Spanish language school trips to Madrid

Spain’s capital is guaranteed to excite the minds of foreign language students with its variety of attractions and enthralling history making it perfect for a Spanish Language & Culture trip. Explore the many art galleries and museums to gain an in-depth understanding of the country and its history, while being engrossed in the language. Football fans will enjoy a trip to the city's stadium. And students can immerse themselves in the Spanish culture with a flamenco & tapas experience. See your students grow in confidence as they converse with locals and discover authentic Spanish culture on a Language trip to Madrid.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES


Day 1
  • Depart the UK and travel to Madrid
  • Prado Museum
  • Parque del Retiro
  • Evening meal at local restaurant

Day 2
  • Spanish lesson
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Mercado San Miguel
  • Guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Puerta Del Sol
  • Evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3
  • Spanish lesson
  • Bernabeu Stadium
  • Flamenco & tapas evening

Day 4
  • Reina Sofia Museum
  • Depart Madrid and return to UK

Features

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Mediodia

This modern and bright hotel is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, with some of the most important monuments of the city located just a short walk away. All 165 rooms at Hotel Mediodia are en suite.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Cafe
  • Common room

TOC Hostel

There are few better locations than TOC Hostel for your trip to Madrid. Conveniently located in the city's bustling centre, the hostel counts the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor and Gran Vía as its close neighbours.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lounge and snack bar
  • Air conditioned en suite rooms

The Hat

Situated just 100 metres from Plaza Mayor square, The Hat Madrid is a stylish hostel in a fantastic central location that's great for exploring. The hostel offers comfortable dorms with free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace with city views.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sun deck and rooftop lounge

Hotel Mediodia

This modern and bright hotel is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, with some of the most important monuments of the city located just a short walk away. All 165 rooms at Hotel Mediodia are en suite.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Cafe
  • Common room

TOC Hostel

There are few better locations than TOC Hostel for your trip to Madrid. Conveniently located in the city's bustling centre, the hostel counts the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor and Gran Vía as its close neighbours.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lounge and snack bar
  • Air conditioned en suite rooms

The Hat

Situated just 100 metres from Plaza Mayor square, The Hat Madrid is a stylish hostel in a fantastic central location that's great for exploring. The hostel offers comfortable dorms with free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace with city views.

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sun deck and rooftop lounge

Excursions

Prado Museum

With its collection of more than 20,000 drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures, the Prado Museum is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world, and is one of the largest museums in Spain. A must-see for art students, the museum largely displays European art dating from the 12th to early-20th century, and includes works by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Diego Velázquez and more.

Parque del Retiro

Located in the heart of the city, El Retiro Park is a gorgeous green oasis we consider a must-visit when staying in Madrid. Spanning over 125 hectares, the park houses the magnificent Velázquez Palace, now used as an exhibition hall hosting various temporary art exhibitions. 

Spanish Lesson

We’ve got connections with several language schools in the Madrid area, which can tailor your lesson programme according to your requirements. Student groups can learn new vocabulary and then put their learnings to the test in Madrid, enhancing their experience.

Plaza Mayor

Dating back to the 15th century, Madrid’s main central square, the Plaza Mayor, was once the centre of Old Madrid and harbours a long and fruitful history. Since then, it’s been a space for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy – offering ample opportunities for shopping, dining, taking in the local architecture and spending time in the outdoors.

Mercado San Miguel

A mecca for Spanish food lovers, the Mercado San Miguel has been feeding the city’s locals and visitors for more than 100 years, and stands out as one of the world’s main gastronomic markets. Students can experience the aromas and flavours of every corner of Spain in its historical building, as they sample the finest Iberian ham, exquisite cheeses from Castile, and excellent tapas dishes.

Royal Palace of Madrid

The official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is an excursion that’ll will give your students an insight into Spain’s fascinating royal history. The palace is located in the central district of Madrid, close to the spectacular Catedral de Almudena, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol – all attractions worth visiting.

Puerta del Sol

One of the best-known and busiest places in the city, the Puerta del Sol offers students a glimpse of Madrid’s history, with several well-known historical sights within the vicinity. School groups can explore the old Post Office, which now serves as the office for the President of Madrid, view the Charles III of Spain statue, and learn the take of The Bear and the Strawberry Tree – the heraldic symbol of Madrid.

Bernabeu Stadium Tour

Visit the home of Real Madrid FC at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – a stadium considered legendary in the world of football. Students will enjoy walking in the arena which has hosted the European Cup final several times, as they follow the footsteps of football legends such as David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Flamenco & Tapas Evening

It may take years to perfect the dance form of flamenco, the folkloric music tradition of southern Spain, but students can learn the basics with an evening of culture in a welcoming Madrid dance centre. We’ve seen student groups immerse themselves in the spirit of the dance, encouraged by friendly flamenco musicians and their atmospheric guitar accompaniment.

Reina Sofia Museum

A treasure trove of contemporary and modern art, the Reina Sofia Museum showcases famous art collections from the Abstract, Pop and Minimal art movements. Students should look out for Picasso’s acclaimed Guernica painting here, which is regarded as one of the most powerful anti-war artworks ever made.

Mercado del Rastro

We can’t wait to show you the most popular open air flea market in Madrid, where students can practise their language skills and pick up unique souvenirs to commemorate their trip and take home. Held every Sunday and public holiday, the market is located along the Plaza de Cascorro and offers a huge variety of new and second hand items.

