WIth the summer season set to begin in less than a month and April set to arrive again as traditionally our busiest month of the year, we are proud to announce the unveiling of brand new guided tour routes aimed specifically at groups of students.
We have been working for months to design, avaluate, and implement a series of new programmes for students, an endeavour that has seen us create new tours (like the Central City and West Walking Tours) as well as expand the range of what we can offer by combining our bike and walking tours with entry into local attractions, monuments, and musuems.
The goal in all this, of course, is to continue in the realisation of our goal to consistently provide educational, informative, and engaging experiences to students from around the world. We believe the best experience a trip to London provides is one that takes a fun, friendly, and informative approach, and that combines traditional sightseeing with a widening of students' understanding of the culture, history, and people (famous or otherwise) that make our big city such a unique and incredible place to live.
That's why our new range of school group programmes gives the students and teachers a much greater selection to choose from, to fit the educational needs or interests of a specific group, and to target the georgraphical area in London that they are most interested in as a whole.
A couple of examples of some new additions into our new and improved canon are the Old Town Tour with entry to Tower Bridge, and the Love London Tour with entry to the Handel and Hendrix Museum. We're also offering a prgoramme where students will spend an hour with one of our bicycle mechanics learning how to fix a puncture, before taking to the streets for our guided Classic Bicycle Tour, where there's a small chance they'll get the opportunity to put their new skills into action!
We have also introduced five hour programmes, which extend the length of what we regularly offer and are designed to give the most complete, immersive experience we provide for students. On a five hour programme, students can combine a Royal Parks tour of London's most stunning and expansive inner-city green spaces with a trip to either the Science Musuem, Victoria & Albert Museum, or the National History Museum. Other routes offer entry to the Tate Modern and Imperial War Museum, respectively.
Speaking to the media yesterday, London Bicycle Tour Company Director Rob Graham lauded the amount of work put in by his small team over the past few months in getting this project off the ground, and hailed the impact it would have in providing teachers with more accessible and educational options when planning school trips.
"These new routes and packages tailored directly towards students travelling from abroad and elsewhere in England will revolutionise the way school trips are planned and catered for in London and beyond. I'm hugely excited that we are launching this and cannot wait to start seeing more and more happy groups of students riding through London with us".
For more information about these routes, how to book, and for videos and online brochures with our full catalogue, click here.