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Explore History


Welcome to our new Explore History School Trips Hub! Here you’ll find inspiration, advice, and plenty of tips in a host of articles for you to read at your leisure. You’ll also find some FREE teaching resources for you to download and use right away.

Happy reading – and be sure to keep checking back, as we will be updating this digital Explore History School Trips hub with all the new helpful articles and free resources we create over the coming months.

Through the eyes of a History Tour Guide

We catch up with Richard via a Zoom meeting, where we find him surrounded in his home by the most intriguing backdrop of armoury and memories of war. Guns, rifles, you name it, it’s all there.

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FREE Resource: WWI Battle Fact Files

Free downloadable Student Handouts showing key facts, stats, and timelines of key battles during the First World War. More coming soon…

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How to make history school trips more sustainable!

As teachers we face a dilemma. Taking our students out of the classroom has always been a fundamental part of the education we provide. However, whilst we are all well aware of the benefits, we are also much more aware of the detrimental impact international travel can have on the environment, so how can we mitigate this…


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The perfect insurance plan for you

The team at Rayburn have worked long and hard to find the right provider to be our travel insurance partner in 2022 and beyond. The safety and security of our groups out on tour is, of course, our absolute priority, and Aviva have certainly come up trumps!

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The Rayburn Machine

The production line to create your perfect tour!

Over the years, we’ve come to understand that when planning a tour you need one dedicated point of contact here at Rayburn Tours HQ. This contact knows your tour like the back of their hand and is there to answer any questions, help you keep on top of the tour admin and, ultimately, provide you with a first-class school trip. But they don’t do it alone!


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Destination Selection

The perfect opportunity to broaden young minds and put the past into a wider, real-world perspective, our school history 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. Offering a wide range of destinations, we’ll take you to some of the world’s most significant historical sites. and provide extra support with our specialist History Tour Guides. Here is just a selection of our most popular destinations…

Feeling inspired?

Feeling like it’s time to plan and get things under way for your tour? Get in touch and one of our experienced history tour team members will be on hand to guide you every step of the way…

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