Absolute Travel School Tour Operator

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Areas served:

South East, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, North West, North East, Wales, Scotland, South West

10 Chapel Hill, Stansted, CM24 8AG

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Absolute Travel and Tours is one of the leading specialist school and group tour operators in the United Kingdom organising sports tours, adventure holidays, ski trips, music and educational tours for school, college and club groups for all ages.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Museums | Outdoor Education | Outdoor Pursuits | Parks and Gardens | Paintball & Laser Tag Centres | Safari Parks | Skiing & Snowboard Centres | Theatres | Theme Parks | Team Building | School Tour Operators | Climbing Centres | Motorsports Centres | Ice Skating Rinks | Accommodation & Residential | Tours and Trips | Arts & Galleries | Boat Trips | Bowling Alleys & Greens | Castles | Cathedrals. Abbeys. Churches | City Tours | Climbing, High Ropes & Zipwires | Football Rugby & Cricket Clubs | Historic Buildings | Historical Heritage | Residential School Trips

What makes us a great choice?

We offer a fantastic range of tour programmes at the very best value for money. We will work together with you, providing the highest levels of customer service and attention to detail to ensure that your trip meets your budget, ambitions and objectives.

All of our team, both in the UK head office and our experienced partners around the world, work tirelessly to ensure that your trip is a carefree, successful and enjoyable experience from start to finish. That means attention to your travel plans, accommodation, key inclusions and leisure time as well as to health and safety, bonding and insurance. We will assist you with pre-tour preparation and risk assessments and encourage inspection visits to our featured tour centres.

Absolute Travel and Tours is based in Stansted, England. We are:

An Assured Member of the School Travel Forum

Proud to have also been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge

Members of ABTA, the Association of Independent Tour Operators

Fully bonded through ATOL (flight inclusive packages) and ABTA (all other packages)

Accreditation and Awards

  • LOtC Quality Badge holders
  • School Travel Forum Assured members

Group Sizes Catered For

Absolute Travel and Tours can cater for all group sizes.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Teacher's packs, work sheets etc. can be provided on request.

Risk Assessment Details

The safety and wellbeing of our clients is an absolute priority, and procedures are in place to make sure that we take every precaution to ensure best practice for the preparation, organisation and operation of your trip.

At Absolute Travel and Tours we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our clients and staff alike. Our Safety Management System, developed under the guidance of external consultants ensures that all reasonable measures are taken to assure our clients of a high level of safety and professionalism throughout a tour.

Coach company checks including licence, insurance and safety documentation

Accommodation inspections to assess fire, safety, hygiene and suitability

Training, experience and professionalism of our staff and representatives

Accident and emergency procedures and 24 hour assistance

We encourage group leaders to report any safety related issues immediately. This will enable us to investigate any concerns and to ensure that any necessary action is taken straight away. To facilitate this, Absolute Travel will provide an Incident/Accident Report Form? to all Group Leaders prior to travel.

At Absolute Travel and Tours we offer inspection visits to your selected destination to provide you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the accommodation and surrounding area prior to your tour. It is an ideal opportunity to check the detail of your risk assessments. Absolute Travel and Tours provides two kinds of inspection visits:-

Group Inspection Visits Accompanied by Absolute Travel Staff

Absolute Travel and Tours organise group inspection visits to certain destinations that we offer. Visits will include the accommodation and facilities we use, possible sample excursions and an opportunity to discuss any aspects of your tour with Absolute Travel staff and local suppliers or agents.

Individual Inspection Visits

For tour destinations not covered by group inspection visits, we offer group leaders an opportunity to visit their selected destination. We will pay for 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation for the Group Leader or as pre-agreed. Please contact us for further details.

During Your Inspection Visit

Familiarise yourself with the accommodation and the areas you plan to visit and consider what problems may arise with both individuals and the group as a whole in mind.

Confirm that your control measures will work and be effective.

Select appropriate group meeting points for different activities where required.

Identify potential trouble spots and record any out of bounds? areas.

Note useful telephone numbers such as emergency services etc.

Visit the nearest tourist office.

Take a colleague - two heads are better than one.

Pricing Information

Prices vary from around £30 per person for a UK day trip including coach transportation to £1,500 per person for trips further afield such as South Africa or Barbados.

Most European coach tours range from £250-£500 depending on duration and numbers travelling.

We offer the following free place ratios for our sports and educational trips:

1 free staff place for every 8 paying students on coach trips

1 free staff place for every 10 paying students on flight trips

We offer the following free place ratios for our ski trips:

1 free staff place for every 7 paying students on coach trips

1 free staff place for every 10 paying students on flight trips

Clothing Requirements

Dependent on the destination and nature of the trip.

First Aid Information

Dependent on the destination and nature of the trip.


Available Facilities

Dependent on the destination and nature of the trip.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Dependent on the destination and nature of the trip.

Opening Hours & Information

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 09.00hrs - 17.30hrs


You can view numerous customer testimonials on our website.

Other Information

We offer some great referral deals and discounts. Refer us another trip from the school and both groups can save a bundle! Subject to the numbers travelling, we can save the school as much as £1,000. Why not talk it over and see who's planning what in the near future. Remember, we can help you with all your school trip requirements including everything from sports trips, music tours, ski trips, educational school trips and adventure holidays.

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