A tour abroad entails a lot of responsibility and good judgement by all travellers in the group. You will encounter differences in culture and habits. The following rules have been set out precisely to help manage these differences and to ensure a safe, pleasant and relaxed tour for all members of the group.
§ Stay in sub-groups
It is very important that your teacher and group leader is aware of your whereabouts throughout the tour. During your free time away from the main group you should always stay in small groups of minimum four students together, provided that you have the permission to leave the main group by your Group Leader. Be very clear about where you are going, your timings, with whom you are and when you are expected to return. Make sure that you have the address and phone number of your hotel and your Tour Manager on you at all times. Use free Wi-Fi in public places to update your group leader in the event of any changes.
§ Use and possession of alcohol and narcotic substances
Under no circumstances shall any student under the age of 21 drink any alcohol while on tour. If you break this rule you will be sent back home at your own expense. Parents will be consulted prior to any actions to discuss the situation. Any student in possession of and/or using any type of narcotic substance will be sent home and the expense of this will be covered by parents.
No weapons of any sort are allowed on tour. Weapons including, but not limited to souvenir knives of any kind are all forbidden to be carried on tour.
§ Student curfew
Students must be in their hotel rooms by midnight. Exceptions for curfew timings may occur when the Group Leader and/or a scheduled activity necessitates staying out later.
§ Vehicles on tour
It is strictly forbidden for students on tour to rent and/or use any type of motor driven vehicles.
§ Drones and flying objects
Travellers are not allowed to bring and/or use any type of drone or other remote controlled flying objects on tour.
§ Visiting family and friends
Should you wish to visit friends and/or family while on you must have have written permission from your parent and/or legal guardian prior to tour departure date. Your Group Leader must be informed, provide his/her consent to the visit and receive a copy of such written permission prior to the tour departure date.
§ Respect and courtesy
When on tour, be respectful and mindful of your fellow travellers. Always think about your own safety and wellbeing on tour. Please remember that what is OK for you, might not be OK for others, so please consider the group and your room mates and respect them by using good judgement and common sense. At all times, YOU are responsible for being on time and for your own belongings including luggage and valuables.
The rules listed above are considered minimum standard tour regulations for all student Lingo Tours. Your Group Leader will inform you of any specific rules and expectations required of your group.
Any serious misconduct and/or breaking of these basic rules may result in the student being sent home and parents will have to cover the costs of the return journey.