Ski & City Stopovers

Ski & City Stopovers

Get the best of both worlds by introducing a city visit into your ski trip. Swap your skis for your shoes and spend a day soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of a thriving city.

A city visit is the perfect opportunity to add an educational and cultural twist to your trip, as well as explore world-renowned sights and hidden gems with a local tour guide.

Whether you choose the colourful surroundings of Barcelona, the bright lights of New York or the natural splendours of Iceland, a day in the city is a day of cultural (and cost effective) bliss.  

For those who haven’t got the time for a full day off the slopes, a city stopover either en route or on your journey back is the perfect way to indulge in an evening of city life with money still left over for spends! 

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WHY RAYBURN?

  • Host of hand-picked resorts perfect for schools and skiers of all levels
  • Highly experienced team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable skiers
  • Dedicated Tour Couriers for even more support and guidance on tour
  • Snowsport England certified SCO and ASCL courses
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards
Venice

The beauty of Italy is perfectly showcased through the old-world charm of Venice. While the infamous gondola winds its way through the city, St Mark’s Square exudes style and elegance, making Venice a destination which can be enjoyed by all ages.

  • Visit the enchanting city of canals and enjoy a walking or boat tour
  • Visit St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride or visit the ancient Jewish quarter

 



Venice is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to Tarvisio, Bormio, Santa Caterina or Madesimo.

 

Barcelona

The second biggest city in Spain, Barcelona is a lively hub of colourful Spanish culture. With all of its best attractions within walking distance of one another, it’s a perfect choice for a ski and city stopover. Explore the famous street of Las Ramblas, capture the beauty of La Sagrada Familia and stand in awe of the spectacular magic fountain show.

  • Walk the famous street of Las Ramblas and embrace the hive of activity
  • See La Sagrada Familia in all its majestic beauty
  • Watch the spectacular magic fountain show

 



Barcelona is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our Andorran ski resorts.

Munich

Munich offers the perfect blend of art and history, as well as some of the most exciting Bavarian cuisine (the Viktualienmarkt is your go-to for good grub!). So throw on your lederhosen and explore everything this culturally thriving city has to offer.

  • Visit the famous English Gardens
  • Climb the 306 steps of St Peter’s Church and take in the beautiful views
  • Peruse the Viktualienmarkt market and try some local German cuisine


Munich is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our Austrian ski resorts.

Milan

Alongside the famous fashion districts, Milan’s range of picturesque churches and fascinating museums capture the city’s historical beauty. Ascend the spectacular Gothic cathedral, the Duomo, for rooftop views of Milan, before escaping the crowds to explore its serene alleys and parks.  

  • Walk across the roof of the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and soak up the breathtaking views of Milan
  • Spend hours exploring the extensive shopping district
  • Admire the beauty of the city by escaping from the crowded streets and heading into the peaceful alleys and parks


Milan is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our Italian ski resorts.

Geneva

Nestled between the Alps and the hilly Jura Mountains, Geneva is a thriving cosmopolitan city with as much natural beauty as there are languages spoken. Visit the tranquil waters of Lake Leman and enjoy stunning views of the Alps beyond, before watching the impressive Jet d’Eau in the centre of the lake – one of the world’s tallest and most impressive fountains.

  • Stroll around Lake Leman and enjoy scenic mountain views of the Alps
  • Watch the spectacular Jet d’Eau in action – one of the tallest fountains in the world


Geneva is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our French ski resorts.

Monte Carlo

Roll the dice and head for the luxury of Monte Carlo! Among all the thrill of the swanky casinos, high-end boutiques and Vegas-esque vibe lies a city steeped in rich culture and history. Take a tour of the famous streets where the Monaco Grand Prix is held every year, all the while enjoying the wealth and extravagance that Monte Carlo has to offer.

  • Tour the famous streets where the Monaco Grand Prix is held every year
  • Explore the wealth and luxury of Monte Carlo


Monte Carlo is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our French ski resorts.

New York

New York is more than just a city, it’s a global icon. The name alone conjures iconic images like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. This bustling city offers something for everyone and a trip to the East Coast isn’t complete without experiencing the bright lights and soaring buildings of Manhattan.

  • Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty tour
  • Top of the Rock observatory at the Rockefeller Centre
  • Central Park, Times Square and Broadway walk
  • 9/11 Memorial Gardens
  • Watch a Broadway show
  • Visit Macy’s for a unique shopping experience


New York is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our American ski resorts.

Boston

One of America’s oldest cities, Boston has played a large part in American history to date, thanks to a direct involvement in the American Revolution after the Boston ‘Tea Party’. Today, Boston retains a very European feel with a large Irish community. The best way to explore this city is on foot, allowing you see some of the best preserved historic buildings in the country.

  • Freedom Trail walking tour
  • Harvard University tour
  • Boston Duck Tour
  • Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Tower
  • Fenway Park Stadium tour
  • Tour of the State House

 



Boston is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our American ski resorts.

Denver

Known as the ‘Mile-High City’, you’ll certainly get a high from Denver’s Rocky Mountain backdrop and diverse neighbourhoods – the perfect blend of Old West and cosmopolitan hip. Ideal for those who love sport, why not take in a game whilst you’re here?

  • Colorado Rockies (Baseball)
  • Denver Nuggets (Basketball)
  • Colorado Avalanche (Hockey)
  • Colorado Rapids (MLS)

 



Denver is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to Winter Park or Keystone, Colorado.

San Francisco

Soak up those hippie vibes, bustling cable cars and sky-high views over the Golden Gate Bridge. With its cool, vibrant and multicultural atmosphere, San Francisco is a must when visiting the West Coast.

  • Stay near Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Take a visit to Alcatraz
  • Enjoy a tour of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a walk downtown

 

Empire State Building, New York, USA

San Francisco is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to Kirkwood or Heavenly, California

Reykjavik

Amongst the bubbling mud pools and spurting geysers lies a country brimming with natural wonders and adventure. Experience everything Iceland’s unique capital has to offer, including a relaxing dip in the irresistible Blue Lagoon – always a favourite. This stopover is great for groups flying back into Glasgow, Manchester or London.

  • Visit the irresistible Blue Lagoon
  • Spend the night in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city

 



Reykjavík is the perfect city stopover option for groups travelling to any of our American ski resorts.

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