School trips to Salamanca are hugely popular among Spanish groups, particularly those who want to visit Spain to improve their language skills ahead of GCSE or A-Level exams!

Our school travel experts will work closely with you to tailor make a programme that inspires your students, leaves them feeling more confident in their Spanish language skills and sparks a passion for the rich culture of Spain!

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Why visit Salamanca?

‘Pure’ Spanish

Salamanca is part of an area of Castile where Spanish is spoken without a pronounced regional accent, meaning that it’s often much easier for learners to understand. This, combined with the city’s reputation for educational excellence has made Salamanca a real favourite for Spanish language learners.

Salamanca is home to many independent Spanish language schools – in fact, about 16% of Spain’s Spanish language teaching market is based in Salamanca. With so much competition, the quality of the teaching is very high.

On one of our Language Study Tours to Salamanca, your students will be taught in closed groups by highly qualified, native Spanish-speaking teachers. The lesson content will be tailored to meet your specific learning objectives and requirements.

And, to complete the total immersion experience, we can arrange for your students to stay with carefully selected host families, who will encourage them to practise speaking Spanish with them on an everyday basis.

A historic and youthful city

The golden sandstone city of Salamanca is truly beautiful, and a visit here will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to Renaissance Spain.

Salamanca certainly boasts plenty of history to explore and the historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, the city is most famous for its university, which was founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX and is the oldest university in the Hispanic world, as well as the third oldest in Western Europe.

But that doesn’t mean that the atmosphere is stuffy – in fact, Salamanca is a lively university city! This means that Salamanca has a really youthful, vibrant atmosphere, which always goes down really well with our school groups.

Rich culture

All its history means Salamanca has plenty of culture to discover, which is great news for school groups.

Particularly famous are the city’s Holy Week celebrations. Semana Santa is an important cultural festival across all of Spain, with many cities hosting parades of floats topped with religious figures, often depicting the Passion of Christ. But Salamanaca, with its spectacular sandstone architecture, provides a wonderful setting for these spectacles.

Many of the parades are accompanied by music and are flanked by hooded penitents called nazarenos. And if you attend the Los Oficios service, you’ll get to see all the university professors in their academic robes, before enjoying a free breakfast of hot chocolate and delicious cakes!

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Take a look at our range of Salamanca school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

From £629 pp

5 days, 4 nights

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Frequently Asked Questions

To make the most of everything that Salamanca has to offer, we would recommend spending 5-6 days in the city, especially if your students will be having Spanish lessons at our partner language school.

Salamanca is a very compact city and so it's very easy to get around on foot, making it a very easy choice for a school trip.

Firstly, just a stroll around the historic centre is something you won't want to miss on your school trip to Salamanca, as it's been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head to the Plaza Mayor to soak up the atmosphere, explore the city's two cathedral and try to find the frog hidden on the facade of the university. And make sure you don't miss the opportunity to visit the Casa de las Conchas, which is famously decorated with more than 300 shells.

There are lots of free things to do in Salamanca on your school trip. Of course, a self-guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site city centre, with all its beautiful golden architecture is completely free. And it's also completely free to soak up the atmosphere in Plaza Mayor. And if you want to explore the local gastronomy, head over to the historic Central Market.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!