Sport Trips to Barcelona
Barcelona and sport have a special relationship. FC Barcelona and the Olympic Games are inextricably linked to the city, and its sports museums will reveal its most exciting and unknown side. Visit the Camp Nou and museum, you can take a guided tour and see all the trophies, documents, photographs and the audio-visual shows traces the history of one of the greatest clubs in the world. Can Caralleu Sports Complex offers an extensive programme of activities with over 100 sessions of sports, aquatic and fitness activities a week, sports areas, gymnasium and pools. Also visit the Olympic Museum with its fantastic and interactive sporting exhibits as well as the Stadium home to the 1992 games.
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.
|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|
|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|
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Reasons to Visit
Olympic Stadium and Museum
Barcelona has become the first major European city with its own Olympics museum. Located on Montjuïc hill, it offers a unique experience of the Olympic movement and sport.New technologies play an important role in the museum's content and exhibitions, using its simulator you can run against Carl Lewis, see how Mark Spitz used to swim, improve your aerodynamics on a bicycle and compare the actual weight that weightlifting champions can actually lift. A thrilling sport experience.
Camp Nou Experience
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. You can come along with your group and discover the running of one of the best race tracks in the world.
Costa Caribe Aqua Park
For breathtaking slides, including the tallest free-fall slide in Europe, 6-lane racer slides and relaxing, Caribbean-themed pools, try Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. Check out the park's exciting family zone, Sesamo Aventura, which has rides and shows created especially for children. Located next to the PortAventura theme park on the Catalonia coast, Costa Caribe has something for everyone. You can try rafting, fly down any of the 15 waterslides or just soak up the sun from any of the plentiful sun loungers. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean theme and the reggae music that fill the park. Explore more than 365,000 square feet (34,000 sq m) of tropical plants, splashing pools and water rides. Take the excitement back a notch with a leisurely ride in a rubber ring along a meandering river. The park also has plenty of snack bars and restaurants, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this watery wonderland.
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.
Museo de la Moto
The Museu de la Moto, which opened in 2011, is set to become one of Barcelona’s new cultural landmarks. The city has a long-standing passion for riding on two wheels and the museum has been created with the aim of becoming a key attraction, not just for motorbike fans but for the public at large, who are keen to discover a new space in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.
The permanent exhibition "Motorbikes, Society and Competition" takes you on a journey through five different areas: society, competition, industry, Catalan motorbikes and cinema. You’ll be able to see 40 bikes, including the prototype of a Harley-Davidson from 1915, the Honda NSR 250cc that Sito Pons rode to victory at the 1989 World Championships, and the BMW ridden by Joan Porcar at the 1983 Dakar Rally.
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.
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.
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