Catalonia Geography

from £495pp

Based on 5 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

The Costa Brava's beautiful landscape offers so much for budding geographers: long sandy beaches, rocky headlands, narrow inlets and an array of interesting islands. Field study sites include the limestone landscapes of Montserrat and the volcanic scenery of Garrotxa Volcanic Park.

Our schools are usually based in one of the popular coastal resorts such as Tossa de Mar, Calella, Lloret de Mar and Rosas. The Costa Brava coastline, traditional settlements, National Parks and Barcelona are all within easy reach.

Our Suggested Itinerary

4 days from £495 by Air

  1. Day 1

    Flight to Barcelona.

    Transfer to accommodation in Costa Brava.

    Free evening exploring the resort or beach.

  2. Day 2

    Topic area: Management issues

    Day long excursion to the Llobregat Delta. The vast expanses of flat land, so close to Barcelona, are under threat from construction and farming. The area is well-preserved, and has an amazingly diverse range of floa and fauna.

    Evening tapas tour of Barcelona.

  3. Day 3

    Topic area: Volcanic landscapes

    Day long excursion to Garrotxa National Park. Discover the craters of long-extinct volcanoes with a tour of the park, guided by a local volcanologist. Then visit the Volcanic Museum in Olot.

  4. Day 4

    Topic area: Microclimates

    Day-long excursion to El Monteseny National Park, a mosaic of microclimates, varying from Mediterranean to sub-alpine.

    Evening in Barcelona. Stroll on La Rambla.

  5. Day 5

    Topic area: Coastal landscapes

    Glass-bottomed boat trip around the spectacular Illes Medes, including a visit to the famous Roca Foradada.

    Guided walking tour along the coastal paths of the Parque Natural de Montgri.

    Flight back home.

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools. Our accommodation is usually 2*/3* or youth hostel standard and provides a perfect base for enjoying your tour. All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts. Our groups are usually based in one of the popular seaside resorts on Costa Brava such as Calella, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar or Rosas.

Is this sample itinerary for a school trip to Catalonia not quite what you want? Get in touch on 0121 271 0121or [email protected] to plan your ideal school trip.

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Catalonia Geography

from £495pp

Based on 5 days