Spanish Language Trips to Madrid
As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain. It is a bustling and energetic metropolis that buzzes in a way that only a capital can, and is the perfect place to practice Spanish language and get a taste of that special "madrileño" spirit.
Madrid offers attractions for both culture and amusement. The city is full of great monuments, like the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor, and it’s art museums; Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen are world renowned. Football is a national passion and here you can tour Bernabeu stadium home of Real Madrid before enjoying the atmosphere of the city eating tapas and enjoying flamenco. Landlocked in the centre of the Iberian peninsular the city is surrounded by enchanting historical gems like Toledo and Segovia. In short it is easy to entertain and inspire your students in this rich European capital.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4
- Identity and culture
- Local area, holiday and travel
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5
- Regional culture & heritage
- The world around us
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight||Arrive Madrid and transfer to your accommodation||Guided Walking Tour|
|2||Spanish workshop at Madrid Language School||Visit to the Prado||Meal in a Tapas restaurant|
|3||Day Trip to El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen||Flamenco Show and evening meal|
|4||Visit the Bernabeu Stadium||Transfer to Madrid airport for return flight||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight|
|Afternoon||Arrive Madrid and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Guided Walking Tour|
|Morning||Spanish workshop at Madrid Language School|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Prado|
|Evening||Meal in a Tapas restaurant|
|Morning||Day Trip to El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen|
|Evening||Flamenco Show and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit the Bernabeu Stadium|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Madrid airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
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Reasons to Visit
The official residence of Spain’s royal family, this 3,000 room palace, commissioned by Philip V. is truly awe-inspiring. Highlights of this majestic palace include some fine 17th century sculptures of commissioned by Velazquez and the extravagantly ornate private apartments of Charles III. School groups can benefit from a reduced admission charge provided they have identification in the form of a signed letter on headed school/college paper.
Discover the emblematic Bernabeu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid Football Club, from the VIP box to the changing rooms, from the pitch to the Trophy Exhibition. The Exhibition of the Best Trophies offers a full tour of the legend of Real Madrid. All the European Cups are on show, as well as the rest of the Club's trophies and the most important matches of its history in a modern audio-visual room.
House of Lope de Vega
Visit the House where Lope Felix de Vega (1562-1635) lived during the last 25 years of his life. The House pays tribute to the Golden Age comedy playwright and poet. Declared to be an Historic-Artisitc Monument in 1935, the House is an example of a restored Madrid family home from the end of the 16th century, with large scale alterations from the 17th century.
Cervantes House and Museum (Alcala)
Miguel de Cervantes was born in this house in 1547.The various rooms contain an interesting collection of paintings, carvings, furniture and decorative articles of Cervantes’ time, as well as an extensive collection of old and new editions of the author’s writings.
We maintain relationships with many language schools in the Madrid area and they can tailor make your lesson programme according to your requirements. Please ask for more details.
We have contacts with different tablados in Madrid who offer shows all year round. Prices are available for either a drink & a show or a diner & a show. Please contact us for more details.
Las Ventas Bullring Guided Tour
Las Ventas is one of the most impressive buildings in Madrid and with a 23,000-seat capacity, it is the largest arena in Spain. If you’re interested in this deeply-rooted Spanish tradition a guided tour of the bullring will give you the history and legend of bullfighting and an understand of what fighting a bull in the ring is like.
Day Trip to El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen
The town of El Escorial is home to the Monastery San Lorenzo el Real built during the period of King Philip II. The monastery is the Pantheon of the Spanish Kings as well as a Palace, Monastery and Church. The Valley of the Fallen is an impressive memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War.
Golden Triangle of Art
The Golden Triangle of Art is made up of three important art museums that are located close to one another on the Paseo del Prado, in the centre of Madrid, Spain. These include: Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Reina Sofía.
Sightseeing Tour of Madrid
A sightseeing tour of Madrid will offer your group the opportunity to see the city's main attractions. A professional, experienced, English-speaking guide will give an insight into the history and culture of the city and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Madrid Cable Car (Teleferico)
See Madrid from a bird's eye view on the Teleférico. The cable car carries you above the city's parks and a recorded commentary describes the view. Many of the city's famous sights may be seen from the cabins which reach a maximum height of 40 metres.
Real Madrid Football Stadium
Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo, Roberto Carlos, Raul…David Beckham. Discover the emblematic Bernabeu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid Football Club, from the VIP box to the changing rooms, from the pitch to the Trophy Exhibition. The Exhibition of the Best Trophies offers a full tour of the legend of Real Madrid. All the European Cups are on show, as well as the rest of the Club's trophies and the most important matches of its history in a modern audio-visual room.
Royal Botanical Gardens
These gardens, a symbol of the enlightened period of the 18th century, formed part of the urban re-arrangement project in the area of El Pardo undertaken by Carlos III, who inaugurated them in 1781. Just like the nearby Prado Museum, it was designed by Juan de Villanueva, and in the different areas visitors will find trees, flowers and plants from all over the world, as well as exotic species in the greenhouses.
Day Trip to Warner Bros. Movie World
Madrid is now home to Spain’s best theme park, Warner Bros, which brings a real Hollywood flavour to this Spanish city. There are five themed areas to enjoy, adrenaline inducing roller-coasters, a vast array of restaurants, rides and shows for all ages. Get up close and personal with Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry and even Batman
Day trip to Toledo & Aranjuez
Toledo is only an hour from Madrid and is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Spain, surrounded on three sides by the deep gorge of the River Tagus. Highlights include the towering fortress Alcazar and its ring of Gothic and Moorish walls. Include a stop in Aranjuez, the palace which once served as the official spring residence of the Kings and Queens of Spain.
Mercado de San Miguel
The Mercado de San Miguel is located in the heart of Madrid’s city centre, next to the historic Plaza Mayor and is one of Madrid’s oldest and most beautiful markets, with its wrought iron and glass walls. The market is not only beautiful but is also full of food from around the country, making it the ideal place to offer your students a true taste of Spain.
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What You Say
The Bernabeu and the Las Ventas tour were absolutely fantastic and well-loved by our students! Regents Park Community
The flamenco show was a real highlight and I would certainly recommend and do that again. The pupils absolutely loved it!!... I can't tell you how much I sincerely appreciate all your help, advice and the amazing service you gave us. The trip was a complete success. St Thomas of Aquins RC High School
Overall, the trip was excellent. The activities were well-planned and timed; the students really enjoyed their stay and all wish to return to Madrid which was the entire purpose of the trip. Thank you! The Clarendon Academy
No further support could be provided... absolutely everything was taken care of. Carshalton Boys Sports College
Everything that could have been done was done - the service was excellent from both the Tour Consultant and the Tour Planner. St Ambrose High School
The pupils LOVED the theme park, we would definitely do that again.The walking tour was good, we would have preferred to have done this on the first day, however. The flamenco show was excellent, as was the Real Madrid Stadium tour. Buile Hill Visual Arts College
They did everything I could have needed. ITINERARY It all ran like clockwork. King Ecgbert Secondary School