Enrichment & Reward School Trip to Madrid

Madrid is a truly cultural city and has developed immensely over the last 10 years. A beautifully elegant city which is easy to explore with many opportunities to soak up the rich culture and history, and not forgetting the nearby Warner Brothers Theme Park for a rewarding day out.

Itinerary

4 day trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Daytime flight. Meet your local representative and transfer to your accommodation, where you will have assisted check-in. Take part in our exclusive 'Treasure Hunt' in the city centre to get to know the city a little better. Evening meal at local restaurant and free time to explore

Tour Day 2

Morning
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city highlights
Afternoon
Take a guided tour of the popular Las Ventas Bullring
Evening
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Tour Day 3

Morning
Visit the impressive El Prado Museum
Afternoon
Take part in a Flamenco Lesson at the renowned Casa Patas, before spending some free time exploring the city
Evening
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Tour Day 4

Morning
Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK

5 day trip

Tour Day 1

Morning
Daytime flight. Meet your local representative and transfer to your accommodation, where you will have assisted check-in. Take part in our exclusive 'Treasure Hunt' in the city centre to get to know the city a little better. Evening meal at local restaurant and free time to explore.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city highlights
Afternoon
Take a guided tour of the popular Las Ventas Bullring
Evening
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Tour Day 3

Morning
A full day coach excursion to El Escorial (with entry) and Segovia including entry to the Royal Palace and gardens
Evening
Evening meal in local restaurant

Tour Day 4

Morning
Visit the impressive El Prado Museum
Afternoon
Take part in a Flamenco Lesson at the renowned Casa Patas, before spending some free time exploring the city
Evening
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Tour Day 5

Morning
Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK

Accommodation

Mediodia Hotel

This 2* hotel is ideally located for art groups within the Golden Triangle of Art. Its close to the 3 major art galleries of the city and is also close to a metro stop.

Marlasca Hostel

This is a small youth hostel which is popular due to its central location in Puerto del Sol, half way between the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum. All rooms are ensuite and evening meals are served in a nearby restaurant.

Principe Pio Hotel

Hotel Principe Pio is a 3* hotel located in the heart of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace. All rooms have great facilities including air conditioning and wifi. 

 

Study Visits

Guided tour of Madrid

Although a big city, Madrid centre is very compact and a large number of the attractions are easily reachable on foot. A guided walking tour is the perfect introduction to the city, giving you the opportunity to get your bearings around the city and to see all the major sights and landmarks.

Bernabeu Stadium

The Bernabeu Tour is one of the city's main tourist attractions, The home of Real Madrid is always a popular visit with students. This is a great opportunity to get up close with a guided tour of the trophy room, panoramic view of the stadium, the tunnel and the changing rooms.

Las Ventas Bullring

On your  Las Ventas tour you will discover a place which is emblematic of the heart and soul of bullfighting, where the world’s finest matadors present their artistry and skill. Your excellent guides take you around the key parts of the bullring, putting into context the three protagonists of this magnificent spectacle: the audience, the bullfighter and the bull. 

Warner Brothers Park

This is one of Europe’s top theme parks. It’s divided into 5 themed areas. Hollywood Boulevard, Warner Brothers Studios, DC Superheroes World, Far West and Cartoon Village.  Besides revealing the secrets behind the best special effects in film, the Movie World Studios area also offers incredible live shows and activities including 36 rides.

Flamenco Show

An ideal way to spend an evening is taking your students to a flamenco show. Villa Rosa is a tavern-restaurant and flamenco performance space located in the center of Madrid. It is considered an exemplar of excellence in the World of Flamenco.  This unique establishment successfully combines quality gastronomy prepared according to traditional Spanish recipes with a varied program of live Flamenco shows of the highest quality.

Groups can choose to add on a meal before the show and we recommend this as a superb last evening experience in Madrid.

Palacio Real

Madrid’s royal palace and largest building, it’s also the largest royal palace in Western Europe. The palace contains furniture, tapestries, paintings and ceramics as well as other important works of art and frescos by Tiépolo.  Velázquez, Goya, Giordano and Mengs are all represented here amongst the dozens of valuable tapestries and paintings. The palace gardens, called the Campo del Moro, are also open to visitors.

Casa de Campo

This is a large urban park in the west of the city. Within its 1700 hectares there’s lots of green spaces, a lake, the zoo, an amusement park and the cable car finishes here.

Madrid Zoo Aquarium

Located in the centre of the city at Casa de Campo this is one of the few zoos around the world that houses giant pandas. The aquarium specialises in tropical marine life and there’s also a dolphinarium which hosts regular shows.

Parque de Atracciones

This theme park is easily accessible in the centre of the city at Casa de Campo. It has 6 major adventure zones and has a wide range of exciting rides and roller coasters. Its open daily from mid April through to mid September.

Teléferico Cable Car

This cable car ride gives you a great birds eye view of the city. It takes you from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales near the Parc des Atracciones and you’ll finish at the Casa de Campo.

Royal Descalzas Monastery

This monastery is now a well visited national monument and houses just a few nuns.  

