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Voyager launch new ‘activity school trip’ programme, ‘Normandy Adventure’ – Only £328pp

Normandy, a region of great historical significance and educational value, is now your destination for a unique school activity trip experience. On top of the ‘Voyager Glamping Village’ at Les Peupliers, where you’ll find yourself comfortable for the duration of your 6 days with us (for only £328pp), we have 2 more of our own centres within a 10 minute...


Our Teacher Inspection Visit to the Moulin aux Draps, Opal Coast is a Huge Success!

Over May half term Voyager School Travel hosted a couple of Inspection Visits for new and potential group leaders and their families at our 3 star Hotel du Moulin aux Draps on the Opal Coast. With pick-ups throughout the UK, our coaches carried over 20 new staff and their families, and we were kindly granted free passage over and under...


Merci beaucoup! A selection of students thank you letters to Voyager School Travel

In April 2017 a group from Altrincham Preparatory School descended on the Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy for a 5 day school trip that clearly had an impact on its students.


Voyager office staff relaxed after visit of massage therapist

With the sun beating down outside and all windows wide open to catch any breeze on probably the hottest day of the year to date, the staff at Voyager School Travel were treated to a massage this afternoon.


Voyager's school science trips prove successful experiment

Voyager School Travel have an extended portfolio of science school tours across Europe to include specific science tours to London, Paris and Amsterdam.


Voyager Worldwide's Indian school trip event proves resounding success

On Sunday 7th May Voyager Worldwide hosted a group of teachers at the Indian Summer restaurant in Brighton for a relaxed and informal presentation about the wide range of tours to India that we offer.


It's time to start emptying that Bucket! Take a school trip to Vietnam and Cambodia

In the 21st century the world seems to get smaller year by year and access to far flung destinations has becoming increasingly easy. The mystique of the far east has been around for centuries, ever since Marco Polo returned with treasures that European eyes could only gaze at in awe.


Why go on a school trip to Morocco?

Morocco, a country of great contrasts and only a short flight time from the UK, is the perfect place to visit on a school trip.  Morocco is the exotic getaway on Europe's doorstep and is a real treat for the senses. Vibrant ancient cities, awe-inspiring mountain ranges and ancient Berber communities still untouched and preserved in the remote corners of...


Not all history was horrible...or was it?

To most teachers, parents and children the Horrible Histories TV shows, books and even stage shows have been a fantastic way for children to learn and engage with history ever since the first books were published in 1993 and the first TV series aired in 2001.


Language World 2017 proves a roaring success

The Language World 2017 event in Nottingham last weekend proved a great success for all involved, particularly the team at Voyager School Travel. Organised by The Association for Language Learning, the event had a theme of 'Progress for ALL'  promoting progress in all aspects of pupils’ learning of languages. 


Come and meet the Voyager team at the Language World conference this weekend!

This coming Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th March, Voyager School Travel will be exhibiting at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, at The Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event.


Why book a French Language School Trip to our Moulin aux Draps on the Opal Coast?

It’s simple, teachers and students LOVE IT! After our first year of opening the Hotel Moulin aux Draps we’ve had fantastic feedback and over 85% of schools have already re-booked!


Why should you go on a school trip to India?

For those who have never visited India, you've probably heard a thousand different stories and been left full of curiosity. India is a wonderful and magical country made up of 29 states, each unique in their own special way. A trip to India can really open your eyes to a country with huge disparity amongst people, some living far below...


Voyager perfectly prepared for encore at Music & Drama Education Expo

This Thursday and Friday, 9th and 10th February 2017, Voyager School Travel will be exhibiting at the Music & Drama Education Expo at Olympia in London for the second year in a row.


4 unbeatable destinations for music school trips!

 


The 5 most exciting countries to visit in 2017, chosen by the world’s top travel bloggers

The online travel magazine Wanderlust has recently published it’s top 5 countries to visit in 2017, and Voyager Worldwide are very excited to a be able to offer trips to 3 of their recommendations. Having canvassed eminent travel bloggers such as Expert Vagabond and Nomad Revelations, Wanderlust published their top 5 just before Christmas. 


School Trips to Auschwitz boost record visitor figures in 2016

2016 saw record numbers of visitors to the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Poland, with just under 2 million people attending during the calendar year. A considerable proportion of these numbers were school groups from the UK with Voyager School Travel sending just under 300 students last year. 


