Why ChooseUs

Our mission is to make the outcomes real. To make it easy, ensure every detail counts and take safety seriously. We understand you’re busy, and knowing the tireless energy that goes into planning a successful school trip, we aim to do the hard work for you as well as give you the convenience of working with a single, dedicated team member. With thirty years of experience, you can rest assured that we will always place quality for your students as well your safety and support as our top priorities.

As educators, expanding your school curriculum beyond the four walls of the classroom is exciting. Imagine, your students learning about the Great Wall of China, as they walk it… or meandering through the Louvre, standing in front of the Mona Lisa.

But, thoughts of those colourful, exotic adventures are soon replaced with logistics, health & safety concerns, insurances, and the challenge of navigating unknown lands. The weight of the responsibility is enough to put you off.

Teach, through multi-sensory educational travel experiences.

Luckily, you don’t have to plan it yourself (nor should you). Travelbound is a specialist, school-based tour operator and over the last 30 years we’ve supported thousands of high schools in successfully coordinating educational tours, to all corners of the globe.

When organising an educational tour you have to meet the needs of several key parties:

> Your school’s desire to enhance learning experiences with itineraries that complement the curriculum…
> The Government’s health & safety standards
> The needs and expectations of worried parents…
> And, preparing the students’ themselves for such an experience.

Travelbound will be with you at every step of the journey.

Tailor-made itineraries linked to your curriculum

Travelbound tours are rich, immersive and designed to further your students’ knowledge, to bring back into their studies at home and leave them better prepared for life.

With the largest range of trusted partners around the world, we custom-create your ideal itinerary, aligning it with your current curriculum and ensuring your students will have the experience of their lives.

Our strong ties with suppliers enable us to offer competitive pricing and itineraries bursting with value, that match your budgeting needs.

Health & safety, first & foremost.

At Travelbound we take our legal and moral obligation to look after the health and safety of everyone on our tours very seriously. Our investment into safety is unmatched.

We conduct stringent risk assessments using an auditing process for all accommodation, transport providers, and activities to ensure that they meet and exceed Australian health and safety standards. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), our safety management system is externally verified every year.

Expert Planning & Support. No hassles.

Planning a trip should be part of the journey. Travelbound makes it enjoyable and stress-free. Our 30 years of experience providing educational overseas tours means we know all the challenges you face, and our process has been fine tuned over the years to make planning easy and hassle-free. We’ll even guide you through the necessary health and safety paperwork needed by local authorities or governing bodies.

24/7 Emergency assistance – just in case.

We maintain and regularly test our comprehensive Incident Management Plan. It covers all accident, incident and emergency situations, including access to trained staff through our 24-hour operations centre. Accident and incident reports are completed, reviewed and kept for all incident levels.

Dedicated Tour Coordinators & Account Managers.

A Travelbound representative will meet you in your destination country. During the trip, we’re on-hand 24/7, offering real-time support if you need us. School Leaders can travel with the peace of mind of around-the-clock advisory support. Our dedicated account managers and tour leaders have over 30 years of experience assisting Australian high schools.

Comprehensive insurance & medical assistance.

All travelling parties must be covered by insurance so we offer an industry-certified comprehensive insurance policy, for everything from misplaced passports to medical expenses. We prepare for every minute detail, so you can travel with ease.

Help you to promote your trip to students & parents.

So, you’ve planned this amazing trip and now it’s time to share it with your students and parents and get their support? Travelbound can help to garner interest in the trip. From physical materials to information nights, we’ll be right by your side.

Financial Security

Travelbound offers groups the financial protection they deserve.

As well as being a member of the Austalian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), all of our tours are fully bonded by ABTA and ATOL, as well as IATA and the Civil Aviation Authority, protecting your group against unforeseen events.

Unpack the endless lessons that travel brings, with the help of Travelbound.

