School Trips Abroad

Our bespoke range of overseas school trips are the perfect compliment to any curriculum and allow classes to gain fresh cultural insights and experiences abroad. 

We rely on over 50 years’ of experience to carefully curate school trips abroad that meet the needs of teachers and exceed the expectations of students. Our expert guides love nothing more than bringing subjects to life outside the classroom and providing young people with a remarkable learning experience that they will remember for years to come.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about art and design in Paris, business in Berlin or theatre in New York, we have a huge selection of trips on offer that can be shaped to suit your individual needs.

Get in touch today to find out more about how NST can help to tailor your perfect visit.

Learn more about our overseas school trips

School Trips to Austria

School Trips to Austria

Schools trips to Austria are surprisingly overlooked by some teachers despite Austria being a remarkable country renowned for its excellent transport system.

 

School Trips to Belgium

School Trips to Belgium

A beautiful country with a unique mixture of influences from neighbouring France, Netherlands, and Germany, a school trip to Belgium makes an excellent choice for several reasons.

School Trips to China

School Trips to China

If you're thinking about organising an incredible learning experience that your students will never forget then a school trip to China ticks all the boxes.

School Trips to the Czech Republic

School Trips to the Czech Republic

Consistently one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, a school trip to the Czech Republic provides students with opportunities to experience a country of all contrasts.

School Trips to France

School Trips to France

A school trip to France provides students with a hugely valuable learning experience that is right on the UK's doorstep.

School Trips to Germany

School Trips to Germany

From the hustle and bustle of Berlin to the ancient castles of the Rhine, we offer school trips to Germany that cater to every purpose and taste.

School Trips to Greece

School Trips to Greece

Picturesque, steeped in history and affordable, you can guarantee pupils and teachers will have fun learning on a school trip to Greece.

School Trips to Iceland

School Trips to Iceland

School trips to Iceland offer a wonderfully unique experience for students that often goes overlooked.

School Trips to Ireland and Northern Ireland

School Trips to Ireland and Northern Ireland

School trips to Ireland and Northern Ireland offer teachers a chance to supply their students with a truly brilliant learning experience across a wide variety of subjects without going too far from home.

School Trips to Italy

School Trips to Italy

NST have been organising school trips to Italy for over fifty years, providing incredible learning experiences in a country with a rich and vibrant culture.

School Trips to Malta

School Trips to Malta

With architecture stretching back to the stone age, a popular tourism industry, and the perfect year-round climate, a school trip to Malta provides students with the opportunity to experience, witness, and learn about a wide range of subjects.

School trips to Morocco 

School trips to Morocco 

Morocco offers a vibrant and unique blend of European, African, Arabian, Colonial and Berber! This exciting destination provides a wealth of culture, amazing landscapes, and fascinating history and is ideal for a Geography school trips. 

Learn more here

School Trips to the Netherlands

School Trips to the Netherlands

The country's unique culture, rich history and wealth of world-class attractions make a school trip to the Netherlands a perfect place to bring learning life outside of the classroom.

School Trips to Poland

School Trips to Poland

A school trip to Poland, with its storied history, vibrant culture and wealth of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the perfect setting for any school trip.

School Trips to Russia

School Trips to Russia

As a country at the centre of key developments in both modern history and present-day politics, a school trip to Russia is a truly unique learning experience.

School Trips to Spain

School Trips to Spain

Whether the focus is language, art, music, business or maths, school trips to Spain are extremely popular and rewarding for students of all ages.

School Trips to Switzerland

School Trips to Switzerland

Between the endless mountain ranges, castles, lakes, and chocolate, it's easy to see why a school trip to Switzerland makes an ideal setting for an unforgettable learning experience.

School Trips to USA

School Trips to USA

We pride ourselves on providing affordable school trips to the USA that blend a perfect mixture of museums, galleries, businesses and exhibitions, all at fantastic group prices.

School Trips to the WWI Battlefields

School Trips to the WWI Battlefields

Our First World War battlefields tours programme covers the events of the war in considerable historical detail, particularly in the Ypres Salient and Somme regions to give your pupils an inimitable insight into the events of the First World War. 

 


Meet the experts

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs. They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.

There’s a lot to contend with when travelling abroad, and many teachers find the service of NST’s Representatives invaluable. We can arrange for your representative to meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise on points of interest and public transport and provide your group with 24 hour emergency assistance. With NST, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be on your own on your school tour.

They’ll also be happy to discuss your programme of visits, offer an insight into your destination and suggest popular evening activities too.

Planning your first school trip abroad?

If you're planning your first school trip overseas, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process.

 

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information:

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

FREE school trip promotion pack

FREE school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete
  • A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.  If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.  Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 


View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom! 

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.