International History Trips For Schools
Help your students ‘step into the story’ as you visit some of the world’s most important historical sites. A History Trip will undoubtedly aid students’ understanding and retention of areas of the curriculum you are teaching in the classroom.
History Trips with Rayburn Tours
- Personal Pre-Trip Service to Plan
and Launch Your Bespoke Trip
- Personal Safety and Financial Security
- Proven Party Leader Support
Throughout Your Trip
From the moment you start planning you will benefit from our school travel expertise, curriculum understanding and destination knowledge. Your enquiry will put you in touch with a specialist, who will work to understand the objectives of your trip. Together we will help you launch the trip to students and parents and once you’ve booked, we will plan your bespoke itinerary and pre-book everything on your behalf – that can include travel, accommodation, visits, insurance and much more!
Assured member of the School Travel Forum? Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge Holder? Yes! You can rest assured that your groups’ safety is our number one priority and all our trips exceed the benchmark for safe school travel as set out by the STF – and an independent annual audit confirms this. In addition, ABTA bonding and ATOL licensing means your money is in safe hands.
Our 24-hour emergency telephone number ensures that you can reach a member of the Rayburn Tours team at any time, day or night, in the event of an emergency. An extra helping hand on your trip is also available in the form of a courier and so far in 2013 our customers have rated our on-tour staff as 5 out of 5! You know you’ll get a good service when you hear that other teachers said, “her attendance on our trip went a very long way to ensuring it was a success” and “using such an experienced and friendly courier takes a lot of the stresses and strains out of the trip.”
Don’t just take our word for it…
So far in 2013, our customers have rated our service as 4.7 out of 5 and 98% said they would use the services of Rayburn Tours again.
“A very thought provoking and challenging trip that leaves the students with a lot to think about and ponder!”
“The highlight of the tour was watching the students faces light up as they witness first hand what they have learnt about in class”
“Auschwitz - I've never seen students so moved.”
“Planned and executed to perfection.”
“A well-organised tour that provided our students an excellent opportunity to experience the battlefields of the Great War.”
On-Tour Resources –
helping you ‘Step Into the Story’
Authentic eyewitness accounts, historical facts and student experiences combine in iWitness; the free History Trip Study Resources from Rayburn Tours comprising student booklet, and teacher resources. Available on tours to the WWI Battlefields, Berlin, Krakow and the Netherlands.
Discover iWitness On-Tour Study Resources
Commemorating the Centenary of WWI with Rayburn Tours
As the centenary of the First World War draws ever closer, teachers are looking for ways to enhance their usual trip to the WWI battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. We offer all groups a family history research service and give all groups local regiment notes which have been researched by our History Tours Consultant, Mr Jim Harkness – both are unique services from Rayburn Tours.
Discover WWI Centenary Tours
A Helping Hand from a Guild of Battlefields Guide
Expert knowledge, in-the-field assistance and pre-departure contact are just three of the benefits of opting for a Guild of Battlefields Guide. Find out more about how a Battlefield Guide can enhance your school’s history trip.
Come and Meet Us
- The Historical Association Annual Conference
Dates to be announced
- The School’s History Project Conference
11th – 13th July 2014
Request a School Visit
We’ll come and visit you at any time to discuss your school trip requirements, or even make a presentation to students and parents.
Just call us on 01332 347 828 to arrange a visit.
Cross Curricular Trips
Did you know that many of our destinations work well as a cross curricular trip giving you the option of combining with another subject group? Look out for the cross curricular symbol on each destination page for more information.
Safety & Support
When you choose Rayburn Tours, you can rest assured that you're in safe hands, thanks to our:
Nov 15, 2013
Terri Hull of The Bishops’ High School has been touring with Rayburn Tours for many years; her favoured destinations being Berlin and the WWI Battlefields. With her current Year 11 students studying the ‘Russian Revolution’ as part of their GCSE controlled assessment, Terri decided that the time had come to venture further afield. With this…