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History School Trips

History Trips

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

History Trips with Rayburn Tours

  • Personal Pre-Trip Service to Plan
    and Launch Your Bespoke 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!

  • Personal Safety and Financial Security
  • 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.

  • Proven Party Leader Support
    Throughout Your Trip
  • 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…
    In 2013, our customers rated their overall touring experience as 4.6 out of 5 and our service as 4.7 out of 5.

“An educationally enriching, moving experience for all concerned.”

Mr Joe Pepper, February 2016 - WWI Battlefields

“The tour brought the violent realities of war home to the students but allowed them to reflect on the impact their lives could have on the future world.”

Mr Coates, May 2016 - WWI Centenary

“A really effective and enjoyable educational experience for all involved, both students and staff.”

Launceston College, Mr Patrick Pugh, Feb 2013 - WWI Battlefields

“As our girls climbed the stairs out of the metro into Red Square they could see the gleaming turrets of St. Basil's Cathedral ahead of them. They stopped chatting. There was utter silence: the realisation that they were, indeed, in Russia. “Wow”.”

Dominic Giles, Stratford Girls' Grammar School - July 2014 - Russia

“An action packed week with excellent guides who brought History to life.”

Mr Joe Pepper, October 2015 - Berlin

History Study Resources

Free Battle of the Somme classroom poster

1st July 2016 marks 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. We’ve compiled the key facts and figures from the battle for you to use as a classroom resource.
Download the poster now

History Tour Guides

History Tour Guides

Expert knowledge, in-the-field assistance and pre-departure contact are just three of the benefits of opting for a History Tour Guide. Find out more about how a History Tour Guide can enhance your school’s history trip.

History Study Resources

On-Tour Resources –
helping you ‘Step Into the Story’

Following on from our successful and popular ‘iWitness’ series, we are developing our study resources to give teachers further guidance on using the wealth of resources, articles and information written by reliable sources to support their trip.
Find out more and keep up-to-date with all the developments.

Commemorating the Centenary of WWI with Rayburn Tours

WWI Centenary - Commemorating 100 Years

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 – both are unique services from Rayburn Tours.
Discover WWI Centenary Tours

Come and Meet Us

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.

2016-17 Brochure

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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

Our Safety Accreditations

Accreditations ABTA Accreditations ATOL Accreditations School Travel Forum Accreditations Learning Outside the Classroom