7 Days Spanish and a Passion for Wine Culinary Vacation in Madrid, Spain

7 Days Spanish and a Passion for Wine Culinary Vacation in Madrid, Spain

  • Madrid, Spain

Spain Wine Tours

Wine is part of the soul of Spain. The Spanish language is closely related to gastronomy, due to its enormous importance as a cultural reference. With this course, you can enjoy excellent wines and aperitifs in some of the best wineries in Madrid, at the same time as you immerse yourself in the specific vocabulary related to enology, spending a pleasant time in good company.

Highlights

  • 2 wine-related activities
  • 20 Spanish course lessons
  • Introductory class to art and wine at the Prado Museum
  • Final certificate of participation in the course
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Free welcome folder
  • 5 days with instruction
  • German, Spanish, English
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Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid offers different types of accommodation for students so as to suit their personal needs and interests. All accommodations are carefully selected in order to provide the same level of quality for everybody. They are exclusive for students of the Spanish courses in Madrid. At this time, you can choose from:

Host family

The decision to stay with a host family will undoubtedly offer you a true Spanish living experience. You will speak Spanish all day, thereby allowing you to enjoy the maximum benefit of your Spanish course, as well as provide you with a comprehensive view and understanding of the day-to-day life in a different culture.

Your host family will be composed of parents and children, couples without children, or individuals living alone, all of which enjoy the company of others and look forward to the opportunity to share their culture. You will not be the first to go out with your host family to tour the city or keep in touch with the family long after you have completed your course.

Most host families will be able to offer an internet connection with Wi-Fi. In the event that you come with another person, they offer double rooms and it is not necessary that your roommate takes a course.

You will receive a set of your own house keys so that you can come and go as you please. Also, you will be able to receive calls on your host family's land line. These host families offer you a private bathroom, which is located in your bedroom.

Hostels

Hostels are establishments similar to hotels, but with a lower level of services and cheaper prices. The hostels in Spain use to be especially good and the ones Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid chooses for you are in the heart of Madrid and very close to Tandem, so it is possible to walk to the school every day. This category offers rooms with an en-suite bathroom or a shared bathroom, telephone, and television.

The hostels provide a wide range of styles to meet everyone’s requirements and offer an array of services and facilities so that the student will feel at home. Some of them also offer meals, other bed and breakfast, other only the room. All establishments they choose are compliant with European quality standards.

Hotels

Tandem partnered with hotels close to the school in order to provide students with a higher category of accommodation. They are located in the center of Madrid, just a short walk from the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, and Reina Sofía museums, and the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and Gran Vía, and close to the Atocha Renfe-AVE train station. The theme of the hotel is Spanish wine regions. All rooms have air-conditioning and a flat-screen satellite television.

The hotels are just five to 10-minute walk from the school. The standard of hotels in Spain use to be outstanding, you will enjoy a very pleasant learning travel experience.

Private apartment

This is a privileged accommodation in the heart of Madrid, located in Barrio de las Letras, five minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol, 10 minutes walk from Tandem. The private apartment accommodation is designed for people who want to study Spanish in Madrid and having their own space, with comfort and convenience.

All apartments have fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and kitchen, plus everything you need for cooking. All apartments have access to a large terrace with magnificent views across Madrid from above and the mountains and surrounding area. Daily cleaning of the apartments is served.

There are many types of private apartments. The studio apartment is for one or two people if you are a couple. The studio has a double bed, living room, bathroom, kitchen, and terrace with views of Madrid. Apartment A is for two or three people with a separate bedroom with double bed or twin beds as requested, living room with sofa bed for one person, bathroom, kitchen, and terrace with views of Madrid.

Apartment B is for three or four people with two separate bedrooms with double bed or twin beds as requested, living room with sofa bed for one person, bathroom, kitchen, and terrace with views of Madrid.

Shared flat

The layout and size of these shared flats for international students are conducive to shared living and guarantee independent access to shared spaces like the kitchen, the living room, and at least one bathroom. The most common apartment is a three-bedroom that can house up to four students, usually with two single rooms and one double room.

The apartment’s open-concept living or dining room design makes a very spacious place. The living room leads into the fully equipped modern kitchen. Each room comes with one desk and chair per bed and a full-size closet. Next to the bedrooms, there is a modern bathroom with a window and walking in shower.

Facilities and services include:

  • 24 / 7 emergency hotline in case of flood, gas leak, fire, etc.
  • Flat screen television
  • Fully equipped kitchen (not always with dishwasher)
  • Fully furnished living or dining room with sofa and comfy chairs for everyone
  • Hi-speed wireless internet
  • Linens
  • Online or on-call maintenance service from Comforts of Home
  • Renters’ insurance
  • Safe and beautiful neighborhood called Chamberi in the city center
  • Spacious apartment
  • Twin size bed
  • Utilities including gas, electricity, and water
  • Washing machine and drying rack (no dryer)
  • Weekly cleaning service

Renovated and elegant apartments are located in one of the most typical Madrilenian areas. Buildings of Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid located on the pleasant streets of Cea Bermudez 15 is near the gardens and recreation sports facilities of the Canal de Isabel II Park and Bravo Murillo 27 near Quevedo Square.

