Europe For Schools is a family run business with over 30 years of experience in organising school trips, study tours and tour packages to Europe.
We are a UK tour operator specialising in arranging educational school tours to the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Poland and the Czech Republic. However, if you can’t find what you are looking for on our website please contact us and we will provide you with a quote designed especially for your destination.
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Modern Foreign Languages Tours
For school language trips to Europe there are endless possibilities and there is no better place to learn a foreign language than in its native country. School language trips offer the opportunity for student to use the language in real life situations to advance their ability and confidence.
Pas de Calais
The close proximity of Pas de Calais makes it a perfect destination for a school trip to France. Pas de Calais gives you the opportunity to introduce your students to the language, culture and sights of French life.
Why not visit the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer with its typical French market and sample some of the local produce or have lunch a local cheese farm.
If you are considering a visit to a Christmas market why not visit Lille with its chalets decked out in lights and colour. A stone’s throw away from the Christmas market is the big wheel which majestically turns on the Grand Place and offers a fascinating view over the city.
Normandy is celebrated for its historical towns and local produce so for a cultural and language experience why not visit:
Paris is the ideal destination for a truly enchanting, cultural and fun packed experience. Paris is a beautiful city and with its vast array of attractions, iconic landmarks and close proximity to the Disneyland Paris and Parc Asterix theme parks, it offers something for everyone.
Of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the summit of the Eiffel Tower or a cruise on the River Seine.
Paris is host to some of the most famous museums and art galleries in the world, making it a very popular destination for art trips. The Louvre houses such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, while the Musee d’Orsay is famous for the impressionist paintings by Monet and Renoir. You can even see the real artists at work while you wander the cobbled streets of Montmartre.
South of France – Languedoc-Rousillon
The Languedoc-Rousillon is one of the most fascinating areas of France, bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the east and the Pyrenees Mountains to the south. With its excellent climate, spectacular coast and fascinating history there is plenty to see and do. If also possesses a number of World Heritage sites including Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi and the Pont du Gard.
Sights to see in the Languedoc-Rousillon region include:
Futuroscope is one of the largest and most popular educational theme parks in Europe. Futuroscope will give your students a truly amazing experience of fun and discovery. Attractions amongst many many others include the IMAX 3D Dome and the Deep Sea 3D which takes you deep into the last unchartered territories on Earth. Each day the park hosts a spectacular evening show with a combination of giant images on water screens, special effects, lasers, jets of flame and light, that make a fantastic finale to the end of your visit.
With so much to see and do Berlin has become an extremely popular destination for school trips.
Berlin is Germany’s capital city and has undergone enormous changes in the past 100 years. No longer divided, this city is now a thriving, modern and exciting destination for everyone. Since World War II the city has emerged from the past and been rebuilt, restored and rejuvenated.
Munich is the capital city of Bavaria and is steeped with history and culture. It is known in Germany as the city with the village feel. It has all the sophistication of a big city but is on a much smaller scale. It is a delight to walk around and whilst it is relatively small there is enough to keep students occupied for weeks.
Cologne is Germany’s oldest city and its position in the North Rhineland makes it an ideal destination for school language trips to Germany by coach. Cologne and the surrounding area will keep your school group busy for days. Things to see and do in Cologne:
The Black Forest is a popular choice for school language trips and for fun packed activity tours. Not only is it one of the most varied, but also one of the biggest and best known holiday regions in Germany. Discover the traditions, handicrafts and myths and legends of the region with a school tour packed full of activities.
Rome is truly a treasure trove of artistic and architectural marvels. The entire city is an open air museum with churches, fountains, palazzo, archaeological sites and monuments. The presence of the Vatican City, the heart of Roman Catholicism, adds to the enormous cultural appeal of Rome.
Rome Guided Tours – guided tours can be arranged to suit your requirement. Popular tours include Ancient Rome, the Vatican and Sistine Chapel and the Rome Art tours of the historic art of the churches of Rome and the Borghese Gallery.
All the hotels we use in Rome are very conveniently located in the Termini Railway Station area of the city.
While you are in Rome, why not add another dimension to your school trip and make a full day excursion for the archaeological site of Pompeii and the Vesuvius National Park.
