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Creating memories that last a lifetime...

Our story 

Founded in 1967 by a maths teacher in Lancashire, NST has worked alongside thousands of teachers, like you, to create unique school trip experiences and memories that last a lifetime. That’s why so many schools choose to travel with us each and every year.

Our high scoring with Feefo provides an independent seal of excellence, recognising our commitment to going above and beyond with our customer service and our dedication to providing quality customer experiences year after year. Read below to discover more about why NST is the right choice for you.

The NST experience 

With NST, you can expect something a little different. From the moment you start planning a tour with us, we’ll work closely with you to bring your school trip ideas to life. With our unrivalled knowledge of destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide, together with years of experience in planning unforgettable school trips, we’ll help you to create a learning experience that’s as unique as your group itself.


We've been formally endorsed

For students studying GCSE History - our 3-day accompanied tour to the First World War Battlefields really can enhance the teaching and learning process for Pearson Edexcel’s GCSE History - Option 11: The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches – and that’s not just our view, our itinerary has been formally endorsed by the exam board itself.


Support before, during and after your tour

From the moment you enquire, you’ll have our full support.

Our in-house team have extensive school travel knowledge, from the ins and outs of destinations to planning and arranging your ideal itinerary from start to finish. 

Whilst you’re away, benefit from airport assistance and the support of NST’s representatives, Subject Experts, specialist escorts and local guides in many of our destinations – plus our 24 hour emergency cover. 

And we’ll always be here for you should you need us on your return too. 

Safe in our hands 

Safety is at the heart of every NST school trip and our vigilant approach to safety management will offer the reassurance that we know is so important to both you and parents. What’s more, we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Council’s Quality Badge, which is your guarantee that we manage safety on school visits effectively, whilst also creating high quality learning experiences. 

Visit our safety page to read more.

Protecting your tour 

With NST, you’ll have financial protection from the moment you book your trip to your safe return because we’re fully protected through ABTA and ATOL, and we’re licensed by IATA too. Booking with us is the best way to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind. Don’t forget, if you book direct with an airline, your group may not be covered.

Visit our financial protection page to read more.

Bringing you even greater value for money

At NST, we work hard to bring you the best possible value school trips to help make every penny count and save both you and parents money. Here’s how we’re helping you to money...

  • Free places – We offer a generous free place ratio of 1 in 10 for air travel and 1 in 8 for coach travel on all tours.

  • Pre-tour visits – Qualify for a two nights complimentary stay for two people in your chosen destination ahead of your trip.

  • Loyalty reward – Save an additional £5pp from your first consecutive year of travel onwards.

  • Secure your seats – We can secure your seats on any airline with an initial deposit of only £150pp. 

Take a look at our current offers and discounts.

What next?

Take a look at our range of trips using the search tool on the homepage or if you’re looking for inspiration, you can browse through all of our trips. 

To discover more about taking an NST tour, watch our video which follows one group on their tour to Spain.

Alternatively, give one of our Educational Travel Advisers a call on 0845 293 7970 to discuss your tour ideas.

More information for teachers & group leaders