Mercat Tours International demonstrates its commitment to security in the following ways:

All accommodation is inspected personally by company personnel and pass all relevant local legislation pertains to security, safety and food hygiene.

All guides are approved to work with young people by Disclosure Scotland.

We can assist with the completion of risk assessments relating to all the sites we visit.

Our key coach providers have a strong track record for safety and the professionalism of their drivers and fulfil all statutory transport requirements.

Financial Security

In accordance with the EC Directive on Package Holidays, all monies received by Mercat Tours International are deposited in a Trust Fund administered by Anderson Strathern WS, Edinburgh. It means your monies are safeguarded until after the tour and can be refunded to you in case of cancellation by us.

Students must carry a current passport. It is possible for the school to organise a Group Passport on their behalf.

Students are most strongly encouraged to obtain a EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) available online at or from the Post Office.

Mercat Tours International recommends all students take out travel insurance that covers loss of deposit, cancellation by the student, loss of baggage or money, medical, additional board and travel expenses.

What our customers think

"A very interesting and moving experience leaving us all with much to think about and remember."

The variety of the visits and the personal stories made it even more memorable. the supporting materials of appropriate videos, songs and information booklets made us realise that much thought and preparation and enthusiasm had gone into the planning and execution of our Battlefields experience. Thank you very much.

Mrs Shiela Allan, The WWI Battlefield Experience,

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