Geography Trips for Schools to
Sicily, Italy

Geography Trips for Schools to
Sicily, Italy

Boasting an array of intriguing geographical landscapes, Sicily is a budding geographer’s dream.

As the smoking hulk of Mount Etna dominates the skyline, visitors are invited to get up close to its raw red crater and explore its impressive lava flows, volcanic rocks and parasitic cones. Still not got your volcano fix? Journey to the Aeolian Islands for some of the most spectacular volcanic sights – each one a unique outdoor adventure land brimming with activity.

Alternatively, swap your volcanoes for your rivers and head to the coast. While the Alcantara River cuts through an ancient lava flow, producing an almighty gorge within superb basalt columns, Giardini Naxos’ coastal area offers an excellent case study of coastal management and settlement/tourism study options.

Combine your chosen visits with a trip to past classical civilisation sites, such as Siracusa, and you’re sure to have a memorable tour.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: All ages and stages of secondary education

  • Changing Places
  • Coastal Systems & Landscapes
  • Geographical Skills
  • Globalisation & Global Systems
  • Natural Hazards
  • Plate Tectonics
  • River Systems & Landscapes
  • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
  • Rural Environments
  •  Tourism
  • Weather & Climate

What Our Customers Say

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens if we are unable to complete our planned excursions whilst in Italy?

    With excellent local knowledge, our internal Italian specialists, in conjunction with our Italian agents, will also be on hand to discuss alternative excursions and activities and changes to your itinerary should they be required. Experience has shown us that, during times of disruption, with some minor changes we are able to carry out the majority of our itineraries.
  • What does our insurance cover us for?

    Our insurance providers offer comprehensive cover to our groups for the duration of their tour and is tailored specifically for schools, with specialist insurance policies for individual tour types. As with any insurance cover it is vital that you read through the terms and conditions and that you declare any relevant information as requested. Please see our insurance page for further information and to see what is covered. For groups opting to take their own insurance, we highly recommend that you read all inclusions and exclusions prior to departure.
  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
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