Cultural & Enrichment Trips to Barcelona

A cultural and enrichment trip prepares a student for the real world and is character building. what better way to also educate and inspire students than taking them on a 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 Nou Camp 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.

Prices start from£249pp

Popular Itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Land in the capital of Catalonia and drop off your bags. Head out to explore the bustling Las Ramblas with all its shops cafés and market stalls.
Day 2 Take a guided sightseeing tour of the city including the Gothic Quarter, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia and the Montjuic Cable Car which offers the best views of the city. End the day tasting tapas whilst enjoying the drama and spectacle of a Flamenco show.
Day 3 Take a day trip to PortAdventura where your students can enjoy all the rides and attractions at Spain's most popular theme park.
Day 4 Learn about the heritage and history of Barcelona FC on a behind the scenes tour of Nou Camp Stadium before you 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 Head out to explore the bustling Las Ramblas with all its shops cafés and market stalls.
Evening
Morning Take a guided sightseeing tour of the city including the Gothic Quarter, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia and the Montjuic Cable Car which offers the best views of the city.
Afternoon End the day tasting tapas whilst enjoying the drama and spectacle of a Flamenco show.
Evening
Morning Take a day trip to PortAdventura where your students can enjoy all the rides and attractions at Spain's most popular theme park.
Afternoon
Evening
Morning Learn about the heritage and history of Barcelona FC on a behind the scenes tour of Nou Camp Stadium before you transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Afternoon
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Specialist group travel insurance
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  • Free place ratios
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  • Online trip organiser & travel app
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay


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.

Parc Guell

This park is based on the design of garden cities in England and is a classic representation of Gaudi’s ideas. At the centre is the Great Esplande, with an undulating bench covered in some of the finest examples of trencadis (broken mosaic work) mostly by Gaudi's overshadowed assistant Josep Maria Jujol.

Barcelona FC Nou Camp Stadium

A modernised museum with an interactive mural, great audio-visual displays and trophies on view, as well as an extensive collection of memorabillia. A full tour of the stadium including a view from the grandstand can be included as part of your visit.

Port Aventura

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.

Sagrada Familia

Worked on for over 100 years, the Sagrada Familia represents Gaudi's dedication to build a church with precise symbolic meaning. It is the most recognisable structure of the city.

Tapas Tour

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.

Flamenco Show

Although not traditionally famed for its flamenco, Barcelona does still offer a range of shows and workshops to demonstrate this Spanish art form.

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.

Beaches

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.


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