An Exciting Experience
Experience an unforgettable adventure by joining us for a 13-day stay in Cadiz and Barcelona. While staying in Cadiz, students will live with typical Spanish families, allowing them to participate and be submerged in the language and culture. They’ll gain an intimate knowledge of two historic and cosmopolitan cities, while at the same time enjoying conducted trips to nearby places like Seville, Jerez, and Tangier, Morocco.
What to expect on this amazing tour
Students stay in twos or threes with carefully selected host families for their stay, thus immersing themselves in the culture in a way not possible if they stay only in hotels.
Lessons Come to Life
Programs in language and history are specifically tailored to our students’ needs and levels. All students will receive a certificate from an internationally accredited school.
We Take Care of Everything
From airline tickets, consent forms, and payment forms — to host families and hotels, entrance fees, all meals, all transportation, and all the tips. We take care of everything so teachers, parents and tour organizers don’t have to.
Great Benefits for Teachers
CSLI offers the best reward points program for teachers available in the industry. We also make it possible for teachers to relax and enjoy their evenings with peace of mind knowing their students are taken care of.
Cadiz and Barcelona
Cadiz is an ancient port city in southwest Spain situated on a narrow peninsula surrounded by the sea. Founded as Gadir by Phoenicians from Tyre more than 3,000 years ago, it’s the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe. Today it’s a typical Andalusian city full of picturesque vistas, winding alleys connecting charming plazas, and well-preserved historical landmarks. A former 16th-century centre for trade and exploration, it has over 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, traditionally used for spotting ships. Love-struck visitors speak fondly of Cadiz’ seafood, beaches and collection of fascinating monuments and museums.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city. Located on Spain’s northeastern Mediterranean coast, it has a very rich history and the city’s architectural treasures span more than 2000 years. High columns and ancient city walls provide a window into the Roman era of the city, while taking a stroll through the Gothic quarter, past tranquil plazas and soaring 14th-century cathedrals transports you to the Middle Ages. Barcelona has long inspired artists like Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, whose works are on display in the city’s myriad of museums.
A Beautiful Setting
Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 13-day trip to Spain
SevilleSeville is the capital and largest city in southern Spain’s Andalucia region. Situated on the river Guadalquivir, it’s known for its Flamenco culture, the ornate Alcázar palace built by the Moorish Almohads in the 14th century, as well as the Seville Cathedral—the largest cathedral in the world and third largest church. The cathedral is also the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a famous minaret turned bellower, the Giralda.
Tangier, MoroccoTangier is a major city in northern Morocco located only 14km south of Spain, across the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. It has a very rich history due to the historical presence of many civilizations and cultures since before the 5th century BCE. Tangier is split into an old walled city, or medina, with its medieval alleyways, the Kasbah and walled fortress, and a new modern city, the ville nouvelle.
Sagrada FamiliaAntoni Gaudí, one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture and world architecture, spent over 40 years designing the Temple of the Sagrada Familia, from 1883 until his death in 1926. Five generations have already witnessed the temple’s rise in Barcelona. Currently, 70% of the Basilica is finished and it could be completed by the first third of the 21st century.
Spring Break 2020
Day 1-2: Arrival in SpainFly to Spain and meet your CSLI tour director at the airport. Meet your host family and have your first Spanish home-cooked meal.
Day 3: Cadiz city tourGuided tour around the old part of Cadiz in the morning. Guided visit to Cadiz Museum. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach with option to go surfing.
Day 4: Paella partyPlacement test at the school in the morning. Flamenco and paella cooking party in the afternoon.
Day 5: SevilleGuided tour of the old town, visit to the Cathedral where you’ll see Christopher Columbus’ tomb, and a guided tour of the Alcazar Palace of Seville.
Day 6: KarakokeClasses in the morning. We’ll talk about Spanish pop music and practice by singing Karaoke. Free afternoon to enjoy Cadiz.
Day 7: Bolonia & VejerClasses in the morning. Visit to the beach town of Bolonia, the Roman ruins (Baelo Claudia) and museum. Tour of Vejer de la Frontera in the afternoon, one of the most beautiful all-white towns in Spain.
Day 8: Tavira Tower/MuseumClasses in the Morning. Guided visits to the Tavira Tower, Cadiz Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre.
Day 9: Morocco (Optional)You’ll have a bus tour of the city, ride some camels at the beach and have lunch at an authentic Moroccan restaurant with traditional music and dancers. Walking tour of the old town and shopping at the market in the afternoon.
Day 10: Jerez & Santa MariaClasses in the morning. Guided tour of Jerez where you’ll visit the Alcazaba (11th century Moorish fortress). Afternoon visit to the Port of Santa Maria with guided tour of the castle.
Day 11: BarcelonaCatch train to Barcelona in the morning. Check-in at hotel. Visit to Sagrada Familia church and Park Güell in the afternoon.
Day 12: Barcelona City TourGuided tour of the centre of Barcelona with visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. Visit to the market with free time to do some shopping.
Day 13: Departure from SpainTransfer to the airport—End of trip.
Canada’s Best Educational Tours
CSLI has provided educational tour programs in Canada since 1997. Our main goal has always been to improve students’ language skills and self-confidence abroad while obtaining a unique first-hand look at the culture and people of the places they are visiting. Our focus on value and affordability, along with making our trips the most complete and of highest quality compared to our competitors is what truly makes a CSLI tour the best. We make all of the necessary arrangements for our tours, alleviating headaches for teachers and trip organizers making the trip more enjoyable and giving you time to truly explore the wonders abroad.
Canadian-owned and run
CSLI Tours is a family-owned Canadian company based in BC, driven by values and a real passion for travel. We have an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction and have never compromised on the quality of the services we provide. Every tour we offer was designed to inspire your students and enrich their learning experience, while increasing their self-confidence and understanding of other cultures.
Safety & security
For more than 22 years the safety of our groups has been our top priority. All of our tour directors are first aid certified and well-trained to manage challenging situations. We always have contingency and emergency plans in place and we are always available 24/7 through our direct contact line to provide assistance to teachers, students, parents and school administrators if anything comes up before or during the trip.
As a group leader, your travel is absolutely free and includes all meals and accommodation at carefully selected hotels. Because one of our representatives will stay with you 100% of the time, the teachers get to relax during the evenings and explore the sights and sounds of the cities they visit. We’ll make all the room checks and ensure that each evening, the students are safe in their hotel suites or with their host families.
The CSLI Experience
Program price includes
Round-trip airfare from Vancouver on major carriers
All entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary
Three meals per day
All transportation by comfortable private motor coach
All the tips
All guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
10 overnight stays with host families and at hotels
Language and history lessons
24/7 services from our professional tour director
Professional tour guides at all attractions as per itinerary
A deposit of $300 per person at the time of registration is required. A cancellation, medical insurance is mandatory, and can be purchased at time of enrollment. Payments can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard or American Express – a surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Taxes not included.