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Special Offers

Special Offers

Special Offer - Free IV visit

FREE inspection visit

Book your 2016 trip before 22nd May to secure tour inspection visit to either Barcelona or New York* during May half term 2016 and experience an Equity tour for yourself. Bring an additional person with you at a discounted rate.


*Terms and conditions apply

To qualify for the IV a group must have a minimum of 35 full paying passengers and the tour must be a minimum duration of 3 days and 2 nights. The IV is only available if you book, confirm and have paid full first deposits by 5pm on 22nd May. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms as set out by Equity Travel. For schools that confirm a trip to the UK or Europe, party leaders will qualify for one free place on the Barcelona IV. For schools that confirm a trip to N America or to any long-haul destination, party leaders will qualify for one free place on the New York IV. Group IV will take place during half term in May 2016 with the final dates and itinerary to be confirmed. Travel and return dates will be fixed. Party leaders on the IV will be expected to follow the IV’s itinerary although there will be free time included. Rooming will be based upon twin share and on a room only basis. Limited to one free place only per confirmed school trip. A further place may be available at a charge but this will be strictly subject to availability and based on a first come first served basis. The value of the IV is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Loyalty Booking Discount

As a way of saying thank you for choosing Equity again to book your tour, we will give you a discount of £5 per person off your next booking.

Terms and Conditions

To qualify for this offer you must confirm a new booking that will depart within 2 academic years from your last booking departure, which has the same product definition as your previous booking. The qualification period is fixed to 2 academic years and any customer who is rebooking outside of 2 academic years cannot qualify for the Loyalty Discount. The offer is for a minimum of 35 full-paying passengers and the tour must be based on a 3 day/ 2 night minimum stay. The Loyalty Discount can be used in conjunction with the Early Booking Discount. If you qualify for the Loyalty Discount and cancel your existing booking, the discount will need to be reviewed to see if your Loyalty Discount can still be applied. Groups will be entitled to a discount of £5 per person on their confirmed booking price. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity.

Recommend a Friend

Unlimited rewards are available to you when you recommend a friend and they go on to book. The more friends you recommend the more you will be rewarded in cost savings per paying passenger, so it really is true, the more the merrier! For every friend that books you will receive £5 off per person, the rewards are endless so if you were to recommend 10 friends that book a tour with us you would save £50 per person! We are grateful for any recommendations we receive and are pleased to offer rewards in return as a very big thank you. Terms are conditions apply.

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3 Students & 5 Teachers Travel Free for battlefield tours

Price on application

When you book this First World War tour with Equity, your group will benefit from a total of 8 free places – which means 45 travel, but only 37 pay! The itinerary is based on the tour route followed by the flagship First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, which Equity is running for the government in conjunction with the Institute of Education.

Itinerary

The following itinerary is available for this offer:

Day One...
AM
  • The coach will pick you up from your school.
PM
  • Cross the channel and arrive at your accommodation late afternoon. Take your evening meal at the accommodation before visiting Menin Gate where your school will take part in the Ceremony of the Last Post and lay a wreath of remembrance.
Day Two...
AM
  • Have breakfast and travel to the Somme, optional visits this morning include Thiepval Memorial and visitor centre and Sheffield Memorial Park, the site of the British Front Line for 1st July 1916.
PM
  • Options this afternoon include Newfoundland Memorial Park, which gives a fascinating insight into the network of trenches on the front line and Ulster Tower memorial; a copy of Helen’s Tower in County Down.
Day Three...
AM
  • Check out of your hotel and visit In Flanders Field Museum for an interactive insight into the war. Other optional sights include Lijssenthoek Cemetery, where over 10,000 soldiers were buried after dying while being treated at the medical facilities on the site and Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world.
PM
    • Cross the channel and return to your school.

