Avila: 5 days - 4 nights : 187.99€ / student
Sample itinerary with family accommodation (2019):
A UNESCO world heritage site, Avila is located just 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Madrid and, at 1130 metres above sea level, is the highest city in Spain.
Famous for its spectacular 11th century city walls – 2 ½ km in perimeter with 88 towers – Avila is the best surviving example of a Spanish medieval walled city. Its rich history is reflected in its religious and secular architecture with beautiful palaces, churches and convents.
Avila is the birthplace of Saint Theresa of Jesus and is, therefore, a place of pilgrimage. The principal festival honours the patron saint on the 15th October. Another important festival is Easter which is characterised by its penitential feel.
The local dishes feature veal, roast lamb and "las judías del Barco con chorizo” (bean and chorizo stew) – all hearty dishes that help guard against the cold Castilian winters.
The pastries from the convents are the most notable sweet dishes, especially the “yemas of Saint Theresa” (candied egg yolks).
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Accommodation in full-board basis (breakfast, packed-lunch and dinner)
- Free staff places ratio 1:12
- Local manager's assistance
- Reservation of tickets
- 24/7 assistance during the stay
Read the advantages of family-home stay
Does not include:
- Transport in the city
- Flight tickets (read more)
- Airport transfers. They can be organised with private or public transport and the price may change regarding the number of students, please contact us for more details.