For thirty years we have provided outstanding field trips, with most of our clients returning year after year. Just ask any teacher who has traveled with us before and they will tell you that they were satisfied well beyond their expectations. With the high quality of service we provide, you will be surprised how affordable our trips are for your students.
As a middle school science teacher, I take our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on field trips every year. Some of these are day trips and some are overnight. I have used Holbrook Field Trips since 2009 and can always depend on a first class trip. As a teacher, I tell them where we want to go, the dates and the attractions we would like to visit. They professionally plan the trip and all I have to do is look after my kids and work with the Holbrook director to meet our buses and appointments on time. The professional director takes care of all the logistics and I never have to worry with writing checks, room accommodations, booking of buses, meals and all of the entire trip. We are always put in first class hotels, reliable and safe buses, excellent restaurants and great attractions. They take all of the pressure off of the teachers. I can’t imagine not using them and their professional services.
Middle School Science Teacher
Clover Garden Charter School
Burlington, North Carolina
I have been planning trips with Holbrook Field Trips for 8 years. The planning process is so smooth and they have someone dedicated to your trip every step of the way. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and terrific with my middle school students. I have been contacted over the years by other tour companies but have never considered switching because I know I will never get the level of service and attention to detail from another company.
8th grade/Math 1 Teacher
AIG Math Chair
Hickory Ridge Middle School
I am proud to say I have worked with Holbrook Tour Group for 11 years. Every year I take my 8th graders to Washington, DC - Eight as a teacher and three as an administrator. Group tours are usually synonymous with big buses and camera-clicking tourists, but with Holbrook it is so much more. It truly is an educational experience. Even after living in DC for 15 years, I still learn something every visit. My students come back from the trip with wonderful memories, and parents always share how impressed they are with the trip.
Holbrook offers a great experience and will tailor the tour to meet educational needs of your group. For example, as an all-female leadership school, we request that our students have an opportunity learn from women leaders. Holbrook has connections and has arranged for our students to visit the Wilson Center and hear from the Director of the Global Women's Leadership Initiative. They also made sure to highlight any outstanding women leaders and notable achievements at all the venues we visited.
Other benefits to using Holbrook is the knowledgeable tour guides, the cost, and safety.
They have a great reputation, and I trust them to lead the way.
Margaret Sibert Feldman
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
Wake County Public School System
Holbrook Field Trips truly is the best. I have had the pleasure of working with them for the past six years and they have made our Washington, D.C. trip more than I could have imagined. I first worked with Holbrook as a student teacher and was amazed at how much I learned and experienced on the trip. When I became a teacher and began planning our first trip to D.C., I knew exactly who to call. From the very start, the staff at Holbrook handle everything… I mean everything. They help present the information to the parents, create the itinerary, organize transportation, plan meals with included meal vouchers, provide the most well-versed and knowledgeable tour guides, and so much more. As a teacher, we do very little in regards to trip organization. While on the trip, teachers handle student behavior and organization of chaperones. That is about it. Everything else is in the hands of Holbrook. I can’t recommend them enough to school and educators planning out of town field trips.
Brittany Bedford, M.Ed.
Fifth Grade Teacher
North Ridge Elementary School
I just want to pass along my thanks for the way our Washington DC trip went this past spring. From the office staff who planned a fun and educational trip to the Tour Director who ensured that everything went smoothly, not a detail was left to chance. As a veteran educator who knows the power of field trips, I have struggled over recent years to keep up with the paperwork and logistical challenges of planning a field trip. Holbrook Field Trips made the trip so effortless, freeing me up to enjoy the opportunity to learn with my students in our nation's capital. Thank you for creating an experience that my students and I will remember for years to come!
Paul Cancellieri, NBCT
Rolesville Middle School
Over the course of the past 20 years, I have organized and participated in dozens of 4th and 5th grade field trips as both a teacher and an assistant principal. Four years ago, I began working with Holbrook when they organized our 5th grade trip to Washington. As the assistant principal, I worked very closely with Tony and the Holbrook team through the entire process. I can honestly attest that it was, hands-down, the best company I had ever used. The trip cost was FAR less expensive than any company with whom I worked with previously and the trip was thoroughly planned, better organized and more engaging for the students! Moreover, it was their quick thinking and problem-solving on the trip that floored me!
During our trip, Congress and the government abruptly “shut down” resulting inall Smithsonian museums closing four hours early. On previous trips, things like this would have resulted in chaos (imagine 100 ten and eleven-year old’s in Washington DC without anything to do), but Holbrook had us immediately redirected and engaged in other activities as if it was part of the itinerary from the beginning! It was the smoothest trip I had ever been part of & the parents still talk about how great it was today.
When I was part of opening a new school the following year, I brought Holbrook with me to organize both a 4th and 5th grade trip. Every trip has been just as good, if not better than the year before. This year, when I made the decision to leave administration to go back and teach 5th grade, Ibrought Holbrook along. I’m thrilled to say that my class will now be traveling to Washington, DC in April, 2018! I would highly recommend Holbrook and hope to work with them for years to come.
David Cox Elementary School
We had a great time on the trip! Our students are still talking about it! Our trip couldn't have run more smoothly. The bus drivers were very professional and friendly, our tour guide was very upbeat and helpful, and the staff at Fort Caswell did a great job! Thank you for putting it together for us!
5th Grade Teacher
Alston Ridge Elementary Wake County
If you have any questions about using Holbrook Tours, please feel free to contact me. This is our school's third year using them, and our experience was absolutely fantastic!!!
Highland R Academy CMS
Oh yes, about the trip to the coast please know that it was all that the kids were talking about. Some of those kids had never been on a beach before! We definitely appreciate your tour company and the attention to detail! Everything was handled in such a professional manner! We enjoy working with you and your company, and look forward to many years of successful field trips!!
David Cox Road Elementary School CMS
As a six grade science teacher and Team Leader at Culbreth Middle School in Chapel Hill N.C. we have used Holbrook Tours for the last 6 years. Why? Because they are so caring and listen to our needs and find just the right accommodations for us.. We have always had top-notch accommodations for over-night stays as well as a tour director on board to assist with any changes or issues, which might occur. The kids LOVE the trips and parents have been really satisfied with their students' responses to the experiences. Our annual trip is our team's calling card and rising sixth graders always look forward to our new adventures. I couldn’t imagine using any other tour company. Holbrook Tours is caring, insightful and most of all, dependable. We're already looking forward to the next big adventure with them!!!
Culbreth Middle School
Chapel Hill-Carboro City Schools