School trips to Spain might just offer more diversity in terms of educational opportunities than any other destination!There are numerous attractions suitable for all subjects and study areas, including art, business studies, fashion, food technology, Spanish language and culture, and many others.

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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.

The best way for students to experience and understand this important element of Spanish culture is with a school trip to Spain.

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

And Spain is a fantastic choice of destination for an art school trip 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 and 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 wonderful settings for Spanish school trips.

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.

Beat the competition

Worried about the competition from other departments running school trips at a similar time to yours? There’s no need to when yours is a school trip to Spain, as these are always hugely popular with students, whether you’re visiting the mainland or one of the Spanish islands, like Tenerife!

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Take a look at our range of Spain school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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Where to visit in Spain

View from Parc Guell over Barcelona city

School Trips to Barcelona

Trips to Barcelona work well for many different subjects and always go down a treat with students!

Barcelona is a great choice of destination for both art and Spanish groups. Creativity is everywhere in this, the city of Gaudi and your young artists will find plenty of inspiration here. And linguists will love using their language skills to explore the culture.

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School Trips to the Costa Brava

A trip to the Costa Brava, including Barcelona, offers students the opportunity to discover one of the most exciting cities in Spain!

Barcelona and the Costa Brava school trips work well for many subjects, including business studies, fashion, food technology, primary languages, geography and Spanish. You'll stay on the quieter Costa Brava while exploring all that Barcelona has to offer!

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School Trips to Granada

A trip to Granada offers your students the chance to explore the influence of the Moors on Spanish culture and architecture!

Granada is ideal for Spanish language groups. You could choose to spend your time soaking up the culture and exploring the sights, or we could arrange Spanish lessons for your students at a specialist language school.

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School Trips to Madrid

School trips to Madrid are the ideal choice for groups wanting to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture.

Your students will love this unforgettable opportunity to use their language skills to discover the history and culture of both Madrid and the whole of Spain. If you want to inspire a love of all things Spanish, a school trip to Madrid is hard to beat!

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School Trips to Málaga

A school trip to Malaga will be a huge hit with your students who will love this opportunity to experience life on the Costa del Sol!

Malaga school trips are most popular among Spanish language groups - particularly those preparing for GCSE and A level exams. We can arrange Spanish lessons at a specialist language school in Benalmadena for a total immersion experience.

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School Trips to Salamanca

A school trip to Salamanca will give your students the opportunity to explore one of the most important university cities in Spain!

Salamanca is ideal for GCSE and A-Level Spanish students preparing for exams. We can provide a total immersion experience here, as Salamanca is famously home to several excellent Spanish language schools.

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School Trips to Tenerife

A school trip to Tenerife is a fantastic option for school groups interested in volcanoes and how their activity has shaped the world we live in!

Tenerife is a very popular option with geography groups who want to learn more about volcanoes and how geological activity shapes landscapes. It's also a great location for learning more about sustainability.

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School Trips to Valencia

School trips to Valencia are an exciting option for Spanish groups!

This spectacular city is the third-largest in Spain and offers your students the opportunity to learn more about the country's history and culture, while also giving them an insight into modern Spain. We can also arrange Spanish lessons in Valencia for groups preparing for exams.

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Plaza de Espana in Seville

School Trips to Seville

A school trip to Seville will leave your students feeling more confident in their Spanish language skills!

Seville is a fantastic choice of destination for a Language Study Tour, allowing students to focus on improving their language skills while also discovering the culture in one of the most historic cities in Spain!

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Girl walking along the beach in Catalonia

School Trips to Catalonia

School trips to Catalonia offer students the opportunity to explore one of the most dynamic regions of Spain!

Catalonia is a great choice of destination for a wide range of subjects, including Spanish, art, and geography. Your students will love the opportunity to explore both the vibrant city of Barcelona and the beautiful seaside resorts of the Costa Brava.

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White hillside village in Spain

School Trips to Andalusia

A school trip to Andalusia is the perfect option for school groups wanting to experience the Spanish culture!

School trips to Andalusia are always popular with students. Rich in culture and with a fascinating history, Andalusia is the perfect choice for a school trip designed to inspire a love of all things Spanish in your students.

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Activities and excursions in Spain that your school group will love

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

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

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria

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

Garrotxa Volcanic National Park

Garrotxa Volcanic National Park

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

Spanish Cookery Class

Spanish Cookery Class

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

La Alhambra

La Alhambra

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

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.… Read More

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

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,… Read More

El Patio Sevillano Flamenco Show

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… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.

Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:

  • Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
  • Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
  • Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.

The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.

And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.

Please contact us for details.

Of course, the summer is a wonderful time of year to visit Spain, however where destinations are popular for family holidays, such as Malaga, flight prices in summer can be much higher, particularly during school holidays. So, you may find it's more affordable to travel in autumn when temperatures are still high and the cost of flights and accommodation is usually lower.

Or, if you want to travel in summer, you may choose to consider a different destination like Madrid or Salamanca, which may be less expensive at that time of year.

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.

There are many 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.

You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year.

Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your next school trip 12-18 months before your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign-off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options.

If you start planning your trip later, don't worry. It is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to guide you through the process.

Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!