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Best of Spain for Students in 12 Days

Tour Description

Calling all teachers and instructors!  Are you interested in bringing your students for an adventure of a lifetime!  Welcome to Spain, the cities will be your classroom and the history and culture is vast.  Dig in! Your students will be learning and loving it and not even know you are teaching as they will be having so much fun!  

We have taken our signature Jewels of Spain and have designed it to be ideal specifically for students.  Everyday will be chalk full of wonderful experiences for the kids.  These activities will include learning about everyday life in Spain direct from the locals to compare with life in the US. Pending time of year and availability, we will arrange a meet up with Spanish kids to have a 3 hour exchange visiting a school.

The trip will offer a taste of four very different and exciting regions including Madrid, Castilla La Mancha, Andalucia and Catalunya. From Goya in Madrid to El Greco in Toledo, and Moorish legacies in Granada to Gaudi architecture in Barcelona the art will explode and even minimally the kids will have exposure to some of the greats.

Upon visiting each new city we will have an informative 3 hour visit by a local guide in the most historic districts where our accommodations are located.  Also on this itinerary, we will try local foods, dive into a fun and interactive cooking class, experience a flamenco dance lesson (guys some of the best Flamenco dancers are men) followed by a traditional flamenco show where we can see the real thing. Wait until you see the more famous monuments like the stunning Alhambra, a palace as you have never witnessed before and the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi´s famous masterpiece of a church.  This itinerary is meant to be dynamic so that the kids are on the move (just the way they like it) but the evenings will have some down time with opportunities for kids to catch up on their journals, playing games and spend time with friends, so they can regroup and have energy for the next day. 

  • 12 days/11 nights accommodations in charming, centrally-located 2-3 star hotels
  • All Breakfasts
  • Transportation in Spain including city transfers
  • Tapa introduction to Madrid, tapas included along with interactive scavenger hunt
  • 6 dinners included
  • One day private excursion/transfer to take you from Sevilla to Ronda. You will be transported with your luggage visiting white washed hill towns before drop you off at your hotel in Ronda
  • High Speed Trains- Mad to Toledo round trip, Madrid to Seville, Renfe train Ronda to Granada, flight Granada to Barcelona)
  • Private Local guides in Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, Granada and Barcelona
  • Orientation meeting via skype prior to your trip to go over your itinerary
  • Group Cooking class in a controlled environment with an instructor
  • Flamenco class with instructor
  • Flamenco show reservations 
  • Entrances in Toledo, Seville Cathedral, Alhambra, Ronda Bullring, and Sagrada Familia
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure, two in total (does not include multiple arrivals and groups)
  • 1 Teacher goes free (included with 10 pax) (airfare not included)
  • Visits to medieval Toledo, beautiful Sevilla  and Granada´s Alhambra Palace 
  • Tapa  intro in Madrid as we hop from venue to venue to learn the basics
  • Really fun group cooking class learning about local cuisine
  • Full day excursion visiting the white washed hill towns between Sevilla and Ronda 
  • Learn about genius Gaudi and his amazing architecture in Barcelona
  • Five guided walking tours from knowledgeable local guides
  • learn basic steps of the dance  Flamenco from professional instructor before a real show 

Minimum 10 people to book this tour

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Adding on additional cities or Spanish Classes


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We will contact you after you place the order to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

Trip Summary- Please note where indicated trip changes based on size of group * 

Day 1: Welcome. Private pick up airport to hotel. Meet guide for orientation walk and intro to history, culture, and people. Pending arrival time Lunch or dinner included. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 2: Catch fast speed Train for guided tour in Medieval Toledo and some free time for lunch and wandering. Return to Madrid in early afternoon. 2 hours free time before tapa tour and scavenger hunt. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 3: Free time in the morning to explore the city. Consider the world class Prado Museum, Retiro Park and Royal Palace. Cooking class in the afternoon with dinner included. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 4: Pick up hotel with luggage. Transfer to Atocha Station. AVE fast Train to Seville. Arrival and transfer. Guide meets you at hotel, private  walking tour of Seville. Visit Cathedral and Barrio de Santa Cruz. Sizzling flamenco show option in the night. * Sleep in Seville. 
Day 5: Today is a free day in Seville to take a stroll along river, visit the Alcazar and admire the magical streets of this enchanting city. Sleep in Seville. 
Day 6: Private pick up at hotel and transfer to Ronda via white washed hilltowns to visit along the way. Stop at a typical village to see handcrafts and take walk. Drop off at hostal in Ronda.  Check in and rest.  Walk before dinner.  Sleep in Ronda.
Day 7: Today is a day of unwind or relax, to see the city of Ronda at your leisure. As everything is within walking distance, you can enjoy at your own pace. Recommendations and time to catch up on diary.  Sleep in Ronda.
Day 8: Pick up and Transfer to station. Morning Train to Granada. Transfer and Arrival and check in before going out to walk lovely historic streets and a visit to the Royal Chapel. Tonight, we will take a bus to the  Alabaicin to enjoy spectacular views before dinner. Sleep in Granada.
Day 9: Bus to Alhambra grounds for a private guided tour of this magnificent palace that towers over the rest of Granada. Rest of afternoon free.  Sleep in Granada.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport Granada. Check in and flight to Barcelona. Pick up at airport, transfer to hotel and check in, meet guide in the afternoon for a historic walk in the Gothic Quarter and some views of Las Ramblas and Boqueria. Dinner recommendations. Sleep in Barcelona.
Day 11: Morning Gaudi tour, visit Sagrada Familia and Block of Discord with guide. Last night dinner together. Sleep in Barcelona.
Day 12: Check out and private pick up for transfer to the airport 

