2023 feedback - latest comments

Gathering and analysing feedback is as important as organising a trip itself, and it’s honestly our favourite thing post-trip.

Especially during world-shaking events, it feels right to focus on the positives and once again realise how valuable our relationships with teachers are. Some teachers have been travelling with us since the beginning and some have only recently discovered TCBC. Yet all teachers are equally important and all opinions matter!

It’s always flattering when TCBC is compared favourably to other tour operators, but what is even more important is to be consistently comparing ourselves with who we were yesterday. So that’s the mission that we are on - providing schools with an even better service each year. Your feedback helps us to understand if we are achieving this target.

In our first full year since the pandemic, the challenge has been to ramp up our tours again whilst ensuring we are still providing the same quality service we have always been known for. Given the outstanding amount of superb feedback received, we believe we are firmly on the right track.

All feedback below is for tours departed after January 2023.

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres, Riga/Tallinn

"This year’s trip was as good as it gets - pure perfection and I would love to repeat the experience next year.”

Shimna Integrated College, Washington DC

"Thank you for all your help with our DC trip. The students absolutely loved it and didn’t want to leave! They really had a trip of a lifetime.
We did so much and yet had lots of time in the evenings to socialise with each other and relax. That said - I think we are all still recovering, especially the staff!"

The Bishop's Stortford High School, Berlin

"Just a quick note to say thank you so much for organising a fantastic trip to Berlin.
We arrived back yesterday, all exhausted, but having had an amazing time. We certainly crammed a lot in and that was largely down to your planning, flexibility and patience!
Best wishes to all at TCBC. I’ll be in touch again soon to start getting quotes for next year’s trip!”

Forest School, Iceland

"TCBC went well beyond expectations in organising our Geography trip to Iceland. As a school we've been before, but this trip was made more memorable for our students by their planning, flexibility and safe delivery. They were excellent and packed the itinerary to the brim; we were exhausted but geographically fulfilled and very happy."

Bede's School, Berlin

"Top tour package again by TCBC, great service and flexibility in the planning stages. Good to be back with TCBC after the Covid enforced break.”

Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar, Berlin

"Our Berlin trip was very efficiently organised with very good pre-trip support. The guides in Berlin were excellent, we visited an excellent variety of museums and our pupils really learned a lot.”

Calday Grange Grammar School, Tallinn

"Very helpful and accommodating service. Having extra support from the Director of the company during the trip was very helpful."

Harrow School, Tour of US East Coast Universities

"I am so pleased that TCBC has survived the covid pandemic and that our pupils can explore the world again! Thank you for organising yet another amazing trip for us! I look forward to working with TCBC again in the near future."

Three Rivers Academy, Berlin

"The tour exceeded my expectations. Very well organised, excellent communication with TCBC and good range of activities.”

Mill Hill School, Washington DC

"A well organised tour which fully engaged our pupils and enhanced their understanding of the curriculum."

Presdales School, Rome

"TCBC provided a very personalised service and always responded helpfully and promptly. They listened to what I wanted to include in the itinerary and put in extra effort to secure us tickets to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums which has become increasingly challenging post-Brexit. Thank you for a great trip."

Alder Grange School, Battlefields

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to TCBC for making our trip an unforgettable success. It was so nice to finally do an international trip post-COVID. The itinerary was brilliant, the hostel (and the food!) was fab. Even though the weather was quite wet, it did not dampen the mood of our pupils.
Our tour guide Paula was a fountain of knowledge, and finally Zoi, I owe you a big message of gratitude for doing much of the prep beforehand.”

Bristol Grammar School, Tallinn

"We all absolutely loved the Tallinn trip and everything went pretty smoothly. To my surprise, I do not find myself missing Russia at all and in fact returned from Tallinn a lot less shattered!
I think the fact that everything was more local made a huge difference. The pupils loved the trip, we have had some positive feedback and some rather lovely emails from parents. Thanks again for making this such a great trip for all involved and it makes me want to move to Tallinn permanently!"

”I’ve been using TCBC for so many years now and know what a good tour you always put together for us.”

Berkhamsted School, Munich/Berlin

"We had a truly brilliant time. Thank you for all your help and to Mila especially for her live support during the trip itself.”

"Supportive, adaptable and ambitious. Willing to cater to the most minor or major ideas and changes.”

MGS, Berlin

"TCBC really looked after our students and provided them with a unique opportunity to experience and understand German history at the sites where it all happened. This is really valuable and memorable at this formative stage in their education."

Queen Elizabeth’s School, Geneva

"We had an excellent experience working with you on this booking and will definitely contact you again for future trips. Anna was a great point of contact and she made everything very easy, even when our flight was cancelled."

Watford Grammar School for Boys, Berlin

"TCBC combines tailored itineraries with absolutely top class local guides and accommodation perfectly suited to our group - you can't go wrong"

"The tour met all our expectations of amazing sights, informative guides, excellent food and accommodation and a great visit overall."

Woodchurch High School, Berlin

"Following our highly successful and enjoyable trip with you last weekend to Berlin, I am really interested in doing a similar trip to Berlin next academic year. TCBC provided an excellent service, with a highly educational and engaging trip from start to finish. Both staff and pupils loved it and made memories for life. Thank you for a wonderful experience with our last trip.”

Salford City College, London

"Booking our tour with TCBC was a great decision, it was a fantastic experience, the company was in touch regularly and any amendments were dealt with swiftly, everything went like clockwork."

Greenhead College, Berlin/Nuremberg/Bamberg/Wurzburg

"From start to finish, help was at hand! Very easy to contact, support always available!"

Redmaids' HIgh School, Berlin

"I was very well supported by TCBC at every point prior to and during the trip to Berlin. Their travel arrangements and bookings of cultural artefacts worked seamlessly and communication with them was easy and immediate."

Mill Hill School, Cologne

"A small family company which provides an excellent personal service. You are looked after all the way."

Repton School, Battlefields

"The Battlefields Tour was superb and made so much more straightforward due to the organisation of it by TCBC.

Outwood Grange Academy , Berlin

"Thank you for an excellent trip. The communication before and during the trip was outstanding and the students and teachers left Berlin with a huge smile on their face."