Trips to Barcelona for Travel & Tourism Students
A travel and tourism study tour to Barcelona is a great opportunity to combine education and learning.
As the cultural heart of Spain and the centre of Catalonia, Barcelona has a unique feel that makes it ideal for a travel and tourism study destination. It’s Europe’s third most visited city for international tourists, with a broad appeal for holiday-makers and business travellers alike. During their visit to this bustling city your students will gain an unrivalled insight into the various types of tourist destinations, all in one study trip!
From a sports tourism perspective, the impact of the 1992 Olympic Games continues to be felt throughout the city; with its urban development making the city more attractive and contributing to the ever-growing number of tourists visiting Barcelona each year.
With a famous city centre, stunning architecture and historic monuments, your students can see first-hand the appeal of the city as a cultural and seaside destination. However, Barcelona’s central location makes it a for exploring the diverse surrounding areas of Montserrat, Sitges or La Garrotxa, for an enriching and interesting study tour.
Barcelona has a wealth of educational opportunities for students of travel and tourism, allowing them to fully understand the characteristics of tourism destinations and the different motivations for visitors travelling to this fantastic city.
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||Park Güell||Sagrada Familia||Tapas Tasting Evening|
|4||Free time in Las Ramblas & La Boqueria||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|
|Evening||Tapas Tasting Evening|
|Morning||Free time in Las Ramblas & La Boqueria|
|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 Representative to provide 24-hour emergency 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.
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.
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!
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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.
The Barcelona Olympic stadium was the venue for the 1992 Olympic Games. Today the Barcelona Olympic stadium is open to visitors to take a look around and see where all the action took place, an ideal addition to your architecture study tour.
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.
Garrotxa Natural Park
Garrotxa Natural Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty covering 120km2 and containing over 40 volcanoes and 20 basaltic lava flows. This area is renowned for its biodiversity and offers great opportunities to use our Educational Resource Pack for studies. All options include a Specialist Guide. Choose from the below options:
With your guide, visit the Volcano Museum in El Parc Nou which provides graphic insights into the world’s volcanic and earthquake regions and the chance to experience an earthquake! Walk through the botanical gardens and stop for lunch, then continue on to Montsacopa volcano to discover its internal structure through a look at a former quarry that has bared the rocks that form the volcano’s cinder cone. Walk around the rim of its crater and enjoy excellent views over Olot, a city that has grown up in the heart of this volcanic zone.
Human Impact Day: Running Natural Park
Enjoy this educational day in the Garrotxa volcanic zone’s natural park with your guide. Here, you’ll visit sites as diverse as the information centres, the former rubbish tip, private houses, various tourist sites, the main car parks and the honey pot site of the Croscat volcano, where you will also look at the different phases of its eruption. Students will carry out an environmental impact of each area so that a document with recommendations for managing this protected area can be produced.
On this day, students can complete a comparison study of the vegetation on the northern and southern slopes of Santa Margarida volcano; compare the kind of vegetation growing in a crater or simply observe the different species as you increase in altitude. Each group will be provided with equipment to carry out the investigations if required (clinometer, PH meter, thermometer, psychrometer) or alternatively you can visit a nearby beech forest growing in a lava flow.
Freixenet Wine Caves
This family-run firm has become one of the world’s biggest-selling producers of sparkling wine and the leading brand in Spain. Freixenet currently owns wineries in some of the world’s most important wine growing areas and its products are exported to more than 150 countries. Take a guided tour of the winery, built in 1922, where you’ll be able to learn about the cava-making process and how to serve and store it. The tour also includes a 10 minute audiovisual exhibit about the history of Freixenet.
Freixenet Wine Visit Guided Tour
This visit includes an exploration of the history of the company and the Cava making process, ending with a taste of Cava or Mosto.
The Gaudí Centre
Dedicated to the work of Antonio Gaudí, Catalonia’s most revered architect, this modern facility uses the latest audiovisual technology to enable your students to open their minds and senses and try and see the world through Gaudí’s eyes.
- Tapas Tasting
- Flamenco Night
Impacts of Tourism
- Transport, Travel & Mobility