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Getting multiple quotes for a school trip – why the cheapest isn’t always the best!

You’ve taken on the task of planning your school’s next trip abroad, and the first step is to gather several quotes for comparison. When faced with a mountain of documents and information, how on...

Just a stone’s throw away, experience the ultimate European sports tour!

Close-to-home destinations to some of Europe’s top sporting destinations are most definitely becoming a favourable option for a sports tour – and here’s why… Just a stone’s throw away, our...

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...

Why go long-haul with your school sports team?

On a long-haul sports tour, the distance may be far but there’s nothing like a shared passion to bring young people closer together. So why take your sports students to a destination thousands of...

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...

“Could we really perform there?” Unlikely concert venues in France

Journey across the Channel to France’s historic region of Normandy, where not only will you encounter many a commemoration to the events of the Second World War, but also indulge in unmistakable...

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...