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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’...
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Women in Song hit headlines following their Choir Tour to The Netherlands

This October, ladies from the Isle of Man’s Women in Song ventured to the picturesque, canal-lined Dutch city of Leiden. Over the course of five days, the community choir experienced a true taste...

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,...
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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...
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Blue Lagoon vs. Secret Lagoon

If you’re soon to embark on an Icelandic adventure, then there’s little doubt that you’ll be planning to include the famous Blue Lagoon on your travel bucket list – it is one of the wonders...

The Salient – the perfect base for school groups visiting Ypres

Located in the centre of Ypres, just a stone’s throw away from the market square, The Salient hostel is the perfect option for a large group visiting the area. As the largest private property in...
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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...

It’s party time! Win a Staffroom Christmas Party for your school.

As our way of saying a great big thank you for the hard work you do as teachers, in the run up to Christmas Rayburn Tours are running a competition to win the ultimate staffroom Christmas party for...