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NST School Sports Trips & Tours - take them to another level!

Want to bring your sports students together, build their teamwork, boost their fitness and hone their skills? Take them on a NST school sports trip. We’ve been creating amazing educational trips for 55 years, and in partnership with carefully chosen experts we create school sports trips & tours that always deliver winning results.

Your students will enjoy a sporting experience they’ll never forget, from training session with professional sports coaches, workshops with sports specialists, playing competitive friendlies against local teams and enjoying cultural excursions.

Every NST school sports trip is tailor-made to suit your group’s sporting abilities, and cultural and educational needs. Whether you want to experience top training sessions, visit iconic stadiums, or have a Q&A session with leading sports specialists, we offer an exciting line-up of options across a range of sports. We’ll give your students an inspiring and enriching tour with loads of brilliant memories.

With NST school sports trips, you’ve picked the right team.

When you book a sports school trip, you'll benefit from over 55 years of experience and the finest sporting experiences and trusted partners, in a range of carefully chosen destinations around the world. We currently offer sports trips for football, netball, rugby and hockey, and our experts are always on your side, providing all the support you need to plan and run your tour. Check out the options below or get in touch with one of our dedicated tour co-coordinators today.

Experience of a lifetime: 

Training at world class facilities 

Each tour can include professional training sessions at top professional clubs. Each tailor-made training session is based on the coaching philosophy of the club or governing body and is individually planned to challenge the standard of each player, whatever their age or ability. 

Specialist goalkeeper training (football & hockey)

Football and hockey tours can include specialist goalkeeper training sessions at top professional clubs. Each tailor-made training session is based on the coaching philosophy of the club or governing body and is individually planned to challenge the standard of each goalkeeper whatever their age or ability.

Friendly matches with local teams 

We can arrange suitable friendly fixtures for your team against similar high standard opposition.

Specialist Q&A

Speak to a specialists and gain insight into a range of sporting topics. Groups can learn about management, scouting, sports psychology and nutrition.


Sports workshops 

Take part in a range of themed educational workshops with a sports professional. Typical topics which groups can select from include; sport psychology, diet and nutrition, strength & conditioning for sport, scouting, history and values of the club.

Q&A with an academy player or coach 

Take the opportunity to speak to sporting experts in a Q&A session, giving students inspiration and direction about their sport and future careers.

Stadium tour 

A stadium visit offers students the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring size of the venues whilst also learning about the heritage and history of the club.

Watch a pro match 

Experience the thrill and excitement of seeing a live games sporting fixture!

Subject to fixtures and availability.

Sightseeing and cultural visits

Soak up the atmosphere of your chosen destination with a huge range of local cultural visits. 

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Football tours to Madrid

Hala Madrid! Experience the ultimate football tour.

When it comes to football, the city of Madrid needs no introduction. It’s home to Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, two of the world’s most famous and successful clubs. Our amazing Madrid football tours are full of unmissable highlights for football crazy youngsters.

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Football tours to Barcelona

Viva Barça! Visit a truly world-class football destination.

If you’re planning a football tour to a classic sporting destination, make it Barcelona. This is a city that lives and breathes the beautiful game. It’s home to one of the world’s most legendary teams, FC Barcelona, as well as their crosstown rivals, Espanyol. Our amazing Barcelona football tours offer your players the ultimate football experience. 

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Hockey tours to Barcelona

Shoot for glory with our thrilling hockey tours to Barcelona.

Ready for a hockey tour with a difference? Barcelona is the perfect destination for an unmissable sports tour. With a winning combination of glorious sunshine, white sand beaches and expert hockey coaching, they promise an unforgettable experience for any aspiring young player.

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Hockey tours to the Netherlands

Take your team to Holland’s hockey heartland.

Planning your next hockey tour? Look no further than the Netherlands. With top ranked national teams and a rich history in the sport, it’s the ideal destination for your tour. Our NST tours can combine two hockey hotbeds – historic Amsterdam, and its dynamic neighbour, Rotterdam.

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Joint football & hockey tours to Barcelona

Enjoy the best of both worlds with our combined sports tours to Barcelona!

The perfect way to bring together your different teams, our combined sports tours to Barcelona promise a memorable trip for everyone.

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Joint football & hockey tours to Rotterdam & Amsterdam

Everyone’s a winner with our combined football and hockey tours to Holland.

For a multi-sports tour extravaganza, bring together your football and hockey teams for a combined tour to the Netherlands. Historic Amsterdam and its dynamic neighbour, Rotterdam, are cities with a rich sporting history in both sports, being not only a hotbed of top-class hockey, but also the home of legendary Ajax FC, who transformed the beautiful game with their ‘total football’ philosophy.

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Netball tours to Marbella

From courtside to beachfront, our Marbella netball tours are a winner!

There’s no better destination for your netball tour, than magical Marbella. At the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol, this sun-soaked beach resort provides the ideal setting for a memorable sports tour. 

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Rugby tours to Paris

Scrum down for a world-beating rugby tour to Paris!

With its rich sporting heritage, championship-winning clubs and world-class national team, France is a real rugby hotbed. So why not pick Paris as the destination for your next tour?

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Why choose NST...

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

  • ​Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated sports tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made sports tour to meet your group's exact needs.

  • Professional facilities

We have a strong collaboration with top professional clubs and access to elite training facilities to ensure your students get a real once-in-a-lifetime sporting experience.

  • Inclusive tour packages

Our sports tour packages are created to meet the key objectives of each group, with optional extras avaiable to enhance your tour further.

  • Encouraging confidence and bonding

​A sports tour is the perfect way to encourage your students to bond as a team; experiencing an incredible sports tour together, playing the games they love and learning new skills in iconic locations across Europe.


  • Risk assessment guidance

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • More than 55 years’ experience

With over 55 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

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.