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Valencia Spanish Language School Trips & Tours
Soak up the Spanish culture and explore the many museums, monuments and parks during an NST Spanish language school trip to this colourful city. Valencia combines a modern infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic heritage, the legacy of centuries of a fascinating history. With a range of cultural and educational visits to choose from, a trip to the city is certain to inspire your Spanish language pupils.
A visit to Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, will reinforce your classroom based learning by surrounding your pupils with native speakers and immersing them in the culture and daily rhythms of the city they call the ‘mini Barcelona’. Valencia has it all: beautiful architecture, sandy beaches, delicious cuisine and a rich history, all waiting to be discovered by your group.
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights’ B&B accommodation
- Return flights and overseas airport transfers
- Free Go Explore journal for every pupil
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers from selected departure points in March 2020 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Valencia FC - Mestalla Forever Tour
The home of Valencia Football Club is one of the oldest stadiums in Spain. Your tour guide will share insights into Valencia's illustrious past, with access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. See the press room and the players’ dressing room, and walk the tunnel to the roar of a capacity crowd. This is a visit for everyone and anyone, from all corners of the world.
Las Fallas is a popular fiesta, which has been celebrated since the middle of the 18th century. The Fallas Museum is made up of a large collection of puppets, posters and other memorabilia from the festival.
Albufera Lake Boat Trip
Situated south of the city, Albufera is a wetland area that is home to the largest lake in Spain, and is famous for its rice production. Chaperoned by a rice farmer, your group will hear about the history and significance of rice in Albufera, and you will also learn about how the rice is cultivated. Groups will enjoy a boat trip to admire the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the lake. The boat will take you to El Palmar where you can enjoy eating the Valencian Paella in one of its traditional restaurants specialising in the local cuisine.
Oceanographic of Valencia is the biggest aquarium in Europe. Situated inside the architectural complex of the City of the Arts and Sciences, Oceanographic is made up of different buildings, housing examples of the most important ecosystems from each of the planet's seas and oceans.
De Serranos Tower
The Serranos Towers are considered to be the largest Gothic city gateway in all of Europe. They provisionally housed prison cells and served as a triumphal arch on many festive and solemn occasions. You can enjoy splendid views of the city and the river Turia from its terraces.
Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas
A lot of historic buildings in Valencia have beautiful doors, but the grand prize must go to the marble entryway of the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas. This palace is among the top sights in Valencia, having been fully restored and retaining much of its original furniture and decoration.
Sant Josep Caves - Underground River
Spend a day underground in this river cruise with a difference. Sail down the longest navigable underground river in Europe as you admire amazing rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Sit back, relax and go with the flow as you enjoy this fun and different way to visit this beautiful cave system.
The Science Museum – City of Arts and Sciences
The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum has become a world reference point for interactive science and one of the most visited destinations in Valencia. Its main objective is stimulating curiosity and critical thinking and at the same time surprising and amusing the public by its contents from the world of science, technology, and the environment. Educational workshops are also available at the Science Museum.
Orange Grove Visit
Groups will receive an educational tour of the groves to learn about how the oranges are grown and cultivated. They will then get the chance to pick their own oranges and mandarins in order to make their own fresh orange juice!
Valencia Cathedral sits at the heart of the old town of Valencia, in an area called El Carmen. The cathedral has beautiful architecture to admire, and your visit includes an audio tour, available in English, for you to fully appreciate and learn about this fascinating building.
Valencia Central Market
Visit the central market and be surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of a typical Spanish market. Practise language skills with the stall holders, and soak up the Spanish culture in this beautiful building.
Valencia Old Town
Take a self guided walk through Valencia Old Town and soak up the traditional Valencian atmosphere, whilst exploring the ancient streets and gothic architecture. This half day activity showcases the classical sites of Valencia Old Town and gives students a great introduction to the city. Marvel in the beautiful architecture and picturesque streets. Possible sites of interest may include; Serranos Towers, Plaza de la Virgen, external viewing of the Valencia Cathedral, external viewing of the Torre del Miguelete, Plaza de la Reina.
Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Valencia, which is privileged to be both a city and a beach destination, you'll find the beaches of Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and El Cabañal – Blue Flag beaches that are renowned for their beauty. Why not spend some time relaxing on the sand before your return journey to the UK.
Spend time at Valencia Marina, admiring the boats and coastline of this beautiful city.
The Turia Gardens is one of the largest urban parks in Spain. It runs through the city along nine kilometres of green space boasting foot paths, leisure and sports areas. From Cabecera Park to the City of Arts and Sciences, the Turia Gardens are the perfect place for groups to spend some free time. Crossed by 18 bridges full of history, the former riverbed passes by the city's main museums and monuments on either bank. The vast gardens are built on the former riverbed of the Turia, whose course was altered to prevent constant flooding in the city.
The new Bioparc in Valencia opened its doors on in 2008. This innovative zoo covers 100,000 square metres and is located in the Parque de Cabecera. Contrary to traditional zoos, this park has the unique feature of bringing the visitor totally into the habitat of the animals. Leopards, lemurs, hyenas, lions, giraffes, gorillas, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, porcupines, ostriches, elephants, otters… all coexist in this zoological world. Educational workshops are also available at the Bioparc.
What better way to learn Spanish than at a language school in Valencia. Lessons can be tailored to your groups learning requirements.
Paella Making Workshop
Valencia is famous for its paella! This interactive workshop starts with a visit to the Central Market to buy the ingredients needed to make the paella. You will then return to the kitchen to don your chef's hat and apron and learn how this typical Valencian dish is made. Groups will make their paella, under the supervision of a paella maestro who will speak to your group in Spanish or English, or a mixture of both, depending on your language learning requirements. You then get to eat your delicious paella.
Manises is famous for its ceramics. Groups can experience a guided tour of a pottery factory and learn about the heritage of the pottery, and what it takes to create and decorate these beautiful ceramics. You can also take part in a pottery workshop and take home your creation!
Terra Mitica Theme Park
Discover ancient Mediterranean civilisations at Terra Mitica, Benidorm, where the theme park will transport you directly to the history of Greece Egypt and Rome. Terra Mitica will let you enjoy the finest days of summer, with shows and rides to excite and fascinate you, whilst taking your adrenaline to new limits.
With Aqualandia and Aquopolis close by, why not take advantage of the warm weather and have a day at a waterpark. This is a great way to round off your language tour.
- Paella making
- Tapas tasting
- Flamenco lessons
- 10 pin bowling
- Guided sightseeing tour
Free Go Explore journals
We understand that learning resources form an important part of a language tour. Our free Go Explore educational resources are a great tool for pupils to record their language experience and build their confidence when exploring another culture, language and location.
With space to add information, pre-visit notes, a daily journal about what they’ve seen and learnt and space for relevant vocabulary our journals are useful for assisting in controlled assessment preparation and is a valuable memento of time spent abroad.
We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK 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
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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