Inspired Travel - Specialist group tours

inspired travel logoInspired Travel is a family run business that prides itself on providing professional, friendly and flexible planning for group leaders; we aim to take the strain of the hassle of administration that we know can be a time consuming part of any trip for a group leader.

Inspired Travel works exclusively in the School Market sector and provides both Winter Sports holidays to European destinations and Educational Tours across the curriculum.

As former teachers well versed in the organization and leading of school trips, we have very many years of experience across Europe as we create bespoke tours and holidays for our groups. No group is the same and we are passionate about providing a service that fulfills the needs and preferences of our group leaders. Many of them return year on year, recommend us to colleagues and introduce new schools as they themselves move for new opportunities. Each of our groups is as individual to us as it is to the school.

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What are the benefits of taking an overseas school trip?

  • ► Overseas travel is a fantastic way to bring the curriculum to life
  • ► Seeing and putting into practice what is learnt in the classroom is invaluable
  • ► Making memories that last a lifetime
  • ► Building social and personal skills they never knew they had

We are frequently asked advice regarding the planning of a trip; below are some of the most frequently asked questions and our responses; we hope it gives more insight into Inspired Travel.

What factors should be taken into account when planning a school trip?

The most important consideration is time... time to decide, promote, administer and for students (or rather their parents) to pay. If you give time to the planning it makes the rest so much easier and ultimately successful.

School trips – winter sports or Educational tours can be organised to many destinations. it is important to take into account how accessible the destination is, budget, method of transport – coach or plane or train – the seasons and weather, numbers and duration.

It is important to know the focus of your trip and to strike a balance between fun and learning, no matter what type of trip you are planning. In our experience the two go together – students are having so much fun, they don’t realise how much they are learning.

How much of the planning is handled by Inspired Travel?

We have knowledgeable staff who know our destinations and their suitability for a group, given the requirements and preferences of the school. From the initial enquiry and quote stage we will work with Party Leaders suggesting where appropriate resorts or activities and visits that will enhance their trip.

Once the outline is in place we will provide letter templates and power-point presentations to promote the trip and are happy to meet with leaders in schools at any time. We attend parent meetings in support of Party Leaders.

After promotion of the trip and the collection of deposits, we recommend collection of names as on passports, DoB and passport numbers so that flight reservations can be made without delay, as appropriate. Upon receipt of the deposit, the Party Leader will have a payment schedule. We liaise with the Party Leader throughout the process from inception to return.

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Is there an optimum duration for a trip?

Put simply, No. It will depend upon the focus of your trip, the destination that you select and the itinerary that you want to fit in. The further afield that you travel, the longer the trip is likely to be. Coach travel will be of a longer duration than flights that are more direct and if a very full and detailed itinerary is required, it will also play its part.

Whilst we will offer a popular itinerary as the basis for quotation – unless the Party Leader already has requested specific elements – the itineraries are entirely flexible and can be cross-curricular.

Generally speaking Winter Sports holidays are 8-9 days for coach travel and 8 days by air. Educational tours vary between 3-5 days in Europe with some near continent trips possible over 1-2 days depending upon the location of the school.

What can Inspired Travel offer to put in place a safe and risk free trip?

We take this very seriously, as you would expect. We have in place a robust Safety Management System that is constantly reviewed and updated. This covers all health and safety concerns for suppliers including, travel, accommodation, and in resort suppliers. For Winter Sports trips this includes ski hire and ski schools. For educational tours this includes visits and excursions. We include comprehensive insurance for each trip – unless the school policy is preferred – and in the case of Winter Sports, helmets are standard for all party members. We also include travel disruption cover together with inspection trips for party leaders so that they can pre-check the destination.

What support do you offer teachers whilst away with their group?

24/7 contact with a fast and efficient response to any problem that arises. Winter Sports groups with have their own dedicated representative who will also have a vehicle to support the group.

A recent comment from a school on a Winter Sports holiday to Austria sums us up:

"Many thanks for another fantastic trip. As always, a professional, friendly and high quality service by Inspired Travel. Your understanding towards our school and care for our pupils and staff has resulted in us all having the times of our lives!"


