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3. Your Details
Receive a Tailor-Made Quotation
Thank you for requesting a call back. Our subject specialist will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your requirements in more detail and answer any questions you may have. After discussing your requirements further, our subject specialist will then be able to put together your tailor-made quote. Once you have received your quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to make any amendments. Our subject specialist will be more than happy to discuss this with you to ensure that the final product is a fantastic and memorable school trip!
Thank you for your enquiry, your requirements have been forwarded to the relevant subject specialist who will put together your tailor-made quote. Once you have received your quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to make any amendments. Our subject specialist will be more than happy to discuss this with you to ensure that the final product is a fantastic and memorable school trip!
Once you have decided on a destination and we have received the full details of your requirements, your subject specialist will create a tailor-made quotation including sample itinerary, suggested accommodation (if applicable), recommended activities and a tour price. Should you have any questions or wish to make any changes to your quotation, your subject specialist will be more than happy to discuss this with you to ensure that the final product is a fantastic and memorable school trip!
Make a Provisional Booking
Once you are happy with your quote, you will need to check the availability of your desired dates. You can do this by making a provisional booking. Please note that this holds no obligation; it simply means that we will hold the space for your group for up to 30 days from the point of booking, giving you time to seek approval from your Head or Local Authority. You can also use this time to promote your trip to students and parents.
Advertise Your School Trip
When advertising your trip, it is advisable to make sure that the deposit deadline is clearly defined. To help you with advertising your school trip, we have designed a number of resources that you are welcome to use, including a sample letter to parents, destination posters and a PowerPoint presentation. Please visit our promotional materials page for more information.
Confirm Your Booking
Once you have advertised your school trip, you can collect the deposits. At this point, if the passenger numbers are significantly higher or lower than expected, please let us know. Otherwise, once you have collected all the deposits (as stated on your initial quote), please forward them to us, together with a completed booking form, which can be downloaded here. Once we have received this, we will send you an acknowledgement pack, which will contain your invoice and insurance documents. You will now be assigned a dedicated Itinerary Coordinator.
Finalise the Details of Your School Trip
Your Itinerary Coordinator will work closely with you to finalise the details of your school trip. Once this has been confirmed, you will be sent our Group Leader pack, which will include all the important and useful information relating to your trip.
- Advice on travelling abroad: gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo
- Information on health requirements/vaccinations: gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
- EHIC application (free): nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx
- Information on passports: gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports
- Information on group passports: gov.uk/collective-group-passports
- General travel information: worldtravelguide.net
- School travel information: schoolzone.co.uk
- More information regarding health and safety issues: halsbury.com/useful-guides/health-and-safety/
Why Choose Halsbury Travel?
Halsbury Travel was founded in 1986 by Keith Sharkey, a former French teacher with a passionate belief in the value of educational travel in helping students to gain a better understanding of the subject. Keith used his personal experience of arranging school trips as a teacher to create a school tour operator that puts school groups and their leaders first. Still family-run, Halsbury Travel has a reputation for providing professional, personalised service and high-quality, tailor-made school trips.
What makes us different?
- Nearly 30 years’ experience
- Tailor-made, curriculum-based tours
- Knowledgeable and experienced staff
- Rewarding loyalty scheme
- We quote the price you will pay
- Accredited and financially-protected tours
- 24-hour support
- A reputation for excellence
Meet the Team
Directors and Management
Keith Sharkey · Sue Sharkey
Keith is our Managing Director and it was he who founded Halsbury Travel Ltd. in 1986. Keith is a former teacher, as is his wife and our Director, Sue. The pair have combined their passion for travel and education to provide tours designed to inspire young minds. Their children, Stuart and Katie, also both now work within the company.
Bev Ford · Lorna Gardner
Another former teacher, Bev’s role as Product Development Manager sees her using her experience to ensure our tours provide the very best educational experience possible. Lorna has been with Halsbury for over 15 years and, as Operations Manager knows how to tackle anything, from ferry port closures to Icelandic ash clouds!
Niall Abbott · Lynsey Palmer · Emma Gray · Jenny Walsh
As our Subject Specialists, Niall, Lynsey, Emma and Jenny will help you to create the perfect tour for your group and will provide you with your tailor-made quote. They are all experts on their subject areas (Niall – history, religious studies, classics and politics; Lynsey – Spanish, German, Italian, science and maths; Emma – French and food technology; and Jenny – geography, art and business studies), ensuring that your tour includes all the educational elements you require.
James Horsfield · Zoe Campbell
Our Long-Haul Specialists, these two take care of all of our school trips out of Europe. Having travelled extensively, they will use their knowledge and experience to make sure that your school trip is a memorable one.
James Wylie · Alex Gray · Laura Lucas · Silvia Vintem · Audrey Algrain · Celimen Helshani
Our dedicated Itinerary Coordinators will use their vast experience to make sure that your trip runs smoothly. As many of them are also great linguists, they are able to communicate directly with our accommodation, travel and activity providers, ensuring exceptional accuracy.