Tailor-made International School Sports Tours

Tailor-made International School Sports Tours

Rayburn Tours are experts in creating tailor-made international long and short-haul School Sports Tours for boys’ and girls’ teams, combining competitive sport fixtures and professional matches with once in a lifetime experiences.

We see our School Sports Tours as an essential part of a young sports person’s development and the perfect opportunity to test themselves against international opposition, bond with teammates and develop as a person on and off the field. We of course understand that no two groups are the same; our experienced team will work with you to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made to your team’s specific requirements.

Whether you’re looking for professional coaching, international tournaments, competitive fixtures or unforgettable excursions, our team’s extensive knowledge of all the destinations we offer will provide the very best School Sports Tour for your group.

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Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Long and short-haul sports tours for boys’ and girls’ teams
  • Well-matched, competitive fixtures
  • Highly experienced team of sports enthusiasts
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards

What Our Customers Say

Gothia Cup Football Tournament, Sweden

Sports tournaments can provide an ideal, pre-planned itinerary for any sports tour and really help to get the competitive juices flowing!

Put your football skills to the ultimate test in either the Gothia Cup in Sweden or the Rey Cup in Iceland.

Professional Coaching

Let your team train like the professionals in some of the best sports facilities in the world! From a half-day training session with the New York Red Bulls to a week-long training camp at Sporting Lisbon’s Sporting Academy, we have the perfect Professional Coaching option for your tour.

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Professional football coaching
Safety & 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

Meet the Sports Tours Team

Our dedicated Sports Tours team is made up of a highly experienced mix of sports enthusiasts who are just as passionate about sport as you, so they truly understand what's important to you and your team.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • 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.

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