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School trips to Spain might just offer more diversity in terms of educational opportunities than any other destination!There are numerous attractions suitable for all subjects and study areas, including art, business studies, fashion, food technology, Spanish language and culture, and many others.

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Why visit Spain?

The vibrant culture

One of the wonderful things about Spain is that it is a de facto plurinational state, with a number of distinct regional cultures, including Basque, Catalan, Galician, Andalusian and Valencian. And these all contribute in their own way to the central ‘Spanish’ culture.

The best way for students to experience and understand this important element of Spanish culture is with a school trip to Spain.

For Spanish language groups, in particular, the opportunity to explore both the regional culture and the central ‘Spanish’ culture through their Spanish language skills will be an unforgettable experience.

And Spain is a fantastic choice of destination for an art school trip too. You could head to Barcelona, where your students will fall in love with Catalan Modernisme.

The spectacular cities

The worst thing about a school trip to Spain is having to decide which city to base yourselves in!

Barcelona is always popular thanks to its unique culture and cosmopolitan outlook and works really well for a number of subjects including business studies, fashion, food technology, Spanish, primary languages, and geography.

But what about Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Granada? They’re all spectacular cities in their own right and wonderful settings for Spanish school trips.

Maybe you’re looking for a smaller city that still offers plenty of opportunities to soak up the culture? Then Salamanca, Malaga, Cantabria or El Puerto de Santa Maria could be perfect for you.

Beat the competition

Worried about the competition from other departments running school trips at a similar time to yours? There’s no need to when yours is a school trip to Spain, as these are always hugely popular with students, whether you’re visiting the mainland or one of the Spanish islands, like Tenerife!

School Spanish Language Study Trip to Barcelona

Want to inspire your students? This total immersion experience in the exciting city of Barcelona is the perfect Spanish school trip!


School Spanish Culture Trip to Barcelona

Your Spanish school trip to the dynamic, exciting city of Barcelona is certain to inspire a love of all things Spanish in your students!


School Art Trip to Barcelona

The art and architecture of Barcelona will be a huge inspiration for your students after your art school trip there!


School Trip to Barcelona

Barcelona offers many incredible educational opportunities for cross-curricular trips and cultural experiences!


School Spanish Culture Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

Combine the exciting city of Barcelona with the spectacular beaches of the Costa Brava for an unforgettable Spanish school trip!


School Business Studies Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

Barcelona is Spain's economic hub, making it a great choice for a fun-filled experience of the business world!


School Primary Languages Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

Buzzing Barcelona and the beautiful Costa Brava make a great setting for a primary Spanish school trip!


Geography Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

Conduct a river survey and explore the impact of tourism on your geography school trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava!


School Fashion Trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava

Home to fashion brands including Massimo Dutti, Mango and Desigual, Barcelona is an exciting choice for your school trip!


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Activities in Spain that your school group will love

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral.

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Boqueria food market in Barcelona is one of the best food markets in Europe.

Garrotxa Volcanic National Park

This wonderful national park, just one and a half hours from Barcelona, is ideal for groups to explore and examine

Spanish Cookery Class

Visit this Barcelona cookery school and learn how to cook traditional tapas. The course is amixture of theory and practical,

La Alhambra

The Alhambra is a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens. The tree-lined walks are luscious, providing pleasant shade, enhanced by

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona.

City of Arts & Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences)

The largest urban complex in Europe for cultural, educational and leisure expansion. The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciences,

El Patio Sevillano Flamenco Show

A must for any group visiting Seville is a visit to a flamenco show!In central Seville on the Guadalquivir riverbank

Camp Nou Experience

Home to FC Barcelona, a visit to the Nou Camp stadium includes a tour of the stadium itself.

Illa Fantasia Water Park

At Nova Illa Fantasia, Barcelona’s only water park, you will find 22 water slides, 3 super sized swimming pools, changing

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Boqueria food market in Barcelona is one of the best food markets in Europe.

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona.

