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Why Book With Us

There are plenty of reasons as to why you consider booking your next school trip with European Study Tours.

Specialists in educational group travel for more than 30 years

European Study Tours was established in 1983 and since then we have become one of the leading educational tour operators specialising in tailor-made travel and subject specific conferences for students. 

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Educational Visits Specialists

Choose from our unrivalled selection of specialised study visits and excursions designed to suit a range of subjects across the curriculum and add educational value to your trip.

Destination Knowledge

Our well travelled staff are chosen for their experience, knowledge, efficiency and language skills to enable us to provide you with the best possible service, advice and information.

"I have always found since the first tour I did back in 2000 that European Study Tours have always been on the ball and quick to respond to my needs as a customer. I have dealt with other providers. EST stands head and shoulders above them in terms of value for money, friendliness and competence of staff and awareness of destinations."  Balwearie High School

Price Promise

We are confident our prices are competitive and undertake to match the price of like-for-like quotations. This price promise is valid for 14 days after your quotation has been sent. Subject to terms and conditions. Not valid on special offers.

Loyalty Discount

We want to build long-lasting relationships with you to enhance your work outside of the classroom, so we'll give you up to £20 per person off your next tour! See Loyalty for more information!

Exceptional Levels of Service

Group leaders return to travel with us year after year because of the exceptional level of service we offer them. We are a small team who prides itself on providing a friendly, personal and professional level of service to ensure that arranging a tour is easy and effortless.

Financial Security


European Study Tours is fully bonded by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA V4053) and the air holidays and flights we offer are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 3215). In simple terms, this is the most reputable cover possible.

Safety Management

One of our most important responsibilities as an educational tour operator is ensuring the safety of our groups. In line with DCSF and Scottish Executive guideline and after consulting with RoSPA The Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents we have developed a Safety Management System, which helps ensure elements of your tour remain of a high standard. The Safety Management System covers the following elements of your tour:

• Accommodation
• Transport
• 24 Hour Emergency Cover
• Tour Operator Liability Insurance
• Pre-Tour Safety Information
• Pre-Tour Inspection Visits

To give you peace of mind and to help you make the best possible choice about where to take your students, we offer inspection visits for any group leader planning a tour. To allow you to familiarise yourself with your accommodation and explore the opportunities for learning, we will organise a two night stay and cover the cost of your accommodation should you decide to book with us.

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

We are proud to have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. 

One of the benefits of this badge is that it saves you time! By booking with us, an accredited provider, there may be paperwork such as the Provider Questionnaire which you do not need to complete as our badge covers this requirement.

The Quality Badge is the first nationally recognised accreditation for organisations and venues providing learning outside the classroom experiences which are safe and which offer high quality teaching and learning. It is your guarantee that those organisations, settings and venues which have been awarded the badge:

• Offer high quality teaching and learning experiences
• Manage safety and risk effectively
• Are reputable, and have been independently audited by an external verifier


Working in the Global Community

Please download our Modern Slavery Statement for information about our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and the steps we will take to prevent slavery and human trafficking. 

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