LEISURE AND TOURISM SCHOOL TRIPS
Whatever the focus of your proposed Leisure and Tourism tour, you are spoilt for choice in terms of destination! With a wide range of fantastic excursions available across Europe and beyond, our educational tailor-made Leisure and Tourism tours are sure to bring learning to life and inspire your students outside the classroom. We offer Leisure and Tourism tours to any major tourist destination, which demonstrate to students the effects of tourism on the local environment, and the infrastructures put in place to cope with and serve the industry. Our Leisure and Tourism tours can also be combined with the Humanities or Modern Foreign Languages departments in your school to create an interdisciplinary tour, giving pupils the opportunity to learn more about another country’s history and culture.
We can tailor-make your Leisure and Tourism tour to any destination, but if you need a little inspiration, why not click on the links below to look at some of our most popular destination pages? Please note that the following pages are just a sample; please contact us for more specific information on any destination not listed here.
London is the perfect destination for schools considering a Leisure and Tourism tour a little closer to home. A city rich in history and culture, the world-class museums, grand royal palaces and award-winning theatres of London attract millions of tourists each year. Our itineraries can be tailor-made to include any of the city’s hundreds of attractions; from Madame Tussauds to the London Dungeon, from the London Eye to the Tower of London, not forgetting the long list of exceptional museums, and of course, the West-End Shows. Slightly further out there is also the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Through experiencing some of London’s most popular tourist attractions, students can explore the reasons behind the city’s touristic appeal. Please click here to visit our London page.
Our Leisure and Tourism tours to Paris aim to help students understand why the French capital continues to be one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Catering to a wide range of interests including art, history, culture, food and fashion, Paris’ appeal never seems to wane. We offer a wide range of visits to some of the city’s most iconic and popular excursions, including the Eiffel Tower, Seine boat trip, Arc de Triomphe and Louvre; and the highlight for many schools is a fun-filled day at Parc Astérix or Disneyland® Paris, Europe’s most-visited theme park, where students witness first-hand the effects of successful marketing on tourism. Please click here to visit our Paris page.
An area best known for its iconic D-day Landing Beaches and the Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy is an excellent destination for Leisure and Tourism tours, as students witness how the region benefits today from its local history and landmarks. Through careful management of historical sites, the area is able to preserve local points of interest for generations to come. We offer an excellent and varied excursion programme which includes historical visits related to the Second World War and William the Conqueror, Mont St. Michel, Festyland seasonal theme park, not forgetting more cultural excursions and visits to picturesque local towns of interest, such as Honfleur, Bayeux, or Caen. Please click here to visit our Normandy page.
BARCELONA AND THE COSTA BRAVA
The third most visited city in Europe, Barcelona offers a range of learning objectives as diverse as the city itself. Discover how the redevelopment and regeneration programmes prior to the 1992 Olympic Games have affected the city and its tourism industry. Visits to the popular attractions of Parc Güell and Sagrada Familia demonstrate how UNSECO works to preserve the world heritage sites from the ravages of tourism. Through visits to local coastal resorts, students learn about beach management and coastal tourism. Of course no tour to Barcelona would be complete without a stroll along Las Ramblas, a visit to the vibrant La Boquería market, or a fun filled day at nearby Port Aventura, Spain’s premier theme park. Please click here to visit our Barcelona and the Costa Brava page.
A Leisure and Tourism tour to one of the many seasonal Christmas Markets held each year is the perfect way to demonstrate to students how a city’s tourist industry can be boosted outside the busy summer months. Lille is a popular choice for its proximity to Calais; Bruges, with it Belgian chocolate shops, is particularly picturesque, and further afield, Cologne is the home of six wonderful Christmas markets, where the scent of Glühwein and Lebkuchen fills the air. These are only a sample of our most popular Christmas market destinations; we can tailor make your tour to any town or city in order to suit your requirements. Please click here to visit our Christmas markets page.