Bookings with 1st deposits paid between the 1st April 2021 - 31st August 2021 will be covered by Equity’s Covid Guarantee meaning:
You have the flexibility to move your schools tour to an alternative date at any time. Where possible Equity will keep the same pricing.*
If your booking needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions within 14 days of departure, you will receive a full refund of monies paid.**
Equity’s standard Terms & Conditions still apply such as;
• Bookings cancelled by you 14 days or more prior to departure.
• Refund policy is only applicable to full group booking cancellation and is not applicable to individual passenger cancellations.
Equity booking terms and conditions can be found here.
*Equity will endeavour to move your booking at the same price within the same season but are subject to cost fluctuations such as flight, accommodation and excursion pricing.
**To receive a full refund one or more of the following must apply:
• The Department for Education advises against overnight residential trips to your destination
• Quarantine is required on arrival at destination or on return to the UK
• The UK Government lockdown measures prevent your tour departing as scheduled
• Where government or local legislation is in place that impacts and inhibits the primary reason for your tour
• The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel
• Equity is unable to operate your trip due to a significant number of planned excursions being closed during your stay.
• The booking’s payment terms have been fully met as outlined in Equity’s terms and conditions.
A full refund will be payable up to 60 days after the date of scheduled departure allowing Equity to obtain refunds from suppliers, such as airlines and accommodation providers.
York is a fantastic destination for a school trip as it's a compact city that's filled with educational opportunities. From the towering York Minster to the underground Jorvik Centre, students will love the wide range of fun and exciting excursions.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Descend beneath the streets to ride through a bustling Viking marketplace. Hear the sounds, experience the smells and feel the atmosphere of life in York 1000 years ago. Use historical evidence to compare how Viking people lived with our modern way of life.
York Castle and Prison
William the Conqueror’s castle is long gone, but the elegant mansion housing the museum is ideal for developing chronological understanding of York’s past. Explore a 19th century street, handle artefacts in a Victorian classroom, and experience life in the Swinging Sixties!
National Railway Museum
Peek into Queen Victoria’s carriage; watch engineering in the workshops and climb aboard a futuristic Japanese bullet train. Get hands-on investigating how Newton’s Laws of Motion apply to trains, and watch a demonstration of the forces in action.
National Coal Mining Museum
Put on a miner's helmet, collect a battery lamp, then step into a cage and descend deep underground. An ex-miner will lead your tour recalling stories of the men, women and children who worked here. Get to grips with the science of mining back at the surface.
One of the best preserved and most recognisable Medieval shopping streets in Europe, the Shambles is a must see for any visitor to York. The cobbled pathway and slanting buildings are believed to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley from the movie adaptation of the Harry Potter series. Students can pick up Hogwards related memorabilia at the many quirky gift shops on offer.
York's history begins with the Romans. There are many Roman era activities in York to take part in, including a guided walk around the city which educates students about the history of the Romans in Britain and how they founded Eboracum, as York was known.
York is the best place in the UK to learn about the Viking invasion. Jorvik, as the Vikings called it, was a thriving centre of commerce in Northern England and the Jorvik Centre is a fantastic experience for students to learn more about this period.
York is a fantastic place to learn about England's Industrial Revolution. Visit The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum to learn more about this era.
There are many attractions in York where students can learn about the Victorians. At York Castle Museum and Prison students will learn about Victorians and their attitudes to crime and punishment. The National Railway Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum also give invaluable insights into this period of Britain's history.
A minimum of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit, and we can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required.
We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with Special Educational Needs.
Learn about York's Roman roots and Viking past on a school trip with Equity.
Equity have been taking young people around the world since 1933, making us one of the longest running tour operators in the school travel market. We take pride in delivering an exceptional customer experience and sharing our expertise in education and travel.
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