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

  • Museum del Prado
  • Reina Sofia Galleria
  • Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum
  • Sorolla Museum
  • Cerralbo Museum
  • National Museum of Decorative Arts

Toledo Day Coach Excursion

One of the Spanish cities with the greatest culture and wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues, which have led to the area being declared a World Heritage Site. A beautiful city and highly recommended with or without a full day guide.

El Escorial & Segova Full Day Excursion

One of the most visited landmarks i Spain and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, El Escorial is the official residence of Spain’s royal family, this 3,000 room palace is truly awe-inspiring. Highlights of this majestic palace include some sculptures of commissioned by Velazquez and the extravagantly ornate private apartments of Charles III.

Segova is also a World Heritage Site and is most famous for the amazing Roman  aqueduct. The Jewish quarter is also of interest and students love the Disney like castle & gardens.

Cultural Visits

Guided tour of Madrid

Although a big city, Madrid centre is very compact and a large number of the attractions are easily reachable on foot. A guided walking tour is the perfect introduction to the city, giving you the opportunity to get your bearings around the city and to see all the major sights and landmarks.

City Centre Treasure Hunt

A great way for your students to some free time whilst exploring the beautifully elegant city centre. Our exclusive, free 90 minute Treasure Hunt through the centre encourages groups to interact with the streets, take photos and have fun together.

Bernabeu Stadium

The Bernabeu Tour is one of the city's main tourist attractions, the home of Real Madrid is always a popular visit with students. This is a great opportunity to get up close with a guided tour of the trophy room, panoramic view of the stadium, the tunnel and the changing rooms.

Las Ventas Bullring

On your  Las Ventas tour you will discover a place which is emblematic of the heart and soul of bullfighting, where the world’s finest matadors present their artistry and skill. Your excellent guides take you around the key parts of the bullring, putting into context the three protagonists of this magnificent spectacle: the audience, the bullfighter and the bull. 

Warner Brothers Park

This is one of Europe’s top theme parks. It’s divided into 5 themed areas. Hollywood Boulevard, Warner Brothers Studios, DC Superheroes World, Far West and Cartoon Village.  Besides revealing the secrets behind the best special effects in film, the Movie World Studios area also offers incredible live shows and activities including 36 rides.

Flamenco Show

An ideal way to spend an evening is taking your students to a flamenco show. Villa Rosa is a tavern-restaurant and flamenco performance space located in the center of Madrid. It is considered an exemplar of excellence in the World of Flamenco. This unique establishment successfully combines quality gastronomyprepared according to traditional Spanish recipes with a varied program of live Flamenco shows of the highest quality.

Groups can choose to add on a meal before the show and we recommend this as a superb last evening experience in Madrid.

Palacio Real

Madrid’s royal palace and largest building, it’s also the largest royal palace in Western Europe. The palace contains furniture, tapestries, paintings and ceramics as well as other important works of art and frescos by Tiépolo.  Velázquez, Goya, Giordano and Mengs are all represented here amongst the dozens of valuable tapestries and paintings. The palace gardens, called the Campo del Moro, are also open to visitors.

Casa de Campo

This is a large urban park in the west of the city. Within its 1700hectares there’s lots of green spaces, a lake, the zoo, an amusement park and the cable car finishes here.

Madrid Zoo Aquarium

Located in the centre of the city at Casa de Campo this is one of the few zoos around the world that houses giant pandas. The aquarium specialises in tropical marine life and there’s also a dolphinarium which hosts regular shows.

Parque de Atracciones

This theme park is easily accessible in the centre of the city at Casa de Campo. It has 6 major adventure zones and has a wide range of exciting rides and roller coasters. Its open daily from mid April through to mid September.

Teléferico Cable Car

This cable car ride gives you a great birds eye view of the city. It takes you from the Paseo del Pintor Rosales near the Parc des Atracciones and you’ll finish at the Casa de Campo.

Royal Descalzas Monastery

This monastery is now a well visited national monument and houses just a few nuns.  

ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

  • Museum del Prado
  • Reina Sofia Galleria
  • Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum
  • Sorolla Museum
  • Cerralbo Museum
  • National Museum of Decorative Arts

Toledo Day Coach Excursion

One of the Spanish cities with the greatest culture and wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues., which haveled to the area being declared a World Heritage Site. A beautiful city and highly recomended with or without a full day guide.

El Escorial & Segova Full Day Excursion

One of the most visited landmarks i Spain and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, El Escorial is the official residence of Spain’s royal family, this 3,000 room palace is truly awe-inspiring. Highlights of this majestic palace include some sculptures of commissioned by Velazquez and the extravagantly ornate private apartments of Charles III.

Segova is also a World Heritage Site and is most famous for the amazing Roman  aqueduct,The Jewish quarter is also of interst and studnets love the Disneylike castle & gardens.

 

Maitland Simpson - amazing standard of service. Her knowledge of street art was exceptional, she was very professional and incredibly engaging. The pupils were in awe! Truly the highlight of the trip.
St James School, London


Nici's Expert Tip

If you are in Madrid on Sunday the El Rastro Flea Market is a must for language students. A great way to practise their language skills in a typically Spanish environment. 

Top tip from Nici, our Specialist Modern Foreign Languages Expert