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Barcelona
Basic price from
£299
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 3 staff

Geography school trips to Barcelona

Geography school trips to Barcelona

An excellent tour destination for a gGeography school trip, Barcelona is brimming with opportunities to explore human geography themes, and is surrounded by natural parks for physical geography excursions. Investigating the impact and sustainable legacy of the 1992 Olympic Games is a core topic for many, and one that links directly to the regeneration and re-branding that transformed the deprived inner city and port areas into thriving hubs. Students can climb Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia for a bird’s eye view of the city’s layout, then leave the urban area for a tour of Montserrat National Park to investigate the ecology and sustainability of this local mountain landscape. This unique and curriculum-relevant geography trip to Barcelona is a fantastic opportunity for enhancing your group’s geographical understanding in an iconic and cosmopolitan setting.

 

Suggested Itinerary

BASIC

  • day
    1

    Economic Change and opportunity

    • Arrive in Barcelona
    • Las Golondrinas boat trip
    • Barcelona Port
  • day
    2

    Theme: Ecosystems, human activity and urban regeneration

    • Montserrat National Park
    • Olympic Stadium
  • day
    3

    Volcanic Landscapes and Sustainable Development

    • Garrotxa Volcanic Park
    • Montseny National Park
  • day
    4

    Theme: Coastal landscapes and processes

    • Catalonia coastline
    • Ebro Delta
  • day
    5

    Theme: Economic change

    • Lloret de Mar
    • Travel back to the UK

  • Itinerary price from: £449

    Price details

    Priced based on:

    • 4 night tour for 40 students and 4 staff

    Price includes:

    • Return international flights
    • Return airport transfers by coach
    • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation on a bed-sharing basis
    • Standard insurance
    • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Urban Life

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

  • Barcelona City (inc Olympic Stadium, Las Golondrinas, Port Vell)

KEY TOPIC: Economic Activity & Development

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

  • Barcelona Olympic Stadium
  • Las Golondrinas
  • Port Vell
  • Ebro Delta
  • Garrotxa Volcanic Park

KEY TOPIC: Tectonic Activity

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

  • Garrotxa Volcanic Park

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

Barcelona Accommodation - Alberg Pere Tarres

Alberg Pere Tarres

  • Great location in the centre
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Alberg Pere Tarres is located just off the Avenida Diagonal in the Barcelona district of Les Corts.

Location: This relaxed hostel is close to the centre of Barcelona with the metro station of les Corts only 5 minutes’ walk and 10 minutes’ walk to the Camp Nou football stadium.

Facilities: Amenities include a communal terrace, kitchen and TV lounge, as well as table tennis. Meeting rooms and laundry facilities are available.

Accommodation: The colourful dorms and private rooms come with bunk beds, lockers and free Wi-Fi.

Barcelona Accommodation - Urbany Hostel

Urbany Hostel

  • Perfect location
  • Swimming pool

A modern, friendly hostel, centrally located near to the universally known Sagrada Familia church. Well-equipped and close to public transport links.

Location: Close to all that Barcelona has to offer, 100m from the nearest metro station (Clot), and a 10 minute walk from the beach.

Facilities: Luggage room, common room, free high speed Wi-Fi throughout, sun terrace, 24 hour reception, gym.

Accommodation: Single and twin room, shared bathroom facilities, 4-8 person rooms for students, key card lockers.

Meals: Breakfast available, guest kitchen facilities.

Barcelona Accommodation - Equity Point Centric

Equity Point Centric

  • Right in the heart of the city
  • Fully refurbished, modern hostel

Equity Point’s flagship hostel is situated in a fully refurbished Modernist building slotted perfectly in between high end boutiques, hotels and architectural masterpieces.

Location: Found on the Passeig de Gracia, next to Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas, walking distance from numerous public transport points.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, information desk and tour bookings, common room, 24 hour reception, no lockout, luggage room.

Accommodation: Single and twin en-suite rooms available to staff, double to dorm sized en-suite rooms for students. All with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access.

Meals: Breakfast buffet.

Barcelona Accommodation - Roma Reial

Roma Reial

  • Great choice on a budget
  • Located in the Gothic Quarter

A well established, no-frills hotel in the heart of Barcelona, ideal for school groups looking to explore the city with minimal fuss.

Location: Located in the Plaza Reial, 100m walk from the nearest metro (Liceu), and several bus stops. A short walk away from main sites such as the cathedral, Las Ramblas, Picasso Museum and the Boqueria food market.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, reception meeting area.

Accommodation: Double, triple or quadruple rooms available. All equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.

Meals: In-house restaurant with breakfast buffet, and dinners available.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Montserrat National Park

Tours available include 'The hermitages trail, medieval hike', 'Discover Monserrat - 1000 years of spirituality, history and art' and 'Masterpieces of Monserrat Museum from Caravaggio to Picasso' available for a half day visit or full day visit.

Las Golondrinas Boat Trips

Harbour sightseeing tours, offering a stunning view of Barcelona from the sea. You can choose between the shorter harbour tour through the yacht harbour, the fishing port and the freight port and the long excursion. The long ride “Port i Litoral” takes you to the port facilities and into the open sea along the coast to the city limits of Barcelona at Port Fòrum.

La Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions and its’ most important landmark. Sagrada Família is a huge, privately-funded Roman Catholic Church that has been under construction since 1882 and is not expected to be completed until at least 2026.

Olympic Stadium & Museum

You and your students may wish to visit the stadium on top of the Montjuic Mountain which is located extremely close to the Fundacio Joan Miro and the area has excellent views of the city. This area was extensively redeveloped for the 1992 games, and athletes were accommodated here. There is a pleasant marina, many seafront shops and restaurants, and the best beach in the city.

The Port of Barcelona

The old harbour, Barcelona’s Port Vell, which stretches from the Columbus Monument to the Barceloneta, offers endless possibilities to enjoy your leisure time, such as Imax, Aquàrium or Maremàgnum, amongst others. Following a long historic process, the Port Vell, with its landmark buildings and monuments, now gleams like one of the most valuable pearls on the Mediterranean coast.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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