TCBC exists to help teachers provide a whole world of memorable learning outside of the classroom. We have years of experience planning inspiring, fun and educational tours.

Our story

We are a family business combining a strong educational and travel background in Russia together with vast experience of planning and leading school tours.

We began life as Russian City Breaks in 2005 unintentionally but happily focussing on the niche market of organising educational school tours to Russia. Teachers, delighted with our services, began to ask if we could organise trips to other destinations, and we have since been gradually adding new destinations to our portfolio. The huge success of these tours led to our rebranding and TCBC School Tours was born from our registered name - The City Break Company.

Year on year we continue to grow steadily and confidently, with more and more schools choosing TCBC. We are a market leader in customised educational school tours and currently take more schools to Russia than any other tour operator.

Your customer experience with us is paramount. We believe it is important you know who you are working with and who is responsible for organising your tour. We therefore make every effort to visit schools and meet the teachers who place their trust in TCBC.

We want to work together with you for many years to come and will do all we can to ensure you and your students enjoy the trip of a lifetime with us. We look forward to organising your next school trip!

Meet our team

Our dedicated team is on hand to offer help and advice at every stage. Here you can get to know us a little better...

Our Clients

Hundreds of schools from all over the world have entrusted us with their tours. It doesn’t matter where your school is located - we can organise your trip. We'll be happy to provide you with references and feedback from teachers who have run similar school trips.

Our Guides

In our opinion, the most important element of your trip is your guide. We spend a lot of time allocating guides and deciding who should work with which group. Our local guides are definitely a big asset of ours and are sure to make your tour a big success.

TCBC Educational Advisor

School tours are first and foremost educational experiences. It's important that your tour meets your learning objectives and relates to your curriculum. TCBC School Tours works closely with our Educational Advisor, Ruth Tarrant, to provide you with detailed and relevant curriculum links.

Social responsibility

As TCBC's success is so inextricably linked to Russia and to providing fantastic opportunities to young people, we feel it important to give something back to those less fortunate.

Our chosen charity

We proudly support the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund (ROOF) by making a contribution from every tour

Personal growth

ROOF’s main goal is to provide opportunities for personal growth for orphans in Russia

Ability to change lives

The people at ROOF do fantastic work by providing the orphans with the tools to change their own lives

TCBC have been simply the best organised, knowledgeable and effective tour company I've travelled with in 20 years. I would recommend them wholeheartedly to any teacher considering a foreign visit.

Phil Stott, Head of History & Politics
Ryde School