Belfast primary school incentivises pupils to improve attendance record with offer of free school trips

In March 2016 the Education Minister Peter Weir launched the "Miss School = Miss Out" scheme, a strategy designed to improve pupil attendance across the country.


Moulin aux Draps, the perfect place for a pre-Christmas break

It's that time of year when things are starting to feel festive and many people are visiting Christmas markets, in the UK and in France. Many of the guests at Voyager's Moulin aux Draps hotel have been taking advantage of the hotel's proximity to a number of Christmas markets such as Arras or Amiens.


Brighton's 'vertical cablecar' free to local schoolchildren

In an act of festive generosity the British Airways i360 in Brighton has this week sent free tickets to all state schoolchildren in the city of Brighton and Hove.


We're going to the Theatre? Wicked!

At Voyager School Travel we take pride in delivering bespoke travel experiences that are memorable, educational, affordable, safe and fun. That's #thevoyagerdifference.  


The Top 3 places to visit in Normandy

If France is our nearest European neighbour, Normandy is the closest 'department' geographically and for that matter, closest to our hearts too. Voyager School Travel send dozens of school trips to Normandy every year, the majority staying the Voyager-owned Château de la Baudonnière or Grand' Ferme.


Language School Trips With a Difference - Our French Animateurs!

MFL NEWS: The key to language learning while abroad is a combination of cultural immersion, building students confidence and using and practicing the language at every opportunity. Voyager provide school trips with a difference. 


See how much fun students have on our Spanish Language adventure immersion programme!

Check out our latest video from our Arbolar Spanish Language Centre.


5 unbeatable destinations for school trips!

At Voyager Worldwide we are constantly on the look-out for exciting and inspiring destinations around the globe that are suitable for UK school trips. 


Parents: Make the most of your child’s school trip!

If your child has been on a school trip or is due to do so, it can be a shock to the system when they are away from home for a few days.


WIN a top-of-the-range BOGNER 'Pure' Ski Helmet with Voyager School Ski!

As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop we thought we'd try and cheer you up with a fantastic competition! With the 2017/18 ski season approaching, and of course, as always,  with skier safety always at the front of our minds, we are offering you a chance to win a top-of-the-range Bogner Ski Helmet Pure - worth £320.


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The true benefits of Educational School Trips

Going on a school trip can literally be a life changing event, spark lifelong interests and hobbies, allow students to make new friendships and create memories they’ll treasure forever. 


Top 12 cities around the world for catching Pokemon!

Whatever your position on the adoption of new technologies in education, an unavoidable truth about every generation henceforth is that the smart phone will play a part in their lives.  How big  a part will depend on parenting, classroom rules and policy,  and of course the individual.


Language Show LIVE - WIN champagne, chocolates & truffles!

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Come and see us at Language Show LIVE!

it's that time of year again when we are busy preparing for the UK's leading language education exhibition, Language Show LIVE.


Back to School Blues? Prepare well and when term starts it’ll be a (cool) breeze!

As summer seems to be fading too quickly into autumn all the indications are there that the new school year starts imminently, if it hasn’t already. Whether you are a brand new teacher or a seasoned educational expert, it’s always good to be prepared prior to the start of term and according to Janelle Cox, Elementary Education Expert, there’s quite a lot to do! She provides an excellent (if exhaustive) list which you can see below. 


Sail Away! Voyager receives Royal Yachting Association accrediation

Voyager Adventure are very pleased to announce that we are now accredited by the Royal Yachting Association for all our sailing sports at our Mediterranean Beach Centre in Argelès-sur-Mer, France.


Adventure personified - Voyager Adventure's latest video makes waves online!

At Voyager Adventure we have always known our resorts, accommodation, instructors and activity programmes really are the best school trips on the market…time and time again our groups leaders and students cannot praise the experience enough and consistently come back to us, year on year.


What to pack (or not!) for a school trip

Whatever your destination,  duration of trip or method of transport, it’s always a challenge to get your bag packed in such a way that you’ve got all you need but aren’t loaded down with stuff you don’t.


Mediterranean Madness! - Fantastic 2017 offer for school adventure trips to Argelès-sur-Mer or Tossa de Mar.

