Religious studies school trips & tours

Inspire your pupils and deepen their understanding of key study topics with a religious studies school trip, our programme covers a vast range of study areas around the globe areas from thought-provoking 9/11 visits in New York providing the unique opportunity to hear from someone directly involved in the atrocities to exploring the diversity of worship in London - an invaluable opportunity. 

With a range of guides in many of our destinations, we’ll select a specialist from our team to meet your exact visit requirements and provide you with both local knowledge and educational support.

Browse our Religious Studies school trip destinations

London Trips

A visit to the capital city offers immense value to religious studies pupils. Itineraries can be tailored to groups’ requirements allowing pupils to see diversity of worship and investigate differing impacts of religious beliefs. Find out more here.

London Day Trips

Day trips to London are a great option for groups on a budget. We can arrange your visits, transportation, meals, travel insurance and free places.

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WWI Battlefields Trips

There could be no better time to explore the traditional notion of 'The Just War'. With special commemorative events continuing to 2018, our WWI battlefields tours give pupils a deeper understanding of the war.

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Krakow Trips

A religious studies school trip to Krakow will provide an in-depth study of the Jewish community in the city, one of the most important centres of Jewish life in pre-war Europe.

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Berlin Trips

The recent history of Germany’s capital is still clearly evident today – walk through this fascinating city and feel continually aware of its recent past. Our experienced guides can provide an introductory talk on the history and diversity of the largely integrated Jewish community in Germany.

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Amsterdam Trips

A school trip to Amsterdam allows religious studies groups to explore all aspects of Jewish life and culture prior to WWII through a series of well-preserved sites and excellent museums.

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Rome Trips

Uncover the delights of this ‘Eternal City’ including attending events such as the weekly Papal group audience on Wednesdays or the Sunday Papal Blessing in St Peter’s Square.

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New York Trips

New York is a great place for your pupils to learn first-hand about key study themes, including citizenship and multi-cultural education.

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Our most popular religious studies school trip destinations...

 

London

Religious day trips to London are a great option for groups on a budget. We can arrange your visits, transportation, meals, travel insurance and free places. Our itineraries can be tailored to groups’ requirements allowing pupils to see diversity of worship and investigate differing impacts of Religious beliefs. Explore topics (including The Holocaust) further via a choice of workshops, all easily accessible from Central London.

 

 

Rome

Uncover the delights of this ‘Eternal City’ including attending events such as the weekly Papal group audience on Wednesdays or the Sunday Papal Blessing in St Peter’s Square.

As the leading school travel company in Rome, NST will make sure your group uncover the delights of this ‘Eternal City’ during your religious school trip here. For any religious studies group, a school trip to Italy, and Rome in particular, is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience.

 

Take a look at one of our Religious Studies adventures...

Explore the world with our Religious Studies guides

We offer the chance to take one of our expert Religious Studies guides on your next trip. We have a range of guides available in many of our destinations including Krakow, Amsterdam and Berlin. 

Our guides are former teachers with detailed knowledge of the current curriculum. They are selected to meet your exact tour requirements, helping your group to get even more from their time outside the classroom. Our guides are passionate about their subject areas, meaning they're well prepared to meet your group's needs.

NST Rome Guides

Our experienced, bilingual guides understand the requirements of UK school groups and will bring Rome’s culture, architecture and history to life!

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 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

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

NST's new trip tracker, Locate My Trip, is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group's location whilst on tour.

Our app has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

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

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 Religious Studies 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.

  • Aligned to current study themes

All of our Religious Studies trips are aligned with the current GCSE and A-level curriculums. 

  • 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.

  • Our Religious Studies guides have a strong background in teaching.​

They are highly experienced and passionate former teachers who aim to deliver detailed background information on all key sites and study topics.