Barcelona is a popular destination for KS5 Geography, Geology and Environmental Studies students; home to urban environments, regeneration projects and a spectacular national park. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

We offer a great range of subject specific walking tours tailored to A Level studies. Within the city centre, there are various walking tours that cover the major sites across the city, from the stunning regenerated waterfront area and historic old harbour, to 'Smart and Sustainable' inspired walking tours. 

Outside of the city, popular study visits include field work at a La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park with specialist guides who will lead in depth study days.

Barcelona offers an exciting choice of cultural visits that will complete your tour and allow your students to immerse themselves into Spanish culture and way of life.

Meeting exam board specifications

All content is mapped against the major English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland examination specifications.

For 16 to 18 year old students of:

Why not visit Barcelona for your next Geography, Geology & Environmental Studies student trip, or take a look below for more inspiration.

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Tour Details

Sample Itinerary

Day 1


Flight to Barcelona.


Meet your local representative and transfer to your accommodation for check in.


Evening meal and free time for local orientation.

Day 2


Guided visit exploring Barcelona’s Waterfront Regeneration post Olympics.


Sightseeing including the Nou Camp and Sagrada Famila.


Evening meal at your hotel.

Day 3


Guided field excursion to Garroxta National Park.


Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time for shopping at Port Vell or Plaza Catalunya

Day 4


Take a Smart & Sustainable Walking Tour of Barcelona


Free time in the city for shopping and sightseeing before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.

Curricular Links

AQA A Level

  • 3.1.1 Water and Carbon Cycles
  • 3.1.3 Coastal systems and landscapes
  • 3.2.2 Changing Places
  • 3.2.3 Contemporary urban environments

Pearson Edexcel A Level

  • Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  • Option 2b: Coastal Landscapes and change


OCR A Level

  • Option A – Coastal Landscapes
  • Topic 1.2 – Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Topic 2.1 – Hazardous Earth



  • Physical Environments: Hydrosphere; Lithosphere
  • Human Environments: Global climate change; Energy

Advanced Higher

  • Geographical issues

WJEC A Level

  • Section 1.1: Coastal Landscapes


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