Discovery Experience: ¡Hola Barcelona!

Visionary architecture, beaches, parks and tapas corners ... Barcelona is a heaven for the curious!

Project profile

Energy Required :

Group Strength: 9 to 30 participants
Age: 7 to 25 years old
Flight: Kuwait → Barcelona → Kuwait
Getting Around: Metro, bus, tram, bicycle, walking
Accomodation: Hotel room on twin/triple sharing or a big apartment in the center of the city.
Food: A daily self-service breakfast, packed lunch, dinner at the apartment or a typical restaurants to try paella, gambas and tapas.
Group Leader: Experienced and qualified native European Milna team member, speaking English

Project Highlights

The economic and cultural capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is exciting, it is the prime location to find works of great artists like Picasso, Miro, Dali and Gaudi. We follow their footsteps around a true adventurous treasure hunt, which makes us visit the historical center and its monuments. From one message to the next, It is about solving puzzles and find solutions to solve the mystery, while visiting the most beautiful monuments made ​​by Gaudí: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell...

Our Strengths:
  • Discover Barcelona with one of our European Milna person who has traveled in lot of countries
  • A comfortable big apartment in the center of Barcelona, where the entire group will stay
  • A two-day treasure hunt, as a team, to explore the main creations of Gaudi
  • Every group member's safety and respecting the rule
Safety:
  • We follow the security instructions, especially while outdoors
  • While organizing a travel program, we follow the French law, one of the strongest laws in the world, protecting the youth
Responsible traveler:
We make an effort to reduce the impact of the carbon footprint caused by this project

This is the program itinerary based on a stay in Barcelona area

The order of the activities might change but all what is written will be covered and much more if the group has energy and time.

Day 1 : Flight Kuwait -Barcelona and transfer to our accomodation in the heart of the Catalan capital. Unpacking and settling in our flat, followed by a walk at night on the streets to get the first vibes of the city.

Day 2 : Visit to the historic area, Ramblas, Plaza Real, Barrio Gothico and Chino- to get better acquainted with the city, to learn to move around for rest of the visits and especially for the game of treasure hunt. Lunch at Boquería market. After  lunch continue to Ribera, The Picasso Museum and the Palace of Catalan Music.

Day 3 : Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Montjuïc, Miró foundation and then on the way back we take a walk on the beach.

Day 4 : Museum of Catalonia, Passeig de Gràcia and Palau Güell. Then with a Spanish person, the group will prepare an authentic Spanish meal.

Day 5 : We shall play a game just like a treasure hunt but to discover different places based on hints and clues. The group will be given details and supervised by the Milna group leader.

Day 6 : Half-day bicycle ride in the heart of Barcelona. This ride shall have halts that will allow you to discover the history of Barcelona and its recent transformations. Followed by shopping in the afternoon to fulfil your desires.

Day 7 : Visit to the port area "Barceloneta" with its shops and entertainment. Then packing the luggage followed by dinner at a restaurant.

Day 8 : Last outing depending on the return-flight time.  Flight Barcelona - Kuwait, arrival the next day.

Departure and rate per person

The Terms and Conditions

The Discovery Experience "¡Hola Barcelona!" is possible throughout the year. The duration of this Discovery Experience is 8 nights in Barcelona + flights (Want more days? Cost per extra day starts at ~455 KWD. Contact us)

120 days
Starting 1750 EUR*
8 nights
In Barcelona area
**/*** hotels
Double/triple occupancy
Family stay free option (⩽3 nights)
School visits free add-on
Barcelona by night visits
Milna French team member
90 days
Starting 1900 EUR*
8 nights
In Barcelona area
**/*** hotels
Double/triple occupancy
Family stay free option (⩽3 nights)
School visits free add-on
Barcelona by night visits
Milna French team member
60 days
Starting 2050 EUR*
8 nights
In Barcelona area
**/*** hotels
Double/triple occupancy
Family stay free option (⩽3 nights)
School visits free add-on
Barcelona by night visits
Milna French team member
30 days
Starting 2200 EUR*
8 nights
In Barcelona area
**/*** hotels
Double/triple occupancy
Family stay free option (⩽3 nights)
School visits free add-on
Barcelona by night visits
Milna French team member

Rate including:
  • Rate all included
  • One French teacher every 10 students
  • Project starting and ending from the concerned departure airport
  • Certificate for each participant
The rate does not include:
  • Transfer to/from the starting concerned airport
  • Personal expenditure
(*) The prices mentioned above are subject to availability. The official rates are in Euros. The rate of exchange used for calculating cost in KWD is subject to change and the final rate applied will be at the actual time of order on our "Shop" section. The final amount in KWD will be displayed by selecting KWD as currency.
 
