Citizenship / Government & Politics

  • citizenship / government & politics school trip to Brussels
    Capital of the European Union, Brussels is an excellent destination for groups studying government & politics.
  • citizenship / government & politics school trip to New York
    Gateway to America for millions of immigrants, New York offers educational context for citizenship, government & politics students.
  • citizenship / government & politics school trip to London
    The Houses of Parliament, one of London's many famous sights.
  • citizenship / government & politics school trip to Berlin
    Home to the German parliament, Berlin's Reichstag is a must on a government & politics school trip.
  • citizenship / government & politics school trip to Geneva
    Geneva - worldwide capital of peace and diplomacy.

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For centuries, Europe has been at the forefront of many a pivotal, political decision-making process and the cities of the UK and Europe (and indeed beyond) play host to some powerhouse political institutions and NGOs that not only help to define the world in which we live today, but also make for some pretty interesting visits, too.

Across the UK, there’s the landmark Palace of Westminster in London , Cardiff’s Senedd and Stormont in Belfast, home to the National Irish Assembly.

On the Continent meanwhile, a tour of Berlin’s Reichstag provides a fascinating overview of political goings in the German Bundestag, whilst the Parliamentarium in Brussels offers an insight into life at the heart of the European Union. You could even meet an MEP whilst you’re there. A short distance from Amsterdam, The Hague plays host to the International Courts of Justice, whilst Geneva is renowned as the worldwide capital of peace and diplomacy.

Suggested Citizenship / Government & Politics School Trip Itineraries

If you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region to really bring the subject of citizenship / government & politics to life, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit not only your particular subject focus, but also your budget.

Equally, if you’d prefer a balance of specialist subject matter, coupled with the opportunity to see some of the city’s principal attractions (or simply have a bit of fun), we’ve got a wealth of tried and tested ideas to create the perfect, educationally-rich itinerary, all the while carving out a notch of all-important leisure time.

If you’ve got a citizenship / government & politics school trip in mind, or you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we’ll do our level best to exceed your expectations.

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Amsterdam & Dutch Coast

The Peace Palace The Hague - NBTC - smallAmsterdam is an essential ingredient on any educational tour of the Netherlands, offering a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, from world-famous museums and art collections, poignant reminders of wartime to a vibrant, cosmopolitan culture. Towards the coast meanwhile, The Hague is a UN host city, home to the International Courts of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

Berlin

Reichstag Dome © visitBerlin, Photo Wolfgang SchlovienBerlin is the place to visit to bring many of the issues of modern history to life. Popular landmarks such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, the Jewish Museum and Museum Island combine to make the German capital a great host city for a citizenship / government & politics school trip.

Brussels

Brussels EUBrussels is a fabulous city where traditional Flemish architecture goes hand in hand with an abundance of Art Nouveau and space-age structures. Yet amidst the beautiful buildings and political institutions, there’s no shortage of interesting visits for school groups across all subject areas. For students of government & politics, the Parlamentarium is an enriching educational experience.

Cardiff

Senedd (c) Visit CardiffThe Welsh capital, Cardiff is a proud city with a strong national identity and any visit here should include Cardiff Castle, dating back over 2,000 years. Other popular options on a citizenship / government & politics school trip include a tour of the Welsh National Assembly or ‘Senedd’ and the National History Museum, detailing the history of Welsh art and the evolution of Wales.

Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament (c) Daniel Hallen - smallCapital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a monumental melting pot of historic, symbolic and iconic sights. Be sure to visit Edinburgh Castle, set atop Castle Rock, wander down the famous cobbles of the Royal Mile. See also the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish home, opposite which stands the Scottish Parliament, a tour of which is ideal for students of government & politics.

London

Houses of Parliament (c) London & Partners, Visit BritainWith its distinctive landmarks and architectural diversity, its centuries of history and a wealth of museums and cultural institutions, London is a longstanding favourite amongst school groups. Indeed, the vast range of attractions available ensures that our educational tours to the British capital are expertly designed to suit every academic age, ability and interest.

Paris

Arc de Triomphe (c) Jarry Tripelon, CRT Paris Ile-de-FranceOne of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Paris effortlessly combines grand neoclassical buildings, glorious monuments and a never-ending selection of museums and attractions that delight even the most seasoned traveller. Whatever the age, whatever the subject, Paris caters for all. Why not consider a visit to the UNESCO headquarters based in the French capital.

Belfast

Stormont (c) VisitBritain, Britain on View - smallLong associated with its 30-year Troubles, today Belfast is a vibrant cultural centre and any tour of the Northern Irish capital should undoubtedly include Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-themed visitor attraction. Along with Titanic Docks, other Belfast essentials include Stormont, home to the Northern Irish assembly, the Peace Walls, Crumlin Road Gaol and Queen’s University.

Boston

State HouseOne of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is a city rich in history, culture, architecture and academia. Several important sites from the American Revolution stand in and around the city, such as the memorial to the Battle of Bunker Hill and Old State House, as well as iconic reminders of other parts of American, colonial and Native American history.

Budapest

640px-Hungarian Parliament BuildingA city with a rich and varied history stretching back to Roman times, Budapest is a popular tourist destination and offers a fantastic range of sights to suit all interests. Straddling both sides of the River Danube, Hungary’s capital is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its striking Parliament Building is reputedly inspired by London’s Houses of Parliament.

Dublin

THE FAMINE - smallA hop and a skip across the Irish Sea, Dublin is a treasure trove of historical and literary delights. Trace a path through the main events of Irish politics and history such as the creation of the Irish Free State and the Easter Rising and discover the Emerald Isle’s influence on the literary world through the likes of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats.

Geneva

PlaceDesNations©GeneveTourisme_MichelFrossard-smallSet on the shores of Lake Geneva, Geneva is Switzerland’s second city and is renowned as the worldwide capital of peace and diplomacy. Indeed, Geneva plays host to some 200 governmental and non-governmental organisations such as the World Trade Organisation, the International Red Cross Committee and serves as the European headquarters for the United Nations.

New York

UnitedNations_jen_davis - smallThere’s nowhere quite like New York, probably the most exhilarating city in the world. For students of citizenship / government & politics, a tour of the UN Headquarters and the 9/11 memorial is an absolute must. Why not also take in the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the United States Custom House, home to the National Museum of the American Indian.

Washington DC

WhiteHouseSouthFacade (c) HiravThe heart and soul of American politics, a tour of the US capital provides a fascinating insight into centuries of US political history. From Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial to the White House, a Washington DC school trip will leave a lasting impression. And beyond politics there’s plenty to engage all interests, be it the Air & Space Museum, American Art Museum or Newseum.

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