On Tour
What You Need
To Know
Pam Farmer, Group Leader
Susan McGann, Group Leader
• Arrange bus to airport
• Check passports
• Be early
• Check in
• Count students before
entering security
• Stress no jok...
Everyone
should
always be
with a
buddy
Everyone
should
always carry
a hotel card
with them
Hand out hotel cards as
soon as you arrive at
each hotel!
Collect tips before
you leave the USA!
What Is Not Included
$ Beverages
$ Free time activities
$ Spending money
$ Gratuities
$ Optional excursions
$ Lunch
$ Snac...
Forms You’ll Want to Prepare
 Sign out sheets
 Rooming Lists
 Health Forms
 Permission slips
 Alcohol permission slip...
Day 2: Madrid- Visit the capital of Spain and some of Pam, Elizah, Hannah and
Joe’s favorite haunts like historic places, ...
SIGNOUTSHEET
ROOMLIST
To Drink or Not To Drink?
• We recommend that chaperones
not drink on duty
• Check with your school to see their
alcohol p...
Bed Check 101:
“Why is Mary in Jimmy’s
room?”• Make sure that there are at least one, but hopefully two,
chaperones on dut...
Possible Stressful Situations
What if:
Hold on to the
passports if you
don’t want to
spend a day in
the embassy!!!!
• One ...
On Tour Group Leader Etiquette
• Meet with the other group leaders the first afternoon on
the trip with the TD.
• Come to ...
Remember to be
flexible, fair and
fun!
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  1. 1. On Tour What You Need To Know Pam Farmer, Group Leader Susan McGann, Group Leader
  2. 2. • Arrange bus to airport • Check passports • Be early • Check in • Count students before entering security • Stress no jokes about bombs Departure: You are on your way!
  3. 3. Everyone should always be with a buddy Everyone should always carry a hotel card with them
  4. 4. Hand out hotel cards as soon as you arrive at each hotel! Collect tips before you leave the USA!
  5. 5. What Is Not Included $ Beverages $ Free time activities $ Spending money $ Gratuities $ Optional excursions $ Lunch $ Snacks
  6. 6. Forms You’ll Want to Prepare  Sign out sheets  Rooming Lists  Health Forms  Permission slips  Alcohol permission slips ( if applicable)  Business cards
  7. 7. Day 2: Madrid- Visit the capital of Spain and some of Pam, Elizah, Hannah and Joe’s favorite haunts like historic places, French fry bars and cave bars where we will sing Karaoke and eat tapas. Day 3: Madrid– guided sightseeing tour, Reina Sophia Art Museum which houses the famous Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Optional: Flamenco evening. Day 4: Travel to Burgos by way of Segovia. See the Alcazar where Columbus asked Isabella for the money to travel to America. Also see an original Roman aqueduct. Moving on to Burgos we will visit the cathedral and see some artifacts from El Cid, the greatest Spanish warrior and also see where Isabella and Ferdinand welcomed back Columbus from his trip to the New World. Day 5: Bilbao- sightseeing tour and tapas Basque style with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum. This is a modern and contemporary art museum. Day 6 : Excursion to San Sebastian. A seaside town in the very north of Spain. The queens of Spain summer here. Just beautiful. Day 7: Visit Pamplona on the way to Barcelona. This is the sight of the famous running of the bulls. Arrive in Barcelona and enjoy the city by night. Day 8: Guided sight seeing tour of Barcelona. Walking tour of Gaudi’s sights.
  8. 8. SIGNOUTSHEET
  9. 9. ROOMLIST
  10. 10. To Drink or Not To Drink? • We recommend that chaperones not drink on duty • Check with your school to see their alcohol policy • Your alcohol permission form may not be adequate to protect you in a court of law
  11. 11. Bed Check 101: “Why is Mary in Jimmy’s room?”• Make sure that there are at least one, but hopefully two, chaperones on duty each evening • Leave the sign-out sheet at the hotel desk • On duty chaperones should maintain a visible presence • Don’t give students any more than two hours of free time • Be firm about curfew • Set limits and stick to them • Check their rooms at curfew and talk to them to make sure they are sober • Don’t go to your room until there is quiet on all floors • Don’t be shocked if night time is a pain in the neck • Praise them on the bus in the morning if all went well • Remember that you are working and not on vacation
  12. 12. Possible Stressful Situations What if: Hold on to the passports if you don’t want to spend a day in the embassy!!!! • One of your travelers gets pick pocketed • You lose a student • Someone’s passport is expired when you get to the airport • Someone has to stay behind because they are sick • There is an emergency situation at home or abroad • Something is broken in the hotel • A traveler is late for the bus • If you get sick • Luggage gets lost • A student misbehaves • Homesick student • A passport is stolen • An ATM card does not work
  13. 13. On Tour Group Leader Etiquette • Meet with the other group leaders the first afternoon on the trip with the TD. • Come to a common understanding of the different groups and their rules. • WATCH YOUR KIDS! They are your responsibility not anyone else’s. • Make sure IPod buds are out of their heads and that they are not talking when the TD is talking on the bus. • You are the leader so be a leader. You set the tone and the kids follow your lead.
  14. 14. Remember to be flexible, fair and fun!

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