Poble Espanyol

Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, Poble Espanyol (or Spanish Village) tries to represent Spain's diverse architecture and folk culture.

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral.

La Rambla

Also known as Las Ramblas, this long, wide avenue is the heart of Barcelona's shopping district and the hub of


Montjuic is worth a visit simply for the stunning panoramic views it offers over Barcelona and its harbour.

Horta Labyrinth Park

One of Barcelona's hidden gems, this hedge maze has delighted visitors for centuries, making it the oldest garden in the

Olympic Museum & Stadium

This stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games. It is now turned into an Olympic Museum and Gallery.

Palau Dalmases Flamenco

Something that is certainly not to be missed! See the authentic Flamenco show at the Palau Dalmases in Barcelona and


This popular theme park includes a log flume and a roller coaster with no less than 8 inverted loops.


Located in the seaside resort of Lloret de Mar, this water-themed park is a great relaxing break from the city.

Aquarium Barcelona

Barcelona Aquarium is the most important marine leisure and education centre in the world concerning the Mediterranean.


Perched high in the mountains above Barcelona, and accessible by cable car or train, Montserrat is one of the most

Tibidabo Theme Park

The Tibidabo Amusement Park is Barcelona's nearest theme park. The park is conveniently located on top of Tibidabo Hill.

Barrio del Albaicín - The Albaicín Neighbourhood

The churches of San Cristóbal and San Bartolomé along with their respective underground reservoirs, greet youon a walk through this


This was the country residence of the sultan, in which the orchards provided the palacewith provisions as well as being

La Cartuja Monastery

Although the original design was medieval, what stands today is Baroque as itwas not built until 1515. As a result,

Plaza de Toros de Granada

Known as the 'Monumental del Frascuelo' Granada's bullring is one of the 10 largest in Spain. Built in 1928, the

Excursion to the Alpujarras

Explore the Sierra Nevada mountain range with a full day excursion to the Alpujarras. The excursion includes the visit to

Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte Caves

Flamenco is one of the most important parts of Spanish culture, especially in the region of Andalucía. This is an

Catedral y Giralda de Sevilla

Built in the 15th century on the site of an Islamic mosque, Seville Cathedral is the third largest temple in

Gibralfaro Castle

The name of this castle comes from the Arab word, Yabal (Hill), and another derived from the Greek, Faruh (Lighthouse),

La Calahorra, Cordoba

The Tower of La Calahorra was built by Enrique II of Trastamana in 1369 to defend the city of Cordoba

La Mezquita, Cordoba

La Mezquita (Great Mosque) in Cordoba dates back to the 10th century. At this time, Cordoba was the largest, most

Museo del Baile Flamenco

A visit to the Museo del Baile is a fantastic way to learn about the magical world of flamenco and

Real Alcázar de Sevilla

This fortified palace was built in the year 913 by the Moorish Caliph Abd Al Raman III. After the Christian

Sea Life Benalmádena

Situated at the entrance of Benalmadena Port, this excellent aquarium containsa "touch pool" educational section for your students who will

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid)

When it was built in 1954, the Bernabéu stadium was the largest and most modern football stadium in the world

Las Ventas Bullring Tour

The Plaza de Toros de las Ventas is the most prestigious bullring in the world. This tour offers a unique

Madrid Markets

There's no better place to experience the Spanish way of life than at a traditional market. The different sights and

Parque de El Buen Retiro

Madrid's most famous central park is always popular with Madrileños, particularly on summer afternoons when its shady groves and cool

Parque Warner

Warner Bros. Park is just south of Madrid, and brings all the magic and spectacle of Hollywood to Spain. The

Plaza Mayor

Madrid's pleasingly symmetrical central plaza is one of the earliest parts of the city to be planned as part of

Benalmadena Cable Car

The cable car system at Benalmadena was opened in 2003 and has fast become one of the main tourist attractions

Excursion to Malaga

Explore the city of Malaga with a full day excursion from Benalmadena. The visit takes place by train and the

Flamenco Dance Lesson

Originating in Andalusia, flamenco is an iconic part of Spanish culture. So the opportunity for your students to enjoy a

Malaga Cathedral

The Catholic Monarchs originally ordered the construction of the building which is popularly known as La Manquita. The cathedral of

Tivoli World

Tivoli World, the Costa del Sol's biggest theme park, is located in Arroyo de Miel, 3 km north-west of Torremolinos.

