Barcelona and Catalonia Geography and Earth Sciences

4 days/ 3 nights

From only £179pp


4 days/ 3 nights From only £179pp

The region of Catalonia and the vibrant city of Barcelona offer much to the study of geography. The region boasts a wealth of geographical features, ecosystems and urban geography from the breathtaking scenery of the Natural Parks to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. 

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What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Barcelona. Transfer to hotel and free time to explore the local area. Evening meal at local restaurant

  • Day 2

    Full day fieldwork at La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park OR full day in-depth investigation of the Ebro Delta. Evening meal

  • Day 3

    Guided tour of Barcelona City. Barcelona Harbour Tour. Evening meal

  • Day 4

    Visit to Parc Guell. Transfer to airport and return flight to UK. Arrive back in UK


Enhance your trip

  • Translated as “Church of the Holy Family” the architecture of this basilica is one of the world’s most interesting and unique. Whether you want to gawk at the beauty of the building or enjoy some reverent peace and quiet inside, the Sagrada Familia is a worthwhile visit.
  • Montserrat is an incredible multi-peaked mountain and for those keen enough to jump in a cable car and venture to the top of a peak, the views are simply one of a kind. Full of sacred coves and many other surprises, a day trip to Montserrat will be unforgettable.
  • For centuries Spaniards lived in cave houses as the perfect way to keep cool in beaming sunshine. A tour of some of these houses will allow you to see how this form of housing has developed from its original simplistic style compared with the modern day cava houses.
  • What better way to capture the memories of the stunning Catalonian coastlines than to spend some time doing some relaxing sketches at the beach. A perfect activity for anyone and everyone – from a budding Da Vinci to someone who usually struggles to hold a paintbrush!
  • There are few places in the world where you can see 40 stunning volcanoes in one national park. But don’t worry, none of them are active and the last eruption was over 11,000 years ago so you are free to enjoy some of nature’s most beautiful creations.
  • The Delta region of the Ebro River is one of the largest wetlands in the Mediterranean and is home to over 500 different plant and bird species – so binoculars at the ready folks, see what you can spot!
  • This bustling capital of Catalonia is a unique and fascinating city full of such diverse cuisine, culture and architecture you won’t want to leave! Make sure you see and hear everything the city has to offer by taking a guided tour.
  • The traditional port area of Barcelona is now a highly modern and popular tourist attraction. A tour of this area will certainly not disappoint and is the perfect way to learn about the significance of the port. Not to mention it is home to Europe’s largest Aquarium!
  • Flash flooding, river management and land use planning. River management, river efficiency and competence within a Spanish context in which an area at serious risk from a flood disaster is identified.
  • Spectacular glacial scenery in the Núria valley of the Pyrenees. The Vall de Núria lies at the confluence of seven valleys, all of glacial origin. Glacial landforms include U-shaped and hanging valleys.
  • The area contains sand dunes suitable for vegetation succession studies and there are a number of salt and fresh water lagoons managed and preserved as a nature reserve.