Spanish Language School Trip to Madrid

GCSE and A level Spanish language students can practice their Spanish in a structured workshop environment then test their skills in real-life situations in the shops or on excursions. Madrid is a really compact city with all the major visits close by and easily accessible, so you’ll be amazed at how much you can fit in, in a short space of time. 


Tour Day 1

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation. Evening meal in a local restaurant and free time to explore

Tour Day 2

Orientate yourselves around the city with a guided walking tour
Take a Teleferico cable car ride followed by free time at Casa de Campo
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Tour Day 3

Visit the world famous Prado Museum
Take a guided tour of Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium
Evening meal at a local restaurant

Tour Day 4

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK

Curricular Links

A WST tour to Madrid will support the study of elements of the following exam board specifications:




3.2.1 Listening: understand and respond to spoken language

3.2.2 Speaking: communicate and interact in speech

3.2.3 Reading: understand and respond to written language

3.3 Grammar



3.2. Political and Artistic Culture

3.2.1 Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

3.3 Grammar




Paper 1 – Listening and understanding in Spanish

Paper 2 – Speaking in Spanish (esp. Task 1 – Role Play)

Paper 3 – Reading and understanding in Spanish



Theme 1 La evolución de la sociedad Española (esp El impacto turístico en España)

Theme 2: La cultura política y artística en el mundo hispanohablante




2.1 Listening: understand and respond to different types of spoken language

2.2 Speaking: communicate and interact effectively in speech

2.3 Reading: understand and respond to different types of written language

Study Visits

E3 Trails

We are delighted to have teamed up with E3 Trails, the UK’s premier educational trail writer, to offer an interactive activity for Spanish language students. An E3 Trail is a journey of discovery which empowers students to engage in an enjoyable learning adventure whilst visiting the chosen location. Typically taking two-three hours, a Trail is a self-guided walk around many iconic sights of the location of your choice, punctuated with a wide variety of interesting tasks and challenges which your students complete in their teams. The addition of an E3 Trail to your school travel itinerary will make your time abroad a truly memorable and rewarding experience.

Language Workshops

Students will take part in listening and speaking sessions based around your key topics. They are ideal for preparation and practise in the morning before going out and about in the afternoon to try out their new range of vocabulary. 

Guided tour of Madrid

A guided tour on foot or by coach 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. Highlights include the Royal Palace, Gran Via, La Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Parque del Retiro. If you want to work on your students’ language skills we can request the tour to be delivered in Spanish.

Bernabeu Stadium

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. You can encourage your students by taking the tour in Spanish.

El Rastro

El Rastro is the most popular open air market in Spain. It is held every Sunday. This is a great opportunity for your students to practise their shopping vocabulary.

Flamenco Lessons

A traditional flamenco lesson is a great way for your students to throw away their inhibitions and improve their language skills whilst having fun.

Las Ventas Bullring

A guided tour of this bullring gives you a real piece of Spanish heritage and culture. 

City Centre Treasure Hunt 

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

Cooking Classes 

Students will have a great time, and a chance to practice their Spanish enjoying cooking classes in the Apetit’Oh! Cooking School. A professional chef will show and teach you how to cook the most renowned Spanish dishes such as the Gazpacho, Paella, or the sweet almond Santiago cake.

Work and learn the Spanish gastronomy and the language related food language in two options: Spanish Menu or Tapas Menu.

Market of San Miguel

This covered market is one of the most popular in Madrid. Located in the centre of Madrid, it's walking distance from Plaza Mayor. It's known as a gourmet tapas market specialising in freshly prepared tapas, hams, bread and baked goods.

Cultural Visits

Tourist Bus - Exclusive visits to discover the city

We have planned a Madrid Bus Tour for your group with the official tourist bus. It is an exclusive excursion of 2h exploring the city by bus and you will discover the history of Madrid through an audio guide system and all the city’s highlights.

Casa de Campo 

This is a large urban park in the west of the city. Within its 1,700 hectares there’s lots of green spaces, a lake, the zoo, an amusement park and the cable car finishes here.

Museum del Prado

This world famous gallery features one of the world’s finest collections of European art from 12th to 19th Centuries. It is based around the former  Spanish Royal collection and boasts the best single collection of Spanish art.

Palacio Real

Madrid’s royal palace and largest building, it’s also the largest royal palace in Western Europe. The palace gardens, called the Campo del Moro, are also open to visitors.

Flamenco Show

An ideal way to spend an evening is taking your students to a flamenco show. You can also add on a meal before the show.

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.

Reina Sofia Galleria

This is Spain’s national museum of 20th Century art, mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights include collections from Picasso and Dali and work from Joan Miro, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Serrano and Julio Gonzáles. It’s best known piece is Picasso’s Guernica. 

Thyssen- Bornemisza Museum

This was once one of the largest private collections in the world. With the Prado and the Reina Sofia it’s part of the "Golden Triangle of Art”.

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.

Warner Brothers Park

This is one of Europe’s top theme parks. It’s divided into 5 major areas; Hollywood Boulevard, Warner Brothers Studios, DC Superheroes World, Far West and Cartoon Village. There are over 36 rides throughout the park along with daily shows and parades.

Outside Madrid 

If you’re looking to get our of the city for a day there are some great opportunities close by where you kind discover more about the culture, heritage and history of Spain. You could take a coach trip to Avila, Es Escorial, Segovia or Toledo, which are all UNESCO world heritage sites.


A new sensory experience! Unleash your imagination and come to this awesome sensory exhibition in Madrid. Ikono is for all ages and provides a unique experience inviting you to bring your own artist through photography and feel an immersive atmosphere you will never forget!

Faro de Moncloa – Moncloa’s Lighthouse 

The greatest lookout tower of Madrid. This is the best viewpoint in Madrid to recognize the skyline of the city: the Royal Palace, the Almudena Catehdral, the four towers, the Telefonica building and even the Guadarrama mountains. The big tower of 110m height was built on 1992 when Madrid was designed European Capital of Culture.

Park Retiro

Park Retiro is one the largest city parks in Madrid It offers cultural, leisure, and sport activities to all visitors. A highlight is the huge lake where you'll see people rowing. You can also visit Velázquez Palace and the Glass Palace (Crystal Palace), a romantic pavilion, which houses exotic plants.