Trips to Barcelona for Sports & Leisure Students
A Sports & Leisure 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. Students visiting Barcelona will see the lasting effects on the city's economy, post-Olympics as well as 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.
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||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Guided walking tour including Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter & Cathedral & Columbus Monument||Flamenco Night|
|2||Montjuic, the Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol||Nou Camp Stadium||Port Vell|
|3||Guided tour of F1 Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya||Las Ramblas & La Boqueria Market||Tapas Tasting Evening|
|4||Sagrada Familia||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Guided walking tour including Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter & Cathedral & Columbus Monument|
|Morning||Montjuic, the Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol|
|Afternoon||Nou Camp Stadium|
|Morning||Guided tour of F1 Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya|
|Afternoon||Las Ramblas & La Boqueria Market|
|Evening||Tapas Tasting Evening|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
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 includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink City Representative to provide a 24-hour assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- 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
This historic, hilly area provides the best views of Barcelona. Students can explore its wide range of attractions, including the Olympic Stadium and the famous Spanish Village, Poble Espanyol, as well as artisan workshops and tapas bars. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc offers a spectacular display of colour, light, movement, water and music too!
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.
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.
Nou Camp will be closed for renovations from July 2023.
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.
Students will enjoy wandering along this famous street with its variety of shops, cafés, market stalls and street entertainers.
Originally a Roman Village, this beautiful area is a fantastic combination of old and new with the main attraction of a stunning cathedral. The narrow winding streets, with their many shops and eateries, are great for exploring!
Las Golondrinas Boat Trip
This 60 minute trip across the Port of Barcelona will allow you to see the main cultural sites along the Port area, including the Maremagnum, Aquarium, the ‘Porta d’Europa’ bridge, a great view of the castle and Montjuïc.
Art Galleries & Museums
The city is home to a number of fascinating art galleries and museums including the Modern Art Museum and the Picasso Museum.
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.
The markets at La Boqueria on the Ramblas (daily) and Plaça de les Glories (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) are the ideal place to put language skills to the test and pick up a bargain.
Tapas Tasting Evening
Taste a wide variety of traditional Spanish dishes at this fun and popular evening activity. Available within all resorts.
The renovated harbour area has a number of attractions including the IMAX Cinema and Maremagnum. Students can explore the largest aquarium in Europe, observing over 450 different species and marvellous underwater scenes. Visit the wide range of shops, eateries, an arcade games centre and a state-of-the-art large screen cinema, offering 3D movie experiences, too!
We have been working closely with PortAventura to bring you the very best value tickets.
PortAventura has everything to make a trip here unforgettable! Both students and teachers will have a great time in the two amazing parks. PortAventura Park is an astonishing amusement park divided in six thematic areas with many rides and shows. Costa Caribe Aquatic Park is a water park packed with waves and slides.
Together you can travel around the six themed areas of the park: Mediterrània, China, México, Polynesia, Far West and SésamoAventura. Take in several shows, from the dazzling wonders of Teatro Imperial in China to the exotic dances of Polynesia and then enjoy the thrills and spills of the many, many rides.
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.
Aquapolis Water Park
A great water park that has several slides and a free dolphin show.
F1 Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya
Guided Tour Discover how a race is organised and controlled, see where mechanics work and access the briefing room, podium, press room, race control, lounge, boxes and the paddock.
- Tapas Tasting
- Flamenco Night
Sport, Culture & Society
Operations Management of Facilities