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A Fond Farewell to Rob Chambers

How blessed the team at Rayburn are to have gathered such an army of loyal teachers who choose to travel with us year after year! None more so than Rob Chambers, Head of Geography at St Ivo Academy,...
Ice Tunnel at Perlan Museum, Iceland

Perlan, Voted ‘Best of the Best’ for 2022

Perlan is a world-class exploratorium where you learn all about Icelandic nature. Scientific wonders come alive all around visitors; northern lights, glaciers, volcanoes, ocean-life, seabirds, and so...
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Quirky things to do in Reykjavik on an Iceland School Trip

Quirky things to do in Reykjavik and fun facts to share with students! We’ve created this light-hearted list of fun and quirky things to do in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. You’ll also...

How to make your tour more sustainable

As teachers of various subjects we face a dilemma. Taking our students out of the classroom to explore the world around them has always been a fundamental ingredient of the education we provide....
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The Rayburn Machine

The production line to create your perfect tour!   Over the years, we’ve come to understand that when planning a tour you need one dedicated point of contact here at Rayburn Tours HQ. This...
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Things you might not know but need to know about a sports tour!

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The perfect insurance plan for you

Aviva, we love you!   The team at Rayburn have worked long and hard to find the right provider to be our travel insurance partner in 2022 and beyond. The safety and security of our groups out on...

What Teachers & Students have to say about Iceland!

We know the importance of honest feedback, and after an extended break from travel (for obvious reasons), we decided to not only survey teachers, but also ask the students. We surveyed our...
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How can a school trip help your students to think like a Geographer?

Geographical issues are wide ranging, important and complex. Geography should promote an awareness, interest and understanding of the world’s people and places, helping students understand the...
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Why going above and beyond is worth every minute

I’m a full-time teacher, so what’s in it for me?   Now that’s the burning question that will linger in your mind for all of a millisecond. It’s a question that is quickly quashed when...
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Oh Iceland, how we’ve missed you!

We were thrilled to get school groups back out to Iceland this February Half Term, and it seems the excitement was shared by teachers, students and our Field Study Tutors too, Cath Rule, Geography...

Sports Tours to the Midlands

Amazing Facilities & Pro Coaching On Your Doorstop   Sports tours to the Midlands is a fantastic option for groups looking for a stop-gap between international trips. You get world-class...