Top to bottom:
Edinburgh Castle; Thorpe
Park; Trevi Fountain,
Accommodation and facilities
In Europe students are usually accommodated in 3 and 4-bedded rooms with en-suite
facilities and staff in single or twin rooms with en-suite facilities. We cannot guarantee that
all youth hostels will have en-suite facilities and students may be accommodated in 6 to
8-bedded rooms. Hostel accommodation is an option in some cities.
The duration of holidays is described in number of days and in all cases includes the day
of departure from the U.K. and the day of arrival back in the U.K.
There are no special health requirements or vaccinations required for any of the
destinations in this brochure. You may wish to obtain a copy of The Department of
Traveller’s Guide to Health
which is available at main post offices or by telephoning
0800 555 777
or online atwww.dh.gov.uk
The safety and security of your group is our first consideration. In the event of the Foreign
Office advising against travel to a certain country, we would act on this advice. However,
we do recommend that you check Foreign Office Travel Advice before you make a
booking. This can be found atwww.fco.gov.uk/travel
. Although we take every
precaution in looking after both you and your group on tour, the responsibility for your
group’s personal safety and welfare and the care of their possessions is the same as that
which is exercised whilst at home. Extra care should be taken when walking around cities,
especially at night and we recommend your group stay in well-lit, populated areas. It is
also wise to avoid carrying valuables or wearing expensive jewellery.
These should be advised on your passenger list, which will be issued once you have
decided to make a booking. Although we shall endeavour to meet special requests, this is
dependent on our suppliers and we cannot guarantee that your requirements will be met.
Requests for extra legroom on aircraft are so frequently requested that it is unlikely to be
available in most circumstances. Unfortunately we cannot accept any booking that is
conditional upon a special request being met.
When requesting vegetarian meals or special diets, it should be appreciated that standard
and choice is likely to be limited.
Medical conditions and disabilities
Please let us know if you or anyone in your party suffers from a serious medical condition
or physical disability before a booking is made. We cannot provide individual assistance
with boarding coaches or other forms of transport, baggage handling, walking or other
personal requirements, etc. You should be confident that everyone in your group can do
these tasks unaided. We are happy to give advice and assistance with the choice of your
tour, which will be dependent upon the nature of the disability and whether an able-
bodied companion will be accompanying the person with the disability. Some suppliers
may request certification from a GP to confirm fitness for travel. We regret that we
cannot be held liable for any costs incurred as a result of this.
Privacy and data
We want everyone to enjoy touring with us. However, anyone with a medical condition
or disability or a dietary/religious requirement must be aware that information supplied to
us will be passed to other companies and persons who supply the various parts of our
travel arrangements. We will not, however, pass this information to any party not
responsible for your group’s travel arrangements.
For your own peace of mind, we insist that all groups travelling on our School Battlefield
and Education Tours are covered by travel insurance and we will require basic details
about the school’s insurance policy.
Forth Rail Bridge