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.
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.