School Trips to Atlanta
A school trip to Atlanta offers your students the exciting opportunity to explore the Deep South!
Atlanta school trips are most popular with political history groups studying the civil rights movement. Atlanta was an important city for the civil rights movement and was home to Martin Luther King Jr. and many other key figures who fought for desegregation and racial equality.
School Trips to Los Angeles
A school trip to Los Angeles will provide your students with the exciting opportunity to experience the glamour of Hollywood!
Los Angeles school trips are a great option for both media studies and performing arts groups. There are many exciting activities to enjoy here, including being part of a live studio audience and taking a tour of the Sony Pictures Studios.
School Trips to New York
School trips to New York are an unforgettable experience for any student and one that will be remembered forever!
New York is a great destination for many different subjects, including art, business studies, design and technology, fashion, food technology, maths, media studies, performing arts, politics and religious studies. And with so many options, it's ideal for cross-curricular tours too!
School Trips to Orlando Florida
School trips to Orlando, Florida are an incredible, unforgettable option for any science group!
If you're looking for a school trip that will inspire your young scientists, Orlando will take some beating. Visits here can include the Kennedy Space Center, as well as STEM workshops offered by some of the theme parks Orlando is famous for.
School Trips to San Francisco
School trips to San Francisco are a hugely exciting option for geography groups!
With its history of devastating earthquakes, San Francisco is the perfect option for any group interested in how populations in seismically active areas can prepare for earthquakes and prevent damage. And a school trip to San Francisco also offers the opportunity to visit Yosemite and the Grand Canyon.
School Trips to The Grand Canyon
A school trip to the Grand Canyon offers your students the unmissable opportunity to explore one of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth!
Grand Canyon school trips are very popular with geography school groups who come here to find out how physical processes have affected land formation in the area. You can also visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
School Trips to Washington DC
School trips to Washington D.C. are ideal for any politics group interested in US political history!
Your students will love this opportunity to explore how the US federal system works. They'll also have the opportunity to learn more about the life and death of Abraham Lincoln. And they'll deepen their understanding of the civil rights movement.
School Trips to New Orleans
School trips to New Orleans are an exciting opportunity to learn more about the fascinating history and diverse culture of the USA!
Ideal for performing arts groups keen to explore the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is a fantastic choice of destination for any history or politics groups learning about slavery or the American Civil War too.
School Trips to Nashville
A school trip to Nashville offers your students the exciting opportunity to discover America’s musical heritage!
Nashville school trips are really popular with performing arts groups who want to learn more about the USA’s incredible musical history. One of the highlights will be a visit to the studios where Elvis first recorded.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different types of school trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.
To travel to the USA on a school trip, you will usually require a Electronic System for Travel Auuthorisation (ESTA) visa waiver. This can be applied for online and costs $14. There may be different requirements for members of your group travelling on a non-British passport. You can find out more on the US state department website.
Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:
- Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
- Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
- Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.
The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.
And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.
Please contact us for details.
As a general rule we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months prior to your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accomodation and travel options.
If you start planning your trip later than this, don't worry, it is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to help guide you and save you time throughout the process.
Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of the what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.
You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.
All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year.
Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.
Learn more about our USA school trips
Activities and excursions in USA that your school group will love
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
School trips tailored to your curriculum
We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
Support every step of the way
We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.
Financially secure school trips
We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.
Rewarding loyalty scheme
You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.