One of our most popular itineraries, this package encompasses so many of the important elements of the Spanish culture through each of its destinations.  We have designed this tour so that you have the maximum exposure to the highlights of Spain. From cool hostel/ hotels to informative private guides and activities, this itinerary offers the perfect balance of culture, history and learning.  Students will be exposed you to art, local artisans and culinary traditions.

Starting  your itinerary in Madrid, your group will be met at the airport by a Letango Representative to get everyone boarded on the bus to drive to your hotel.   We will arrange an in person meeting with Letango to go over your itinerary and  questions in advance of your trip so we can resolve any questions or doubts. Hotels, and schedule will be provided ahead of time so family members can see where students are day to day.  From day 1, your friendly host will have the opportunity to introduce you to the culture, orientate you to the city and teach you about the spanish ways before starting your adventure.  We will talk  about different monuments, the locals, the festivals and the divine offer of tapas and other specialty foods.

Your itinerary would include the regions of Madrid, Castilla La Mancha, Andalucia and Catalunya, four important pillar regions that represent a key role in understanding the vast history of Spain. You will be amazed by the beautiful Royal Palace of Madrid holding some of the most valued treasures collected by the Spanish Monarchy.  You will tour the massive Cathedral in Toledo where construction was ending when Columbus was discovering the Americas.  You will walk through the Jewish Quarter of Barrio de Santa Cruz in Seville.  Ronda awaits you with its astonishing views and gorge and you will marvel in the Moorish Alhambra Palace of Granada.  Our final stop, in Barcelona will amaze you by the genius architecture of Gaudi and other famous builders scattered across the city.

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We like to present ourselves as expert travel planners dedicated to making each independent trip the most memorable for our customers.

We love to share our culture, provide you with unforgettable travel experiences and bring you closer to the locals. Our tours mix history, exquisite food and natural beauty, seeking the uncommon and connecting you with local culture.

We are a Spanish/American team who specialize in every aspect of travel in Spain, Portugal and beyond, offering great customized tours that range from a day activity to overnight packages that include hotels, private drivers, walking tours, car rentals, restaurants, events and transportation. We offer many different services that can help you get the most out of your trip to Spain and Portugal. As expert travel planners, will help you save time and money, and as a registered travel agency we can take care of all of the details, saving you from the headache of planning thus leaving you plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful country.

Our history
As former guides of Rick Steves Europe through the back door, Jennifer and Carlos pride themselves on years of experience taking groups around Spain and Portugal. While still guiding, Carlos Galvin who was born in Madrid, started ¨Letango Tours¨, specializing in Luxury Travel and Guiding services in Spain. Jennifer, his wife, who is from Seattle Washington, has been guiding and organizing tours and itineraries around Spain and Portugal for more than 15 years.

Let experts plan your trip
Designed for the more discerning traveller, our travel planning services and private tours, throughout Spain, are ideal for those who don´t have time to invest in a lot of research but want the best experience none-the-less. Our services alleviate the stresses of travel and provide immeasurable possibilities for learning about the culture through fun and unique activities as a couple, families or small groups.

Continuous Research
We are in a constant state of research to find interesting and inspiring activities that are ideal for our clients. Typically, we will try something out ourselves first, so we can both describe it to you and know if it will be a great match. If the activity is appropriate, we like to bring our children, 9 and 12, along to see if they will like it as well. This allows us to update our materials all the time on new great venues or restaurants, hotels, must sees and must do experiences. We live it and pass the valuable info on to you, our customer. When we can, we will let you know of interesting exhibitions going on, temporary artisanal markets, free concerts and cultural events that give you an insider´s look at the culture.

