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The UK's Trusted School Tour Operator

Equity Educational School Trips

Since 1933, Equity have been providing specialist educational tours for schools, colleges and other institutions, covering a range of curriculum subjects, music and performing arts.

Whether you want to explore the bustling streets of New York, remember the fallen at Normandy or discover Barcelona’s distinct architecture – Equity can provide a wide variety of school trips, either tailored to your requirements or from our ready-made itineraries.

Equity’s aim is to broaden students’ horizons outside of the classroom; to help develop an active interest in their subject, while learning about other cultures and discovering new places.

Our team of dedicated Account Managers and Group Co-ordinators work hard to provide an exceptional customer service, offering you advice and guidance from start to finish, ensuring your school trip runs smoothly and is a great success!

Coronavirus Information


100% Financially Protected School Trips

Rest assured when travelling with Equity. All of our school tours are completely financially protected and adhere to strict Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards that are reassessed every year, giving you extra peace of mind.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office covering health, security, local laws, passport and visa information as well as much more click here www.gov.uk/fcdo. This advice can change so make sure to regularly check for updates or sign up for email alerts for your destination(s).

“I have now taken 3 trips managed by Equity, and have found them to be professional, efficient,considerate, always easy to deal with and kind. The results of their experience has been excellent venues, with helpful staff, and we have always had the best fun!"

Nottingham Music Enterprises
Travelled with Equity to Amsterdam and Enkhuizen

Who are we?

STS School travel, Pavilion Tours, UK connection and Skiplan are now all known as Equity

At Equity we are specialists who will work with you to deliver great learning experiences outside of the classroom for young people that inspire them back at school and in everyday life.

We have been taking young people around the world since 1933, making us one of the longest school tour operators in the UK, which also makes us one of the most knowledgable and trusted travel providers in the industry. We specialise in delivering high quality educational tours, music and performing arts experiences, ski trips and sports tours.

In 2014 we rebranded, merging Equity with our sisters companies: School Travel Service (STS), Pavilion Tours, UK Connection and SkiPlan. Our rebrand was more than just a new logo, it was a commitment to ‘enhance the lives of young people through experiences that inspire'.

Learning is at the heart of our company. Every tour that is developed has this aspect as the core focus, but keeping that in mind, the fun never ends.


We work hard to know all about your chosen destination so we can provide you with all the little details you might not think about on your school trip. Just like we work hard to understand your subject so we can recommend excursions and activities to enhance your trip so students get a learning experience out of all your adventures, whether they know it or not!

Across the World

Where in the world do you want to travel on your school trip? We will make it happen. With learning opportunities in the farthest reaches of the globe let us help you create the perfect itinerary close to home or a long plane ride away.

Any Subject

We will create a special school trip experience for any subject. Whether you need to organise a school tour to cater to your History, Classics, Dance, Drama, Science, or Art & Design students, we can create the ideal programme for them.

Full Protection

We’re both fully ABTA and ATOL bonded and are members of the School Travel Forum, guaranteeing you complete peace of mind when you book your school trip with us.



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Why book a trip with Equity?

The Equity service is second to none, to support and guide you before, during and after your trip.

  • Extensive Product Range:
    We have a long standing product range with input from teachers to ensure curriculum links and subject specific itineraries are maintained
  • Personal Touch:
    A personal touch with your own dedicated account manager and group co-ordinator
  • Health & Safety:
    Thorough health and safety documents with information on policies and securities
  • Travel Support:
    A ‘Before you Go’ virtual meeting with your contact to ensure everything is as it should be and to answer any questions. Support with marketing and launching a trip with an Equity member of staff attending the launch of your trip either in person or virtually
  • Value Led Price:
    Inclusive prices – there are no hidden costs
  • 24/7 Contact:
    24/7 Duty Office support – run by Equity’s experienced in-house team
  • Tour Support:
    Equity representatives (where included) in destination offering guidance and support for the duration of your tour
  • Years of Experience:
    You’re in experienced hands. We have been delivering exceptional school trips since 1933!
  • Safety:
    High quality transport and accommodation which are all audited to STF regulations
  • Free Hoodies:
    A free hoodie for every traveller – a great momento of the trip
  • Lasting Benefits:
    See increased attainment and engagement back in the classroom
  • Bespoke Itinerary:
    Want to make a few changes from your last tour? No problem, your Account Manager can guide you through your next trip whilst keeping the best bits of your last one
  • Recommend Us:
    Multi-tour discounts ensure you receive the best possible price for all of your school trips by encouraging your colleagues to book with us
  • Your Opinion Matters:
    We are active on your feedback. Working with industry experts we make it easy for you to provide comments and ensure it is acted upon to help us improve our service and tours