Guided Tour of Salamanca Cathedral

Students will have the opportunity to visit both of Salamanca's cathedrals - the old and the new! In addition, a

Salsa and Sevillanas lessons

As part of your Spanish cultural programme enjoy an introduction to Salsa and Sevillanas dance with an experienced teacher at

Spanish movie show

Spanish is very much á la mode in world culture, a fact reflected by the enormous number of Hispanic films

Lonja de los Mercaderes

A beautiful late-Gothic building known as the Silk Exchange, due to the fact that fabrics were traded here in the

Playa de la Malvarrosa

This is the place to come andenjoy authentic Paella! There are many outdoor terraces for you to enjoy the sun,

Terra Mitica

Located in nearby Benidorm, an easy excursion from Valencia, Terra Mítica’s five spectacular zones containeverything from looping rollercoasters and water

Torres de Serranos

The Serranos Towers are thought to be the largest Gothic city gateway in all of Europe, and were built at

Valencia Cathedral

TheCathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria, and actually used to be a Mosque. However,when El Cid conquered the city, it

Valencia FC's 'Mestalla Forever' Stadium Tour

Valencia FC is one of the best teams in Spanish football, winning a League and UEFA Cup double in 2004/05.

Museo Fallero

Every year one ninot (a figurine of a falla) is saved from fire and placed into this museum. They are

Marques de dos Aguas Museum

The Marques de Dos Aguas is a beautiful palace located on Calle San Vicente Martir and is one of the

Barrio de Santa Cruz

The district of Santa Cruz covers the historic and artistic quarter of Seville. Walking through its streets you can see

Crucero Panorámico (River Cruise) Torre del Oro

Enjoy beautiful views of Seville on a panoramic cruise on the River Guadalquivir. Departing from the Marqués del Contadero docks,

El Arenal

The bullfighter's neighbourhood par-excellence; this is the location of the Maestranza Bullring. This paseo (walk) begins at the Plaza de

El Patio Sevillano Flamenco Show

A must for any group visiting Seville is a visit to a flamenco show!In central Seville on the Guadalquivir riverbank

Where to visit in Spain

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I can’t see the destination I’m looking to travel to, can you still help me with my trip?
Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.
Do you offer travel insurance?

We do offer travel insurance as an optional extra - find out more in our travel insurance resource which includes the policy documents and FAQs. 

If you choose not to purchase this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine), just remember that you must have suitable travel and medical insurance in place to cover your group. 

When is the best time to visit Spain on a school trip?
Of course, the summer is a wonderful time of year to visit Spain, however where destinations are popular for family holidays, such as Malaga, flight prices in summer can be much higher, particularly during school holidays. So, you may find it's more affordable to travel in autumn when temperatures are still high and the cost of flights and accommodation is usually lower. Or, if you want to travel in summer, you may choose to consider a different destination like Madrid or Salamanca, which may be less expensive at that time of year. During the Easter holidays Semana Santa (Holy Week) takes place with parades through the streets. Availability of accommodation can sometimes be limited at this time of year so, it's important to start planning early if you want to travel during the Easter holidays. There are many festivals that take place throughout the year in Spain. This can be a highlight and a real insight into the Spanish culture so some schools choose to time their trip to coincide with these events.
What accommodation options are available?
You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above. All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year. Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.
How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel.

This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families.

Want to travel sooner than this? It's possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. Whenever you're ready to start planning, we'll be here to support you.  And make sure you check out the many trip-planning guides in our resource hub

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?
Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

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