York School Trips

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Bespoke School Trips to 

York

Adaptable Travel can tailor-make the perfect school trip to York for your group, including city centre accommodation, transport, food and educational visits.

Home to numerous award-winning museums and centres, along with some excellent accommodation choices from Adaptable Travel, York and its surrounding areas is a must-see destination for any school learner studying history, no matter what their age. With so much to offer, it is clear why school trips to York are so accessible and engaging for students.

Influenced by Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlers for over 2000 years, York offers a historical city setting like no other with numerous opportunites for your pupils to learn.  With York being easily accessible for most schools in the UK, York school trips are perfect for any school budget. Take a school trip to York and learn about York’s Roman, Viking and Norman heritage and how it also played an essential role in the Industrial Revolution. York is the perfect destination for primary and secondary school groups wishing to study history and English heritage.York also offers some other excellent excursions, including the ever-popular York's Chocolate Story to the cobbled alleyways and Victorian street that flank the Minster and surrounding areas.

There are also some great visits in surrounding North Yorkshire, with a visit to the traditional seaside towns of Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay being firm favourites.

History Subject Focus:

  • The Romans
  • Vikings & the Normans
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Age of the Train
  • Britain at War
  • Victorian Britain
  • Medicine through the ages

Adaptable Travel work hard to make organising school trips as easy and as stress-free as possible for teachers. We have an experienced team who will be more than happy to guide you through the process and will do as much of the hard work as is possible.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start working with Adaptable Travel to plan your next history school trip.

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You can enhance your tour with our expert battlefield gudes to guide you on your tour to the Battlefields.

Meet some of our expert guides below. All of the battlefields guides we use for our tours are Guild of Battle Guides registered meaning you will always get the best possible experience.
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Suggested Itinerary

York and its surrounding area offer a huge range of activities, both educational and fun-based. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans have all left their mark on the city, giving tourists of the 21st century plenty to see and do. Below is a popular itinerary some of our groups have chosen to do.

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Morning departure from school by coach Arrive York for York boat city cruise Arrive and check in at your accommodation

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Breakfast and collect packed lunches Morning visit to Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG York Lunch and free time Afternoon visit to Clifford's Tower and York Dungeon Evening meal at accommodation centre and optional Ghost Walk of York

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Breakfast and collect packed lunches Morning visit to York Minster and York Castle Museum Lunch and free time Depart for return journey to school.

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Morning departure from school by coach Arrive York for York boat city cruise Arrive and check in at your accommodation

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Breakfast and collect packed lunches Morning visit to Jorvik Viking Centre and DIG York Lunch and free time Afternoon visit to Clifford's Tower and York Dungeon Evening meal at accommodation centre and optional Ghost Walk of York

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Breakfast and collect packed lunches Morning visit to York Minster and York Castle Museum Lunch and free time Depart for return journey to school.

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We can tailor make an itinerary based around your group, so contact us today and let us take the stress out of organising your school trip to York.

