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Duration: 11 Days
Base Price: 2797 CAD
Air transportation and insurance quote available upon request.

Language School In Madrid

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

  • ground transportation as outlined in the itinerary
  • two complimentary chaperones
  • accommodation in 3* hotels based on triple occupancy
  • meals and drinks as specified in the itinerary
  • services of a bilingual professional tour guide
  • classroom resource support
  • all admissions to sites as outlined in the itinerary
  • all taxes and service charges for land component
  • air transportation from city of departure
  • meals not specified in the itinerary
  • site admissions not specified in the itinerary
  • trip cancellation and health insurance (highly recommended - we can provide a very competitive quote upon request)
  • tipping
  • items of a personal nature
  • Itinerary

    Day One

    ••••• Arrival at Madrid airport.

    Drive to the hotel in Madrid.

    Madrid, Spain's capital, is a cosmopolitan city. Its position as a centre for

    economics, finance, administration and services combines the most modern

    infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic heritage, the legacy of

    centuries of fascinating history.

     

    ••••• Lunch on your own.

     

    16.00 Meet with the local guide for a walking tour. Discover well known sights, famous

    squares such as Plaza de Oriente, Mayor, de la Villa, Puerta del Sol and

    continue to Madrid's Royal Palace. Built in the 18th century on the site of an

    ancient alcassar (Arab-fortress) following the classical Italian baroque style, it is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe. On the outside, its surroundings enhance the grandeur of the building, while in the inside rich tapestries, exquisite china pieces, clocks, etc. can be admired in every chamber.

     

    ••••• Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Two

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    09.30 Meet at the meeting point.

     

    10.00 SPANISH CLASSES. Lunch on your own.

     

    15.00 Meeting with the bus. Depart on excursion to SEGOVIA. The old quarter of the

    city, along with its Roman aqueduct, are World Heritage Sites, lies on high

    ground between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers.

     

    16.30 Meet with the local guide for a walking tour. During the tour you will visit the

    Roman Aqueduct, Picos House and its façade, which is covered entirely by

    granite blocks carved into pyramid-shaped reliefs, the last Gothic Cathedral built

    in Spain and The Alcazar of Segovia, fortress that probably dates back to

    Roman times, although the first documented record is from the 12th century. It

    served as a residence for Alfonso VIII and this was the place where the Catholic

    Isabella was proclaimed Queen of Castile.

     

    ••••• Return to Madrid. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Three

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    10.00 SPANISH CLASSES. Lunch on your own.

     

    15.00 Meeting with the bus. Depart on excursion to EL ESCORIAL. The Royal

    Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was built by King Philip II to house the

    remains of his parents. The austere Renaissance complex combines palace and

    monastery, and features a wonderful collection of art. The Valley of the Fallen,

    at 10 km from the monastery, is a vast basilica built to remember the dead of

    Spanish´s Civil War into the side of a mountain and topped by gigantic granite

    cross.

     

    16.00 Meet with the local guide. Visit El Escorial Monastery & Valle de los Caidos.

     

    ••••• Return to Madrid. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Four

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    10.00 SPANISH CLASSES. Lunch on your own.

     

    15.30 Visit the Prado Museum. This is Spain’s most visited museum, and one of the world’s finest art galleries. The Prado Museum is, without a doubt, the big star of the “Paseo del Arte” (Art Avenue) in Madrid. It is in a privileged central location, surrounded by trees and monuments. It is internationally famous, mainly on account of its enviable collection of paintings. The enormous value of the paintings here has, to a certain extent, eclipsed the works of sculpture, drawing, prints and decorative arts also to be found in the collection.

     

    Nevertheless, with the numerous great masters to be seen on display, it is no surprise

    that other items are left in the background.

     

    18.00 Visit the Reina Sofia. The museum is located in the old General Hospital built by architect Sabatini under order of Charles III of Spain. It is home to one of the world's most highly esteemed permanent collections. The permanent collection is located on the second floor, divided up into rooms dedicated to Nonell, Anglada Camarasa, Iturrino, Zuloaga, Solana and María Blanchard, amongst other Spanish painters of the beginning of the 20th century; the Cubist movement, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, and a room devoted to "Ideas" (Propuestas), as its epigraph reads.

     

    The latest trends by the most novel artists are presented at the so-called "Espacio UNO", which occupies the ground floor of the main building. Picasso's "Guernica" is amongst the most significant works to be seen here.

     

    21.00 Tapas Dinner in a Restaurant.

     

    ••••• Overnight at the hotel

     

    Day Five

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    10.00 SPANISH CLASSES. Lunch on your own.

     

    15.00 Meeting with the bus. Depart on excursion to TOLEDO. Meeting point of cultures and the capital of an Empire. For centuries, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived

    side by side in this town. The city is an example of mutual respect and has

    conserved the rich legacy inherited from the different cultures that gave it such

    character and majesty.

     

    16.00 Meet with the local guide. Visit the amazing 13thcentury Cathedral, The Burial of

    the Count of Orgaz painting by “El Greco” in the church of Sto. Tome’s Church

    and Sta. María la Blanca Synagogue.

     

    •••• Return to Madrid. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Six

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    09.00 Meet with the coach and drive to CÓRDOBA. The town has over 2,000 years of

    history which have given rise to a broad and valuable historical, cultural and

    monumental legacy. Today, many remains and monuments are evidence of that

    splendid past..

     

    ••••• Lunch on your own.

