School Tours to Spain

Although possible to travel to Spain by coach or by ferry, flying is by far the most popular mode of transport for UK students taking a school trip to Spain. Flights depart daily from most UK airports, national and regional, and are direct to all the main cities you are likely to visit. The journey time is between 2 and 3 hours depending you're your departure and destination airports. Airport transfers will be included with your trip.

So what makes Spain such an interesting place for school visits?

On this page you will find our recommendations for Spainish trips that have already taken thousands of school pupils, and that get frequent recommendations from other teachers. You will also find more useful information below about planning your school's trip to Spain.

A coach trip from the London area to Madrid will take the best part of a couple of days, while a ferry from one of the South Coast ports to either Santander or Bilbao will take around a day. A longer journey will give you more places en-route to talk about.

Your school trip organiser will arrange your accommodation and in Spain you are likely to stay in a hotel. The main cities are well prepared for tourists and there are good quality budget options for schools. If you are brave enough to organise your own trip, you may want to look at youth hostels as a real budget option.

Study options in Spain

If your students are learning the Spanish language, then a school trip to Spain is (forgive the French) a fait accompli, though there are plenty of opportunities to engage your class in further cross curricular activities, to make your trip to Spain as rewarding as possible. If Modern Foreign Languages are not the focus of your school's tour of Spain, then here are some other reasons that make Spain such a popular destination for school groups.

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Spanish Language in Andalucía
Spanish Language in Andalucía
Spanish Language in Andalucía

Spanish Language in Andalucía
El Puerto de Santa Maria’s rich culture and fantastic beaches are famous throughout Andalusia and Spain. To discover this authentic Spanish culture we offer a great variety of activities and excursions for students to really immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture. El Puerto is a small city and very safe, meaning it offers teachers peace of mind. It is furthermore famous for its rich history: being the home of sherry, having the widest bull ring in Spain and being the place ...Details & Enquire


Barcelona Geography

Barcelona Geography

Ride Monserrat’s Funicular & climb volcanoes in and around Barcelona, take a guided tour of La Garrotxa National Volcanic Park, Climb Croscat and view the surrounding lava flows. No trip to the area would be complete without a visit to the Nou Camp...
Barcelona Geography

Madrid - University trip

Madrid - University trip

A modern and sophisticated city that beautifully balances its history with its present, Madrid is a great destination for a college or university trips, in particular we recommend visiting for Art and Design focused tours. ...
Madrid - University trip

Football and Sports Tours

Football and Sports Tours

For over 5 years ski and sport have organised FOOTBALL TOURS to the Barcelona area of Spain. We have now expanded the programme to include Italy, USA and Worldwide and to offer a variety of other sports including RUGBY, BASKETBALL AND NETBALL. We are...
Football and Sports Tours

Costa Brava Multi Sports

Costa Brava Multi Sports

Take to Costa Brava on a sports tour to suit football or hockey players. Combine training with local friendly games & cultural visits in Barcelona, not to mention PortAventura fun! ...
Costa Brava Multi Sports


School Trip to Andalucía

School Trip to Andalucía

Abundant in history, culture, architectural masterpieces & stunning natural landscapes, there’s a wealth of options when it comes to a school trip to Andalucía. Be it to Seville, Granada or Malaga, let Broadway Tours plan your next educational tou...
School Trip to Andalucía

The Azores

The Azores

Travel with the UK's first and only school specialist operator to feature the multi-award winning destination; the Azores, an archipelago of 9 volcanic islands and the world's first Platinum sustainable tourism destination. ...
The Azores

Spanish Program in Salamanca

Spanish Program in Salamanca

Are you looking for a memorable trip for your students to learn about a different culture and improve their Spanish? Tía Tula offers an easy and effective way to organize your educational travel in Salamanca, Spain. ...
Spanish Program in Salamanca

Netball Tours with Equity

Netball Tours with Equity

A netball tour is a great way for players to bond and grow. At Equity, we know that on a sports tour it can be shown that workshops, tailored training programmes and an external environment can change a student’s attitude towards sport. ...
Netball Tours with Equity


