Religious Studies

  • religious studies school trip to Rome
    As the heart of Roman Catholicism, Vatican City is a natural addition to a religious studies school trip to Rome.
  • religious studies school trip to London
    St Paul's Cathedral, a popular choice for religious studies school trips to London.
  • religious studies school trip to Budapest
    Take a day trip along the Danube Bend to Estzergom, seat of Roman Catholicism in Hungary for over 1,000 years.
  • religious studies school trip to Amsterdam
    Explore Amsterdam's Jewish heritage at the Jewish Historical Museum.
  • religious studies school trip to Istanbul
    Students visiting a mosque on a school trip to Istanbul.

The kids really enjoyed themselves and engaged well with the places of worship. NH, Lord Williams’ Lower School

Undoubtedly, the centre point for religious learning comes through the reading of religious scriptures, the Holy Bible, Guru Granth Sahib, Vedas and Upanishads, Qur’an and Torah, to name but a few, and the learning of customs, festivals and traditions that play such a fundamental role in the daily lives of so many.

And yet, leave the classroom behind and you’ll help to put your religious learnings into context. Visit Vatican City in Rome, the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, or be amazed by Istanbul‘s awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Alternatively, discover the Jewish heritage of Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna and Krakow, with poignant visits to Anne Frank Huis and Jewish Historical Museum, the Jewish Museum and Holocaust Memorial, and Krakow’s Kazimierz and Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

Suggested Religious Studies School Trip Itineraries

If you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region to really bring the subject of religious studies 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, religious 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 religious studies 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

Jewish historical museum, Amsterdam - 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. Visits to Anne Frank Huis, the Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Historical Museum are particularly recommended.

Budapest

640px-Esztergom.bazilika.lightsA city with a rich and varied history stretching back to Roman times, Budapest offers a fantastic range of sights to suit all interests. For groups with a religious interest, be sure to include visits to St Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue (the second largest synagogue worldwide), and Estzergom, seat of Roman Catholicism in Hungary for over 1,000 years.

Krakow

Mariacki interior - smallFor centuries, Krakow was the capital of Poland and, having escaped destruction during World War II, has retained its historic charm and character. Beyond the Old Town, the Kazimierz District, Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, is worth exploring, as is Schindler’s Factory. And no trip to this part of the world is complete without visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.

New York

museum_of_jewish_heritage_(c)_www.nycgo.com_marley_white_smallThere’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, social or religious history of New York and the United States, we can design a tailor-made tour just for you.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela school tripEurope’s most famous pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela has been a holy city since before medieval times. With its beautiful Old Town, dominated by the mighty Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, this northern Spanish city is a natural choice for those wishing to experience an educational tour with an emphasis on language and religion.

Vienna

Vienna’s wide-ranging historical diversity and cultural heritage makes it an ideal destination for educational tours. Those interested in Vienna’s rich Jewish heritage should explore the district of Leopoldstadt, the Jewish and Judenplatz Museums, the Holocaust Memorial and the Stadttempel Synagogue, the only temple to have survived the pogroms of 1938. 

Berlin

Holocaust Memorial © visitBerlin, Photo Wolfgang Schlovien - smallBerlin 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 Holocaust Memorial, not to mention city’s contemporary feel, combine to make the German capital a great host city for a religious studies school trip.

Geneva

MurReformateurs©GeneveTourisme_GregMartin-7Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, Geneva is Switzerland’s second city and is renowned not only as the worldwide capital of peace and diplomacy but also as the birthplace of watchmaking and the centre Calvinism during the Reformation. if you’re visiting Geneva, be sure to take in the Reformation Wall as well as the Cathédrale St-Pierre and the International Museum of the Reformation.

London

St Paul's Cathedral (c) visitlondonimages, britainonview, Pawel Libera - smallWith its distinctive landmarks, architectural and religious 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.

Rome

St Peter's Square (c) Fototeca ENIT Sandro Bedessi - smallWhere else but the Italian capital could you find such an abundance of awe-inspiring art, architecture, ancient history and cosmopolitan culture? For centuries the centre of Western civilisation, the capital of the Roman Empire and Catholicism, Rome is a veritable treasure trove of sights and delights boasting immeasurable educational value for students of all ages.

Seville, Granada & Andalucía

Andalusia school tripAbundant in history, culture and stunning natural landscapes, there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to planning a school trip to Andalucía. Perhaps the greatest difficulty is choosing from the region’s rich menu of Moorish delights. Alongside Granada and Seville, be sure to visit the city of Córdoba, a melting pot of religious heritage, architecture and influences.

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