What's Included in an
Educational School Trip?

What's Included in an
Educational School Trip?

Operating tailor-made tours since 1965, we know no two groups are the same, which is exactly why all of our tours are completely tailor-made.

We invest as much time as possible to fully understand your requirements, fine-tune your itinerary and create a tailor-made package that’s perfect for you. Take a look at the standard inclusions and extra services we offer.

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What's Included?

As standard, our tailor-made service includes arranging:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Educational and leisure excursions 


Completely Tailor-Made Itinerary

We know that each group’s requirements for an Educational trip are different, which is why we’ll help create a tour based on your specific learning objectives and wishes.

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, your tour will be allocated to a dedicated Tour Co-ordinator who will work with you to build your tailor-made itinerary. This will include an array of educational visits that relate to the areas of the syllabus you’re studying, as well as excursions that allow your students to unwind and soak up some of the local culture.

With in-depth knowledge of your chosen destination and often speaking the language, your Tour Co-ordinator will fine-tune every element of the trip in the lead up to your departure. Whatever your requirements, our team has the knowledge and expertise to guide you in the right direction.

A Wide Choice of Destinations

Our website showcases a host of destinations that are perfect for Educational trips, from Key Stage 3 right through to A Level (or equivalent). Whether you want to stay close to home or take your students further afield, our team can recommend the best destination and visits.

If you have a specific destination in mind, don’t hesitate to contact our team on 01332 347 828 and we’ll do our best to help.

The Perfect Trip Duration

Depending on your location in the UK, chosen destination, mode of transport and specific touring requirements, we can recommend an appropriate duration for your tour.

Your Preferred Mode of Transport

We’re happy to advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective mode of transport. For many destinations, we can quote for flights from your preferred airport within the UK or for travel by executive coach, ferry or Eurotunnel. Your Tour Consultant will be able to advise on the most suitable mode of transport for your group.

A Variety of Accommodation Options

Whether you’re looking for a youth hostel or hotel, we can recommend the best accommodation that’s perfectly suited to school groups to meet your needs and budget.

For your peace of mind, all of our accommodation centres have been carefully selected based on their suitability for groups. Each has been fully audited to exceed the STF’s standards and adheres to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

Take a look at some of our suggested accommodation centres on our destination pages or get in touch for more specific information on what’s available in your chosen destination.

Group Travel Insurance

We can provide your group with full travel insurance via our partner Endsleigh Insurance Services. Learn more about our travel insurance.

Assistance with Administration

We understand that your time is precious, which is why we’ll do all we can to support you in administrating the trip and reduce the amount of work on your part – from creating a personalised PowerPoint presentation, to providing you with risk assessments.

Party Leader Launch Pack

We’re happy to help you launch your tour by providing:

  • Guide to ‘Getting your tour off the ground’
  • Launch letter/email template to send to parents
  • A helpful guide to promoting your trip on social media
  • Poster template to promote the trip
  • PowerPoint template to use at an information evening
  • Guide to ‘Safety and risk management on tour’
  • Top tips for fundraising

A member of the Rayburn Tours team may also be available to attend a parents’ evening or to meet with other key decision makers, should you wish. Find out more about our Party Leader Launch Pack.

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Field Study Tutors

All of our Geography trips work well as independently-led tours, but we highly recommend opting for a Field Study Tutor (FST) for that extra bit of guidance. With a background in teaching geography and touring, our FSTs are able to support you in delivering the geographical input whilst in-the-field.

Find out how else an FST could support you on your next tour.

History Tour Guides

All of our History trips work well as independently-led tours, but we highly recommend opting for a History Tour Guide for that extra bit of support. With extensive knowledge of your chosen destination, our History Tour Guides can help bring historical events and sites to life, taking the pressure off you as the party leader.

Find out how else a History Tour Guide can support you on your next tour.

Award-Winning Geography Study Resources

Maximise the learning and teaching experiences whilst out on tour by incorporating our multi award-winning Geography Resources!

Developed by a former geography teacher with over 30 years’ experience – including 25 years as head of department – our Study Handbooks have been written to match the various UK geography syllabuses. These multi award-winning Study Handbooks comprise of a ‘Student Handbook’ and corresponding ‘Teacher Guide’, made up of destination specific study units.

Designed to complement the National Curriculum and suitable for studies from GCSE/ National 5 up to AS/A2 and Higher/Advanced Higher Levels, a Study Handbook offers a host of pre and post-visit activities and information, as well as interactive on-site tasks.

Our Study Handbooks are bespoke to each tour and contain only those study units which are appropriate to your itinerary, learning objectives and age of your students. For more information, visit our Award-Winning Geography Study Resources.

Language Tuition

Take your students’ learning one step further by including bespoke tuition from one of our carefully selected language schools. Don’t think of tuition as mornings and afternoons spent in a classroom; our unique package enables you to choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to create the perfect balance for your group.

Find out more about including Language Tuition in your next tour.

Dedicated Tour Manager

We can arrange for a Tour Manager to accompany you on tour. They will help with the practical and logistical arrangements and many will be able to speak the local language. Their number one aim is to ensure that your tour runs smoothly. Read more about our Tour Managers.

Hoodies and Polo Shirts

Opt for personalised hoodies or polo shirts from just £18.45 per person – a great lasting memento and a simple way to help you spot members of your group on tour. Find out more.