Business Studies & Economics Trip To Barcelona

Barcelona offers a great experience for GCSE and A level business studies and economics students. During your Barcelona School Trip you can explore the Catalan city centre and see a how major transport system works, visit the world-famous Camp Nou stadium or take in the many markets and shops of Las Ramblas. 

As the centre of Catalan culture, Barcelona offers a wealth of cultural activities for groups to take part in. Take a look at a sample itinerary below for your business studies and economics trips and see which attractions are on offer during your school or sixth form college tour.

Itinerary

Tour Day 1

Morning
Depart for Barcelona.
Afternoon
Check in to your accommodation and free time for orientation.
Evening
Evening meal.

Tour Day 2

Morning
Enjoy a guided tour of the city of Barcelona and explore the Boqueria Market.
Afternoon
After lunch take a tour of the Televisió de Catalunya public television channel.
Evening
Restaurant evening meal.

Tour Day 3

Morning
Enjoy a guided tour of the Nou Camp Stadium.
Afternoon
After lunch head to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia for a guided tour of the Freixenet Wine Cellars.
Evening
Restaurant evening meal.

Tour Day 4

Morning
Enjoy some free time in Barcelona before setting off on your return journey to the UK.

Curricular Links

 

GCSE

·         Basic functions & types of business

·         Different types of business

·         Organisational structures

·         Business aims and objectives

·         Environmental considerations

·         Business enterprise and entrepreneurship

·         Dynamic nature of business

·         Customer needs & good customer service

·         Market research

·         Importance of brand image

·         Identifying and understanding customers

·         Segmentation

·         Putting a business idea into practice

·         Making the business effective

·         Quality control

·         Production processes

·         Business location

·         Understanding external influences on business

·         Technology and business

·         E-commerce

·         Digital communication

·         HR and managing people

·         Quality control and assurance

·         Sustainability within business

·         Promotional methods

·         The finance sector

 

 

 

 

A-Level

·         The nature and purpose of business

·         Different forms of business

·         Management, leadership and decision making

·         Meeting customer needs

·         The Market

·         Marketing mix and strategy

·         Setting marketing objectives

·         Managing people

·         Improving motivation and engagement

·         Entrepreneurs and leaders

·         Managing change

·         Raising finance

·         Resource management

·         External influences

·         Business objectives and strategy

·         Business growth

·         Operational performance

·         Increasing efficiency and productivity

·         Influences on business decisions

·         Setting financial objectives

·         Globalisation

·         Global markets and business expansion

·         Global marketing

 

 

 

 

 

Study Visits

TV3 (Catalan Public Television)

Take a 90-minute tour of the Televisió de Catalunya operation and give your group a chance to discover the public television channel that reaches thousands of viewers every day with its programs.

Please note visiting hours are Monday to Friday at 9.45am, 10.30am, 11.15am & 12.00pm. Groups will not attend the recording of any programme.

TMB (Barcelona metropolitan transport)

Your chance to visit the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona facilities and get to know the city's transport system from the inside. Guided visits for groups and schools can include metro stations and stations, bus depots and control centres, each will show how the public transport network is managed and what it means for the mobility of citizens.

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center is the National Supercomputing facility in Spain. Established in 2005, it houses then supercomputer MareNostrum, installed in a chapel and one of the smartest supercomputers in the world. The mission of BSC- CNS is to investigate, develop and manage technology in order to facilitate scientific progress.

Freixenet Wine Cellar Tours

This 90-minute guided tour of the Freixenet cellars in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia will allow you to discover the cava production process and explore the centennial cellars at a depth of 20 meters. The tour includes a tasting of two cavas with alcohol free options for minors.

Vichy Waters Catalan – Fon’t D’Or

Why not visit the Vichy Catalan bottling plant and learn about the water cycle and the production process that allows them to keep all the properties of our waters. School visit content can be adapted to the educational needs of each group.

Estrella Damm Brewery

In the Old Factory:

We offer you the opportunity to learn how it all began more than 140 years ago. Through our tour, you will be able to see the different rooms of the building, such as the emblematic boiler room, the Engine Room or the Historical Archive; among other spaces, which will allow you to learn how Damm beer was brewed in its origins.

At the Prat brewery:

Do you want to know the secrets of Mediterranean beer? Come and visit the Estrella Damm brewery and discover the brewing process of our beer, made with 100% natural ingredients and following August K. Damm's original recipe from 1876. You can also enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with a tasting of Estrella and other beers from our family. At the end of the visit, you will also be able to buy the glasses and cups of all our brands. Or whenever you want in the Damm Shop.

F1 Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya   

Here’s your chance to take a tour around the circuit that’s been the location of the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix since 1991. Discover how the race is organized, see where the mechanics work and you’ll even gain behind the scenes access to the circuit, control tower and podium.

Camp Nou

The world-famous football stadium, home to Barcelona FC. With the ‘Camp Nou Experience’ you will see the team’s trophies on display and learn more about the values, heritage and history of the club. There’s a great new multimedia area with interactive screens and tables and you can even walk through the player’s tunnel.  Audio tours only are available here.

Boqueria Market

Mercat de la Boqueria is Barcelona’s busiest market and a vibrant hub of Catalan culture. The market dates back to the 13th century, but today’s version is held in the Mercat de Sant Josep market hall, a Modernist iron and glass canopy built in 1914 along La Rambla.

 

 

Cultural Visits

Las Ramblas

Enjoy wandering along this famous street that runs through the heart of the city. Take in the street artists, market stalls, shops and cafes.

