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Halsbury Travel Ltd


Inspirational school trips designed by teachers, for teachers

Description

When you book a school trip with Halsbury Travel Group, you’ll enjoy the educational experience of a lifetime with your students. Founded by former teacher Keith Sharkey for the benefit of other teachers, we understand the support you need when planning a school trip.

Our dynamic team consists of both former teachers and school travel specialists. They will put all their knowledge and expertise into ensuring your trip is tailor made to meet your specific requirements.

With specialist departments dedicated to educational trips, music tours, ski trips and sports tours, you will always talk to an expert in the type of trip you’re planning.

An independent, family-run business, you will experience a friendly, personalised service designed to support you at every stage of the process – from the moment you enquire to the moment you return home.

Our family values are hugely important to us, with honest advice and quality service key to what makes Halsbury Travel unique in the school travel market.

Many of our groups book trips with us year-on-year. To say thank you, we introduced our special loyalty scheme. You start earning points from your very first trip and can use these towards a discount on your next trip, or a special gift for your school.

We now carry over 40,000 passengers on more than 900 tours each year and continue to grow at a healthy, steady rate.

At Halsbury, we’ve been arranging school trips for over 30 years – that’s experience you can trust!


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.4
122 reviews


Excellent
 
59%

Very Good
 
34%

Average
 
6%

Poor
 
1%

Awful
 
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Certain aspects very good. They dealt with issues whilst out there quickly and effectively. (November 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17456 )




Very efficient admin. Answered emails quickly. (November 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17417 )




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Apart from a member of staff leaving 2 weeks before we were due to go on the trip, the staff at Halsbury were extremely helpful and willing to complete anything that I asked of them. We are using them for our next language trip in December. (November 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17231 )




Provider was generally efficient and helpful. There was a mistake in the programme on arrival but it was unclear whether this was the fault of the provider or the language school. Basically all good. (October 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17111 )




Excellent trip - Halsbury was very helpful throughout (October 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17110 )




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Had to pay extra for Cathedral visit, didn't get a guide as there was a mix up so ended up been self-led. (October 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16920 )




Efficient and helpful in planning and delivery. We didn't have an incidents which needed support while we were away. (October 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16817 )




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Family run firm, very supportive and easy to contact with queries and questions which were dealt with quickly. They did not advise us that passenger lists for the ferry crossing needed to be separated by coach - this caused some confusion at the port of Dover, but we dealt with it. (September 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16251 )




Excellent organisation and travel timings. (September 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16032 )




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This language trip was well organised. Halsbury were quick to respond to emails and they were helpful with any requests that were made. (September 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 15671 )




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Accomodation okay and so were the drivers. Good communication times but often unclear. Terrible food. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14938 )




Very good accommodation with host families vetted by ISLA language school. Excellent language classes and excursions. MM organised 2 separate excursions whilst in Salamanca- going up the tower of the cathedral and visiting an Art Deco museum (Picasso, Miró and Dalí exhibition) with a guided tour in English. Coach transfer on return was delayed and we were 1.5 hours late arriving at school and MM has notified tour agent. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14770 )




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Halsbury were excellent. I would use again and would recommend. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14275 )




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Excellent provider. Helpful when assistance required. All aspect of the itinerary were well planned and organised. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14075 )




An excellent trip with brilliant input from the bakers and from the snail farm. Very well organised and Halsbury Travel were excellent at replying to our queries as this was the first time we had used them. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13707 )




Overall the company was very helpful and the planned itinerary was spot on for our students to enjoy and gain a fantastic cultural experience. There was a mess up with the hotel with rooms, but I have spoken personally to the travel company about this. (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13558 )




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Very good communication throughout, whether through e-mail or phone, and this included during the trip itself, where we had to phone them to ask for a booking to be pushed back an hour. (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 12899 )




Excellent service (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 12652 )




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Halsbury were great to work with - they came and did a parent presentation that was really useful, they found us excellent flights and perfect accommodation, they were quick to answer our questions and queries and they were very supportive throughout. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12488 )




Awesome Trip (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12078 )




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Excellent support from the provider from start to finish. The rep we had out in Spain was excellent too and assisted us at all times. We will definately be using them again for further trips. (May 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11953 )




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Halsbury were very organised and patient, we got caught up in a protest and had troubles reaching the EuroTunnel. Everyone I spoke to was helpful and gave good advice on what to do. The driver we had was excellent also! (May 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11751 )




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The communication with Halsbury was good but there were issues with regards to the visit planning but these were quickly resolved by the company. We were happy with the accommodation and the transfers and everything went smoothly on the trip. (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11323 )




Brilliant provision - would thoroughly recommend (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11246 )




Using Halsbury makes my task much easier when we are in Berlin as they provide an excellent pack and make it very easy to visit the places we need to. The weather helped as it was perfect weather to spend time outside exploring Berlin and we were able to walk to more venues than usual, rather than use public transport. (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11241 )




Halsbury are a wonderful company to use, this is the third time we have booked with them to tour Iceland and they created yet another amazing trip. There are still a few little bits to iron out but in general the trip was exactly what the students wanted. (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 11205 )




The company was very late with the handbook, they sent our tickets to the wrong school, however the driver was very good and we had a lovely coach (April 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10861 )




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Fantastic company that deal with everything from start to finish (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10619 )




Generally good although some issues in build up, issues with beds and inexperienced rep meant perhaps not to the same standard as in previous years. (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10214 )




First class communication and organisation throughout. (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10173 )




Excellent- efficient and helpful. (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9978 )




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Halsbury were very helpful during the lead up and also when we had issues during the trip (February 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9699 )




