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The ideal base for your Icelandic adventure

The perfect stop for school groups Located in the south of Iceland in the town of Selfoss, the Selfoss Hostel welcomes intrepid travellers looking for a place to spend the night after a day of...

Putting the ‘Grand’ into Grandvalira: a guided tour

Midway through my week-long ski trip to Andorra, I was lucky enough to meet up with Balkis de Seguin, International Sales for Grandvalira. On the cards was a guided tour of the wide variety of ski...

Tour Operator vs. Do It Yourself

So, you’re looking to book a school trip but you’re unsure whether it’s better to do it yourself or book through a tour operator? Well, if money is your biggest concern then yes, doing all of...

Exploring the Biggest Spa in Southern Europe

The first thing that strikes you when you gaze over the Andorra la Vella skyline is a piercing, glass, dagger structure, shard-like in its construction. Radiating the sunlight during the day and...

Give your language trip that ‘je ne sais quoi’

If you’re looking to give your budding linguists a language trip they won’t forget, then look no further! We give you the lowdown of our top language trip picks. You’ll venture deep into the...

Why Hotel Panorama is perfect for school ski groups

We’ve been sending ski groups to the 4-star Hotel Panorama in Andorra for years now, and there’s a reason why it constantly receives such positive feedback from our groups. Having just returned...
Grandvalira

A Beginners Guide to Grandvalira

If you’re on the hunt for a great value ski resort with hundreds of kilometres of well maintained pistes perfectly suited for school groups, look no further than Grandvalira. Here you’ll be...

Madesimo Through the Eyes of Tarporley High School

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a week with the students and staff of Tarporley High School as I accompanied them on their ski trip to Madesimo. Having been to Madesimo in December, I thought...

The Bay of Naples in action – an itinerary in a nutshell

At Rayburn Tours, we live to create the ultimate trip. An experience to remember. One that will enhance your students’ understanding of the world around them, support their learning and leave them...

A Tour of Andorra la Vella by Foot

Nestled in the country’s central, green valley, Andorra la Vella is your gateway to the rugged mountains of the Andorran Pyrenees. At an altitude of 1,050 metres, it’s Europe’s loftiest capital...

The story of a first-time skier

This February Half Term, Rayburn Tours and Venture Abroad’s Jacqui signed herself up as a ski rep, taking to the slopes for the very first time. We chat to Jacqui about her trip to the Italian...

Our Top 3 Time-Saving Tips for Fitting Skis

You can’t ski without skis – fact. Therefore one of the most important jobs that needs to be done is fitting skis. When you arrive, you’ll visit a local ski shop where you’ll try on ski...