School Business Studies Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava
Visit the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s economic hub. Barcelona offers a wide range of business themed tours to support business studies outside the classroom. Visits to the Port of Barcelona, El Punt Newspaper and Barcelona’s stock exchange will help inspire and stimulate students' interest in business and economics.
Many groups stay at one of the nearby coastal resorts: Calella, Lloret de Mar, Blanes or Tossa de Mar.
|Day 1||Flight from UK to Barcelona/Girona||Local familiarisation on foot||Evening meal at hotel|
|Day 2||Visit to the Port of Barcelona - Spain's largest||Visit El Periodico de Catalunya newspaper||Evening meal at hotel|
|Day 3||Visit to the Torres Winery||Visit La Borsa - Barcelona's stock exchange||Evening meal at hotel|
|Day 4||Visit local market||Flight back to the UK|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Return flights incl. of taxes and supp.
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral. A museum tells the story of Gaudi, the cathedral and its near-destruction during the Spanish Civil War. This is the world's most beautiful building site!
The newspaper Periodico de Catalunya is Spain's most highly-respected broadsheet newspaper. A visit to the El Periodico begins with the visit to its facilities and shows an idea of the daily pressure of a newspaper. The intention of the visit is to get a perspective of the media business.
The brewery founded by Gerrman refugee Augustus Damm in 1876 is now one of Spain's largest brewing concerns. A visit to the brewery in Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona begins with an audio-visual presentation on the brewing process, followed by a guided tour of the plant.
A visit to the traditional, family-run Torres winery includes a guided tour of wine production and bottling process and a chance to taste their wines or brandies (or grape juice for children)
Intended as a housing development that never took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona. It's full of the striking, challenging shapes of Gaudi's architecture.
Codorniu is one of the leading and best-established brands of cava, Spain's celebrated sparkling wine. A visit to the winery includes a visit to the Codorniu cellars and museum.
The Vichy Waters Catalan Group consolidated its position as the top, independent, natural mineral water bottling group in Spain. The visit includes a guided tour of the facilities and different departments of the organisation.
Barcelona’s other stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games. The Olympic Museum and Gallery located within the stadium chart the history of the Games. Today the Barcelona Olympic stadium is open to visitors to take a look around and see where all the action took place.Different tours available please enquire.Pre-payment is compulsory.Metro: Placa Espanya (Green Line, L3)- you have a 20 min w...
Hotel Vila de Calella
Pupils will be accommodated in mainly triple rooms, with staff in twins, unless singles are required (for which there will be a single room supplement).
The bedrooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom, telephone, satellite television and safety deposit boxes. Please note that some rooms may have balconies. The hotel's other facilities include 3 lifts, swimming pool, television room and a lounge/bar. View on map
The hotel regularly welcomes school groups and students are generally accommodated in triple or quad rooms, with staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have a safety deposit box and telephone.
Other facilities include 2 lifts, bar/snack bar, television lounge and a dining room. There is central heating and air-conditioning throughout the hotel. There is also a lovely garden with swimming pool, sunbathing terrace (free sunbeds) and a children's playground. Buffet with all meals.
Please note the Hawaii and Montevista Hotels are a part of the same group, and so groups may stay in either part. View on map
Barcelona Urbany Hostel
There is a common room with DVDs, cable TV and Wii consoles. A free wired internet zone is available, and the hostel has a 24-hour reception.
Each modern dormitory or room features lockers, an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Bed linen and free WiFi are provided and towels are available to hire.
There is a café-bar and vending machines.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Costa Brava has everything for a successful school trip. Students love the culture, the visits, the pool in the hotel, the sun flower seeds lesson, the evening strolls and playing football at the beach until sunset ... There are great places to visit in Barcelona to make the best trip ever!
Calella is ideal for a school trip. Teachers can quite happily allow groups of students to shop in the pedestrianised street, the beach is lovely and the resort is quiet. It is a reasonable distance from Barcelona, which was perfect for our artists and linguists. (Locals were kind enough to speak Castillian to us!) The Flamenco Show at la Masia was most entertaining and the students loved it! A great choice, thank you. Timings for all the visits was perfect, thank you for that too. And your staff were excellent in dealing with my last minute panics too. The best tour company we have ever used, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Halsbury.
This was the best trip I have taken abroad. The students loved every minute of the activities planned for them during the week and everything ran very smoothly. The hotel's swimming pool is great to cool down after a day out and being so close to the beach means that we can take the students for a good game of football after dinner every evening.