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Spanish Language Trips to Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain’s cultural centre. Both a seaside resort and bustling, lively city it offers varied opportunities for students to explore the culture of Spain and develop language skills. From Gaudi’s works to the RCD Espanyol Stadium there are many sides of the Spanish culture that will enhance students’ learning.  Have a go at Flamenco dancing or visit the Bullfighting Museum to discover more about Spanish traditions.

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holiday and travel
  • School

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5

Regional culture & heritage
The world around us

Prices start from£515pp

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 including Montjuic Cable Car Language Tuition at a local language school Meal in a Tapas restaurant
3 Day Trip to Montserrat Flamenco Show and evening meal
4 Visit Parc Guell 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 including Montjuic Cable Car
Afternoon Language Tuition at a local language school
Evening Meal in a Tapas restaurant
Morning Day Trip to Montserrat
Evening Flamenco Show and evening meal
Morning Visit Parc Guell
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
  • Airport Transfers
  • Specialist Group Travel Insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
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  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay

Reasons 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.

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.

Cookery Lessons

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.

Port Aventura

This is now Spain’s number one 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.

Ideal for pupils in Key Stage 4 & 5, visit Port Aventura's website ahead of your visit and download their Educational Planet guide with ideas for onsite learning activities.

Spanish Language Lessons

There are excellent opportunities to improve your students' language skills during your trip to Barcelona. Contact us for further details.

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.

Sagrada Familia

Plan a visit to Sagrada Familia and see it in all its glory now the towers stand tall and completed! Worked on for over 100 years, the Sagrada Familia represents Gaudi’s dedication to build a church replete with precise symbolic meaning. Located in the church crypt, the museum tells the story of how the building work evolved.

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.


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.

Parc Guell

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.


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.

RCD Espanyol

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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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

Everything was, as always, clear, succinct and allowed the visit to take place successfully without any confusion or issues. As always EST provided a top quality service and were always on hand to answer any of my questions prior to the visit.  They were also quick to help when our accommodation was not appropriate at the last minute and found a number of alternatives which were communicated to me quickly and effectively.  Churchill Community College