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School Geography Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

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A geography school trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava offers your students the chance to conduct a river study and see volcanic scenery!

The Catalonia region of Spain is surrounded by a number of spectacular and unspoilt natural parks. Field study sites include the limestone landscapes of Montserrat, the volcanic scenery of Garrotxa Volcanic Park and the Tordera river valley, where your students can conduct a river study.

Our comprehensive study booklets and introduction packs will provide all the information you need to enable students to complete field studies and achieve a successful trip, whether at GCSE or A Level.

Thinking about making this a cross-curricular trip? Barcelona and the Costa Brava also offer exciting opportunities for Spanish, business studies, art, fashion and food technology

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 5 days/4 nights)

Day 1/5

Morning

Morning

Flight to Barcelona/Girona
Afternoon

Afternoon

Arrive at resort
Evening

Evening

Familiarisation of local area on foot

Day 2/5

Morning

Morning

Spend the day discovering volcanic landscapes in La Garrotxa Volcanic National Park
Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Sant Joan les Fonts - study the basalt formed when lava flow solidifies
Evening

Evening

Return to hotel for evening meal

Day 3/5

Morning

Morning

Tordera river study in Montseny Natural Park - follow river course and practise field skills to appreciate the processes at work in each section of the river valley
Afternoon

Afternoon

Free time for shopping in resort
Evening

Evening

Return to hotel for evening meal

Day 4/5

Morning

Morning

Visit to the Port of Barcelona
Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the Nou Camp

Shopping and free time in Las Ramblas

Evening

Evening

Return to hotel for evening meal

Day 5/5

Morning

Morning

Transfer back to airport
Afternoon

Afternoon

Return to UK
Evening

Evening

 

What's included?

  • tick icon4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconComprehensive geography educational pack
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconFull use of coach for excursions as shown on itinerary
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Beach management case study

Beach management case study

There are many towns along the coastline to experience the varying management techniques,… 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… Read more

Lloret de Mar – Tourism gone wrong?

Lloret de Mar – Tourism gone wrong?

One of the main coastal towns along the Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar attracts tourists year… Read more

Montserrat

Montserrat

Perched high in the mountains above Barcelona, and accessible by cable car or train, Mon… Read more

Port of Barcelona

Port of Barcelona

With over a million passenger arrivals every year, Barcelona is one of the most important… Read more

Tordera River Study

Tordera River Study

The Tordera river offers your students the opportunity to discover the different processes… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Camp Nou Experience

Camp Nou Experience

Home to FC Barcelona, a visit to the Nou Camp stadium includes a tour of the stadium i… Read more

La Rambla

La Rambla

Also known as Las Ramblas, this long, wide avenue is the heart of Barcelona's shopping… Read more

Olympic Museum & Stadium

Olympic Museum & Stadium

This stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games; it is now turned into an… Read more

Park Guell

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park i… Read more

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like… Read more

Accommodation

Hotel Gran Garbi
Hotel Internacional
Hotel Gran Garbi

The Hotel Gran Garbi is situated in Lloret de Mar, 300 metres from the beach and 200 metres from the town centre. Facilities include an air-conditioned dining room, luggage room, pool and games area, lounge with satellite TV, indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

All rooms are en-suite and have a TV, telephone, safety deposit box and balcony. Students will be accommodated in mainly twin and triple rooms, staff in twins or singles (single supplement will apply).

Meals are buffet style with a wide variety of choice available.

Hotel Internacional
Hotel Internacional is ideally located along the seafront in Calella. It boasts a total of 120 comfortable guestrooms. Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and come with climate control, satellite TV, telephone and safe.
Other facilities include an outdoor pool, restaurant and games room.

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A fabulous trip, the organisers couldn't do enough for us. The students loved it and the itinerary planned was so varied that the students were amazed by the amount of experiences that they received in such a short amount of time. — Kirk Hallam Academy, June 2019

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