‘Thanks for all your work on the Andalusia tour. Everything was perfectly organised from the Hotel Ibis in central Malaga through to the restaurants & the excursions to the Alhambra in Granada & the Mezquita in Cordoba.
Having a tour guide with us made life so much more relaxing than on other tours I have worked on. Seeing the kids use their Spanish talking with the locals was memorable. We would like the same again next year please!’

Mrs Jessica Donohue
Head of Spanish, Parklands High School. Andalusia 2019.

‘Thanks for organising a very successful tour to Barcelona. The kids really enjoyed the tour & the feedback from parents has been very positive.
The hotel just outside the centre was excellent & the catering was popular, particularly the paella night next to the Sagrada Familia. Can you send Suggested Itineraries for Barcelona & Andalusia for next year?’

Mrs Elizabeth Crofts
Head of MFL, St Dominic’s School Stafford. Barcelona 2019.

‘Thanks for a brilliant MFL tour to Madrid this July. The hotel, restaurants, excursions & tour planning were all perfect. Kids had a very enjoyable week particularly at the Real Madrid Stadium & Warner Theme park. We’re hoping for Barcelona next year if you can send us an itinerary?’

Mr. Darren Roberts
MFL Department, Cardinal Wiseman School Greenford. Madrid 2019.

‘Just  a quick message to thank you for all your efforts in organising this tour for us. Best trip I have ever been on & we would absolutely like to re-book for next year with minimal tweaks.
Please extend my thanks to Raoul who was charming & who was adored by the students. Our coach driver Chris was also such a lovely guy who really made the trip for us.’

Mr. Nick Chamberlain
Head of History, Rosebery Girls School Epsom. Normandy 2019.

‘Varsity supported us all the way. We couldn’t have asked for more. Raoul was so attentive & always planning the next stage so we could relax & focus on the kids. We would like to request the same driver & tour guide for next year please.’

Mrs Joanne Dance
Head of History, Outwood Academy Doncaster. IWW Battlefields 2018.

‘This is our third excursion with Varsity & we are yet again very pleased with the high standard of service that we received. Helene went to every effort to ensure that the tour ran smoothly & that the kids enjoyed all their activities & not one of my 17/18 year olds complained.
We are looking forward to our third tour with you (within 12 months…surely we qualify for loyalty points?!)’

Mr James Sladden
Head of History, Queen Elizabeth’s School Faversham. Paris 2019.

‘You provided us with an experience that we could not have recreated without your knowledge and expertise. Your planning and organisation was fantastic, tailoring the itinerary to everything that we wanted to see, making sure that we had enough time at each establishment.
It was fantastic that we had the flexibility to tailor the itinerary in Paris according to the weather and interests of our students on the day. It meant that regardless of a few moments of wet and windy conditions, we were able to enjoy all of our time away’

Ms Caroline Weaver
Art Teacher, St Albans High School for Girls. Paris 2020.

‘At High Tunstall School we have organised MFL tours for several years through Varsity Travel. Our experience of working with them has been positive on every occasion.
From the moment we have started planning our tour, to the time we have returned, their meticulous planning and attention to detail has been second to none. The tour guides accompanying us have expert knowledge of the location and sites visited, allowing school staff to concentrate solely on the welfare of the students in their care during the tour.’

Mrs Louise Tempest
Head of Faculty, High Tunstall School Hartlepool. Paris 2019

‘Everything worked like clockwork. Excellent hotel, food & of course an amazing itinerary. The buzz created in school is so positive. Already looking forward to next year.’

Mrs Jo Sarrazin
Head of MFL. Heath End School Farnham

‘Throughout the planning & booking process we received unrivalled support & dedication from Varsity.
Even when faced with unannounced strike action in Italy, Laurence worked around the clock to rearrange flights, transfers & hotel reservations to keep the show on the road & ensure that our students still saw the key sites we had originally planned for.
Laurence has a great rapport with the students & they frequently commented on his detailed knowledge of the sites in Florence & Rome. The days were jam-packed with sightseeing, engaging tours, opportunities to explore & wonderful food.
Since returning to the U.K. we have been inundated with student requests for another tour next year. The trip is a great selling point for A-level students & we have embedded it in our future planning.’

Mr Tom Wade & Dr. Sam Koon
Heads of R.S. & Classics. Haileybury School. Florence & Rome 2019

‘The trip totally met our learning objectives & exceeded our expectations. Planning & pre-tour contact for the trip ensured that safety was paramount. All communications with Varsity went smoothly & the promised information was sent promptly.
The tour guide Raoul was superb, popular with students & flexible. He accommodated all of our requests made of him. The Hotel Ibis was great & we would happily use again. The only problem we encountered was coach parking near to the hotel. Overall a fantastic experience for our students. We look forward to working with you again next year.’

Mr Andy Parker
Head of History, Bydales School Redcar. IWW Battlefields 2019

‘Excellent tour organisation. All of our tours have been really well prepared, destinations are incredible & perfect for the students. Staff & students had an amazing time. The tour guide was extremely good, knowledgeable, supportive & always going the extra mile. We love Varsity & can’t wait for Venice with you next year.’

Mrs Dora Tennant
Head of Art, All Hallows School Farnham. Andalusia 2019

‘I have used Varsity Travel since 2006 & have found their service consistently reliable with excellent communication. They will assist and guide you carefully throughout the booking process, and will also come to your school and complete a presentation to parents if required.
As it is a smaller family-run business I feel that there is a more personal touch to what Varsity offer and deliver professionally. I have just returned from a wonderful Varsity Art Tour of Andalusia and have already discussed with Laurence our next tour with Varsity to Florence!’

Mr. Clive Robinson
Weald of Kent School, Tonbridge

‘From the outset, planning and presenting to parents, all the way through to working alongside ourselves, Varsity has allowed us to focus on the students in full knowledge that all the organisation behind the scenes has made our lives as simple as possible.
On the trip Laurence is equally attentive to staff and pupils and highly knowledgeable about the locations we are visiting . We have used Varsity for four years and have already booked again for next year. First class service and great people to work with.’

Mr. Paul Brown
Head of Art, John Hanson School Andover

‘This is just to say that the trip that you recently organised for us, to Florence, was exceptional in terms of its organisation, facilitation and implementation.
Having run Art trips for 25 years, and having utilised Varsity in recent years, I can honestly say that Varsity offers by far the best service of any tour company I have ever worked with.’

Mr Rory Browne
Head of Art, St George’s School Harpenden

‘One of our students described our Venice tour as ‘the best tour ever’ and it would
be hard to disagree. We thought that organising a term-time tour would be
challenging but Varsity took care of so much that we actually felt refreshed by the

Mr Cavan Pledge
Head of Art, Hillview School Tonbridge

‘Our tour totally met our learning objectives & exceeded expectations. The tour
guide Raoul could not do enough for us. A fantastic experience. We look forward
to working with Varsity again next year.’

Mr. Andrew Parker
Head of History, Outwood Academy Bydales

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