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Spanish language school trip to Andalucía

A truly immersive experience where your students will improve their Spanish skills on a series of excursions led entirely by a team of native-speaking Spanish staff.

  • Key stage 3 - 16+
  • Native Spanish monitores
  • Year round
  • Evening entertainment

Live like the locals and learn the Spanish language in beautiful El Puerto

El Puerto in the heart of Andalucía is a town rich in history and culture and the perfect base for an authentic Spanish experience for your students. Our immersive programme is made up of guided visits to local attractions like a medieval castle, botanical gardens and a market where students can interact with stallholders and practise their language skills, Spanish lessons taught at the centre and you can enjoy guided excursions to your choice of nearby classic Moorish cities such as Seville and Cádiz.

Our native-speaking monitors are local experts and will immerse your students in the culture, creating opportunities for them to use their Spanish speaking and comprehension skills in real-life situations. Your monitor will meet you on arrival and lead your group for the duration of your trip. Your monitor will work with you to understand your group's level and adapt their approach to best fit your students. Monitors also run a programme of evening activities to keep your students occupied and having fun all day!

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Arrive
  • Orientation and Fire Safety demonstration tour and time to unpack
  • Afternoon/evening activity Beach Games or Bowling 
  • BBQ on the roof terrace 

Day 2

  • Day trip to Seville
  • Visit La Giralda Cathedral
  • Visit the Alcazar
  • Time to explore Barrio Santa Cruz
  • Walk to Plaza de España and free time to explore
  • Evening games and quiz

Day 3

  • Spanish lesson
  • Ferry to Cadiz
  • Visit Torre Taviera
  • Churros and chocolate tasting
  • Visit botanical gardens Parque Genoves
  • Evening meal out in Cadiz - typical tapas!

Day 4

  • Spanish lesson
  • Morning el Puerto tour and Castillo de San Marcos tour
  • Visit market and then afternoon on the beach 
  • Beach Kayaking or beach games
  • Evening cooking class

Day 5

  • Packing and leave your rooms
  • Depart

El Puerto de Santa Maria is located in Andalucia, in the idyllic setting of Cádiz and is nearby to beautiful Spanish cities like Seville, Granada, Ronda, Malaga, and Gibraltar make planning day trips and excursions easy. El Puerto is a town with a rich history and culture, the perfect place to experience the authentic Spanish lifestyle. Unlike the popular Spanish cities, English is not as widely spoken here, so students can really maximise their learning in a traditional Spanish environment.

The residential language centre is a renovated hostel just for schools. The accommodation is located in an enviable position just  a 15-minute walk from the town centre and beach, and has numerous chill out areas and a big roof terrace great for barbecues and dance lessons! All meals are included and dietary requirements can be catered for. Many evening activities are based onsite and are Spanish-themed such as cooking paella cooking and salsa dancing.

Santa Cruz
Barrio Santa Cruz
Andalucia bull ring
Bull ring tour
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Cádiz
Castle of San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos tour
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Parque Genoves
La Giralda
La Giralda
Plaza de espana
Plaza de España
Royal Alcazar of Seville
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville day trip
Seville
Cadiz overlook
Torre Tavira
Santa Cruz

Barrio Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz barrio or neighbourhood is a historic Jewish quarter. It's a charming area that still has a real old fashioned and traditional Spanish feel to it. Get lost amongst the narrow streets and stop in a local restaurant or bar for a refreshment.

Andalucia bull ring

Bull ring tour

The Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is a 12,000-capacity bullring in Seville, Spain. During the annual Seville Fair, it is the site of one of the most well-known bullfighting festivals in the world. Learn about the controversial tradition on a tour of the ring.

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Cádiz

Take a ferry and explore the grand marble streets of Cadiz, a vibrant and lively city buzzing with colourful markets and souvenir shops aplenty.

Castle of San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos tour

Visit the local medieval Castillo de San Marcos. Beautifully preserved despite being 800 years old - built on top of a Moorish mosque. It is also a wine cellar! You will stop for refreshments of juice and snacks, and staff can enjoy local sherry tasting sourced from the region.

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Parque Genoves

Spend the afternoon at botanical gardens Parque Genoves - a beautiful oasis where locals go to escape the heat of the city. Spot the Green parrots in the trees, pass through the exotic plants and walk through the manmade waterfall.

La Giralda

La Giralda

The Giralda is the bell tower of Seville Cathedral and a famous monument in Seville. You can climb to the top and look out across the city from above.

Plaza de espana

Plaza de España

Visit Plaza de España, the grand plaza and marvel at the stunning Moorish architecture. There is a canal that runs through the plaza and you can even rent a boat and paddle along it!

Royal Alcazar of Seville

Royal Alcázar of Seville

Visit the Alcazar, an incredible Royal Palace built for the Christian King Peter of Castile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See influences from the Arabic, late Middle Ages through to Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Seville day trip

Seville

Coach transfer to the vibrant city of Seville for the day. Your Monitore will lead your group on a guided tour of the city and show you all the best spots with some free time too!

Cadiz overlook

Torre Tavira

Climb Torre Tavira, one of the few Camera Obscuras in Europe built in the 1700s, and be greeted with amazing views over the city. A guide will explain the history behind the landmarks that students can see.

Bowling
Bowling
Beach games
Beach games
Sea kayaking
Kayaking
Spanish cooking lesson
Spanish cooking class
Flamenco dance class
Flamenco dance class
postcard writing
Postcard writing
Churros and chocolate
Churros and chocolate tasting
Market mission
Market mission
Bowling

Bowling

A fun way to spend an evening is at a local bowling alley. Split into teams and aim for that strike!

Beach games

Beach games

Time to relax and let off some steam on one of Andalucia’s beautiful white sandy beaches. Play a variety of games led by your monitor in Spanish.

Sea kayaking

Kayaking

Travel by coach to the beach at Sancti Petri and spend the afternoon kayaking on the sea! Chaperoned by your fully qualified monitors.

Spanish cooking lesson

Spanish cooking class

As well as being local experts, your Spanish monitors can also cook up some mean local cuisine! Learn how to make a traditional Spanish dish like paella or tortilla and enjoy the fruits of your labour afterwards.

Flamenco dance class

Flamenco dance class

Dance like nobody’s watching. Learn how to dance the traditional Spanish Flamenco. You’ll be a pro in no time!

postcard writing

Postcard writing

Use your Spanish skills and write home about your day. Your monitores will be on hand to help you. Alternatively, your group may do exam revision.

Churros and chocolate

Churros and chocolate tasting

Stop for a while at a local café to enjoy a typical Spanish sweet treat!

Market mission

Market mission

Visit a traditional old fish market - buzzing with Spanish chitter-chatter, pungent aromas and vibrant sights! Your Monitore will set your group a market mission task which requires them to use their Spanish skills in real-life situations.

Our Spanish language immersion programme includes the following as standard:

  • A dedicated Spanish-native monitor to accompany the group and lead student trips and excursions in Spanish
  • Full programme of free evening entertainment, conducted in Spanish, at the school group centre
  • Includes off-site cultural excursions and language activities such as town trails and market missions
  • All instruction and teaching materials
  • Full board and lodging
  • Free teacher to student ratio of 1:8 for coach trips and 1:10 for air groups
  • 24 hour emergency back-up service
  • Your choice of return travel; coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
  • Coach to take your group off-site for visits
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Subsidised centre inspection visit for you and a colleague

 Extras to budget for

  • Meals on journeys
  • School to airport transfers (if required)
  • Visa charges, collective passports
  • Supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults

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