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The NEW Educational School Trip brochures are here!

Have you got your copy yet? Request your brochure here! Simply fill out our online form to receive your brochure in print, download a copy or call the Rayburn Education Team on 01332 347 828....

The Education team’s battlefields trip… with a difference!

Each year, Rayburn Tours help hundreds of students and teachers bring the Western Front battlefields to life. As such, there is a great emphasis on ensuring the Education Team members have also...

5 top tips for your History Trip to Berlin & Krakow

For the ultimate History Trip, combine Berlin’s modernity, profound history and rich culture with Krakow’s medieval splendour and troubled past. A two-centre tour to these diverse cities will...

Discovering Ypres and the Somme

Earlier this month, two of the Education team’s newest members, Laura and Vanessa, packed their suitcases and swapped the Rayburn office for the Western Front to take part in Discovery Tour 2017....

2016, a Year to Remember

With the festive season just around the corner and 2016 drawing to a close, we thought it only right to take a moment to reflect on what a fantastic year it’s been here at Rayburn Tours....

The Somme, 1st July – 19th November 1916

On 19th November 1916, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War came to an end resulting in the tragic loss of an estimated 420,000 British lives and a further 200,000 French casualties...

The Berlin Wall – fascinating facts and figures

9th November 1989 marked the fall of the Berlin Wall, signalling the end of the Cold War and with it four decades of division between the capitalist west and communist east. We’ve compiled the key...

The Battle of the Somme, 1st July – 19th November 1916

1st July marks the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. We’ve compiled the key facts and figures from the bloody battle, considering the events leading up to it, those who...

Women’s Roles in the First World War

To mark the end of ‘Women’s History Month’ we asked our History Tours Development Manager, freelance historian and all-round history enthusiast, Paula Kitching, to pull together the key details...

Top 6 benefits of an international trip

There are countless benefits to be gained from taking your students out of the classroom and into the wider world. Whether you’re taking a short hop across the Channel, heading deep into the heart...