Travelbound Booking Process

If you have seen a particular destination or tour in our brochure and would like further information or advice, there are three simple ways to contact us:

  • Phone: Speak with one of our school tour specialists to have a chat about your requirements. +61 (03) 9245 7435 (Australia)
  • Email:
  • Online: Alternatively you can look at our website, choose the tour you want and complete the online enquiry form via our brand new website

Our website shows only some of the educational tours we offer, so if you cannot find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to call or email. If you would prefer, we are able to come to meet with you at your school to discuss your school trips.

  1. Working in consultation with you, we will develop a tailor-made tour quotation for your tour. Our bespoke itineraries are designed to suit your budget and meet your educational requirements which will link in with the current curriculum of the group.
  2. We will send you the quotation itinerary for you to review make changes and add or remove anything you think will be beneficial to your trip organisation. A requote process will then be applied until you are completely satisfied with the tour structure.
  3. Once you are happy with the structure of the itinerary, we will prepare the costings for you.

Place a ‘no obligation’ provisional booking with us which will be held for 3 weeks. This will enable you to promote the trip to your students. We will be happy to provide promotional material to ensure that you reach your desired group size.

  • Set-up an information night with your school to present the tour to all students and parents who have registered interest for the tour

Within 3 weeks of making a provisional booking, send us your completed booking form and the relevant first deposit amount. Upon receiving your first deposit we will send you written confirmation of your booking along (Next Steps) with details of your payment structure.

Contact your dedicated Travelbound tour coordinator to let them know of your final numbers.  We will also send you the (API) Advanced Passenger Information form which should be completed and returned to us within 16 weeks prior to departure.  The second installment will be due approximately 2-3 months after the first deposit.

The final balance is due 10 weeks before departure. If for any reason this payment is delayed we reserve the right to apply an administrative charge of $20 AUD per person.

  • Pre-departure meeting – 4 weeks before your tour departs we will host a pre-departure information night. During the course of the night we will cover safety, benefits and rewards of the trip, travel information, itinerary outline (day-by-day) and answer any questions raised.

We will send out all relevant travel documentation to you 2-3 weeks prior to departure, which will include your ticket wallets.  Inside these wallets will be e-tickets, itineraries, travel information, destination specific knowledge, plus vital safety and contact information.  Teachers and tour leaders will receive a variation of the pack, inclusive of all documentation necessary for the smooth running of the tour.

Please note: For any European tours that include transportation by ferry or Eurotunnel, your tickets will be issued on arrival at the port.

It’s finally time to leave! Make sure you have the passports with you, that everything is packed and that you have all necessary contact details of our 24 hour support network.

Upon your return from your incredible trip, we will organise a debrief session to hear all of your feedback, including the most memorable experiences as well as the less memorable ones.

Download your support document to help plan your school’s itinerary below or contact the team at TravelBound for letter templates and other material.
How to book your educational tour
Booking Terms and Conditions

Safety & Risk Management 

  • Travelbound Education have exceptional systems in place and carry out risk assessments using the most reliable resources.  We use an auditing process for all accommodation, excurious and transport providers.  Our safety management system is externally verified every year by industry experts.
  •  Travelbound Education has the ultimate backing of our parent company Travelopia – The world’s largest leisure travel company operating in over 180 countries.  It is reassuring for your school community that we are part of such a large organisation, especially in the current climate.
  • We understand assessing the risks of a school tour can seem like a daunting process.  As educational travel experts, we can offer advice on how to complete your specific risk assessments and health and safety forms.  We can also provide assistance with the completion of paperwork which may be required by your local authority.
  • Travelbound is always on-hand to support you with every aspect of your tour.  Our attention to detail and personal service is what sets us apart from the rest.
  • Your group will have direct access to the Travelbound 24-hour duty office that provides support for our travelling School Leaders and overseas staff at all times.  Resources include full emergency procedures and protocol, access to independent experts.  Rest assured that we will provide around the clock support for your group.