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Skiers and snowboarders stand around and chat, with a high sun, mountains and white slopes

How We Refine Our School Ski Trips

We personally hand-pick every ski resort, ensuring they meet the highest standards for our school ski trips - this is how we do that.
Taormina ruins in the foreground with Mount Etna, Taormina and Sicily in the background.

A Sicilian Stunner – 11 Incredible Excursions That Need to Be Experienced!

Mount Etna and Taormina are just two unforgettable places in this beautifully educational isle. You won't be surprised to learn there's even more...
Mount Etna smokes in the background with green fields and houses unfolding beneath it.

Mount Etna – the Roaring Ancient of Sicily

Europe's most active volcano is a blockbuster with geographic education and discovery packed into very patch of ground...
A snow cannon on the slopes of Austria, Solden in winter and full ski season

Snowmaking – How Ski Resorts Make Artificial Snow

Snowmaking has been around for sometime, and this is how ski resorts utilise it to make sure your school ski trip goes as planned.
Lave Show with logo and someone pouring the lava

Let’s talk Lava! An Interview With The Co-Founder Of The Lava Show

Take a look at what the Lava Show is all about with Co-Founder Ragnhildur Ágústsdóttir

My family’s history living in Poland

Natalia Krzeslowska Educational School Trips Organiser, Rayburn Tours I feel both emotional and proud re-telling the stories of my families past. Growing up in Central Poland in a small industrial...

Why every young person should visit Auschwitz as part of their secondary school education.

For me, venturing over to Poland for the first time with 40 students from Stockport Grammar School, joining them for their History School Trip, was a life changing experience full of reflection, that...
School group pose for a photo in front of a Christmas Tree in Krakow market square.

Top things to do on a school trip to Krakow…

Opening the doors to Kraków… In December of 2023 the marketing team at Rayburn were welcomed by Stockport Grammar School to join their 4-day tour to Kraków. Our role was to piggyback their trip,...
Silvia Avvertenza, A Rayburn Tours Language Champion

Language Champion Spotlight: Silvia Avvertenza ‘The Closeness Comes from Speaking the Same Language…’

Stuffed with linguistic talent, our Language Champion Silva Avvertenza is one more vital cog to creating your unforgettable trip!
Super Jeep Adventure traversing the Iceland landscape

Jumping in a Super Jeep – A New Voyage of Discovery Across the Landscape of Iceland…

Unearth the pure excitement of Iceland's stunning landscape with the Super Jeep Adventure - not to be missed!

Visiting Auschwitz: A Journey of Reflection

For us, history is so much more than a school subject – it’s ingrained in our very being, through our experiences, our interests and our connections. Members of our team have grown up in some of...

8 fascinating facts about Raufarholshellir Lava Tunnel

From teardrops protected by law to the "sight" of true dark, discover these 8 facts about the Raufarholshellir lava tunnel in Iceland.