What's Included in a School Sports Tour?

What's Included in a School Sports Tour?

Operating tailor-made tours since 1965, we know no two groups are the same, which is exactly why all of our tours are completely tailor-made.

We invest as much time as possible to fully understand your requirements, fine-tune your itinerary and create a tailor-made package that’s perfect for you. Take a look at the standard inclusions and extra services we offer.

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What's included?

As standard, our tailor-made service includes arranging:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Sports fixtures
  • Educational and leisure excursions

Standard Inclusions

A Wide Choice of Destinations

Our website showcases a host of long and short-haul destinations that are perfect for boys’ and girls’ teams. Whether you want an action-packed sports tour with challenging fixtures or a more cultural experience and leisurely break, our team can recommend the best destination and visits.

If you have a specific destination in mind, don’t hesitate to contact our team on 01332 347 828 and we’ll do our best to help.

The Perfect Trip Duration

Depending on your location in the UK, chosen destination, mode of transport and specific touring requirements, we can recommend an appropriate duration for your tour.

Your Preferred Mode of Transport

We’re happy to advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective mode of transport. For many destinations, we can quote for flights from your preferred airport within the UK or for travel by executive coach, ferry or Eurotunnel.

Your Tour Consultant will be able to advise on the most suitable mode of transport for your group.

A Variety of Accommodation Options

Whether you’re looking for a youth hostel or hotel, we can recommend the best accommodation that’s perfectly suited to school groups to meet your needs and budget.

For your peace of mind, all of our accommodation centres have been carefully selected based on their suitability for groups. Each has been fully audited to exceed the STF’s standards and adheres to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

Take a look at some of our suggested accommodation centres on our destination pages or get in touch for more specific information on what’s available in your chosen destination.

Sports Fixtures

Using our extensive fixture database and strong international relationships, we work hard to arrange evenly-matched, competitive fixtures against local opposition, ensuring your team are suitably challenged to a high standard.

Group Travel Insurance

We can provide your group with full travel insurance via our partner Endsleigh Insurance Services. Learn more about our travel insurance.

Assistance with Administration

We understand that your time is precious, which is why we’ll do all we can to support you in administrating the trip and reduce the amount of work on your part – from creating a personalised PowerPoint presentation, to providing you with risk assessments.

Speak to our team on 01332 347 828 to find out more.

Party Leader Launch Pack

We’re happy to help you launch your tour by providing:

  • Guide to ‘Getting your tour off the ground’
  • Launch letter/email template to send to parents
  • A helpful guide to promoting your trip on social media
  • Poster template to promote the trip
  • PowerPoint template to use at an information evening
  • Guide to ‘Safety and risk management on tour’
  • Top tips for fundraising


A member of the Rayburn Tours team may also be available to attend a parents’ evening or to meet with other key decision makers, should you wish. Find out more about our Party Leader Launch Pack.

Rucksacks and Water Bottles

Every member of your group will receive a rucksack with your embroidered school crest, as well as a complimentary reusable, foldable water bottle to keep your team hydrated on tour.

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Extra Services

Dedicated Tour Courier

We can arrange for a courier to accompany you on tour. They will help with the practical and logistical arrangements and many will be able to speak the local language. A great option for party leaders who would like to have more time to concentrate on the sport! Read more about our Tour Couriers.

Hoodies and Polo Shirts

Opt for personalised hoodies or polo shirts from just £18.45 per person – a great lasting memento and a simple way to help you spot members of your group on tour. Find out more.