Bespoke school trips to Valencia with Ardmore Educational Travel.
Never afraid to innovate, Valencia diverted its flood-prone river to the outskirts and converted the former riverbed into a glorious green ribbon of park winding right through the city.
On it are the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.
Language tours designed around your agenda and budget.
The city contains fabulous Modernista buildings, great museums, a long stretch of beach and a large, characterful old quarter. Valencia, surrounded by its huerta, a fertile zone of market gardens, is famous as the home of rice dishes such as paella.
In its long history, Valencia has acquired many local traditions and festivals, among them the Falles, which were declared Celebrations of International Tourist Interest on 25 January 1965 and UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list on 30 November 2016, and the Water Tribunal of Valencia, which was declared an intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2009.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is an aesthetically beautiful complex located along the old Turia riverbed. It’s occupied by a series of spectacular buildings that are mostly the work of world-famous, locally born architect Santiago Calatrava. The principal buildings are a majestic opera house, a science museum, a 3D cinema and an aquarium.
Valencia’s cathedral was built over a mosque after the 1238 reconquest. Its low, wide, brick-vaulted triple nave is mostly Gothic, with neoclassical side chapels. Highlights are its museum, rich Italianate frescos above the altarpiece, a pair of Goyas in the Capilla de San Francisco de Borja, and in the flamboyant Gothic Capilla del Santo Cáliz, what’s claimed to be the Holy Grail from which Christ sipped during the Last Supper.
School tours to Valencia: A city to capture your heart and mind.
La Lonja, a Unesco World Heritage Site, was originally Valencia’s silk and commodity exchange, built in the late 15th century when the city was booming. It's one of Spain's finest examples of a civil Gothic building.
Two main structures flank a citrus-studded courtyard: the magnificent Sala de Contratación, a cathedral of commerce with soaring twisted pillars, and the Consulado del Mar, where a maritime tribunal sat.
Arrive in Valencia by flights and coach
Visit to Oceanografic Aquarium
City of Arts and Sciences walk
Paelle Cookery Workshop
Fallas Museum Visit
Turia River Gardens and Gulliver Park visit
Explore Valencia for journey home
Prices from £370 per student
Price based on a 6-day trip for 40 students and 4 group leaders, excluding flights. All trips are subject to availability.
AVAILABLE AT THIS DESTINATION
- Cultural Excursions
- Homestay accommodation
- Language Lessons
- Hotel/Hostel Accommodation
- Coach transfer from the school to UK airport.
- Return flights to Valencia.
- Private coach for the full duration of the trip once you arrive at the airport .
- Public transport travel card if required.
- Stay with local host families in Valencia.
- Hostel/hotel accommodation is available with half board or full board options.
- Language tuition with qualified Spanish teachers. Lessons can be tailored to the level of the student’s current ability and included chosen topics selected by the group leaders.