As Britain finally warms up and spring suggests its well underway, it seems that the heat must have gone to our heads at Voyager Adventure.


More new additions at the Moulin!

As the weather improves and temperatures slowly rise in Normandy, the team at Moulin aux Draps, Voyager’s  language centre in Pas-de-Calais, are busying themselves with further preparations for the peak summer season.


Unbelievable SCHOOL SKI OFFERS - 3 Mystery Ski Deals for 2017.

We have 3 mystery ski deals to Italy or Austria in Feb half term or to France at Easter.


Voyager Adventure gears up for it’s best season ever!

With the evenings drawing out and warmer winds finally blowing from the south, it’s the time of year where everyone at Voyager Adventure is getting excited in anticipation of the forthcoming season.


New Moulin residents not so ugly!

With spring in the air at Voyager's Normandy property, the Moulin aux Draps, it was with great delight that the staff noticed over the weekend the patter of tiny (webbed) feet!


Moulin aux Draps the perfect setting for a lesson in French!

In February 2016, a party from Leventhorpe School in Hertfordshire arrived at Voyager's Moulin aux Draps in Pas-de-Calais for a 3 day Opal Parle language interaction tour. The group of 55 students and 5 staff were prepared for a packed itinerary with a number of excursions scheduled across the trip including a morning to be spent with students at a local French school.


Voyager hit the right note at the Music Education Expo

Over the weekend of 26th and 27th February 2016,  the Music Education Expo, Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for music education, was held at Kensington Olympia in London. 


Big Apple, Big Everything!

In October last year, St Benedict's School from Ealing in London took a trip to the east coast of America, taking in New York City and Washington D.C.


International bright young things set for global exploration

Never has there been a time when the phrase ‘The world is closer than you think’ could be more appropriate. At Voyager School Travel we launched our Worldwide offering in 2015 and in 2016 we’ve extended this to International Schools.  Sophie Berry, Voyager’s International Schools specialist explains, ‘Having arranged a number of successful, bespoke tours for International Schools from places such as Abu Dhabi and Malaysia, we recognised that the infrastructure, expertise and knowledge at Voyager was the perfect platform to extend our offering to schools based outside the UK.’


Explore the Magic of Music

The Music Education Expo heads to London’s Olympia from 25 to 26 February 2016. The Expo is billed as Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for those involved in music education and is a must for music, drama and performing arts teachers.


Parlez vous English? Why a foreign exchange enhances learning.

Voyager’s school tour, Paris Parle is one of our longest running and most successful tours and it’s easy to see why.


Christmas Markets - safe, sparkly and ready to make merry!

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas but it’s not everywhere you go that you see the night time lit up with colourful, twinkling lights, great glistening Christmas trees stretching into the air, magical-looking ice rinks packed with happy skaters, twirling Ferris Wheels with excited faces watching the enchantment below from high up in the sky. It’s not every market square that has carole singers and intoxicating wafts of spice and sizzling Christmas treats on offer either. All these pleasures and more can be found in the Christmas markets of Europe. And, you can take your school on a short trip to some of the sparkliest and festive markets in France, Brussels, Germany and Holland quickly and easily with Voyager School Travel. 


A warm welcome awaits you at Voyager's own hotel on the Opal Coast

“A hidden gem”
In summer 2015 Voyager took over the stunning Le Moulin Aux Draps, a former Best Western hotel set in the tranquil countryside near the Opal Coast. Finding the right hotel to add to Voyager’s portfolio of language centres and school accommodation in Europe was no easy business –  Voyager’s Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy is already one of the most popular and respected French language centres amongst English schools. Voyager’s directors Nigel English, Nick Goddard and Trish Bryant had been looking for the right place for their new centre in the Opal Coast for a while:  “Discovering the  Le Moulin was a dream come true,” says Trish. “When we saw it for the first time we knew we’d found a hidden gem.”


Unbelievable 2017 Feb Half Term School Ski Offer Austria - ONLY £599

GetYourSkiOn! Voyager School Ski are delighted to be able to offer a fabulous 9 day skiing trip to Austria in February 2016. This all inclusive package is only £599 pp but hurry places wont last long! Call 01273 827327 now to find out more.

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