Every year Battersea Spanish travels abroad with its students in a journey of cultural immersion. This very special weekend trip is dedicated to those students who love music, dance, sun, good food, and above all: Flamenco!
Led by our beloved Flamenco teacher Carmen Igarza, we will be attending one of the most iconic and spectacular Flamenco Ferias in all of Spain: La Feria de Jeréz de la Frontera. World-known by its colours, lights, joy and magnificent horses, this is a must see in everyone’s lives. So why not experience it in the best company and with the best itinerary?
This trip is designed for people who dance flamenco, or not. The important thing is that you are passionate about Spanish music and dance! Please note that this is not a Spanish language trip. The activities will be in English, and is not for people looking to further their language skills. Please note that we only take a very limited amount of students in our always sold out trips, so be quick to secure your seat if this is an experience you don’t want to miss out!
Priority booking will be given to Battersea Spanish students. If you don’t learn with us but are interested in this trip, please email us to email@example.com and we will put you in a waiting list.
Below the day by day of our experience together:
Day 1- Viernes
3:00pm: Check in and welcome drink at our exclusive boutique hotel Casa Número 6. We will enjoy a refreshing glass of cava in the sunny terrace of our hotel and will get to know each other and the details of the wonderful weekend ahead.
4:30pm: Transport to Jeréz center for a private tour of this breath-taking Andalusian town
5:30pm-7:00pm: City tour discovering the most iconic spots as well as secret must knows!
8:00pm-10:00pm: Dinner and traditional Flamenco Tablao show in top venue Puro Arte Tablao Flamenco Jeréz.
10:00pm: Return to the hotel, or stay late exploring if you prefer!
Day 2- Sábado
8:00am-10:00am: Delicious breakfast in our hotel.
11:00am- 1:00pm: Flamenco class to learn the very famous Bulerías de Jeréz with the extraordinary performer and teacher Chiqui de Jeréz!
1:00pm- 4:00pm: Time for yourself. Use these hours to go flamenco shopping, return to one of the spots from the tour, rest and get ready for the night, or go tapas hunting before we dive into La Feria!
4:00pm- until late: Time to explore La Feria in its full wonder, led by Carmen Igarza. Prepare yourself for music, horses, colours, fireworks, and an overall experience that will sure be sealed in your hearts forever!
Day 3- Domingo
8:00am-11:00am: Delicious breakfast in our hotel.
11:00am: Departure to Bodegas Tradición, one of the most exclusive and respected bodegas in town, for a delicious Sherry Tasting and Tapas lunch.
12:00pm-2:00pm: Tasting of 5 incredible sherrys followed by a delicious tapas lunch.
2:00pm-return to the hotel.
2:30pm-3:00pm: One last toast to say goodbye to a wonderful weekend together. ¡Y hasta la próxima vez!
(You are of course welcome to stay on your own, as the Feria will continue to be on full swing!)
The hotel (Casa Número 6)
We have chosen to stay in the port of Santa María, 10 minutes away from Jeréz center, not only because we think it is incredibly beautiful to stay by the sea, but also because this will give us some quiet, as Jeréz will be in full swing! The transport from place to place will be arranged by taxi (the best option during Feria time), and this will be included in your travel fee, as long as it is within the itinerary. Rooms and bathrooms will be shared (individual bed for everyone), but this is a top establishment, so be sure it will all be spotless and great!
What’s included in this trip?
– Three Battersea Spanish staff members that will make sure you have a spotless and memorable experience. One of them being Carmen Igarza, flamenco teacher and artist, who will make sure you enjoy this experience like a real Flamenca or Flamenco!
– Accommodation in exclusive hotel by the beach.
– All breakfasts (dietary needs can be accommodated).
– Private Jeréz tour.
– Tablao dinner and show (dietary needs can be accommodated).
– Flamenco class for all levels with renowned Flamenco teacher and artist.
– Sherry tasting and tapas lunch (dietary needs can be accommodated).
– Curated enjoyment of the unique Feria de Jeréz.
– Internal transport during the trip itinerary. Any transport taken outside the designated itinerary will the responsibility of each participant.
What’s not included?
– Flights to and from Spain.
– Travel insurance (please make sure to arrange your own insurance).
– Drinks and any meals outside of the established program.
– Saturday lunch and dinner, as this will be enjoyed by each participant while attending La Feria.
Booking procedure and cancellations.
In order to secure your trip, you can either book the deposit, or book the whole experience and don’t think about any further payments! Please note that no fees are refundable under any circumstances as we are taking serious financial commitments with third parties, so check everything before you book! If you are a Battersea Spanish member please do not apply your member’s code to this trip, as the discount has already been applied.
Please do secure your space right away so that you don’t miss out!
However, wait until we notify you in order to buy your plane ticket! If you buy it prior to our notification we are non liable should the trip has to be cancelled. We expect to be able to notify you by mid March.
If the trip has to be cancelled for any reasons beyond our control, you will get a full refund of the fees payed to us.