The end-of-year trip is the dreamed moment for students during the school year. It is a great moment of living together, sharing experiences, bonding, etc. The most difficult decision to make is choosing the destination, in order to achieve a successful and satisfactory trip. For this reason, from Natuaventura we propose a complete trip to Madrid.
An end-of-year trip that combines culture, leisure and multi-adventure, so you will not miss anything to do. Organize your trip to Madrid with students with Natuaventura!
All teachers will find in this guide the best way to organize their end-of-year trip or study trip to Madrid, whether it is for schools, high schools or universities. What cultural activities can you do in Madrid with your students, how to get to Madrid, how to move around with groups of students, which are the most visited places, the best theme parks, the most outstanding museums, the monuments of Madrid, natural parks in the region, etc. We hope it will help you to organize the perfect trip
In Natuaventura we have more than 15 years of experience organizing school trips in multiple national destinations. The end-of-year trip to Madrid is a unique opportunity for students to get to know the capital city in depth, and to carry out all kinds of group activities.
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How to travel to Madrid with students?
Madrid is the best communicated territory in Spain: you can arrive by plane, train or road, with multiple options from all parts of Spain and from almost every city in Europe.
- By plane: fly to Barajas airport, Adolfo Suarez. From the airport you can travel by metro to the city of Madrid on line 8. The cost of the metro ticket is between 1,50 and 2€, with an extra charge of 3€ from the airport, and allows you to get to any station.
- By train: national and international trips arrive in Madrid at Atocha station. Madrid is connected by high-speed train (AVE) with most of Spain, especially Alicante, Valencia, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Malaga and Seville.
- By bus: all the communities of Spain have a highway that connects with Madrid, from the A1 to the A6. If you are traveling from Europe you can enter Spain via the A1 or A2, and from there travel by bus to Madrid.
For those groups that plan to stay in the city of Madrid, our recommendation is to travel by public transport, using the metro network. If you are staying on the outskirts of the city, it is advisable to take a private bus to get to the city and move around, as it will be more comfortable and faster for the entire school group.
What to do? The most visited places in Madrid
To organize your end-of-year trip to Madrid you have to know that you will not be able to see everything in 2 or 3 days, so you will have to prioritize. Choose what you want to visit with your school on this occasion and enjoy it; better to see 10 things without rushing than to go through 30 places where your students will not appreciate them.
Some of the most visited places by schools are:
- Plaza Mayor: the main and largest square in the city. Located in the center of Madrid, next to Calle Mayor and 300 meters from Puerta del Sol.
- The Royal Palace: official residence of the King of Spain, although the current King and Queen do not live in it. It is used for State ceremonies and solemn acts.
- The Retiro Park: a historic garden and public park located in the center of the city, you have to visit it!
- Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen; essential for a good cultural tour.
- Theme parks: in Madrid there are many possibilities for school children to complete their school trip in the best way: Warner Park, Amusement Park, Madrid Zoo, Faunia, Europa Park, Cable Car, Aquopolis.
Nature in Madrid: National and Regional Parks
Nowadays, the Community of Madrid manages 9 Protected Natural Spaces in its territory that represent a total of 15% of its surface. Here are some of the most outstanding ones. In them, all kinds of multi-adventure activities are carried out (climbing, zip-line, archery, canoeing …) and there are thousands of hiking trails, to spend a day of coexistence in contact with nature:
- Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.
- Regional Park of the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares, including La Pedriza
- Montejo Beech Forest
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