Don’t miss these top travel picks for 2019

Jan 09, 2019


With the return to work and the habitual routine, our ‘new year, new me’ resolutions can all too quickly be forgotten. This year why not make a resolution to stick to, reigniting your enthusiasm, as well as inspiring your students’ learning by making travel plans for a school trip to remember?

With our run-down of the top travel picks for 2019, you’ll be spoilt for choice with inspirational destinations for your next adventure. Whether you’re looking for a culture-filled city-break or a long-haul getaway, we’ve got you covered!

The Azores

New to the travel scene is the Azores. A far-flung archipelago of green-coated calderas, enchanting blue lakes and steaming fumaroles, the Azores is a rare mass of beauty. Scattered like stepping stones in the mid-Atlantic, these other-worldly islands are somewhat untouched, beckoning explorers to unearth their geographical treasures.

Known for outdoor adventure, these islands have something for everyone. Laden with hot springs, forest-ringed lakes and quaint villages, a trip to the Azores is the ultimate outdoor adventure and the perfect option for a school Geography Trip.

Berlin

Welcome to a city with two sides. Whilst the first is a cultural trendsetter brimming with cutting-edge architecture and youthful, urban vibes, the second is a time capsule where centuries of past events radiate from every street.

November 2019 will mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall signified an end to the Cold War. Throughout the year, numerous special anniversary events will be held in Berlin to commemorate this significant moment in world history, which deal with the history of division, the struggle for freedom and the process of reunification.

A visit to Berlin is perfectly suited to a school History or Language Trip.

Paris

Behind the shadows of the Eiffel Tower lies a quintessentially French city, whose timeless beauty and chic yet rustic lifestyle will steal your heart. Venture into the cultural heart of this enchanting city as you meander along boulevards lined with monuments, unmissable museums, traditional bistros and chic boutiques.

2019 is a particularly poignant year to visit the French capital as it marks the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty was the most important peace treaties that brought the First World War to an end and officially concluded the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. The treaty was signed at the Palace of Versailles’ famous Hall of Mirrors which can be visited today.

Paris is the ideal destination for an Educational Trip, Concert Tour or a Sports Tour.

Normandy

A haven of rugged coastlines, maritime towns and historic treasures, Normandy encapsulates everything that’s special about rural France. Known for its heavy history, the region’s long sweep of beaches and pastoral villages make it all the more endearing. This region is also home to the Bayeux Tapestry, one of the most famous and recognisable historic documents in the world.

It is probably the events of June 1944 that the region is best known for, as the Allies chose to use the Normandy beaches as their invasion point to retake Western Europe from Nazi Germany. In 2019, on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, a memorial will be unveiled displaying the names of those who lost their lives in the D-Day Landings and the Normandy campaign. President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May will attend the event.

The picturesque region lends itself to a school History or Language Trip.

Canada

Embark on the journey of a lifetime to Canada through mighty mountain ranges, dramatic scenery and diverse cities on an adventure like no other! This vast country is nature’s playground, with spectacular landscapes and staggering wildlife encounters around every corner.

With its endless variety of phenomenal landscapes and experiences, it’s little wonder that the globe’s second biggest country is increasing in popularity amongst British tourists. Soaring mountains, glistening glaciers and beautiful beaches, Canada has it all. Whether it’s skiing amongst the rugged mountains of Banff National Park or kayaking the white waters, your trip will be action-packed.

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Canada is the ideal destination for Sports Tour or Ski Trip.

If you’ve been inspired to take your students on an adventure in 2019/2020 we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with our tour experts or give us a call 01332 347 828.