School Trips To Barcelona

Port Aventura, situated on the Costa Dorada, lies just 90 minutes from Barcelona and is a fantastic destination to offer students a cultural and rewarding trip. Port Aventura Theme Park lets your school students let off some steam with the wide range of rides and attractions. By also spending a day in Barcelona, school groups can enjoy the city's culture and main tourist attractions making this a truly rewarding school trip. Take a look at a WST Barcelona itinerary below.


Tour Day 1

Fight to Barcelona
Meet your local representative and transfer to your accommodation for check in
Evening meal and free time for local orientation

Tour Day 2

Full Day at Port Aventura Theme Park
Evening Meal. Free time to relax

Tour Day 3

Full Day excursion to Barcelona taking in Las Ramblas, Port Vell and entry to the Nou Camp and Sagrada Familia

Tour Day 4

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home


Catalonia has a wide range of accommodation along the coast. We will discuss with you what your objectives for the trip are and talk through your preferred visits and then advise on the best location and hotel to suit you.


For a coastal resort with a real Spanish feel which give you great opportunities to practise Spanish, the Costa Dorada has some ideal hotels in small resorts with a real family feel. The Costa Dorada is approx. 1 hours drive from Barcelona and 45 minutes from Port Aventura Theme Park. 

Hotel Canada Palace

This 4 star hotel is located just a 5 minute walk from the beach of Calafell. All rooms are of a very high standard and there’s a good sized swimming pool.

Hotel Natura Park

Located in the town of Coma-Ruga this 4 star hotel has great facilities including large swimming pool, meeting rooms and a games room. It’s just a few minutes walk from the beach.


If you prefer to be based in the city close to all the popular sights of Barcelona, there are some good standard youth centres around the city which all offer great facilities and cater specifically for students: 

Alberg Pere Tarres

This is a purpose built youth hostel which accommodates students in en-suite rooms with bunk beds. It has superb facilities and is in a great location just of the Diagonal and 5 minutes walk from Camp Nou.

Urbany Hostel

A modern youth hostel located close to the Sagrada Familia. Excellent facilities for school groups.


Cultural Visits


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.

Take a look at videos of PortAventura's showcase rides:

Ferrari Land

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

PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park

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.


Everybody who visits Catalonia will spend at least one day in Barcelona. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, you have so many opportunities here to soak up Spanish Culture

Las Ramblas

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

Las RamblasTreasure Hunt

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.

The iconic landmark of Barcelona, this famously unfinished masterpiece is one the most well known sights of Barcelona.

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.

Camp Nou

The world famous football stadium, home to Barcelona FC. With the ‘Camp Nou Experience’ you will see their 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. 


Rising up 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.

The Gaudi Experience

This is a unique 4D experience located 5 minutes from Parc Güell. Visitors will 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 they 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.

The Magic Fountains 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.


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


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


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


Traditional paella or a lively evening at Hard Rock Café, make a restaurant meal part of your night out.

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