Spanish Language School Trips & Tours

When pupils get the opportunity to visit Spain with NST, a whole new learning experience opens up for them. There’s really no
better way to introduce your classroom-based learning than by surrounding your pupils with native speakers and immersing them
in the culture and daily rhythms of Spanish life.

With our unsurpassed destination knowledge, you’ll get an itinerary that includes the right balance of cultural experiences and
target language-focused visits and workshops to help give your pupils greater confidence in their language skills and the chance to
enjoy an unforgettable taste of Spanish culture. 

Learn more about our Spanish language trip destinations

Andalucía 

Andalucía 

With its Moorish past, classical architecture and year-round Mediterranean climate, Andalucía is an inspiring destination for Spanish language groups. Your school trip to this beautiful destination can include educational visits to see great classical cities of Seville, Córdoba and Granada which stand as monuments to both the country’s rich past and typical Andalucían allure.

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Andalucía here

Barcelona

Barcelona

The seaside city of Barcelona is steeped in history, offering a diverse range of educational visits and language enrichment experiences. NST can tailor-make your study tour itinerary to ensure that your pupils have the opportunity to explore this colourful destination whilst building on classroom-based learning.

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Barcelona here

Cantabria

Cantabria

This small region in the north of Spain is rich in history and stunning scenery and is the ideal place for groups seeking to share a truly authentic Spanish experience. Traditional mountain and coastal villages portray a strong heritage and contrast against the lively capital city of Santander. Plus, if you’re seeking to challenge and inspire your group in the practical application of Spanish language skills, our Spanish Language Enrichment Experience can be included in your school trip too. 

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Cantabria here

Northern Catalonia

Northern Catalonia

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.

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Northern Catalonia here

Southern Catalonia

Southern Catalonia

A trip to Spain’s ‘Gold Coast’ will give your language pupils the opportunity to explore a diverse area which extends from the city of Barcelona to Tarragona in the south. With a range of educational visits to choose from, the area also boasts endless miles of golden sandy beaches, lively resorts and PortAventura theme park. A school trip to this picturesque region is ideal for groups seeking a budget-friendly base to explore the area.

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Southern Catalona here 

Madrid

Madrid

Soak up the Spanish culture and explore the many museums, monuments and parks during an NST school trip to this colourful city. Madrid combines a modern infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic heritage, the legacy of centuries of fascinating history. With a range of cultural and educational visits to choose from, a trip to the city is certain to inspire your Spanish language pupils.

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Madrid here

Valencia

Valencia 

Soak up the Spanish culture and explore the many museums, monuments and parks during an NST Spanish language school trip to this colourful city. Valencia combines a modern infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic heritage, the legacy of centuries of a fascinating history. With a range of cultural and educational visits to choose from, a trip to the city is certain to inspire your Spanish language pupils. 

Learn more about our Spanish language trips to Valencia here


Our most popular Spanish school trip destinations...

Our most popular Spanish school trip destinations...

Barcelona

The comopolitan city of Barcelona is typified by the architecture of Gaudí, especially the iconic Sagrada Familia, his unfinished masterpiece, the passion from the Nou Camp and the bustle of the Ramblas, Barcelona is a modern, vibrant city that shouts its Catalan heritage from every corner and will fire the imaginations of your pupils. 

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Madrid

Traditional Madrid with its museums, architecture, plazas and monuments within the city showcase the many aspects of Spanish history and traditions. The city is ideal for those learning the Spanish Language, as all the signs are in Spanish, unlike Barcelona where they are in Catalan, and many local inhabitants do not speak fluent English, encouraging pupils to use their language skills. 

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Cantabria

Challenge, inspire and engage your pupils in the practical application of the target language with our Spanish Language Enrichment Experience in Cantabria! For groups looking to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture, these tours offer fun learning experiences for pupils through activity-based local visits which encourage pupils to engage in the practical application of the target language with the support of our native Spanish Destination Representative, Pablo, or a member of his team.

Find out more here

 

Take a look at our Spanish language experiences...

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

FREE language learning resources

FREE language learning resources

Free learning resources Our free Go Explore educational resources provide a great way for your pupils to build their confidence to explore another culture, language and location. They support the Key Stage 3 curriculum, Scottish S1-S3 curriculum, plus Key Stage 4 and standard and intermediate grade qualifications.

FREE Go Explore journal 

A great tool for pupils to record their experience outside the classroom, your Go Explore journal contains space to add information, pre-visit notes, a daily record of what they have seen and learnt, as well as space for relevant vocabulary. The journal is useful for assisting in controlled assessment preparation and is a valuable memento of time spent abroad.

Workbooks & Town Trails

These workbooks cover common situations that pupils will find themselves in whilst on tour. The series of questions help to build on basic language skills and are ideal for Key Stage 3 pupils. Our town trails provide a great half day activity too. 

Barcelona educational resources

Our Barcelona resources have been specifically developed for language groups visiting the city to enhance their learning experience. Created with the help of our teacher consultant, our resources include useful vocabulary, questions, tasks and activities directly related to the visits on your tour. Suitable for Key Stage 3 up to GCSE level. 

Speak to one of our school travel experts

Our team of school travel experts have unrivalled destination knowledge and experience so they can help to bring your tour ideas to life and might even suggest options you hadn’t already thought of too! So get in touch today and we'll help to create a bespoke, budget-friendly tour itinerary to meet your specific learning requirements.

Why choose NST...

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

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated  Spanish language tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise 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.