Tour Leader - Italy Based

We are looking to hire enthusiastic and experienced walking tour leaders for two of our tours in Tuscany – Chianti: Walking & Wine (TDC).  This is an exciting role, working with one of the most reputable Adventure Travel Companies in the world.


  • Leaders have full responsibility for tour groups of 12-16 customers
  • Leaders are responsible for arranging tour logistics, leading daily walks, transporting clients in the Exodus minibus, briefing groups, following safety procedures and ensuring our customers have the best holiday possible
  • These week-long tours are centre-based and you will be leading 4-5 walks each week, usually of a leisurely to moderate activity level - please check our website for information on our activity levels
  • Working periods are typically two to four weeks at a time, but we are looking for leaders who are prepared to commit to working regularly throughout the long European summer season (May-October)
  • Leaders must be self-employed and be able to accept that work is dependent on tour departures being guaranteed 
  • Accommodation and all meals are included whilst on tour
  • Leaders are often expected to work unsociable hours, so with this in mind, EU working hours would not apply

Essential skills:

  • D1 driving licence (issued after 1997) – or to be prepared to get this
  • CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) – or to be prepared to get this
  • Have led 5 multi-day walking tours in a professional capacity
  • Excellent English language skills (both verbal and written)
  • Good verbal language skills in Italian
  • Experience of leading in and good cultural knowledge of Tuscany
  • Great communication abilities with people from different backgrounds and nationalities
  • Excellent organisational and logistical skills
  • Ability to handle and account for money

Advantageous skills:

  • Current First Aid Qualification
  • Working towards a professional leader qualification

Application and selection:

  • Please send your CV and a covering letter to
  • It is important to explain in your covering letter why you feel you are the best candidate for the role
  • You will need to be available for either a face to face or SKYPE interview. If you are successful in securing the role, you will complete a week’s training, shadowing an experienced leader.


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  • Location:
    Tuscany, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Posted:
    Wed, 26 Feb 2020
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