Art tour to Barcelona by coach: 6 days, 5 nights

Your art tour to Barcelona will enable your students to see the wonderful art of Spain along with taking in the beautiful aesthetics and architecture that Barcelona has to offer. Our suggested itinerary is there to offer ideas but we will tailor make your tour to meet your needs and curriculum requirements.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with crossing
Travel overnight

Day two
Arrive at accommodation
Afternoon at leisure

Day three
Sagrada Familia
Picasso museum
MNAC (museum of modern art)

Day four
Dali museum at Figueres
Tapas evening

Day five
Depart accommodation
Explore Las Ramblas on foot
Start journey back to the UK

Day six
Connect with crossing
Arrive back at school

Excursion Locator Map

Excursion Ideas

  • Park Güell

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Park Güell includes beautiful gardens, architecture and mosaics. It is the reflection of Gaudí’s naturalist phase when the architect was inspired by organic shapes found in nature. The park also includes the Gaudí House-Museum which was the residence of Antoni Gaudí for almost 20 years. Located on Carmel Hill, there are also beautiful views of Barcelona.
    Select says: Ensure you don’t miss Gaudí’s multi-coloured mosaic salamander, popularly known as the dragon.

  • Sagrada Familia

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: The most popular tourist attraction in the city, this impressive Catholic church is Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. This large, sand-coloured church has fluid forms, towering spires and surfaces overflowing with sculptures. There are 8 existing towers, however when the church is finished it will have 18: 12 dedicated to the apostles, 4 to the evangelists, one to Jesus and another to Mary.
    Select says: We recommend that you visit the excellent Sagrada Familia website prior to your tour for extra historical details and detailed information on specific symbolism.

  • Picasso Museum

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: 4,251 of Picasso’s works make up the permanent collection. The museum’s curators have arranged the paintings in chronological order from Picasso’s early days to his final works giving insight into the development of Picasso’s thinking over time. This gallery is highly recommended.
    Select says: There are some excellent resources on the museum website to use pre-tour as well as highlighted artworks that can be seen at the museum.

  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: The museum is home to a wide range of art including: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern Art. Visitors can see paintings, carvings, sculptures, photography, metalwork, and enamels. The museum also exhibits the largest collection of Catalán art in Spain.
    Select says: You an also view 135,000 examples of coins from the 6th century BC to the present day.

  • Dalí Theatre and Museum, Figueres

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: The museum has the largest collection of art by Salvador Dalí, including paintings from all decades of his career, sculptures and 3-D collages. A highlight is a 3-D anamorphic living-room installation that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed from a particular position.
    Select says: The museum also houses a small selection of works by other artists collected by Dalí, including El Greco, Bougereau, Marcel Duchamp and John de Andrea.

  • Tapas Evening

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Students experience this traditional Spanish meal comprising of a wide variety of appetisers and snacks which may be hot or cold. A great chance for students to be adventurous and sample Spanish food.
    Select says: The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation (as diners are not so focused on eating an entire meal) – this is a great opportunity for your students to try out their Spanish speaking skills!

  • Las Ramblas

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Las Ramblas is the central boulevard which cuts through the heart of the city centre and is primarily pedestrianised. It is approximately 1.2 kilometres long with Port Vell (near the cruise port terminal) at the Southern most end and Plaça Catalunya at the northern most end. You can also visit La Boqueria, a large food market housed in one of La Ramblas’ most interesting buildings.
    Select says: Look out for live performances, human statue art, and working artists.Allow: 1 hour

  • Art tour of the city

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: This tour focuses on Street Art, Galleries, and Art History in Barcelona and Madrid.  They support local culture and art and take you behind the scenes to meet locals and learn their stories. These tours not only are you guaranteed to get an insiders access you are actively supporting the arts in Spain.

  • The Gaudi Experience - 4D

    Subject range: MFL, Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: 100m from Park Guell, G Experiència is a different way to find out about Antoni Gaudí and his work. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to explore Antoni Gaudí’s creative universe thanks to state-of-the-art 4D and interactive technology. A tailor-made journey on which visitors learn fascinating historical facts through a thrilling experience.

  • Las Golondrinas Boat Trip

    Subject range: MFL, Art , Cultural

    What you’ll experience: Get a different view of the city from the water! Double decker open air boat trips around the port, 40mins or 1 hour duration.

Art trip to Barcelona by coach: 6 days, 5 nights Accommodation

Roma Reial

Our rating:

Location: Barcelona

Capacity: 52

In a great central location in the Gothic Quarter. This hotel is situated in the picturesque and lively Royal Square, just off Las Ramblas.

Rooms: Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Facilities: Restaurant with outdoor terrace, free Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception.

Equity Point Centric

Our rating:

Location: Barcelona

Capacity: 65

Located a few minutes’ walk from La Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas. There is a metro stop right in front of this hostel.

Rooms: Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Facilities: Large common room with TV, free Wi-Fi, terrace, security lockers.