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Specialist in Group Tours

educational

tours

for schools


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Welcome to Let us introduce ourselves! Inspired Travel is an independent tour operator that was established in 2004. In the intervening period we worked to provide quality tours that deliver the trip that you want. We have considerable experience in the organisation of school educational tours; indeed as former teachers we have been in your position understand not only your expectations but also the pitfalls that you want to avoid. We have taken great care in selecting our accommodation and destinations. We consider that all destinations provide excellent study and learning opportunities for school groups. Year after year we have listened to what you have said and have worked to compile packages that you want. We recognise the need to be flexible and so we are able to build the package with the aspects that will make your trip memorable; we also prefer to offer a few destinations well rather than make a poor effort in many! We know our resorts and will offer sound advice for your group. We aim to offer a friendly, informed and professional service and involve you every step of the way.

Financial Security... guaranteed. In order to comply with the Package Travel, Package Tours and package Holidays Regulations 1992, all monies paid are financially protected in the event of our suppliers failure or the collapse of Inspired Travel Limited. We take this very seriously. As members of the Travel Trust Association all of your funds are held in a trust account until your holiday has been completed. This means that you can travel safe in the knowledge that you are 100% financially protected until you return from your trip. The Trust is administered through NatWest Bank.

What your trip includes‌ All tours t Fully comprehensive personal insurance cover - unless the Local Authority/School policy is preferred t Resort representation on request t No currency surcharge t Study materials

Coach tours t Return travel from your school (England and Wales) to your destination plus use of the coach during your stay, limited only by compliance with driver hours t Ferry crossings - Eurotunnel on request t Full board accommodation including vpacked lunch t 1 free place per 8 paying passengers

Air tours

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t Transfer to UK airport (England and Wales only) based on 30 full paying passengers t Return flights from a London area airport (possible supplement from regional airports) including all taxes and charges t Transfer from airport to resort and return t Full board accommodation t 1 free place per 10 paying passengers t Flights booked through ACC with full ATOL protection.

What is not included... t Drinks with meals except breakfast or as agreed at time of quotation t Meals en-route

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BELGIUM

WW1 around Ypres

Minimum numbers Prices are based on: Coach tours - 40 paying persons Air tours - 30 paying persons For smaller groups we reserve the option to combine groups in order to keep prices realistic for all concerned. For groups below 40 persons, travelling by coach, we will of course quote for your group, but please be prepared for higher costs that reflect unoccupied seats.

Coach sizes

Accommodation Youth Hostel in Ypres t t t t t t

Rooms for 2-6 persons Twin/single rooms for staff Games room Teacher common room Easy access for visits There are 3 Hostels offering the same standard - groups are allocated according to size and availability

We will quote according to the size of group requested, usually a 49 or 53 seat vehicle and occasionally a 36 seater. In the event of a large group we will arrange a double-decker but please be aware that on occasion the standard of vehicle is not as high as a single decker and that there is reduced luggage space.

A sample itinerary

Your free places guarantee

Day 2 In Flanders Fields Museum. Sanctuary Wood/Hill 62, Hooge Crater, Hellfire corner, Essex Farm Cemetary and Field Dressing Station

We will have quoted for your trip based on the initial information received. Once we have received your first and second deposits we will guarantee your free places on that basis. If your group size drops below the minimum numbers the group must still pay a small numbers supplement to cover the cost of empty coach seats.

Deposits An initial deposit of £80 for coach groups and £100 for fly groups. A second deposit of £120 is due 8 weeks after the first and a third deposit of £120 is due 8 weeks after the second. The final balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure. Please note that the first two deposits are non-refundable.

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Day 1 Depart from school for journey to Ypres. Visit Talbot House in Poperinghe*, arrive-settle in.

Day 3 1st Battle of Ypes at Messines, Hill 60, Tyne Cot, Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Langemarck Day 4 German Cemetary. Menin Gate & Last Post Day 5 Free time in Ypres to visit chocolatier or for shopping* Afternoon return to the UK (* This is dependent upon the distance of the school from the channel port) This is a suggested itinerary only and can be of any length, combined in a variety of ways and be tailored to include the visits preferred. Quotation will be all-inclusive, based on the agreed itinerary. Send us information about a local regiment or about indviduals and we will endeavour to incorpoate a visit to a relevant place if they were in the Ypres Salient.

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FRANCE

WW1 around Albert and The Somme, Peronne and Vimy Ridge Our tours aim to enhance a student’s visit to the battlefields. It is easy to provide itineraries that are run of the mill and the same as other companies but we like to go that bit further. We will use trench maps to understand the landscape, poetry, regimental and soldier’s diaries and letters to provide a thought provoking experience. All groups will be given the opportunity provide information about individuals for research, or why not take a few names off the local war memorial, or use the local regiment for research and bring the group a collective connection with the Great War?

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An outline itinerary Day 1 Depart school for journey to France. Visit to Wellington. Quarry en route.* Arrival and settle in. Day 2 Day in the Albert area. Evening swimming. Day 3 Day in the Peronne Area. Evening inhouse. Day 4 Visit to Vimy Ridge, Serre and ND de Loret. Eve Bowling. Day 5 Depart after breakfast for return to UK. Depending on the crossing time, there may be free time in Albert.* * Subject to travel times and distance of school from port. Possible visits: Albert, Beaumont Hamel and Newfoundland Monument, Thiepval Monument and Visitor Centre, Delville Wood, Poziers and the Tank Memorial, Ulstor Monument, Langueval, Vimy Ridge, Peronne, Sheffield Memorial Park, The Lochnagar Crater, Notre Dame de Loret and Nolette sur Mer (Chinese Cemetary to workers on Picardy coast) We realise that there are numerous combinations of visits and that to print just one could be misleading. Accordingly, the itinerary is merely outlined and some of the numerous options are listed. We will tailor the itinerary to your preferences and quote on an all-inclusive basis.

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Accommodation Youth Hostel t t t t t t

Capacity 186 5 mins from centre of Albert Shared rooms for students All rooms en-suite Games room, study room Activities nearby

Why visit the battlefields... t t t t t

To understand major events that shaped the Europe of today To appreciate the circumstances of major battles Bring the classroom alive Easily accessible from most parts of the UK Numerous possibilities for visits - itineraries tailored to group preference and emphasis

What your trip includes... t t t t t t t

Tailor made, all-inclusive itineraries Variable duration - its your choice. Easily accessible by coach HB accommodation as described Lunches available on request. All guides and entrance fees as stated Insurance with option to use school policy

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FRANCE

WW2 in Normandy Annexed by the Roman legions and Viking adventurers, disputed for centuries by English and French Kings, beach-head for D-Day armies, Normandy is a crossroads where culture and ideas, artefacts and produce have met and mingled; making it ideal for a school group visit.

