Religious studies school trips offer a unique opportunity for students to visit different religious sites, enhance their knowledge of religious history and religious beliefs, and gain a deeper understanding of the origins of religion and its role within a society.

In a world where religion and cultures are mixing like never before, educational trips to countries where a particular religion originated are a fascinating and enriching experience for any religious studies group. Your pupils will gain greater insight about different religions and the cultural context from which the religion originated.

The group can also spend some time exploring how religious minorities have been persecuted.

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Religious studies school trips in the UK

London is a large, multicultural city and home to the world’s second-largest immigrant population after New York. The city is a vibrant melting pot and so is, unsurprisingly, home to a vast array of Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities.

This means that the UK’s capital is a fantastic choice for religious studies tours, as there are plenty of opportunities to visit a range of places of worship, from churches to mosques, synagogues and temples.

We can also arrange for your students to enjoy a guided walking tour on the theme of faith, martyrdom and jihad in the city, to learn more about the city’s religious life.

Religious studies school trips abroad

Studying Roman Catholicism? Visit the Vatican City in Rome to learn more about the power of the Church throughout the ages. We can even arrange for your group to attend a General Audience with the Pope, subject to schedule.

Or visit Krakow, close to the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, to discover more about the different experiences of Catholics and Jews in Poland.

Alternatively, you could choose to visit Anne Frank’s House and the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam to learn more about the devastating effects of the Holocaust on the Jewish community in the Netherlands.

For a religious studies school trip your students will never forget, why not visit India, to explore the country that gave birth to several major world religions? Or head to New York, a cultural melting pot like London, where almost every religion on earth is represented.

Why arrange a religious studies school trip?

Explore the beauty of world religions

Wherever you choose to go on your next trip, your students will enjoy some beautiful experiences of major world religions and culturally diverse cities.

In Delhi, for example, your students can explore some of the oldest and newest world religions, from Buddhism and Hinduism to the Bahà’í Faith. They can experience the serenity of the Lotus Temple and the Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi, as well as some of the spectacular Islamic Mughal architecture in Agra and Jaipur.

In Rome, you could visit the Vatican Museums, where you’ll see some of the most incredible religious art in the world. A highlight will, of course, be Michelangelo’s iconic Sistine Chapel.

And in London or New York, your pupils could see a different kind of beauty – learning about the importance of religious freedom to a peaceful, multicultural society.

As two of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, they're the perfect place to look at how religious communities maintain their identity and traditions while living side-by-side with many different faiths. And your students will also have the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between many of the world’s major religions.

Discover the horrors of religious persecution

Your religious studies school trip could provide your students with the unforgettable opportunity to learn more about historical religious persecution and the devastation wrought on communities.

For example, visit Amsterdam or Krakow to learn more about the Jewish communities who were living there prior to the Second World War. And discover the horrific reality of the Holocaust with a visit to the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family in Amsterdam, or the purpose-built death camp of Auschwitz in Poland.

Although educational trips like these are emotionally very difficult for students and teachers alike, they will ensure that your students remember that these horrifying tragedies happened to real people, simply because of their beliefs.

These experiences will help your students to ensure that we, as a society, continue to remember that religious hatred and persecution can never be tolerated.

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of religious studies trips and how to make them successful.

Your tour will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing religious studies in action as much as your students.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally 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

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!