International School Travel is Back!

Last updated: Sep 9th, 2021

After pressing pause on international school trips, today is a long-awaited day. The Department for Education has given the much anticipated go ahead for schools to take students abroad. Cue cheers of applause!


“From the start of the new school term you can go on international visits that have previously been deferred or postponed and organise new international visits for the future.” (DfE)


At Rayburn Tours, we can’t wait for the world’s borders to start reopening and we’re certainly not alone. We’ve spoken with schools and teachers across the UK who are eager to get away and bring their subject to life for students like never before. Whether it be tours that have been postponed due to the pandemic or plans to bring a new adventure out of their imagination and make it a reality.

With school closures and learning being disrupted for students over the past year, it’s now arguably more important than ever to give them positive experiences to support their learning and wellbeing. Teachers frequently remind us how giving students the chance to witness real world examples consolidates and enhances their learning, allowing them to discover new skills and create positive lifelong memories.


An educational visit undoubtedly has ‘significant benefits for children’s educational development as well as their mental health and wellbeing’ (DfE).


At Rayburn Tours we’ve been busy working behind the scenes in preparation for the world’s doors to reopen and to continue giving teachers and students the experiences we’ve been offering for over 50 years. Many teachers have already been planning in the background, keen to get out of the classroom. And with the latest announcement giving the green light on international school travel, we couldn’t be more excited to help you get your next adventure off the ground and give your students the school trip of a lifetime.


“Our values haven’t changed, our passion hasn’t gone and our resilience is as sturdy as ever. So as the world opens up again, we’re here for you. Always.”

Jamie Boyden, Joint Managing Director, Rayburn Tours


Whilst the landscape of travel may throw up a few more challenges than pre-covid, rest assured that we’re here to ensure that your trip runs smoothly. Our experienced team will be with you every step of the way, from the initial planning stages of your tour to the trip actually taking place. We’ve always put our customers at the heart of everything we do and that remains true today.


“On a personal note, may I say thank you to you for your unfailing courteous assistance, advice and cooperation throughout not only on the current situation, but the whole of the planning process.”

Peter Oliver


Rayburn Covid Guarantee

What’s more, our rigorous Rayburn Covid Guarantee  will have you covered. Having listened to the opinions of many of our longstanding clients, we have made some changes to the way we operate to give this reassurance and put to rest any concerns over covid affecting your travel plans.

Find out more about the Rayburn Covid Guarantee here.


Ready to start taking steps to get your students out into the wider world?


Let’s make it happen