Northern Catalonia Spanish Language School Trips & Tours

A Spanish language school trip to the Northern Catalonian coastline allows pupils to explore the small fishing ports, mountainous villages, seaside towns and larger commercial tourist resorts. All these differing communities offer alternative aspects of Spanish culture and a diverse range of educational visits whilst also providing a relaxed and budget-friendly base.

A trip to Northern Catalonia allows groups to enjoy a range of language-focussed experiences. NST can tailor-make your study tour to suit your group’s exact requirements. Plus, we have accommodation options in many resorts that are perfectly located for exploration of the region and the city of Barcelona. 

Prices start from£355pp

Price Shown includes

  • 4 nights’ full board accommodation
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • 2 days' coaching in resort
  • Free Go Explore journal for every pupil
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport in Oct 2018 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Accommodation

Popular options in Northern Catalonia


Top visits

Figueres

This typically Catalan town is famous as the birthplace and resting place of the artist Salvador Dalí. It’s also home to a fascinating toy museum and numerous shops and cafés. 

Dalí Theatre & Museum

The spectacular Dalí museum will astound groups with its surrealism, from its exterior architecture to the paintings, sculptures, furniture and 3D collages within.

This museum contains the broadest range of work from Salvador Dalí’s career and the building of the museum is as surreal as the exhibits within. One room even turns into Mae West’s face when viewed from a small stage.

Gerona

One of Catalonia’s most attractive towns. Its well-preserved old buildings and narrow stepped streets provide a delightful experience for pupils to explore its mix of Arabian and Jewish influences. Highlights include a visit to the Arabian baths, the Gothic Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter.

La Fageda Dairy Farm & Producer

This non-profit organisation supports social integration of handicapped people in the region by providing employment. Tour the dairy farm, which provides milk for a range of products including yogurts, desserts and drinks, and learn about the milking operation and health and welfare of the animals.

Barcelona

The magnificent city of Barcelona is a highlight for the majority of groups staying on the Northern Catalonian coast. As many of the resorts are within easy reach, then groups can include visits to La Sagrada Familia, Montjuïc, Nou Camp, Parc Güell, Las Ramblas …and many more

Montjuïc

This historic, hilly area provides the best views of Barcelona. Pupils can explore its wide range of attractions, including the Olympic Stadium and the famous Spanish Village, Poble Espanyol, as well as artisan workshops and tapas bars. The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc offers a spectacular display of colour, light, movement, water and music too!

La Sagrada Família

Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece remains a popular tourist attraction and a world renowned emblem of the city. Pupils will be amazed by its sheer size and its architectural complexity.

Based on Gaudí’s plans of 1954, this stunning building is still under construction and is due to be completed in 2026. During a visit here, pupils can walk up the spiral steps to see the openwork spires whilst at the same time stone snakes, lizards and frogs pop out from the architecture.

Las Ramblas

Pupils will enjoy wandering along this famous street with its variety of shops, cafés, market stalls and street entertainers.

Park Güell

Take a visit to the famous park which was designed by Antonio Gaudí. Beautiful examples of his extraordinary work can be seen here. The serpentine pathways take you on a journey past a magnificent fusion of architecture and natural forms, benches shaped like dragons, a gatehouse topped with fly agaric mushrooms and Casa Batlló’s melting façade, resembling skulls, masks and sharks teeth. The park’s high-point also provides fabulous views of the city.

A fascinating visit for all groups and a must for anyone studying 3D.

Tossa de Mar Town Trail

Exclusive to NST

Accompanied by a local guide, pupils will follow trail instructions and answer questions in Spanish in this informative and enjoyable way to explore the town. Our trails are an excellent method of getting pupils to read, repeat and understand Spanish signs, words and phrases. 

Language Workshops at Lloret de Mar & Calella Language Schools

In a relaxed environment, pupils will take part in speaking and listening sessions with native speakers, greatly enhancing their learning experience. NST can provide intensive Spanish Language courses in Lloret de Mar and Calella. These highly prestigious schools offer a fully tailored course – relevant to the study level of your pupils with preferred content and delivery methods catered for. The lessons are adapted to match the abilities and requirements of the group and led by highly qualified local teachers and designed to improve confidence as well as ability. Pupils are grouped into maximum class sizes of 15.

Tapas Tasting Evening

Pupils can taste a wide variety of traditional Spanish dishes at this fun and popular evening activity. Available within all resorts.

Flamenco Show

This fascinating show, based on the heart-stopping and passionate art of Flamenco dancing, is a must for groups and a true cultural experience from Spain’s musical heritage.

PortAventura

NST and PortAventura have been working closely together to bring you the very best value tickets. 

PortAventura has everything to make a school trip unforgettable! Both pupils and teachers will have a great time in the two amazing parks. PortAventura Park is an astonishing amusement park divided in six thematic areas with many rides and shows. Costa Caribe Aquatic Park is a water park packed with waves and slides. 

Together you can travel around the six themed areas of the park: Mediterrània, China, México, Polynesia, Far West and SésamoAventura. Take in several shows, from the dazzling wonders of Teatro Imperial in China to the exotic dances of Polynesia and then enjoy the thrills and spills of the many, many rides. 

Water World

The largest water park on the Costa Brava has numerous water rides and even a bungee-jump. 

Spanish Cooking Class

Groups will visit the local fish auction and vegetable market to source the ingredients they’ll need to create a 3 course meal, before getting to eat their delicious creations.

Flamenco Workshop

Groups can take part in a flamenco workshop to learn the steps and moves of this traditional Spanish dance.


Evening activites

  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (many hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

Educational resources

Free Go Explore journals

We understand that learning resources form an important part of a language tour. Our free Go Explore educational resources are a great tool for pupils to record their language experience and build their confidence when exploring another culture, language and location.

With space to add information, pre-visit notes, a daily journal about what they’ve seen and learnt and space for relevant vocabulary our journals are useful for assisting in controlled assessment preparation and is a valuable memento of time spent abroad.

​View a sample of our Go Explore educational resources


Transport

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
  • School travel company of choice since 1967

Our trip to Catalonia was excellent - great as usual. All went extremely smoothly from beginning to end which is what I have to come to expect from NST.  Great service.

Joan Bower, Brentwood County High School