Barcelona Cultural & Transition Yr School Trips & Tours
A cultural school trip to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona certainly won’t disappoint! The seaside city is steeped in history, offering a diverse range of educational visits and language enrichment experiences. NST can tailor-make your study tour itinerary to ensure that your pupils have the opportunity to explore this colourful destination whilst building on classroom-based learning.
During an NST cultural school trip to Barcelona, pupils will experience all things Catalonian. The rich history of the city, as well as the talents of its artists including Gaudí, Picasso and Dalí, is visible throughout the city’s many museums, landmarks and attractions.
For over 20 years we’ve helped Transition Year Co-ordinators plan the perfect, hassle free experience for their pupils to Barcelona.
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||Flight from Ireland. Meet & greet with NST representative||Guided tour of Barcelona taking in the key sights (Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter & Cathedral & Columbus Monument & more)||Las Ramblas|
|2||Montjuic, the Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol||Nou Camp Stadium||Explore Port Vell|
|3||Full day at PortAventura||Bowling|
|4||Sagrada Familia. Parc Guell.||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Flight from Ireland. Meet & greet with NST representative|
|Afternoon||Guided tour of Barcelona taking in the key sights (Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter & Cathedral & Columbus Monument & more)|
|Morning||Montjuic, the Olympic Stadium and Poble Espanyol|
|Afternoon||Nou Camp Stadium|
|Evening||Explore Port Vell|
|Morning||Full day at PortAventura|
|Morning||Sagrada Familia. Parc Guell.|
|Afternoon||Return flight to Ireland|
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
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.
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.
- Tapas Tasting
- Flamenco Show
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
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Visit before you go
Enjoy a two night complimentary B&B stay for two people in your group’s chosen accommodation before your trip. This offer does not include flights. Find out more.