Barcelona is a beautiful coastal city in Spain, known for the Sagrada Familia Basilica and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí.
- 4 days
- Approx. 2 hrs
- La Sagrada Família
- Park Güell
- Poble Espanyol
- Camp Nou Stadium
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This sample itinerary is offered as a guideline. The trip focus, length and itinerary/activities can be tailored to meet your learning objectives.
Day 1 - Welcome to Barcelona, Montjuïc Castle
Arrive in Barcelona and transfer to your accommodation by coach.
On the way, your group will make a stop at Montjuïc Castle, an old military fortress, which currently serves as a Barcelona municipal facility. To get there you will take a ride on the cable car offering panoramic views of the city from 752 m height.
Alternatively, we could arrange a visit to Camp Nou Stadium, the home of FC Barcelona since 1957.
This evening, after dinner, why not add a flamenco show to admire world class performers.
Day 2 - Guided Walking Tour and Sagrada Familia
This morning after breakfast, meet your guide for a walking tour of Barcelona main sights. On your way to the Sagrada Familia, go through the modernist buildings of the Eixample area and Passeig de Gracia, home to designer stores and two of Barcelona’s most renowned Gaudí buildings – La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Feel the old town of Barcelona, down Las Ramblas to the Port, seeing Plaza Real, La Boqueria Market, Liceu Theatre and Colombus Monument. Finish your tour at the entrance of the Sagrada Familia.
In the afternoon, we will visit the outstanding Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece. Learn about this magnificent basilica which has been under construction since 1882. After the project was abandoned by its first architect, Gaudi took over, revised the design and began to unfold a dream between human and divine, in which the Gothic would merge with the Art Noveau creating an inimitable style.
This evening, enjoy a pleasant walk down La Rambla or visit the worldwide famous La Boqueria Market, which origins date back to the 12th century.
Day 3 - Full Day PortAventura World
Today we will take you for a full day at an amusement park such as PortAventura World, the biggest theme park in Spain and the third largest in Europe. At PortAventura theme and water park your group will enjoy an authentic experience of excitement and fun. The park is divided into six themed areas: the Mediterranean, Polynesia, China, Mexico, the Far West and Sesamo Aventura, with more than forty entertainments every day and authentic recreations of these different worlds.
Alternatively, we could also offer a day at Tibidabo Amusement Park, which will also make a magical day out with stunning views of Barcelona from above.
Spend the the evening shopping for souvenirs or go for a relaxing stroll before heading home the next day.
Day 4 - Park Güell and Fly Home
This morning you will see one of Barcelona's most famous sites - Park Güell, another creation of Spain's greatest and renown architect Antonio Gaudi, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a stroll through the park full of trees, as well as the colourful architectural and decorative elements of unusual shapes and beautiful panoramic views of Barcelona from the park's terrace.
Return to the hostel to pick up your luggage and transfer to the airport by coach.
Full TCBC support from the moment you book until you return home
Full itinerary flexibility to ensure the perfect tour for your students
We'll source the best available flights based on your school's location
You'll have all our necessary contact details to hand should the need arise
Knowledgeable TCBC guide ready to bring your walking tours to life
Detailed itinerary, with all entrance fees included, no hidden costs
Return flights, 1 piece of hold luggage per person, airport taxes and security charges and ATOL Protection Contribution
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure with your local TCBC guide. We can also arrange your UK airport transfers if you wish
Experienced local TCBC guide in Barcelona for your included walking tours
3 nights' hostel accommodation, with multi rooms for students and single rooms for teachers
Breakfasts and dinners daily at hostel, but we can arrange meals in local restaurants if preferred
Stop at Castell Montjuïc (cable car ride), Guided walking tour of Barcelona, incl. Sagrada Familia visit, Picasso Museum visit, Park Güell
4 hours of Spanish Language lessons
There will be no hidden costs on tour, everything will be clearly explained before departure
24 hour emergency contact details of TCBC's office and your local guide's mobile number
The normal free staff place ratio is 1:10 but this is flexible and we'll work to whichever ratio you require
Free to download tour app to take with you on tour, providing you and group with important tour info
We support the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund and make a small contribution to their organisation from each tour that travels with us
Please check at school to ensure you are covered by an adequate travel insurance policy which we will need to see a copy of. We can help you source cover if you need
We generally don't include lunches unless requested. We prefer to let the students explore the local options and choose for themselves
If you feel you have received excellent service, then our local guides and drivers will appreciate being tipped. Guidelines will be outlined in your quote
We generally don't include public transportation tickets in Barcelona unless requested
Event availability isn't usually known at the time of booking. We will inform you of options and ticket prices closer to departure
We regularly use the same properties in Barcelona who are used to working with our school groups and meet our high standards
TOC Hostel Barcelona
TOC Hostel is a hostel chain based in Spain, which aims to provide affordable and comfortable modern accommodation conditions close to the centre and sightseeing and shopping grounds.
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