Frequently asked questions by teachers
How many in a group?
Where do we stay?
What will we have to eat.
What about the payment schedule?
What are the cancellation fees?
Are there any activities included
in the price?
How much spending money will I need?
What travel documents do I need?
What should I pack?
What about calling home?
Do I have insurance?
Why should our group travel with World Class Tours?
How does World Class Tours design an
How do I choose a roommate?
What will a typical tour day be like?
What type of sightseeing
transportation will we have?
What airline do we fly?
A. WC Tours groups travel on scheduled flights, using major carriers
including Air Canada.
Q. How many people travel in a group?
A. Groups average anywhere from 20 to 40 participants traveling
together on a bus, led by an local agent or Tour Manager. There are
also customized tours for smaller groups.
Q. Where do we stay?
A. World Class groups stay in three- and four-star centrally located
hotels, in rooms with private bathrooms. Students generally stay in rooms
that sleep three people. You will find out what hotel your
group has been assigned approximately 30 days prior to your departure.
Q. What will we have to eat?
A. You will enjoy meals in the restaurant of your hotel or in nearby
eateries, featuring well prepared dishes that balance familiar foods
with native cuisine. Most programs include breakfast and dinner,
but not lunch. Beverages are not included, except coffee or tea at breakfast.
Q. How and when do I Make Payments?
A. Payment must be made by cheque, money order or cash. In most cases, group
leaders collect the payments prior to the specified deadlines. A non-refundable
deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm your place on the tour.
Then, you have the choice or making one final payment approximately
ninety days prior to departure (this option saves you $50.00) or you can break
the final payment down into two payments. All trips must be paid
in full approximately sixty days prior to departure. At the time of booking,
you will be required to complete a booking form which will state your exact payment
amounts and the dates these are due.
Q. What are the cancellation fees?
The cancellation fees vary depending on when you notify us in writing that you
wish to cancel. Your deposit is non-refundable and the complete schedule
of cancellation fees can be found on the web site.
Q. Are there any activities included in
A. Most activities are included in the price of the tour that has been customized
according to the wishes of the group leader. There may be opportunities to participate
is other activities and these decisions
rest with the tour leader either prior to, or during the tour. Costs associated
with activities outside of the customized itinerary will be additional.
Q. How much spending money will I need?
A. Spending needs vary, but a typical allowance is $50 per day for lunch,
snacks, soft drinks, postage, souvenirs, local transportation, free-time
activities and optional excursions not already included in your itinerary.
Most students carry ATM cards, travelers checks and credit cards.
Q. What travel documents do I need?
a. A valid Canadian passport is
the best document to use as proof of citizenship and is absolutely necessary
when traveling outside of North Am erica. . For
more information visit the Passport page(s)
Q. What should I pack?
A. Our advice is to pack light—you won't regret it! You will be
responsible for carrying your own luggage on and off the bus, in and
out of your hotel, and onto trains. Bring comfortable, practical clothes
that you can wear more than once, with a few nice pieces thrown in.
Remember to pack clothes that you can layer,
and never bring new shoes!
Q. What about calling home?
A. Calling home is now easier than ever before. With the Canada Direct
service, just one direct dial phone connects you with a Canadian
operator whether you are calling collect or using a calling card.
This is particularly helpful when language barriers are involved.
In all hotels, if you wish to use the telephone
inside your room, you must leave some sort of deposit, whether in the
form of cash or a credit
card imprint. It is also a good idea to inform the front desk if the
call you are making is with a calling card or collect to make sure long
distance charges are not placed on your room’s bill when you check
out. If you cannot leave a deposit, pay telephones are usually located
in hotel lobbies or you may be able to use one at the reception desk
for a toll free call. In any case, you will most likely be charged a
small fee, as you are in North American hotels, for using the phone.
Q. Do I have travel insurance?
A. Travel insurance is not always included in
the cost of the tour, however an All-Inclusive plan is available to purchase
at the time the initial deposit is made. The cost of the insurance varies
price of the tour. We strongly recommend that
you purchase insurance
specifically designed for
you travel needs. For more
information download the summary of the
World Class Tours insurance plan or
for more detailed information, visit the web site of our insurance
Q. Why should our group travel with World
A. Our service is unparalleled. From the pre-tour planning right through
the trip itself, World Class Tours will work closely with your school
to ensure the best trip possible. Excellent hotels, transportation,
are more reasons that World Class Tours should be your choice for student
Q. How does World
Class Tours design an itinerary?
A. We will provide a basic travel template based on our years of experience
and the availability of services in your chosen destination. We will
then work with you and customize it to meet the needs of your individual
Q. How do students choose their roommates?
A. This is left up to the individual groups and in most cases, students
are allowed to choose their own roommates. Otherwise, the group leader
Q. What will the typical tour day be like?
A. Breakfast is usually served about 7 or 7:30. Sightseeing
begins right after breakfast. After a lunch stop, the sightseeing continues
until dinner, which typically occurs between 5:30 and 7 pm. An evening
tour or activity sometimes follows dinner. Students are normally
back at the hotel by 9 or 10 pm. Final curfew and bed check is at
the discretion of the Group Leader.
Q. What type of sightseeing transportation
will we have?
A. All sightseeing is aboard deluxe climate-controlled, restroom equipped
motor coaches with professional driver/guides. You will have exclusive
use of your own motor coach and never be combined with another group
unless you specifically make the request.