Spain

  • Barcelona school trip
    A much-loved tourist destination, Barcelona is also a popular venue for school tours.
  • Madrid school trip
    The former capital of Spain, Toledo is well worth a visit on a Madrid school trip.
  • Valencia school trip
    Birthplace of paella, Valencia is the place to sample Spain's national dish.
  • Andalusia school trip
    Along with Seville and Granada, Córdoba makes for a fascinating excursion on a school trip to Andalusia.
  • Malaga school trip
    You'll invariably walk down the Calle Larios on a Málaga school trip.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to develop their knowledge on Galician culture.  There is a lot to do in Santiago, La Coruña and Finisterra.CR, Thornton College

A perennial favourite with British holidaymakers thanks to its easy accessibility and temperate climate, Spain has much to offer in an educational capacity and makes for an ideal destination for an overseas school trip.

Packed full of historic and artistic treasures, many groups naturally gravitate to Madrid or the Catalan capital, Barcelona, where there’s no shortage of educationally-rich sites and activities to see and do, not to mention Port Aventura and Parque Warner Madrid close by!

Beyond the top two cities, Valencia packs a punch on the cultural and gastronomic front. Malaga meanwhile is also making an impressive name for itself when it comes to its artistic credentials. It also serves as the gateway to the many extensive delights of Andalusia. And cradle of the Castilian language, Cuenca is the perfect destination for those wishing to improve their linguistic ability.

From Santiago de Compostela in the north to Seville in the south, Spain has iconic sights and immeasurable charms that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on students and teachers alike.

Spain School Trip – Subject Suitability

Travel Options

  • By coach with short-sea ferry crossing from Dover to Calais, across France and then over the border into northern Spain.
  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Spain.

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Barcelona & Catalonia

Parc Guell - smallSet on the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona represents the ideal educational tour destination, combining high art from the likes of Picasso, Dalí and Miró and Gaudí’s flamboyant architecture with history, heritage and a proud Catalan culture, all perfectly topped off with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and sightseeing opportunities galore.

Madrid

Plaza de Cibeles - smallMadrid combines a modern and sophisticated outlook with an abundance of cultural jewels, including the ‘Big Three’: the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums. Magnificent palaces, stunning architecture, wide, tree-lined boulevards and the maze of picturesque streets in the Old Town, make this an ideal destination for art and modern language school trips.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela school tripEurope’s most famous pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela has been a holy city since before medieval times. With its beautiful Old Town, dominated by the mighty Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, this northern Spanish city is a natural choice for those wishing to experience an educational tour with an emphasis on language and religion.

Valencia

640px-Valencia's_City_of_Arts_and_Science_Museum_-_Ciudad_de_las_Artes_y_de_las_Ciencias_(6)Spain’s third largest city, Valencia been making a name for itself in recent years on the cultural front, boasting the country’s second largest art museum and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Add to that a wide array of flights from across the UK, not to mention its gastronomic credentials as the birthplace of paella, and it makes for a most attractive destination!

Cuenca

Cuenca school tripSituated midway between Madrid and Valencia in the heart of Castilla-la-Mancha and the home of the legendary Don Quixote, Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is regarded as the cradle of the Castilian language, offering the ‘true Spanish experience’ for students wishing to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture.

Málaga

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Perfectly positioned on the Mediterranean coastline, Málaga not only offers a wide range of attractions in the city itself, but makes for a convenient base from which to explore the many other delights of Andalusia: Granada, Córdoba and Seville to name but a few. It’s also easily accessible, perfect for students of art, leisure & tourism and Spanish.

Seville, Granada & Andalucía

Granada school tripAbundant in history, heritage, culture, architectural masterpieces and stunning natural landscapes, there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to planning a school trip to Andalucía. Indeed, perhaps the greatest difficulty is choosing from the region’s rich menu of Moorish delights. Seville and Granada are natural host cities, let us help you discover them.

Cuisine courses available on the Costa Brava. Additional language courses available in Catalonia and Andalucía. Contact us for full details.

Spain school trip images courtesy of Dan Vaquerizo Molina, Turismo Madrid, Área de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Malaga, www.santiagoturismo.com, TVCB Valencia. All rights reserved. www.turisvalencia.es.