Dear Party Leader
I am very excited to welcome you to the new École website, offering you the very best tailor made tours with destinations throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
École specialises in organising tailor made tours to suit your needs, therefore you will find that there are no prices or dates within this brochure it’s down to you to tell us exactly what you want from a tour and when you would like to go. You can be assured that we will do our best to arrange a tour to suit your needs and most importantly, your budget.
This website will show you just some of the tours possible for your pupils. The beauty of École tours is that as they are all tailor made, whatever the budget, age range, subject and curriculum, we will work together to organise a tour that meets the needs of the party leaders and the pupils. Whether you want to combine a historic tour of Paris with a fun day out at Disneyland Resort Paris, an Austrian Ski tour suitable for all ages and abilities, or if you’d like to ‘Kip on a Ship’ in London, the possibilities are endless, just give us a call today to find out more!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support throughout the past two years and I am looking forward to continuing to offer you and your school a valuable service.
Julie Wood, School Tours Manager
Why choose École?
If you have never travelled with École before you only need to read some of the comments on the testimonial page to understand why party leaders come back to us time after time.
With over 20 years experience within the school tours industry and backed by a family run, award winning coach operator, Edwards Coaches, École can provide you with a good, value for money, professional, tailor made service.
Travelling with École you can be assured of a first rate service, including:
- City & Local Tour Guides
- Quality Hotel Accommodation
- Comprehensive Individually Tailored Itineraries
- Transport provided by an Award
- Ferry, Euro Tunnel and Flight Options
- UK, Europe and Worldwide Tours
- Personal Service
- 24 Hour Emergency Service
Meet the Team
With over 20 years experience within the industry, and as a
former teacher, our school Tours Manager Julie Wood is more than
familiar with the demands put on teachers and the regulations by
which they have to abide. Having travelled extensively, Julie can
not only boast practical, in depth knowledge of many resorts and
attractions, but she has also built very close working relationships
with many of the hotels, resorts and activity providers that we
regularly use. Julie can guarantee that your school tour will be meticulously planned, down to the finest detail.
Julie is always available to meet with you to discuss you needs. If you have a firm idea of what you want, or simply need guidance and advice on where to go and how to get the most out of you tour, Julie is there to help. Julie is usually out and about visiting party leaders and her School Tours Assistant Elizabeth Lewis is readily available to take any enquiries and assist with co-ordinating tours.
Executive Coach Travel
Working alongside Edwards Coach Holidays who send over 50,000 customers a year to over 100 destinations worldwide, you can be assured that our contracts department will meticulously plan your tour down to the finest detail. Our Tour Manager, who was recently named Tour Manager of the Year, works closely with the Ecole team to find you the most appropriate accommodation and itinerary.
Backed by an award winning coach operator, École can promise you a safe and comfortable journey. Prior to departure Julie works closely with the drivers to ensure that they understand the tour down to the finest detail. The benefit of providing our own drivers is that they are constantly returning from tours with new information to build on your tours, keeping us up to date with any new and interesting tour additions. It also means that our drivers will go that extra mile to look after you during your tour, most of our party leaders will return from tours wanting to book again with their favourite driver!
Travelling on an executive Edwards coach, you are guaranteed a comfortable, safe and enjoyable journey. All of our executive tour coaches are under 6 years old and many are fitted with air conditioning, reclining seats, seat belts, toilets and DVD/Audio systems to entertain your party whilst you travel. We also offer you the choice of travelling by coach or by air, with all our flight tours being ATOL protected.
École does not compromise the quality of the hotels we use for our younger travellers. We treat our school parties as we would an adult group and can guarantee a warm welcome at one of our family oriented hotels, ranging from 2 to 4.
Health & Safety
You can have peace of mind that the well-being and safety of your pupils is of the up-most importance to us. All of our coach drivers have been CRB checked and have sound knowledge of the routes to your destination. We ensure that our hotels not only meet our high standards, but also adhere to all health and safety regulations. Edwards Coaches have also been awarded with the prestigious CoachMarque, ensuring you that we are committed and dedicated to the highest standard of coach operations, offering full safety procedures, further information on CoachMarque can be found on www.coachmarque.org.uk.
For your peace of mind, we provide a 24 hour emergency contact number for all groups on tour with us, also for your financial protection, on overland travel we subscribe to the code of conduct Bonded Coach Holiday’s (BCH) of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. Our flight tours are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, ATOL number 6176, for further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.