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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...

Simply unforgettable venues to suit your choir’s sound and style

At Rayburn Tours, providing ensembles with simply unforgettable performance opportunities is at the very heart of what we do. Taking pride in exceeding the expectations of choirs and offering a...

18 modern day horrors (because low battery is scarier than any Halloween mask)

Cast aside the scary masks, fake blood and freakishly convincing Halloween make up tutorials – there’s something spookier lurking in the shadows. From ‘no internet’ nightmares to...
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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,...
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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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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...
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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...
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Guildford County School experience awe and wonder in Iceland

Earlier in the year, we worked with Guildford County School to give their young geographers the best school trip ever, as they ventured to the Land of Fire and Ice. Highlights included experiencing...
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Iceland School Trip Kit List

For the intrepid explorers out there embarking on an Icelandic adventure, there’ll be one question you want answering. What on earth should I pack? Known for its variable weather and sometimes...
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Travelling with groups of different faiths

We work with international schools from all over the world, so we’re well accustomed to helping groups of different faiths and meeting specific religious requirements. Tailoring every element of...
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A helping hand on your tour

Whilst all of our tours are created to work as independently-led trips, there’s the option of having a member of our team accompany you on tour. Whether it’s a Tour Manager, Geography Field Study...