About us

About us

Our expertise, passion, professionalism and support opens up a world of educational travel. We organise tours that inspire and motivate students to a lifetime of learning.

Who can forget their first educational trip? That breathless sight of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling that cemented a career in art, or the sense of achievement found in haggling at a local market in basic French. Discovering the world and our potential in it, colours our outlook for life.

At Travelbound, we want to bring something of that unforgettable first-trip feeling to every one of our tours. With 27 years of experience to fine-tune our offering in educational travel and a specialised International department, we’re well placed to do just that. We provide safe, high-quality, competitively priced tours that support classroom learning and we’re here to help group leaders tackle all the practicalities of taking a group away. Whether you want to inspire classics students with the relics of ancient Rome, introduce a group to the delights of Paris or take budding performers to the bright lights of Broadway, you’ll find a wide range of subject-focused tours across an array of worldwide destinations. 

Safe and reliable

Although we’re a small specialist company, we have the ultimate backing of travel giant TUI Travel PLC, so we can provide our tour leaders with the highest level of financial protection and a year-round worldwide support network. The health and safety of everyone on our tours is highest priority, and auditing processes are used for all our accommodation, excursions and transport services. We are proud to have been awarded full accreditation for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge scheme, are a full member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and fully bonded by ABTA. All this gives you the reassurance you need, so you can focus on making your upcoming adventure one to remember.

 

Experts with passion 

We share your passion for your subject. Most of us at Travelbound are experts in one or more subject fields, fluent in more than one language and have travelled extensively. This mix of on-the-ground knowledge and subject expertise means we know how to make the most out of every step of your group trip. So, for instance, we’ll tell you that Mont St-Michel is a must-see for geography students visiting our château in Normandy so they can find out about the hydraulic dam that’s being used to make the rock an island again. 

All our itineraries are designed to support the school curriculum or the main subjects studied at colleges and universities, so that every part of your tour is relevant and engaging for students. We also make sure there is a balance of fun activities in the mix with study-focused excursions. So music students will remember speeding down the flumes in a water park the day after they gave their finest performance yet in a prestigious cathedral.

 

Dedicated International School’s Department

At Travelbound, customer service is paramount. We're dedicated to providing educational tours designed specifically for International schools – be that last minute bookings, higher standard of accommodation, fully comprehensive insurance, help with visas and tours designed to support your curriculum should that be the National Curriculum of England, IB International Curriculum (CAS) or the American Curriculum.
 
We also have offices located around the world including Australia, Middle East and Asia. We have experienced Travelbound staff located in these destinations who can, depending on your location, visit your school and support you with parents' evenings.
 

Reliable and supportive

We’re here to support group leaders every step of the way with friendly advice and practical information to help you get the most out of your trip. We’ll point you towards relevant educational resources, so you can pre-plan for excursions and activities, making sure you achieve learning outcomes. We take the time to get to know you and listen to your needs, so we understand exactly what you want. If you need help deciding on a tour, we can suggest trips we think are a good match for your group.

Unlike some other student travel companies, we can offer advice on how to complete your specific risk assessments, health and safety paperwork and budgeting your trip. Once you’re off on your way, you get direct access to the TUI Travel Group 24-hour duty office, which offers full emergency procedures and protocol, access to senior management and the most up-to-date information and computer links around the clock. To contact our 24-hour duty office, please call +44 (0)1582 644 100. 

Book with Travelbound for the expertise, enthusiasm and unbeatable service you need to turn your next educational tour into an unforgettable experience that will inspire your students for years to come.

If you have any questions about how we can help you organise your next student tour, then please contact us.