An outline itinerary Day 1 Arrive at the accommodation in time to settle in and for dinner. Depending upon time of travel, a local visit/activity may be possible. Day 2 Morning visit. Lunch. Afternoon visit/ activity. Eve: Bowling. Day 3 Day visit in the local area. Eve: In-house Day 4 Local visit/activity in the morning. Lunch. Afternoon travel back to the UK. This is a suggested itinerary only and can be of any length, combined in a variety of ways and be tailored to include the excursions and visits that you require. Time can be made for school based workbooks and/or “diary time” can be incorporated into an itinerary. Any quotation will include excursion and entry fees as stated in the itinerary. We will provide a guide price for any additional visits/ activities. Possible visits: Day trip from: D Day Landings, Rouen, Falais, Caen Afternoon trips from: Mont St Michel, Bayeux, Fougères medieval fort, Caen, Arromanches and more Activities from: Bowling, local market, beach, aqua park, cinema, museum and local chateau guided tour, caramels factory, fromagerie.

Accommodation Centre de Commes t t t t t t t t

Centre de Commes Open March-November Capacity 48 students and 7 adults Rooms for 4 for students and twin rooms for teachers, all en-suite 3 Rooms for diasabled students Meals are full board with either picnic or cold lunch. 2 classrooms with internet access and electronic wipe board Facilities: table tennis, table football, volleyball court, football pitch, lounge and staff common room, TV/DVD room

Centre Bon Sejour t t t t t t

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Located near Merville-Franceville Access to sandy beach Rooms for 2-4 students, all en-suite Lounge, bar Classrooms Facilities: table tennis, pool, karaoke, mini-golf, sailing, swimming pool (not lifeguarded)

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FRANCE

Provence and the impact of Rome Roman civilisation flourished in this part of southern France that was not too dissimilar to Latium, the region around Rome; the richness of this region in Classical times can still be seen today, and the area round the lower Rhone valley has fine classical remains, including the amphitheatre at Orange, the Pont du Gard aqueduct, the arena at Arles, the remarkable Roman remains at Nimes, just outside modernday Provence, and many more sites. Our tours combine guided tours and self-learning visits to any number of sites, depending upon the itinerary, bringing to life the Roman influence on this diverse and beautiful part of France.

A sample itinerary Day 1 Depart from school for overnight journey to France. Day 2 Arrive at accommodation in time to settle in for dinner. According to time of travel, a local visit/activity may be possible. Day 3 -6 Morning and afternoon visits or day excursion according to the itinerary. Evening activities may include a meal out, disco, bowing, water theme park, swimming etc. Day 7 Local visit/activity in the morning. Lunch. Afternoon travel back to the UK. Day 8 Arrive back at school. This is a suggested itinerary only and can be of any length, combined in a variety of ways and be tailored to include the excursions and visits that you require. Any quotation will include excursion and entry fees as stated in the itinerary. We will provide a guide price for any additional visits/activities

Accommodation Centre La Manadiere t Capacity: 75 beds t Located between Nimes and Arles t Rooms for 2-4 persons, all ensuite - twin rooms for staff t Meals FB with packed lunch on excursion days t Facilities include a small outdoor swimming pool (not lifeguarded), garden with terrace, games room, classroom

Why visit Provence... t t t t t

To appreciate the divers impact of the Romans To understand more about Roman life Bring the classroom alive Easily accessible from most parts of the UK Numerous possibilities for visits - itineraries tailored to group preference and emphasis

Possible visits: Day trip from: Avignon and Pont du Gard, St Remy de Provence and Les Baux, Nimes Visits from: Aigues Mortes, Camargue, Arles, Les Baux, Perrier La Source, Rousillon, Le Thor, Fontaine de Vaucluse Activities from: Ice skating, Reptilium, bowling, Aquarium, Local market, aqua park, cinema, museum and local chateau guided tour.

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SPAIN

Granada and the Sierra Nevada The capital of Granada Province, Granada is situated between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the sea. The city is famous for its Arabic heritage, the Alhambra and the caves of Sacromonte.The narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses of the Albaicin are home to numerous small squares with terazas, perfect for watching the world go by. With summer temperatures that reach 40째C and mild winters, Granada is a city that is ideal all year round and makes an ideal destination for early or late season, April and October - we also have groups travelling in February that return with a tan, depending upon the week!

A sample itinerary Day 1 Depart from school with transfer to airport. Flight to Malaga. Transfer to hotel and settle in. Dinner. Day 2 Guided visit to the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces. Visit to the Arab Baths. Evening visit to the Arab Tea Houses. Day 3 Half day tour of the Sierra Nevada and a guided, walking tour of the Albaicin. Evening: Flamenco lesson. Day 4 Visit to the caves of the Sacromonte. Optional afternoon visit to the Cathedral and Arab markets with time for shopping. Day 5 Depart after breakfast. Dependiing upon flight times it may be possible to visit the caves of Nerja on the way. Onward transfer to school. Our itineraries are totally flexible and can be of any duration. Content is defined in consultation with the group leader. Tours will quoted based on the agreed itinerary and all-inclusive.

Accommodation 3* Hotel Monasterios de los Basilios t Walking distance from the city centre t Rooms for 2-3 persons, all en-suite t Meals FB with packed lunch wine with dinner for the staff t Meeting space, bar in the restaurant

Why visit Spain... t t t t t t t

Fascinating location, steeped in history! Well served by airports in the UK Numerous activities and visits Excellent accommodation easily accessible to the city Friendly hotels that welcome groups Resort representation on request Possibility for smaller groups to share on some dates

What your trip includes... t t t t t t t t

Tailor made, all-inclusive itineraries Variable duration - its your choice Flights to Malaga HB accommodation as described Lunches available on request UK and continental airport transfers All guides and entrance fees as stated Insurance with option to use school policy

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ITALY

Sorrento and the Bay of Naples The stunning Sorrento peninsula has been designated a World Heritage Site and together with the Bay of Naples forming the backdrop to this exciting destination. Dominated by Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum have been preserved as a snapshot in time; Sorrento is a bustling town and a fine base from which to explore the region, including the Amalfi coast and the Isle of Capri. This tour has been designed as a cross-curricular destination. The lovely climate of mild winters and hot summers make Sorrento an ideal year-round destination.

Accommodation 3*+ Hotel Gardenia or similar

A sample itinerary Day 1 Departure from school for transfer to airport. Flight to Naples. Depending upon arrival time it may be possible to visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Day 2 Guided visit to Positano and Amalfi along the Amalfi Drive. Visit a local farm to see how olive oil and mozzarella cheese is made. Evening: Quiz. Day 3 Guided visit to Pompeii. Continue to Vesuvius and walk to crater rim. Return to Sorrento via a visit to a pasta factory. Evening: Meal in a local Tratorria - pizza and gelati. Day 4 Guided visit to Capri including a boat trip around the island On return visit a marquetry factory. Evening: Disco. Day 5 Guided visit to Herculaneum. Visit to the amphitheatre at Pozzuoli with its complete underground rooms. Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. Please note that the itinerary on the last day will depend upon flight times.

