The Halsbury Difference

Why should you choose Halsbury for your next school trip?

Founded by former teachers over 30 years ago

We were founded in 1986 by teachers who wanted to provide better support for their colleagues in the teaching profession who wanted to give their students the opportunity to travel abroad with school and learn outside the classroom.

Tailor-made, curriculum-focused trips

We specialise in tailor-made curriculum-based school trips, designed to ensure your learning objectives are met.

Family-run, independent specialist school tour operator

Still owned by founders Keith and Sue Sharkey, their children also work for Halsbury, leading to a real family atmosphere and personalised service.

24-hour support

We’ll be with you every step of the way. That includes providing you with 24-hour emergency contact numbers while you’re on your trip, in case you need us.

Knowledgeable and experienced staff

All our staff visit our destinations themselves and, between them, have many years of experience in arranging school trips. Several are also former teachers themselves!

Detailed information pack and app

Before you travel, we’ll send you a detailed information pack containing everything you’ll need while on your trip. We’ll also provide you with a login to the Vamoos app, giving you easy access to all your tour documents.

Fully-accredited and financially protected

We’re a member of ABTA and our air tours are all ATOL protected. Plus, we’re members of the School Travel Forum and have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip – points can be used towards a discount on your next trip, or gifts for your school.

Luxury executive coaches

We only use luxury executive coaches which are always less than five years old, ensuring a comfortable journey.

Need to know more? Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always very pleased to help.

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.