Cross-Curricular School Trip To Costa Brava
Spain’s wild Costa Brava coast is a fascinating region and offers a variety of educational and, of course, fun activities for students across any subject.
Historic Girona to visit the cathedral, Arab baths and museu
The Dalí Museum at Figueres
A day trip to Barcelona
PortAventura theme park
*Excursion fees may not be included in this tour – please contact us to learn more.
This ancient town has all the charm of a large city but without the crowds. The old town is on the east bank of the river, with pedestrianized narrow streets surrounded by the old city walls, which you can walk along. There is an attractive Jewish quarter to explore, a magnificent gothic cathedral, Arab baths and an archaeological museum as well as great shopping. Photo © Miquel Caimary.
If you come to the Costa Brava, a trip to Barcelona city is a must. You can visit Antoni Gaudi’s still unfinished masterpiece the church of the Sagrada Familia, browse the the Bouqeria market, wander the lively Ramblas – or ascend Montjuic and see the National Art Museum. Football fans, on the other hand, might want to visit the Nou Camp, home to FC Barcelona.
This is one of the largest theme parks in Spain and is close enough to visit when staying in the Costa Brava. Magnificent shows and magical rides – including the tallest rollercoaster in Europe – are split into six different sections: China, Polynesia, Mediterranean, Sesamoaventura, Mexico and the Far West, and there is also a an aquatic Park.
This unique theme park is the latest addition to PortAventura World, dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm and its F1 racing team. The rides and attractions are imbued with the Ferrari spirit; combining speed, cutting edge technology, innovation, design and adrenaline. Ferrari Land can be visited on its own or combined with the PortAventura Park.
Nine zones stretching from the Placa de Catalunya, through La Rambla, to the edge of the Mediterranean challenge students through a series of team-based tasks. Groups look to gain points from each activity to be crowned Champions of Barcelona as key skills including observation, lateral thinking, creativity and puzzle-solving are used to learn more about a unique regional identity.
This is the largest surrealistic object in the world occupying the site of the former municipal theatre in Figueres just outside of Barcelona. Currently, the museum houses approximately 1,500 pieces of art of varying mediums.
This large landscaped aquatic park is close to the resort of Roses. There are 18 water based attractions with twisting water slides, waves and waterfalls and crazy rivers. Thrill rides include the Black Hole and Kamikaze (seasonal).
A trip to Waterworld at Lloret de Mar, is a great way for students to let off steam. Those seeking an adrenaline rush can ride the rapids in rubber dinghies or shoot down the flumes, while those looking to relax can unwind in the food courts or by the pools.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Learn outside the classroom and in another country, eg experience the language, culture, history and geography of that country
- Practise speaking a foreign language
- Build their confidence and learn to value the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success
- Broaden their minds through the study of another culture
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Visit a foreign country and experience another language and culture
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends
- Learn more about history, art and architecture
- Improve their skills in personal organisation, co-operation and working with others in a variety of environments