School trips to Madrid

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What better way to inspire a passion for Spanish in your students than taking them on a school trip to Madrid?

With so much to see and do, your students are certain to fall in love with this beautiful city, as well as the Spanish language and culture. We’ll work closely with you to tailor-make an itinerary to suit your specific learning objectives and requirements, to ensure that your school trip to Madrid is one that they’ll never forget.

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Why visit Madrid?

Spain’s cultural heart

If you’re looking to provide your students with a good overview of the Spanish culture, while giving them plenty of opportunities to practise their Spanish, then Madrid is hard to beat. The capital sits right at the centre of Spain and is one of the best places to experience the diversity of this incredible country.

Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid to find out more about the importance of the Spanish royal family in the country’s history and culture. Take in the atmosphere and see the influence of the Habsburgs at the Plaza Mayor. And head to Buen Retiro Park to see where Madrileños go to relax!

Whatever you choose to do on your school trip to Madrid, your students will return home with a greater appreciation of the Spanish culture and a passion for all things Spanish!

One of Europe’s artiest cities

Madrid is home to some of the best art museums in the world! The Golden Triangle of Art on the Paseo del Prado is made up of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza - all three of which are well worth a visit and hold some of the greatest treasures of European art.

The wealth of the Spanish royal family throughout the centuries is reflected in the collection of the Prado Museum. The Reina Sofía National Art Museum is the country’s primary museum for 20th-century art and is home to Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is where you’ll find pretty much everything else.

Incredible food

Your school trip to Madrid will give your students a taste of all that Spain has to offer! That’s because Madrid is also one of Europe’s most important culinary capitals.

Madrid is one of the best places in Spain to experience tapas, as you’ll be able to sample delicacies from all over the country, like Barcelona and Seville. In fact, a trip to Madrid is really a gastronomic discovery of all of Spain!

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Why Halsbury Education trips?

We build your trip around you

Tell us your learning objectives, curriculum and budget and we’ll do the rest.

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We’re members of ABTA, ABTOT and the School Travel Forum. We also hold an ATOL and the LOtC Quality Badge.

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Our Education specialists

Laura Lucas

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Tom Moorhouse

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Gaynor Mayor

Education Sales & Product Manager

Laura Martin

Language Sales & Product Manager

Emma Gray da Silva

Tour Consultant

Lou Della Rocca

Tour Consultant

Gail Biggins

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Judit Eleod

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Paul Hudson

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Michelle Hallam

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Caroline Hill

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Gayle Flude

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Jodi Swift

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Will Jehu

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Vanessa Barbosa

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What's the best way to get around Madrid?
Madrid is a big city, so the metro is the quickest and easiest way to get around.
How long should we spend in Madrid?
We recommend spending around four days in Madrid in order to make the most of your visit.
Can we combine Madrid with another destination?
Of course, because all of our school trips are tailor made, you could certainly consider combining Madrid with another city. We've had groups combine Madrid and Cordoba, for example.
Can I run a cross-curricular school trip to Madrid?
Yes, Madrid is a fantastic destination for both [Spanish language]( and [art]( groups! Please don't hesitate to [contact us]( for further information on how your cross-curricular school trip to Madrid could work.
Which visits are a must on a school trip to Madrid?
Most of our groups choose to include visits to the Bernebeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid), the Royal Palace and the Museo Nacional del Prado.
Are there any free things to do in Madrid?
Yes, there are lots of free things to do in Madrid, including soaking up the atmosphere in Plaza Mayor, and exploring San Miguel Market. You can also catch your breath in the beautiful surroundings of Parque del Buen Retiro and Campo del Moro.

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