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Located 7 min walk from town centre Relaxed friendly atmosphere Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch Facilities: lounge TV area, meeting space

4* Hotel Flora t t t t t

Spacious elegant hotel Located 7 min walk from town centre Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch Facilities: meeting room, lounge, bar

Why visit Italy... t t t t t

Stunning scenery and steeped in history, a World Heritage Coast Wide range and high standard of hotels Excellent range of visits and excursions Resort representation, on request Possibility for smaller groups to share on certain dates

What your trip includes... t t t t t t t t

What your trip includes... Tailor made, all-inclusive itineraries Variable duration - its your choice. Flights to Naples FB accommodation as described UK and continental airport transfers All guides and entrance fees as stated Insurance with option to use school policy

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ITALY

The splendour that is Venice Built on 116 islands and connected by 409 bridges, this stunning city appears to float on water. Venice, or the Divine Republic, is home to magnificent architecture and one of the world’s greatest art collections. Best explored by vaporetto (water bus) and on foot Venice is an ideal destination year round, although those in the know visit out of season, avoiding the crowds and the heat. Lido di Jesolo on the Venetian coast makes the ideal, value for money choice for schools visiting Venice. Less than 50km from Venice, Lido also has all the leisure amenities of a modern resort, including a wide sandy beach providing excellent, safe bathing.

A sample itinerary Day 1 Depart school for journey to Italy or flight to Venice. Transfer to the hotel in Lido di Jesolo, settle in. Dinner. Day 2 Take the boat across the lagoon. Guided visit to St Mark’s, Doge’s Palace and The Bridge of Sighs. Day 3 The Ghetto, Accademia Gallery, Santa Maria delle Salute. Day 4 Visit to the islands - Burano, Murano and Torcello. Free time in Venice - shopping or Aqualandia. Day 5 Depart after breakfast for return to UK. A local visit/activity may be possible according to travel times.

Accommodation 3* Hotel Frank

t Family run, t Air conditioning t Meal FB with packed lunch t Rooms 2-4, all en-suite t 24h reception t Comfortable, value hotel

3* Hotel Christian

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100m from beach Outdoor pool Recently renovated Rooms 2-4, all en-suite t Meals FB with packed lunch t 24h reception

3* Hotel Portofino

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120m from beach Outdoor pool Close to main street Rooms 2-4, all en-suite t Meals FB with packed lunch, includes wine for staff t 24h reception

What your trip includes... t t t t t t t t

Tailor made, all-inclusive itineraries Variable duration - it’s your choice Flights to Venice Coach travel also possible FB accommodation as described UK and continental airport transfers All guides and entrance fees Company insurance or school policy

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FRANCE

Provence Mediterranean climate, landscapes and ambience

The regions of Provence and LanguedocRousillon are examples of Mediterranean diversity at its best. There is considerable geographical diversity ranging from limestone canyons to hilltop villages of the Luberon and the Rhone delta or the Camargue. In an area renowned for its beauty, study opportunities include the delta environment, coastal landforms, tourism, a decision-making exercise at the Pont du Gard, and the Luberon villages. Visits to the Roman towns of Nimes, Arles and/ or Montpellier are also unforgettable. With its reliable climate and varied study opportunities, Provence is a perfect destination throughout the year.

Accommodation Centre La Manadiere t Located between Nimes and Arles t Capacity: 75 beds t Rooms for 2-4 persons, all ensuite - twin rooms for staff t Meals FB with packed lunch on excursion days t Facilities include a small outdoor swimming pool (not lifeguarded) t Garden with terrace, games room, classroom

We are also able to offer accommodation in historic Arles and in the Les Angeles area of Avignon.

Sample GCSE itinerary Day 1 Depart from school for overnight journey to France.

tourism study or to simply relax on the beach.

Day 2 Arrive at the accommodation in time to settle in and for dinner.

Day 6 Visit the Luberon where hilltop villages dominate the landscape. Explore the ochre fields of Rousillon and a processing plant. On return visit the caves at Thor or Fontaine de Vaucluse for some souvenir shopping.

Day 3 Visit the spectacular limestone scenery of the Gorges du Tarn. An area under pressure from tourism, examine the effects of its popularity. On return visit the “Bridge in the Clouds� at Millau. Day 4 Settlement study in the coastal town of Cassis. Take a boat trip along the coast to the Calanques and understand more of the coastal geography. Alternatively, visit the fortified town of Aigues Mortes for a similar settlement study. Day 5 Visit the Camargue and the visitors centre to appreciate the natural and human aspects of the delta environment. Continue to Saintes Maries del la Mer for a

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Day 7 Local visits to Perrier La Source, Arles or Avignon according to your accommodation, before departing journey to the UK. Day 8 Ferry/ Tunnel crossing and onward journey to school. Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. Alternative visits include Avignon, a weathering study and Pont du Gard. They will be quoted on an all-inclusive basis according to the agreed itinerary.

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FRANCE

The French Alps Locations with tradition and ambience

We have carefully chosen our centres for their tradition, ambience, and variety of learning opportunities that they offer. Itineraries are varied in each of our locations but they provide excellent opportunities for data collection or case study material. From our base in Faverges, there are numerous locations within easy reach that provide data collection opportunities, or just as interesting places to visit. The medieval town of Annecy at the head of a glacial lake, the ski resort of La Clusaz, the Gorges du Fier and the town of Chamonix with Mont Blanc are within easy reach. Study options include glaciation, rivers, tourism, settlement studies slope studies and a visit to the United Nations in Geneva. We recommend travel between May and October.

