Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Orientation Tour of Barcelona

Depending upon their times of arrival and departure, many groups prefer to arrange an orientation tour of Barcelona for their arrival day. This comes at no extra cost and besides assisting with orientation, the tour covers some of the key factors affecting the development, growth and recent changes in the city.

If your flight is on time, this tour lasts about 2½ hours. A delayed arrival will reduce the time available by the length of the delay.

As the tour is time-specific, there will be insufficient time to enter any of Barcelona's main sights.

Groups may opt to forgo the tour and use the 2½ hours allocated to visit inside one of the tourist attractions. If a shopping or meal break is preferred, we recommend the Maremagnum Shopping and Leisure Centre.

Sagrada Familia Parc Güell Nou Camp
Sagrada Familia Parc Güell Camp Nou

The tour will be followed by a hotel transfer. Assistance will be given at hotel check-in when passports, return air tickets etc. should be accounted for and safely secured in the hotel safe. The hotel will require a list of the names, passport numbers and room numbers of all people within the group. A safety briefing is normally provided upon arrival, followed by a short introduction to the course.

The evening meal is normally taken at 20.00 hours. A cold buffet can be provided for arrivals after 21.00.

Departure day orientation tour