Barcelona & Costa Brava Geography

Prices from: £235 (Based on 4 Days, 3 Nights)

A school trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava offers numerous case studies in human and physical geography. The Garrotxa Volcanic Park with its volcanic craters, pyroclastic deposits, lava flows and tossols affords the opportunity for the study of volcanism and plate tectonics.

A day trip out to Vall De Nuria Glacial landforms with its U-shaped and hanging valleys, moraines and cirques allows for the study of Glacial topography. For human geography topics the resorts of Sitges in the Costa Brava is ideal for the study of crowded coasts and tourism impacts. Barcelona itself is excellent for the study of changing urban environments, urban regeneration, industry and economic development. Barcelona and the Costa Brava is the ideal destination to put learning into practice.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start working with our friendly, expert team on your next geography school trip

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Quality of transport
9.4
Quality of accommodation:
8.8
Educational value of tour
9.1
Value for money
8.8
Overall rating
9.1
Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
9 out of 10

P

warwick GB
the final arrangements were a little late in being sent through which lead to some anxiety.
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2019
Published on: 02 June 2019
9 out of 10

Natxo

London GB
Great trip!
Confirmed traveller: 19 June 2018
Published on: 02 July 2018
7 out of 10

Elaine

York GB
The Adaptable Travel staff have been excellent throughout. Travel arrangements were good, but Easyjet let us down by taking our overhead locker bags at the very last minute before boarding and putting them all in the hold. This meant we had delays at the baggage carousel and no money / toiletries on board the flight. When asked about this, they gave the students a glass of water but wouldn't help further. The chocolate museum was expensive and comprised of a very short tour around models of chocolate and a free bar. Other groups seemed to be getting practical workshops and more detailed tours in other areas of the museum. Our tickets cost far more than the price on the admissions board.
Confirmed traveller: 17 May 2018
Published on: 24 May 2018
Coastal Management
The Costa Brava coastline provides excellent case studies for comparing coast... Read more
El Garraf National Park
The landscape in El Garraf and at Olèrdola has an arid appearance, low r... Read more
El Montseny National Park
The Montseny National Park north of Barcelona, has the highest peaks o... Read more
Garrotxa Volcanic Park
Student can study volcanism and plate tectonics, as the park has around 3... Read more
Llobregat Delta
This river delta north-west of Barcelona, has fresh and salt water lagoons, so w... Read more
Monserrat Natural Park
The Montserrat Massif are characterised by their distinctive morphology... Read more
Urban Planning and Regeneration Case Studies
Barcelona is renowned for its innovations in urban ... Read more
Vall De Nuria
The Vall De Nuria in the Pyrenees is of glacial origin so is ideal for the study... Read more

Urbany Hostel

Location: Centrally located in one of the newest and more modern parts of Barcelona jus... Read more

Roma Reial/Commercio Hostel

Location: A fantastic location in an iconic square Plaza Real just off L... Read more

Sun & Moon Hostel

Location: Located in central Barcelona just a short walk from Las Ramblas. There ... Read more

Ronda House Hotel

Location:  Ronda House hotel is conveniently located within a short walk from Las ... Read more

Barcelona House Hotel

Location: This hotel is in a brilliant location in the old centre of Barcelona... Read more

Urbany BCN GO! Hostel

Location: Located in central Barcelona near the Plaza Universitat and subway st... Read more

TOC Hostel

Location: The TOC Hostel is located close to the Barcelona Modern art Museum & Gallery.  ... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Combine This Tour

Cross-curriculum tours also available - why not combine your Geography group and travel with another subject to get the best out of your tour and keep prices lower. Please ask for details.

Adaptable Travel can make bespoke itineraries based on the requirements of each individual group. Below is an example itinerary based on a 4 days, 3 nights trip.

Day 1

  • Depart the UK and fly to Barcelona
     
  • Transfer to your accommodation and check in
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast
     
  • Full Day tour to Garrotxa Volcanic Park with specialist geology guide.
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast
     
  • Full day tour to Sitges for coastal management and tourism studies.
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 4

  • Breakfast
     
  • Check out of hotel transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

Suggested 5 days 4 nights Itinerary

Day 1

  • Depart the UK and fly to Barcelona
     
  • Transfer to your accommodation and check in
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast Full Day tour to Garrotxa Volcanic Park with specialist geology guide.
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast
     
  • Full day tour to Sitges for coastal management and tourism studies.
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 4

  • Breakfast
     
  • Full day tour to Val d Nuria for glaciation studies. Alternatively, stay in Barcelona for Urban regeneration work in El Raval, and the suburb of Trinitat Nova.
     
  • Evening meal at hotel

Day 5

  • Breakfast
     
  • Check out of hotel transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

Adaptable Travel can tailor make an itinerary around the needs of your group.  Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organinsing your next school trip

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