It goes without saying that there’s a lot to consider when organising an international trip for your Scout or Guide group. An international experience can take around 12-24 months to arrange, making it a big undertaking. From putting the initial idea out to your fellow leaders, to that momentous moment when you arrive back on home soil after the adventure of a lifetime… and all that comes in between.
But (and it’s a big but) the benefits of giving your Guides and Scouts the opportunity to experience an international trip are endless – by far outweighing the effort that goes into arranging one. Giving your young people opportunities for fun, friendship, adventure and the space like no other to discover their potential.
Yes, it is possible to arrange your international adventure yourself, without the support of a tour operator like Venture Abroad. But do you really want to? We all lead busy lives and, with so many commitments, the team at Venture Abroad are here to lighten the load. Guiding you through the trip planning process to ensure that it’s as memorable and enjoyable for you as it is for your group.
With years of experience, our expert team are dedicated to creating unforgettable trips. Put simply, we’re here to help create your adventure your way. To take you and your group where you want to go and enjoy those experiences you’ve been dreaming of.
A helping hand to get the very most from your trip
With over 45 years of experience creating international trips for uniformed youth groups, adventure is what we do best!
24-hour on-tour emergency contact system and representatives on-site in many of our destinations, offering a helping hand.
Extra flexible cancellation and postponement policies, and increased health and safety measures.
- Over 45 years of experience
Having operated unique and exciting trips safely for over 45 years, you can feel confident when travelling with us that we’ll bring our years of expertise to make sure your trip is everything you want it to be and more!
Not only are we a dab hand at trip planning, with thousands of passengers travelling with us each year, we’ve also visited 100% of our destinations and can give you the benefit of our first-hand experience.
Our expert team will take the time to understand your group and your requirements. We’ll work with you on your trip objectives, giving advice and guidance to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.
- Dedicated support from start to finish
One-to-one support from your dedicated Tour Consultant who will send a quote and support you in launching your trip.
Once you’ve decided to go ahead you’ll be assisted by one of our Tour Coordinators. They’ll work with you on the detail of your trip.
Out on tour, you can reach us using our 24 hour on-tour emergency contact system and there’ll be a VA Representative in many destinations.
Our travel app means you’ll have everything you could need whilst out on tour at your fingertips.
From the moment you get in touch, we offer dedicated one-to-one support. You’ll start with one of our expert Tour Consultants who will take the time to understand your requirements before sending you a quote. They’ll answer any questions you may have and can also help with launching the trip to your group. From our Group Leader Launch Pack, which contains everything you need to get your trip off the ground, to holding a virtual launch meeting they’re here to make your life that little bit easier.
Once you confirm your trip with us, one of our Tour Coordinators will take over the trip planning process. They’ll supporting you in the lead up to your trip and whilst out on tour. They’ll work their magic to bring your tour to life and put in place all those special little details that really make a trip memorable. They’ll also be on hand to answer any question you may. Trust us, they’ll find the answer to everything!
Once you’re out on tour we’ll be here whenever you need us. Our team of Venture Abroad Representatives will be on-site in many of our destinations to offer you support for the duration of your stay. What’s more, with our 24-hour on-tour emergency contact system you can get hold of a member of the team any time of day or night. Not to mention our travel app, which means you’ll have everything you could need whilst out on tour at your fingertips.
- Putting safety first
Your group’s safety is our priority and we never compromise on our high safety standards. Safety is at the forefront of how we operate. With our rigorous Safety Management System Policy and Risk Management Handbooks, you can feel secure when travelling with us knowing we monitor all aspects of safety on our tours. Find out more about travelling in safe hands with Venture Abroad. You can also have peace of mind that your financial security is in the best of hands as we are ABTA bonded, ATOL licensed and offer full travel insurance. Find out more about financial security here. ABTA Bonding ATOL Licensing
- Additional reassurance with our VA Covid Guarantee
We want our Scout and Guide groups to book with confidence and, having listened to the opinions of many of our long standing customers, we have made some changes to the way we operate to give this reassurance. • Our cancellation and postponement policies are now even more flexible • The deposit schedules have more flexibility and can be tailored to your trip • We can provide additional help launching your trip and dealing with any tricky questions • Increased health and safety measures – all our suppliers will meet any local COVID-19 regulations Find out more about Venture Abroad’s Covid Guarantee here.
MRS JENNI LLOYD, 1ST GARDEN VILLAGE BROWNIES
“An amazing experience from start to finish. Venture Abroad made the whole process so easy which allowed everyone to create wonderful memories.”
MR CRAIG MORRAN, 1ST LONG BUCKLEY SCOUTS
“Exciting activities, a great destination, friendly people. A fantastic experience!”