Switzerland

Switzerland

A school winter sports trip should provide memories for life together with opportunities for students to have fun, learn and grow. At Inspired Travel we understand the needs of group leaders, offer resorts ideal for groups and a hassle free service. ...
Switzerland

Urban Regeneration in Bristol

Urban Regeneration in Bristol

Bristol has a long history of trade. The development of the city was due to its prosperity which in turn has seen extensive urban regeneration over the last decades. ...
Urban Regeneration in Bristol

France

France

A school winter sports trip should provide memories for life together with opportunities for students to have fun, learn and grow. At Inspired Travel we understand the needs of group leaders, offer resorts ideal for groups and a hassle free service. ...
France

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A school winter sports trip should provide memories for life together with opportunities for students to have fun, learn and grow. At Inspired Travel we understand the needs of group leaders, offer resorts ideal for groups and a hassle free service. ...
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Italy

Italy

A school winter sports trip should provide memories for life together with opportunities for students to have fun, learn and grow. At Inspired Travel we understand the needs of group leaders, offer resorts ideal for groups and a hassle free service. ...
Italy

Austria

Austria

A school winter sports trip should provide memories for life together with opportunities for students to have fun, learn and grow. At Inspired Travel we understand the needs of group leaders, offer resorts ideal for groups and a hassle free service. ...
Austria

Eden Project

Eden Project

The Eden Project offers a fantastic range of workshops and activities for groups of all ages and allows students the opportunity to learn about different environments without leaving the UK. ...
Eden Project

WW1 Wilfrid Owen Tour

WW1 Wilfrid Owen Tour

This is a short tour that aims to visit poignant and pertinent sites on the Somme and follows the Wilfrid Owen Trail that traces his last steps and writing in 1918. ...
WW1 Wilfrid Owen Tour


Language Tour to Madrid

Language Tour to Madrid

Madrid is a fantastic destination for a school trip. There are numerous opportunities to practice and develop language skill whilst enjoying the cosmopolitan vibe at the same time. We can also arrange language school lessons as part of a bespoke tour...
Language Tour to Madrid

STEM tour to Bologna

STEM tour to Bologna

From Bologna, the tour takes students to Italy's "Motor Valley", with the showrooms, factories and museums of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pagani, plus Ducati motorbikes. An unforgettable experience for any budding engineers of the future! ...
STEM tour to Bologna

Classics Tour to the Bay of Naples

Classics Tour to the Bay of Naples

Sorrento and the Bay of Naples form a stunning backdrop for any Classics school trip. Steeped in both Roman and Greek history, it is possible to gain insight into both cultures under blue Italian skies. Temples, villas, ancient towns are a delight. ...
Classics Tour to the Bay of Naples

Krakow and Auschwitz

Krakow and Auschwitz

As the ancient capital of Poland, Krakow miraculously escaped destruction during WW2 and retains its cultural heritage and charm. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site it provides the backdrop for a fascinating, thought-provoking tour for your students. ...
Krakow and Auschwitz


Language tours to Berlin

Language tours to Berlin

Berlin is a diverse city. It occupies a central position in the turbulent history of Europe but also offers a vibrant environment for Art and Culture and, perhaps surprisingly, Science where there are several institutions at the forefront of research...
Language tours to Berlin

Food Technology trip to Bologna

Food Technology trip to Bologna

The Medieval city and UNESCO Heritage site of Bologna is acclaimed as a food capital of Italy. Students will be captivated by the city and enthralled by the variety of practical workshops, demonstrations and factory visits available to them. ...
Food Technology trip to Bologna

Mathematics in and around Cologne

Mathematics in and around Cologne

The Rhineland offers an exciting destination for any school Maths trip. Our tour is based in Cologne, the capital of the Rhineland. During visits to Odysseum, Arithmeum and Mathematikeum, students can complete maths tasks and enhance their thinking. ...
Mathematics in and around Cologne

France - WW2 Studies in Normandy

France - WW2 Studies in Normandy

Normandy is an ever popular destination for school trips. It affords numerous learning opportunities through guided visits to motivate and enhance understanding of one of the great historical events of the Second World War. ...
France - WW2 Studies in Normandy


