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Top 10 best things to do in Iceland on a budget

Ok, it’s unlikely that a full on adventure to Iceland is going to be a cheap getaway, but this land of spectacular natural beauty has so much to offer visitors without breaking the bank. Any...
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Could this be the best school trip to Iceland – ever?!

Imagine the most awe-inspiring adventure to this land of extremes, where explosive volcanoes emerge above the landscape, geysers shoot high up into the sky and thundering waterfalls give a soaking to...

Top tips for choirs from leading industry professionals

The first UK Choir Festival event of 2019 in Manchester may seem like a distant memory, but as we gear up for the next event in St Albans, we take a moment to reminisce. Hundreds of choristers...

Musical gurus: meet some of the UK Choir Festival’s highly acclaimed workshop leaders

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting just a few of the UK Choir Festival‘s incredible workshop leaders this year – and of course getting stuck into the workshops themselves! Helping...
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Guildford County School experience awe and wonder in Iceland

Earlier in the year, we worked with Guildford County School to give their young geographers the best school trip ever, as they ventured to the Land of Fire and Ice. Highlights included experiencing...

Top 10 foreign films of all time for language students

With so many fantastic foreign films to choose from, it can be tricky deciding on those that are classroom appropriate. So we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of the top 10...
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Iceland School Trip Kit List

For the intrepid explorers out there embarking on an Icelandic adventure, there’ll be one question you want answering. What on earth should I pack? Known for its variable weather and sometimes...
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Travelling with groups of different faiths

We work with international schools from all over the world, so we’re well accustomed to helping groups of different faiths and meeting specific religious requirements. Tailoring every element of...
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A helping hand on your tour

Whilst all of our tours are created to work as independently-led trips, there’s the option of having a member of our team accompany you on tour. Whether it’s a Tour Manager, Geography Field Study...
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Over 10 years with the International School of Geneva: an insight into their annual battlefields trip

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our strong international focus, working together with schools worldwide to seek new adventures, embrace new cultures and learn new skills. Our role is to support you...
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Merchant Taylors’ School: La Bella Vita in Lido di Jesolo & Lake Garda

Earlier this year, young musicians from Merchant Taylors’ School embarked upon a musical two-centre tour to Lido di Jesolo (Venice) and Lake Garda. Whilst Venice is celebrated for its extensive...

King William’s College’s mega crossover rugby & hockey tour to New Zealand, Fiji & Australia

When you’re going on a long-haul sports tour, you’ve got to go the whole hog. And that’s exactly what King William’s College did back in June 2019. Based in Castletown on the Isle of Man,...