 

As the approved government tour provider, we understand the importance of relating what’s being taught in the classroom to what your students will then encounter on the tour. Which is why this tour includes Institute of Education endorsed teaching materials to help you deliver a first-class learning experience that will inspire your students’ curiosity to learn more about the First World War:

  • Pre-tour preparatory materials including lesson plans and enquiry questions
  • On-tour learning activity packs to stimulate critical enquiry

Read the profound effect researching regional and personal connections in advance has on students when they visit the battlefields and cemeteries on the Western Front and see it for themselves. So much more powerful than any textbook…..

Our tours really do ‘bring to life’ classroom history and provide a dynamic and exciting learning experience for your students. Book today and give your students a tour they’ll remember for a lifetime.

Terms and Conditions

This offer is based on a 2 night/3 day tour, for a total party size of 45, and is comprised of 3 free student places and 5 free supervisory places. Per person price applies to 37 paying passengers. The offer is valid for new Western Front First World War tour bookings only for Monday-Thursday term time departure dates in calendar year 2015, excluding travel between 20 May and 31 July 2015 inclusive. The offer is based on student multi bedded accommodation, with teachers accommodation based on two twins and one single and includes travel insurance. Crossing is via Eurotunnel and accommodation is based on full board, staying at either The Munchenhof in Langemark, Flanders Lodge in Ypres or The Old Abbey in Lo-Reninge. The example price is based on schools located in the Home Counties utilising one coach driver. A one-off additional driver supplement of £320 applies for schools located further afield. To qualify for this offer, a holding deposit of £1,000 is due by 5pm on 1st June 2015, with first full deposits paid by October 2015 half term. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity. This offer is not applicable to cancelled bookings and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.

Stay at the Château du Baffy from just £145

 

This is an offer you won’t want to miss! Between May and July 2015 we have some fantastic specials for the Château du Baffy for school groups of 40 students and 4 teachers.

The Château is ideally located close to the seaside resort of Courseulles-sur-Mer (Juno beach in the Normandy landings of 1944) and is great for history, music, maths, art and design, MFL and food technology trips. Groups will receive full board, evening entertainment and activities, superior rooms for teachers and use of the superb private grounds and gardens. For more information about Château du Baffy and subject specific tours click here.

All below prices based on Home Counties (add £10 for outside Home Counties) Dover - Calais Crossing, FS Coach and 2 x Feeders. No excursions. Staff in twins unless an odd number. Beds available as of 05/08/14

Travel Dates

Days / Nights

Group
Size

Beds
Available

Price

OFFER
PRICE

02/05/15 - 03/05/15

2 / 1

40+4

102

£165.00

£145.00

01/05/15 - 03/05/15

3 / 2

40+4

63

£229.00

£209.00

08/05/15 - 10/05/15

3 / 2

40+4

102

£229.00

£209.00

10/07/15 - 12/07/15

3 / 2

40+4

53

£235.00

£225.00

26/06/15 - 29/06/15

4 / 3

40+4

57

£295.00

£275.00

26/05/15 - 29/05/15

4 / 3

40+4

102

£299.00

£279.00

28/05/15 - 31/05/15

4 / 3

40+4

102

£299.00

£279.00

06/07/15 - 09/07/15

4 / 3

40+4

102

£299.00

£279.00

13/07/15 - 16/07/15

4 / 3

40+4

68

£299.00

£279.00

26/05/15 - 30/05/15

5 / 4

40+4

102

£365.00

£345.00

26/06/15 - 30/06/15

5 / 4

40+4

56

£365.00

£345.00

06/07/15 - 10/07/15

5 / 4

40+4

53

£365.00

£345.00

26/05/15 - 31/05/15

6 / 5

40+4

102

£429.00

£409.00

The Château has a capacity of 98, so if you’re interested in any of these dates we suggest you request a quote today. Prices subject to availability and based on a full coach load.

 

Need ideas for your Enrichment Week?

Enrichment week gives you and your students exciting opportunities to discover new places and try out new things. We’ve carefully selected destinations to complement a wide range of curriculum subjects as well providing the excitement of discovery beyond the usual classroom learning.

So why not get planning? We’ve plenty of ideas to choose from around the UK. Give us a call or check out our website for further ideas.