Accommodation Les Balcons du Lac 3* t Located in an elevated position overlooking Lake Annecy t Ideal group accommodation in rooms for 2-4 persons with private facilities t Meals are full board with a packed lunch for days out t Facilities include swimming pool (not lifeguarded), games room, TV/DVD lounge, bar, restaurant, volleyball and boules t Capacity 120 rooms in three buildings t Easily accessible to a variety of study venues

Why study in the French Alps... t t t t t

Easily accessible by coach from Calais Served by numberous UK airports Resort representation on request Accessible by train Wide variety of study options

Sample GCSE itinerary Day 1 Depart from school for overnight journey to France. Day 2 Arrival at your accommodation mid afternoon and settle in. It may be possible to do a local activity depending upon the arrival time. Day 3 Visit the Annecy area. Land use survey of central area and honey-pot site. A tourist questionnaire provides the main source of data. Begin to understand the local landscape with a boat trip on the lake and a visit to the glacial overflow channel of the Gorges du Fier. Day 4 This is it! Chamonix - glaciers and tourism inextricably mixed. About 1-2 hours from base, depending upon the season, there is plenty to do. Take the cable car to the summit of Aiguille du Midi, and Mont Blanc, Take a gondola

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across the Glacier du GĂŠant above the towering seracs and cavernous crevasses, walk the Balcon Nord to Montenvers and return by mountain train to the town. Day 5 Hauteluce and Les Saisies village study. A traditional alpine village and a ski station united by their involvement in the 1992 Winter Olympic Games based in Annecy. Day 6 A local morning study or travel further afield by bicycle! Depart after lunch for the return journey to the UK. Day 7 Ferry/ Tunnel crossing and return to school. Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. Alternative visits include Avignon, a weathering study and Pont du Gard. They will be quoted on an all-inclusive basis according to the agreed itinerary.

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NETHERLANDS

Holland Close to home but with plenty to offer Our tours are based outside the village of Beekbergen, not far from Arnhem, and close to the wilderness of the Hogue Veluwe National Park; it is possible to visit the wide variety of landscapes that Holland has to offer. As with all our destinations there are several opportunities for relaxation in Deventer and Apeldoorn that include swimming, skating and bowling. This destination provides an ideal study area for groups who do not want to travel far into the continent yet experience an overseas geography visit.

Sample itinerary

Accommodation

Day 1 Depart school for a morning ferry/tunnel crossing arriving at your accommodation in time for evening meal. Depending upon your itinerary, it may be possible to visit Holland’s highest point at Euromast in Rotterdam.

3* Hotel Fletcher

Day 2 A day on the Flevoland Polder. There are several options that include an agricultural landuse transect, settlement hierarchy and the Polder Museum and Batavia pirate ship! Day 3 A short journey to the De Hogue Veluwe National Park. The Park is a vast area of glacial moraines and outwash deposits with a complex vegetation pattern of woodland and heath. Visits to the Museonder underground museum, take a cycle ride around the park to appreciate the landscape and ask a visitor questionnaire. Day 4 Amsterdam. Use the park and ride to travel into the city and assess the traffic problems. Take a boat trip on the canals. Spend the afternoon at Vollendam; find out how cheese is made and go to a clog factory. Time for some shopping!

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Located between Apeldoorn and Arnhem Family run Rooms for 2-4 persons all en-suite Meals are FB with packed lunch Facilities: bar, meeting rooms Easy access to main study areas

2* Hostel Stayokay t Located in Apeldoorn t Close to national park and all other study areas t Capacity 136 t Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite t Meals FB with packed lunch t Facilities: meeting rooms, sports field, billiards, reading room, bar

Why study in Holland... t t t t t t

Easily accessible from the UK Ideal destination for first trip abroad Variety of landscapes Excellent study opportunities Direct motorway access from Calais Resort representation on request

Day 5 Depart after breakfast for the return journey to the UK.

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ITALY

Sorrento Where Geography meets History head on‌ The stunning Sorrento peninsula has been designated a World Heritage Site and together with the Bay of Naples forms the backdrop to this exciting destination. Dominated by Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum have been preserved as a snapshot in time; Sorrento is a bustling town and a fine base from which to explore the region, the Amalfi coast and the Isle of Capri. This tour has been designed as a crosscurricular destination and has been designed for a less formal delivery to take advantage of the numerous historical sites. The town of Sorrento is busy and bustling and forms an excellent base for our tours. Within the town there are numerous shops and cafes to enjoy during your stay. The region has a wonderful Mediterranean climate and so whilst there may be rain in late autumn and early spring, a visit is ideal at any time.

Accommodation 3*+ Hotel Gardenia t t t t t

Located 7 min walk from town centre Relaxed friendly atmosphere Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch Facilities: lounge TV area, meeting space

4* Hotel Flora t t t t t

Spacious elegant hotel Located 7 min walk from town centre Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch Facilities: meeting room, lounge, bar

We also have availability at the 3* Hotel Londra, which offers a similar level of accommodation.

Sample GCSE Itinerary Day 1 Fly to Naples and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival a visit to the Naples Archaeology Museum is possible. Day 2 The Amalfi Coast. Drive along the heritage coast to Positano, which clings to the cliffs. Transfer to a small bus for a transfer to the narrow streets and black volcanic beach. Continue to Amalfi and enjoy the town, beach and shopping. Optional tourism study. Day 3 Around Sorrento. Drive to the hilltop village of Termini and stroll along the peninsula. Learn about the Mediterranean climate, land use and vegetation. Opportunity for field sketching of coastal features. Visit a local farm to see how

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mozzarella is made. Return to Sorrento for a shopping questionnaire and some retail therapy of your own. Day 4 Drive to Pompeii for a guided tour of this once thriving town. Visit the Forum, theatres, amphitheatre and plaster casts of victims of the AD79 eruption. Continue to the Vesuvius National Park and walk up to the summit of the only active volcano on mainland Europe. Day 5 A guided visit to Herculaneum followed by a visit to Pozzuoli, a magnificent amphitheatre with its underground rooms intact or go to Solfatarra - a dying volcanoes with mud pools and fumaroles. Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

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FRENCH

French in Normandy Close to home but with plenty to offer As popular as ever, Normandy offers the perfect destination for language study. Our language school is just a one hour drive from the coast and 9km from Bayeux. The centre is close to many places of interest in the area so that, in conjunction with lessons, the afternoons can be spent visiting Mont St. Michel, the Normandy Beaches, Caen, The Bayeaux Tapestry or simply enjoying a crepe, going to a caramel factory or visiting a local fishing village.

Sample itinerary for KS2 Day 1 Coach from school; morning ferry to Cherbourg/Caen; arrival and settle in; initial language session; walk in the village. Day 2 Language session; walk in the fishing port of Port-en-Bessin; WW2 site at Longues; Aromanches; Caen castle; Language session. Day 3 Bayeux trip; walk around historic town; visit to the Tapestry; market buying fruit; laguage session; centre activities; sports (football, boules) Day 4 Language session; local school visit and/or trip to the beach; forest walk and/or farm visit; language session; games, songs and disco Day 5 Presentation of certificates; trip to caramels toffee factory; packing and departure to Cherbourg/Caen for return crossing All programmes are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your requirements. Courses are designed to exploit links to NC history, science, ICT, art and other curriculum areas, with ample opportunities for display and follow up work. Each course includes up to 2 hours of language tuition per day.

