Resource Type: Tour Experience

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What is the role of a Tour Director?

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A Tour Director will accompany your group 24 hours a day—from your group’s arrival until your departure (unless otherwise requested). The services of our Tour Director are exclusive to each group—they stay in the same hotels as you, eat dinner with you, and are available to…

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If the flight has been delayed and the group must spend an extra night, who pays?

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One of the many benefits of travelling with WorldStrides is that we handle all the details. In the event of a flight delay or cancelled flight, our Tour Central team kicks in to action. Tour Central, in conjunction with our Operations Team, will coordinate all…

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What’s included in the cost of the tour?

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Every tour is customised and what’s included may vary from trip to trip. A typical tour includes transportation (air or motorcoach), hotel accommodations, some meals, sightseeing activities and educational content. Tour Directors are usually included in our worldwide tours but not on all our European tours. All tours…

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Our school would like to arrange our own meetings and daily course content. Can you still work with us?

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Yes, we are flexible in arranging course content for your tour. We can customise tours to suit your needs and requirements.

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Will we travel with other schools?

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Most of our tours are private tours however if you don’t have enough students to run your own tour, you can join one of our Shared Perspectives tours with only six students. On these tours you will travel with other schools from all over the world….

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Will students room together?

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Students typically room with three other students (four students to a room) of the same gender. Many trips allow students to select their own roommates. Ultimate approval of all roommate selections rests with the Group Leader.

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When will we know our hotel information?

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Confirmed hotel information will be available 30 days prior to departure.

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What is the best way to carry money?

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Students carrying money should be advised to keep cash in a safe place such as a money belt or wallet in a secure pocket. Where possible, it is best for travellers to carry only what they may need for the day, and to secure the rest of…

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How much money is recommended for tipping internationally?

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Gratuities to your WorldStrides Tour Director and long distance tour bus driver (if applicable) are not included in the tour price. For a job well done, recommended tipping guidelines are as follows: Europe: 4 Euros per day for your Tour Director and 2 Euros per…

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Are meals for participants with dietary restrictions available?

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Students with special meal requirements will need to communicate these to WorldStrides and your Group Leader in advance. WorldStrides will make every effort to communicate special dietary restrictions requests or allergies to the restaurants where food is served on our trips. Despite our best efforts, though,…

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