The Halsbury Travel team

Why Choose Halsbury?

At Halsbury we’re passionate about educational travel and providing opportunities for students to learn more about a subject and gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum.

Here are just a few of the reasons why we believe you should choose Halsbury Travel as your school tour operator:

30 years' experience

With 30 years’ experience in creating bespoke school tours, Halsbury Travel has become a leader in its field. The company was founded in 1986 by Keith Sharkey, a former French language teacher who continues to manage the company alongside his wife Sue (also a former teacher) and their children, Stuart and Katie. Many of our team of travel specialists have worked within the school travel industry for more than a decade and several have been with the company from the very beginning. Halsbury Travel has served the needs of school and adult groups for the past 30 years and currently carries over 40,000 passengers on 800 tours annually.

Tailor-made curriculum based tours

We tailor-make every tour that we organise to suit the needs and requirements of our groups. Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you to create an itinerary complete with curriculum-based visits and activities that fulfil your key learning objectives.

Knowledgeable and experienced staff

Each of our trip advisers are specialists in their subject areas and work with you to advise and provide an expert insight into the educational value of your chosen tour and activities. Many of our staff are fluent linguists, which enables them to communicate directly with our international partners and ensure your itinerary is planned with complete accuracy. Several of our staff are also native speakers from countries throughout Europe and so can provide local knowledge of the towns and cities that you are visiting.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

In recognition of our loyal customers who travel with us year on year, we have set up a very special loyalty scheme. Our loyalty scheme allows you to collect points for every trip you travel on with us. These points can then be redeemed to give you a discount off any Halsbury trip you book with us or, alternatively, to claim a gift for your school. Book your trip today and start earning your points straight away!

The price quoted is the price you will pay

Many tour operators charge supplements once you have booked your tour, to cover increased costs. At Halsbury, however, the price that is stated on your quote is the price that you will pay when booking your trip with us. Each of our quotes has a ‘valid until’ date and, as long as your tour is booked within the stated time frame, no supplements will be charged.

Fully-accredited and financially-protected tours

One of the most important things you should look for when choosing a tour operator is whether they have those all-important accreditations. Halsbury Travel is a member of ABTA and all of our air tours are ATOL protected, providing you with financial security. We are also members of the School Travel Forum and have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Don’t get caught out, always ensure you’re booking with a reputable and accredited company. Find out more about our accreditations.

24-hour support

We make every effort to ensure that your trip runs as smoothly as possible. Before travelling, a Group Leader’s pack will be posted out to you detailing all the information you need about your transport, accommodation, excursions and the locations that you will be visiting during your trip. Also included in the pack is a list of emergency contact details, providing you with 24-hour support from the moment your trip begins. 
Find out more about support whilst you’re away.

A reputation for excellence

Our enviable reputation has been built as a result of years of excellent service, support and satisfied customers. Our competitive pricing, high-quality accommodation, loyal partnerships with suppliers and expert knowledge means that we can never be beaten on value for money. It is our ethos to provide our customers with the highest quality tours for the most affordable price possible.

We very much look forward to being of service to you for your next tour.