Are you considering arranging an exciting and educational experience abroad for your students this year? But are you worried about the cost to the individuals? Help is at hand – there are simple money saving tips to keep costs down!
While we are quickly adapting to low cost flights and jetting off around the world on weekend breaks, the coach is still a good and cheaper option when travelling to Europe. You can usually save £50-£100 per person by choosing the coach. In addition to that, the coach is better for the environment and it gives you the comfort of being brought directly to and from your school door step avoiding the stress of an airport. Ask for both a coach and air quote now to see the difference.
When travelling to Europe, particularly to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland it is a great idea to stay in a youth hostel rather than a hotel. There are many new and refurbished hostels in Europe with fantastic facilities and in great locations, which are simply perfect for larger groups. Ask us for advice for your chosen destination.
It will be cheaper to pre-book dinners at your hostel or hotel rather than eating out. For lunch, rather than risk ending up in premium priced cafeterias, why not pre-book packed lunches for the group at great value? Simply ask for this cost when you enquire and Global School Tours will do its best to accommodate.
4. Activities and attractions
This is really an area to look out for and you could save £20, £50 £100 per person. Days out packed with activities can really bump up the price of a trip if you pick only the large world known attractions. There are, however, hundreds of free attractions to consider of equal interest and educational value.
You and your students may be dreaming of jetting off to New York, but if the budget simply isn’t there, there is always a cheaper and equally rewarding European equivalent. Europe is not to be underestimated for new inspiring places, and we will always be happy to help you find a special and unique tour.
6. Day trips
A day trip to Europe rather than a long tour is another inexpensive option. Especially for schools in the south east region. Choose between France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. These tours will be added soon. Please enquire for more details.
7. Time of year
The time of year you travel can really affect the price of your trip. Try organising your trip in low season to reduce costs to your students.
8. Day of the week you travel
Travelling on the weekend is often more expensive than during the week. Global School Tours will give you best options to travel to costs to a minimum.
9. Ensuring your students can afford the trip
Global School Tours realise that trips can be very expensive for parents. We offer a flexible payment plan with low deposits. Additional payments can spread out so parents don’t feel the financial pressures all at once!