About Us

Rayburn Tours is a family run business that has been operating tailor-made tours since 1965. We specialise in Educational School Trips, School Ski Trips, Sports Tours and Concert Tours for all types of youth and adult ensembles. Our aim is to provide an outstanding quality service that exceeds the expectation levels of our clients. We are dedicated to offering a competitive, reliable and flexible service based on a culture of honesty and integrity.

We are a member of The School Travel Forum (STF). The STF provide a benchmark for good practice and safety in school travel and as a member we can assure you that all our trips meet, or indeed exceed, their guidelines. Our Managing Director, John Boyden, was a founding member of the School Travel Forum and our Commercial Director, Jamie Boyden, currently holds a seat on the committee.

In 2001 we bought our sister company Venture Abroad. Founded in 1970, Venture Abroad was the first company in the UK to offer international activity holidays specifically for members of The Scout Association, Girlguiding and The Trefoil Guild.

Today, with almost 50 years’ experience and 60 members of staff based at our head office in Derby, we organise many different trips and events for over 17,000 customers every year and look forward to helping you create an unforgettable educational trip for your students.

Business size

101-500 employees

Commercial presence