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Barcelona
Basic price from
£299
3 nights accom. & travel  for 30 students and 3 staff
Basic price from
£299
4 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Geography school trips to Barcelona

Geography school trips to Barcelona

An excellent tour destination for a Geography 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 (dependent on flight time)
        • 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

The Urbany Hostel is a modern and friendly hostel, located in the heart of the city, close to the Sagrada Familia.

Location: Minutes away from the nearest metro station (Clot), and just a 10-minute walk from the beach, Urbany Hostel is a great base for your group.

Facilities: Facilities include a common room, guest kitchen, locker room, games room, on-site cafe-bar and rooftop terrace boasting spectacular views of downtown Barcelona.

Accommodation: . Single and twin rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities are available for staff and 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms with en-suite and facilities are available for students. All rooms are safe and secure with key card access and lockers.

Meals: A continental buffet breakfast, packed lunches and a guest kitchen are available.

Barcelona Accommodation - BCN Sports Hostel

BCN Sports Hostel

  • Right in the heart of the city
  • Refurbished, modern hostel

Recently refurbished, BCN Sports Hostel sits in the centre of Barcelona and is within walking distance to Gaudi's Casa Milá and Verdaguer Metro Station.

Location: Centre of Barcelona, walking distance from numerous public transport points.

Facilities: This vibrant and fun hostel offers a wealth of amenities for youth groups including a games room, various communal/lounge areas, an indoor swimming pool, sun terrace, shared kitchen and snack bar.

Accommodation: BCN Sports Hostel offers dormitory style rooms with bunk beds and lockers for storing your belongings. Sheets and blankets are included in the price, however, towels are provided at a supplement.

Meals: The hostel can offer a full board stay (continental breakfast, packed lunches or hot lunch and evening meal) with set menus.

Barcelona Accommodation - Roma Reial

Roma Reial

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

Roma Reial is a well-established hotel in the heart of Barcelona, ideal for school groups looking to explore the city.

Location: Located in the Plaza Reial, the hotel is a 100 metre walk from the nearest metro (Liceu), it is also only a short walk away from main tourist sights such as Las Ramblas, the Picasso Museum and the Boqueria Food Market.

Facilities: Facilities include a restaurant which features original stone archways and an outdoor terrace.

Accommodation: There are double, triple or quadruple rooms available which are all offer air conditioning, TV's and daily housekeeping.

Meals: The hotel offers a buffet breakfast and dinner is available upon request.

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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