Tours Designed - European Coach Tours, School Trips
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What you say about us.

As groups from all over England & Wales book with us we are sure we can introduce you to a party leader from a neighbouring school who would be happy to reccommend us. As it is not uncommon for us to arrange tours for more than one department within a school, our recommendation may come from closer than you think !

Middleton Technology School

We were very happy with our trip once again. It was well organised and went without a hitch. The coach driver was extremely popular with our pupils and was a definite hit. The new bowling venue in Koblenz was great. I may ask you to book it again next year. Helga Scholz was pleased with the conduct of our pupils. Thank you once again for all your work. I shall be in touch in October regarding next year.

C.R.
Middleton Technology School
Koblenz & the Rhine

We had a great tour and thank everyone at Tours Designed for the professionalism displayed at all stages of the planning and organisation process. I would definitely recommend the Company again to other colleagues planning a trip abroad.

S.C.
Mexborough School
Calella & Barcelona, Spain
Mexborough School

Farnham Heath End School

I just wanted to write and thank you and your team for all the arrangements you made for our Christmas Markets trip. The itinerary was absolutely fantastic and everything went without hitch. The coach drivers (Ollie & Dan) were first class. They very quickly built a fantastic rapport with the students and staff and really went out of their way to make it a fun and comfortable journey. They were extremely professional at all times and had a real understanding of how to deal with students of that age. Many thanks once again for a first class experience with Tours Designed. We look forward to a repeat booking with your company next year.

J.F.
Farnham Heath End School
Cologne Christmas Markets

A very successful and extremely well organised trip. Everyone had an amazing time and our fabulous coach driver added to the fantastic Christmas atmosphere. The hotel was lovely, staff were very nice and friendly and rooms very tidy. All in all, the amazing activities and smooth running of this trip made it for EVERYONE on board the coach. Another extremely successful adventure organised by Tours Designed! Many thanks.

B.Z.
Barr Beacon School
Cologne, Phantasialand & Aachen
Barr Beacon School

Hedingham School

We had a wonderful trip. The students enjoyed their time immensely. The weather could not have been any better. Snow and snow and more snow. The organisation was brilliant and Tony (coach driver) did a superb job. The hotel was nice as usual and the food they provided was suited for teenagers. Thanks again for all your efforts and I look forward to our trip next year!

S.S.
Hedingham School
Cologne & Aachen Christmas Markets

Had a fab time in Bruges with absolutely fantastic coach drivers Martin and Dave who are so friendly. Dave adds that extra special factor to the visit as his historical knowledge is immense and we could have sat and listened to him all day.

C.M.
Birley Learning Community
Bruges & Ypres
Birley Learning Community, Sheffield

Macclesfield College, Cheshire

Everything was just perfect, it was a fantastic trip everything went really well and the students had a brilliant time, one of the best yet, the coach drivers were superb, accommodation very clean and everything as requested, and the tour had all the relevant educational content that we required. The content of the tour means the students are getting a fun factor and educational links from the different places that we visited and the administration side all perfectly organised as usual. Once again a very big ‘thank you’ to you and all your staff for a wonderful trip and I look forward to working with you next year.

N.T.
Macclesfield College
Paris & Amiens

Thanks for a splendid tour. We were very happy with everything you organised – Especially the tour of Paris which was great!! Coach drivers were fab and very accommodating – thanks once again for an exemplary service.

L.M.
Shelfield Community Academy
Disneyland Resort, Paris & French Christmas Markets
Shelfield Community Academy

Retford Oaks Academy

The organisation by Tours Designed was spot on as ever, accommodation, coach, and driver were all exactly what we required. The educational value of the trip was as we expected, although I would think twice about going to the Louvre again with a group of this age (Y9/10). I would definitely recommend using the Flunch restaurant near the Pompidou centre for school groups, the shopping centre at Val De Marne was also a good food stop – cheaper than Disney

R.S.
Retford Oaks Academy
Paris & Disney

Tour was up there with the very best, thanks in large part to the professionalism and good company of Dave and Mike. All arrangements by Tours Designed ran smoothly, enabling our role in making the trip an enjoyable and meaningful learning experience for the pupils so very much easier.

C.H.
Highfields School, Penn
Ypres
Highfields School, Penn

Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale

The trip was excellent! (as always). It was possibly the best ever! We also really liked the accommodation and would like to use it again next year. I will get the dates to you as soon as possible for next year’s trip. Many Thanks !

G.S.
Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale
Normandy

As always your flexibility, support and excellent local knowledge really made the planning much smoother for us. We would definitely use you again and recommend you all the time! The kids loved Spain, were blown away by the art museums and had a great time in Barcelona and at Camp Nou. The hotel was also really fab-they treated our students like “proper” guests, which we really appreciated. Take-up of Spanish for next year has nearly doubled, so we’ll definitely be going back.

K.N.
Thomas Clarkson Academy
Calella, Spain
Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech

Belmont School, Durham.

It all went without a hitch (as always) so again, thank you for all your help in the preparation for the trip. Coach and driver, excellent. Mike was brilliant. Ferries were fine as always, P&O are always very helpful. Hostel Koln is excellent for schools – very nice place to stay and the staff are excellent. Have a brilliant Xmas Lesley, and all the staff who helped make this another good trip.

