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The world is getting warmer – and we’re feeling the effects

The term ‘global warming’ has been banded around for years, so much so that we’ve become somewhat desensitised to it. The glaciers are melting. The sea levels are rising. The polar bears are...
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Belper School and Sixth Form College experience boundless culture in Barcelona

At Rayburn Tours we have a strong international focus, working together with schools worldwide to seek new adventures, embrace new cultures and learn new skills. There is, however, something special...

Top free things to do on a school trip to Paris

Home to some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants, as well as being the headquarters for top luxury brands, Paris certainly has a reputation for being an expensive city. But that’s...

Why you shouldn’t overlook the Netherlands for your next school geography trip

Whilst it’s easy to be dumbfounded by the waterfalls of Iceland, the Berber villages of Morocco and the volcanoes of Italy, the Netherlands deserves a place on your school’s bucket list. The...

6 reasons why every music group should perform at Edinburgh Fringe

Stepping onto the streets of Edinburgh Fringe is like stepping through the looking glass. Where the weird, the wonderful, the funny, the thought-provoking and the darn right spectacular all come out...

Take Note Community Choir rocks Edinburgh Fringe with home-grown Devon talent

Devon-based Take Note Community Choir has been taking the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s choral scene by storm – and it’s no surprise why. Having travelled all the way from Tiverton to perform at...
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Look no further for the ideal base for your Battlefields visit!

For visitors to the region, initial impressions can be deceptive as you drive through the tranquil countryside and sleepy rural villages. However, look a little closer and evidence of the...
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Home away from home – Iceland’s top places to stay

Although Iceland is often defined by its dramatic landscapes and geographical wonders, the Nordic island also possesses a wealth of accommodation to match its well-renowned beauty. From hotels and...

Rob Chambers: Iceland’s #1 Fan

St Ivo is a well-recognised (and well-loved) name within the Rayburn Tours team. Having run over 20 tours with us over the years, many have been at the hand of Mr Rob Chambers, Head of Geography,...
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The start of the Premier League season and our league predictor!

Yesterday saw the closure of the transfer window, marking the end to a summer of wheeling’s and dealings for football clubs across the UK. Premier League clubs are now focused on the opening...

Rayburn Review – How to choose a repertoire for your tour

We recently sat down with Eleanor Harvey, our Concert Tours Operations Manager, to discuss how to choose an appropriate repertoire for a musical trip. Following her involvement in a number of...

Funny food idioms that will make you sound more French

For example…   The expression ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ doesn’t mean that it’s literally raining cats and dogs. It actually means heavy rain. Learning and becoming familiar with...