Spanish Study trips to San Sebastian, Spain

Curriculum Themes

Listening: tuition and excursion hosts

Speaking: using language to navigate

Reading: in class material

Writing: in class material

Why Spain?

Our modern languages study trips to Spain are an exciting way of putting theory into practice. Not only will this opportunity improve your students’ linguistic skills, it will also give them an insight into the Spanish culture. In fact, it’s an invaluable and unrivaled experience which cannot be provided inside the classroom.
San Sebastian, located in the Basque Country, is the ideal place to learn about typical Spanish culture whilst learning the Spanish language first hand and putting your knowledge and confidence to the test in a real-life environment.

‘Eso momento when you start a pensar en dos idiomas at the same time.’

Any language speaker knows the challenge of learning another language. But what better way to enhance your language skills than to experience it first hand? Immersing oneself in the culture of the Basque region and having the confidence to speak the language is the most productive way to improve your language skills and get your brain working in both languages!

What to do on a Spanish study trip to Spain?

There are numerous activities for students to explore Bilbao. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

Why not enjoy some time surfing on San Sebastian’s beach which has been voted by TripAdvisor as the #1 beach in the world? Alternatively spend the day exploring the wonderful city, exploring the old town and tasting some world renowned pinxtos.

Enjoy some time being shown around the wonderful city of Bilbao, learning about its history and traditional culture.


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This is an old wine storage warehouse which has been converted into a centre for leisure or culture. Housing a gallery, art centre, cafes, restaurants and even a rooftop pool, this is one spectacular place to visit.

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following


  • Pinxtos tour of the old port.
  • Visiting the local markets.
  • Guggenheim museum.
  • Algorta old port



    Example Itineraries

    Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your MFL Study trip to Bilbao, which you will find below. However, we can also create a bespoke and unique itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

    DAY1 Spanish tuition followed by guided tour of Bilbao. Pinxtos creating and tasting.
    DAY2 Day in San Sebastian, surfing and exploring
    DAY3 Spanish tuition followed by visit to Azkuna Zentroa
    DAY4 Spanish tuition followed by free time in Bilbao.

    Getting there

    Getting to Bilbao is super easy by plane. You can fly from Manchester, Gatwick, Stansted or Heathrow directly to Bilbao with easyJet, British Airways and Vueling. Coach transfers whilst there will be included.

    Where to Stay

    POSHTEL BILBAO This ‘posh hostel’ is located extremely central in Bilbao, next to the Guggenheim museum and the shopping centre. There can be anything from 2 to 12 beds in the rooms so that students can share with each other, and the rooms all have bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is provided and there is a restaurant for meal times.

    When to visit Spain

    Spain is an all year-round destination but can be particularly hot in the summer time, so Spring/Autumn has more moderate temperatures and therefore more comfortable. There are lots of festivals around Easter time as it is a very religious country, so the destinations might be slightly busier.  

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