Pompeii is a partially buried town in the region of Campania. Pompeii was completely destroyed and buried during the catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Since then its excavation has provided an extraordinary detailed insight into the life of the city at the height of the Roman Empire.
The volcano best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Today you can climb to the summit of the volcano and take a view into the crater that still fumes slightly.
Herculaneum is most famous for having been lost in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Although the remains are on a much smaller scale to Pompeii the general state of preservation of the buildings is generally much superior. Herculaneum was originally discovered during the 18th century but excavations are ongoing.
Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
Sorrento is located in Campania, one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Campania’s coastline, particularly the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, is quite dramatic and dotted with many small picturesque towns.
Nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum are two of the world’s greatest archaeological sites.
The town of Sorrento looks out over the Bay of Naples towards Mount Vesuvius. The history and traditions of the town can be seen in the bustling piazzas and cobbled streets. The main square, the Piazza Tasso is brimming with cafes, restaurants and shops.
Venice is one of the most popular destinations for school trips to Italy. With its small traffic free streets, magnificent churches and palaces, lively squares and interesting shops your students will be kept occupied for days.
Lido di Jesolo on the Venetian coast is less than 50 km from Venice and offers all the amenities of a modern resort but with excellent value for money for your students. Suggested Venice visits:
Excursions from Venice:
Lake Garda is the largest and most popular lake in Italy, reaching right up into the mountains, its location makes it one fo the most spectacular settings in the world. Being only 30 km from Verona, 100 km from Milan and 130 km from Venice, Lake Garda is excellently positioned for visiting some of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Excursions from Lake Garda:
Barcelona has become one of the most popular destinations for school groups due to its superb location, vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi architecture and wealth of museums.
Barcelona offers your students the opportunity to experience the language, art, cuisine and culture of Spain all at the same time, giving them an experience they will never forget.
The Costa Brava is one of the best known parts of Spain’s coastline and with its excellent climate and spectacular coast it makes a great location for your school trip.
The Costa Brava also makes and ideal base for day trips to Barcelona, Figueres and Girona. And, in and around the pretty towns of Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Blanes there are plenty of activities to keep your students occupied.
Seville is located in the south of Spain and is the capital of Andalucía. With its tapas bars, flamenco dancing, bull fighting, medieval streets and spectacular plazas, Seville will provide you with a truly Spanish experience.
Seville’s position in Andalucía makes it an excellent starting point for visiting some of the other great cities of the region. Suggested excursions from Seville include Cordoba, Cadiz, Jerez de la Fronterra and Huelva:
Cordoba is famous for its historical centre, dominated by the magnificent Mezquita – The Great Mosque of Cordoba, dating back to 785. The Mezquita is the biggest and most beautiful mosque constructed by the Moors in Spain. While in Cordoba make a tour of the Jewish Quarter with one of the last remaining synagogues in Spain.
Cadiz is believed to be one of Europe’s oldest cities. Standing on a peninsular jutting out to sea, it is almost entirely surrounded by water. The old central quarter of Cadiz is famous for its picturesque charm and many of the old buildings reflect the city’s overseas links with Africa.
Jerez de la Fronterra
Jerez is renowned for its sherry production, fine horses and flamenco music and dance. The town dates back to Moorish times with beautiful lined squares. If you are visiting Jerez a visit to the Museum of Equestrian Arts is a must.
Museum of Equestrian Arts - a living museum with multi-media and interactive experiences for students. The museum allows you to experience first-hand the evolution of the equestrian art. See the “How the Andalusian Horse Dance” show – an equestrian ballet accompanied by Spanish music and 18th century costumes
Huelva is the Andalusian city most linked to the discovery of the Americas. Christopher Colombus lived in the nearby Rabida while preparing for his voyages. La Rabida, Palos de la Fronterra and Moguer are three key sites in the Colombus story, which lie along the eastern bank of the Rio Tinto Esturary.
Granada is another great destination for school trips to Spain. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and with impressive monuments such as the Alhambra, it is a city that has something to offer students all year round.
For more information on any of our school trips please don’t hesitate to contact us. If what you are looking for is not listed above please let us know and we will arrange a school trip to suit your requirements.