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School Trips to Barcelona

Barcelona, the cultural centre of northern Spain, is a beloved school trip destination. This bustling, lively, historic city has an excellent range of art museums, fine architecture, historic monuments and amusement parks which will appeal to school students studying a variety of KS3, KS4 and KS5 subjects.
Whether you want to immerse your Modern Foreign Language students in the Catalonian culture or show your Art students the wonders of Parc Güell, booking an educational trip to Barcelona will be an enriching experience for all.

The benefits of an educational trip to Barcelona

One of the top visits for school trips to Barcelona is the magnificent La Sagrada Familia Basilica designed by Antonio Gaudí which has been under construction since 1882. Since June 2019, the Construction Board of the Sagrada Familia has continued building the masterpiece project of Antoni Gaudí.

Barcelona school trips are full of Gaudi’s unique buildings including Casa Batlló and Parc Güell as well as museums and exhibitions explaining his life and work. Gaudi’s distinct style appeals to all, whether you are interested in architecture or not, and most can be appreciated from the outside for free.

Alongside its cultural heritage, Barcelona boasts a stunning Beach with up to 2.8 miles of coastline and has been voted the world’s best beach city by National Geographic. The Mediterranean climate means that the city can be enjoyed all year round. If all this does not whet your appetite, you can also take a tour of the famous FC Nou Camp Stadium and enjoy some traditional tapas for a real flavour of Spain.

Our Barcelona school trips include…

Booking a school trip to Barcelona allows secondary school students to enjoy a bustling, culture-rich city with the added enjoyment of the coast. We have received excellent feedback from school groups who have visited Barcelona. Some of the most favoured Barcelona school trip highlights include:

  • The Iconic Sagrada Familia
  • The Vibrant Park Guell
  • The Famous La Rambla
  • The Picasso Museum
  • The Stunning Beaches

Contact EST today to discover how we can help you to organise your next school trip to Barcelona.

Top Visits in Barcelona

<p>Gaudi Experiencia</p>

Gaudi Experiencia

<p>Dali Museum (Figueres)</p>

Dali Museum (Figueres)

<p>Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA)</p>

Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA)

<p>Port of Barcelona</p>

Port of Barcelona

<p>Grand Prix Circuit</p>

Grand Prix Circuit

<p>Picasso Museum</p>

Picasso Museum



<p>Guided Sightseeing Tour of Barcelona</p>

Guided Sightseeing Tour of Barcelona



<p>Flamenco Show</p>

Flamenco Show

<p>Tapas Tour</p>

Tapas Tour

<p>Sagrada Familia</p>

Sagrada Familia

<p>Port Aventura</p>

Port Aventura

<p>Barcelona FC Nou Camp Stadium</p>

Barcelona FC Nou Camp Stadium

<p>Parc Guell</p>

Parc Guell

Popular Barcelona Itinerary

Day 1


Land in the capital of Catalonia and drop off your bags.


Explore the bustling Las Ramblas with all its shops cafés and market stalls.


Enjoy a group evening meal in a central restaurant.


Day 2


Guided sightseeing tour of the city including the Gothic Quarter and Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.


Guided sightseeing tour of the city including the Gothic Quarter and Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.


Tapas tasting and Flamenco show.


Day 3


Day trip to PortAventura where your students can enjoy all the rides and attractions at Spain's most popular theme park.      


Free time to relax around the Port of Barcelona.


Day 4


Learn about the heritage and history of Barcelona FC on a tour of Nou Camp Stadium.


Transfer to the airport for your return flight.


Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

Do not be afraid to use public transport – the metro is well connected and easy to navigate. Make use of a multi-day metro card to save money! This also allows you to fully Immerse yourself in the local culture by trying food from markets and tapas at restaurants. I also highly recommend visiting Nou Camp as it’s an interesting visit which will keep students engaged. Finally, booking a walking tour is a great way to familiarise yourself with the city and learn about the local history.

View our TOP Subject Specific Visits

Art & Design

Modern Foreign Language

Leisure & Tourism


Cultural & Enrichment

Food Technology

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What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
  • We're only a phone call away 24/7 whilst you are on tour

Safety and Assurance

  • We are assured and founder members of the School Travel Forum.
  • Our Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation ensures we have your safety at the heart of everything we do and ensures the highest possible safety standards.
  • Externally verified Safety Management System
  • Risk assessment guidance and advice

Financial Security

  • Our ABTA membership ensures that we offer you and your parents the best financial protection available. 
  • All flights sold in our packages are covered under our ATOL licence providing further peace of mind
  • Committed to sustainable and responsible educational travel. Working to offset carbon emissions, reduce deforestation and provide wildlife habitats.

Barcelona Gallery

<p>Parc Guell</p>

Parc Guell

<p>Sagrada Familia</p>

Sagrada Familia

<p>Nou Camp</p>

Nou Camp



<p>Nou Camp</p>

Nou Camp

<p>Sagrada Familia Art Group</p>

Sagrada Familia Art Group