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Design & Technology Tours


Discover the world beyond your classroom Discover the world

beyond your classroom

Our range of Art & Design trips includes some of the best Bring the and Design and Technology curriculum to life for museums galleries in the world, giving students an your students with our range of itineraries that have proven inspirational experience. popular for their variety of specialist visits to encourage your Our itineraries allow students to contextualise their learning students in their thinking. from the classroom and develop their understanding of Art, Graphic Communication and 3D Design as well as From museums to practical which put learning research, sketch and practiseworkshops their photography skills context, we can mix both design and technology to tointo help build their portfolio. improve your students’ knowledge and bring their subject to life whilst offering a glimpse into the future of technology. ANALYSE / CREATE / DEMONSTRATE / DEVELOP / EXPLORE IDENTIFY / INVESTIGATE / RESPOND / SHOW / REFINE


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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.

ENQUIRE NOW FOR 2021 NEW EVENT FOR 2021 Bring Design & Technology to life for your students and inspire their future career ambitions by showing them the many different paths a career could take at our Design & Technology LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of DisneylandÂŽ Paris! Experts from high profile organisations will provide relevant examples, supporting students in their portfolio preparation and investigations with a focus on product design, technology, sustainability and ethics. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

KEY TOPICS FOR KS4 & 5 Core Technical, Designing and Making Principles Problem Solving Techniques Hand Craft, CAD, CAM, 2D and 3D Modelling Skills The Design Process, Materials and Equipment



Munich is Germany’s third largest city and undisputed technology leader. It is home to thousands of high-tech companies in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, aviation, aerospace and automotive engineering.

For students of Design, there are a number of great visits in Berlin, including the Bauhaus Museum which is one of the most important schools of architecture, design and art of the 20th century.


POPULAR ITINERARY Day 1: Fly to Munich. Take in the views from the Munich Olympic Tower and step in to the Olympic Stadium, experience its sheer size and iconic tent-like roof.

Day 1: Fly into Berlin and drop off your bags. Take a guided city walking tour finishing at the roof terrace of the Reichstag Dome for some spectacular views of the parliamentary and government district.

Day 2: Go on an Audi Discovery Tour where multimedia technology is used to delve in to Audi’s historical and economic background. In the afternoon take a guided tour of the Allianz Arena where you can focus on the venue’s architecture and construction highlights.

Day 2: Visit the Deutsches Technikmuseum exhibiting a large collection of historical technical artefacts and industrial technology and the BMW Motorbike Factory for a tour of its modern production facility building premium brand motorbikes.

Day 3: Visit the Deutsches Museum, the largest in the world devoted to science and technology, take a guided tour to get more from your visit. Car giant BMW allows informative Factory & Museum tours where students can learn all about the car production process from how parts are produced, how they are assembled into a car body and finally painted.

Day 3: Take a guided visit of VW factory and the “Autostadt” (car city) theme park dedicated to the automobile. In the afternoon visit the East Side Gallery, once the Berlin Wall, but now the longest open-air gallery in the world.

Day 4: Time to visit the historic centre before your flight home.

Day 4: Take a tour of KPM Porcelain Manufacturers to see how the world-renowned table services, gifts and accessories come into existence from the initial concept to the finished piece before you depart for the airport.

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Some of the greatest supercars and bikes in the world are manufactured just outside of Florence, making this an ideal Design & Technology destination.

London has many places of interest for Design and Technology, such as: The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, The Design Museum, Science Museum, also there are talks at Theme Parks that can be arranged.



Day 1: Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation to drop off your bags. Take a guided sightseeing tour of the city, and enjoy a meal in a local restaurant.

Day 1: Take the train to London and drop bags at your accommodation. Visit to the Design Museum which is dedicated to exhibiting the best contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.

Day 2: A day of exploring Italian engineering awaits! Start at the Ducati Factory & Museum which highlights 50 years of motorcycle heritage. Follow this with a visit to the Lamborghini Museum which documents the car manufacturer’s fascinating history and provides tours of the production lines.

Day 2: Wembley Stadium Tours are both entertaining and educational allowing students to learn about the operational aspects of the stadium and how it was designed and constructed. In the late afternoon take a ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye for a birds-eye view of the city.

Day 3: Take a visit to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum to see its famous fabric collections and drawings. The Pitti Palace houses some of the most important museums in Florence including the Museum of Costume and Fashion which showcases 300 years of fashion.

Day 3: Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum which houses extensive collections exploring furniture design and architecture and take part in a workshop. In the afternoon visit the fun and interactive Nissan Innovation Station and then take an exciting cable car journey on the Emirates Air Line across the Thames. Day 4: Return group travel by rail.

Day 4: A trip to Florence would not be complete without a visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa before you fly home.

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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.

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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.

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Design & Technology Tours & Conferences  

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