Euro 2024 & Summer Olympics - travel tips

With Euro 2024 and the Summer Olympics approaching, the educational travel landscape in Paris and German host cities will undergo significant transformations this summer. From securing accommodations to adjusting your tour logistics, there are many aspects to monitor closely.

In this blog, we'll guide you through all the crucial changes and provide you with tips on making the most of this extraordinary experience:

Accommodation availability

The number of visitors to Paris during the Olympics and German cities hosting the matches for Euro 2024 will be monumental. For school tours, securing accommodation, transportation, and tickets to attractions well in advance is essential for obtaining the best rates. If you plan your trip with TCBC, rest assured we'll endeavour to cover all bases for you. However, it's crucial to remember that while we always strive to provide the best service, timely submission of all necessary documentation on your part is essential for us to make all the required arrangements without any delays.

Travel times and tour logistics

School groups will need to plan for extra travel time between sites, possibly adjusting itineraries to accommodate the slower pace and ensure that all planned activities are feasible. For us, this means even greater diligence and scrutiny in planning your tour schedule. What we ask of you is flexibility - be prepared to adjust your itinerary based on new travel conditions. Being flexible will allow you to navigate unexpected changes or take advantage of new opportunities.

Safety first

It is expected that groups will have additional security screenings and possibly longer waiting times at attractions, so staying informed about any restrictions or guidelines issued by local authorities is a must. Ensure students are briefed on safety protocols, including how to navigate crowded places and the importance of staying together as a group. Establish clear communication channels for emergencies.

Engaging with local events

Even if your group isn't attending the matches or games, many cities hosting The Olympics & Euro 2024 will offer events and activities celebrating these occasions. Engaging in these festivities can provide a fun and immersive learning experience. Additionally, the potential for cultural exchange is high, providing opportunities to practice new languages, learn about diverse backgrounds, and gain inspiration for future travels.

Organising school tours that coincide with the Olympics & Euro 2024 certainly requires more strategic planning, but it also allows students to witness a cultural phenomenon, offering a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity.