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Product Design University Tour to Barcelona

Example study tour 

Created for Teesside University


Teesside University required a group travel package to Barcelona for students to visit Circuit de Catalunya and develop their testing skills, specifically in Formula 1, in an environment that relies on teamwork.

StudyLink created a 4-day study tour package to Barcelona, enabling students to observe industrial techniques and processes within the automobile sector. Students were given the opportunity to develop their designing, modelling and prototype producing skills whilst gaining a better understanding of the equipment and machinery used in the industry.

Group travel services provided by StudyLink

  • Pre-booked return train tickets from Middlesbrough Station to Newcastle Station
  • Return flights from Newcastle Airport
  • Airport assistance during check-in, security & gate checks on departure from Newcastle Airport
  • Airport transfers in Barcelona
  • 3 nights’ B&B accommodation at the commercially-centred Barcelona Urbany Hostel
  • Pre-booked meals at local restaurants
  • Coach transportation throughout the tour to support visit programme 
  • Services of a StudyLink Barcelona Representative to provide 24hr assistance
  • Airport assistance on arrival back at Newcastle Airport & coach transfer back to university
  • Extensive group travel insurance 
  • Bespoke free-place ratio 
  • 24/7 on-call service
  • Services of a dedicated Account Executive
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service 
  • Online trip organiser & travel app
  • Risk management services including live trip tracking 

Custom-made 4-day itinerary to Barcelona

Day 1 - Arrive in Barcelona

The group travelled by train to Newcastle Airport where they boarded a morning flight to Barcelona. After arriving at the airport, the group was met by our coach provider for transportation to their accommodation.

Staying at the Barcelona Urbany Hostel, the group was based in the commercial district of the city and within walking distance of the world-famous Sagrada Família church and the Torre Agbar.

Day 2 - Group-planned Activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel.

The group chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits and dinner reservations, including the Sagrada Família church and the Restaurante Moka.

Day 3 - SEAT Factory

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then travelled by coach to SEAT Factory in Martorell for a confirmed visit pre-arranged by StudyLink. 

SEAT Factory is the headquarters and main engineering facility for the automobile manufacturer, SEAT. It is an impressive industrial complex that hosts a range of facilities from SEAT’s technical centre, research and development centre, design centre and prototypes centre of development. Guided tours of the complex allow students to see first-hand how products evolves from an idea and the process involved to complete a design.

Day 4 - Return to Newcastle Airport & Middlesbrough Station

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, the group was met by our coach provider at their accommodation and travelled to El Prat De Llobregat Airport, arriving at Newcastle Airport mid-afternoon.

They continued their journey by train from Newcastle Station to Middlesbrough Station.

Centrally-located, student-friendly accommodation at preferential group rates

Our room rates are guaranteed too, so you can reserve your beds whilst you confirm your passenger numbers.

Popular options include:

Barcelona Urbany Hostel

A medium sized hostel with 84 rooms, centrally located in Barcelona. This modern hostel offers simple rooms and great facilities, purpose-built for youth groups.

Generator Hostel Barcelona

A large hostel with 154 rooms, accommodating 726 people, centrally located in Barcelona. Modern youth accommodation belonging to the GENERATOR chain. All the rooms are modern, bright and well-designed.

Urbany Hostel GO!

A large hostel with 284 rooms, centrally located in Barcelona. A comfortable and contemporary hostel with both shared dorms and private rooms available. The accommodation offers relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is also a small kitchen area available for use.