Art & Design College Trips & Tours to Barcelona & Catalonia

A study tour to Barcelona is a great opportunity to combine education and learning while experiencing one of Europe’s most popular cities.

Barcelona is the cultural heart of Spain. This bustling, lively, city is renowned for its stunning architecture and envied for its Mediterranean setting as those on educational trips to Barcelona will discover.

The city has an excellent range of art museums, fine architecture, historic monuments and a varied landscape. Scattered around the city are unique works by the architect Gaudi including the Parc Guell and the still unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral – Barcelona’s most emblematic symbol.

Students visiting Barcelona will see how the worlds of art and fashion have been uniquely influenced by Barcelona's beautiful scenery.

Prices start from£299pp

Sample 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 Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation Parc Guell Free time to explore!
2 Museu d'Art Contemporani (MACBA) Museum of National Art Catalunya Montjuic Cable Car & Magic Fountains
3 Casa Milà & Casa Batllo Museu Picasso Evening meal at a local restaurant
4 Sagrada Familia Transfer to airport for return flight to London
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Morning Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Parc Guell
Evening Free time to explore!
Morning Museu d'Art Contemporani (MACBA)
Afternoon Museum of National Art Catalunya
Evening Montjuic Cable Car & Magic Fountains
Morning Casa Milà & Casa Batllo
Afternoon Museu Picasso
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Sagrada Familia
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to London
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights & airport transfers in resort
  • Services of a StudyLink Barcelona Representative to provide 24hr assistance
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Barcelona

Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA)

A glittering white home for late 20th century art. This fascinating museum rotates a selection of work from 1920s to 1980s and includes works by Brossa, Tápies, Ponç and Guixant, who produced early experiments in abstraction and mixed media.

 

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

One of the world’s leading collections of modern art, from 1850 to the present.  This eclectic structure created for fine arts goes back to the 19th century. This is a collection of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance art. Also houses a separate 19th-20th century art and photography section.

Museu Picasso

A tribute to perhaps the greatest painter of modern times. Picasso’s experiments with Impressionism, Pointillism and Symbolism are shown here in his unrivalled early works. Picasso’s personal style can be noted from the Blue to Pink Period (1901-17) and a gradual move into more experimental cubism and abstract forms.

 

Fundación Joan Miró

A white-walled temple to the art of Joan Miró, the most Catalan of all artists.  The Miró Foundation houses donated work, including tapestries which contain elements of textile, paint and collage by Miró. Also displayed are leading 20th century artists, such as Duchamp and Rauschenberg, perfect for the study of form, colour and texture.

 

Gala Dalí Castle in Pubol

In the residence of the painter’s wife, your group will view the paintings and drawings that Dalí gave to Gala as gifts, as well as the elephants he gave her with which to adorn the garden.

 

Dalí’s House in Portlligat

Gala and Dalí structured this house in the form of a labyrinth and decorated it over a 40-year period from 1930 to 1970.

Dalí Theatre & Museum

The spectacular Dalí museum will astound groups with its surrealism, from its exterior architecture to the paintings, sculptures, furniture and 3D collages within.

This museum contains the broadest range of work from Salvador Dalí’s career and the building of the museum is as surreal as the exhibits within. One room even turns into Mae West’s face when viewed from a small stage.

Figueres

This typically Catalan town is famous as the birthplace and resting place of the artist Salvador Dalí. It’s also home to a fascinating toy museum and numerous shops and cafés. 

Park Güell

Take a visit to the famous park which was designed by Antonio Gaudí. Beautiful examples of his extraordinary work can be seen here. The serpentine pathways take you on a journey past a magnificent fusion of architecture and natural forms, benches shaped like dragons, a gatehouse topped with fly agaric mushrooms and Casa Batlló’s melting façade, resembling skulls, masks and sharks teeth. The park’s high-point also provides fabulous views of the city.

A fascinating visit for all groups and a must for anyone studying 3D.

Las Ramblas

Students will enjoy wandering along this famous street with its variety of shops, cafés, market stalls and street entertainers.

La Sagrada Família

Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece remains a popular tourist attraction and a world renowned emblem of the city. Students will be amazed by its sheer size and its architectural complexity.

Based on Gaudí’s plans of 1954, this stunning building is still under construction and is due to be completed in 2026. During a visit here, students can walk up the spiral steps to see the openwork spires whilst at the same time stone snakes, lizards and frogs pop out from the architecture.

Camp Nou Stadium

This world-famous football stadium offers students the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring size of this venue whilst also learning about the heritage and history of Barcelona FC. 

Flamenco Show

This fascinating show, based on the heart-stopping and passionate art of Flamenco dancing, is a must for groups and a true cultural experience from Spain’s musical heritage.

Poble Espanyol

A complete village consisting of streets and squares with reconstructions of famous or characteristic buildings from all over Spain. Students can practise their language skills in the many buildings housing working craftspeople, souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants. Interactive workshops on Spanish crafts such as ceramics and leather jewellery, and Spanish cooking are also available for groups at Poble Espanyol.


Study themes

  • Introduction to Art & Design: The World

  • History & Theory of Art