship in Spain, and the third largest cathedral in the Christian world. The massive Gothic cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and has a famous minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda which offers magnificent views of the city.
Day Trip to Malaga
Regarded as a stepping stone to the Costa del Sol resorts Malaga has remained a genuinely Spanish town and is an ideal place to go to sample Spanish life. It is the birthplace of Picasso and is now home to a major museum about the artist and his work. It is also full of history, with a Moorish castle, cathedral and Roman theatre.
Day Trip to Cádiz
Cádiz is an ancient port city in southwest Spain, on a strip of land surrounded by the sea. A 16th-century base for exploration and trade, it has more than 100 watchtowers. The 18th-century waterfront cathedral has a golden dome with views of the city and the sea. It is compact with a charming old quarter and a wealth of museums, ancient monuments and churches.
The Mezquita (Greater Mosque) Cordoba
The Mezquita (Great Mosque) dates back to the 10th century when Cordoba was the largest, most prosperous city of Europe. The structure is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture, most notable for its arcaded hypostyle hall, with 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite which were made from pieces of the Roman temple which had occupied the site previously. Inside the Mezquita, you will also be able to see the Renaissance cathedral which dates back to the early sixteenth century.
Alhambra Palace Granada
Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an alcazaba (fortress), an alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one.The visit begins with the Alcazaba military fortress, followed by the Palacio de Carlos V, then the Palacio Nazaries and finally a stroll through the Generalife gardens. The Palace is the most visited monument in Spain and has a strict admission policy that limits the daily number of visitors, therefore a visit must be planned well in advance.
Spanish Language Workshops
Pupils will take part in speaking and listening sessions with native speakers, greatly enhancing their learning experience. Workshops can be arranged at your hotel or at a language school in Benalmadena and at a level tailored to your group.
One of the most popular attractions for people visiting the Costa Del Sol! Aqualand provides a truly amazing day out for all! Park offers a number of Water Rides, pools and lots of space and green areas to relax in the sun with Umbrellas, Sun beds and Picnic areas.
The show features ten artists on stage, including six dancers, two guitarists and two singers. Inside the decoration is typically Andalucian, with hand painted tables and chairs, typical of Sevilla and the region. The Tablao opened its doors in 1965, it has remained continuously open to public with the same dedication to the art of Flamenco.
Benalmadena Cable Car
Opened in 2003, the cable car has become one of the main tourist attractions on the Costa Del Sol. Climbing to an altitude of 800m above sea level, it offers superb views of the Costa Del Sol, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Guadalhorce Valley. On a clear day Gibraltar and the coast of Africa can also be seen.
In this spectacular Thai temple, you can walk amongst more than 1,500 exotic butterflies from around the world, flying freely in a tropical paradise between waterfalls and flowers. You will be able to observe how they are born, how they reproduce and enjoy learning many things about these wonderful insects.
Paella Cookery Class or Tapas Evening
Enjoy Spain's national dish during a traditional Spanish cookery class, making and eating Paella! Or why not eat and socialise the way the Spanish do by tasting a variety of tapas dishes in this popular evening activity.
Sea Life Benalmadena
Learn about the creatures inhabiting the Mediterranean and the causes affecting climate change. Through a spectacular underwater tunnel you will discover a stunning tropical reef sharks and turtles.
Day Trip to Cádiz
Founded in 1,100 BC, it is claimed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world. It is a compact city with a charming old quarter and a wealth of museums, ancient monuments and churches.
Day Trip to Malaga
Being used primarily as a stepping stone to the Costa del Sol resorts has meant that Malaga has remained a genuinely Spanish town and is an ideal place to go to sample Spanish life. It is full of history with a Moorish castle, cathedral and Roman theatre. The town was Picasso’s birthplace and houses a museum which has an extensive collection of his work.
Day Trip to Seville
Seville is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and the one that best keeps its traditions alive. Pupils can explore its many historic landmarks including the Cathedral and Giralda Tower which offers superb views, the magnificent Alcázar, take a cruise on the Rio Guadalquivir or see and feel the magnificent Flamenco!
Day Trip to Cordoba
Cordoba is home to one of the world's greatest Islamic buildings, La Mezquita which is a symbol of the worldly and sophisticated Islamic culture that flourished here more than a millennium ago when Córdoba was the capital of Islamic Spain, and Western Europe's biggest and most cultured city.
Day Trip to Granada
Granada sits at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and is a city rich in medieval architecture dating back to the Moorish occupation. The highlight of which is the magical Alhambra Palace. The town also offers great atmosphere and charm full of narrow streets and traditional white washed houses so typical of Andalucia.
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What You Say
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, great range of visits. Paella group and flamenco was all delivered in Spanish which was excellent, and the students were able to follow most of it. They were both highlights of the trip.
George Stephenson High School
Particularly pleased with the Flamenco lesson - a real success, and the visit to the Olive Oil factory was great fun. I was most impressed by the service provided by EST throughout the booking and planning process. It was the most relaxing school trip I have ever been on because everything was organised and ran smoothly.
Guildford High School
Both consultants were fantastic and very patient with me as we dealt with the various problems of passports and name changes...(the itinerary) was exactly what I asked for - perfect.
Kineton High School
We had a great time, plus excellent weather. Visits were very educational and guides kept girls interested.
St Margarets School