Accommodation Centre de Commes t Open March-November t Capacity 48 students and 7 adults t Rooms for 4 for students and twin rooms for teachers, all en-suite t 3 Rooms for diasabled students t Meals are full board with either picnic or cold lunch t 2 classrooms with internet access and electronic wipe board t Facilities: table tennis, table football, volleyball court, football pitch, lounge and staff common room, TV/DVD room

Why study in France... t Easily accessible from the UK t Excellent language school t Numerous opportunities for visits and excursions to support studies t Ideal for first time study abroad

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FRENCH

French in Languedoc Mediterranean Montpellier

Montpellier is a typical university town and home of the oldest university in France. With just 250,000 inhabitants, most of whom are students, the city has a friendly, youthful atmosphere and enjoys a range of cultural activities during the year. The city centre has narrow, picturesque streets, elegant mansions and tree-shaded cafĂŠs. The lovely Mediterranean beaches are a few miles away and the city has an excellent climate with over 300 days of sunshine each year perfect to visit at any time.

The Language School

Sample itinerary Coach or air travel from the UK Airport transfers in the UK and France French lessons x 15 (55 mins. each), Mon-Fri Course tailor made in consultation with the group leader All study materials provided Four afternoon trips/ activities included One full day trip All transport and entries for visits in the itinerary

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Centrally located in the pedestrian zone Occupies an elegant 18th century mansion Recently renovated Residence a short distance away with en-suite rooms Well-equipped classrooms and media centre Student common room Roof terrace

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Accessible by coach from Calais Served by numerous airports from the UK Accessible by train Offers a wide variety of study opportunities Resort representation possible on request

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Accommodation in homestay with families or residence 1 x free place for staff per 15 students in 3* hotel if group in homestay or 1:10 in residence Day trip from: Avignon, Pont du Gard or the Camargue Afternoon trips/activities from: Arles guided tour, Arles antiquities, Nimes, Aigue Mortes, Montpellier city tour. Activities: Ice skating, zoo, Planetarium, swimming, beach, cinema, local chateau guided tour.

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GERMAN

German in Austria

Kitzbuhel is a small town in the Tirol region of German speaking Austria. The towns population is about 10,000 and at a height of 800m it is one of the most picturesque mountain towns of Europe. There is a traditional style and cosmopolitan atmosphere that makes Kitzbuhel special.

The Language School t Located in a leafy suburb 15 min walk from centre t Accredited by the government body Campus Austria (an organisation of German language schools) t Teachers are native speakers from German speaking countries t Small class sizes t Aim to progress language skills rapidly t Lessons in the mornings with activities in the afternoons t Visits: Salzburg, Werfen Castle (home of “Where Eagles Dare�) or Munich. t Activities: Horse riding, watersports on Schwarzsee lake, local museum, mountain biking, water world

Accommodation Youth hostel accommodation t t t t

Rooms for 2-4 persons, en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch Meeting rooms, games room, bar Close to bus stop

Sample itinerary (according to season and preference) Days 1-2 Departure from school. Ferry crossing and onward to destination. Settle in, dinner Days 3-4 Languages session. Afternoon excursion/ visit or activity Day 5-6 Language session. Visit/activity. Presentation of certificates. Departure after dinner for return to UK Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. They will be quoted on an ALL-INCLUSIVE basis according to the agreed itinerary. In the Alps it is possible to combine a language course with skiing - 5 days local lift pass - 5 days ski/snowboard hire - 5 half days instruction in ski school

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- Instructors stay with the group

Wonderful scenery and environment Wide range of hotels and accommodation Wide variety of excursions and visits Excellent hospitality and welcome

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SPANISH

Spanish in classical Spain Beautiful Granada The capital of Granada Province, Granada is situated between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the sea. The city is famous for its Arabic heritage, The Alhambra and the caves of Sacromonte. With summer temperatures that reach 40째C and mild winters, Granada is a city that is ideal all year round and can provide a fascinating and memorable backdrop to your stay.

Sample itinerary Day 1 Depart from school for transfer to UK airport. Flight to Malaga. Depending upon flight times it may be possible to visit the caves of Nerja en-route to hotel. Check-in, settle in and dinner. Day 2 Language session. Guided tour of the Alhambra and the Generalife. Shoping in the Arab market. Visit the Arabic tea houses. Day 3 Language session. Walking tour of the Albaicin. Treasure hunt. Flamenco lesson. Day 4 Language session. Half day excursion to the Sierra Nevada Visit the museum of the Sacromonte, Tapas evening. Day 5 Depart after breakfast for the airort and return to the UK. Depending upon flight times there may be the opportunity for more shopping. Activities and visits: Caves of Nerja enroute from the airport, Guided tour of the Alhambra, Walking tour of the Alcaicin, Sacromonte, Arab tea houses, science park, tapas bar, treasure hunt, Arab souk Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. They will be quoted on an all-inclusive basis according to the agreed itinerary.

The Language School Escuela Carmen Cuevas t t t t t t

Located in the Albaicin opposite the Alhambra Classrooms for small groups Option of formal language lessons or conversation classes Lessons also possible at the hotel Native Spanish speaking teachers Can also offer flamenco lessons

Accommodation 3* Hotel Monasterios de los Basilios t t t t t

Walking distance from the city centre Bus ride to language school Rooms for 2-3 persons, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch - wine with dinner for staff Meeting space, bar in the restaurant

Why study in Spain... t t t t t

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Fascinating location, steeped in history! Well served by airports in the UK Numerous activities and visits Good standard of accommodation. Resort representative on request

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ITALIAN

Italian in Sorrento and around the Bay of Naples The stunning Sorrento peninsula has been designated a World Heritage Site and together with the Bay of Naples forms the backdrop to this exciting destination. Dominated by Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum have been preserved as a snapshot in time and is sure to leave lasting memories.

Sample itinerary Day 1 Depart from school for tranfer to airport. Flight to Naples. Depending upon flight times, it may be possible to visit the National Archaeological Museum, Naples. Day 2 Language session. Visit to a local farm to see how olive oil and mozzarella cheese is made. Practice your Italian with a tourism questionnaire in town. Quiz. Day 3 Language session. Guided visit to Pompeii and continue to Vesuvius. Visit to a pasta factory with chance to buy! Pizza and ice cream in town. Day 4 Language session. The Amalfi Drive. Shopping in Sorrento. Presentation of certificates. Disco. Day 5 Depart after breakfast. Guided tour of Herculaneum. Lunch in Pozzuoli. Visit Solfatara. Transfer to the airport for flight to the UK (day’s itinerary will be determined by flight times) Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. They will be quoted on an all-inclusive basis according to the agreed itinerary.