Parque De Atracciones

One of the largest amusement parks in Madrid, Parque de Atracciones is a great place to let students spend the whole day or a long afternoon blowing off steam. Located in Casa de Campo, in the city of Madrid, the theme park features five fun-filled zones with a whole host of attractions we know your group will love, including log flumes, water rapids and adrenaline-fuelled rollercoasters.

Parque Warner

Give your students a day of rest from educational tours with a visit to Parque Warner, a theme park that celebrates everything Warner Bros. From DC Comics and their favourite childhood cartoons, to a themed area dedicated to movies, there’s plenty of exciting attractions to entertain your school group.

Bull Ring General Admission

One of the largest bullrings in the world, a visit to Las Ventas will give your students a firsthand glimpse into Spain’s controversial bullfighting culture. Experience the gigantic scale of the arena and explore the bullfighting museum, which also houses a chapel devoted to the patrons of Mexico and Madrid.

Prado Museum

With its collection of more than 20,000 drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures, the Prado Museum is considered one of the greatest art museums in the world, and is one of the largest museums in Spain. A must-see for art students, the museum largely displays European art dating from the 12th to early-20th century, and includes works by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Diego Velázquez and more.

Parque del Retiro

Located in the heart of the city, El Retiro Park is a gorgeous green oasis we consider a must-visit when staying in Madrid. Spanning over 125 hectares, the park houses the magnificent Velázquez Palace, now used as an exhibition hall hosting various temporary art exhibitions. 

Spanish Lesson

We’ve got connections with several language schools in the Madrid area, which can tailor your lesson programme according to your requirements. Student groups can learn new vocabulary and then put their learnings to the test in Madrid, enhancing their experience.

Plaza Mayor

Dating back to the 15th century, Madrid’s main central square, the Plaza Mayor, was once the centre of Old Madrid and harbours a long and fruitful history. Since then, it’s been a space for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy – offering ample opportunities for shopping, dining, taking in the local architecture and spending time in the outdoors.

Mercado San Miguel

A mecca for Spanish food lovers, the Mercado San Miguel has been feeding the city’s locals and visitors for more than 100 years, and stands out as one of the world’s main gastronomic markets. Students can experience the aromas and flavours of every corner of Spain in its historical building, as they sample the finest Iberian ham, exquisite cheeses from Castile, and excellent tapas dishes.

Royal Palace of Madrid

The official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is an excursion that’ll will give your students an insight into Spain’s fascinating royal history. The palace is located in the central district of Madrid, close to the spectacular Catedral de Almudena, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol – all attractions worth visiting.

Puerta del Sol

One of the best-known and busiest places in the city, the Puerta del Sol offers students a glimpse of Madrid’s history, with several well-known historical sights within the vicinity. School groups can explore the old Post Office, which now serves as the office for the President of Madrid, view the Charles III of Spain statue, and learn the take of The Bear and the Strawberry Tree – the heraldic symbol of Madrid.

Bernabeu Stadium Tour

Visit the home of Real Madrid FC at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – a stadium considered legendary in the world of football. Students will enjoy walking in the arena which has hosted the European Cup final several times, as they follow the footsteps of football legends such as David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Flamenco & Tapas Evening

It may take years to perfect the dance form of flamenco, the folkloric music tradition of southern Spain, but students can learn the basics with an evening of culture in a welcoming Madrid dance centre. We’ve seen student groups immerse themselves in the spirit of the dance, encouraged by friendly flamenco musicians and their atmospheric guitar accompaniment.

Reina Sofia Museum

A treasure trove of contemporary and modern art, the Reina Sofia Museum showcases famous art collections from the Abstract, Pop and Minimal art movements. Students should look out for Picasso’s acclaimed Guernica painting here, which is regarded as one of the most powerful anti-war artworks ever made.

Mercado del Rastro

We can’t wait to show you the most popular open air flea market in Madrid, where students can practise their language skills and pick up unique souvenirs to commemorate their trip and take home. Held every Sunday and public holiday, the market is located along the Plaza de Cascorro and offers a huge variety of new and second hand items.

Parque De Atracciones

One of the largest amusement parks in Madrid, Parque de Atracciones is a great place to let students spend the whole day or a long afternoon blowing off steam. Located in Casa de Campo, in the city of Madrid, the theme park features five fun-filled zones with a whole host of attractions we know your group will love, including log flumes, water rapids and adrenaline-fuelled rollercoasters.

Parque Warner

Give your students a day of rest from educational tours with a visit to Parque Warner, a theme park that celebrates everything Warner Bros. From DC Comics and their favourite childhood cartoons, to a themed area dedicated to movies, there’s plenty of exciting attractions to entertain your school group.

Bull Ring General Admission

One of the largest bullrings in the world, a visit to Las Ventas will give your students a firsthand glimpse into Spain’s controversial bullfighting culture. Experience the gigantic scale of the arena and explore the bullfighting museum, which also houses a chapel devoted to the patrons of Mexico and Madrid.

Trip details

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

  • Return travel by air (air packages include overseas airport transfer. Coach to UK airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by air
  • Half-board accommodation
  • Excursions
  • 24-hour emergency service support
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Lunches 
  • Meals en-route. While travelling to and from your destination you need to consider meals. These are not included in the package prices
  • Air passenger duty. Any paying passengers over the age of 16 at time of travel will be charged a small tax fee
  • Tourist tax 
  • Damage deposit

Prices are subject to change based on intended dates of travel and final numbers, the Equity team are here to offer you advice and guidance from start to finish, ensuring your school trip runs smoothly and is a great success.

Travel by: Air

Nearest airport: Madrid Airport (MAD)

Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes

Best times to travel: Year round

Suggested tour length: 4 days, 3 nights