London

Investigate the impacts of London 2012 on an Olympic site tour, or unravel centuries of history visiting the Tower of London or St Pauls Cathedral. Be spoiled for choice at the world’s greatest museums and art galleries, tour the famous landmarks then sit back and enjoy an exciting West End Show. Experience a fantastic overview from the London Eye, or an impressive cruise along the River Thames to appreciate the finest views of the capital in style.
Every young person should have the opportunity to feel the buzz of Britain's greatest city during their school days, it’s not surprising our groups return to London again and again.

Accommodation: Royal National

 

  AM PM
Day 1

Drive to London;
St Paul’s Cathedral

Tour the landmarks;
River Thames Cruise

Day 2

London Eye and Southbank walk

Natural History Museum;
West End Show

Day 3

Olympic Tour

Return to school

Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon

Walk the walls, climb the towers and descend into the dungeons of England’s greatest medieval castle. Trace Shakespeare’s footsteps to discover where our most famous playwright spent his formative years. Investigate the latest manufacturing technology at the Land Rover factory or discover the origins of chocolate at Cadbury World. Have fun bowling in the evening, or take a ghostly tour around the pretty half-timbered streets of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Easy to access by motorway from all directions, this trip offers a variety of fascinating, enriching and experiences in the rolling hills of Warwickshire at the heart of England.

Accommodation: YHA Alveston

 

  AM PM
Day 1

Drive to Warwick

Warwick Castle; Bowling

Day 2

Land Rover

Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon Avon; Ghost Walk

Day 3

Cadbury World

Return to school

York

Walk the walls, climb the towers and descend into the dungeons of England’s greatest medieval castle. Trace Shakespeare’s footsteps to discover where our most famous playwright spent his formative years. Investigate the latest manufacturing technology at the Land Rover factory or discover the origins of chocolate at Cadbury World. Have fun bowling in the evening, or take a ghostly tour around the pretty half-timbered streets of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Easy to access by motorway from all directions, this trip offers a variety of fascinating, enriching and experiences in the rolling hills of Warwickshire at the heart of England.

Accommodation: YHA Alveston

 

  AM PM
Day 1

Drive to York

National Railway Museum;
River Cruise

Day 2

Walk the city’s walls; Jorvik

Jorvik DIG; Free time in York; Ghost walking tour

Day 3

York Dungeons

Return to school

West Country

Walk the walls, climb the towers and descend into the dungeons of England’s greatest medieval castle. Trace Shakespeare’s footsteps to discover where our most famous playwright spent his formative years. Investigate the latest manufacturing technology at the Land Rover factory or discover the origins of chocolate at Cadbury World. Have fun bowling in the evening, or take a ghostly tour around the pretty half-timbered streets of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Easy to access by motorway from all directions, this trip offers a variety of fascinating, enriching and experiences in the rolling hills of Warwickshire at the heart of England.

Accommodation: YHA Alveston

 

  AM PM
Day 1

Drive to Plymouth

National Marine Aquarium

Day 2

Spend the whole day at the Eden Project

Day 3

Stop at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on your way back to school

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Meet Tian Tian and Yang Guang, Edinburgh’s starring giant pandas, visit one of the famous museums or art galleries and enjoy an overview of the city’s elegant parks and Georgian squares from the top of the castle walls. Clamber up an extinct volcano, then journey back millions of years to fly over glaciers and watch the creation of the planet at Our Dynamic Earth science centre. Home to the world’s largest arts festival this stunning city presents a rich enlivening experience for school groups and is easy to explore on foot.

Accommodation: Smart City Hostel

 

  AM PM
Day 1

Drive to Edinburgh;
Edinburgh Castle

Camera Obscura;
walk along the Royal Mile

Day 2

Edinburgh Zoo

Scottish National Gallery;
Ghost walk

Day 3

Our Dynamic Earth

Return to school

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Price from
£35
Based on 1 day tour

Fantastic UK day trips for your class

Get out of the classroom with your students this summer term for a fun and educational day trip!

