Every year those students that study senior cycle Spanish get the opportunity to go to Spain in September. Students went this academic year on Wednesday 7th September 2022 - Saturday 10th September 2022. Below is a sample of their jam packed itinerary.
03:55 Assemble in Dublin Airport (DUB) – Terminal 1.
06:25 Depart from Dublin Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD).
09:55 Arrive Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) Terminal 1.
11:00 A guided coaching tour of Madrid . Sights the students see include the Atocha train station, the Bullfighter stadium, the Plaza Castilla, the Obelisco de Calatrava, the Plaza Espana and the Royal Palace.
14:30 Meet your coach and transfer to Madrid Zoo Aquarium. Ranked among the top zoos in Spain, it has open enclosures allowing you to almost touch the animals. As well as a wide selection of animals and birds, the zoo offers special displays of reptiles such as iguanas and chameleons.
18:30 Check in to Hotel Mediodia for your 3 night’s stay.
19:30 A reservation to dine at Trattoria Pinocch
09:00 Meet coach and transfer to Segovia.
10:30 Unesco World Heritage–listed Segovia has always had a whiff of legend about it, not least in the myths that the city was founded by Hercules or by the son of Noah. It may also have something to do with the fact that nowhere else in Spain has such a stunning monument to Roman grandeur (the soaring aqueduct) surviving in the heart of a vibrant modern city. Or maybe it's because art really has imitated life Segovia-style – Walt Disney is said to have modelled Sleeping Beauty's castle in California's Disneyland on Segovia's Alcázar. Whatever it is, the effect is stunning: a magical city of warm terracotta and sandstone hues set amid the rolling hills of Castilla, against the backdrop of the Sierra de Guadarrama.
13:00 Meet coach and transfer to El Escorial
15:00 15:15 Vsit the monastery complex of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The Monastery of El Escorial is a complex of Renaissance buildings, courtyards and fountains. Its Royal Library contains 15th- and 16th-century manuscripts. Infante's House was once a royal hunting lodge. North, near Mount Abantos, a basilica and stone cross in the Valley of the Fallen honour those who died in the Spanish Civil War. Reservation made by The School Tour Company – Confirmations enclosed.
17:30 Meet coach and transfer to Fresc Co for an evening meal.
19:00 Evening meal at Fresc Co.
10:00 Make your own way to Prado Museum (15 min. walk)
11:15 10:30 Reservation to visit Prado Museum. (Classical Art Museum)
Meet your coach and transfer to Parque Warner Theme Park.
The group will spend the day at Parque Warner – Movieworld. The park has 36 attractions, some of them unique in Europe, distributed in six big theme areas: Hollywood Boulevard, Movie World Studios, Cartoon Village, DC Super Heroes World, Old West Territory y Parque Warner Beach. Reservation and payment made by The School Tour Company – Voucher enclosed.
18:00 Meet coach and transfer to Restaurant Topolino for evening meal.
19:00 Evening meal at Restaurant Topolino.
10:00 Make your way to Reina Sofia Museum (2 min. walk)
10:15 A reservation to visit Reina Sofia Museum.
11:45 Meet your coach at the hotel. After loading the luggage on to the coach transfer to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
13:30 Visit to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home ground of the Real Madrid football club. Here, you will have the opportunity to take a unique tour of the stadium, with access to places you've only dreamed of visiting. You'll see the tunnel to the locker rooms, the bench, the pitch and even the presidential box. Round off with a visit to the museum celebrating the legendary Real Madrid team.
15:30 Meet coach and transfer to Plenilunio Shopping Centre.
16:00 The group can enjoy some shopping at Plenilunio Shopping Centre.
19:25 Meet your coach and transfer to the airport.
19:55 Assemble in Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) – Terminal 1.
22:25 Depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Dublin Airport (DUB)
23:55 Arrive Dublin Airport (DUB) Terminal