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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Italy Tours departing on or before 3rd April 2020

From Tuesday 10th March 2020, the Italian authorities extended the area of isolation to cover the whole of Italy. The isolation period is currently expected to last until 3rd April 2020 and the...

Interesting facts about the Menin Gate & Last Post Ceremony

Dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, the Menin Gate is an important memorial and for many school groups visiting Belgium, the Last Post...
Battlefields

The Battlefields: “It was very emotional and I cried…”

The Battlefields can be evoke emotions that are beyond control for some. Fascinating, interesting and moving are some of the words our students have used to describe their experience. Having the...

While the world was on pause we carried on…

It’s been an extremely challenging few months for the team at Rayburn Tours and the wider travel industry as a whole. We’ve been faced with a host of unprecedented challenges that the outbreak of...

Be remembered for planning the best school trip EVER!

Many students will have had 6 months away from school during the COVID19 pandemic and they’ll be craving adventure like never before! Why wouldn’t you want to be remembered for planning...

“Iceland left our students wanting more…”

What geography teacher doesn’t want to be remembered for planning the best school trip EVER? Follow in the footsteps of these teachers who have already given their students the geography lesson of...

Top Tips for the Last Post Ceremony

For many school groups visiting the First World War battlefields, witnessing the Last Post Ceremony and perhaps participating in a wreath laying is an essential part of the experience. At the end of...

Switzerland: “Many of the students were in tears…”

As a teacher, you want to provide the best geography learning experience for your students. These teachers got it right. These teachers travelled to Switzerland with Rayburn Tours.   Ready to...

These students want you to know the value of a History Tour Guide

It’s no secret that most teachers who travel abroad with us on a history trip recommend booking a History Tour Guide. But what benefit do they have to students’ learning? We asked a group of...

The Six Nations may be coming to an end, but it could be the beginning of your own tournament…

We can’t believe it – we’re over half way through the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Six Nations. And this year’s tournaments have proven to be as fierce as ever. From France’s first win over...

5 secrets to running the best history trip

The feeling of goose-bumps on your arms as your feet land on the trench floor, knowing you are walking in the footsteps of thousands of soldiers who fought for their countries – the emotion felt in...

Top 8 ideas to fundraise for a school trip abroad in 2020

Keen to get out the classroom and take your students on an unforgettable school trip abroad? Start the fun early and get your students involved in some fundraising activities to help pay for the...