Our destination experts' profiles


Area of expertise – Cantabria, Spain

Visit Picos de Europa and take the cable car 1800 metres up to the views of the valley which are breathtaking! An unforgettable moment.


Area of expertise - Cantabria

Lots of teachers tell me that having Pablo, our NST Destination Manager for Cantabria, as their representative is of a huge benefit. They say the knowledge that he has is amazing and that he really makes the process easier for groups when they arrive in Cantabria.


Area of expertise – London

St Paul’s Cathedral is a great visit. You can take your pupils up to the famous Whispering Gallery or even further to the exterior Stone and Golden Galleries for an amazing view of London.


Educational Tour Co-ordinator

Make sure you allow some free time in the city you’re visiting to do a little exploring at your own pace.


Area of expertise – Krakow

Krakow is a remarkable historical city. I'd highly recommend a meeting with a Concentration Camp Survivor or relative. This is a unique and humbling experience where the speaker captivates the group with their astonishing memories and a remarkable survival.


Area of expertise – Paris

I would highly recommend taking a relaxing cruise on the river Seine in Paris. It is a great way to view the city and many famous landmarks. Headsets are provided in a variety of languages which is great for those wanting to improve their language skills.


Area of expertise - Iceland

When visiting Iceland the best time to view the natural sensation of the Northern Lights is in September/October or March/April when the activity most often occurs.


Area of expertise – The Rhine

The Rhine is a great place to visit. In summer, take a river cruise and visit Siegfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett. In winter, you can’t beat the variety of Christmas markets in Cologne. Take the Bimmelbahn mini train around the city to get the most of your visit.


Educational Tour Co-ordinator

Have your parents’ evening early. By doing so you'll have plenty of time to make sure pupils have a valid passport, discuss and arrange visas and sort out any rooming issues.


Area of expertise – Barcelona

If you're travelling around the city centre on public transport, the most economical way is for groups to purchase T10 tickets.


Area of expertise – London

Why not make the most of your visit to the museums in London by adding one of the additional free workshops.


Area of expertise – New York

Dress in layers in New York. Outdoor temperatures can be extreme and the air conditioning or heating indoors can often be on full power. Another top tip - free Wi-Fi is available at many public parks around Manhattan, including Central Park!


Area of expertise - Venice

One of the most exciting times to visit Venice is during the Carnival. Watch your pupils’ faces as they stare at people milling around in costumes and masks. I'd also recommend a visit to a costume designer, a mask-making workshop or a gondola ride.


Area of expertise – London

London is a hugely popular city, so book early to ensure you can get your most suited accommodation and preferred visits too.


Area of expertise – China

To travel to China each person will need a visa. We will provide you with information on the application process and you can also speak to our travel partner, ASLA, who will give useful tips.


Educational Travel Advisor

What teachers love about NST is the fact we can tailor-make the entire trip for them with our extensive range of curriculum-linked programmes. We can also offer advice and suggestions based on other teachers' trip experiences.


Educational Travel Advisor

Teachers tell me that the NST Go Explore resources are a fantastic tool for language trips. They say they are a useful tool for pupils and very handy for their vocabulary whilst on tour. They also save teachers so much time!


Area of expertise – Barcelona

Poble Espanyol in Barcelona is a must. It’s a complete model village that's been reconstructed to reflect different styles of buildings around Spain. Pupils can practise language skills, talk to crafts people and experience different parts of Spain in one place.


Area of expertise – WWI Battlefields

It is well worth taking an NST Educationalist Guide. Their WWI knowledge is endless. They pitch to the level of the group and really capture pupils' imaginations, whilst allowing staff to focus on the individual needs of the group.


Area of expertise - Berlin

Bernauerstrasse (Berliner Mauer) is an excellent alternative to Checkpoint Charlie for History groups. It tells of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and has a visitor centre and viewing platform.


Educational Travel Advisor

To increase your ‘catchment’ of students, open up the trip to other subject groups that will all benefit from your chosen destination and their curriculum focus.


Educational Travel Advisor

Book earlier than you think you need to! Booking earlier allows parents longer to cover the costs of the trip, and gives teachers the best chance of securing first choice dates and accommodation at the best price.


Area of expertise – Geneva

When travelling to Geneva it is not necessary to pay for airport transfers or coaching within the city and all visitors will receive a free public transport pass at the airport. The public transport in Geneva in excellent