Cross-Curricular School Trip To Costa Dorada
This region south of Barcelona best known for its resorts and sandy beaches combines world class theme parks with easy access to Spain’s most popular tourist city.
Day trip to Barcelona
Port Aventura theme park
Ferrari Land theme park
Roman ruins at Tarragona
*Excursion fees are not included in this tour – please contact us to learn more.
This is one of the largest theme parks in Spain located in Salou on the Costa Dorada. 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.
Discover the magnificent Caribbean Pool, brave Europe’s highest free-fall slide. Zoom down a six lane racer slide or just relax. This themed water park offers something for everyone with a wave pool, slides and flumes and an indoor pool area. (seasonal opening)
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.
Students are encouraged to work in teams to collect keys and be in with a chance of unlocking the winning box. The quest visits many iconic landmarks from La Rambla to Plaça Real, and involves an exciting mix of treasure hunt-style clue solving and team activities. Whilst discovering the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, children stay engaged until to very last minute when the winning team is finally revealed. Enrichment or MFL version available.
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.
At a tour of Torres Vineyards, students can learn about traditional winemaking and sophisticated technology. The tour begins at the large visitors centre with a video on the firm’s history. The group visits the vast underground storage cellars and walks among barrels, smelling the wine as its ages, then finishes off with a tasting session.
Freixenet offers a guided tour of the cellars and production process, specially designed for schools. Starting with an audio-visual presentation explaining how Cava is created from the viticulture to the final product, groups then visit the cellars, barrel room and the underground man-made caves where the bottles are stored. A small train then takes the group to the tasting hall where children receive grape juice.
The important Roman ruins of Tarraco are a Unesco World Heritage site and the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian peninsular. See the ruins of the city walls, the forum, the amphitheatre, theatre and temple of what was once a major administrative and commercial centre. Outside the city marvel at the Roman Ferreres Aquaduct built to supply water to the city and the Torre dels Escipions, a Roman funerary tower.
A unique interpretive centre dedicated to the life and works on Antoni Gaudi who was born in the city of Reus. Using the latest audiovisual technology and sensory and tactile displays the visitor is introduced to what influenced Gaudis’ creativity, his major works and how he managed to transform his ideas into brilliant architecture. Educational material is available.
Enjoy an evening of great entertainment at this award winning theatre. Fun, mystery, magic, bewilderment and mind blowing illusions will amaze and excite your students.
Why groups like it:
- Learn outside the classroom and in another country
- 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:
- 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