History School Trips to
Normandy, France

History School Trips to
Normandy, France

Explore the beaches where the events changed the course of the Second World War on a history school trip to Normandy.

Normandy has had a long and historic relationship with Britain, but it is probably the events of June 1944 that the region is best known for. The long sweep of beaches that the Allies chose to use as their invasion point to retake Western Europe from Nazi Germany can be found in Normandy.

What seemed like an impossible plan was the most successful amphibious attack of modern times that pushed technology and inventiveness to its limits and made fighting men heroes.

A history school trip to Normandy can include the military cemeteries of Britain, the Commonwealth and America and memorials to those who risked their lives or paid the ultimate sacrifice. In addition to the history of 1944, groups can visit the beautiful medieval towns of Caen and Bayeux, home to the impressive Bayeux Cathedral and the historically significant Bayeux Tapestry.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: KS3 and KS4

  • The Second World War
  • Peace and War
  • Europe and the 20th Century
  • Technology
  • War and Conflict
  • Warfare Over Time
  • Medicine Through Time
  • International Relations

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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

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.

  • What does our insurance cover us for?

    Our insurance providers offer comprehensive cover to our groups for the duration of their tour and is tailored specifically for schools, with specialist insurance policies for individual tour types. As with any insurance cover, it is vital that you read through the terms and conditions and that you declare any relevant information as requested. Please see our insurance page for further information and to see what is covered. For groups opting to take their own insurance, we highly recommend that you read all inclusions and exclusions prior to departure.

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