School Trips to Valencia

Situated on the southeast coast of Spain, Valencia is an ideal destination for Spanish language students looking to explore Hispanic culture in a wonderfully vibrant city.

Combined with an array of language enrichment experiences and cultural visits, a Spanish language study tour to Valencia enhances classroom-based learning by giving pupils the opportunity to practice conversational Spanish, listening skills and increase confidence in their ability.

Valencia is widely known for its City of Arts & Sciences, a state-of-the-art cultural park which includes interactive museums, unique architecture, performing arts spaces and the largest aquarium in Europe. It is considered one of the most engaging modern quarters across the whole of Europe. 

A school trip to Valencia also gives language students the opportunity to sample traditional markets, authentic Gothic architecture, and, of course, plenty of oranges!

Music groups can soak up the Spanish culture of this colourful city, whilst enjoying a range of cultural and performance experience. 

Geography students can study a vast range of human and physical aspects from landforms along Valencia’s stunning coastline to the impact of tourism and sustainability in Valencia Old Town and also in the ultra-modern marina area.

If you’re looking for more planning tips and advice, get in touch with one of our expert travel advisors today – we’re always happy to help with your next school trip to Valencia.

Browse our curriculum-linked trips to Valenica

Spanish Language 

Spanish Language 

A visit to Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, will reinforce your classroom based learning by surrounding your pupils with native speakers and immersing them in the culture and daily rhythms of the city they call the ‘mini Barcelona’.

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Valencia here

Geography 

Geography 

The beautiful geography of the city and its surroundings is certain to inspire your geography pupils. Highlights include the ecosystems at Albufera and tectonic processes at the Sant Josep Caves. 

Learn more about our geography trips to Valencia here

Music 

Music 

An ideal destination for music lovers owing to the sheer number of Valencians, both young and old, who belong to a band and are passionate about music. 

Valencia offers a excellent range of ultural and performance experiences.

Learn more about our music tours trips to Valencia here


Valencia trip highlights – our groups love...

Language Lessons

Language Lessons

What better way to learn Spanish than at a language school in Valencia. Lessons can be tailored to your groups learning requirements.

 

Valencia Central Market

Valencia Central Market

Visit the central market and be surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of a typical Spanish market. Practise language skills with the stall holders, and soak up the Spanish culture in this beautiful building.

Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral sits at the heart of the old town of Valencia, in an area called El Carmen. The cathedral has beautiful architecture to admire, and your visit includes an audio tour, available in English, for you to fully appreciate and learn about this fascinating building.

Paella Making Workshop

Paella Making Workshop

Valencia is famous for its paella! This interactive workshop starts with a visit to the Central Market to buy the ingredients needed to make the paella. You will then return to the kitchen to don your chef's hat and apron and learn how this typical Valencian dish is made. Groups will make their paella, under the supervision of a paella maestro who will speak to your group in Spanish or English, or a mixture of both, depending on your language learning requirements. You then get to eat your delicious paella.

The Science Museum – City of Arts and Sciences

The Science Museum – City of Arts and Sciences

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum has become a world reference point for interactive science and one of the most visited destinations in Valencia. Its main objective is stimulating curiosity and critical thinking and at the same time surprising and amusing the public by its contents from the world of science, technology, and the environment. Educational workshops are also available at the Science Museum.

 

Oceanographic Aquarium

Oceanographic Aquarium

Oceanographic of Valencia is the biggest aquarium in Europe. Situated inside the architectural complex of the City of the Arts and Sciences, Oceanographic is made up of different buildings, housing examples of the most important ecosystems from each of the planet's seas and oceans.

Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral sits at the heart of the old town of Valencia, in an area called El Carmen. The cathedral has beautiful architecture to admire, and your visit includes an audio tour, available in English, for you to fully appreciate and learn about this fascinating building.

 

Valencia Beach

Valencia Beach

Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Valencia, which is privileged to be both a city and a beach destination, you'll find the beaches of Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and El Cabañal – Blue Flag beaches that are renowned for their beauty. Why not spend some time relaxing on the sand before your return journey to the UK.

Cullera's Castle 

Cullera's Castle - an ideal venue for choirs, orchestras or bands to perform 

An impressive fortress built on the top of the Cullera Mountain.

 

Sant Josep Caves - Underground River

Sant Josep Caves - Underground River

Geography students can spend a day underground in this river cruise with a difference. Sail down the longest navigable underground river in Europe as you admire amazing rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Sit back, relax and go with the flow as you enjoy this fun and different way to visit this beautiful cave system. 

 

Albufera Lake Boat Trip

Albufera Lake Boat Trip

Situated south of the city, Albufera is a wetland area that is home to the largest lake in Spain, and is famous for its rice production. Chaperoned by a rice farmer, your group will hear about the history and significance of rice in Albufera, and you will also learn about how the rice is cultivated.

Groups will enjoy a boat trip to admire the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the lake. The boat will take you to El Palmar where you can enjoy eating the Valencian Paella in one of its traditional restaurants specialising in the local cuisine.

Valencia school trip experts

Each year, hundreds of students visit Valenica with our help. Members of our team regularly visit this region to really get to know the ins-and-outs of the area, from logistics and attractions to our range of accommodation. 

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge of Valencia to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs. They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.

 

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process.

 

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information:

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

FREE school trip promotion pack

FREE school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete
  • A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.  If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.  Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 


View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! 

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of Valencia to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.