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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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Religious Studies activities that your school group will love

Ellis Island

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Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours

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Jewish Museum

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Tenement Museum

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The Museum of Chinese in the Americas

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Anne Frank House

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Corrie ten Boom Museum

The home of Corrie ten Boom is now a museum. Perfectly situated in the centre of the beautiful old city

Hollandsche Schouwburg

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Jewish Historical Museum

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Resistance Museum Amsterdam

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The Portuguese Synagogue

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Square Route Walks

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St Martin in the Fields

Located in Trafalgar Square in the heart of London, St. Martin in the Fields is one of the most famous

Westminster Abbey

With a rich tradition of Christian worship and over a thousand years of history, pupils will be inspired by a

Church of Santa Maria della Concezione and Catacombs

This church was founded by the brother of Pope Urbano VIII Barberini, the cardinal Antonio Barberini, at the beginning of

St. Peter's Basilica

This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the fourth century, St. Peter's draws pilgrims and

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

The world's smallest state manages to play host to one of the finest art galleries.

Bahai Temple

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Buddha Jayanti Park

Buddha Jayanti Park was founded on the auspicious eve of 2500 years of completion of Buddha's salvation. A plant of

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and famous tourist attraction in Jaipur. The splendid Rajputana architecture still speaks of the

Humayun's tomb

Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture. It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as

India Gate

At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of

Red Fort

The largest of old Delhi's monuments is the Lal Quila, or the Red Fort, whose thick red sandstone walls, bulging

Taj Mahal

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp

At this site, chosen by the SS for no other reason than its convenient location at a railway junction, some

Galicia Jewish Museum

The exhibition 'Traces of Memory' is a photographic tribute to a vanished world, a powerful acknowledgement of Poland's Jewish heritage.

Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)

The medieval Jewish quarter of Kraków became the city's ghetto between 1939 and 1941, and a film set during the

St Mary's Basilica

The lop-sided glory of St. Mary's is one of the most photographed sites in all Krakow. According to legend, two

Empire State Building

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Statue of Liberty

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Amsterdam Arena

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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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Van Gogh Museum

Holding the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, this museum charts the development of van Gogh's artistic

2012 London Olympic Sites Tour

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Buckingham Palace

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Houses Of Parliament

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Imperial War Museum London

Through its exhibitions, collections and varied programmes, the Imperial War Museum London offers a stimulating and memorable learning experience.The Museum

Tower of London

There are dozens of amazing sights and activities at the Tower of London. Students can spend the day visiting the

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans.


This breathtaking domed structure has survived intact from the first century to the present day, and its architectural influence can

Roman Forum

The forum was the centre of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. The largest buildings were the basilicas,

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

The Fontana di Trevi/Trevi Fountain is the most famous, and arguably the most beautiful,fountain in Rome. This impressive monument dominates

The Main Square (Rynek Glówny)

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Wawel Royal Castle

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