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    The Thames Barrier, a fascinating addition to a geography school trip to London.
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    The Three Gorges of the Yangze River, visible from space.
  • geography school trip to the Opal Coast
    Nausicaá is always a popular addition on any Opal Coast school trip.
  • geography school trip to Catalonia
    Explore the volcanic Garrotxa region of Catalonia on a geography school trip.
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    Valencia's Albufera Natural Park, home to the largest lake in Spain.

The geography walking tour about the regeneration of Liverpool was the highlight of the trip. KM, Harris Academy

Bring the subject of Geography to life and discover what makes up the wider world beyond the classroom walls. There’s no better way of introducing students to the natural environment than by placing them in situ, uncovering the marvels of nature, and their important role in shaping the world around us.

From the spectacular landscapes and awesome feats of nature on display across the beautiful Bay of Naples, Andalucía, Sicily, Japan and the vast regions of China to the impact of tourist influx in destinations such as Barcelona, Málaga and Valencia, the opportunities for geographical learning are plentiful.

Discover how and why London‘s Thames Barrier prevents flooding, learn about the world’s largest tidal ranges at the Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, or study Budapest‘s geothermal heritage. Whatever your destination, your students are sure to find a new-found respect for the environment and the awesome power of nature.

Suggested Geography School Trip Itineraries

Whether you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region or are looking to combine two destinations (Normandy and the Opal Coast, for example) to really bring the subject of Geography 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, geographical 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 Geography 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.

Amsterdam & Dutch Coast

Amsterdam is an essential ingredient on any educational tour of the Netherlands, offering a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, from world-famous museums to a vibrant cosmopolitan culture. For students of Geography, visits could include an excursion to Deltaworks to study the important role of the storm surge barrier, or one of the Netherlands’ many flower producers.

Bay of Naples

Solfatara (c) Fototeca ENIT, Gino Cianci - smallPut together, the Bay of Naples and Sorrento peninsula are simply one of the most stunningly beautiful corners of Europe, having attracted visitors in their masses for centuries. This spectacular and rocky coastline has an abundance of archaeological and geological treasures, the perfect components for an Italian language, Classics or Geography school trip.


A region identified by its rugged coastline, prehistoric menhirs and medieval towns, Brittany has much to offer on a school trip to France. For those studying Geography, why not consider a trip to the oyster farms and markets of Cancale, enjoy an excursion to the Cap Fréhel or head across the Normandy border to learn about the large tidal ranges at the Mont St Michel?


Giant PandasWith a surface area of over 9.6 million square kilometres and 5,000 years of uninterrupted civilisation, China is a country where diversity, like the spectacular land itself, is epic in scale. Whether you opt to cruise along the Three Gorges Corridor of the Yangtze River, meet the pandas in Chengdu or walk a section of the Great Wall, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit your requirements.


Liverpool school tripThe city of Liverpool provides an ideal venue for a Geography school trip with its rich history of urban regeneration and its strategic position on the River Mersey. Tour the Albert Docks, take a ferry across the Mersey, visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum or head to the take part in a workshop at the fascinating World Museum, a big draw for school groups.


Puerto_Marina_v smallPerfectly positioned on the shores of the Mediterranean, Málaga not only offers a wide range of attractions in the city itself, but makes for a convenient base from which to explore the many other delights of Andalucía: Granada, Córdoba and Seville to name but a few. It’s also easily accessible, perfect for students of Geography, Leisure & Tourism and Spanish.

Opal Coast

It is not just the short journey from the UK which makes the Opal Coast one of the most popular destinations for school groups. Stretching from the Belgian border to the Somme estuary, students will experience a different language and culture, in addition to having the opportunity to visit a host of places of great interest and educational value, including Nausicaá.


Etna (c) Fototeca ENIT Sandro Bedessi - smallEurope’s largest island, Sicily is a veritable melting pot of delights, be they archaeological treasures or fascinating wonders of the natural world. From the glittering waters of the Mediterranean and the volcanic rim of Mount Etna to Roman mosaics and ancient Greek ruins, Sicily offers no shortage of educational opportunities, particularly for those studying Geography or the Classics.


Albufera-smallSpain’s third largest city, Valencia been making a name for itself in recent years, boasting the country’s second largest art museum and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. For students of Geography, there’s opportunity aplenty to discover more about the flora, fauna and topographical diversity of the region at the Albufera Natural Park. The city’s aquarium is a must.

Barcelona & Catalonia

Garrotxa Volcano Natural Park - smallFrom the Mediterranean coastlines of the Costa Brava and Costa Daurada to the inland volcanic natural park of the Garrotxa, Barcelona represents the ideal educational tour destination, particularly for a Geography school trip. Top it off with high art, flamboyant architecture, history, heritage, a proud Catalan culture, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and sightseeing opportunities galore.


640px-Giants_Causeway_cellules_polygonalesBelfast is a vibrant cultural centre and any tour should undoubtedly include Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-themed visitor attraction. Beyond the Northern Irish capital, there’s plenty of educational opportunities for Geography students, including the 40,000 columns of the Giant’s Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the Gobbins Cliff Path.


Szechenyi_Baths_and_Pool_Budapest (c) Petr Vilgus - smallA city with a rich and varied history stretching back to Roman times, Budapest offers a fantastic range of sights to suit all interests. And beyond its cultural delights, picturesque setting straddling the River Danube and stunning architecture, Budapest also boasts one of the richest geothermal and medicinal water resources in the world, exemplified through its many thermal spas.


Where ancient tradition meets modern technology, Japan is a seamless fusion of landscapes and culture and a thoroughly unique destination to discover. For students of Geography, there’s no shortage of opportunities to provide subject-specific context. Outside the urban context of Tokyo, excursions to Hakone, Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes take some beating.


Thames barrier london - smallWith its centuries of history, distinctive landmarks and cultural richness, London is a longstanding favourite amongst school groups. Indeed, the vast range of attractions ensures that our educational tours to the British capital are designed to suit every academic age and interest. The Thames Barrier and the Crystal are two ideal venues for a Geography school trip to London.


Mont-Saint-Michel - smallNormandy is one of the best known areas of France and one of the most visited, not least because of its easy accessibility across the Channel, stunning coastline and fascinating history. With its contrasting landscapes and an array of exciting and educational places to visit, Normandy makes for the perfect destination for both special and general interest tours alike.

Seville, Granada & Andalucía

Puente_Nuevo_and_El_Tajo_gorge_-_Ronda,_Spain_-_panoramio © Sergey AshmarinRich in history, culture, architectural masterpieces and stunning natural landscapes, there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to planning a school trip to Andalucía. From a Geography perspective, why not consider an excursion to the Alpujarras on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada, or to one of the region’s dramatic clifftop towns such as Ronda.


VB34133682Across the UK, there’s a number of interesting geographical visits providing real-life context to studies beyond the classroom. The Eden Project in Cornwall is one such venue with workshops, residential visits and resources perfectly suited to every key stage from primary to degree level. Or why not take a look at urban development across one of the UK’s principal cities?

Geography school trip images courtesy of Fototeca ENIT, Gino Cianci, Sandro Bedessi,, JNTO, Yasufumi Nishi, Jacqueline Piriou, Sergey Ashmarin, Petr Vilgus, Visit Britain, Adam Burton, TVCB Valencia.

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