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Some small problems but these were dealt with efficiently and with good humour bu=y the company. The workshops were a really excellent standard and the trip was, overall, very well run. I would recommend Halsbury - a good price too. (February 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9656 )




A very successful trip with any minor issues solved quickly and efficiently. (February 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9645 )




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Excellent service and did everything we needed for making an excellent tour. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9208 )




The lead up to the tour and the support we received was excellent. The local arrangements in China were excellent for the students, the guides were very good. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9046 )




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Excellent organisation, helpful, paperwork sent in advance (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8706 )




the travel company were efficient and helpful. They provided excellent transport and accommodation that met expectations. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8701 )




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The organization by Halsbury was excellent. Just a couple of minor issues on the itinerary, but on the whole, everything was as described and the trip ran smoothly. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8670 )




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Helpful, accessible. No issues (December 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 8552 )




Restaurant for dinner wasn't good enough, the coach company not cooperative (December 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 8494 )




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Excellent travel provider who sorted out flights after they had been cancelled. (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 8088 )




Halsbury always provide excellent support in the build up to our overseas visits and are on hand to offer advice and assistance for emergency situations during the trip. (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7993 )




Very organised and a wonderful experience for the pupils (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7658 )




Very organised and a wonderful experience for the pupils (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7657 )




Very organised and a wonderful experience for the pupils (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7656 )




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Very detailed travel pack sent and supporting APP with all documents needed for the trip (October 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6959 )




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Generally very good - kept in good contact and were felxible and supportive. There were some issues with the itinerary as they had not run this specific trip before. (September 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 6296 )




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We have been running this visit in conjunction with Halsbury for 7 years now and have built up an excellent working relationship. Staff are friendly and helpful and on the rare occasions something goes wrong they are always quick to act from the office through to the MD if necessary. (September 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5941 )




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Excellent service- efficient and always willing to help. (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5780 )




Very organised and helpful. (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5568 )




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Some aspects of accommodation were not as agreed. (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5240 )




While on the visit there was a near miss incident which has been reported to the travel company. Students had been sent to bed and staff were in the corridors until they quietened down. A group of year 7 girls opened their bedroom door and said that there were boys on the roof, that they could hear them and that they could see the flashes from their mobile phones where they were taking photos. They gave several names, staff went to check the rooms of the boys whose names we had been given. One boy was not in the room, I looked out of the window and he was laying on the roof next to the velux window. We asked students who else had been climbing out of the window onto the roof and they gave us 5 more names of students involved. Students had been told on the first evening not to climb out of the windows as they opened quite wide, nor to go on the roof as the bedrooms were on the third floor. (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4990 )




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Very well organised (June 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4679 )




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Always helpful and professional. (April 2018 - Post No: 2558 )




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No problems with the information from Halbury. Very clear itineraries which were updated regularly as our venues changed. James Horsfield came into Northgate to speak to me directly too which was a nice touch. We had very good information packs and luggage tickets, although I would have preferred it if they came two weeks before, rather than one week before the visit, as it meant that I couldn't give out specific information to the students before our meeting. I downloaded their VAMOOS app but couldn't ever get the offline maps to download, despite trying 5 times on UK wifi. Overall, very good. (March 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1752 )




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Everything was efficiently organised. James Wylie was patient and always on hand to help with any question or issue that I had. (February 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1429 )




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Fantastic and trusted service (February 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1301 )




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Very helpful staff at Halsbury Coach driver employed had very limited knowledge and seemed quite inexperienced. (February 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 1180 )




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Very helpful, well organised trip. (January 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 686 )




A very professional company. Very well organised. (December 2017 - Secondary - Post No: 379 )




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As ever Halsbury Travel have been excellent and very supportive. (December 2017 - Secondary - Post No: 223 )




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well planned and excellent tour guide (December 2017 - Secondary - Post No: 138 )




Contact

Halsbury Travel Ltd
35 Churchill Park
Colwick Business Estate
Nottingham
NG4 2HF
LOtC

Pricing

All of our tours are tailor made and individually costed to provide you with the best value possible for the numbers that you want to book.

Opening Times

Halsbury Travel is open from 08.00-17.30 Monday to Friday

Contact

Halsbury Travel Ltd
35 Churchill Park
Colwick Business Estate
Nottingham
NG4 2HF
LOtC

Pricing

All of our tours are tailor made and individually costed to provide you with the best value possible for the numbers that you want to book.

Opening Times

Halsbury Travel is open from 08.00-17.30 Monday to Friday

Inspirational school trips designed by teachers, for teachers

Description

When you book a school trip with Halsbury Travel Group, you’ll enjoy the educational experience of a lifetime with your students. Founded by former teacher Keith Sharkey for the benefit of other teachers, we understand the support you need when planning a school trip.

Our dynamic team consists of both former teachers and school travel specialists. They will put all their knowledge and expertise into ensuring your trip is tailor made to meet your specific requirements.

With specialist departments dedicated to educational trips, music tours, ski trips and sports tours, you will always talk to an expert in the type of trip you’re planning.

An independent, family-run business, you will experience a friendly, personalised service designed to support you at every stage of the process – from the moment you enquire to the moment you return home.

Our family values are hugely important to us, with honest advice and quality service key to what makes Halsbury Travel unique in the school travel market.

Many of our groups book trips with us year-on-year. To say thank you, we introduced our special loyalty scheme. You start earning points from your very first trip and can use these towards a discount on your next trip, or a special gift for your school.

We now carry over 40,000 passengers on more than 900 tours each year and continue to grow at a healthy, steady rate.

At Halsbury, we’ve been arranging school trips for over 30 years – that’s experience you can trust!