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The Language School Sant’Anna School t t t t t t

Located in the old part of the town Occupies an elevated position Classrooms, internet access Content in agreement with the group leader Certificate at end of the course Possibility of language sessions at the hotel

Accommodation 3*+ Hotel Gardenia or similar t t t t t t

Located 7 min walk from town centre Relaxed friendly atmosphere Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch Facilities: lounge TV area, meeting space Bar

Why study in Sorrento... t t t t

Excellent language school High standard of accommodation Fantastic variety of excursions and visits Resort representative on request

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ITALIAN

Italian in the Venice region

Built on 116 islands and connected by 409 bridges, this stunning city appears to float on water. Venice, or the Divine Republic, is home to magnificent architecture and one of the world’s greatest art collections. Best explored by vaporetto (water bus) and on foot Venice is an ideal destination year round, although those in the know visit out of season, avoiding the crowds and the heat. Lido di Jesolo on the Venetian coast makes the ideal, value for money choice for schools visiting Venice. Less than 50km from Venice, Lido also has all the leisure amenities of a modern resort, including a wide sandy beach providing excellent, safe bathing.

Sample itinerary Day 1 Depart school for journey to Italy or flight to Venice. Transfer to the hotel in Lido di Jesolo, settle in. Dinner. Day 2 Language session. Take the boat across the lagoon. Guidedvisit to St Mark’s, Doge’s Palace and The Bridge of Sighs. Day 3 Language session. The Ghetto, Accademia Gallery, Santa Maria delle Salute. Day 4 Language session. Visit to the islands - Burano, Murano and Torcello. Free time in Venice shopping or Aqualandia. Day 5 Depart after breakfast for return to UK. A local visit/activity may be possible according to travel times Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. They will be quoted on an all-inclusive basis according to the agreed itinerary.

Accommodation 3* Hotel Frank t t t t t t

Family run, Air conditioning Meal FB with packed lunch Rooms 2-4, all en-suite 24h reception Comfortable, value, hotel

3* Hotel Christian t t t t t t

100m from beach Outdoor pool Recently renovated Rooms 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch 24h reception

3* Hotel Portofino t t t t t

120m from beach Outdoor pool Close to main street Rooms 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch, includes wine for staff t 24h reception

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What your trip includes... t t t t t t t t

Tailor made, all-inclusive itineraries Variable duration - its your choice. Flights to Venice Coach travel also possible FB accommodation as described UK and continental airport transfers All guides and entrance fees Company insurance OR school policy

Why study in Venice... t t t t

Excellent language school High standard of accommodation Fantastic variety of excursions and visits Resort representative on request

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BELGIUM

Citizenship Brussels at the seat of European Government Brussels is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s must-see destinations, with its small town charm, restaurants, fabulous food, nightlife, fantastic shopping, numerous museums, and other attractions including the diverse and interesting exhibitions and festivals organised there every year. It is an intriguing city of diversity, a mosaic of languages and united by politics. As the headquarters of both the EU and NATO, Brussels is the city of choice for Eurocrats, and often the city of choice for school trips. Yet, the city maintains its cosy feel and offers sumptuous historic sights, world famous art and iconic architecture. Add to this cuisine that makes the trip worthwhile alone, including legendary chocolate, and waffles that could warm you on the coldest of days, Brussels is a city that draws school tours worldwide.

Sample itinerary

that can be of any duration Day 1 Arrive in Brussels late morning or early afternoon. Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city, starting with Grand Place. Day 2 Enjoy a guided tour around the EU Parliament, subject to availability, and/or visit the Parliamentarium. A visit to Atomium is a must. From Atomium it’s back to the city centre to experience the art of a chocolatier before getting the train back to the UK. Day 3 For groups who are looking for a slightly longer itinerary, day three can incorporate any part of day 2 together with a visit to the Royal Palace.

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Accommodation Meiningen Brussels City - budget t t t t t t

Modern large hotel Capacity 790 beds Converted former Brewery 1.2km centre All rooms en-suite FB or HB Games area, TV room and meeting rooms

2*+ Prestige Hotel t Modern hotel close to EU buildings t Rooms for maximum of 4 with private facilities t Close to public transport links t FB or HB available t Free WI-FI

Why study in Belgium… t t t t t

Easily accessible from the UK Ideal destination for first trip abroad. Excellent, varied study opportunities Direct motorway access from Calais or travel by Eurostar Resort representation on request

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FRANCE

Citizenship & Politics Strasbourg - European Government and Human Rights The historic city of Strasbourg is a perfect destination for a school group for those looking for a History, Politics or Citizenship emphasis to their trip. The city centre, the “Grande Île” has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is fascinating at any time of year; the cathedral and Petite France with it’s architecture, covered bridges and museums are also sure to impress. In modern times the city is at the heart of European governance and power. It is home to several European institutions; The Council of Europe, The European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights, thereby enabling groups to enhance their understanding of European institutions and be a popular destination for those with cross-curricular interests. Strasbourg has something for everyone.

Sample itinerary

that can be of any duration Day 1 Arrive in the afternoon by coach or train. Transfer to the accommodation and settle in. Enjoy a guided visit to Petite Feance, the old Medieval centre or an evening boat trip. Dinner. Day 2 Spend the morning at the Council of Europe, visit the Palais de l’Europe with its distinctive building and flags and find out more about the Council’s work for democracy. The afternoon will be a guided tour of the European Parliament. Dinner. Day 3 During the morning visit the German instigated concentration camp of NatzweilerStruthof where 1500 inmates were held during WW2. During the afternoon, visit the Eurpoean Court of Human Rights where hearings are in public and last 90 minutes with a translation n French and English. Day 4 Enjoy a day visit to Europa Park in Germany where the rides rival any at Disneyland©, Parc Asterix or Phantasia. A adrenalin rush day for everyone. Open from April to October. Day 5 Depart after breakfast for the return journey to the UK.

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Accommodation Youth Hotel CIARUS t t t t t t

Modern large hotel Capacity 295 beds Converted close to the centre All rooms en-suite FB or HB Games area, TV room and meeting rooms

3* Hotel Kyriad t t t t t

Modern hotel 10 minutes from centre by tram Rooms for maximum of 4 with private facilities Tram stop outside FB or HB available Free WI-FI

Why study in Strasbourg, France… t t t t t

Easily accessible from the UK Ideal destination for first trip abroad. Excellent, varied study opportunities Direct motorway access from Calais or travel by Eurostar Resort representation on request

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ITALY

Food Studies in Italy Land of art, culture and excellent food Accommodation 3* Hotel Portafino

An example of the standard available

We have carefully chosen our centres for their tradition, ambience, and variety of learning opportunities that they offer. The itinerary is flexible but provides an excellent insight into local food culture and tradition.

