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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History, Design Technology, Languages, Art
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. ...
Languages, Cultural, Art
Valencia is a fantastic, vibrant city perfect for schools as it has plenty of excellent cultural attractions to enjoy. Language and Food Technology trips are ideal, plus students will love a visit to the stunning City of the Arts and Sciences. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Design Technology, Cultural, Art
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. ...
History, Geography, Languages, Cultural
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. ...
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. ...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
Design Technology, Business, Cultural, Art
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. ...
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. ...
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology
The Costa Brava is an ideal destination for Geography and Geology field trips. With a stunning and varied coastline, fascinating settlements, safe and accessible rivers, the Garrotxa volcanoes and reliable weather, what else is needed? Enquire now! ...
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).