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4 of the top choral destinations of 2020… it’s the return of the UK Choir Festival!

Manchester Once home to world-famous musician and conductor Charles Hallé, Manchester saw the birth of the Hallé Choir in 1858, which is still going strong to this day. The choir’s members...

We’ve found it…the perfect music tour destination!

The world is so big, but thankfully so accessible, and it seems that nowhere is off limits. With the mind wandering to far-flung destinations, we often overlook the incredible countries right on our...

Funky Voices take Belgium by storm!

In December 2019, 115 members of Funky Voices took a 3-day whistle-stop tour to Belgium. Staying in the beautiful, history-rich town of Ypres, the group enjoyed 2 very different gigs. The first in...

MBE recognition for UK Choir Festival’s Mat Wright

We were delighted to hear that Barnsley Youth Choir founder, Mat Wright, was named in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List.     Mat’s much deserved MBE comes after a successful...

10 free experiences you won’t want to miss in Ypres and the Somme

An eye-opening visit to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium brings a poignant reality to the stories that have intrigued the world since the 1910s. Learning about the sacrifices...

Top 12 sporting moments of 2019!

January: Australian Open won by Djokovic Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in a one-sided battle to be crowned king of the court in the Australian Open final. Dominating the serve and outclassing his...

Season’s eatings from Swavesey Village College – our 2019 staffroom Christmas party winners!

Whilst Thursday 12th December was just another door to open on our advent calendars, for Swavesey Village College in Cambridge it was something much more exciting. After entering Rayburn Tours’...

How parents help their children cope with school trip anxiety

1. Home Comforts “I tell my teenage son to take something to remind him of home like a photograph. For my younger daughter, I’d pack a comfort blanket or cuddly toy.” Dawn, Mum of 2,...
valencia

Top 10 free things to do on your school trip to Valencia

1. Las Fallas Las Fallas de Valencia is one of the biggest events in Spain’s social calendar. Declared an ‘Intangible Heritage of Humanity’, this explosive festival combines tradition, satire...
Bay of Naples

Top 8 geographical adventures in the Bay of Naples and Sicily

Alive with restless mountains, rugged coastlines, azure seas and intriguing geographical landscapes, a trip to the Bay of Naples and Sicily is the ultimate experience for any geographer. We give our...

12 best Christmas adverts of all time

Ah Christmas adverts, the universal signal to start getting exciting about Christmas. Amongst the year-round DFS, SCS (whatever else ‘S’) sales and endless stream of perfume ads – clearly we...

Living the life of a soldier: Brighton Hill Community School’s battlefields trip

No strangers to touring, Brighton Hill were keen to have two History Tour Guides on board for their invaluable, detailed knowledge of the sites. And with just 3 days to see everything, they packed a...