Las Ramblas Treasure Hunt & Coastal Town Trails

A great way for your students to some free time whilst exploring the Las Ramblas area. Our exclusive, free 90-minute Treasure Hunt along Las Ramblas encourages groups to interact with the street, take photos and have fun together. We also have free town trails for a number of resorts along the Catalonia coast.

Sagrada Familia

The iconic landmark of Barcelona, this famously unfinished masterpiece is one the most well-known sights of Barcelona. Groups can either do a self guided visit or pre-book a guide. Please note the general entrance fee does not include access to the tower, please ask us for more details.

Plaza Cataluyna

Located at the top of Las Ramblas this is the main hub of the city and packed with shops, department stores and cafes.

Las Arenas

Spread over six floors there are 115 shops, a food hall and a 12-screen cinema all within the beautifully restored facade of a former bullring. The roof terrace has a large circular platform offering 360º panoramic views of Barcelona.

Montjuic

Rising from the harbour area Montjuic offers superb views of the city. The site of much regeneration for the 1992 Olympics, Montjuic offers a range of visits including the Olympic Stadium, Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village), museums, funicular railway and parks and gardens.

Gothic Quarter

The old town and historic quarter of the city. You can wander around the small windy streets, shop for souvenirs, admire the architecture and soak up the atmosphere from a pavement café.

Port Vell

Located on the harbour this is a recently developed area of Barcelona, with a great range of shops, museums and tapas restaurants. You’ll also find the IMAX Cinema and the Aquarium here.

Parc Güell

Located to the north of the city this park is packed with samples of Gaudi’s work. There are great opportunities to sketch his pieces, or to sketch the views of the city from its elevated position, or just relax and soak up the atmosphere. For free entrance, schools must book this visit directly.

The Gaudi Experience

This is a unique 4D experience located 5 minutes from Parc Güell. Visitors can take an interactive journey through the creative universe of Antoni Gaudi. Along with the 4D experience, you can also spend time in the interactive exhibition to discover how nature inspired his creations.

Gaudi Houses – Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Casa Batllo

Two of the most famous buildings designed by Gaudi which are instantly recognisable amongst the architecture of Barcelona. They can be viewed from the outside or you can go inside to look closer at Gaudi’s attention to detail.  

Museu Picasso

This museum visit is key to understanding the formative years of Picasso, it displays much of his early work all the way up to his Blue Period. You will also learn more about his relationship with the city of Barcelona and his life there.  Closed on Mondays.

Fundació Joan Miró

Not just a home for the work of Miró, at the wishes of the artist, it is also used to promote and publicise the work of contemporary artists in all its aspects. Closed on Mondays.

 

Coastal Catalonia

You will find a more relaxed atmosphere along the coast with great opportunities to dip into the history and heritage of the region

Girona

This beautiful medieval town is great to wander around to soak up the culture, with its old buildings, narrow streets, and gothic cathedral.

Figueres

A well-known centre of art and culture with the Dali Theatre Museum, the final resting place of Salvador Dali which contains the widest range of his work. Closed on Mondays.

Tossa de Mar

An authentic Spanish seaside town, picturesque location, great to wander around the cobbled streets, pick up souvenirs or walk around the old walled town and up to the lighthouse.

Montserrat

Located inland from the Costa Dorada Montserrat is a religious site famous as home to the Statue of the Black Madonna. Visit around mid-day and you can experience a performance from the world famous boys choir in the Cathedral and take in spectacular views.

Tarragona

A historic roman town where you can view a series of ruins including the amphitheatre and the ‘devils bridge’ aqueduct.

 

Tapas Tasting

A must when you visit Spain if you really want to get a feel for the culture, you can try a range of traditional Spanish dishes. Available as an evening activity in all resorts.

Flamenco show

A fun evening activity and a true cultural experience. Full of passion, colour and art.

Shopping in Port Vell or Plaza Cataluyna

Shops in Spain are open until late and both these areas are well populated with department stores, high street fashion as well the usual souvenir shops.

Imax cinema

Located at Port Vell you can watch the latest films in English or in Spanish.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic

An evening highlight in Barcelona, this is a fantastic display of light, colour and water acrobatics. Displays are usually at weekends only and at various times in the evening dependent on the season. Please contact us for times.

PORTAVENTURA WORLD

PortAventura Park

At Port Aventura Park, you'll visit exotic places such as China, Polynesia, the Far West, México, and Mediterrània. Discover full-on adrenaline rides including the tallest coaster in Europe, splash rides, gentle jungle swings and colourful shows from acrobatics to card tricks and magicians. The range of rides and attractions offers something for everyone and our coastal accommodation or option to visit from a stay in Barcelona are ideal

Ferrari Land

Full of adrenalin, excitement and fun. This is a unique theme park where you can enjoy and discover all the secrets behind the legendary Italian brand. The Ferrari Experience includes a simulated ride, and cinema experiences that will make you feel like you are inside a Ferrari, as well as a free fall bounce back tower thrill rides.

PortAventura Caribe Aquapark

Situated within Port Aventura World this water park has a wide range of slides, pools, restaurants and shops. Highlights include King Kajhuna a 31 metre free fall slide (the highest water slide in Europe) and Ciclon Tropical, a multi bump slide of over 100 metres.

Waterworld, Lloret de Mar

Located on the Costa Brava, this is one of the best water parks in Spain. You’ll enjoy breathtaking slides, rapids, lagoons and wave pools. Highlights include X Treme Mountain, a 260 ft long ‘water coaster’ and Storm, a new concept of a whirlpool vortex.

Restaurants

Make your evening meal a night out. We can book a variety of restaurants ranging from a traditional paella or a lively evening at Hard Rock Café.