Presentation on theme: "SCHOOL TRIPS TO ITALY AND GREECE. Careful preparation compliance with school/LEA guidelines use reputable tour operators licensed by ATOL (Air Travel."— Presentation transcript:
Careful preparation compliance with school/LEA guidelines use reputable tour operators licensed by ATOL (Air Travel Organisers Licence) exploratory visit consult other schools compare the different tour operators organise tour yourself a years work?
Staffing school will dictate this, depending on numbers, age and gender choose accompanying staff carefully allocate jobs carefully ideally, one member of staff should be able to speak the language
Preparing the pupils background information language money, food and drink phones emergency procedures code of conduct culture (dress codes, body language) smoking, alcohol, drugs
Briefing for parents 1 purpose and dates of visit modes of travel (approved coach firm) accommodation details of cost insurance details (school) health and safety, medical matters standards of behaviour
Briefing for parents 2 remote supervision evening activities swimming kit list contact details a) away b) at school special needs collect on time
Paperwork (to be taken) group list, photographs travel tickets, passports, visas and copies parental consent forms, medical forms, European Health Insurance Card contact details accommodation details insurance arrangements details of local medical services, consulate
Paperwork (to be left at school/with EVC) group list copies of parental consent forms, medical forms contact details accommodation details insurance arrangements risk assessment
During the visit issue pupils with appropriate details of hotel, staff phone numbers, etc. establish system for identifying pupils establish a clear emergency procedure issue clear instructions especially regarding free time, timings, meeting places
Budget tour price transport (coach to and from airport in England) insurance (your school insurance may cover this) admission fees (if not included) –(a letter on school headed note paper will get you free entry to sites in Greece) extra staff?, staff lunches contingency, treats
What does the price include? spouse/child concessions number of staff free places full/half board accommodation insurance air/coach airport taxes entrance fees rep or courier free inspection visit
Tips sight see in the morning, travel in the afternoon negotiate with tour operator (all three companies claim that tours can be tailor- made to suit the specific needs of individual groups) be nice to coach driver see something new each time look at other schools itineraries
Questions how big should the party be? single sex or a joint venture? how easy is it to organise the tour myself? should I take girls to Italy? to guide or not to guide? what if they are not Classicists? how long should we go for?
EVENING ACTIVITIES slide show diary writing meal out Greek dancing/Roman soldier son et lumière Easter/local celebrations
WHERE TO GO IN GREECE Athens Delphi Olympia, Bassae Mycenae, Tiryns, Nemea, Argos, Epidauros Corinth Cape Sounion, Eleusis Saronic Islands (Aegina, Poros, Hydra) Sparta, Pylos, Sphacteria
Sample itinerary for Greece Day 1: depart 17.50, arrive Athens at 04.25 on day 2. Day 2: transfer to Delphi via Ossios Loukas (Byzantine monastery) and Arachova. Day 3: visit Delphi museum and site; transfer to Olympia. Day 4: visit Olympia; transfer to Pylos. Day 5: boat trip to Sphakteria; visit Nestors palace and Oxbelly Bay (ancient Pylos); transfer to Tolon. Day 6: visit Mycenae, Nemea (and Nauplion if time); free afternoon in Tolon. Day 7: transfer to Athens via Epidauros; Athens National Museum. Day 8 visit Theatre of Dionysus, Acropolis and Agora. Depart hotel at 16.00 arrive 1.00am on day 9.
WHERE TO GO IN ITALY Rome: at least two days Ostia Antica Tivoli (Hadrians villa, Villa dEste) Bay of Naples: at least two days Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius Naples Archaeological Museum Paestum, Amalfi coast Cumae, Pozzuoli, Solfatara Island of Capri
Sample itinerary for Italy Day 1: flight to Rome; visit Colosseum Day 2: Rome: imperial fora; Capitoline and Palatine Day 3: Tivoli or Vatican, Pantheon Day 4: leave for Bay of Naples via catacombs: lunch near Monte Cassino; arrive Sorrento Day 5: Herculaneum; Mount Vesuvius Day 6: Oplontis, Pompeii Day 7: Naples Museum and Pozzuoli/Solfatara/Cumae Day 8: fly home
Further information www.ststravel.co.uk/sts-european/italy www.ststravel.co.uk/sts-european/greece www.nstgroup.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org