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Duration: 12 Days
Base Price: 3264 CAD
Air transportation and insurance quote upon request

Spanish Language And Cultural Experience

Take your school group for a fascinating Spanish language and cultural experience.

Students will be individually assessed and receive language lessons at an accredited language school in Madrid.  Class sizes are small and students will have an excellent opporuntity to develop their language skills then practice what they have learned while on tour in Spain. 

When not in class, students and staff will be escorted to some of the most important historical and cultural sites in Spain.  When classes are finished, the tour will leave Madrid and give students a chance to see Spain outside of the major cities.

This itinerary is fully customizable.  Please contact our educational group tour specialists to discuss how we can meet YOUR educational objectives.  As the tour is designed for the spring break period, the earlier you book - the better as space will be limited.


Inclusions
Exclusions

  • 10 nights accommodation in tourist class, 3 star hotels based on triple bedded rooms with private facilities
  • breakfast and dinner daily
  • your leader throughout
  • private luxury coach for all transfers according to the itinerary
  • languages course (morning session 4X and 1 meeting) at languages school in Madrid
  • local guides for half day tours in: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada
  • entrance fees: Almundena Cathedral, Prado, Mezquita, Real Alcazar, Alhambra
  • one mid-priced ticket for a classical music performance
  • Flamenco show
  • 2 free chaperones based on triple rooms (other ratios can be arranged depending upon group numbers

  • air transportation to and from your departure city
  • meals not specified in the itinerary
  • drinks with meals
  • insurance (recommended - ask us for a very competitive quote!)
  • items of a personal nature
  • items not specified in the itinerary
  • tipping
  • Itinerary

    Day 1,  Overnight Flight

    Depart Canada.  Overnight flight to Spain. Arriving in Madrid the next day.        

     

    Day 2,  Madrid

    In the morning arrival in Madrid, the former capital of the Habsburg Empire, Relax and refresh at the hotel before joining your tour escort on a walk around the city to gather your first impressions of this impressive city. First meeting at the language school.

    Typical welcome dinner in at Spanish restaurant. Overnight in Madrid.

     

    Day 3,  Madrid

    After breakfast, attend the morning  language class.

    In the afternoon meet the local guide for a half day city tour. See the monumental neoclassical structures like the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala arch. Visit the Plaza Mayor, where lively outdoor cafes and tabernas are filled with vivacious locals known as Madrilenos.

    Walk along the Gran Via which forms a division between the old and the new section of the city. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants serving local specialties.

    Overnight in Madrid.

     

    Day 4,  Madrid

    After breakfast, attend morning language course.

    Afternoon visit the Almudena Cathedral which was consecrated by Pope John Paul II. The Arab Wall once stood as protection in the 8th century.

    Continue the tour with a visit the Fuente de Neptuno, Neptune's Fountain in Madrid's "golden triangle of art", where three museums - the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum - housing masterpieces from great artists such as, Goya, Dali, and Picasso are located. You will visit the Prado. After dinner at a local restaurant enjoy a Classical music performance at one of the music halls or churches. Overnight Madrid.

     

    Day 5  Madrid

    After breakfast, attend morning language course.

    Afternoon depart for the city of Toledo, long known as the spiritual and intellectual capital of Spain. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour with a local guide. The famous castles of Castilla are found here: Maqueda, Guadamur, Oropesa, to name a few. Toledo became the hub of art and culture and home to three major religions - Christianity, Islam and Judaism - which successfully co-existed. Dinner in  Toledo. Return to Madrid for overnight.

     

    Day 6 Madrid

    After breakfast attend morning language course.

    Afternoon free time for shopping or visit one of the museums.  

    Overnight Madrid.

     

    Day 7  Sevilla

    Early morning departure to Sevilla. Along the way you will make a stop in Cordoba. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cordoba. You will see the representation of the three faiths of Cordoba: Islamic faith with the outstanding Mezquita (mosque), Christian faith with its cathedral strangely incorporated into the mosque, and the Jewish faith with its synagogue!

    Continue to Sevilla for  dinner and overnight.  Optional bullfight.

     

    Day 8  Sevilla

    This morning guided city tour of Seville including a visit of the Real Alcazar of Seville.  This palace is the result of several phases of construction. You will also see the Cathedral of Seville, the third largest in Europe (closed on Sunday mornings, so no inside visit). The exterior is massive. Afternoon enjoy free time for leisure. You may want to go shopping or maybe visit the Chapel Royal, the Fine Arts museum or the Giralda. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Seville.

     

    Day 9 Granada

    After breakfast continue your journey and travel to Granada. Granada has everything, prestigious and exceedingly beautiful Moorish buildings, luminous skies and a luxuriantly green setting, over which the city looks out to snow-capped Sierra Nevada on the horizon.

    In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of this city, see the main sights such as the Cathedral, Alhambra and much more. Dinner and overnight in Granada.

     

    Day 10 Granada

    Start the day with a guided visit of the famous Alhambra. The beautiful Calat Alhambra (Red Castle) must be one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built.  It stands at the top of a wooded hill commanding views of the town, the bleak Sacromonte Heights, nearby hillsides and gardens.

    In the evening enjoy a typical Flamenco it derived from gypsy and Arab sources and it is a befitting expression of the Andalusia soul.

    Overnight in Granada.

     

    Day 11 Madrid

    Full day in the coach back to Madrid. On the way you will make several stops.

    Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Madrid.

     

    Day 12,  Return Flight

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight.

    Note: unexpected circumstances may cause changes to the events outlined in the itinerary.