History School 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 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…
In 2013, our customers rated their overall touring experience as 4.6 out of 5 and our service as 4.7 out of 5.
“We have used Rayburn Tours for a number of years now and have worked well on a variety of different trips. They offer an excellent service which is tailored to our needs.”
“Great experience for the students. There are so many and an incredible variety of attractions within a very small area and accessibility is fantastic.”
“Planned and executed to perfection.”
“Visiting the Wellington Quarry in Arras. It really made the history come alive and was awe-inspiring for the students.”
“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”.”
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
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.
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
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.
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: