School trips to Spain

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As one of Europe's largest countries, a school trip to Spain might just offer more diversity and opportunities for students than any other destination. Plus, with easy access and good weather most of the year, it's no wonder Spain is always in demand with our school groups.

We have a range of educational trips to Spain that are suitable for all ages, subjects, and study areas. However, Spanish trips work particularly well for groups interested in art, business studies, fashion, food technology, and the Spanish language.

Browse through the available trips below, or get in touch and we'll tailor a package perfectly suited to you.

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Why visit Spain?

The vibrant culture

One of the wonderful things about Spain is that it is a de facto plurinational state, with a number of distinct regional cultures, including Basque, Catalan, Galician, Andalusian and Valencian. And these all contribute in their own way to the central ‘Spanish’ culture.

School trips to Spain are the best way for students to experience and understand this important element of the national culture.

For Spanish language groups, in particular, the opportunity to explore both the regional culture and the central ‘Spanish’ culture through their language skills will be an unforgettable experience.

And Spain is a fantastic choice of destination for art students, too. You could head to Barcelona, where your students will fall in love with Catalan Modernisme.

The spectacular cities

The worst thing about a school trip to Spain is having to decide which city to base yourselves in!

Barcelona is always popular thanks to its unique culture and cosmopolitan outlook. It works really well for a number of subjects, including business studies, fashion, food technology, Spanish, primary languages, and geography.

But what about Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Granada? They’re all spectacular cities in their own right and each offers something slightly different.

Maybe you’re looking for a smaller city that still offers plenty of opportunities to soak up the culture? Then Salamanca, Malaga, Cantabria or El Puerto de Santa Maria could be perfect for you.

Depending on your needs and aims, we can help you choose the right spot.

Beat the competition

Worried about the competition from other departments running trips at a similar time to yours?

There’s no need to when yours is a tour to Spain, as these are always hugely popular with students, whether you’re visiting the mainland or one of the Spanish islands, like Tenerife!

Activities in Spain that your school group will love

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral.

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Boqueria food market in Barcelona is one of the best food markets in Europe.

Garrotxa Volcanic National Park

This wonderful national park, just one and a half hours from Barcelona, is ideal for groups to explore and examine

Spanish Cookery Class

Visit this Barcelona cookery school and learn how to cook traditional tapas. The course is amixture of theory and practical,

La Alhambra

The Alhambra is a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens. The tree-lined walks are luscious, providing pleasant shade, enhanced by

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona.

City of Arts & Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences)

The largest urban complex in Europe for cultural, educational and leisure expansion. The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences,

El Patio Sevillano Flamenco Show

A must for any group visiting Seville is a visit to a flamenco show!In central Seville on the Guadalquivir riverbank

Where to visit in Spain

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Why Halsbury Education trips?

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I can't see the destination I want to travel to - can you still help me?

Absolutely. What you see on this page is our most popular destinations in Spain. But if you want to go somewhere a little different, we can certainly help you check out what's available. 

Our team of school travel experts know Spain incredibly well. We also have quite a few Spanish speakers on the team too, so we can liaise directly with suppliers in their own language (which definitely helps to build better relationships, in our experience). 

So, if you can't see where you want to go on your school trip to Spain, just get in touch and let's see what we can do. 

Do you offer travel insurance?

We do. Travel insurance is an optional extra and you can find out more about it in our travel insurance resource (which includes the policy documents and FAQs). 

If you decide against arranging this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine, by the way), please just remember you must have suitable travel and medical insurance to cover your group. 

When's the best time to visit Spain on a school trip?

You can visit Spain at any time of the year and it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll have better weather than here in the UK. 

So, while we do have loads of groups travel to Spain in the summer, we also have plenty that go in spring, autumn and winter too. 

And, actually, it can work out much cheaper if you travel outside of the summer months, as you'll have fewer tourists pushing prices up. 

If you need to travel in the summer but budget is a concern, you could look at destinations that are less popular with tourists at that time, like Madrid and Salamanca. Just bear in mind that the more inland destinations do tend to feel a bit hotter without that coastal breeze to take the edge off, so make sure you've got some strategies in place to keep your group cool on your trip

During the Easter holidays, Semana Santa (Holy Week) takes place with parades through the streets. Availability of accommodation can sometimes be limited at this time of year so, it's important to start planning early if you want to travel during the Easter holidays.

And it's not just Semana Santa, there are loads of festivals that take place throughout the year in Spain. This can be a highlight and a real insight into the Spanish culture so some schools choose to time their trip to coincide with these events.

Whether you're flexible and want to chat about the best time to visit, or you have quite tight time and/or budget constraints, just get in touch and our school travel experts will be really pleased to help you decide what's best for your group. 

How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel. This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families, as they'll be able to break it down into smaller, more manageable payments.

You can check out our trip-planning timeline for a better idea of the process and when you should expect to be doing things. 

If you are looking to travel sooner than this, it is possible. But it will depend on availability and you may find prices are a bit higher - but get in touch and let's see what's possible. 

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?

Every single trip we arrange is tailor made, so absolutely yes. 

Our Tour Advisers and Itinerary Coordinators are all experienced school travel specialists. They'll work closely with you to make sure your itinerary supports your learning objectives. They'll be able to offer suggestions and advice to make sure you make the most of your time. 

So, when you're browsing through our school trips, just remember that the itineraries and activities you see are there for inspiration only - your own itinerary can look as similar or as different as you want. 

Equally, we've suggested trip durations based on what groups usually request - if you want to go for a shorter or longer duration, just let us know. 

What accommodation options are available in Spain?

That really depends on where in Spain you want to go. But we have great relationships with accommodation providers all over Spain, with options spanning from youth hostel-style accommodation to more luxurious hotels and even carefully-selected host families in select destinations. 

Your Tour Adviser will discuss the options available in your chosen destination with you. You'll let them know your budget and requirements and they'll suggest the best fit for your group. Don't be afraid to let know your preferences - accommodation is an important part of your trip and we want to get it right for you. 

Whatever accommodation you choose, as a member of the School Travel Forum, we make sure that we only offer you accommodation that we believe is suitable and safe for school groups. You can find out more about this by taking a look at our Safety Management System

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