About us

About us

Our expertise, passion, professionalism and support opens up a world of educational travel. We organise tours that inspire and motivate students to a lifetime of learning.

Who can forget their first educational trip? That breathless sight of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling that cemented a career in art, or the sense of achievement found in haggling at a local market in basic French. Discovering the world and our potential in it, colours our outlook for life. 

At Travelbound, we want to bring something of that unforgettable first-trip feeling to every one of our tours. With 30 years of experience to fine-tune our offering in educational travel, we’re well placed to do just that. We provide safe, high-quality, competitively priced tours that support classroom learning and we’re here to help group leaders tackle all the practicalities of taking a group away. Whether you want to inspire classics students with the relics of ancient Rome, introduce a group to the delights of Paris or take budding performers to the bright lights of Broadway, you’ll find a wide range of subject-focused tours across an array of worldwide destinations.

Safe and reliable

Although we’re a small specialist company, we have the ultimate backing of the travel giant TUI Group, so we can provide our tour leaders with the highest level of financial protection and a year-round worldwide support network.

The health and safety of everyone on our tours is highest priority, and auditing processes are used for all our accommodation, excursions and transport services. We are proud to have been awarded full accreditation for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge scheme, are a full member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and fully bonded by ABTA and ATOL. All this gives you the reassurance you need, so you can focus on making your upcoming adventure one to remember.

 

Experts with passion 

We share your passion for your subject. Most of us at Travelbound are experts in one or more subject fields, fluent in more than one language and have travelled extensively. This mix of on-the-ground knowledge and subject expertise means we know how to make the most out of every step of your group trip. So, for instance, we’ll tell you that Mont St-Michel is a must-see for geography students visiting our château in Normandy so they can find out about the hydraulic dam that’s being used to make the rock an island again. 

All our itineraries are designed to support the school curriculum or the main subjects studied at colleges and universities, so that every part of your tour is relevant and engaging for students. We also make sure there is a balance of fun activities in the mix with study-focused excursions. So music students will remember speeding down the flumes in a water park the day after they gave their finest performance yet in a prestigious cathedral.

 

Reliable and supportive

We’re here to support group leaders every step of the way with friendly advice and practical information to help you get the most out of your trip. We’ll point you towards relevant educational resources, so you can pre-plan for excursions and activities, making sure you achieve learning outcomes. We take the time to get to know you and listen to your needs, so we understand exactly what you want. If you need help deciding on a tour, we can suggest trips we think are a good match for your group.

Unlike some other student travel companies, we can offer advice on how to complete your specific risk assessments, health and safety paperwork and budgeting your trip. Once you’re off on your way, you get direct access to the TUI Group 24-hour duty office, which offers full emergency procedures and protocol, access to senior management and the most up-to-date information and computer links around the clock.

Book with Travelbound for the expertise, enthusiasm and unbeatable service you need to turn your next educational tour into an unforgettable experience that will inspire your students for years to come.

Customer Service

If you have any questions about your booking just get in touch either by phone 01273 244572 or email your tour co-ordinator.

We are a Member of ABTA, membership number V378X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure.

Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com.

You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.