Leisure & Tourism Trips to Barcelona

The Catalan capital is the 4th most visited city in Europe, after London, Paris and Rome and thanks to its whimsical Gaudí-designed masterpieces, fine museums, long sandy coastline and cheap flight tickets, it attracts huge numbers of tourists of every kind making it the perfect case study for Leisure and Tourism groups.

Tourism generates around 12% of Catalonia’s GDP so it is hugely important to the area with visitor numbers having trebled in 20 years.  This huge increase in footfall  has inevitably changed parts of Barcelona beyond recognition, allowing students to see the economic and social impact of tourism whilst taking in all the sites that make the city so popular.

Prices start from£249pp

Popular itinerary

Our 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 learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight Arrive Barcelona and transfer to your accommodation Explore Las Ramblas and evening meal
2 Guided Sightseeing tour of the city Montjuic Cable Car ride to explore Olympic Park Meal in a Tapas restaurant
3 Day Trip to Portaventura Theme Park Flamenco Show and evening meal
4 Nou Camp Stadium Tour Transfer to Barcelona airport for return flight Arrive UK, onward travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight
Afternoon Arrive Barcelona and transfer to your accommodation
Evening Explore Las Ramblas and evening meal
Morning Guided Sightseeing tour of the city
Afternoon Montjuic Cable Car ride to explore Olympic Park
Evening Meal in a Tapas restaurant
Morning Day Trip to Portaventura Theme Park
Evening Flamenco Show and evening meal
Morning Nou Camp Stadium Tour
Afternoon Transfer to Barcelona airport for return flight
Evening Arrive UK, onward travel to school

Price Shown includes

  • Return Air Travel
  • 3 nights B&B Accommodation
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Nou Camp Football Stadium - FC Barcelona

Trophies, documents, photographs and audiovisual shows trace the history of one of the greatest clubs in the world. You can view the stadium from the grandstand. The visit takes 1.5-2 hours. Guided tours in English are also available.

Grand Prix Circuit

The Circuit de Catalunya is home to the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix. Restricted areas such as the paddock, the control tower, the podium, as well as the briefing and press rooms are within your reach thanks to the guided tours program that the Circuit provides.

Gaudi Experiencia

Gaudí Experiència is a new way to find out about Antoni Gaudí and his work. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to explore Antoni Gaudí’s creative universe thanks to state-of-the-art 4D and interactive technology. It’s a thrilling learning experience.

Olympic Village

Visit the Olympic Ring: this is the nerve centre of the 1992 Olympic Games, with the Olympic Stadium, the Sant Jordi Sports Pavilion and the Telecommunications Tower. Other areas of interest in this area are the Placa Espanya and the trade fair complex.

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. Enjoy a classic performance that offers visitors that sense of quintessential Spain.

Port of Barcelona

Guided tour around Spain’s leading port. The visit begins with an audio-visual explanation of the port’s activity and how it works. The second part is a tour around the port in a traditional sailing boat.

Port Aventura Theme Park

This is now Spain’s number 1 tourist attraction, and one of the biggest theme parks in Europe. There is a mixture of shows, gentle rides, white knuckle rides and of course plenty of shops and places to eat. Workbooks on Business & Tourism and Spanish Language Studies fare available to accompany your visit to the park.

Day Trip to Montserrat

Take a day trip to explore Spain’s first National Park home to the Royal Basilica with it’s black Madonna, one of only two black Madonnas in existence in the world. The cable car is called the 'Aeri de Montserrat'. It will take you on a breath taking journey over the Llobregat River and Valley, up the mountain and right up to Montserrat Monastery.

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What you say

Very helpful and easy to contact whenever I had a question. The guide at the Olympic stadium was very good and friendly. Everything was very well organised and I felt supported at all times. 

All Saints RC Upper School

The Tapas restaurant was very enlightening for our group. It was brilliant to have a live Flamenco show which we didn't anticipate. 

Mill Chase Academy

Booking our visit with EST was an enjoyable and easy experience...Faultless customer service. Thank you!

Turton High School

We cannot thank you enough for making this tour so memorable. This was my first visit abroad with students but I really felt like someone was with me all the time - it was perfect. 

Winton Community Academy

Great company who I will certainly use again! Our trip went without a hitch :). 

Rainham School for Girls

I don't bother shopping around - I only use EST and enjoy and appreciate the friendliness, helpfulness and patience from all of the staff! 

Pershore High School