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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Madrid is a fantastic destination for a school trip. There are numerous opportunities to practice and develop language skill whilst enjoying the cosmopolitan vibe at the same time. We can also arrange language school lessons as part of a bespoke tour...
As a popular destination for educational visits, Granada has a lot to offer. It's a lively and diverse city with awe-inspiring historic and cultural monuments and wide open landscapes. We have worked with leaders to develop bespoke, memorable trips. ...
Design Technology, Cultural
Barcelona and Tapas go hand-in-hand so why not learn more about the food of the region? Cook your own traditional lunch or dinner, visit a food factory, enjoy a patisserie demonstration, draw with chocolate and create great memories! ...
Not just sun, sea and football! Barcelona offers a diverse and exciting destination for Business Studies students. As the economic heart of Catalunya, a visit to this vibrant city will enthuse, motivate and enhance understanding of the business world...
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Europe, USA, North America
We use maths every day of our life, but to inspire your students to want to know more, discover maths trip ideas to cities in Europe and beyond, and find out how we can tailor make the perfect mathematics based study tour for your school group. ...
The Costa Brava coast provides a beautiful backdrop to a language trip to Spain. Combine your visit with time in Barcelona and what's not to like? With numerous ways to perfect language skills, this part of Catalunya is waiting for your group! ...
Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Europe, South America
English, History, Geography, Geology, Religious Education, Cultural, Art
Organise a history and art educational tour through Europe. An educational immersion in culture, history, arts and languages across several European cities. ...
As the Spanish capital, Madrid has many opportunities for school trips. Students can experience guided visits to major sites for business and commerce while spending downtime enjoying the culture and traditions of this cosmopolitan and vibrant city. ...
Madrid is home to some of the finest galleries and museums in the world. El Prado houses masterpieces by Velasquez, Rubens and Goya; the Thyssen Bornemisza gives an overview of art from 13th until today whilst the Reina Sofia offers contemporary art....
Languages, Cultural, Art
Barcelona and TAPAS – a perfect combination. Barcelona is a particular favourite for those studying art or tourism. From its winding streets and markets to its history and architecture and the never ending Sagrada Familia. Spain has never gone awa...
Languages, Cultural, Art
Flamenco Flamenco Flamenco… see the real Flamenco with a Rondo Tour – raw with passion and emotion. You may even want to try this with your group – superb destination for immersion in both the language and the culture of Spain. ...
It’s like being on another planet! Love geography/geology – why be cold – come and enjoy the warmth of Lanzarote and fill your days with interesting visits and amazing sights. One of Rondo Travels up and coming destinations. ...
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.
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.
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. Check out our guide to school sports trips to Valencia
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.
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. View our Barcelona school tours
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).