Education

The Salient – the perfect base for school groups visiting Ypres

Located in the centre of Ypres, just a stone’s throw away from the market square, The Salient hostel is the perfect option for a large group visiting the area. As the largest private property in...
Bay of Naples

Top 8 geographical adventures in the Bay of Naples and Sicily

Alive with restless mountains, rugged coastlines, azure seas and intriguing geographical landscapes, a trip to the Bay of Naples and Sicily is the ultimate experience for any geographer. We give our...

12 best Christmas adverts of all time

Ah Christmas adverts, the universal signal to start getting exciting about Christmas. Amongst the year-round DFS, SCS (whatever else ‘S’) sales and endless stream of perfume ads – clearly we...

Living the life of a soldier: Brighton Hill Community School’s battlefields trip

No strangers to touring, Brighton Hill were keen to have two History Tour Guides on board for their invaluable, detailed knowledge of the sites. And with just 3 days to see everything, they packed a...

It’s party time! Win a Staffroom Christmas Party for your school.

As our way of saying a great big thank you for the hard work you do as teachers, in the run up to Christmas Rayburn Tours are running a competition to win the ultimate staffroom Christmas party for...

So much more than just a History Guide…

I’m sure when most people think of a tour guide, they picture someone at the helm of a group of people, microphone and flag in tow, reciting ‘on your left…’ and ‘on your right…’. But...
azores

A geographer’s guide to the Azores

With vast calderas, mesmerising turquoise lakes and steam-emitting fumaroles, this remote archipelago has volcanic activity at its heart. These impressive islands offer up the ultimate adventure,...
battlefields

Top 5 lesser-known Battlefield sites worth visiting

A journey to the Western Front brings home the reality of the First World War, taking you through a landscape of cemeteries and memorials – from those dedicated to tens of thousands of servicemen...

Important information on Brexit

Britain had been due to leave the European Union on 31st October, but EU leaders have now agreed in principle to extend Brexit until 31st January 2020. We will continue to update this blog as further...
iceland

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...
iceland

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 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...