History

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...
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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...
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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...
Washington Monument

The Priory School’s all-American adventure

This summer, young historians from The Priory School in Hertfordshire delved into Washington DC’s political, social and military history with an all-American experience. Visiting the famous White...
Berlin Wall

Reading School relive, rediscover and remember history in Berlin

In spring this year, Reading School ventured to Berlin to uncover the city’s rich past on a history trip to remember. Berlin’s architecture tells the stories of the city’s complex history,...
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Look no further for the ideal base for your Battlefields visit!

For visitors to the region, initial impressions can be deceptive as you drive through the tranquil countryside and sleepy rural villages. However, look a little closer and evidence of the...
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Top 10 free things for students to do in Berlin

Brimming with history, in Berlin you will uncover a piece of the past with every corner turned. To make sure that you and your students get the most out of your visit without breaking the bank,...
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Victory in Europe Day – A date for your diaries

  What is VE Day? After almost 6 years of fighting, millions of lives lost, families, cities and homes devastated, Victory in Europe was declared on 8th May 1945. UK Prime Minister Winston...

Top 10 free things to do for schools in Washington, USA

Washington is literally packed with free things to do, especially for schools. From museums and monuments to outdoor concerts, check out our guide to Washington's top 10 free activities for schools.

The Treaty of Versailles

Following the events of the First World War, the Treaty of Versailles was made as a result of the catastrophic loss during the war. In order for the treaty to be signed, it was believed by many that...

Discover the history of Berlin in three key visits

A city once divided is now a fascinating visit for school trips that allows you and your group to learn about Germany’s rise to importance, along with the horrors and turbulent times that occurred...

The 75th D-Day anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings which undoubtedly shaped the modern world. Allied forces from the United Kingdom, America and Canada stormed the beaches of Normandy with no...