The Venice Region

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Located centrally in Lido di Jesolo. Capacity 120 persons Rooms are for 2-4 persons, all en-suite Meals are FB with packed lunch and hot lunch when at visits Facilities include: small outdoor swimming pool (not lifeguarded), a TV lounge, restaurant, table football, table tennis. Walking distance to resort centre

Why study in the Venice Region‌ t t t t

Accessible by coach from Calais Ability to mix food and culture Flexible itinerary options Resort representation on request

From our base in Lido di Jesolo, there are numerous locations within easy reach that provide opportunities to understand Italian food, or are just interesting places to visit. The beautiful city of Venice provides the backdrop, steeped in history and the perfect way to begin a tour. During the course of the visit there will be the chance to also visit a local market, Roncade and a theme park or aquapark.

Sample itinerary

that can be of any duration Day 1 Depart from school for overnight journey to Italy. Day 2 Arrival at your accommodation mid afternoon and settle in. It may be possible to do a local activity depending upon the arrival time. Day 3 Visit to Venice. Take the boat from Punta Sabbionne to St Marks and then, with the help of a guide, wander towards the Rialto Bridge. The theme is food and along the way various culinary sites will be pointed out. The tour ends at the Rialto food and fish market.

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Day 4 A day at either the Aquaparc in Lido di Jesolo or Gardaland near Verona, depending upon the time of year and weather. Day 5 A visit to a local market with the opportunity to wander around and try out the language. From here it’s on to an Agriturismo farm for a short talk about the farm and diversification, followed by lunch at the farm. In the afternoon there are two cookery demonstrations where students get to learn about pasta and tiramisu, have a chance to make both dishes and taste the products they have created.

Day 6 A morning making - and eating - pizza! The take in a visit to a local cheese factory followed by a lunch and visit to a vineyard with a tasting. Return to see cake decoration which is the evening dessert. Day 7 A morning of shopping before departure for the UK. Day 8 Ferry / Tunnel crossing and return to school. Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. They will be quoted on an ALL-INCLUSIVE basis according to the agreed itinerary.

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ITALY

Music in Italy UNESCO world heritage cities of art and music The region of Veneto provides the backdrop for our music tours with itineraries that include both Venice, Verona and Lake Garda as possible excursions for concerts. Within the region there are numerous venues that are suitable for school group performances and include both churches and piazzas during local summer festivals. We work with local tourist boards and music schools to create a concert itinerary that also gives the opportunity to enjoy the culture and tradition of the Veneto region. Accordingly, an itinerary will be devised according to the time of year, duration of the tour and local summer festival programme so that no two concert tours are necessarily the same.

Sample itinerary

this represents an example of a longer tour that includes FOUR public performances Day 1 Depart from school for overnight journey to Italy, arriving in Rive Garda. Day 2 Arrive at the accommodation in time to settle in for the next five nights, dinner. Day 3 Rehearsal time in the morning. During the afternoon take a boat trip on Lake Garda to Malcesnine with optional visit to the Castello Scaligero. A coach return to the hotel to change into concert dress. Departure for Pergine Valsugana to set up and perform a CONCERT as part of the Pergine Music Festival in Teatro all’Aperto. Meal

Accommodation Centro Turistico Gardesano t Centro Turistico Gardesano t Located 7km from Lake Garda and 12km from Verona t Capacity: 275 rooms t Rooms for 2-4 persons, all en-suite twin rooms for staff t Meals FB with meals according to the itinerary t Facilities include a two outdoor swimming pool (not lifeguarded), t Garden with terrace t Meeting room t Basketball and Volleyball court provided by festival organisers in local pizzeria, return to hotel. Day 4 Depart in the morning for Venice. Private vaporetto from Tronchetto to Piazza San Marco. Enjoy a guided visit to includethe Doges Palace and St Marks Basilica before returning to the hotel for dinner and change into concert dress. Depart for Brenzone, set up and short rehearsal before a CONCERT in Piazza Ferrari, Magnugnao Brenzone. Day 5 Morning at leisure in Rive Garda. Main meal lunch in the hotel. Depart for Garda via Malcesine and cable car trip. Onward to Garda, set up and sound check. CONCERT in the Piazza in Garda. Pre-booked pizza at a local restaurant before return to hotel.

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Why study in the Venice Region… t Accessible by coach from Calais t Ability to mix music and culture t Flexible itinerary options t Resort representation on request

Day 6 Morning departure to Verona. A visit to the amphitheatre and Juliet’s Balcony Return to the hotel late afternoon, change into concert dress and depart for the concert venue. Buffet meal at the venue followed by an evening CONCERT at Drena Castle. Day 7 Departure for the UK by air or coach - some free time before coach departs. Day 8 Ferry / Tunnel crossing and onward journey to school. Our itineraries are totally flexible and will reflect the group leaders preference. They will be quoted on an ALL-INCLUSIVE basis according to the agreed itinerary.

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ITALY

Music in Italy UNESCO world heritage cities of art and music Accommodation 3* Hotel Portafino

An example of the standard available t t t t

Located centrally in Lido di Jesolo. Capacity 120 persons Rooms are for 2-4 persons, all en-suite Meals are FB with packed lunch and hot lunch when at visits t Facilities include: small outdoor swimming pool (not lifeguarded), t TV lounge, restaurant, table football, table tennis t Walking distance to resort centre

The region of Veneto provides the backdrop for our music tours with itineraries that include both Venice, Verona and Lake Garda as possible excursions for concerts. Within the region there are numerous venues that are suitable for school group performances and include both churches and piazzas during local summer festivals. We work with local tourist boards and music schools to create a concert itinerary that also gives the opportunity to enjoy the culture and tradition of the Veneto region. Accordingly, an itinerary will be devised according to the time of year, duration of the tour and local summer festival programme so that no two concert tours are necessarily the same.

Sample itinerary

this represents an example of a shorter tour that includes TWO or THREE public performances Day 1 Depart from school for overnight journey to Italy, arriving in Lido di Jesolo. Day 2 Arrive at the accommodation in time to settle in for the next five nights, dinner. Day 3 A full day in Venice. Depart and take a vaporetto to St Mark’s Square. Guided tour to include St Mark’s Basilica, The Doges Palace, Rialto Bridge. Opportunity to take a vaporetto on Grand Canal. Return to hotel for an

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3* Hotel Frank t t t t t t

Family run Air conditioning Meal FB with packed lunch Rooms 2-4, all en-suite 24h reception Comfortable, value, hotel

Why study in the Venice Region… t t t t

Accessible by coach from Calais Ability to mix music and culture Flexible itinerary options Resort representation on request

early evening meal, change into concert dress and depart for the concert venue. Set up and warm up. CONCERT in Lido di Jesolo at Piazza Aurora. Return to hotel. Day 4 Depart by coach to Verona and Padua. Visit the Roman arean and Juliet’s Balcony before departing for Padua to visit the Scrovegni Chapel and frescoes with some free time to enjoy the city. Return to the hotel for dinner, change and depart to the concert venue. CONCERT in Camping garden paradiso in Cavallino. Day 5 Depart for Punta Sabbioni and take a private boat to the Three Islands

(Murano for glassmaking, Burano for lace making and Torcello which is now largely uninhabited. Return to the hotel for dinner. It is possible to organise a concert performance on this evening too if preferred. Day 6 Departure after breakfast for journey to UK by air or coach. Day 7 Ferry crossing with onward travel to school for coach groups. Day 8 Ferry / Tunnel crossing and onward journey to school. Concert tours will be quoted on an ALL-INCLUSIVE basis according to the agreed itinerary.

