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School Trips to Catalonia

The Catalonia region, in northeastern Spain, is known for the lively beach resorts of the Costa Brava, the Pyrenees mountains and as home to surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. The coastal resorts with their abundance of hotels offer school groups a great value base from which to explore both Barcelona, the regional capital, and the surrounding area.

While a visit to Barcelona with its art museums, historic monuments and distinctive Gaudí landmarks is sure to be the highlight, it is worth venturing further afield to get a true feel of this distinctive region with its own identity and language. Visit the spiritual centre of the region Montserrat with its dramatic setting and stunning views, or the walled old town of Girona and the Roman amphitheatre at Tarragona to understand the region's rich and diverse history. The surreal art of Salvador Dalí can be explored at the DalíTheatre and Museum in Figueres, and for those looking for thrills and spills Port Aventura, Spain's most visited theme park, is also to be found in the region.

School trips to Catalonia are both educational and fun for students! The value a trip like this has to students studying Art & Design, Modern Foreign Languages, and Geography, makes it one of the greatest Spain school trips.


School trips to Catalonia highlights...

Tordera River Valley

The Tordera River Valley runs for 34 miles, through Tordera and the protected areas of the Parc Natural del Montseny and the Parc Natural del Montnegre i el Corredor. A perfect stop off for your Geography students learning about rivers!

Croscat Volcano

Visit the highest volcano in mainland Spain, Croscat. Volcanoes in the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone haven’t erupted in over 11,000 years, but that doesn’t make this any less exciting! It’s amazing locations like this that makes school trips to Catalonia so great.


Take an excursion with your students to Girona. It is a beautiful city that features medieval architecture and even remains of the Roman fortress Força Vella! 


This city in northeast Catalonia has many historical landmarks and ancient ruins. You can explore the Roman tombs and Roman amphitheatre that remains there, which was built in the 2nd century (AD).

Port Aventura Theme Park

Students can enjoy a thrilling day at Port Aventura Theme Park, experiencing some of the best rides and roller coasters in the world. This park is the biggest in Spain, and the third largest in Europe!

Top Visits in Catalonia



<p>Port Aventura Theme Park</p>

Port Aventura Theme Park

<p>Barcelona Port</p>

Barcelona Port



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

Dali Museum (Figueres)

<p>Bodegas Torres (winery)</p>

Bodegas Torres (winery)

<p>Tapas Tour</p>

Tapas Tour

<p>Tordera River Valley</p>

Tordera River Valley

<p>Croscat Volcano</p>

Croscat Volcano

<p>Garrotxa Natural Park</p>

Garrotxa Natural Park





<p>Spanish Cooking Class</p>

Spanish Cooking Class

Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

"Barcelona is the regional capital of Catalonia, particularly well known as the home of Antoni Gaudi, when visiting the city you have to fit in a visit to the Sagrada Familia Basilica and the colourful Parc Guell. To ensure you make the most of your trip, we recommend a guided walking tour of the city – our guides know all the best spots and key facts, and can take you on a journey through the hotspots of this exciting city. They can also help you to orient yourselves to your surroundings, and give top tips on how to make the most of your trip!"

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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.