History Tour Guides
For even more historical know-how
All of our history trips are made for you and your student needs. However, for education we’d say choose one of our History Tour Guides. What’s more, we’ve hand-picked a team of guides experienced in leading school groups. So, it means you’ll have an historical specialist perfect for your group and chosen destination.
100% of groups…
Who opted for a History Tour Guide on their 2022 History Tour rated them 5 out of 5.
History Tour Guides, what to expect?
- Large-scale knowledge of your destination, sites, and period of history
- Logistical aid to make sure of the smooth running of your carefully planned, tailor-made itinerary
- Lots of real-life accounts, stories, poems, facts and figures to keep your students gripped from start to finish
But with us, you’ll get so much more than just a tour guide…
Photos from Brighton Hill Community School’s History trip to Belgium, accompanied by our History Tour Guides – Trevor and Richard.
“Trevor was brilliant. At all times he checked we were happy about what we were doing. He accommodated little changes to help make the pupils happy. He was very knowledgeable about Berlin, telling us extra information all the time, which enhanced the tour.“
St John’s RC High School
Their guided tour is tailored to your students’ educational needs
We’re all about the bespoke service – and this doesn’t stop when it comes to our tour guides. Your guide will be in touch before your trip to introduce themselves. Then, you’ll work together so they can find out more about the learning and social needs of your students.
They’ve done their research on your group
Wherever they can, they’ll tailor your tour to make it personal for your group. Because nothing connects more with a student like standing before the grave of a 15-year-old boy, or a soldier who left their local area and never returned.
What’s more, if one of your students lost a family member in one of the conflicts, they’ll aim to find their resting place or their name in the memorial book. Also – for a memorable moment for the whole group – they can even lead a wreath laying ceremony to pay respects to the late family member.
They can be flexible with your itinerary
So, if there’s time, they may stop to explain some points made at a previous visit or to help answer a student’s question. What’s more, they usually know tour areas like the backs of their hands. So, if a slight change to your itinerary can boost you tour, they’ll try to make it happen!
They’ll call on their contacts
Our History Tour Guides travel a lot. As a result, they make some very useful friends along the way. Overall, they’ll work their magic to make sure you get the most at every site, often calling on their friends and contacts to add that little extra something.
So, just think of them as part of your teaching team – the on-site specialist!
“Richard was quite simply outstanding! He very quickly became part of the group and really brought the history to life. The work he had done, prior to the visit, on our past pupils was brilliant. We will definitely be requesting him again for our next visit to the Battlefields.”
Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi
– so much more than just a tour guide!
Read what our experienced History Tour Guide Trevor brought to Brighton Hill Community School’s trip to the WWI Battlefields of Ypres.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is a History Tour Guide with us for the entire duration of our tour?
Yes! You will be allocated a designated History Tour Guide and based on your location in the UK, your History Tour Guide will either meet you on departure from the UK or on arrival in your destination.
- How much does a History Tour Guide cost?
It will depend on the destination and duration of your tour, so the best way to get an answer is to speak to your tour consultant, who will be happy to discuss this with you.
- Can I request a History Tour Guide we have had previously?
Absolutely! Many of our groups create a great friendship with their History Tour Guide and wish to have them accompany their groups on tour year after year. Whilst we can’t guarantee it, we will do our very best to fulfil any requests.
- Will I know who our History Tour Guide is before we travel?
Your History Tour Guide will be allocated well in advance of your trip, and you will have their details on your final itinerary.
“Both History Tour Guides were incredible! Fantastic knowledge, great interaction with both staff and students and clearly love what they do.”
Brighton Hill Community School
Ready to tour?
Our History Tour Guides are available in all our history tour destinations. Speak to a member of our team about integrating the services of a History Tour Guide on your next tour.
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