tours for the creative mind
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Tours for the creative mind.
Themes for the curious kind.
Join us on our journey!



About us

Amsterdam based Lingo Tours is a tour operator specializing in customized, personalized tours for groups of students and adults. We work under the simple motto: deliver what you are proud of. We make sure that our groups receive high quality and value for each and every tour budget.
We have a broad network of experienced Tour Managers- specialists in providing high-quality themed tours in history, culinary, performing arts, European languages, arts and culture. We are able to pair you with an expert Tour Manager in almost any field and geographic area.

Johan Scherstén during an interview at Language Show Live in London
Performing arts group in Salzburg

A performing arts group in Salzburg, the hometown of Mozart.

A group visiting the Olympic stadium in Barcelona

Our team and values

The Lingo Tours team is a diverse international group of professionals who are passionate about travel. Johan Scherstén, the founder of Lingo Tours, has over seventeen years of experience in the travel industry and has also lived and worked in several different countries across the globe. Johan leads some tours and is always your contact throughout the tour production process.
Lingo Tours promotes multiculturalism with a passion for travel, languages, history, the arts and the extraordinary benefits of intercultural exchange. Personal service and attention to detail are of utmost importance to us. Our strength is in our local knowledge with customization to ensure the perfect tour for you. Our small structure means we can stay flexible and adaptable to create the best tour possible.
Bimhuis in Amsterdam

A concert in Amsterdam at the best jazz venue in town; Bimhuis.

Our expert guides covering large topics and also pointing out "the small" differences.

Your Tour Manager will always share knowledge about everything from cultural do's and don'ts to history and politics.

We are Lingo Tours!

Tours for the creative mind

The creative mind meets challenges and welcomes new experiences; Lingo Tours is here to create with you! You might want to embark on a cultural language tour through France or Italy to gain language skills and get a taste of the European life?
Or maybe you are a school or university leader with a specific interest that you wish to explore in some of the most beautiful and iconic places on earth? Either way, you will thrive and be several experiences richer. Are you the creative and curious kind? If so, Lingo Tours is for you!

Our key beliefs

The fact is: our tours are not really ours, they are yours. Our aim is to create unforgettable moments. We want you to have fun, on your tour.
  • Local knowledge and attention to detail
  • Customization and flexibility towards our clients
  • We hand pick our suppliers to ensure the highest quality
  • Cultural involvement to give you real life experiences

Cultural Involvement

While on tour you will be introduced to cultural activities and local practices to experience authentic life.

Meet the Lingo Tours team

Lisa Howard
Operations & Marketing Manager
Growing up in sunny Australia before moving across the ditch to New Zealand, Lisa is now making the most of the British passport and living in Europe. Her passion for travel has seen her adventure through over 35 countries - and counting! Professionally, she's been working as a Marketing Advisor and Consultant for the last 6 years and now brings her dedication and enthusiasm to Lingo Tours, helping to achieve the best results for all customers across the board.
Michelle Erickson
Client Service Manager
Michelle has led many tours and is well-accustomed to the challenges and thrills that arise in preparation for, and during a tour. Her experience as an educator gives her insight as to what is important for students and teachers. History, culture, and the arts are close to her heart, and she loves to create opportunities for students to see the world in new ways.
Helen Sheehan
Tour Manager & Tour Designer
Helen has been leading educational tours for 23 years for both adults and students. She harmonizes her work on the road with a successful career as a documentary photographer. She has exhibited her work across many capitals of Europe and Asia. If you want to embark on a customized art or photography tour, Helen is the right person for you!  
Terry Dougherty
Tour Manager & Tour Designer
Terry has been leading educational tours for 26 years for both adults and students. He is an actor, a jack-of-all-trades, and a walking "Encyclopaedia Britannica" of tourism whom everybody in the industry knows. If you are on tour with Terry, you are in good hands!
Marian Jenkins
Head of language training
Marian has over 35 years' experience as a language teacher and corporate trainer. She is a keen traveler and loves to experience new cultures. Marian lived in multiple countries across Europe while teaching languages. She is one outgoing and fun character!    
Johan Scherstén
Managing Director
The founder and general manager of Lingo Tours, Johan, has over seventeen years of experience in the travel industry: leading tours and running operations. Johan has a zeal for travel, cultures and people. Over the past two decades he has lived and worked in all corners of the world- from Tokyo to Tanzania, Paris to Paramaribo. With his comprehensive experience, Johan knows what it takes to make our clients happy.      
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom

Our hand-picked suppliers

We make sure to know our suppliers. We work with high standard hotels and restaurants, centrally located, with a personal service and friendly touch. Style of Accommodation depends upon whether it is a student or adult travel group. You will experience everything from contemporary city style to countryside warmth. Meals will always incorporate the local specialties and delicacies from the region. All our local guides are the best available in their area.

Customized Tours

We make it personal

Create your own themed tour to the destinations that you want and with the hotels that you like! We make everything personal for your group. Let us know what you have in mind and we will create it. Did you know that with Lingo Tours it doesn’t cost you anything extra to create your own tour? So, go ahead and paint the picture and we will do the puzzle.
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