About Us

Varsity Travel was founded in 1998 & since then we have taken over 25,000 students on over 1,500 tours to over 40 cities in 10 countries.

A Welcome from the Founder

Since travelling with my school to France as a boy, I developed a lifelong passion for travel, food & languages. My grandfather was a top-level organiser & planner in the army & I like to think that organisation, an eye for detail & a love of planning & running tours has been passed down in the genes.

I love having a travel project to research, plan & anticipate. From your initial enquiry through to the reservations process, putting the elements of your tour together & running the tour itself, I will personally oversee all of the organisation to ensure that your tour runs smoothly from start to finish.

There is a particular sound frequency that a school group makes on a coach when they are happy, relaxed, engaged & enjoying ‘flow’ on their school tour. I love the satisfaction of working closely with group leaders to lay on an exhilarating tour that really blows the minds of the participants & leaves them with memories to cherish for years to come, not to mention the coursework, sketchbook work & outside learning they benefit from. There is so much art, history & culture on our doorstep & my team & I would love the opportunity of organising a tour for your school to showcase what we can do.

Hope to see you soon!

Laurence Higham Varsity Travel
Laurence Higham Varsity Travel

Since 1998, we have counted:





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