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Established in 1989, Galina is a school tour operator providing trips for Primary & Secondary student groups to destinations in the UK & Europe. As former Heads of Department, the original owners, Barry and Ian Matthews, appreciated the importance of recognizing the educational culture within which schools operated. As a result, Galina's approach has always been that the content of a study tour had to meet the requirements of teachers, be directly relevant to the curriculum if it was to provide students with a worthwhile learning experience, offer real value for money and be enjoyable for all those involved. In June 2019 Galina International Study Tours became part of Next Generation Travel, a group of specialist travel companies selling tours to the education market.

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Why should you consider Galina International Study Tours for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Few cities can compare to Paris with its cultural attractions, world-famous works of art, beautiful architecture & iconic landmarks. Add to this, its the home of Disneyland® Paris and it is understandable to see why Paris proves so popular with schools.

Visit Normandy & see where the events of D-Day took place leading to victory in Europe in WWII. Normandy is also famous for Art, discover where some of the most iconic artists worked & visit the main galleries where their works are displayed.

Providing an ideal introduction to French life & culture especially for younger students or groups on a tight budget. Boulogne has been a sea-port since Roman times; the medieval old town & its citadel are well worth seeing.

A visit to the Loire Valley has been designed to enable students to experience French culture, history & everyday life & add to their understanding of the language. The city of Tours is an ideal base from which to explore the area.

Take a trip to Lille Christmas Market & experience the vibrant atmosphere of a festive market-place selling craft goods, decorations, jewellery & seasonal treats. Lille has one of the largest Christmas Markets in northern France with the giant Ferris Wheel in the Place Rihour as its centerpiece.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Our Maths trips to Paris are intended to fire your students' imaginations & enthusiasm whilst demonstrating the range of applications that Maths has to the world around them. Differentiated tasks & activities are provided in the study materials.

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Visit Normandy & see where the events of D-Day took place leading to victory in Europe in WWII. VISITS INCLUDE Pegasus Bridge, The Merville Battery, Sword Beach: Hermanville, Juno Beach, Gold Beach, Bayeux War Cemetery, La Cambe German Cemetery, American Airborne Museum, Omaha Beach.

Example Itineraries

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Paris with Disneyland®Paris (SAMPLE ITINERARY)

School pick-up & travel to Dover
Cross-Channel ferry to Calais & onward journey to Paris
Check-in at accommodation

Depart after Breakfast to visit:
Grande Arche
Champs Elysées
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower
Pei's Pyramid at the Louvre
Palais Royal

Depart after breakfast for a day at Disneyland® Paris
Two-park tickets available
Evening meal in Disneyland®

Depart after breakfast & travel to Calais
Optional visit to hypermarket
Return Channel crossing
Travel & drop-off at school

What size groups do you cater for?

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Min. 30 students - upwards

Is there first aid on site?

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Service providers & venues will have their own on-site facilities

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Ask us at the time of enquiring

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Anything else?

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Boulogne (CURRICULUM RELEVANCE) French Language
Normandy (CURRICULUM RELEVANCE) History, French Language, Art
Paris (CURRICULUM RELEVANCE) Maths, Geography, Science, Art
Loire Valley (CURRICULUM RELEVANCE) French Language
Lille (CURRICULUM RELEVANCE) French Language

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