School tour to Andalucia: The Al-Andalus route

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Scool tour to Andalucia, Spain. Would you like a personalized quotation?

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This combined itinerary for groups of students offers the chance to learn about Andalusia in greater depth and explore its heart and soul. From Malaga and its province, via the Tropical Coast, we visit Cordoba, Seville and Granada, exploring the characteristic white villages on the way and also taking in Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz. This is an unforgettable school tour which will make students fall in love with southern Spain.

Example of a School Tour in Andalucia:

D.1. Arrival to Malaga and settling-in. Welcome to southern Spain!

D.2. We start with a guided tour of Malaga, including the Cathedral, the Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro. After a picnic lunch, we visit the Picasso Museum which features drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and engravings by the brilliant Malaga-born artist. We finish with a stroll around its historic quarter, along the emblematic Calle Larios and through the Plaza de la Merced and we’ll sample a delicious hot chocolate with churros (dipping doughnuts).

D.3. Excursion to Granada where students will visit the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, take a stroll through the Albaicín neighbourhood and eat a picnic lunch at the Viewpoint of San Nicolas. Later on the group will visit the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens.

D.4. Excursion to the white villages of Andalusia: Ronda with its bullring and the Bandolero Museum and the picturesque village of Mijas. After lunch, students will visit the famous Costa del SolMarbella and Puerto Banús. In the evening, a tapas dinner in a typical Malagan bodega.

D.5. Excursion to Cordoba, where students will discover the Calahorra Tower with its Al-Andalus living museum (an interactive experience which shows how the Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures coexisted in medieval Cordoba). We then continue over the Roman bridge that spans the River Guadalquivir before reaching the Alcazar Fortress of the Christian Monarchs and a picnic lunch in its gardens. In the afternoon there is a guided tour of the Mosque-Cathedral, the Jewish quarter and the Synagogue, the only one in Andalusia. Departure for Seville and settle in. Welcome to the capital of Andalusia!

D.6. In Seville we start with the visit of the Reales Alcázares Palace, a masterpiece of Mudejar architecture, before heading for Plaza de España and a picnic lunch in the Maria Luisa Park, followed by a guided tour of the city’s most iconic feature: the Giralda Cathedral and the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz. Finally, an introductory class in flamenco dancing and compás (the flamenco rhythm).

D.7. Excursion to Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz. Students will have the opportunity to watch the white Andalusian horses dancing at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and visit a sherry-making winery. After a picnic lunch we head for Cadiz, known locally as Tacita de Plata (the Silver Cup). A guide will accompany us on a tour of the oldest city in the Western world to reveal its monuments and most iconic sights: the Cathedral, Puerta Tierra, the gateway to the old town, La Caleta Beach and the neighbourhood of La Viña.

D.8. We visit a fighting bull farm for an educational explanation of the world of fighting bulls and an estate that produces extra virgin olive oil, with a tour of the olive groves, museum, production process and a tasting session. After a picnic lunch, we embark on a cruise down the River Guadalquivir. Finally, we’ll sample some tapas while watching a live flamenco show.

D.9. Farewell and departure. See you soon!

Other options…

  • Carmen Thyssen Museum of Malaga, featuring a large collection of paintings by 19th century Spanish artists such as Julio Romero de Torres, Sorolla and Zuloaga.
  • Doñana Nature Reserve in Huelva: the largest protected area in Europe, of exceptional beauty and tremendous environmental value.

A few tips:

  • The best airport to fly to is Malaga although you can also fly into Seville and do the route the other way round.
  • On this school tour students spend 4 nights in Malaga and another 4 nights in Seville. The group can choose to stay in hotels, in youth hostels or with our host families, the last of which offers the best way of learning about Andalusian culture.
  • This school trip can be combined with Spanish classes in the mornings in Malaga and/or Seville.

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