Sonas Travel

Why Sonas

Transparent Pricing

Our itinerary templates give a clear price, so you know exactly what you’re getting!

No “Ballpark” or “From” prices that don’t mean really mean anything. Very straight forward – if you choose the itinerary given, you know the price you’ll pay. Subject to availability of course, but at least you know where you stand from the off.

We book flights for you at cost – we don’t charge booking fees or commission. Flights aren’t included in sample pricing as flight prices can vary – by separating overall costs of the tour, it allows you to have a clear picture of what the price covers.

Our Price Guarantee

For our destinations, we guarantee the lowest price of any school tour operator, on a like for like basis.

Unique to school tour companies, we offer a like-for-like comparison service with no obligation to book. Show us what you’ve been quoted elsewhere and let us do the comparisons for you.

Simplicity

We make our itineraries as easy as possible for you to understand – if you want to make any alterations, we will advise and re-quote you accordingly.

Our custom-made Deposit Payment System (DPS) takes all the pressure off the organising teacher.

The “Basics on a Budget” concept

If you want to get a close-up view of a city’s highlights, but budget is key, ask us for our “Basics on A Budget” itinerary.

If we feel there’s a way for you to cut costs but yet still experience the essential sights and sounds of a destination, we’ll present that to you.

Back-Up Support

We offer a range of support services to you to give you ease of mind when making your booking:

  • 24/7 Back-up Support.
  • Industry-leading travel insurance cover. As standard for all our tours, we include Premier Plus cover – the highest level of cover available from Blue Insurance, Ireland’s leading travel insurance company.
  • Crisis Assist – In the unlikely event of an emergency or crisis situation abroad, our Crisis Assist cover helps you to deal with this.
  • Licensed and Bonded in Ireland by the Commission for Aviation Regulation.

Teacher Incentive Scheme

Every school tour company offers incentives, but usually in the form of an inspection tour – set dates and destinations that you might never use. Book a tour with Sonas and we offer you 3 options:

  • An upfront payment to allow you to choose your own getaway.
  • 3 nights (B&B) in the destination your school will be visiting.
  • Waive this scheme and we will deduct the equivalent amount from the school’s tour.

2022 Special:

For school tour tours booked for 2022, we are offering a €1,000 payment to the organising teacher – it’s our way of saying thank you for the work you have to do in your school to get the tour up and running.

There are a couple of conditions, but nothing unexpected:

  • Minimum tour size of 40 students
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Covering tours to: London / Barcelona / Madrid / Lake Garda / Rome / Krakow / Transylvania / Croatia

Teacher:Pupil Ratio

Our school tours come with an 8:1 pupil : teacher ratio as standard. No other school tour company offers better!

If you decide that you don’t need as many teachers with your group, we will reduce the cost per student on a pro-rata basis.

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