Andalucía Cultural & Transition Yr School Trips & Tours
With its Moorish past, classical architecture and year-round Mediterranean climate, Andalucía is an inspiring destination for groups. Your school trip to this beautiful destination can include visits to see great classical cities of Seville, Córdoba and Granada which stand as monuments to both the country’s rich past and typical Andalucían allure.
During an NST tour to this colourful region, groups will have the opportunity to sample traditional Spanish lifestyle and culture, whilst gaining an understanding of local people and their customs and putting their language skills into practice. With a variety of visits to choose from, including historical landmarks, language workshops, flamenco lessons, Andalucía is the perfect destination for a school trip.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight & transfer to accommodation||Explore local area. Evening meal|
|2||Excursion to Granada||Evening meal. Flamenco lessons at hotel|
|3||Visit to Malaga to explore the Old Town||Tivoli World||Evening meal. Disco at hotel|
|4||Free time to visit the beach or go shopping at Arroyo de la Miel. Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Daytime flight & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Explore local area. Evening meal|
|Morning||Excursion to Granada|
|Afternoon||Evening meal. Flamenco lessons at hotel|
|Morning||Visit to Malaga to explore the Old Town|
|Evening||Evening meal. Disco at hotel|
|Morning||Free time to visit the beach or go shopping at Arroyo de la Miel. Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
Seville is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and the one that best keeps its traditions alive. Students can explore its many historic landmarks including the Cathedral and Giralda Tower, Alcázar or take a cruise on the Rio Guadalquiver. Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and learn about the traditional dance of Spain at the Flamenco Museum, and also the history of Bullfighting at the Maestranza Bullring.
Student can discover the rich history of Andalucía’s capital, once one of the world’s biggest cities and home to iconic buildings such as the Mezquita, an impressive cathedral that was once the third biggest mosque in the world, and the Alcázar, a palace fortress, home to outstanding Roman mosaics and stunningly colourful gardens.
The city is rich in both Islamic and Catholic architecture as well as traditional whitewashed houses and narrow streets. The highlight is undoubtedly the fabulous Alhambra Palace, described by some as ‘the most exciting, sensual and romantic of all European monuments’ - it’s a must for all groups. Groups can also visit the Science Park, which has fascinating and interactive exhibits that all groups will enjoy.
Benalmádena - Cable Car
One of the best known attractions of the Costa del Sol, linking the main tourist sites with the 800m summit of the Calamorro Mountains. Students can see the spectacular views, which on a clear day include Gibraltar and the North African coast.
Museo Picasso Málaga
Located in the city of his birth, this museum houses an excellent collection of Picasso’s work and gives an insight into the mind of one of the world’s most famous artists.
Visit a typical Spanish working farm surrounded by orange and lemon groves. Your guide will explain the workings of the farm and students can enjoy tasting local products. Continue to Alora, a typical white village, and then to El Chorro Natural Park.
This superbly dramatic town in the province of Malaga owes its name to the encircling Serranía de Ronda (‘surrounded’ by mountains). Ronda is also one of Spain’s oldest towns, dating back to the 9th century BC. The town has a colourful and romantic past in Spanish folklore. The old town in Ronda dates back to Islamic times, when it was a cultural centre filled with mosques and palaces.
This traditional Spanish mountain village which sits amidst the mountainous pine trees is ideal for groups to explore and even take a ride on a donkey taxi!
Marbella & Puerto Banús
Marbella is a city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, where the Sierra Blanca mountains are the backdrop to miles upon miles of stunning sandy beaches. West of Marbella town, the ‘Golden Mile’ leads to the world famous port of Puerto Banús, filled with luxury yachts, and a playground for the rich and famous.
This historic Spanish city is filled with character, with narrow streets, traditional tapas bars, the grand Gibralfaro castle and the stunning unfinished Gothic cathedral. Your group will enjoy exploring this modern yet historic city. You can take a guided 3 hour tour with our City Representative to learn more about the city, take part in a language lesson, visit the Malaga football stadium, visit an olive oil farm, or take our popular Tapas Tour to sample some traditional delecacies.
In Malaga, your group can imerse themselves in Spanish culture and take part in a 5 hour activity which includes a Spanish lesson, visiting a local food market to buy ingredients, and finally a paella cooking class! You will also get to eat the paella that you create!
We can also arrange a paella demonstration in Benalmadena.
Tapas Tasting Evening
Students can taste a wide variety of traditional Spanish dishes at this fun and popular evening activity.
Language Workshops at Benalmádena Language School
Students will take part in speaking and listening sessions with native speakers, greatly enhancing their learning experience. We can provide an intensive Spanish Language course in highly prestigious schools in Benalmádena.
Offering a fully tailored course, this school will ensure your students receive relevant content and delivery methods according to their study level.
Benalmádena - Sea Life Parque Submarino
The spectacular and fascinating displays of sea life and underwater tunnels help students learn about conservation and marine animal welfare.
Torremolinos Aqua Park
Your group will have fun at this fabulous water park with numerous slides, including the unique Boomerang, pools and an 18-hole mini golf course.
Experience the heart-stopping and passionate art of Flamenco dancing, a true cultural activity from Spain’s musical heritage.
Visit a local Spanish school
This is a visit that gives students the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Spanish student. You could choose to spend a few hours at the local school, half a day or even a full day.
Your students will be shown around the school and given a brief introduction to the Spanish education system, before being introduced to their class. They will then take part in a typical Spanish lesson – this could be in Maths, History, Spanish or English Language, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to take lunch with their class, and may even get the chance to cook their food in a paella making workshop.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (many hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
- Tapas Tasting
- Flamenco Lessons
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
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Visit before you go
Enjoy a two night complimentary B&B stay for two people in your group’s chosen accommodation before your trip. This offer does not include flights. Find out more.