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|
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.