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An Anglia tour is an outstanding educational experience. We care about our customers, our staff, the organisations we work with, the places we visit and the stories we tell.

Our Vision is

To be the trusted partner of choice for a broad range of high-quality educational tours and experiences. 

Our Mission is

To enhance educational outcomes for young people through inspiring, content-rich learning experiences, created by experts who care. 

Our Principles

Caring about our staff

Our people are our single most important asset. All are required to carry out their roles in a professional, resourceful and conscientious manner and in such a way as to enhance the Company’s reputation. To support them in this the Senior Management Team will provide strong and clear leadership, good example, fair terms and conditions, good internal communications, comprehensive training and understanding that inspires commitment and loyalty.

Caring about our customers

We will communicate with our customers in a friendly and professional manner with timely, clear and good quality information. We will take care over every aspect of their dealings with us by membership of the appropriate trade associations, holding the correct licences, the implementation of and adherence to an externally audited Safety Management System. We will be responsive to requests and complaints acting quickly to deal with both. We will provide 24 hour a day support to our customers whilst on tour.

An outstanding educational experience

Anglia will maintain and enhance its reputation for the provision of outstanding educational tours by carefully crafting and delivering itineraries that exactly match the aims of the tour organiser. We will provide supporting materials of the highest quality and a highly trained and motivated guiding team. We will provide a consistent marketing message and a recognisable brand that inspires trust and loyalty.

The organisations we work with

Anglia will be fair with all the organisations with which it works. We will pass on both good and bad feedback, pay on time, be understanding of operational pressures, reflect these in our policies and act accordingly. We will be professional in our approach and hold up to date contracts with suppliers in support of our Safety Management System. In turn, we expect these organisations to act in accordance with our Key Principles as they reflect upon our reputation.

The places we visit

We select carefully the sites we visit, mindful of their relevance to the tour and the environmental impact of repeatedly visiting the same places. Our guide team will have the breadth of knowledge to visit less popular but equally relevant locations to minimise this impact. We will be mindful of all pertinent health and safety considerations and will engage in positive involvement with the organisations that look after and preserve these places.

The stories we tell

We will be careful in our delivery of information which will be accurate, consistent and pitched at the correct level. This applies to both our guides and the quality of supporting literature and booklets. We will maintain a respect for historical accuracy; keep abreast of the relevant current academic debates whilst delivering information in an engaging manner that is sensitive to the needs of the audience.

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About Us

Anglia Tours was formed in 1997 out of a desire to offer high-quality guided tours. Starting with day trips to the Somme battlefields, we have grown into one of the largest independent schools' history tours operators in the UK offering tours to locations across the UK and Ireland, Europe and America.

Since 2011 the company has been based near Colchester in Essex. Our Tour Coordinators, Reservations staff and Administrative support, along with the Anglia Management team, are based in offices in Charles House, the heart of the Anglia operation.

Anglia's team of almost 50 expert guides are based across the UK and now also mainland Europe. Our guide team includes individuals with years of experience in education, the armed forces and the police. So whether you are looking for a soldier’s perspective on the battlefields of France and Flanders or an academic approach for an A level tour to Berlin we have just the guide to meet your individual needs. We are confident that no other UK Schools' Tours Operator can match this commitment.

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Our Tours

What makes an Anglia tour different?

Most Operators offer essentially the same itinerary to each school, irrespective of the age of the students and what they are studying. An itinerary built around visits to the places they want to include. Whatever your students are studying, whether it's the First World War; Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany; ‘Injuries, treatment and the trenches on the Western Front’, or a host of other modules, we will provide you with a bespoke programme designed specifically to support your classroom-based teaching.
The fact that our guides remain with the group throughout the tour means we are able to offer programmes which enable schools to achieve more in less time. As an example, those who travel with us on a 1 day trip to Ypres will cover far more in a single day than most other operators will offer in 2 days.

That’s the Anglia Standard.

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