S.M.
Belmont Community School
Cologne Christmas Markets via North Sea Ferries

“As usual all went well; coach drivers were very welcoming and informative. I have been asked to pass on a “big thank you” from all the staff. Accommodation was excellent and our learners were very impressed. All in all it was a great success like last year and if funds allow for next year, we will be doing it again.”

N.O.
West Notts College, Mansfield.
Disneyland Resort, Paris
West Notts College, Mansfield.

Concord College, Shrewsbury.

“The drivers were amazing and I would like to book them for 2012 maybe for a Paris trip! They were superbly professional and really looked after us well. The hotel staff were accommodating and friendly. There was a good mix of cross curricular activity. We would do the storm surge barrier again and in Amsterdam we would repeat the walking tour, the cruise, and the Anne Frank museum. Everything related to Tours Designed was impeccable.”

H.A.
Concord College, Shrewsbury.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Everything was fantastic, went like clock work. The centre was a high standard as usual, coach driver Tony was very amenable and professional. Crossings were fine both ways. The children and the staff all enjoyed themselves and the activities.”

R.W.
Heathfield School, Kidderminster.
Normandy via Brittany Ferries
Heathfield School, Kidderminster.

Frankley High School, Birmingham.

“Brilliant tour! The drivers were fantastic, of course we knew Dave from a previous trip. We couldn’t believe there had been so much packed in but it was balanced out perfectly. I’d certainly advise other schools to use this programme. Well done!”

I.M.
Frankley High School, Birmingham.
Ypres Salient & Somme Battlefields.

“Coach and driver was fantastic – really appreciated having the same driver as last year. He was very flexible with our timing requests. Great relationship with us and the kids and got us around very well despite random road works and road closures. Hotel – great as always. Staff very accommodating regarding eating times and students felt at ease and relaxed. Thanks for your help with everything, your patience and support with our planning has been invaluable.”

I.D.
Jack Hunt School, Peterborough.
Ypres Salient Battlefield Tour
Jack Hunt School, Peterborough.

Tolworth Girls School, Surbiton, Surrey

“The tour was EXCELLENT. The girls all loved it and their evaluation forms are overwhelmingly positive. Tony was very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. It was a superb itinerary. .”

A.P.
Tolworth Girls School, Surbiton, Surrey
Cologne, Germany

“The trip went very well as usual. Delighted with the hotel and with Dave. Great educational value; our students kept a German diary which they wrote up each evening after dinner. Many thanks, John.”

J.T.
Eltham Hill Girls School, London
Kamp Bornhofen & The Rhine, Germany
Eltham Hill Girls School, London

The Wordsley School, Dudley

“The trip went very well thank you. The hotel and coach were very good and the excursions went well. The children enjoyed practising their Spanish and the trip had the educational value that we required.”

F.V.
The Wordsley School, Dudley
Calella, Spain

“Lesley, we had a fantastic time. Everyone was spot on. You are amazing. Can you send me a brochure for next summer please as I want to plan for next year (yes I know I said I was retiring from it but the kids get so much from it) Can I just say the coach driver was the very best we have had. He spent the full weekend with us, joined in the activities with kids. (very competitive at football rounders at night time) he was fab with kids, they all loved him. We will be sending him a card. I will be in touch before we break up.”

K.B.
Sheffield Park Academy
Le Chateau de Broutel & Disneyland Resort Paris
Sheffield Academy

Bournville School, Birmingham

“Many thanks once again for the fantastic preparation of the trip. Everything went smoothly with the organisation. The coach, drivers and crossing was fine and the visits were really good. We loved the guided tour of Empuries. The guides were great. The tour was educational and also fun. The hotel and food were great too. Many thanks once again and I will be in touch with our plans for next year.”

M.N.
Bournville School, Birmingham
Calella, Spain

“First of all we would like to thank you for all the help you gave us during the planning of the trip. It was our first time organising such a large group travelling abroad and being able to contact you with any problems we had really helped us. Everyone involved had a fantastic time, especially the students; a lot of whom had never been abroad before. Everything was so well organised and the whole trip went without a hitch. We’d like to give a special mention to the three coach drivers Dave, Richard and Andrew; without their help and support on the day the trip would not have gone so smoothly. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

L.P.
Bedford Academy, Bedford
Parc Asterix, France
Bedford Academy, Bedford

Parkwood Academy

We and parents were very happy with the tour and would like to express our thanks to yourself and staff. A quote from a letter from a parent: “In my mind you have given my daughter three special things: 1. To travel to a different country, a chance I personally could not have given her at this time 2. To see, learn and experience a different life, culture while being safe and having fun 3. and to me the most important – you have given her a memory to last a lifetime”

P.H.
Parkwood Academy, Sheffield
The Mosel, Germany

We had a lovely trip to the Rhine; thanks for organising everything for us. As for evaluating the trip, we were happy with everything that you organised. The coach company were excellent and our driver was brilliant. The hotel was great and were very accommodating. The tour definitely had the educational value that we required and the structure of mostly having educational visits/city sightseeing trips during the mornings and free time/shopping during the afternoons worked well for the pupils, and kept up their interest. All of the pupils want to go back to Germany; I think they were surprised and overwhelmed by the trip to be honest!

C.L.
Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury
The Rhine, Germany
Wood Green Academy

 

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