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.

Popular Spanish Trip July 2018

Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia Spain
Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia Spain
Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia Spain
Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia Spain

Is Valencia worth visiting for your next educational, sport or musical visit? We are asked this question a lot. Valencia is not the first place that crosses the mind for an educational or sports trip. When thinking about a trip to Spain, the most popular places tend to be busy Barcelona, cosmop...

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School Maths Trip

School Maths Trip

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

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

Affordable educational trips to Barcelona

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

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

Hockey Tours with Equity

Hockey Tours 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


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

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

Madrid

Madrid

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

Football Tours with Equity

Football Tours with Equity

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


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

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

Rugby Tours with Equity

Rugby Tours with Equity

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

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


Experience Valencias top-notch sporting facilities

Experience Valencias top-notch sporting facilities

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

Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia Spain

Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia Spain

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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. ...
Football, rugby and hockey in Valencia 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

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


Geography Tour to the Costa Brava

Geography Tour to the Costa Brava

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

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

Safestay Barcelona Gothic

Safestay Barcelona Gothic

Come to Safestay Gothic and fall in love with the welcoming, relaxed atmosphere of this hostel in the Gothic district of Barcelona, unquestionably one of the coolest parts of the city. ...
Safestay Barcelona Gothic

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

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. Check out our guide to school sports trips to Valencia


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. View our Barcelona school tours


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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