Their fully renovated three and four bedrooms apartments are decorated in an elegant and functional style, located in a quaint neighborhood, and close to a variety of restaurants, bars, grocery shops, and coffee shops. The subway station is five minutes walking distance.

Summer university residence

Opening from June 1st to September 30th, the summer university residence is based in the university campus area in Moncloa District. It is situated in the university neighborhood of the capital with a metro station and bus stops right outside the door, being only a few minutes from the city center using public transport.

There are well-maintained facilities including a large outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gymnasium, sports grounds with football pitch, basketball and handball courts, as well as various study areas with Wi-Fi in common areas and student room. A large, modern dining room offers breakfast, half board, and full board.

All these great facilities make the residence the perfect choice for your accommodation in Madrid during the summer months. It is close to the metro station Metropolitano Line 6, close to a shopping area with bars and restaurants, 15 minutes by metro to Puerta del Sol, city center, 26 minutes by metro to the airport, and available various bus services.

All single rooms have a bathroom and include Wi-Fi, security safe or strong box, work table, fully furnished bathroom, wardrobe, and bed. The shared facilities are the dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cinema and concert room, television and games room, 25-meter outdoor swimming pool opening from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., gym and weights room opening from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and common room for internet access and leisure. The reception remains open 24 hours a day.

Madrid boasts a magnificent selection of “designation of origin” wines and wineries, as well as specialized bars and restaurants that offer wine tastings. Spanish and a Passion for Wine is a special program that includes the study of the Spanish language and the wine culture of Spain. Spanish course will be started on any Monday of the year. You will have 20 45-minute lessons per week or four lessons per day for all levels.

In the low season, from January to April, there is only morning timetable. During the high season from May to September, you have rotating schedules every week, for example, some groups will have classes one week in the morning. This schedule will change the following week to the afternoon so that all students can have free mornings and free afternoons every week and vice versa.

The maximum number of students per class is 10 and the minimum is four. If the number of students per class is less than four, Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid will reduce the number of classes to half of the total. Cultural activities will be organized in the afternoons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. including a wine tasting, visits to a winery, or an introductory class to art and wine at the Prado Museum.

Daily schedule

  • 09:00 Classes
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Classes
  • 13:30 Classes
  • 15:00 Break
  • 15:30 Classes

During this holiday, you will join visits to a winery or introductory classes to art and wine at the Prado Museum.

This tour will take place in Madrid, Spain. As soon as you arrive in Madrid, you will feel impressed by its beauty and all the things you can do here. It is easy to find Madrid tourist information on the internet or at the tourism offices located near the most important attractions, like in almost all touristic cities in Spain.

However, it is a huge city with over six million inhabitants so it may be necessary to use public transportation to move between different neighborhoods. Madrid has excellent infrastructure and transport that include one of the best metro services in Europe, commuter rail, buses, and plenty of taxis.

Host family

With respect to your meal plan, you can choose between breakfast, half-board with breakfast and dinner, or full-board. Your meals will be served during the normal Spanish dining hours and you will eat Spanish food. However, to the extent possible, your host family will take your preferences into consideration.

Further, if necessary, Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid has families that can adapt to certain dietary requirements such as those of a vegetarian or someone with food allergies, as well as those with food restrictions related to their religion.

Private apartment

All apartments have fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and kitchen, plus everything you need for cooking.

Shared flat

The flat has fully equipped kitchen and is located in a quaint neighborhood and close to a variety of restaurants, bars, grocery shops, and coffee shops.

Summer university residence

All of the meals are cooked daily from fresh ingredients, catering for all dietary requirements.

  • 1 free extra Spanish class
  • 2 wine-related activities
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Access to a patio-garden
  • Accommodation enrollment fee
  • Books, films, and music CD loan service
  • Cultural activities
  • Final certificate of participation in the course
  • Free Tandem language exchange service
  • Free welcome folder
  • Loaned out course book
  • Multimedia area with modern computers for self-study
  • Placement test
  • Spacious classrooms equipped with audiovisual and digital media
  • Spanish and a passion for wine enrollment fee
  • Spanish course
  • Student assistance service
  • Tutorial sessions with teachers and head of studies
  • Vending machines
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Enrollment fee
  • Insurance
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD). Flight information must be confirmed in writing at least one week prior to arrival, otherwise, Tandem Escuela Internacional Madrid will accept no responsibility for picking up you from the airport and no refund will be given or if delays and changes to flight schedules are not notified in advance.

They will provide you a telephone number in which you can contact the person in charge of transportation. This person will wait at the most 60 minutes after the planned time of flight’s arrival. If you do not contact them, the service will be canceled. It is a private and comfortable transfer and each trip (one way) costs 65 EUR.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.

Madrid, Spain

TANDEM Madrid is part of a network of independent language schools characterized by their values, quality, effective teaching, and friendly atmosphere.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round with arrivals on Monday.

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