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SWITZERLAND GREECE

Science in Switzerland Geneva - at the cutting edge An idyllically situated city with parks, promenades and wonderful views of Mont Blanc with the ever-present Jura ridges plus the beginnings of the Savoy Alps. This is what awaits a group in Geneva, an international city that has a prominent place in world events. The symbol of the city is the “Jet d’eau” – a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva. The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore. However the actual centre of the old town is the Place du Bourgde-Four, which is the oldest square in the city. Quays, lakeside promenades, countless parks, lively side streets in the old town and elegant shops invite guests to stroll. Geneva is the home to many world class museums including CERN and the Red Cross, together with international organisations, making it an interesting destination for a school trip or educational tour.

Sample itinerary Day 1 Fly to Geneva and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival a visit to the History of Science Museum is possible. The museum is the only one of its kind in Switzerland and is an excellent showcase of the city’s scientific past. Alternatively, take a stroll to the old city or a boat trip on the lake. Day 2 A visit to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Reasearch which is one of the most respected centres for scientific research in the world - it is the largest particle physics laboratory where they research what the universe is made of and how it works - is likely to be the highlight of your groups visit. Your students will

Accommodation 3* Geneva Youth Hostel t t t t t

Located 7 min walk from town centre Relaxed friendly atmosphere Rooms for 2-4, all en-suite Meals FB with packed lunch or HB Facilities: lounge TV area, meeting space

Why study in Geneva… t t t t

Cosmopolitan, chic city Excellent accommodation Numerous study options Rep on request

be able to experience a visit that takes them behind the scenes, presented by one of their guides, followed by a film projection. They will be able to explore the interactive exhibitions, namely The Universe of Particles exhibition, The Microcosm exhibition and the experimental areas of the Surface Installations. Day 3 During the morning take a guided tour of the United Nations and understand more about the workings of this international organisation Compliment this tour by a visit to the International Red Cross Museum. Interactive exhibits trace the organisation back to 1862 and, together with interactive technology and historical items it creates a moving picture of the origins and development

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of the organisation. Exhibits highlight the work of the foundation and the aims since the wars; the section dealing with prisoners of conscience and the concrete are and essential if harrowing experience. A museum not to be missed! In the afternoon visit the newest of Geneva’s museums - ICT Discovery where the story of information and communication technology is told from within the industry. It aims to entertain and educate the public on the evolution and the future of ICT in transforming people’s lives everywhere. There will also be time to do some shopping in the old city before going to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

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English on the Western Front A poignant visit to WW1 battlefields and war literature ALBERT AREA

The Great War was fought along an extensive Western Front. Within the region of conflict it is possible to visit numerous museums, well preserved battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of France and Belgium; each with its own evocative and poignant atmosphere. The trip is designed to provide a background and understanding of the First World War to better appreciate the times and conditions that generated so much poetry and prose and will also be of interest to History students, thus making it a cross-curricular destination.

 Albert  Vimy Ridge and Notre Dame de Loret  Beaumont Hamel and Nrewfoundland Monument  Thiepval Monument and Visitor’s Centre  Delville Wood  Poziers and the Tank Monument  Sheffield Memorial Park  Ulster Monument  Peronne  Lochnagar Crater  Langueval

Sample itinerary Day 1 Depart school for the journey to the Western Front. Visit to Wellington. Quarry en route. Arrival and settle in. Day 2 A day in the Albert area. Evening swimmiing. Day 3 Day in the Peronne Area. Evening in house. Day 4 Visit to Vimy Ridge, Serre and the Sheffield Memorial Park and Notre Dame de Loret. Evening Bowling.

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In Flanders Field Museum Sanctuary Wood and Hill 62 Hooge Crater Hellfire Corner Essex Farm Cemetery and Field Dressing Station Messines 1st Battle of Passchendaele Tyne Cot cemetery Bayerwald - German position/ trenches Menin Gate and Last Post ceremony Langemark German cemetery

Day 5 Depart after breakfast for return to UK. Please note that there are numerous combinations of visits that are possible. Accordingly, the itinerary is just and an outline and can be longer or shorter as required. The itinerary will be tailored to an individual groups preferences and could include the visits listed above, according to location in either Ypres or on the Somme.

Accommodation 3* Hostel, Ypres t t t t t

Rooms for 2-6 persons Twin/single for staff Games room Teacher common room Easy access for visits

3* Hostel Albert t t t t t t

Rooms for 2-6 persons Capacity 186 5 mins from centre All rooms en-suite Games room,study room Activities nearby

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Easily accessible from the UK Aimed at A level English and History Enhances an appreciation and better understanding of WW1 Varied visit opportunities Direct motorway access from Calais Guide services throughout the trip For more choices/info visit www.inspiredtravel.net


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ENGLAND

UK - All inclusive activities camp

Beaudesert is located in Central England on the edge of Cannock Chase, the camp site is ideally located for easy access from most parts of the country. The centre offers excellent facilities and wide ranging activities that are onsite, making it compact and easy to organise for a group. It also maximises the number of activities that can be experienced. Activity courses can be of any duration; tents are provided and residential stays are fully catered so that the group leaders have only their students to organise.

Sample itinerary Day 1 Travel from school to arrive around lunch time. Pitch tents. Lunch. Afternoon activities: Orientation walk, archery and orienteering. Dinner, rounders game. Day 2 AM: Raft building and Greasy Pole. PM: Raft building continued with assorted activities in the park. Optional Scavenger Hunt after dinner. Day 3 AM: Walk in the local area - map and compass work. PM: Low Ropes, Rifle Shooting, Assault Course and wood collection for camp fire.

Why choose a UK activities camp‌

Eve: Falconry demonstration after dinner. Day 4 AM: Abseiling and Via Ferrata. PM: Coracles and Treasure Hunt race. Eve: BBQ. Day 5 AM: Strike camp, Problem Solving Challenges. PM: Depart after lunch for return to school.

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Accommodation t t t t t t

Camping & Activity Centre Located Central England AALA licensed activity centre Tents for 2-4 persons Meals are FB and catered Extensive facilities, all on site

t Easily accessible from all areas ofthe UK t Ideal destination for first trip t Variety of activities t AALA licensed t Fully qualified instruction t Fully catered t Encourages self confidence and teamwork t Company representation

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