Educational Travel Services

Are members of your teaching staff planning a school trip this year? If so, let us help.

Together we will custom design all your educational travel requirements, to the unique and specific needs of your school. We offer complete or partial planning of every detail required for day trips for your school band or sports teams to full week and longer trips to national and international destinations.

By utilizing the strong and professional team of Absolute Travel and Education Matters, you alleviate the time requirements and stress of planning and organizing your travel requirements, which will allow you and your staff the ability to focus on teaching.

To arrange for us to assist in your travel planning, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or phone 902-455-0886 .Also ask about our fund raising assistance programs and staff discounts on personal and group travel.

Reference Testimonial

My name is Candace Allan.  I have been the on-site coordinator for the past 3 Grade 9 Trips at Ridgecliff Middle School.  It is a privilege for me to write this letter of reference for Fred Mack of Absolute Travel.  Fred has provided excellent customer service throughout the entire trip experience.  From the initial planning, dealing with parents, student concerns, trip excursions and the travel arrangements, Fred has been extremely helpful and easy to work with. The staff and students who have participated in previous Grade 9 Trips have often commented on how impressed they were with the variety of experiences provided on the itinerary and that Fred took part in all of our activities and excursions.  I speak on behalf of all Ridgecliff staff when I say that Fred was a pleasure to work and interact with on the Toronto trips.  Personally, I am thankful to be working closely with someone who has made the process of organizing and running a large school trip without too much stress! We look forward to another successful trip to Toronto in June 2016 and school trips in the future!

Candace Allan, BKin, Bed, MEd., Grade 9 Trip Coordinator

Sample Itinerary,

The following are samples only, as each educational trip is individually structured to ensure the teachers & students specific educational requests are met.

Toronto School Trip
4 Days
Wednesday to Saturday


Niagara Falls6:30 am - Meet at Halifax airport for flight to Toronto
8:50 am - Flight Departs for Toronto
10:12 am - Flight Arrives in Toronto
10:45 am - Coaches pick up students
11:00 am - Coaches take group to Niagara Falls
12:30 pm - Lunch on own on Clifton Hill
2:30 PM - Niagara’s Fury
3:45 PM - Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruise
4:30 PM - Group walks to Boston Pizza for dinner (25 Game tokens per person included)
7:00 PM - Coaches depart for Hotel – Sheraton Toronto Center
8:30 PM - Check into Hotel.


Toronto Zoo9:00 am - Coaches take group to Toronto Zoo.
1:00 PM - Coach departs Zoo.
2:00 PM - Shopping at Eaton Center.
4:30 PM - Group walks to hotel to change for dinner.
6:00 PM - Group walks to Hard Rock Café, for group Dinner.
8:00 PM - Coaches return to hotel.




Wonderland10:00 am - Visit and Explore the Hockey Hall of Fame
12:00 PM - Lunch at Mandarin Buffet
1:30 PM - Group departs for Canada’s Wonderland.
9:00 PM - Group returns to hotel.



Blue Jays9:30 am - Check out of Hotel.
10:00 am - Visit Ripley’s Aquarium
12:00 PM - Enter Toronto Rogers Centre
1:00 PM - Watch the Toronto Blue Jays play
4:30 PM - Coaches Depart for Airport
5:00 PM - Check in at Airport
7:15 PM - Return Flight departs for Halifax
10:19 PM - Return Flight arrives in Halifax.


Full buffet breakfast Served Daily 7:30 – 8:30

Montreal – Quebec School Trip
5 Days
Wednesday to Sunday


7:00 am - Coach arrives at School for pick up.
7:30 am - Motor coach leaves from School lot.
5:00 PM - Group dinner at Cage Aux Sport – Riveire Du Loop
10:00 PM - Arrive at hotel – Super 8 – Lachenaie


Notre Dame9:00 am - Ascend to the top of Olympic Tower.
9:30 am - Tour the Biodome
10:30 am - Visit the Botanical Garden and Insectarium.
1:00 PM - 20-minute Guided tour of Notre Dame Basilica.
2:00 PM - Depart for shopping in underground City.
6:00 PM - Depart for dinner.
6:30 PM - Group Buffet Dinner at Jacques Cartier Pier
8:30 PM - Embark on the MV Transit for a Disco Cruise




9:00 am - Group Checks out of hotel.
10:00 am - Arrive at La Ronde Amusement Park.
4:00 PM - Leave La Ronde and head to Quebec City.
7:00 PM - Group Dinner at the Sugar Shack.
9:30 PM - Check into Quebec City Hotel – Super 8 – Ste Foy.


Montmorency9:00 am - Guided Tour of Quebec City. Visit the Plains of Abraham, explore the old fort, walled City and experience the History of the Old City.
11:30 am - Lunch on your own in Old Quebec City
1:00 PM - Depart for Beaupre.
2:00 PM - Visit the Albert Gillis Copper Museum and create your own copper piece.
3:30 PM - Take a cable car to the top and explore Montmorency Falls.
5:00 PM - Dinner at the Buffet of Continents.
6:40 PM - Experience a 90 minute Ghost Walk of Old Quebec City.
9:30 PM - Return to Hotel.



6:00 am - Final Breakfast and check out.
7:00 am - Depart for home
3:00 PM - Stop in Fredericton for group dinner. – Diplomat - Buffet
8:00 PM - Approximate time of arrival back at school.

Breakfast served daily at 7:30 – 8:30 am