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 with PVG certificates.

There is a clear demarcation of responsibilities between guide and teaching staff.  Teachers will have sole responsibility for discipline at all times.

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 Protected Trust Services. 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.

All travellers must carry a valid ETIAS certificate, available here

Students are most strongly encouraged to obtain a GHIC Card available here.

Further information on the documents required to travel in Europe is available here.

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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