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Trips to Madrid for Art & Design Students

Madrid, the capital city of Spain is one of the country’s most popular destinations, those on an educational trip to Madrid will be in awe of the cultural cities offerings such as "The Golden Triangle of Art" which is made up of three important museums.

The three art museums within the triangle are The Prado Museum which houses one of the world's largest collections of 12th-19th century European art, The Museo Reina Sofia which houses a large collection of 20th century art and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum which houses the world's second largest private collection of contemporary art.

Prices start from£319pp

Sample itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Daytime flight from London & transfer to accommodation Free time to explore! Evening meal in a local restaurant
2 Guided Walking Tour Prado Museum Flamenco Show
3 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Time spent in Plaza Mayor
4 Retiro Park Transfer to airport for return flight to London
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Morning Daytime flight from London & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Free time to explore!
Evening Evening meal in a local restaurant
Morning Guided Walking Tour
Afternoon Prado Museum
Evening Flamenco Show
Morning Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Afternoon Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Evening Time spent in Plaza Mayor
Morning Retiro Park
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to London

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers 
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Madrid

El Escorial

Two architectural complexes, the historic monastery and the former Royal Hunting Lodge give your students an insight into Spanish history and house the resting place of several Spanish monarchs.

Reina Sofia Museum

Completing the cultural triangle of museums in Madrid, this centre houses a permanent collection of Spanish modern and contemporary art and is home to Picasso’s Guernica.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

The prestigious collection consists of over a thousand pieces and was once labelled the most important private art collection in the world. The galleries host many modern masters of the 20th century movements documenting the influences of Van Gogh, Monet and Mondrian among others.


An evening at a bowling alley in Madrid is always popular with groups.

Warner Bros Movie World

A magical and fun-packed visit for all your students, with 25 fabulous attractions. Its four areas contain numerous opportunities to experience and enjoy some of the largest and fastest rides in Europe.

Guided Walking Tour of Madrid

Experienced in taking youth groups, our local guides will bring the history and culture of Madrid to life. Students will be amazed as they walk down world-famous streets such as Gran Via and through Madrid’s many plazas.

La Puerta del Sol

This well-known and busy square houses many important statues including the bear and madrone tree (Madrid’s heraldic symbol), shops, cafés and occasional street music. 


Groups can try the heart-stopping and passionate art of Flamenco dancing, a true cultural experience from Spain’s musical heritage.

Groups can try it out for themselves in one of our Flamenco dance classes, or watch a performance in a spectacular dance show. Or why not do both for a true Flamenco extravaganza!

We can also include a paella or tapas meal to make it an even more emersive Spanish experience.

Prado Museum

Located right at the heart of Madrid’s cultural centre, the Prado is home to many European masterpieces. The extensive collection of historical works by artists such as Goya, Velázquez and El Greco celebrates Spanish heritage and clearly defines links to all the other major European schools.

Study themes

  • Introduction to Art & Design: The World

  • History & Theory of Art