Teaching you our travel tricks
At Letango, we believe in approaching tourism in Spain with the right balance. Visiting our beautiful country is not just about seeing historic cities and monuments, it is also about immersing into the culture, getting close to the locals, celebrating with them in fiestas and sampling some of the wonderful cuisine. Our days are planned around this. We want to teach you how to, essentially, do like the spaniards do while you are here. We will show you tricks on how to stave your hunger despite the late lunches, when to rest a siesta so you are ready for the energetic night, go at the best times to visit sites with less crowds, etc.

Love for detail
We go to extremes to take care of our clients, both in the planning phase and once they have arrived. If it requires a phone call or several emails back and forth, communication is vital to get the service just right. We will take the worry out of your travel by calling ahead, checking on reservations, re-confirming with guides days before the service and even following up to make sure everyone was happy with the service.

Your host in Spain
We like to define ourselves as your host in Spain. Letango´s friendly staff aims to provide impeccable service and be on stand-bye if you need us while you are traveling. Our 24 hour phone line given to you while here, proves we are dedicated to our clients and devoted to good customer service from beginning to end. Letango will take care of the details that will allow you to do what you came to Spain for…...Have a fabulous vacation!

Our guides and experts
From drivers to guides to experts in their specific field whether it is culinary or wine experts to art historians, we strive at finding the best people to share their knowledge with you during your travels in Spain. Their knowledge, English proficiency along with their personality make them a great host during your time in each city.  Besides we encourage them to be as adaptable to your preferences as possible. From seniors to families with kids.

Our Spanish American team:
Our team has been dedicated to give you the best attention and customer service in English understanding your needs like no other company out there. With over 14 years of experience we have planned thousands of customized services and tours for people like you.

What our clients like about us
From the initial meeting, they know we care about their experience. After working with us they appreciate our passion for Spain and its culture, and that we work with great people that help make their trip memorable. You can read detailed reviews on Trip Advisor.

Look forward to working with you.

Thank you and Happy Happy Travels!

Carlos and Jennifer Galvin
Cofounders of Letango Tours

Come and visit Spain, away from the crowds and large groups, by choosing one of our Spain private travel packages. For the savvy and more discerning traveler including families, small groups of friends and special interest groups who want to visit Spain,  maintaining independence but with Letango handling all of the details.  We aim to take the hassle out of your travel and provide you with memorable experiences enjoying  private guides with lots of  flexibility.

These are the types of services we offer to our clients:

Letango offers pre-designed quality packages, customized packages and day tours, excursions and activities for people who choose to book their own hotels and transportation. In order for you to find what you are looking for in a fast and efficient manner, you can use our Advance Search to filter by region and type of tour. If after navigating through, you are not able to find what you are looking for, please ask us.  We are happy to help. 

Private Vacation Packages
Letango´s all inclusive trips that are pre-designed with a preset itinerary. They generally include accommodation, guided tours, transportation within Spain, entrance fees to monuments visited in the guided tours provided, a show, etc. They also come with our personal advice and recommendations. We are happy to have a consultation. We personally call all hotels before you check in to ensure they give you a nice room and are ready for you.

Day tours and activities
Day tours typically last between 3 and 9 hours depending on how much time you choose. They include a guide, sometimes entrances and are pre-designed with a set itinerary.  These are walking tours but we can arrange bikes or segway.

Day trips
Usually include the service of a private driver-guide or driver and guide. They include meals, wine tastings and sometimes entrance fees depending on the tour. All are pre-designed with a preset itinerary.

Shore Excursions
Coming in on a Cruise Ship? Whether it is just for the day or you have a few days, we offer great experiences that include transport from the cruise ships and fabulous activities, tours and mini packages that range from one to several days.  Our drivers and guides are experienced and prepared to receive you at the Port and are familiar with the protocol that goes with the Cruises.  They are always insured with safe and comfortable vehicles that have the required licenses to drive tourists. 

Customized Trips
This service is exclusive and refers to packages that are completely customized to your travel preferences and needs. Please read more on these type of trips under Customized Trips.

Other services
From meet and greet at the airport to a transfer, dining experiences or flamenco shows, we can arrange all of this to help you enhance your travel experience as part of your package.

We look forward to seeing you in Spain!!

Letango has put a lot of effort into designing a great number of tours for you to enjoy the culture of Spain and Portugal.

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