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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Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

We send hundreds of students to Barcelona & beyond every year, meaning we’re well equipped in creating bespoke itineraries to meet and exceed academic goals. The topics we suggest include art, architecture, history and the Spanish language. However, our expertise & location knowledge mean we can create an unforgettable adventure for any subject!...

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona
Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

Barcelona was built for an Art and Design trip! It's a feast for the eyes and students will love exploring the different styles on display, both in the museums and the stunning architecture on the streets. ...

Art and Design trips to Barcelona with Equity

Valencias unique sporting vibe and idyllic climate make it ideal to practice sports all year round. Top notch sports facilities for all types of sports. ...

Experience Valencias top-notch sporting facilities

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

As a popular destination for educational visits, Spain has a lot to offer; lively and diverse cities, awe-inspiring historic and cultural monuments and wild coastlines and wide open landscapes. We have worked with leaders to develop bespoke tours. ...

Destination Spain

Equity has selected a vast range of excursions designed to maximise Barcelona’s potential as a destination for college and university trips. This diverse and exciting city is perfect for a variety of subjects. ...

Barcelona - University trip

Visit Valencia and your students will have an exceptional experience. The City of Arts and Science will undeniably be the focal point of your visit! ...

Arts and Science in Valencia Spain

Barcelona - Dynamic, lively, modern yet historic, the perfect city to experience art, culture, history and fun! ...


Learn Spanish in beautiful Barcelona. Spanish lessons are mixed in with trips and excursions to visit some of Gaudi’s famous works and a tour of the Camp Nou home to Barcelona FC. ...

Spanish Language Trip to Barcelona

Looking for the perfect location for your next art & design school trip? Look no further than Barcelona! Explore the unique culture and history behind the birthplace of iconic artists, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miró and longtime home of Pablo Picasso....

Barcelona Art & Design

Discover Spain while learning! In Etheria Trips we are dedicated to creating the most engaging trips for groups of students from all over the globe, for an unforgettable experience in Spain, accompanied by our highly trained group leaders 24/7! ...

School Trips To Spain

Equity rugby tours offer the perfect mix of training and competitive fixtures to enhance your team’s performance. With access to premium facilities our rugby programme offers tailor-made trips that include excursions to local attractions. ...

Rugby Tours with Equity

Students will discover tantalising culture, cuisine & much more on an educational trip to Barcelona! From the famous art pieces, to the stunning architecture. A perfectly organised tour will make your chosen subject come to life! ...

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

Let your students discover Barcelona; unearthing the beautiful language, unique history and mesmerising culture of the Catalonia region, in the heart of the bustling and vibrant city. The city's unique atmosphere and personality will wow any student....

Barcelona Languages

Madrid - Modern, vibrant, historical, arty, cultural. Spain's capital city has it all going on! ...


A Language and Culture trip to Spain is a fantastic way to help students improve their language skills and get a greater understanding of Spanish culture and heritage. Equity offers amazing destinations such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and more. ...

Language and Culture trips to Spain with Equity

A hockey tour with Equity allows students to develop their skills in fantastic locations with world-class training facilities and coaches. ...

Hockey Tours with Equity

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

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

Organise a history and art educational tour through Europe. An educational immersion in culture, history, arts and languages across several European cities. ...

Art and history trip to Europe

A football tour with Equity delivers everything on your wish list: professional coaches, world-famous clubs and elite training facilities. Our bespoke tours are geared to improving and inspiring your team. ...

Football Tours with Equity

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. ...

School Maths Trip

The Costa Brava is an excellent geography tour destination thanks to the variety of geographical features in and around the region. We can offer an unrivalled range of geographical excursions & social activitie ...

Geography Tour to the Costa Brava
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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.

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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

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

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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).

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