Educational, sports and music trips to Valencia

Educational, sports and music trips to Valencia

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Bespoke educational, sports and music trips to sunny Valencia. We cover all aspects involved in your trip from activities to accommodation. Our aim is to ensure that your trip to Valencia is a unique and rewarding experience for every student. ...
Educational, sports and music trips to Valencia

Safestay Barcelona Sea

Safestay Barcelona Sea

What more could you ask for than our Barcelona Sea Hostel directly overlooking the beach front promenade?! Safestay Barcelona Sea’s area showcases narrow streets and bustling restaurants. ...
Safestay Barcelona Sea

Rugby Tours with Equity

Rugby Tours with Equity

Partnering with some of the world’s most prestigious Rugby Clubs and highly acclaimed centres of sporting excellence, Equity are a leading provider of Rugby Sports Tours for schools and sporting groups. ...
Rugby Tours with Equity

Culture and Adventure Activities Portugal

Culture and Adventure Activities Portugal

Imagine yourself discovering a beautiful country like Portugal while experiencing the most exciting and amazing adventure activities! We want all our participants to develop such skills as leadership, cooperation while overcoming their barriers. ...
Culture and Adventure Activities Portugal


Safestay Madrid

Safestay Madrid

Safestay Madrid is ideally located for those who want to drop their bags and get out to explore the City! Centrally located, you are always just a short walk from the best Madrid has to offer. ...
Safestay Madrid

Discover Barcelona & Spain

Discover Barcelona & Spain

Discover the highlights of Barcelona, the ancient capital of Catalonia. Stroll La Rambla, marvel at Gaudi's incredible cathedral and enjoy one-of-a-kind rides at Port Aventura theme park - thrill-seekers won't be disappointed! ...
Discover Barcelona & Spain

Barcelona - University trip

Barcelona - University trip

Equity has selected a vast range of excursions designed to maximise Barcelona’s potential as a destination for college and university trips. Perfect for a variety of subjects, there is a lot to be learnt with a trip to this diverse city. ...
Barcelona - University trip

Barcelona Languages

Barcelona Languages

Barcelona is a joy to visit with locals speaking Catalan, they are very happy to converse with student groups in Spanish. Wander down Las Ramblas seeing the street performers and stall holders and have a go at a little haggling. ...
Barcelona Languages


Spanish Language in Andalucía

Spanish Language in Andalucía

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Based in an authentic Spanish coastal town in Cádiz province, we specialize in school tours and aim to make any trip highly educational and enjoyable for all students and trip leaders. Fully customisable trips in a stunning part of Andalucía. ...
Spanish Language in Andalucía

business in spain

Business Studies
the economic fortunes of Spains major cities is a fascinating area for any student of business. Schools can make trips to Barcelona's vibrant port on the Mediterranean coast, Madrid's finance and banking sector, or perhaps take a more detailed look at the important wine industry.


spanish art

Art & Design
Spain is the home to plenty of famous artists, though if is an art trip to Spain you are interested in, we recommend Barcelona. Home to the magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral, designed by Gaudi, and of course the wonderful and inspirational Picasso Museum.


spain sports

Sports
Sporting activities are another great mechanism through which school children can experience life in Spain. Playing organised sports gives the students something familiar in a foreign country and also allows them to get more involved with local Spanish people, rather than just skimming across the surface as a tourist.


spanish language

Modern Foreign Languages
There are various ways to make the most of a modern foreign language (MFL) trip to Spain. Some trip organisers will have partnerships with local schools, and the suggested itinerary will include time for your group to experience part of a typical school day in a Spanish school. Other trips will simply visit plenty of local historic and modern attractions, encouraging students to use as much conversational Spanish as possible. However you choose to enjoy your school trip to Spain, an immersive language experience will be of great benefit to your student's understanding of the language.


barcelona

Barcelona
Capital of the Catalonia region of Spain, this is a major European city and has a huge amount to offer schools. Must see places within the city include La Rambla which is the main thoroughfare, arguably Barcelona's answer to the Champs Elysees. And the Picasso Museum.


madrid

Madrid
Capital of Spain and a great city for school group tours to explore. Highlights include the Plaza Mayor, the main square, and the Royal Palace (Palacio Real).

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