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Art & Design Tours


Our range of Art & Design trips includes some of the best museums and galleries in the world, giving students an inspirational experience.

Our LIVE! conference events are immersive learning experiences. High calibre speakers deliver their industry experience through LIVE presentations containing material not found in text books. Students will have the invaluable opportunity to ask questions of the experts during a lively Q&A session.

Our itineraries allow students to contextualise their learning from the classroom and develop their understanding of Art, Graphic Communication and 3D Design as well as research, sketch and practise their photography skills to help build their portfolio.

Discover the world beyond your classroom

Galleries were fantastic and group bookings went smoothly. Chelmsford County High School

for KS4 & KS5

Our locations are guaranteed to excite your students, whether you choose the secure environment of DisneylandÂŽ Paris, or the big city experience in New York, your students will come away having strengthened bonds, built confidence, and with raised aspirations.


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Our Knowledge and Experience

We Take Responsibility

Our knowledgeable and experienced team have travelled the world seeking out the essentials for your next trip and are keen to pass on their recommendations on the best options for your group.

We are members of the School Travel Forum and Learning Outside the Classroom badge holders which ensures we adhere to the highest possible safety standards.

Over 35 years experience organising educational travel experiences Tour programmes tailored to your exact requirements

Our ABTA membership and ATOL licence offers all the financial protection you need to feel confident and safe from the moment you book all the way through to your safe return.

Inspiring LIVE! student conferences and events Risk assessment and safety management guidance Industry leading travel technology to make your life easier FREE teacher inspection visits 24/7 help line whilst you travel Live trip tracking included in every tour On-the-ground representation in key destinations

“Our LOtC Quality Badge provides peace of mind for teachers. We are pleased that the Department for Education has recognised the value of this accreditation and is encouraging schools to seek it out when planning their educational trips and visits.� Kim Somerville, Chief Executive Officer, CLOtC

We are committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible educational travel. With our environmental partners we are offsetting carbon emissions, reducing deforestation and providing wildlife habitats.

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KEY TOPICS FOR KS4 & KS5 Art, Craft and Design Photography Textile Design Three Dimensional Design Graphic Communication

All of the gallery visits and both Broadway shows were excellent, I would thoroughly recommend these to other schools for future visits. - Moorside High School



A principal destination for art students with opportunities to sketch on every corner, view some of the worlds most famous works of art and retrace the steps of their favourite artists.

Amsterdam is known for heavy-hitters of the art world. Its relaxed atmosphere, elegant canal houses and charming views offers the right mix of educational value and broad appeal to make a truly inspirational school trip.



Day 1: Board the Eurostar to the beautiful city of Paris. Drop your bags and get a flavour of the city on a Bateaux Parisien sightseeing cruise along the Seine alighting at the Eiffel Tower.

Day 1: Arrive in the “Venice of the North”and visit Rembrandt’s House followed by a Cruise along the city’s famous canals.

Day 2: No art tour to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Louvre to see Mona Lisa’s famous smile followed by the impressionists in the Musee D’Orsay. Day 3: Time for some modern art at the Pompidou Centre and the Picasso Museum. Relax in Montmartre soaking up the creative atmosphere or sketching the Sacre Coeur. Day 4: View Monet’s water lilies at l’Orangerie followed by free time on the Champs Elysees before you head back home on the train.

Day 2: See the Flemish masters at the vast Rijksmuseum, and contrast that with the cutting-edge design found in the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. Day 3: See the city from a different perspective through the FOAM Photography Museum, or explore its graffiti and street art on an Alternative Walking Tour. Day 4: End your stay with a poignant visit to Anne Frank’s House before returning home.

“I am very pleased with the service provided by European Study Tours and we had a great trip to Paris!” Bishop David Brown School

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Day 1: Arrive in Berlin, once you drop your bags get some great views of the city from the Reichstag Dome. designed by Norman Foster.

Day 1: Travel by rail into the heart of the capital. Visit the brand new V&A Photography Centre followed by a pre-theatre meal and a West End Show.

