Your school trip to Edinburgh will give your students the exciting opportunity to explore the history and culture of Scotland and will help them to better understand the diversity of the UK!

Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th century, making it the perfect destination for a school trip designed to introduce your students to this spectacular country.

The city has long been an important centre for education, politics, science and engineering and is the UK’s second-largest financial centre.

Edinburgh is home to a great variety of historical attractions, museums and art galleries, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the UK’s second most-visited city.

As well as the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and the famous Royal Mile, your students can explore the history of chocolate at the Chocolatarium, discover Edinburgh’s darkest history at the Edinburgh Dungeons and explore the world of illusions at Camera Obscura!

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel to Edinburgh

Time for lunch and explore the city

Visit to Camera Obscura & the World of Illusions or the Edinburgh Dungeon

Evening meal at local restaurant

2

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit to Edinburgh Castle

Visit to the History of Surgery Museum

Evening meal at local restaurant

3

Breakfast at accommodation and check out

Visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia or the Chocolatarium

Travel back to school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £258 pp
  • 2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Evening meals at local restaurant
  • Return coach travel
  • Entrance to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • Entrance to the Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Entrance to the History of Surgery Museum

Accommodation

Educational Activities

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

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The National Museum of Scotland is a must-visit on a school trip to Edinburgh. Here, you'll find exhibitions covering everything from Mary Queen of Scots to Dolly the Sheep.… Read More

The History of Surgery Museum, Edinburgh

The History of Surgery Museum

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For any groups studying the history of medicine, a visit to the History of Surgery Museum in Edinburgh is unmissable!… Read More

Cultural Activities

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

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The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.… Read More

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital's skyline and offers stunning views of the city and countryside.… Read More

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

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Journey into the depths of Edinburgh's darkest history with a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons!… Read More

Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh

Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh

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On a Harry Potter walking tour, your students will visit some of the locations that inspired one of the best-selling book series in history.… Read More

National Wallace Monument

National Wallace Monument

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The National Wallace Monument sits on top of a hill overlooking Stirling and commemorates one of Scotland's national heroes, Sir William Wallace.… Read More

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse, also known as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Sitting… Read More

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

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The Royal Yacht Britannia spent 44 years carrying the Royal Family around the world, covering over a million nautical miles.… Read More

The Chocolatarium, Edinburgh

The Chocolatarium

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Enjoy a 90-minute fully guided tour of chocolate at Edinburgh's Chocolatarium, just off the Royal Mile! Your students will find… Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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3 After you've booked

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I wanted a role which enabled students to travel, as travelling has had such a big impact on my life. I feel everyone should have the opportunity to see other countries from a young age. – Laura Martin Language Sales & Product Manager

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It was an amazing trip much enjoyed by students & teachers alike. It was delightful to watch students grow in confidence with their Spanish language skills over the week. Staff at the school were extremely helpful, and did everything possible to ensure the smooth running of the programme.The general standard of teaching was really excellent, and that extended to the guided visits and activities as well. — Tavistock College , February 2019

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  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
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  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
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As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

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We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

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The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

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Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.

The Halsbury Difference

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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.

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