An educational trip is an inspirational way to build
academic confidence and social skills that can only be
developed by children experiencing life away from home. Our
team can provide you with suitable recommendations and options
covering your overall itinerary including the following:
value for money tours, covering multiple aspects of the
exciting visits where young children can interact with
exhibits and displays;
accommodation with rooms and facilities that are
suitable for children;
meals and packed lunches;
suitable evening activities to keep children happy and
a daily itinerary that carefully considers journey times
onboard the coach.
As an integral part of planning your tour we will be happy
to supply information for your Risk Assessment Forms. All our
coaches are fitted with seat belts and are regularly inspected.
All hotels featured in this brochure have been inspected by
members of our staff, our agents, or have been used within the
last 12 months by local schools or colleges.
We encourage and can help with preliminary inspection
visits, especially to new destinations. Such visits help group
leaders to properly risk assess all aspects of the proposed
tour in advance. We can of course provide relevant information
on location, accommodation, ferries and transport if you decide
that an advance visit is not possible.
We allow one free teacher's place with every 10 pupils. DfES
recognises good practice as:
One adult/10 pupils for school years 4 to 6
One adult/15 pupils year 7 onwards
Where applicable we will provide you with downloadable links
to resource information for your trip. Don't worry if you don't
have internet access, we will do it for you! If you would like
a personal visit to the school from a member of our team to
discuss the tour this can also be arranged at a time that suits
Ulsterbus Educational Tours offers insurance under a special
holiday travel insurance scheme arranged with Towergate Chapman
Stevens who are authorised and regulated by the Financial
Services Authority, including Speciality Insurance Ltd who
provide 24 hour emergency service. Full details of cover,
policy warranties and exclusions will be forwarded with your
confirmation of booking. You may, of course, ask for a specimen
copy of the policy at any time in advance.
Travel Arrangements Drivers
Our drivers are one of our greatest assets! They are
friendly, knowledgeable, unrivalled, caring and fun to be with.
When selecting them, we pay particular attention to their
driving skills. They will take responsibility for travel
documents such as ferry tickets and admission..." it's like
having an extra teacher!" In fact on all air tours, for a small
additional charge, you can take an Ulsterbus guide with you who
will provide the same excellent service.
Unlike other tour operators we only use our own vehicles and
drivers, and you are therefore 100% assured of the quality of
service that we provide. We comply strictly with all EU driving
regulations, paying particular attention to drivers' hours and
we are well ahead of seat belt legislation. On air tours we
only use coach operators who conform to the same stringent
regulations and, were possible, are members of either Coach
Marque or the Global Passenger Network.
We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK and
Irish airports and well work with you to plan your route
at the best value possible. We can also secure your seats on
any airline with an initial non-refundable deposit of only
£60pp to all UK or European destinations.
We have an excellent relationship with operators and the
lowest rates to the UK and Europe, and can guarantee quality of
We can offer accommodation to any standard you would require
from youth hostel to 4 star luxury hotels. We deal directly
with your chosen accommodation and can guarantee your requests
on issues such as special needs, meal times, room hire and
rooming arrangements. We have included in this brochure our
most popular hotels with school groups - please feel free to
suggest more. All coach tours are based on a dinner, bed,
breakfast and packed lunch basis whereas fly tours offer the
flexibility of bed and breakfast only. Both of these can be
altered to suit your needs.
Our Specialist Team
A dedicated member of our Educational Tours Team will plan
your day-to-day itinerary and will pre-book city tours,
excursions, visits, meals and evening activities as well as any
other requirements your Group may have - we can arrange and
organise almost everything!
Free School Pick-ups
Our Northern Ireland-wide network means that all our school
coach tours start and end at your school - no need for costly
connections! We offer many other attractive features, such as
luggage labels and savings cards, but most important of all,
scrupulous attention to detail and a state-of-the-art planning
service, which enables you to design your own special tour.