We organise cultural trips throughout Spain, mainly designed for primary and high school students from any country, who wish to come and know the culture from the inside or practise the language. We run these educational programs year-round, adapting to the needs of each group. All our actions are based on the core values of Etheria Trips: respect, equality and team spirit, since we firmly believe that this is the foundation for any learning.
In our programs we always include, in addition to accompanying instructors 24/7, touristic and cultural visits and educational and recreational activities that are unique and innovative in the non-formal education sector. They are designed by our team, focused in language immersion and comprehension of the Spanish culture. The instructors have, in addition to their official diploma –Leisure Activities Instructor–, vast experience in the fields of education and leisure, so the quality of the program is always guaranteed.
MADRID AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
At your arrival, we will be waiting for you at Madrid Airport. From there, we will go, in out private bus, to the hotel. After lunch, we will start discovering the city with a touristic scavenger hunt that will reveal some of the secrets of the capital of Spain.
Afterwards, we will go to the hotel, where we will have time to check in and relax a little bit. We will have dinner at a restaurant nearby and later, the instructors will run some fun activities to close the day in style!
Today in the morning we will go to discover a little-known part of Madrid: we will do an Urban Art Tour around the neighbourhood of Lavapiés. A qualified guide will show us the graffitis and will explain who the artists are, as well as their motivations, meanings and technics. At lunchtime, we will go to El Retiro Park, were we will have free time to have lunch.
In the afternoon, we will go for walk around the Park, enjoy the lake and the immense gardens, visit the exhibitions at the Cristal Palace, or do some games to go deep into its history and get to know every single corner.
Once we have enjoyed every inch of this marvellous place, we will go back to the hotel and, after dinner, the instructors will be waiting for as with another of their entertaining night activities!
Today we will have to eat a hearty breakfast… because we are going on excursion to Miguel de Cervantes’ home town: Alcalá de Henares. We will enjoy a guided visit that will take us to palaces, colleges, museums and of course the University! After lunch, we will go back to Madrid.
In the afternoon, in order to rest a little bit, we will go to the cinema to watch a Spanish film, because getting immersed in culture also means discovering the Seventh Art!
And to finish the day… what activity will have the instructors for us today?
Before leaving Madrid, we cannot forget visiting the Prado Museum, where we will enjoy an entertaining didactic visit. Afterwards, we will go walking through the Barrio de las Letras up to the restaurant Las Bravas de Sol*, where we will taste the most characteristic tapas of the Spanish cuisine.
With our batteries recharged, we will go shopping to Gran Vía, where we will have free time to buy some souvenirs or even have an ice-cream enjoying the sun. We will meet again to go all together and admire the sunset from the exotic Debod Temple.
And then, as usual, our team of instructors will be ready after dinner for a very diverting activity: today we have a TV contest!
*Subject to availability
Today, we will leave the capital again, this time we are off to Segovia. A town with so much history has a lot to offer, so we will spend all day here. In the morning, we will visit the awe-inspiring roman Aqueduct, the gothic Cathedral, the Alcazar –old residence of the Catholic Monarchs-, the Mint, placed in an ideal spot, and we will go for a walk to the Fuencisla Park. There, we will sit on the grass and enjoy the incredible views.
Afterwards, we will walk along the river to go back to the town centre, where we will have free time to go shopping or to look for the best souvenirs to take home.
Finally, we will go back to Madrid and, after dinner… the instructors have prepared a little surprise!
This amazing trip is coming to its end… so, after breakfast, we will have time to pack our things and head to the airport.
We hope to see you soon! Have a safe journey back!
We are happy to prepare tailor-made trips for any group size.
All our certified group leaders have been trained on First Aid. Besides, we have international travel insurance, civil liability insurance and medical insurance.
Some of the facilities we work with are adapted for disabled people. If one of our clients has this requirement, we will be happy to look for the most adequate facilities.
Our expercienced team is trained and used to work with children with special educational needs, we do everything possible so that all the group enjoys the trip to the fullest extent.
From the beginning to the end of the trip, the group will be accompanied by a team of leaders 24/7. These highly trained leaders will take charge of directing the group, leading dynamic activities, and animating the trip, in addition to overseeing other tasks such as meals, shower time, resting times, and evening patrol.
*5 days/4 nights trip from €230.*
★★★★★ , - Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Cronton
"What an amazing day! Big thank you to the staff at The Storybarn at Calderstones for a brilliant day packed full of imagination, stories and best of all, lots and lots of laughter! "
★★★★★ , - St Mary’s College Prep, Crosby
"‘Our class have had a lovely morning at The Storybarn! They explored the mysterious Calder stones and used them as inspiration for their own stories. They loved the sensory garden and made a wish in the magical Lily pond.’ "
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