Tailor-made School Sports Tours to

Tailor-made School Sports Tours to

If you’re seeking a competitively-matched, value for money tour with guaranteed sunshine, then set your sights on a school sports tour to Portugal. The sun is almost always shining, the beaches are wide and clean and there’s something new around every corner. It’s fair to say we have Portugal sewn up!

Football is Portugal’s strongest discipline, while local rugby and basketball teams will surprise touring teams with their strength and tactical nous. We have strong relationships in Lisbon and a range of enriching excursions on offer, all of which can give your school sports tour to Portugal a unique educational value.

With sport played on every patch of grass, your team is guaranteed to meet well-matched and dedicated opposition – we can even offer an incredible Professional Coaching package with Sporting Lisbon which will take your team behind the scenes of a professional football club.

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Available Sports

Football, Rugby, Basketball


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
Professional Coaching at Sporting Clube de Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo – just two of the great players to have come through Lisbon’s academy in recent years. Now we’re offering you the opportunity to follow in their footsteps with a Professional Coaching experience at Lisbon’s Sporting Academy.

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Safety and 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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • What happens if flights are operating but we decide we do not want to travel?

    If there has been no official advice against travel, yet your group has opted to cancel, then your cancellation is totally subject to our booking conditions. However, we will always work with you to try and minimise the financial effect and find the best solution for you.

    Period before departure within which written notification is received by Rayburn Tours Ltd:

    70 – 29 days before departure: 75% amount of cancellation charge (expressed as a percentage of the total holiday cost)

    28 – 15 days before departure: 90% amount of cancellation charge (expressed as a percentage of the total holiday cost)

    14 – 1 day(s) before departure 100% amount of cancellation charge (expressed as a percentage of the total holiday cost)

  • What safety support do you have in place for clients choosing to tour with you?

    At Rayburn Tours we are proud of our continual commitment to safety. Clients who tour with us can be assured that we have the following support services and systems in place: Safety Management System, Generic Risk Management, Crisis Management System, ATOL Licensed, ABTA Bonded, insurance, 24-hour emergency contact system, hotel audits, coach audits and activity audits. 

    In addition, we are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), giving you the reassurance that all of our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by your school and Local Authority.

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Still Have Questions?

Start speaking to our team about planning a sports tour to Portugal