|Weekend Course in Spain
Unfortunately we won't be able to offer any weekend courses during spring/summer 2013. That is due to work commitment of Esther and Gerda in London. We hope to return to our courses in Rioseco in the autumn!
Medina de Rioseco
Enjoy a complete immersion Spanish Course (3 nights) in the 'City of the Admirals', in the heart of Castilla y León. By combining Spanish language lessons, cinema workshops, local history (i.e Napoleon, Juan de Austria, the Habsburgs, Cervantes, Columbus, ...) with visits to places still much unknown to mass tourism and good food and company, your hosts will make every effort to ensure your stay is really enjoyable and encourage and motivate you to converse in Spanish.
Optional visits to world famous bodegas (wine cellars) in Ribera del Duero.
Although situated some 200 km from the nearest seaside, Medina de Rioseco became headquarters of the Admirals of the Castilian kingdom in 1424. A small and lively medieval town with some 5,000 inhabitants, Rioseco maintains the beautiful arcades in the narrow main street, boasts 3 fine churches (15/16th cent.) and 3 gates of the once fortified city. As a visitor to Rioseco you can visit many of its museums, such as the Holy Easter Week Museum (museum de Semana Santa) or the beautiful Museum of San Francisco, which has an impressive arts collection (17th cent. ivory, 16-18th cent. sculptures and Flemish paintings. Also, the flour factory 'San Antonio' (19th cent.) is well worth a visit. With a good range of bars, cafes, restaurants, the beautiful canal which you can explore on foot, by bicycle or a daily scenic boat trip, and a small leisure centre (heated indoor pool, tennis courts, paddel courts, bicycle/canoe hire) Medina de Rioseco has something to offer to everyone. Rioseco is situated just 15 mins from Valladolid airport - 3 weekly flights from Stansted airport withRyanair.
Near Medina de Rioseco is the historic city Valladolid, once a capital city of Spain, and home to Cervantes and Christopher Columbus, Valladolid attracts visitors form all over the world for its history, art, culture and pure language. The many modern buildings and the University of Valladolid, gives it a young and dynamic flair without loosing the peaceful atmosphere of a provincial town.
SAMPLE itinerary (times and visits may change)
You can also fly to Madrid and then make your way by bus or train/AVE to Valladolid/Medina de Rioseco
Arrival to Valladolid airport; transfer to Medina de Rioseco
||Walk to old town centre and enjoy a welcome coffee/drink in the famous bar 'Cubero'|
||Home-cooked lunch with your hosts|
||Free time |
||Spanish workshop |
||Visit Valladolid by bus; guided city tour; you will have time for lunch (not included)|
||Dinner with your hosts|
||Guided walking tour around Rioseco; learn more about Rioseco's history and buildings |
||Moderate Walk around Tierra de Campos (please bring comfortable shoes!)|
||Lunch at local restaurant (included in course price)|
||Transfer to Airport|
2013 - Unfortunately we won't be able to offer any weekend courses during spring/summer 2013. That is due to work commitment of Esther and Gerda in London. We hope to return to our courses in Rioseco in the autumn!
Upper-Intermediate completed Intermediate full
Private course no availabilty
Upper- Intermediate/Advanced full
Lower intermediate full
Lower intermediate no availability
If you are not sure about your level please contact us for an informal chat/assessment
|Complete Spanish language immersion; stay at teacher's home.
- Airport transfer from Valladolid airport
- 5.5 hours hours Spanish workshop
(incl. screening of a Spanish movie),
- 2 guided tours (Rioseco & Valladolid)
- 1 guided walk
- All course material
- 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner,
||min. 3, max. 8 students|
3 nights, usually Sat–Tue
If opting for a hostel/
hotel you will have breakfast at your hosts
(3-5 minute walk).
|Shared accommodation in twin-bedded rooms in a modern town house, Medina de Rioseco; single room accommodation £20.00 extra per night. Alternative accommodation in Hostel/Hotels available - all ensuite rooms, TV, WIFI, starting from £35.00 pppn.|
*We can arrange for tailor made weekend courses to suit you. Tell your friends, pick a date and if we are free we would love to welcome you to your own tailor made Weekend Course/Seminar/Workshop in Medina de Rioseco- you choose the hours of tuition, topics, visits, workshops,... Contact us now for more details.
|The Course Price does NOT include
- Return Flight (daily direct flight form London Stansted to Valladolid)
- Travel Insurance
- Spending money
- Accommodation in hostels/hotels
Contact us now for a FREE asessment of your level.
To book your place or if you have any queries please contact Gerda or Esther by email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your a short message on our 24hrs answer phone +44 20 8650 4939
Idea: why not combine a weekend course with a visit/visits to Salamanca, León, Segovia or Madrid.
All enrolments are accepted on the basis of our standard Terms & Conditions