Day 2: Get an alternative view of this edgy urban city on a Graffiti & Street Art tour and workshop, or visit the new Urban Nation Museum which celebrates urban contemporary art.

Day 2: Start at Tate Britain before taking the City Cruises boat tour down river to Battersea to view a contemporary exhibition at the Tate Modern. Enjoy some time on the embankment with a ride on the London Eye.

Berlin's vibrant gallery scene, top-class exhibitions, renowned art museums and edgy urban and street art scene make the city a mecca for lovers of all art forms.

Day 3: Be immersed in contemporary art at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, before a look at the East Side Gallery. the largest open air gallery in the world. Day 4: Head up the TV Tower for some great views before you leave this city which is at the forefront of contemporary design.

London is a great creative city. All areas of the syllabus are covered from Fine Art, Textiles and Graphic Design to Photography and Sculpture. What’s more, it is right on your doorstep.

Day 3: Take an alternative Street Art Tour in the East End, the area which turned Banksy into a house-hold name. Continue the contemporary theme at the Saatchi Gallery to view works by Emin, Hirst et al. Day 4: Round off with a visit to the Design Museum before taking the train back home.

“This was my first time organising such a trip. The fact that everything went so well is down to EST - Thank you!“ Hellesdon High School

“This was my second journey via European Study tours and I would highly recommend the company to anyone bringing groups to London.” Pianca School

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Day 1: Touch down in the city that never sleeps! Drop off your bags and head back up in the sky for the views from the top of the Empire State Building!

Day 1: Land in the capital of Catalonia. After dropping your bags head out into the sunshine to explore Las Ramblas.

In New York, there’s a museum for every aesthetic and taste, browse the galleries, marvel at superb architecture or find inspiring places to sketch or take photos, your students will love New York.

Art and design is everywhere in Barcelona, on every street, building, museum and art gallery students will find works of art to inspire their creativity.

Day 2: View the acclaimed modern art collections at the MOMA and Guggenheim. Shop in Times Square. then it’s Show Time on Broadway!

Day 2: Spend the day viewing the work of Barcelona’s most famous son from Pare Guell to La Sagrada Familia Gaudi’s influence on the city is all around. End the day eating like a local with a Tapas meal.

Day 3: With 3 million artworks it is impossible to see it all, so view the collection highlights at The Met, then relax or sketch in Central Park.

Day 3: Take a trip out of the city to Figueres and see the surreal in the Dali Museum. Enjoy an evening meal while enjoying a dramatic Flamenco Show.

Day 4: Time to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial and see the Statue of Liberty. Practise your photography skills here before you head home.

Day 4: See more contemporary art at the Joan Miro Foundation before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Day 5: Early morning arrival in the UK, tired and inspired!

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We Make Trip P lanning Easy

Award Winning EST Travel App

As well as the day-to-day support and advice of our team of travel experts, you will have access to our suite of smart travel technology. These tools are designed to save you time, help you plan, and simplify the process of organising a group trip.

Our secure travel app is the perfect companion for groups travelling with European Study Tours – it is free and personalised to your tour. Download the app to your mobile to get instant access to your itinerary and everything you’ll need whilst you’re away.

My Tour Manager

Live Trip Tracking with Locate My Trip

Our market-leading on-line portal is a master class in tour organisation. My Tour Manager is designed to save you time and enable you to keep on track with your trip administration.

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology to provide an easy, convenient way to follow your location whilst on tour. It has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers.

Trip paperwork online and in one place.

Schools, colleges and parents can log-in and locate your groups whereabouts, see where you’ve visited as well as your current location.

Schools, colleges and parents can then react to any potential changes to your tour plans.

Share photos and videos with your school, college and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Personalised tour checklist detailing what you need to do and by when. Download free resources and templates. Email reminders to keep your tour on track. Easily upload passenger information.



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“The app was excellent, all members of staff downloaded the app and it made organising where we needed to be and when very easy. I would definitely recommend the app to anyone travelling with EST.” Ormiston Horizon Academy

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