Apply to become an Expat Explore Tour Leader

If you're a passionate traveller, a quick thinker, and enjoy meeting diverse people from all over the world, a career as a Tour Leader could be your perfect fit!

Tour Leader applications for 2024 have closed. Submit your CV in the meantime using the form below, and we'll contact you if 2024 vacancies arise and when 2025 recruitment starts.

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Comments From our Co-Founders

Dear Explorer,

Thank you for your interest in Expat Explore, and welcome to our recruitment page.

As the founders of Expat Explore, we are confident that you will find working as a tour leader and becoming a part of the Expat Explore family to be a rewarding experience. As a tour leader, you will be the face of the company, giving our passengers the time of their lives.

What you will experience when tour leading for Expat Explore is a direct result of the work that ourselves and our hardworking team have put into designing and operating every tour. Every day, we aim to improve the tours and surprise the clients with the standard of service that they receive on tour.

We hope to see you on board with us very soon!

Carl Cronje & Jakes Maritz


Bid the 9-to-5 adieu and make the world your office!

Who should become a tour leader?

Tour leader applications are open to anyone with:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Previous tour leader experience (beneficial, not required)
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good accounting foundations
  • The ability to research each destination in depth
  • High English proficiency (other languages will be greatly advantageous)
  • The ability to work well in a team and on your own

If you have a passion for working with people,
See tour leading as a career,
Have a diplomatic mindset,
And are proven to deal with groups confidently,

YOU should become a tour leader!


Will it be a worthwhile career?

Being a Tour Leader is not only worthwhile but rewarding! Take a look at just some of the benefits:

  • Living expenses are covered during a tour (accommodation, breakfast and most dinners)
  • It is an incredible opportunity to explore and learn about Europe
  • Competitive commission structure & daily wages
  • Meet new people from around the world
  • Be part of the best road crew in Europe (uniform supplied)
  • Enjoy all breakfasts and some dinners/lunches with the travellers on tour
  • Accommodation in single rooms on tour and the night before a tour begins
  • Supplied daily allowance for calls, texts and data
  • One complimentary excursion/entrance per tour
  • Access to computers and tour library between tours
  • Discounts on personal travel

Will you receive any training?

Trainees will attend our Training Programmes for up to 4 weeks. The exact programme and training manual will be provided to successful applicants before the training commences.

Only the most skilled trainees will make it through the Training Programme and become established Expat Explore Tour Leaders. If you are lucky enough to get invited to our Training Programme, you will need to start practising and researching immediately.

Before the training begins, trainees must prepare themselves extensively – practising country and city spiels and walking tours. Depending on knowledge and previous experience, this phase might take up to 4-5 months.

The Expat Explore Training Programme consists of:

1. Online assignments prior to the start of training.
2. Classroom training for 3 days, mainly in our London office, where your progress will be monitored. No accommodation, meals or compensation will be provided at this stage.
3. Training tour, which will last up to 4 weeks.
4. Shadow tour of up to 2 weeks.
5. Final preparation in the office before you start your tour.


What does the application entail?

If your profile matches our requirements, we will invite you to the first interview – either via Skype, in our London office or we will ask you to complete a short video interview. During this interview, we evaluate your experience, personality and knowledge of our tours.

The second interview will be a performance interview where we will ask you to present different spiels. We’ll assess your reaction to different scenarios and your commitment to the role. We expect you to know everything about the company by now.

If your interviews are successful, we will invite you to attend our Training Programme. Please note that we might ask you to attend a third interview.


Frequently Asked Questions

What's it like on our tours?

As an Expat Explore Tour Leader, you'll conduct coach tours that include transport on comfortable coaches or minibuses, depending on which tour you're going on.

On our European tours, passengers travel in our full-size coaches. In North America, South America, the Middle East and Asia, passengers will travel either on a full-size coach or a slightly smaller vehicle.

Coach selection depends on how big the group is, and which roads we'll take on tour. Whichever option, we ensure comfort and convenience.

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