Everybody is feeling financially constrained in these economic times and here in Celtic Horizon Tours, we are more than conscious of this. With over 15 years experience in creating and designing customised itineraries for school tours, we empathise with and understand the needs of teachers, students and their parents. We endeavour to provide safe, attractive, good-value packages at very reasonable prices.
They say that “travel broadens the mind” and a school tour can certainly do that! This year, we are delighted to offer more destinations than ever to the UK and Europe including London, Barcelona / Salou, Paris, Rome, Madridand Lake Garda / Milan. Our school trips are affordable, entertaining and educational and combine a mix of activities ranging from historical (museums, historical houses and gardens), theatrical (Shakespeare / Bronte country), musical (West End theatre), cultural (each destination city’s main attractions) and fun filled (theme parks, activity centres, wildlife safaris, etc).
We also offer sporting trips for football and rugby to the UK and Europe. We have a range of rugby destinations to choose from: England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Canada, South Africa and Argentina. These sporting trips can include attending a Premier League match dependant on the fixture’s list, guided stadium tours, organised friendly matches, taking part in sporting tournaments and the ever popular organised coaching sessions in fully approved football academies. These trips can also be combined with fun filled activities and organised evening entertainment, depending on your requirements.
As an incentive for booking your school’s tour with us, we offer teachers the following:
- Each trip by coach to the UK, one free place for every eight paying students.
- Each trip by plane to Europe, one free place for every ten paying students.
- An allowance for teacher’s lunches.
Your custom and loyalty is greatly valued by us in Celtic Horizon Tours. We know that without your goodwill, students could not avail of these trips. So, as a “thank you” for each school tour that you book with us, we would also like to draw your attention to our free offer, highlighted in this year’s brochure: a ticket only package at any premier league game of your choice during the 2012 season. This promotional offer is subject to terms and conditions – please contact our office for more details!
Each trip is individually tailored to your requirements. We listen to you, the teachers in charge and offer our guidance, expertise and best advice in devising a really special and memorable trip for your group. Whether you want a different range of activities for example, experience the thrill of a sking tour, travel to destinations even further afield, we can tailor make your tour to your specific requirements. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to make an enquiry. Our dedicated staff will be more than happy to hear from you and assist you with your future travel arrangements!
Finally, Celtic Horizon Tours would like to thank you for your continued support over the past 15 years and for helping our company to develop into the successful enterprise that it has since become. We could not have done it without you!
We also welcome any comments / feedback on our website regarding our tours and possible suggestions for other trips of interest to you. We strive to deliver a professional service to our customers at all times. We need you to tell us how we are doing, so that we can be improve year on year!
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Why use us to organise your annual school tour you might say after all, this is your trip so it is vitally important that you get what you want, not what anybody wants you to take from it.
Well, with over 15 years experience in creating and designing tours for schools, from day trips to more extended trips, we feel we are one of the best around. From the many testimonials we receive from repeat, satisfied schools, we know we have been getting it right for the most part as we are regularly highly recommended as being the best company to deal with in terms of communication, competitiveness, helpfulness and diversity of trips offered. But, we also endeavour to improve year on year from the feedback we receive as we view this as an important part of our business.
We promise to deliver a memorable and thoroughly rewarding tour by creating the perfect itinerary for you. We can also tailor make more specific tours, for example, by subject, themed or special interest even!
Our first-class, great value tour packages are always highly popular especially those to some of Europe’s most happening cities: London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, etc but you can also choose your own city or visit a mix of cities. Each package offers a little bit of everything; new experiences of a different culture, historical and cultural highlights, shopping in retail outlets (e.g. Cheshire Oaks, Trafford Centre), a fun filled itinerary of activities (swimming, paint-balling, bowling, rock climbing, ice skating, ghost tour, aqua park etc), preplanned evening entertainment – all designed to make sure you are always doing something and that your tour is memorable for years afterwards!
The UK, being our closest neighbour, is by far the most popular destination for school groups from Ireland. The variety of attractions, such as wildlife parks, amusement parks, theme parks, theatres, historical sites etc. is unparalleled! Why not escape to the fantabulous world of Alton Towers – the Alton Towers Resort name is synonymous with excitement! There’s just so much going on there, the fun never stops with more and more thrilling rides being added yearly!
No trip to the UK would be complete though without a trip to the theatre. A theatre for trip can be such a wonderful and educational experience and whether the interest is in musicals, drama, comedy etc, the West End has it all. A theatre-themed trip can also include backstage workshops as well as attending the show of your choice. Wicked, for example is a show which has a proven track record of running successful workshops for groups at the Apollo Victoria. Then, in the evening, you can have a chance to see the full stage production.
Sport and education can also be mixed in itineraries. Some of our more popular itineraries with sports fans (boys and girls alike), include stadium tours at some of the bigger clubs e.g. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, etc. while also attending a Premier League football match, depending on the fixtures list. Glasgow Celtic, in particular has a massive following in Ireland.
Our Soccer for Schools programme is not just conﬁned to the Premier League though. We also offer trips to organised tournaments both in the UK and in Europe and can arrange school team trips to visit other schools and clubs in France, for example, Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Perpignan, Marseilles, Nice, Toulon, Lyon and Lille to name just a few. Your school team can also avail of valuable training sessions on these trips.
Schools rugby is a hugely important factor in the whole player development programme for Irish rugby. We have expanded our contacts in the UK, Europe and further aﬁeld with rugby clubs and tournament organisers so that we can offer your school team the opportunity to travel and play against teams in the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Argentina, South Africa, and the USA. We are also experienced in helping teams come from abroad to visit and play against school teams here in Ireland.
Your school tour is important to us, as it is to you. So, whether you want a cultural tour to the UK or Europe, a simple trip to just a Premier League match or a weekend break combining Premier League match matches with other activities in the UK or further aﬁeld, just get in touch with us – our highly experienced and dedicated team will be more than happy to help you with your requirements and we promise to do our best to meet your expectations. We look forward to you using our company once again in the coming school year.
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