York from £35

A new up-and-coming destination for our school tours, with history spanning throughout two thousand years, the city of York offers endless educational excursions.

Kent from £49


Dickens World + The Canterbury Tales
A brand new and exciting experience for your class; go back in time on a 90 minute interactive guided tour of Dickensian London including appearances from many of his colourful characters. Next head to Canterbury to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Chaucer’s bygone era at The Canterbury Tales.

Edinburgh from £49


Edinburgh has so much to offer, from a stroll down the Royal Mile, or a visit to Edinburgh Castle, to an array of artistic venues such as the National Gallery - there really is something for everyone.

Cadbury World from £50


You might be surprised to learn that a trip to Cadbury World is not just about testing tasty chocolate treats but can also include educational talks covering the Victorians, the Aztecs, product design and much more.

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Terms and Conditions (Expired Offers)

Early Booking Discount

Terms and Conditions

This offer is valid for new bookings only and is applicable to bookings travelling during the 2015/2016 academic year. This offer is based on a minimum of 35 full paying passengers and the tour must be a minimum of 3 days with 2 nights stay. Early booking discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or be used for multiple early bookings. This offer is only valid if you book, confirm and have paid your first full deposits by 5pm on 27th March 2015. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity.

Offer expired: 27th March 2015


Educational and Sports Tours - Win your school trip - Prize Draw

New Bookings

To qualify for entry into the prize draw you must quote ‘WINTOUR’ when enquiring and you must book and confirm your tour by 27 February 2015. Multiple bookings that individually qualify for this offer will be eligible as separate entries into the prize draw. The maximum value of this prize is £50,000. Trips can be booked that exceed this sum but the prize will be limited to £50,000. Full first deposits must be paid by 5pm on 27 February 2015, second deposits must be paid no later than 8 weeks later. In accordance with our standard terms and conditions all deposits are non-refundable other than for the prize draw winner.

Prize draw winner will be selected at random with independent verification on 31 March 2015. The winner will be notified within 14 days and all deposit monies or final balance monies (if applicable and only up to a combined value of £50,000) paid up until that date will be refunded within 30 days. The winner will not need to pay the final balance for their booking, should this still be due, unless it exceeds the maximum prize value of £50,000 in which case the net balance will be due 12 weeks before departure. The winning trip must be taken as per the itinerary on the initial quote. The winner will also receive an iPad Air as per the conditions below. There will be no further refunds should the winner subsequently cancel or reduce the number of passengers on the booking. Any requested increase in passenger numbers will be subject to availability and will have to be paid in full on confirmation. A booking made within the qualifying time period which is then cancelled prior to the draw date will not be entered into the prize draw.

Customers who qualified for entry into the prize draw but not selected as a winner will be eligible for a free iPad Air. Under this offer a booking must be a minimum of 35 full paying passengers and the trip must be based on a 3day/2night minimum stay. If a booking is cancelled after an item has been sent to the school, the value of the iPad will need to be deducted from the total amount due as a refund to the school.

The iPad is provided for the benefit of the school only and as a teaching aid. For anyone who books before 31 December 2014 iPads will be distributed in April 2015 and for anyone who books before 27 February 2015 will receive theirs in May 2015 providing we have receipt of second full deposits. Only one iPad can be offered per new booking and will be to a maximum value of £400. We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions without notice. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity.

The prize draw and iPad offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

Existing Bookings

Customers who already have a confirmed existing booking for 2015 will be automatically entered into the prize draw to win back the cost of their trip as per the terms and conditions above. These customers will gain a second entry into the prize draw if they also make a 2016 tours booking as per ‘New Bookings’ terms and conditions above. The new 2016 booking will also be eligible for our ‘price match’ offer. To qualify for this offer the trip must match the same itinerary, inclusions, dates, flight route and airline, number of passengers and destination as the 2015 trip. The price match offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount scheme or incentive offer.

