The perfect choice for Modern Foreign Language tours and Art tours, Spain’s majestic capital, Madrid, has so much to offer. The location of the country’s seat of government and residence of the Spanish monarchy, Madrid is considered to be the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain, and one of Europe’s most important cities. Lively and cosmopolitan, and conjuring images of flamenco, fashion and football; it is easy to see why Madrid is quickly gaining popularity as a school trip destination.

Spanish language tours to Madrid can be tailor-made to include visits to some of the city’s most historic landmarks including the Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre and the many beautiful fountains and plazas. Several of the main sights are easily reached on foot, or an open top bus tour can be arranged to get the most out of your time in the city. We can’t forget to mention the fantastic opportunities to practise your language skills at the city’s shops and markets, and of course the chance to sample the delicious local cuisine, such as churros or tapas, among many others.

For those looking for an art focus to their school trip to Madrid, there is an abundance of excellent museums in and around the city to choose from. Probably the best known are those located in the Golden Triangle; the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which are all conveniently located near each other and attract thousands of visitors from across the globe every year. Why not contact us today to find out more?

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The Museums of the Golden Triangle

Probably Madrid’s most famous and popular museum, the Museo Nacional del Prado is highly recommended for School Art trips to Madrid. This beautiful museum houses the royal art collection, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by world-famous artists such as El Greco, Goya and Velázquez. The nearby Museo Reina Sofia is home to collections of predominantly Spanish contemporary art, with works by Picasso, Dalí, Miró and Tàpies to name but a few. The jewel in the museum’s crown is Picasso’s Guernica. Finally the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza displays nearly a thousand works of Western art spanning eight centuries, including works from Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and Pop Art periods. With masterpieces from the likes of Cézanne, Van Gogh and Monet, it is a must-see excursion for art trips to Madrid.

The Royal Palace of Madrid

A breathtaking piece of architecture, the Palacio Real is still used for state ceremonies and official banquets, although the royal family is no longer in residence. Built between 1738 and 1755, this grand palace was designed to rival that of Versailles, near Paris. Today, students can enter the building and its grounds, and marvel at the vast collection of art and the beautiful palace interiors, including the impressive throne room. School groups can also visit the royal armory, which is considered one of the best in the world, with pieces from as early as the fifteenth century. Visits are generally self-guided, but audio-guides or English-speaking guides can be arranged upon request. Don’t forget to also visit the nearby Plaza del Orient and Campo del Moro gardens.

Real Madrid FC

A must for all sports fans, a visit to Real Madrid’s Bernabéu Stadium comes highly recommended, as visitors get to walk in the footsteps of football legends such as Ronaldo, Beckham and Bale. During a self-guided tour, school groups can see the “Best Club in History” room, the trophy cabinet, the pitch, the presidential box, the dugouts and technical area, the players’ tunnel, the dressing rooms, and the press room. This enjoyable excursion can be included in any school trip to Madrid and is open all year round, although visiting hours are subject to match fixtures and special events at the stadium.

Warner Bros. Movieworld

Situated 30 minutes south of the city, this fantastic theme park is a must for all school trips to Madrid. Every Party Member is guaranteed a fun-filled day of rides, roller coasters and shows at this ever-popular excursion, which is split into five themed areas: Hollywood Boulevard, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Superheroes World, Far West, and Cartoon Village. There are shops and food outlets throughout the park, as well as picnic areas where groups can eat their packed lunches. Please note this excursion closes during the winter months and public transport or use of a coach is necessary to get there.

Of course, the above excursions are only a sample. We will tailor-make your tour to engage with your exact learning requirements, and our information packs contain details of our extensive excursion package. Why not contact us now to request more information?

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We work with a wide range of good standard and well-located accommodation in Madrid. Our school groups are generally accommodated in three star hotels, all of which are within walking distance of public transport links. All of the hotels with whom we work have en-suite facilities in every room and are well used to catering to the needs of our school groups. Students are generally accommodated in multi-bedded rooms sleeping between two and four pupils (depending on the hotel) and adults are accommodated in twin and single rooms. Packed lunches can be provided to take away for your days’ excursions and evening meals are usually taken at the hotels’ restaurants, although we can also offer the option of having Tapas on one evening (at a supplement), so that your students can enjoy a true taste of Spain during their school trip.