Leisure & Tourism

  • Barcelona school trip
    A much-loved tourist destination, Barcelona is also a popular venue for school tours.
  • leisure & tourism school trip to Venice & the Lido de Jesolo
    Venice's tourist trail should undoubtedly include a pit stop at the Rialto Bridge.
  • leisure & tourism school trip to London
    Buckingham Palace, one of London's most photographed tourist sites.
  • leisure & tourism school trip to New York
    Times Square, a New York school trip pre-requisite.
  • Amsterdam & Dutch Coast school trip
    Dutch clogs - a classic tourist souvenir from the Netherlands.

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Discover what makes some of Europe’s cities so successful on the tourism scene. What makes Venice and Barcelona such popular destinations across a number of holiday sectors? What are the factors behind Tallinn’s growing popularity? How does a city-centre hotel in Budapest compete against its rivals? What steps does a London stage show take to keep the theatre goers filling its seats? How is China changing its reputation to encourage the arrival of foreign tourists?

For such a modern-day subject, field trips and time spent in location are fundamental parts of the learning process. Whether you go behind the scenes at a busy hotel or museum or talk to the tourist board about the tools they employ to maintain their city’s appeal, there’s no better way in which to enrich the learning process.
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Suggested Leisure &Tourism School Trip Itineraries

If you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region to really bring the subject of leisure & tourism 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 leisure & tourism 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

Clogs - NBTC - smallAmsterdam is an essential ingredient on any educational tour of the Netherlands. The Dutch capital offers a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, from world-famous museums and art collections, poignant reminders of the wartime experience to a vibrant, cosmopolitan culture. The Anne Frank Huis, Rijksmuseum and a canal cruise are particularly recommended.

Budapest

Budapest_castle_night_smallA city with a rich and varied history stretching back to Roman times, Budapest is an increasingly 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 home to some beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Castle District and Heroes’ Square.

Florence

Florence Panorama - smallBirthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and dynamic centre of the Italian Renaissance, the influence of Florence’s forefathers can be seen in abundance throughout this beautiful city. A favoured holiday destination for Britons, why not use the opportunity to explore Tuscany in more detail, visiting the beautiful towns and cities of Siena and San Gimignano.

Málaga

Las Tres Gracias Fountain_Cathedral and Alcazaba-MalagaPerfectly 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 Andalucia: Granada, Córdoba and Seville to name but a few. It’s also easily accessible, perfect for students of art, leisure & tourism and Spanish.

New York

Time Square (c) www.nyc.go - JulienneSchaerThere’s nowhere quite like New York, probably the most exhilarating and cosmopolitan city in the world. From its breathtaking skyline to the vibrant atmosphere on the streets, the Big Apple never ceases to amaze. If you are interested in the political or social history of New York and the United States, we can design a tailor-made tour just for you.

Prague

Prague Castle night view - smallOne of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval cities in Europe – the City of a Hundred Spires – Prague is unique in being largely undamaged by the ravages of World War II. Easily accessible, not to mention great value for money, Prague is a popular tourist destination for the UK market and thus the perfect venue for a leisure & tourism school trip.

Valencia

640px-Valencia's_City_of_Arts_and_Science_Museum_-_Ciudad_de_las_Artes_y_de_las_Ciencias_(6)Spain’s third largest city, Valencia been making a name for itself in recent years on the cultural front, boasting the country’s second largest art museum and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Add to that a wide array of flights from across the UK, not to mention its gastronomic credentials as the birthplace of paella, and it makes for a most attractive destination!

Barcelona & Catalonia

Sagrada Familia - smallOne of Europe’s leading cruise and city break destinations, Barcelona represents an ideal venue for a leisure & tourism school trip, combining high art by the likes of Picasso, Dalí and Miró and Gaudí’s flamboyant architecture with a proud Catalan heritage and culture, all perfectly topped off with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and sightseeing opportunities galore.

China

Great Wall - smallWith 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 take in the historical and political might of Beijng, cruise the Yangtze River or walk a section of the Great Wall, we can design a bespoke itinerary paying homage to China’s rich heritage.

London

The State Opening of Parliament 2013: procession from Buckingham PalaceWith 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.

Munich

Oktoberfest musicians (c) Deutsche Zentrale fur Tourismus e.V., Rainer Kiedrowski - smallCapital of Bavaria, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city boasting centuries-old tradition and modern-day technology. The city offers a wealth of interesting visit options for school groups; a leisure & tourism school trip might like to look at the touristic success of two annual events in Munich’s calendar, Oktoberfest and the Christmas Markets.

Paris

eiffel towerOne of Europe’s most beautiful cities and so easily accessible from the UK, 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. A fascinating destination in which to bring leisure & tourism to life.

Tallinn

Old Town (c) Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau, Marko LeppikOne of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe, the Baltic city of Tallinn has grown in popularity over recent years as a tourist destination. Having endured a tumultuous history of war and occupation, the resulting shifting nature of Tallinn’s past makes the city a melting pot of cultures, a popular tourist destination and an ideal place for an educational visit.

Venice & Lido de Jesolo

Rialto (c) Fototeca ENIT Vito ArcomanoAnother popular city on the tourist trail, Venice’s appeal remains constant. Unique amongst its Italian counterparts, Venice is one of the greatest art capitals of the world. It’s thus a natural candidate for not only for students of history, art & design and leisure & tourism, but it’s also the perfect place for perfecting those language skills.

Leisure & Tourism school trip images courtesy of NBTC, Visit England, Diana Jarvis, Área de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Malaga, Deutsche Zentrale fur Tourismus e.V., Rainer Kiedrowski, www.nycgo.com, Julienne Schaer, Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau, Marko Leppik, TVCB Valencia, Fototeca ENIT, Vito Arcomano.