Cantabria & Bilbao Art

Prices from: £245 (Based on 4 Days, 3 Nights)

The Cantabria and Bilbao regions of northern Spain are fantastic options for Art and Design groups due to some superb art attractions available, not least the world famous and inspiring Guggenheim Bilbao.

The most famous art visit in the region is the world famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. This amazing building has been hailed as the most important structure of its time, and houses some of the most prominent modern and contemporary works of art in the world. Works range from David Hockney to Andy Warhol. In addition to the Guggenheim, other local attractions add to the experience, including Bilbao Fine Art Museum, and local towns which house many fantastic galleries and art works such as Santander, the Royal Palace and Comillas. With transport options including coach, air and even a mini-cruise, the Cantabria and Bilbao regions should not be overlooked lightly as destinations for Art school trips.

Adaptable Travel can help you tailor-make the perfect itinerary for your group, from 3 days or more school trips to Bilbao are suitable for most budgets and offer a perfect base to immerse students into art and traditional Spanish culture.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organising your next school trip to Spain.

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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 are a great way to help your group to bond, and boost your numbers. Contact us for information about other subject in this destination.

Adaptable Travel can tailor make an itinerary based around the needs of your group, but below is a popular itinerary art and design groups have chosen for their school trip to Bilbao.



Fly from UK (flights available from a number of regional airports with low-cost airlines) to the Cantabria region of Spain (again, there are a number of airports in the region all of which are suitable).  Transfer to your accommodation in Bilbao, with free afternoon and evening meal.



After breakfast at accommodation, today you will spend your day in Bilbao, much of which you will explore the world-famous Guggenheim Museum.  Many groups spend most of their day in Bilbao, however you may decide to spend some time in Bilbao itself, taking in the city sights, shopping and soaking up the culture, or indeed visiting the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.



Today you will embark on a day trip to Santillana del Mar for free time to explore this rural northern town with cobbled streets, and historic buildings dating back thousands of years. After lunch, you will visit Altamira Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site with cave paintings dating back 19,000 years. After this, you should have time to visit the coastal town of Comillas and beaches.  Return to accommodation for an evening meal.



After breakfast, you will visit the city of Santander for free time to explore the city. Visit the Magdalena Peninsula, the Royal Palace, the mini-zoo, the boats of Vital Alsar & the Palacio de la Magdalena. After lunch, visit El Capricho, Gaudi's early masterpiece. In the evening Adaptable Travel can also organise a Tapas evening for your students to truly embrace the local culture.


Day 5

Breakfast at accommodation before return airport transfer and return flight to the UK.  Depending on flight times, you may have more free time in Bilbao.

Adaptable Travel can tailor make an itinerary based around your exact requirements including longer or shorter durations as required.  Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organising your next school trip to Spain.

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