School trips to Catalonia are a fantastic choice for a wide range of subjects, thanks to the incredible educational opportunities here. The exceptional weather and spectacular landscapes and cityscapes help to make any school trip to Catalonia completely unforgettable!

Catalonia is one of our most popular destinations in Spain and works well for a variety of subjects, including art, geography, Spanish, business studies, fashion and food technology.

Most of our groups choose to stay in one of the lovely seaside resorts along the Costa Brava, where they can make the most of the wonderful beaches, while also being within easy reach of all the attractions of Barcelona!

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Why visit Catalonia?

Spectacular landscapes

Catalonia is a popular destination for school geography trips because the landscape here is incredible. Almost half the length of the Pyrenees mountain range lies in the north of Catalonia and the Mediterranean coast runs along the entirety of the eastern edge of the territory.

Your students can explore volcanic landscapes at Garrotxa Volcanic National Park, undertake a beach management case study on the Costa Brava and discover the effects of tourism in Lloret de Mar.

You can also visit the port of Barcelona, which is one of the busiest in the Mediterranean, and conduct a study of the river Tordera, giving your students the opportunity to see the different processes at work in the various sections of a river valley.

Dynamic cities

Regardless of your subject, it is likely that when you choose a school trip to Catalonia, you’ll want to include at least one visit to its capital, Barcelona.

One of our groups’ favourite cities, Barcelona offers an incredible amount of educational opportunities for any number of subjects. Art groups will want to explore the work of Gaudi and the other Catalan Modernists. Fashion and food technology groups will love exploring why Barcelona is considered a world leader in these fields. And business studies groups will learn about a wide variety of business organisations, from vineyards and breweries to media groups.

The creativity and vibrant atmosphere of Barcelona means the city is always popular with students and many of our groups choose to return year-on-year.

Unique culture

Of course, Catalonia is also a hugely popular destination for Spanish school trips too, especially if you want your students to understand the diversity of Spain.

Catalonia has a unique culture of which the Catalans are fiercely proud. Huge efforts are made to preserve the local culture and ensure that local traditions continue to be practised by each successive generation. This will be especially evident if you’re able to visit during one of Catalonia’s many vibrant festivals.

Although Catalonia does have its own language, everyone is able to speak Spanish and will speak Spanish with foreign visitors, including your students. And in Barcelona, despite being the capital of Catalonia, Spanish is actually more widely used than Catalan, meaning your students will enjoy total immersion in the Spanish language on your school trip to Catalonia.

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