It seems like a dream job – getting paid to travel and party around Europe! At least that’s what the brochure would say. The reality is very different.
For anyone who has been on an 18–35’s holiday around Europe with the likes of Topdeck, Contiki, Busabout or Intrepid, or knows someone who has, this exposé lifts the lid on what it is really like to lead a life on the road as a tour manager.
Follow Mick in his first year as he runs the gauntlet of training to become a fully-fledged tour manager and learns the tricks of the trade. In leading his groups from London to as far as Istanbul and back, he experiences hospital visits, transport strikes, passenger relationship breakdowns, run-ins with police, buses that have been burnt to the ground, stow-aways, officials seeking bribes, certifiably crazy passengers and enough nudity and alcohol to last a lifetime.