Tailor-made history school trips

Tailor-made history school trips

A History School Trip will help your students ‘step into the story’ as you visit some of the world’s most significant historical sites.

The perfect opportunity to broaden young minds and put the past into a wider, real-world perspective, our History School Trips will bring the subject to life. By providing a cultural outlook on certain time periods and introducing new ideas, students will be able to explore and interpret evidence outside the classroom and enjoy a whole new learning experience.

From the moment you start planning, you'll benefit from our school travel expertise, curriculum understanding and destination knowledge.

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Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Team of experts with over 50 years’ experience
  • Dedicated History Tour Guides for even more input and guidance on tour
  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum

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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
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Our Educational Trips Team

Our dedicated Educational Trips team is made up of highly experienced subject and destination specialists; these are the people who are responsible for sharing their extensive knowledge and offering guidance every step of the way – from initial enquiry right through to departing on tour.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • 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.

  • What support do you have in place in the event of a crisis situation?

    In the unlikely event that your group is involved in a crisis situation during your tour, you can be assured that Rayburn Tours have a Crisis Management System in place which is fully supported by ABTA, ATOL and Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd. In 2010 our robust crisis management system was successfully implemented following the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in Iceland and 290 passengers were quickly and efficiently repatriated – this gives you the reassurance that support is on-hand in exceptional circumstances. Download details of our Crisis Management System.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

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