Eventual options:
  • Spanish Sim Card
  • Extra days in Barcelona
  • Excursion in a neighboring country
  • A TGV tour to experience the legend
  • Stopover in another country (As per the airline stopover)
About the "120 days offer":
For the 120 days offer, we will do our maximum to respect your preferred date of departure, however, the dates of the project must be flexible +/- 7 days.
Formalities
Valid passport + Visa (As per your citizenship).
 
Health
  • Our team has a pharmacy adapted to the destination.
  • Anywhere you go in Europe, no vaccination is mandatory.
  • A member of Milna is present with the traveling group during the entire length of the stay. He/ She will ensure the security and safety of the group.
  • In case of an emergency, the traveler will be taken into care by the nearest hospital. If needed, he will be repatriated in the best conditions.

What is a Discovery Experience Project and what happens in this project?
A Discovery Experience is a project where the participant can experience the life in another country not like a tourist but like a traveler aware of what is surrounding him. Understanding the local culture and the way of life of the inhabitants. For us, traveling is not the goal. It is in fact a wonderful tool to make the participant grow. Making them grow by letting them take responsibilities, involve in the program, lead a visit, take group decisions.

 

How does the payment deadline work?
The principle is simple: The earliest you book your project and pay, more you will save. By paying us in advance, we can book the accommodation, transportation etc in advance.
We get them for a competitive price so we make you benefit from this saving, hence the different deadlines.
Let's say you select the 90 days' deadline, it means, that 100% of the payment needs to reach us no later than 90 days before the departure. If you have already paid 10% with the Milna Booking Form, the remaining payment will be 90% to send us no later than 90 days before the departure.If your payment is not reaching us before the 90 days' deadline, then the  60 days' deadline will apply.(Check our rates to know the exact amount) If today is the 91st day before the departure and you want the 90 days' deadline, you have to send us 100% of the amount to respect the deadline and avail the 90 days special offer, but no later than that.

 

What happens when the participant arrives at the destination and how will I know if she/he has arrived?
Milna maintains a 'Before/During/After the Discovery Experience Project' blog in which we mention the itinerary and the calendar of the participants. During the project we put our best efforts to update the parents/guardians about each activity of the participants through articles, pictures and videos on our blog. The blog’s name would be communicated to all the participants and their families.

 

At which destination will the project take place?
This Discovery Experience Project will take place in Barcelona. The participants will be in Barcelona area.

 

What do we do about the visas?
Milna will facilitate the visa formalities of the participants and the teachers. Our team will provide you the list of required documents for the visa. Please make sure that all the documents in the list are submitted with us as soon as possible or within the duration communicated to you.

 

What about travel and health insurance?
Travel and health insurance is not always compulsory to obtain a visa or the right to access a country, since many participants might already have an insurance covering them yearly, each participant is required to check if he/she is already covered.If not covered, Milna recommends the participant to have one covering him during the project.

 

Who will take care of the participants?
In most cases, the language teacher of the participants shall accompany them. In other cases, if the language teacher cannot go, then any other teacher chosen by the participants' school shall go along with one Milna person. Our Milna person is European and is well acquainted with Spain and its culture and will stay with the your group during the entire Discovery Experience Project. Anyone can contact the language teacher and the Milna person for any assistance at any time.

 

What will the participant eat?
The participant will be enjoying local delicacies that will be respecting his/her diet and preferences that has been mentioned in the "I'm going!" form.

 

How much pocket money should the participant carry?
For sake of the participant's private expenditure (shopping etc.), you can give some pocket money, it all depends on what the participant would like to buy from Spain. In general, we believe that 15 Euros per day is largely enough to fulfill the normal shopping desires.

 

Where the participant will stay?
All the participants will stay together in a flat or a hotel in Barcelona area, depending on the group's size and time of the year.

 

What if my question was not answered here?
Please feel free to contact us.