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Tours 4 Schools FAQ's

Below you'll find a list of questions that we are frequently asked by teachers and school trip organisers. If you have a question not listed below or you would just like more information on our school tours then contact us and one of our school tour managers will be happy to help. You can call FREE on 0800 0433887 or e-mail us at info@tours4schools.co.uk

Where do i start? Organising a school tour or trip whether in the UK or abroad can be a daunting task for even the most experienced teacher. At Tours 4 Schools our staff can give you as much help and advice as you need. From organising the right travel and accommodation packages with sports, activities, educational visits to the important matters of insurance, LEA guidelines, risk assesments and payment protection. Have a look at the questions below for a guide then call one of our friendly school tour managers for free on 0800 0433887 and we will be happy to help.

What kind of tour do i want? If you haven't made up your mind as to where you want to go, how long for or what kind of tour you want (Educational/Leisure/Sports) then have think about the following questions.

  • What subject/year group/sports team is the tour for?
  • Have they been on tour before?
  • What do you want them to gain from the tour? (teambuilding, knowledge, fun etc.)
  • Do you have a budget in mind?
  • How long do you want to go for?
  • Does the tour have to coincide with school holiday dates?
  • How many people might go on the tour.
  • How do you want to get to your destination, coach travel or flights?

All of the above questions will impact on your choice of destination, tour package and price and are a good starting point.

How can Tours 4 Schools help? Tours 4 Schools is a specialist school tour operator with dedicated, knowledgable staff who can help schools all over the UK and from abroad to organise school trips, tours and any travel packages for school groups. We can create a tour around your requirements and help to save you time, effort and money. From a geogrpahy field trip to Barcelona to a school sports tour to South Africa we have the knowledge of the travel industry and understanding of school requirements to organise the tour you want.

How do i know i'm getting value for money with Tours 4 Schools? Tours 4 Schools is a division of Tours 4 ltd, the school tours and group travel specialists. We send thousands of people on tour every year and as a result we get excellent rates with hotels, coach companies, airlines and attractions which mean that we can save you money on your school tour.

I've got another quote from a school tour operator, can Tours 4 Schools beat it? We know our prices are competitive because we're constantly comparing them with packages from other school tour operators. If you want us to try and beat a quote that you've got then send a copy to us and we'll try to save you money on your tour. Most school tour operators are reliable and trustworthy but make sure you check what the package includes and find out about the company. Do they offer FREE places for teachers? Are they a fully insured school tour operator? Will your tour money be safe with them? Is the advice they are offering appropriate? At Tours 4 Schools we offer a FREE place ratio of 1:10 for teachers (or more if required), we offer full payment protection, Tours 4 Schools is a fully insured school tour operator and we can offer school travel insurance with Endsleigh to all pupils.

How do i book a trip with Tours 4 Schools?

  • Contact Us for a tailor-made quote and to talk through your tour options
  • We'll send you your quote with an information pack, booking form and terms and conditions
  • Fill in the booking form and return the required deposits (Normally £50 - £100 per person)
  • Make the final payment 8 weeks before the tour
  • Relax we'll organise your tour and help you with the administration.

What have previous school groups said about Tours 4 Schools? We're very proud of our school tours and the way our staff deal with school groups. If you want to find out what previous teachers and pupils have said about our tours then have a look at our school tour testimonials section. Click Here.

What about insurance? Having the right kind of insurance is essential for your school group. Most LEA and school guidelines require all pupils and teachers on school trips have travel insurance. At Tours 4 Schools we also require all groups travelling with us to have the right level of insurance for their tour. If you already have travel insurance then please send us a copy of the policy documents. Alternatively we can include travel insurance for teachers and pupils on your tour. Tours 4 Schools works with Endsleigh Insurance who offer great value comprehensive insurance cover for all school groups.

How do i know my tour money is safe with Tours 4 Schools? Tours 4 Schools is a reputable school tour operator. All flight bookings with Tours4 are ATOL protected. Tours 4 ltd is a retail agent for International Sports Tours, ATOL number 10046. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom . Visit www.atol.org.uk for more information.

In accordance with the package travel, package tours regulations 1992 all passengers booking with Tours 4 ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Tours 4 ltd. A certificate detailing this cover will be given to each and every passenger as evidence of cover. Please ensure that you have been given the appropriate certificate at the time of booking. This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through IGI Insurance Company Limited.

Can you help with school risk assesments? Risk Assesments for school tours are an important part of your responsibility as a teacher or tour organiser. Every school or LEA has different requirements for teachers. We aim to help you complete your risk assesment obligations, giving you as much help as possible. We can also arrange Inspection visits for in-resort risk assesments depending on your tour requirements.

Can you help with Tour Fundraising? A little bit of fundraising goes a long way. Whether you want to raise funds to subsidise the tour cost or raise a little extra money for tour kit we can help you meet your fundraising target. We have a fundraising sheet that we can send out to you once you have booked your tour. We've compiled a list of the most effective fundraising ideas for you to try.

Can you organise tour kit and clothing for our school tour? Tours 4 Schools have chosen to work with Kukri Sports to supply our touring teams with sports kit and accesories if required. Tour kit is a great memento of your tour and also helps to ensure that your pupils are easily recognised. Contact Us and we'll put you in touch with your regional Kukri Representative who will be able to meet you and discuss your requirements.

What are your terms and conditions? Our terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

For any other questions or more information on our school tours and school travel arrangements contact Tours 4 Schools on 0800 0433887 or e-mail info@tours4schools.co.uk


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