Incredible Iceland

Incredible Iceland

Iceland is a region of rare beauty. Its awe-inspiring landscapes certainly have the WOW factor and is THE location to visit for Geographers and Geologists alike. At Inspired Travel we will tailor an itinerary for your group and memories for life! ...
Incredible Iceland

Sorrento and the Bay of Naples

Sorrento and the Bay of Naples

Azzuri skies, piazzas, pizza and gelati .....Italy is a fantastic destination for an educational school trip! Inspired Travel offer bespoke itineraries to this exciting region - to make the most of, and enjoy, the best that Italy can offer. ...
Sorrento and the Bay of Naples

Geography in the Azores

Geography in the Azores

An archipelago of volcanic islands in the mid-Atlantic, the Azores are a hidden gem and a perfect destination for geography students. On a 5 day tour it is possible to study a vast array of volcanic and geothermal features, creating memories for life...
Geography in the Azores

French Study Tour to Nice

French Study Tour to Nice

Capital of the French Riviera, Nice exudes a relaxed atmosphere, that, together with a lovely climate, picturesque old town and distinct culture offers an ideal study destination at any time of year. A delightful city that leave a lasting impression....
French Study Tour to Nice


Art Trip to Madrid

Art Trip to Madrid

Madrid is home to some of the finest galleries and museums in the world. El Prado houses masterpieces by Velasquez, Rubens and Goya; the Thyssen Bornemisza gives an overview of art from 13th until today whilst the Reina Sofia offers contemporary art....
Art Trip to Madrid

Business Studies in Barcelona

Business Studies in Barcelona

Not just sun, sea and football! Barcelona offers a diverse and exciting destination for Business Studies students. As the economic heart of Catalunya, a visit to this vibrant city will enthuse, motivate and enhance understanding of the business world...
Business Studies in Barcelona

Art in Berlin

Art in Berlin

From world class galleries to the open-air Berlin Wall and East Side gallery, Berlin is a city with a concentrated art culture that is varied and original; the city is fast becoming a mecca for art lovers and hotspot for the international art world. ...
Art in Berlin

Art in Rome

Art in Rome

Rome has truly inspiring art collections. The Vatican collections and Michelangelo's masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel plus the National Gallery are a must. Students will be enthused and motivated - so much to see, do and sketch in the Eternal City. ...
Art in Rome


The Opal Coast

The Opal Coast

A short journey from Calais, the Opal Coast is an ideal destination for school trips. Perfect for younger students and for those not wanting to travel far, the region offers a variety of traditional visits and activities that will delight any student...
The Opal Coast

Geography Tour to Sicily

Geography Tour to Sicily

For any geographer, Sicily is an absolute dream! Europe's most active Volcanoes - Etna and Stromboli - dominate the landscape while deep gorges, coastal landscapes and mediterranean flora and fauna will bring the classroom alive for a memorable trip....
Geography Tour to Sicily

Food Technology Trip to Barcelona

Food Technology Trip to Barcelona

Barcelona and Tapas go hand-in-hand so why not learn more about the food of the region? Cook your own traditional lunch or dinner, visit a food factory, enjoy a patisserie demonstration, draw with chocolate and create great memories! ...
Food Technology Trip to Barcelona

Language Trips to Barcelona and the Costa Brava

Language Trips to Barcelona and the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava coast provides a beautiful backdrop to a language trip to Spain. Combine your visit with time in Barcelona and what's not to like? With numerous ways to perfect language skills, this part of Catalunya is waiting for your group! ...
Language Trips to Barcelona and the Costa Brava


Art in Paris

Art in Paris

Paris! A city in a league of its own....unspoilt by the ravages of WW2, Paris weaves it own magic and is absolute heaven for any Art student. ...
Art in Paris

WW1 Battlefields

WW1 Battlefields

The WW1 Battlefields of Belgium and France is etched into the memory of our nation; over time the memories of soldiers who were there has faded, so what better way to understand the times and conditions than to take your group to the Western Front? ...
WW1 Battlefields

