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Locate My Trip Included in Every Tour
Locate My Trip is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group’s location whilst on tour and, has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers and is included as STANDARD in all our tours.
We Take Responsibility
For every school and college who take a trip with us, a Maya nut tree will be planted in Peru supporting reforestation and we pledge to offset an additional tonne of CO2 through the Brazilian Amazon deforestation project. Learn more here.
Leisure & Tourism Trips to London
As London is a main tourist destination this is a great tour for any student studying Leisure and Tourism. The London Eye, Buckingham Palace Tour, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds are just some of the places to visit. Then go to a West End show to finish your tour off!
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Group Rail travel to London, drop bags at your accommodation||Visit the London Dungeons and Thames River Cruise||Dinner and West End Show|
|2||Visit to Madame Tussauds||Wimbledon Guided Tour or London Eye||Return Group Rail Travel|
|Morning||Group Rail travel to London, drop bags at your accommodation|
|Afternoon||Visit the London Dungeons and Thames River Cruise|
|Evening||Dinner and West End Show|
|Morning||Visit to Madame Tussauds|
|Afternoon||Wimbledon Guided Tour or London Eye|
|Evening||Return Group Rail Travel|
Price Shown includes
- Return rail travel (based on the fare from Birmingham stations)
- 1 night B&B accommodation
- Specialist group travel insurance
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free place ratios
- Locate My Trip - live trip tracking app
- Online trip organiser & travel app
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Reasons to Visit
Madame Tussauds is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions with over 400 wax works of celebrities, politicians, pop stars and actors. Educational packs to support the Leisure and Tourism curriculum for Key Stage 4 and 5 are available to enhance your visit.
Discover the all new, bigger and bolder London Dungeon now next to the EDF Energy London Eye. With a full cast of 20 brilliant actors in 18 new shows, rich sets, special effects and 2 new exciting rides, we’ll take you on a unique 90 minute thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of London’s murky past.
Thorpe Park Theme Park Workshops
Thorpe Park can offer schools a 45-minute talk. The talks focus on the development of the park into a leading enterprise in the leisure and tourism industry. Talks can be tailored to your needs and cover subjects such as Guest Care, Health and Safety, Marketing, Human Resources, Geography, Design and Technology and ICT. Talks are available during term time only, excluding weekends and bank holidays. Students can then go into the park for the remainder of the day.
Wembley Stadium Tour
The Wembley Stadium Tour creates a wealth of exciting and inspiring learning and discovery opportunities for students. Tours are both entertaining and educational, allowing students the opportunity to witness first hand where their heroes prepare while learning valuable insights into the operational workings of the most famous sport and music venue in the world.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum offers a glimpse of how the original medieval real tennis, has now become a multi-million dollar professional sport, played all over the world. Open all year round, the Museum includes memorabilia from many famous players and includes views of Centre Court and a state of the art Audio/Visual Theatre showing highlights of great players in action.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most famous buildings in the world. The tower has been a fortress, palace, prison and today houses the priceless crown jewels, Royal Armouries, Yeoman Waders and ravens. The tour for the general public takes the group through the tower to see the exhibitions and learn about the tower's history. Various educational programmes and workshops can be arranged.
Buckingham Palace Tour
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. During August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors. These are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions.
Coca-Cola London Eye
The famous Coca-Cola London Eye is one of the world’s highest observation wheels, standing at 135 metres high. The wheel has thirty-two capsules, each of which holds 25 people and views possible as far away as twenty-five miles on a clear day.
The view from the Shard is situated on floors 68, 69 and 72, almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, where you can take in all of London at once with 360 degree views of up to 40 miles long.
Sightseeing Tours by bus
Hop-on hop-off bus tours are great for general sightseeing, giving access to all the major sites. Departing from Grosvenor Gardens it includes Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, London Eye and Piccadilly Circus.
Thames River Cruises
A great opportunity for you to discover the 'must-see' sights in London. Watch as the River Thames weaves its way through the heart of London and see the history of this city around every bend. Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.
The Emirates Air Line
Rising to a height of 90 metres, Emirates Air Line offers you an exciting 1.1km cable car journey across the Thames on the UK’s only urban cable car. Emirates Air Line connects the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Victoria Dock.
The London Dungeons
Transport yourself back to the darkest moments in the capital's history within the deep depths of the London Dungeons.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford which is the iconic structure of the London 2012 Games and has the longest and tallest tunnel slide in the world.
Take the lift up to the viewing platform, 80 meters high, and after marvelling at the view take the slide down which lasts a thrilling 40 seconds! Go back to the top and take some time learning about the city on the interactive touchscreens or making use of the free Key Stage 1-4 resources before walking back down the winding staircase with its 455 steps.
You can book with or without the slide and you can choose to stay the whole day in the park by taking a behind the scenes tour at the iconic London Stadium, swimming at the London Aquatics Centre or visiting the Lee Valley Velopark; alternatively, explore the parklands and waterways with a local Blue Badge guide.
Tower Bridge, which crosses the River Thames, was built between 1886 and 1894 and is an iconic symbol of London with its two towers and bridge deck which opens to allow tall ships through. You can walk across the lower bridge deck but the twin towers and high-level glass walkways and Victorian engine rooms are part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition.
We Make Trip Planning Easy
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- Market-leading trip organiser portal, My Tour Manager
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- Email reminders to keep you on track
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- Locate My Trip designed to provide reassurance to parents and teachers
- Risk Assessment advice so you can make an informed decision on every tour component
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What you say
Once again delighted with the service we have received from beginning to end with EST.
Queen Elizabeths Grammar School
I will continue to use EST as each year our annual London trip gets better and better.
Kings Leadership Academy
An excellent trip which was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students. I received great support throughout.
Sir John Deanes College
This was my second journey via European Study tours and I would highly recommend the company to anyone bringing groups to London.