     

    16.00 Meet with the local guide for a walking tour. Visit the Great Mosque that lies in

    the historic heart of the city, and is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim

    art in the whole of Spain and The Jewish quarter, it is a complex network of little

    streets with a typical Andalusian flavour where you can easily get lost.

     

    ••••• Drive to SEVILLA. The city of Seville is universally known. In it, art, culture,

    tradition and tourism come together to make it one of the most attractive places

    in Spain.

    Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Seven

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    11.35 Meet with the local guide at the hotel lobby. Travel by coach to the Plaza de America and Plaza de España by the Maria Luisa Gardens to discover the architecture of 1929 in Seville, when the Iberoamerican Exhibition took place in the capital of Andalucia. Start the walking tour through the narrow streets and tiny squares of the Santa Cruz quarter, Seville's historic Jewish district. Continue to the city center where you will visit the Alcazar Royal Palace, a fantastic example of the Moorish style with gorgeous tile mosaics, shady courtyards and Moorish and Renaissance gardens and finish the visit at the Gothic Cathedral with its Giralda, a minaret transformed into a Christian bell tower.

    ••••• Lunch on your own.

     

    17.00 Visit The Real Maestranza bullring and Museo Taurino. La Maestranza is one of the

    most emblematic buildings in Seville. One of its most unique features is the slightly oval

    shape of the ring. The front rows of seats, originally made of stone, were replaced with

    brick ones in 1914, although the earlier ones remain underneath. In the museum you can

    earn more about the world of bullfighting through an exhibition of costumes, photographs and paintings.

     

    19.00 Dinner at the hotel.

     

    22.00 Enjoy in a Disco Boat. Board close to Torre del Oro and sail under Sevillas bridges dancing and having fun. A soft drink is included.

    ••••• Return transfer to the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Eight

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    ••••• Meet with your luggage at the hotel lobby and drive to GRANADA. At the foot of Sierra Nevada, between the Darro and Genil rivers, lies one of the most

    interesting cities in Andalusia. Because it was the last city reconquered by the

    Catholic Monarchs in 1492, Granada has an unmistakable Arab flavour.

     

    16.00 Visit the Royal Chapel. Situated inside the cathedral, it was constructed in

    Gothic style. In it can be seen the tombs of the Catholic monarchs and those of

    their daughter, Juana, and her husband, Felipe el Hermoso.

     

    17.00 Shopping time in Alcaiceria Quarter. The streets of the Alcaicería and Zacatín,

    and the adjacent alleyways, make up the old Arabic and Jewish quarters of

    Granada. This is a perfect place to go if you want to buy typical gifts and

    souvenirs.

    ••••• Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Nine

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

     

    10.00 Meet with the local guide for a walking visit of the impressive monumental site of

    the ALHAMBRA & GENERALIFE. The Alhambra was once home to the Al-

    Andalus Sultans and today it is Spain’s most visited monument. Everything in the

    Alhambra was designed to reach perfection: from the ancient Alcázar”, or

    military fortress, to the Royal Nasrid Palaces, decorated in plaster and tile work,

    with inscriptions from the Koran that evoke the notion of Heaven on Earth. The

    famous Patio de los Leones (Lions’ Patio) or the Cámara de la Sultana

    (Sultana’s Chamber) are examples of this poetic architecture that feeds the

    imagination. Next to the Palaces, on the slopes of the “Cerro del Sol” (Hill of the

    Sun) you will find the Generalife. The site is surrounded by intimate gardens that

    provide a sense of peace and calm.

     

    ••••• Coach will drive you back to the city center to have lunch on your own.

     

    ••••• Walking through Albaycin Neighbourhood. Narrow and steep streets are filled with cármenes (traditional villas with

    gardens), old mosques on top of which churches have been erected (San Salvador, San Bartolomé and San José), and little squares like San Nicolás and San Cristóbal. Both these spots enjoy great views over the Alhambra and the peaks of Sierra Nevada.

     

    19.00 Dinner at the hotel.

     

    21.00 Meet at hotel lobby and depart to follow a short Sevillanas course and enjoy a Flamenco Show with a soft drink included.

    ••••• Return transfer to the hotel.

     

    Day Ten

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

    08.00 Meet with your luggage at the hotel lobby and drive to UBEDA & BAEZA.

     

    Their impressive historical patrimony was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. Both cities, separated by an eight-kilometre distance,

    constitute the only two examples of what was once the splendour of the Spanish Renaissance of the XVIth and XVIIth centuries. The cultural wealth of their streets and plazas, replete of churches, palaces and stately buildings that were once home to nobles, will leave an impression on you, that will also be captivated by the beauty of the

    surrounding landscape, full of green olive trees in inland Andalusia.

     

    10.00 Meet with the local guide. Visit Ubeda and its most representative samples of

    the Renaissance as the sacred el Salvador Chapel, the Santa María de los

    Reales Alcázares Church or the las Cadenas Palace. Travel to Baeza for visiting

    its most valuable jewels that are located around the Cathedral, markedly

    plateresque, a unique artistic variety in Europe and the façades of the

    Jabalquinto Palace and the San Felipe Neri Seminary.

    ••••• Drive to Madrid hotel.

     

    21.00 Farewell Paella Dinner in a Restaurant.

    ••••• Return by public transportation to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

     

    Day Eleven

    ••••• Breakfast at the hotel.

    ••••• Meet with your luggage at hotel lobby and drive to Madrid Airport

    ••••• Depart on flight to Canada (or USA)