Why Choose Us

12 Reasons to Choose Discover the World Education

We have more than 30 years’ experience working with tens of thousands of teachers and students, to provide tours designed around the national curriculum that are educationally rich and engaging. With this experience behind us, you can be confident that your group’s specific needs are met and you receive the best possible advice throughout the booking process.

See why so many schools and groups choose Discover the World Education…

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100% Rate Us as Good or Excellent

In 2014, 100% of group leaders surveyed rated our tours as good or excellent – a testament to the service you will receive when on tour with us. From pre-trip communication and planning to the guides and accommodation we use in each destination, we monitor all our feedback to ensure our trips are the best they can possibly be for our schools.

Best Special Interest Tour Operator Award

For the last three years, we have been delighted to receive the ‘Best Medium Special Interest Tour Operator’ award from the British Travel Awards. To determine the winners of these awards, more than 1.2 million votes were cast by consumers, with 2014 being a record year for the number of votes. Find out more about our awards »

Free Award-Winning Classroom Resources

Discover-Geography.com has been designed to provide you with quality resources and teaching aids which can be used in the classroom or whilst travelling with Discover the World Education. Created in partnership with the Geographical Association, you can download a wide range of multi award winning geography resources as well as receiving relevant geography news and high resolution images. You will also find opportunities to receive payment for your own resources and chances to win trips to Iceland. Visit Discover-Geography.com here »

Expert Travel Specialists

When booking with Discover the World Education, you can be sure that your dedicated travel specialist has first-hand experience and knowledge of the destination gained through regular familiarisation trips and product training. Our team are well educated with years of experience arranging the nuances and finer details involved in providing educational travel. This experience enables our team to offer you in-depth advice, enthusiastic support and excellent customer service to create a trip that is completely tailored to your school's requirements. Meet our expert team here »

Free & Discounted Teacher Inspection Trips

Inspection trips are a fantastic way for you to research a new destination, making you better equipped to choose a tour relevant to the requirement of your students and instilling familiarity and confidence in a region. We can offer you free or discounted travel if you are a first time traveller to the destination with Discover the World Education. See our range of teacher inspection trips »

Your Safety Assured

On a Discover the World Education trip, health and safety issues are a top priority. To that end, we have a full and comprehensive Safety Management System. We are accredited members of the School Travel Forum, a Department for Children, Schools and Families initiative that recognises good practice in the field of educational visits, especially with regard to health and safety. 

We have also been awarded the Quality badge by Learning Outside the Classroom. This means that we have already been pre-approved by the Outdoor Educators Advisory Panel. This award recognises the commitment to the benefits of educational travel, whilst ensuring strict safety standards are met at all times. Find out more »

Financial Protection & Disruption Charter

Once you have booked, you will enjoy total financial security thanks to our travel industry bonds and licences. We are members of all major travel industry associations and are bonded by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents), AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators), and the Civil Aviation Authority under the ATOL scheme, so your trip is in safe hands and monies paid to us are fully protected no matter what. Note: Other operators may be covered only by the ATOL scheme – this does not necessarily cover all types of travel arrangements. See our booking conditions

Are you based outside the UK? No problem! Through our membership of ABTOT (Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited), we offer financial protection for non-flight inclusive holidays and flight inclusive packages purchased through us, where the initial flight from your home country is outside of the UK, thus ensuring that all money paid to us is protected no matter what.

Should the unexpected or the unfortunate happen, our simple and transparent Travel Disruption Charter ensures you will be looked after when on tour with us. Our team of dedicated travel specialists will do everything possible to re-arrange or amend your trip at no additional cost should flights be cancelled or excursions altered. See our travel disruption charter here

No Surcharge Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed by us, we guarantee that there will be no further increases in the cost of your trip, regardless of what happens with currency exchange rates, world oil prices and taxes. No 'ifs' or 'buts' – that’s our guarantee. Most operators reserve the right to surcharge for a variety of reasons, some up to 30 days prior to departure.

Price Match Promise

Whilst we appreciate the requirement for competitively priced quotations we also believe that the quality of the trip and the service throughout the booking process should not be compromised. When you take into account our unique itineraries, the quality of guides and the level of support provided, we believe we offer some of the best value for money in the market. That’s why if you see a similar study trip at a more competitive price, prior to booking with us, we shall endeavour to better it. Please forward details of the written offer and we’ll be in touch.

Pre-Trip Resources and School Visits

If you'd like help to generate interest in a proposed trip, we can provide you with a tailor made presentation, videos and further resources to inspire your students. If you feel it is important for someone to come to visit your school to talk to students, teachers and parents about the proposed trip (subject to availability) this is also a service we are happy to provide. Alternatively, and again subject to availability, you might prefer for someone to visit you and your colleagues in school to discuss your trip and requirements in more detail.

Unique and Exclusive Itineraries

Unlike any other educational travel providers, we only offer trips to areas we have hand-picked and thoroughly road-tested, incorporating curriculum areas of which we have experience and in-depth knowledge. This destination expertise means that we have the widest range of optional extras, the most exciting itineraries and, in the case of Iceland, a range of exclusive hotels and activities to tailor your trip to your specific needs. Our hugely experienced team are on hand to advise you through every available option with the aim of helping you make the most of your time away.

Loyalty Scheme

The Discover the World Education loyalty scheme is our way of saying thank you to our most loyal schools. On making your first booking with us, you will automatically become a Loyalty Member entitling you to a host of rewards and benefits to be used against your next school trip or even a well-earned personal holiday. If you book a second trip departing in the space of 14 months, we will automatically upgrade you to a Premium Loyalty Member where you can enjoy enhanced benefits and exclusive special offers. Find out more about our Loyalty Scheme »

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