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Business Studies School Trips to Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is a leading tourist, economic, trade and cultural sports centre that has influence in commerce, education, media, fashion and the arts. A major global cultural and economic hub, Barcelona has one of the principal ports of Europe and an airport that has over 35 million passengers per year, making Barcelona Europe’s fourth most visited city. With its highly specialised, industrial-based economy, a trip to Barcelona is a must for any business studies student. It will allow students to study the production and distribution processes of the city’s primary exports – textile, automotive, food and wine.

With production, finance and marketing being at the heart of any good business model, Barcelona and its surrounding areas can provide a wide variety of business case studies to support students in these key curriculum areas. Combine this with the wealth of famous landmarks and attractions and students will be able to see first-hand how tourism contributes to Spain’s economy.

Did You Know?

There were no beaches in Barcelona until 1992. The seaside in the city was owned by the local industries, but things changed when the city decided to host the Olympic Games. The seaside was converted into a leisure zone and now there are several new beaches in the city.

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Our quick, online quote form allows our specialists to provide you with a bespoke quotation for a trip tailor-made to your group’s individual requirements.

Barcelona Fact File

Time by coach from Calais:
17.5 hours

Regional departures:
Most UK Airports and Dublin

Nearest airports:
Barcelona El Prat

Monetary unit:
1 euro = 100 cents

Greenwich Mean Time + 1

Castilian and Catalan

47.27 million

GDP per capita:
$30,150 in Spain

Business HQs located here:
Lincoln Electric Europe, Desigual, Nike, F.C. Barcelona, Telefónica Digital

Local exports:
Chemicals, machinery, medicines and foodstuffs

Climate: (click to enlarge)

Barcelona Climate Graph
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Recommended Visits

Barcelona Business Studies Recommended Visits

Catalonia has a diverse range of business organisation’s and case studies for your students. Here are just a few of our visits:

Bodegas Torres Winery Circuit de Catalunya Nou Camp Stadium Olympic Stadium Dalí Museum, Figueres Cavas Codorníu Picasso Museum Chocolate Museum and Workshop Barcelona Aquarium Joan Miró Foundation Casa-Museu Gaudí
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Barcelona Sample Itineraries

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itinerary created for one of our clients below.

Picasso Museum

5 days,
4 nights

Dates: 29th October – 2nd November 

Passengers: 40 students

Accommodation: Hotel Olympic

Board Basis: Half Board

Overview of visits: Chocolates Torras, Bodegas Torres Winery,Dali Museum, F1 Circuit de Catalunya, Nou Camp Stadium, Parc Güell, La Sagrada Família, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and the Picasso Museum.

Day 1:

The group took an evening flight from London Gatwick to Barcelona Airport where they were met by a coach for their transfer to the Hotel Olympic in Calella. Arriving in the early hours, the group settled down for a good night’s sleep to prepare for the following day.

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Day 2:

After breakfast, the group boarded their coach bound for Girona where they were met by a guide who gave them a guided tour of the town. After lunch, it was back on the coach for a short journey to Chocolates Torras where a guided tour of the factory and shop introduced the group to the world of business in the Spanish capital. En route back to the hotel the group took a detour to Figueres where they went to the Dali Museum which houses some of the artist’s most famous works. It was back to the hotel for an evening meal before a stroll along the beach.

Day 3:

Their third day in Spain started in Barcelona where they had a guided tour of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, an unguided visit to Parc Guell and Poble Espanyol, before leaving the city behind and heading for the F1 Circuit de Catalunya for a guided tour. After a jam-packed day the group enjoyed an evening meal and headed to the local bowling alley.

Day 4:

The group started their day with a guided tour of the Bodegas Torres Winery before heading back in to the city for a guided tour of the well-known Nou Camp Stadium. The afternoon gave the students chance to wander down Las Ramblas, throughout the Gothic Quarter and other areas of the city. Their final evening was spent at a local restaurant where they enjoyed a typically Spanish Tapas evening.

Day 5:

After checking out of the hotel the group had time to take in sights such as la Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum before returning to Barcelona airport for their flight home.

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Barcelona Accommodation

We base our groups in 3 star hotels in the smaller coastal resorts, just north of Barcelona, such as Calella, Tossa de Mar and Malgrat de Mar. The hotels here are ideal for groups and as Barcelona is approximately a 45 minute drive from here, these hotels provide a convenient base for your stay. Here are just a few of our recommended accommodation centres.

Alberg Pere Tarres

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This modern and comfortable hostel is located in one of the safest areas of Barcelona and just 15 minutes from Barcelona city centre. This hostel has amazing facilities including free Wi-Fi, private bathroom facilities, individual lockers as well as a meeting room, a large outdoor terrace, a spacious TV room and ping pong table. Students are accommodated in rooms of 2 or 8 with a total of 320 beds.

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Park Hotel, Tossa de Mar

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This modern four-storey hotel is built in a traditional style and set in the centre of Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava, just 300 metres from the beach. The hotel benefits from having a small games room with table tennis and table football, a lounge area and small outdoor swimming pool. Each of the 71 rooms has en suite facilities with soap and towels as well as climate control, telephone, fridge and TV.

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Novopark Hotel, Tossa de Mar

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The Novopark Hotel stands on the opposite side of the street to the Park Hotel where guests can take advantage of their facilities, including the outdoor swimming pool. The hotel has 71 air-conditioned guestrooms located on four floors, all of which have bright, modern decor with light wood furnishings, all with private bathroom facilities, safe, TV and WiFi. This modern hotel is also just 250 metres from the beach.

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