Welcome to Key Stage History Tours
We are a history tours specialist with over 20 years experience of organising successful and inspirational school tours. Our programmes have been developed in line with the curriculum to ensure your tour facilitates and reinforces classroom teaching, inspires students and provides valuable cultural and social experiences.
We firmly believe that a well organised history study tour will help to fire the pupils’ imagination, helping them to question current events by engaging with the past. Your friendly and knowledgeable account manager will guide you throughout the planning process, providing as much support as you need.
We tailor all tours to meet the specific requirements of your group, and manage all the elements (transport, accommodation, meals, visits, guiding) on your behalf.
Take a look at the recent Third Reich Tour by Arnewood Schools Y11 student Raff…
The Third Reich Tour was a once in a lifetime experience and I am extremely proud to be an Ambassador of the Arnewood School. I’m certain no one will forget about this experience and we will all keep the memory alive. Not only did the trip teach us many new things it was also one of the most fun and entertaining 10 days of my life!
The twelfth tour is already planned with 56 year 10 students booked on the 2017 Third Reich Tour!”
In support of this initiative Key Stage Tours is pleased to offer your school an extra 2 free places in addition to our usual 1:8 free place ratio when you book your tour with us. click here for more info…
Here are a few ways that we can help :
PERSONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER?
At Key Stage you won’t get passed from ‘pillar to post’. Your Account Manager will guide you through each step of organising a trip, offering unrivalled knowledge and customer care throughout.
VISA HELP AND SUPPORT
Your non-EEA students may need to apply for a Schengen Visa to travel to countries within the European Economic Area. Your Personal Account Manager will guide you through the application process, providing Embassy/Consulate details and visa support letters.Hellene Travel can also provide assistance obtaining visas through our partner. There is a charge for this service but it helps take away the stress of last minute visa rejections due to incorrect applications.
KEY STAGE – MADE FOR YOU
We will tailor-make a day trip or residential tour to suit your needs.
DISCOUNTS AND INCENTIVES
Your Account Manager will be pleased to set up an incentive scheme for your department. Typically, this can include multi-booking discounts, ‘money-back’ options and also free day trips, depending on the amount of spend.
SIMPLE BOOKING PROCESS
Simply, we need one deposit to secure the booking and the balance up to 2 weeks prior to departure.
YOUR FLEXIBLE TRAVEL PARTNER!
At Key Stage we do not charge an administration fee for making late changes!
COMPLIMENTARY INSPECTION VISITS
When you book a residential UK or European tour with Key Stage we’ll offer you a complimentary twin-room on a B&B basis for two nights (travel not included). This will help you to make the right choice and to familiarise yourself with the destination.
24/7 HELP AND SUPPORT
Our local representatives can offer on the spot assistance and we are on hand 24 hours a day during your tour.
TOP CLASS SUPPLIERS
We only work with suppliers who, like us, are willing to ‘go the extra mile’ for our clients. Suppliers must pass our stringent Health and Safety audit checks before they can carry out work for us.
SAFETY & FINANCIAL SECURITY
Your groups’ safety is our primary concern. Our Safety Management System has been developed to facilitate the needs of student group travel, and covers every element of your trip, including transport, accommodation and even visits. This means that you can book your trip with confidence, meet your due diligence and reduce the amount of external paperwork.
Key Stage is also fully bonded through ABTA (V6504) and our air tour packages are protected through the Civil Aviation’s ATOL protection scheme (ATOL 5620). Therefore, you are safe in the knowledge that your students’ money is protected.