School Cultural Trips to York
Perfectly wedged half-way between Edinburgh and London
Characterised by its Diagon Alley-esque streets, Gothic cathedral and ancient walls, York is the epitome of medieval charm. Perfectly wedged half-way between Edinburgh and London, it’s ideal for groups who don’t want to travel far.
On a school cultural trip to York, you can fill your itinerary with as much or as little as you like. Head to the cobbled streets of the Shambles and see the inspiration behind Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. Tick off York Minster and walk the City Walls. Cruise down the River Ouse. And unwrap the history of chocolate at York Chocolate Story.
Want to recruit more students and get your numbers up? Start talking to our specialist Tour Consultants about how a cross curricular trip could work for your school.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Travel by coach to York
Visit York Castle Museum
River cruise and evening meal
Visit York Minster and the Shambles
York Chocolate Story Guided Tour and shopping
Late afternoon coach transfer home
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Bed & breakfast accommodation
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Looking for a day trip?
A lot can be achieved in just one day!
Popular places to stay in York
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
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.
I am required to complete an Educational Visits (EV) form by our Local Authority and I cannot answer all of the questions?
We are happy to assist you in completing your EV forms and return them directly to your Local Authority on your behalf, just speak to your Tour Consultant.
Do your hotels comply with our Local Authority’s guidelines?
All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
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