School Business Studies Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava
Visit the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s economic hub. Visits to the Port of Barcelona, El Periodico de Catalunya 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||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 inclusive of taxes and supplements
- 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. Funded by donations from the general public, this is the world's most beautiful building site! The museum tells the story of Gaudi, the cathedral and its near-destruction during the Spanish Civil War.
Periodico de Catalunya is Spain's most highly-respected broadsheet newspaper. A visit begins with the tour of the facilities and gives visitors an idea of the daily pressure of producing 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 brewerys. A visit 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 the bottling process, followed by a chance to taste their wines or brandies - or grape juice for students under the age of 18.
Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona. Another of Gaudi's creations, it's full of the striking, challenging shapes of the artists architecture. A visit not to be missed when in the Catalan capital.
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 the museum.
The Vichy Waters Catalan Group has 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.
Hotel Vila de Calella
This charming three star establishment has been in the same family for three generations and offers comfortable facilities.
Pupils will be accommodated in mainly triple rooms, with staff in twins, unless singles are required (a single room supplement applies).
All rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, telephone, satellite television and safety deposit boxes. Some rooms may have balconies. Other facilities at the hotel include 3 lifts, a swimming pool, television room and a lounge/bar.
The Hawai/Montevista Hotel is situated in Lloret de Mar, just 500m from the beach.
The hotel regularly welcomes school groups, with students generally being accommodated in triple or quad rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have a safety deposit box and telephone.
Other facilities include 2 lifts, a bar and snack bar, television lounge and dining room. There is central heating and air-conditioning throughout the hotel. There is also a garden area with a swimming pool, sunbathing terrace and a children's playground. A buffet is available for all meals.View on map
Barcelona Urbany Hostel
Barcelona Urbany Hostel is on Barcelona’s Meridiana Avenue, 300 metres from Clot Metro Station. It boasts a rooftop terrace with great city views as well as 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 also 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.