Cultural & Enrichment Trips to Barcelona
A cultural and enrichment trip prepares a student for the real world and is character building and what better way to also educate and inspire students than taking them on a school trip to Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and cultural centre of northern Spain. This bustling, lively, historic city has an excellent range of art museums, fine architecture, historic monuments and amusement parks which will appeal to students studying a variety of subjects as well as fun at the PortAdventura theme and leisure park nearby. Students get to experience another culture and create amazing lasting memories.
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 RCD Espanyol Stadium and enjoy some traditional tapas for a real flavour of Spain.
Here are some of the benefits a cultural and enrichment trip can provide:
- Develop a sense of responsibility.
- Be character building, develop students’ self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-belief.
- Help improve social/interpersonal skills - the ability to communicate or interact well with other people.
- The opportunity to experience cultures, respect differences, and develop new friendships with their peers.
- Broaden their horizons and knowledge.
- Encourages problem solving and teamwork.
- Provides fond memories and long-lasting positive benefits.
Trips can benefit the teacher as well as student! Teacher’s get to observe the student in a different environment and see how they view the world; it can also generate ideas for the teacher to bring back to the classroom.
This sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific requirements and learning outcomes.
|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.||Visit the Olympic area and the Montjuic Cable Car which offers the best views of the city.||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||RCD Espanyol stadium tour||Transfer to the airport for your return flight.|
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
|Morning||Land in the capital of Catalonia and drop off your bags.|
|Afternoon||Explore the bustling Las Ramblas with all its shops cafés and market stalls.|
|Evening||Enjoy a group evening meal in a central restaurant|
|Morning||Guided sightseeing tour of the city including the Gothic Quarter and Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.|
|Afternoon||Visit the Olympic area and the Montjuic Cable Car which offers the best views of the city.|
|Evening||Tapas tasting and Flamenco show.|
|Morning||Day trip to PortAventura where your students can enjoy all the rides and attractions at Spain's most popular theme park.|
|Evening||Free time to relax around the Port of Barcelona|
|Morning||RCD Espanyol stadium tour|
|Afternoon||Transfer to the airport for your return flight.|
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- Return Air Travel
- 3 Nights B&B Accommodation
- Airport Transfer
- Specialist group travel insurance
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Places to Visit
Guided Sightseeing Tour of Barcelona
The city tour is an excellent introduction to the city, and will typically visit places such as the Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi landmarks, the Olympic Port, Montjuic and the Olympic Ring, the Old City. City tours can be tailored to meet your programme.
Park Güell has the appearance of something from a fairytale: it is strange, eccentric, even somewhat dream like but undeniably beautiful. The park has the ability to awaken even the sleepiest imaginations.
This leafy park in the north of the city contains more examples of Gaudi’s work, namely a series of colonnades winding up the hill leading to a large central terrace projecting over a hall with a forest of distorted Doric columns. The park contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings. At the entrance to Güell Park there is a picture showing the Guadi dragon fountain. The dragon is adorned in beautiful coloured tiling with something rather hypnotic and magical about it.
At the top of Güell park is a terraced area where you get a wonderful view of the park and of Barcelona City. The vibrant colours of the tiles are truly breathtaking. The Güell Park is a fantastic example of a movement of contemporary art guaranteed to inspire many students.
This is now Spain’s number 1 tourist attraction, and one of the biggest theme parks in Europe with the usual mix of shows, white knuckle rides and of plenty of shops and places to eat. Study workbooks on Business, Tourism and Spanish Language are available to accompany your visit.
Montjuic Olympic Park
The Olympic Stadium staged the Olympic games in 1992 and can be toured to see where the action took place. It is located at the top of the Montjuic Mountain, reached by funicular railway, which offers spectacular views over the city.
Worked on for over 100 years, the Sagrada Familia represents Gaudi’s dedication to build a church replete with precise symbolic meaning. The irony is that this masterpiece was unfinished by the time he died in 1926 and is still unfinished today. Located in the church crypt, the museum tells the story of how the building work evolved.
Go where the locals go and have fun while learning something in the experience. Spend an evening strolling along the historic streets of Barcelona with a knowledgeable guide while tasting a variety of Spain's culinary treasures.
Although not traditionally famed for its flamenco, Barcelona does still offer a range of shows and workshops to demonstrate this Spanish art form.
Located on a hilltop at the branching of two rivers, Girona is a town that combines local traditions with a modern feel and thriving arts scene. Girona offers treasures such as a vast Gothic and Romanesque Cathedral, a labyrinthine Jewish Quarter and Arab baths, only an hour from Barcelona.
At the top of the “Sacred Mountain” is a 9th Century Benedictine Monastery with a shrine to the “Black Virgin”. The dramatic location adds to the effect of the spiritual heart of Catalonia. Take the cable car to the top for spectacular views.
Dali Museum (Figueres)
The Dali Theatre and Museum is a museum of the artist Salvador Dali in his hometown of Figueres, in Catalonia, Spain. Salvador Dali is buried there in a crypt below the stage. The man himself said ‘I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.’
The heart of the museum is the building that housed the town’s theatre when Dali was a child. The museum displays the single largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dali, the core of which is the artist’s personal collection. It contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career from 1980-1989. In addition to Dali paintings from all decades of his career, there is Dali sculptures, 3-dimensional collages, mechanical devices and other curiosities from Dali’s imagination.
Figueres is situated around 75 miles from Barcelona.
With more than four miles of sand stretching from the reflective, sail-shaped W Hotel at the southern tip, all the way to the Parc del Fòrum to the north of the city, Barcelona's beaches are a major leisure facility. The beach provides space for volleyball, beach-side dominoes, water sports, climbing frames and exercise circuits.
Bodegas Torres Audiovisual Presentation and Tour
The tour includes an audiovisual presentation of the Torres family history and the winery followed by a 'Tunnel of the Seasons', a multimedia experience with vineyard aromas. Afterwards enjoy a a train tour through the vineyards with with an audio-guide.
Poble Espanyol Educational Workshops
School groups can perform a great variety of organised activities to learn anything from history to traditional artisan crafts, all guided by professionals and designed to meet learning objectives.
Students can enjoy two sessions and tastings with a Spanish chef including a visit to the market to buy ingredients and practice their language skills. All students will receive an end of course certificate.
A guided tour through a unique setting. Have you ever imagined yourself being a coach? Speaking in the press room? Sitting in the new first team dressing room? Feeling pre-match nerves in the tunnel? Or even watching the game from the presidential box? An experience that brings you closer to the world of football and makes you feel like a footballer. The tour also includes a visit to the club’s museum and the multimedia area.
Spotify Camp Nou Experience
Trophies, documents, photographs and audiovisual shows trace the history of one of the greatest clubs in the world.
Chocolate Museum and Workshop
Discover the origins of chocolate and it's arrival in Europe. Learn about how the cocoa bean is transformed into the chocolate we see every day. Groups will also take part in a lollipop making and decorating workshop, using techniques and confectionary tools to create something delicious to eat!
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