School Primary Languages Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

For the slightly older and more adventurous primary school groups Barcelona is a great place for a Spanish language trip!

Enjoy both the busy city lifestyle and the relaxing beach scene. Spend your time in the city strolling La Rambla, climbing the towers of the Sagrada Familia or visiting one of the many museums. This city is truly special with some of the world’s most beautiful, eccentric and cutting edge architecture. Enjoy the creations of Gaudi scattered all over the city whilst stopping en-route to enjoy paella and sangria.

Many groups stay at one of the coastal resorts Calella, Loret de Mar, Blanes and Tossa de Mar. Whilst staying here why not spend a day out at Port Aventura or Waterworld?

Day 1 Depart from school Ferry/Eurotunnel crossing
Day 2 Mid-afternoon arrive resort and explore local area on foot Evening meal in accommodation
Day 3 Visit Barcelona Aquarium

Time for lunch

Visit Sagrada Familia

Evening meal in accommodation
Day 4 Visit the Picasso Museum

Time for lunch in Las Ramblas 

Afternoon to be spent at Tibidabo Theme Park

Evening meal in accommodation
Day 5 Visit to Parc Güell Time for lunch on the beach followed by beach games Evening meal in accommodation
Day 6 Depart hotel mid-morning and drive to Calais
Day 7

Channel crossing

Arrive back to school

This price includes:

  • 4 nights' full-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/DVD/WC/seatbelts)
  • Ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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“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!”

Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

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.

Tibidabo Theme Park

Tibidabo Theme Park

The Tibidabo Amusement Park is Barcelona's nearest theme park. The park is conveniently located on top of Tibidabo Hill (the highest hill in the wooded range that forms the backdrop to Barcelona). It is easily reached by bus or Barcelona's last surviving tram from central city zones.

Park Guell

Park Guell

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.

Aquarium Barcelona

Aquarium Barcelona

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is the most important marine leisure and education centre in the world concerning the Mediterranean. A series of 35 tanks, 11,000 animals and 450 different species, an underwater tunnel 80 metres long, six million litres of water and an immense Oceanarium, the only one in Europe, turn this centre into a unique, reference leisure show that has already been visit...

Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso

Picasso lived in Barcelona on various occasions as a young man, and the museum houses important pieces from this formative period in his career at the turn of the century; some of which were donated by Picasso himself. The museum, Barcelona's most visited, also hosts temporary exhibitions of Picasso's work and that of other artists of his era.



This popular theme park includes a log flume and a roller coaster with no less than 8 inverted loops. It’s near the coast at Salou, which is an easy excursion from Barcelona.

Camp Nou Experience

Camp Nou Experience

Home to FC Barcelona, a visit to the Nou Camp stadium includes a tour of the stadium itself, with a chance to walk out onto the pitch, as well as a visit to the museum which charts the team's history.

Olympic Museum & Stadium

Olympic Museum & Stadium

This stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games; it is now turned into an Olympic Museum and Gallery where visitors can chart the history of the Games in a building where all the action took place. 

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.

Hotel Hawai/Montevista

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.

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