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School trips to Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a stylish and eclectic capital city home to some of Europe’s best collections of art, making it a top destination for art school trips.

  • Key stage 3 - 16+
  • Year round

Discover the capital of Spain for a cross-curricular school trip to Madrid

Madrid is a classic meeting of tradition and modernity, offering the perfect destination for your students to experience Spanish culture, uncover the country's rich history and to engage with the city’s unrivalled art offerings. You can also explore the nearby UNESCO listed towns of Toledo, the "City of Three Cultures" and Segovia, most famed for its Roman aqueduct, gothic cathedral and castle.

Your students will get a comprehensive look at art history and even get the chance to visit the school where Picasso and Dalí were students themselves! As Madrid is such a stylish and continually-evolving cultural hub, there are also plenty of opportunities to explore more modern works of art. Get in touch today and an expert will help build your perfect school trip.

Some highlights of our school trips to Madrid include:

  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour
  • El Retiro Park
  • El Rastro Market
  • Prado National Museum

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

Day 1

  • Depart UK
  • Arrive in Madrid
  • El Retiro Park
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Day 2

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza del Sol
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour

Day 3

  • El Rastro Market
  • Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum
  • Prado National Museum

Day 4

  • Depart Madrid
  • Arrive home
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour
El Rastro market
El Rastro Market
El Retiro Park Madrid
El Retiro Park
Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Museo del Prado
Prado National Museum
Guernica Reina Sofia
Reina Sofía National Art Centre Museum
Royal Academy of Arts
San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour

Set off on a self-guided tour of the Real Madrid home stadium. You can explore areas including the dressing rooms and there are also interactive exhibits to learn more about the club. Sure to be a hit for the football fans among your students!

El Rastro market

El Rastro Market

If you're going to be in Madrid over a Sunday or public holiday, be sure to head down to Plaza de Cascorro to explore El Rastro, Spain's biggest flea market! Soak up the local Spanish buzz and even hunt for some treasures yourself.

El Retiro Park Madrid

El Retiro Park

The Buen Retiro public park is a beautiful gem amongst the urban landscape of Madrid. Its centrepiece is a huge monument and manmade lake, where students can rent a rowboat and soak up the Spanish sun!

Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol

If you want to get a feel of the hustle and bustle of Madrid, head to this large public square. It is one of the busiest places in the city for tourists and locals alike. There's a handful of statues and monuments to check out and also plenty of places to grab a snack or a drink.

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

A hotspot for visitors, the main square is lined with souvenir shops, boutiques, bars, cafes and restaurants and is definitely worth a visit. You may also catch some live music from street performers while you're there!

Museo del Prado

Prado National Museum

The Prado National Museum boasts one of the largest collections of art in the world! The collection mainly consists of historic religious and royal works but also includes artwork from Spanish masters Goya and Velázquez.

Guernica Reina Sofia

Reina Sofía National Art Centre Museum

The home of 20th-century art, this museum features a mesmerizing collection, including paintings by Spanish-nationals such as Dalí and Picasso. You'll definitely want to get a look at the most impressive piece in the collection - Picasso's massive Guernica.

Royal Academy of Arts

San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts

With a really interesting history as an academy for the arts, today the building is a museum housing a vast collection of artwork and sculpture. Amongst the most prominent features of the collection are 13 paintings by the master Spanish painter Goya.

 Our European school trips include:

  • Board and lodging as specified in your itinerary
  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Your choice of return travel; coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx 1:8 (coach trips) / approx 1:10 (air groups)
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits

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