Offer expired: 27th February 2015


Free iPad for your school when you confirm your booking by 24 October 2014

Terms & Conditions:
To qualify for this offer you must book, confirm and have paid full first deposits is by 5pm on 24 October 2014 and second deposits no later than 8 weeks later. Under this offer a booking must be a minimum of 35 full paying passengers and the trip must be based on a 3day/2night minimum stay. The iPad will be to a maximum value of £400. The offer only applies to new bookings and will be dispatched in January 2015. If a booking subsequently cancels after an item has been sent to the school, the value of the iPad will need to be taken into account when refunding school any monies owed back. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Discount scheme or incentive. IPad is provided for the benefit of the school only and as a teaching aid and will be dispatched within a fixed period of receipt of second full deposits. Only 1 IPad can be offered per new booking. We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions without notice. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity.

Offer expired: 24th October 2014


Extended Early Booking Offer

Terms & Conditions:
This offer is valid for new bookings only and is based on a minimum of 35 full paying passengers and a minimum duration of 3 days and 2 nights. To be eligible for this offer, groups must depart within 1st November 2015 to 31st October 2016 dates. Early booking discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or be used for multiple early bookings. This offer is only valid if you book, confirm and have paid your first full deposits by 5pm on 31st July 2014. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity.

Offer expired: 24th October 2014


FREE iPad Air for your school

Terms & Conditions:
This offer is valid for 2015 tours departing between 2 June 2014 and 31st October 2015. To qualify for this offer you must book, confirm and have paid full first deposits by 5pm on 18th July 2014 and second deposits no later than 8 weeks later. Under this offer a booking must have a minimum number of 35 full-paying passengers. The iPad Air is provided for the benefit of the school, both on your trip, and in the classroom as a teaching aid. The school’s iPad will be despatched in November and will be to a maximum value of £400. We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity. This offer only applies to new bookings, and is not applicable to cancelled bookings or for use in conjunction with any other offer, one iPad Air per tour booking.

Offer expired: 18th July, 2014


Early Booking Offer

Terms & Conditions:
This offer is valid for new bookings only and is applicable to the 2014/2015 academic year. This offer is based on a minimum of 35 full paying passengers and the tour must be a minimum of 3 days with 2 nights stay. Early booking discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or be used for multiple early bookings. This offer is only valid if you book, confirm and have paid your first full deposits by 5pm on 30th May 2014. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity.

Offer expired: 30th May, 2014


FREE iPad Air or hoodies for your group

Terms & Conditions:
This offer is valid for new bookings only for any departure date. To qualify for this offer you must book, confirm and have paid full first deposits by 5pm on 16th May 2014. Under this offer a booking must have a minimum number of 35 full-paying passengers and the tour must be a 3 day/2 night minimum. This offer is for either a free iPad Air (one iPad Air per tour booking) or hoodies for your travelling group. The iPad Air is provided for the benefit of the school, both on your trip, and in the classroom as a teaching aid. The school’s iPad will be despatched within 65 days of receipt of second full deposits and will be to a maximum value of £400. One hoody will be offered per paying passenger, free places will not receive a hoody. Hoodies will need to be ordered directly through Hoody World, full details of how to do this will be sent up to three months before your departure date. We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity. This offer only applies to new bookings, and is not applicable to cancelled bookings or for use in conjunction with any other offer.

Offer expired: 16th May,  2014


FREE iPad Air for your school

Terms & Conditions:
This offer is valid for any departure dates. To qualify for this offer you must book, confirm and have paid full first deposits by 5pm on 4th April 2014. Under this offer a booking must have a minimum number of 35 full-paying passengers and the tour must be based on a 3 day/2 night minimum stay. The iPad Air is provided for the benefit of the school, both on your trip, and in the classroom as a teaching aid. The school’s iPad will be despatched within 65 days of receipt of second full deposits and will be to a maximum value of £400. We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice. As a condition of this offer you must adhere to all payment terms set by Equity. This offer only applies to new bookings, and is not applicable to cancelled bookings or for use in conjunction with any other offer, one iPad Air per tour booking.

Offer expired: 4th April,  2014

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