Learn Spanish Holiday
Talk Spanish as you experience the culture, traditions and walks of the Spanish Pyrenees.
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€1350 per person
No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.
Your safety is paramount, so we have reduced the number of weeks we are offering for 2021. This means that between each holiday there is a minimum disinfection period of 4 days. Giving us enough time to clean and disinfect the hotel, all equipment and transport, ensuring we are safe and ready for your visit.
More than ever, the emphasis is on small groups. The combination of couples, friends, family members or solo travellers will determine the maximum number on any particular holiday (from 2 to 8), so please enquire for availability.
The deposit is small (just €150) and we are only asking for the balance to be paid three weeks in advance of departure date.
If you have to cancel, any advance payment may be transferred to another holiday, or another person, with no time limit.
We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of the Spanish Pyrenees.
€1350 per person
“I have just returned from this magical place and can honestly say it has been one of the most memorable holidays ever.”
Jennifer. Huddersfield. Learn Spanish Holiday
We swop the conventional class room on our Learn Spanish Holiday, as we welcome you into our home in the Spanish Pyrenees. Here the informal atmosphere encourages you to relax, a prerequisite for good learning.
We are Simon and Lucy, your hosts, and we hope you will join us on our walks as we explore this unspoilt corner of Spain.
The emphasis on our Learn Spanish Holiday is conversation, as you put your Spanish into practice in a variety of ways.
This week is for intermediate level Spanish, that is to say you are able to have a basic conversation in Spanish, even if it is not grammatically correct. There are approximately 3 hours of tuition each day, spread over 5 days, with our native Spanish tutor.
Before booking please complete this simple online level test, and email us the result (allow 30 minutes).
Learn Spanish Holiday Itinerary
Talking to local people, interviews and role play will help you improve your Spanish and learn about the history and culture of our area. Whilst our walks with local Spanish mountain guides, not only provide another opportunity to speak Spanish, but also give a unique insight into the geology, flora and fauna of the beautiful Ordesa National Park.
In advance of each organised visit or guided walk, we will cover some of the basic vocabulary and phrases needed to make the most of each day.
We do encourage Spanish speaking throughout the day, although meal times are a time to relax, unwind and speak in your native tongue, invariably they are multi-lingual occasions!
Our two daughters, Penny and Sofi, love to help out if you get stuck on any Spanish vocabulary, or you can simply have a chat about your day, school or even try a Spanish tongue twister!
The bullet point itinerary below gives an idea of what we will be doing during a typical week. To receive a full itinerary please enter your email address at the end of this section and we will email it to you.
Please note: this is strictly a no-smoking holiday.
- Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
- Dinner and a chance to meet your fellow students.
- Morning lesson with Roberto.
- Local walk and swim in natural pools. Picnic lunch.
- Afternoon guided chapel visit.
- Visit to buy produce in the local market.
- Morning lesson with role play in medieval Ainsa.
- Lunch in a local restaurant.
- Afternoon wine tasting.
DAY 4 :
- Guided walk in Ordesa National Park. Picnic lunch.
- Afternoon to relax or swim.
- No lesson.
- Morning lesson with Roberto.
- Lunch in Albella.
- Afternoon high mountain excursion.
- Light supper.
- Guided walk in the Ordesa National Park. Picnic lunch.
- Afternoon lesson with Roberto.
- A day of culture and legends.
- Interviews and charlas in a remote Pyrenean village.
- Lunch at a family restaurant.
- Afternoon walk & return.
- A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
The base for our Learn Spanish Holiday is our 17th century farmhouse, Casa Allué. It nestles on the hillside in the small farming hamlet of Albella, within the Pyrenees Geopark and close to the National Park of Ordesa and the Natural Park of Sierra de Guara.
We undertook a major restoration project to transform Casa Allué into both a family home and a “must stay” destination.
The transformation complete, we have created a home from home. The bedrooms are spacious with luxury en suite bathrooms and thermostatic rain showers. All have mountain views with plenty of natural light. Four have stone balconies, perfect for star gazing, as the night skies here are breathtaking.
Each room is named after the wildlife that surrounds the house.
We love to cook and we prepare all your meals using only locally sourced, or our own organic produce. We can cater for all dietary requirements. The flavour is definitely Spanish, but often with a twist!
But it’s not just the accommodation and food that make our holidays stand out! See our section What Makes Us Different!
And for more information on our farmhouse, Casa Allué, visit our page Guest House Accommodation.
How to Get to Albella
When considering the options below why not add on a couple of nights to include a city break in Zaragoza, Barcelona or Madrid?
Flying to Zaragoza
Our nearest airport is Zaragoza. Ryan Air offer flights all year round from London Stansted.
Arrival time in Zaragoza is normally 16.40 and departure 17.05. We do offer a pick up and drop off service – see below.
Flying to Barcelona (El Prat) & Madrid
Barcelona and Madrid are hubs for international flights from outside Europe. If you are arriving from the USA, Canada, Australia or another international destination these are the best options.
All the low cost airlines fly to both cities.
We can provide transfers from both Zaragoza airport and Zaragoza train station, the cost is €70 return. Our pick up and drop off times are below.
Due to airline schedule changes we have provisional times which may alter. Please consult with Simon & Lucy before booking flights.
Pick-up: 18:00 train station.
Drop-off: 13:00 train station
Pick-up: 17:00 airport / 17:15 train station.
Drop-off: 15:00 train station / 15:15 airport.
The journey time for the high speed Renfe train from Barcelona and Madrid to Zaragoza is approximately 1½ hours.
To find train times and prices try the site direct or GoEuro. The latter also gives times and prices for travel by bus and car.
Prices by train are approximately 90 euros return from either Barcelona or Madrid. Trains can be booked 3 months in advance.
Be aware that paying with a foreign credit card can be problematic, however, using the same card via PayPal is very straightforward – we speak from experience and are here to help if you run into problems!
From Zaragoza it is two hours to our base in the Pyrenees.
Transfers from other airports can be arranged and would be charged on a pro rata basis.
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