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Accommodation Options in 

York

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What Teachers Say About Us

"Adaptable have been endlessly helpful throughout this entire process from quotation stage to our journeys to and from the airport. Their organisation allowed us to be able to rest in the knowledge that there was a highly knowledgeable team at our disposal any time we needed it who had a rep in the city should anything go wrong."
Educational Visit Co-ordinator
"We just wanted to send you a message to say thank you so much - we are nearly home now. The trip was great and the students all had a good time. The staff at the hostel were so friendly and accommodating. Our driver, Sajid, was fantastic. Warm, friendly, flexible and made our trip run so smoothly. We would love to have him again on a future trip. Could you pass this onto AVA coaches please? Thanks for your work too Andrea - you’ve been great."
EVC
"This is the third time we've used Adaptable and have been generally very pleased with the organisation and support. Alexandra was very helpful when, on the morning of the departure, we realised there was an issue with one of the tickets which she rectified quickly. We had a really successful trip and Adaptable made organising it relatively easy. We are looking to use Adaptable again for this trip next year"
Science Teacher
"keeps getting better every time!"
Trip Organiser
"Thank you so much for all of your hard work in helping us plan and deliver an exciting trip for the children."
Primary teacher
"It was a lovely trip, thank you for all your help."
Business & Management
"Thank you very much to everybody and especially to Andrea who found us some great eating venues and set us up with a perfect itinerary- and for not complaining about all the name changes! We would definitely choose Adaptable again"
Spanish Teacher
"Drivers were friendly and on time for collection and drop off. Hotel was lovely and we will use again"
Head of History
"Absolute pleasure to work with and amazing communication. Debbie was outstanding sorting our last minute changes out"
Computing Teacher
"The coach and driver were second to none!"
Science teacher
"Super easy and extremely helpful. The trip was extremely good value for money and logistically was planned down to a fine art so the timings of the day ran smoothly."
Geography Teacher
"Fantastic as always, thank you. You are unbeatable in every aspect of what you do. I always recommend you to colleagues in other schools. So efficient and nothing is too difficult for you to organise or answer"
Art & Design Teacher
"Adaptable travel (especially Catherine and Andrea) were just incredible. The organisation of the trip was incredibly smooth, the choices of activities were brilliant and they were incredibly helpful every single step of the way. The sudden closure of our second restaurant choice was dealt with so professionally and effectively. I honestly cannot thank them enough. The trip ran exceptionally smoothly and the whole process was a joy."
Primary School Teacher
"The trip had to be rearranged 3 times since 2020 because of Covid, during this period the company have been great and transparent with costs and changes that needed to be made. Special mention for Debbie, who is always there to answer any questions and offer support from start to finish"
RE Teacher
"Adaptable travel made all the organisation easier and everything worked so well when we got there as it had been booked"
Languages Teacher
"Excellent I would use again and recommend to others"
Art & Design Teacher
"Very friendly Adaptable staff and excellent communication throughout. Thanks"
Science Teacher
"Fantastic trip - well organised, everything went to plan"
English Teacher
"A great team working with us and nothing was too much trouble! Thank you so much."
EVC
"Throughout the process, staff at Adaptable travel have been really helpful and adapted things to suit our needs"
EVC
"I was really happy with the service and support I received from Adaptable Travel. As it was my first trip abroad I was constantly changing things and asking questions but the team were really helpful and I felt like I could ask the questions and make the changes without any issues. I thought Debbie was wonderful in her support and was really helpful"
RE Teacher
"Overall this was a really informative trip which allowed the students to see the knowledge they have developed in class via a real life perspective"
Geography Teacher
"Friendly staff. Always helpful ready to answer all questions"
Primary school teacher
"Alexandra was great throughout. Well organised, all information sent through in timely manner"
Head Teacher
"Adaptable travel have been absolutely fantastic. Patient and organised. The trip ran smoothly because of your guidance and support. Thank you. Will certainly use again"
Art & Design Teacher
"Working with Adaptable Travel had made organising this trip a lot less stressful. Communication was outstanding, responding to any queries as soon as possible. Debbie was always very helpful and professional and was a great help. I would definitely use again. Thank you"
MFL Teacher
"You were brilliant from start to finish, we are already in discussion in college about further trips."
Science teacher
"Whole process was very smooth, thank you"
PE Teacher
"Thank you for your hard work and efforts in making our trip a success! All went well and Adaptable Travel was very helpful. The trip was well organised and AT was on top of everything"
English Teacher
"Great trip, the students were very happy and impressed with the sights. ADP did a great job in organizing everything and the customer service was very good. Thank you."
Class Teacher
"I love working with Debbie. She is so helpful and nothing is too much to sort for us. She gave her personal number to ensure that things ran smoothly whilst in New York. She is an absolute superhero!"
English Teacher
"Could not ask for more and would recommend to anyone"
RE Teacher
"I cannot recommend highly enough the company. The organisation of the trip from your end is first-rate"
Head of Modern Languages
"Jack and Alexandra and the team were brilliant with getting back to me on many questions via email. Some mistakes on paperwork with dates and costings etc but all sorted out quickly."
English Teacher
"I would like to thank Holly and Andrea for their support with organising this trip. Their customer service has been excellent throughout!"
Beauty Lecturer
"Catherine and Andrea were great at ornganising the tour and answering any questions. They were very patient and couldn't have done more to make this a successful trip, thank you so much"
History Teacher
"Nothing was ever too much to ask and always fast turn around on emails"
RE Teacher
"The children always enjoy this trip. We have been several times before and would definitely go again"
Deputy Head Teacher
"It is always a pleasure to book our trips with you. They are well organised and all of the paper work is sent through on time. It makes it much easier than organising this type of trip independently."
History Teacher
"Fantastic! I felt very supported through the whole process. Organising a trip as a teacher represents a lot of extra work, but Catherine and Debbie make things very easy and straightforward"
MFL Teacher
"Really speedy email responses, any questions/issues resolved quickly"
Art & Design Teacher
"Overall we had a fantastic time. The pupils loved the whole experience"
History Teacher
"I have booked school trips several times through Adaptable Travel and plan to book many more. As the name suggests the customer service has certainly been very adaptable sorting everything from trips to rooming to suit our needs. Adaptable Travel customer service is amazing. Emails are answered promptly and I know I can phone and there is always someone to speak to if needs be. Have absolutely no qualms in using Adaptable for Travel for future trips"
Languages Teacher
"Both Jack and Alexandra were really helpful throughout the booking process. A really easy and stress free set up for a trip."
PE Teacher
"I have used Adaptable for a number of years organising school trips and I find everyone involved to be extremely friendly and efficient. Nothing is ever too much trouble and I will definitely continue to use for future enrichment activities"
Maths Teacher
"Thank you so much to all the staff involved in the organisation of our trip. For their patience and help along the way; was much appreciated by a first time trip organiser!"
Head of Music
"From start to finish it was an excellent experience booking through Adaptable Travel. Catherine and Andrea were extremely helpful and supportive and answered all of my questions quickly with no query an issue. I will definitely recommend them to other staff members"
Primary School Teacher
"I just wanted to say an absolutely enormous thank you to you and your colleagues for the trip. It was my first experience of leading an international trip and so I apologies for the many mistakes I have undoubtedly made and for any work this has created. From your end you have been amazing, from dealing with late requests and changes, to support whilst we were away. I am very grateful"
Head of Physics
"Debbie Catling has been utterly brilliant every step of the way - so helpful and has always responded to queries at the first available opportunity,"
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