Geography School Trips to
Switzerland

Geography School Trips to
Switzerland

Where snow-capped mountains overlook lost valleys and chiselled glaciers neighbour luscious, green pastures, Switzerland is the very definition of rural beauty.

Underneath its layer of scenic panoramas lies a country rich in geographical phenomena, where an expanse of cascading waterfalls, open plains and pristine lakes capture your inner explorer.

Nestled in the heart of the Alps, the village of Les Mosses and the town of Leysin make excellent bases for schools embarking on a geography trip to Switzerland, where the great outdoors is right on your doorstep. You’ll have the chance to develop your understanding of the physical environment with river and glaciated landscapes, as well as human geography through contrasting industries, farming, settlement, globalisation and tourism. Just let the fold mountains unfold before you and witness some of nature’s greatest creations at work.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: KS3 and KS4 (or equivalent)

  • Changing Places
  • Climate Change
  • Cold Environments  
  • Geographical Skills
  • Glacial Systems & Landscapes
  • Global Governance  
  • Globalisation & Global Systems
  • Natural Hazards
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Resource Management  
  • River Systems & Landscapes
  • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
  • Tourism
  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Weather & Climate

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
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  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups' safety and peace of mind.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

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