French Study Tour to Montpellier

French Study Tour to Montpellier

Located in the sunny south of France and home to one of France's top universities, Montpellier oozes a Mediterranean lifestyle, chic shops and pedestrianised medieval streets with a youthful vibe. Montpellier is perfect for a language study tour. ...
French Study Tour to Montpellier

Language tours to Granada

Language tours to Granada

As a popular destination for educational visits, Granada has a lot to offer. It's a lively and diverse city with awe-inspiring historic and cultural monuments and wide open landscapes. We have worked with leaders to develop bespoke, memorable trips. ...
Language tours to Granada


Paris and Disneyland

Paris and Disneyland

Close enough to be easily accessible to the UK a trip to Paris and Disneyland is a perfect combination for a group. Combine a visit to the city and a day at the Theme Park. ...
Paris and Disneyland

Normandy France

Normandy France

Think of Normandy and think the Invasion of 1944..... but there is so much more! Away from the military sites associated with WW2, there are local traditions and fun locations for students to experience and explore, that create memories for life. ...
Normandy France

Christmas Markets Strasbourg

Christmas Markets Strasbourg

For a festive trip to a Christmas market, Strasbourg is just the ticket! Easily accessible by coach, the medieval city astride the border of France and Germany enables students to practice both languages with stallholders as they make their purchases...
Christmas Markets Strasbourg

Science in Switzerland

Science in Switzerland

Science is developing all the time. With the construction of the Hadron Collider at CERN, we have a better understanding of the origins of the Universe, but Geneva is a city with alot more to offer on a Science study tour. Come and find out more! ...
Science in Switzerland


Science and STEM trips to Berlin

Science and STEM trips to Berlin

Berlin is a renowned destination for History and Art, but as the former home of many famous scientists such as Alexander von Humboldt, Max Planck and Albert Einstein it has also evolved as the Capital of Science - the perfect destination for a visit....
Science and STEM trips to Berlin

Food Technology Trip to Sorrento

Food Technology Trip to Sorrento

Sorrento and the Bay of Naples provide a stunning backdrop for any food technology trip. From the takeaway shops of Roman Pompeii to the production of olive oil and mozzarella cheese, add a cookery class and you have the ingredients of a great trip. ...
Food Technology Trip to Sorrento

Business Studies & Politics in Strasbourg

Business Studies & Politics in Strasbourg

Many people visit to learn about the European Institutions, but Strasbourg, Alsace and the surrounding area offers so much more! As home to the European Parliament, Strasbourg is at the heart of Europe: an attractive and medieval city sure to impress...
Business Studies & Politics in Strasbourg

History and Classics Tour to Rome

History and Classics Tour to Rome

Rome - The Eternal City. Formerly the heart of the Roman Empire, the stories of those days are etched in the streets. Students can retrace the footsteps of gladiators and visit famous ancient monuments to enhance their understanding of ancient times....
History and Classics Tour to Rome


Food Technology in Venice

Food Technology in Venice

The beautiful city of Venice and its surroundings form the backdrop to this tour. Based on the Lido di Jesolo, the trip includes not one but three cookery classes where students will get hands on experience, a visit to an agriturismo farm and winery....
Food Technology in Venice

WW1 Private Peaceful

WW1 Private Peaceful

The tour is designed around the best selling book and film, Private Peaceful by Micheal Morpurgo who, in turn was inspired to write it after visiting the grave of TSH Private Peacefull on the Western Front in the Ypres salient. ...
WW1 Private Peaceful

Business studies in Madrid

Business studies in Madrid

As the Spanish capital, Madrid has many opportunities for school trips. Students can experience guided visits to major sites for business and commerce while spending downtime enjoying the culture and traditions of this cosmopolitan and vibrant city. ...
Business studies in Madrid

Christmas Markets Bruges & Valkenburg

Christmas Markets Bruges & Valkenburg

In our opinion the Christmas markets of Valkenburg and Bruges are simply fantastic! Each town comes alive in November and December to offer visitors a winter wonderland, complete with ice rink at the centre of the market in Bruges - a festive delight...
Christmas Markets Bruges & Valkenburg

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