During this 7-day Spanish cultural trip, students with have the chance to explore Spain’s rich history and traditions, political movements, unique architecture, arts, foods.
Featuring a day trip exploring the Costa Brava, this trip allows students to enrich their knowledge and gain an appreciation of a culture different from their own. With experiential learning activities including cooking classes and flamenco lessons, students can live life a local all the way from the bustling capital, Madrid, to the vibrated city of Barcelona.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Welcome to Madrid
Start your trip arriving at Madrid airport where you’ll then transfer to the hotel using public transport. On the way The Learning Adventure guide will provide some general knowledge about the area, as well as trip rules and safety guidelines. Then check in to the hotel.
Spend your first evening in Spain enjoying a tasty welcome dinner and trip briefing near the hotel.
Day 2: Spanish cooking class
In the morning get ready to take a Civil-war themed city tour to see the Plaza mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de los Cibeles among other sights and learn about their history.
In the afternoon you’ll need to put your chef hat on as you take a Spanish cooking class to learn how to make some of Spain’s most famous dishes, such as Paella or Churros. Enjoy your delicious creations for dinner!
After a busy day exploring the history and food of Spain, go and see a play at the Teatro Español.
Day 3: Visit an ancient bullring
Start the day with a big breakfast in preparation for today’s activities. Get on your dancing shoes as you immerse yourself in a flamenco class. Learn about the history of this famous dancing style and you pick up some steps from a professional.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to a bullring where you’ll learn about Spain’s long-standing bullfighting tradition – but don’t worry, you won’t be watching a bullfight!
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into some traditional Spanish Tapas for dinner.Read More
Day 4: Day trip to El Escorial UNESCO site
Today you’ll take a day trip to the beautiful El Escorial UNESCO site and historical residence of the King of Spain, the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. As well as seeing this impressive structure, go on a tour of the nearby Valle de los Caídos, where Franco was buried. After that take another tour, this time of the palace, and learn about controversy surrounding Franco.
In the evening, after dinner, go to the Reina Sofía to see Picasso’s fascinating piece, Guernica.
Day 5: Walking tour of the city of Barcelona
Time to travel to Barcelona! When you arrive, admire the lush, unusual indoor forest at Atocha station. Next, check in to your accommodation.
Spend your afternoon on a walking tour of the city, known for its art and architecture. Take in the modernist architecture, including the magnificent Sagrada Familia and colorful, Park Guell.
In the evening, watch a rooftop night light show at Gaudi’s Pedrera modernist building.
Day 6: Boat trip along the Costa Brava
On your second morning in Barcelona, go on a scenic boat trip along the Costa Brava in a glass-bottomed catamaran admiring the coast and its mountainous backdrop.
Next, listen to an interesting and insightful talk from a journalist or CUP member on the social and political Catalan separatist movement.
After a full day of learning and adventures, enjoy some Spanish cuisine and try one of Barcelona’s traditional dishes.
Day 7: Adiós España
Finally, your Spanish cultural experience has come to an end, transfer to the airport for a flight home. Take with you everything you’ve learnt on your trip.