Since all our United States educational tours are customized to suit each group's specific interests – eg. photography, music, archaeology, history and culture, historic sites, etc – the itineraries and state/city information on this website can be considered sample tours to be used as inspiration to plan your group's personalized travel experience; we can change as little or as much as you might like on any given itinerary, or we simply create a unique USA student tour itinerary from scratch.
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New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and a mecca for many music genres. Experience the "flavour" of New Orleans with a walking tour of the historic French Quarter, a swamp tour, a Mississippi riverboat cruise with jazz music, dinner and Cajun music at a Cajun restaurant, Zydeco music, a Plantation tour, a jazz evening at Preservation Hall or one of the many jazz clubs, the Katrina exhibit at the Presbytere Museum, jazz exhibit at The Old Mint, a tour of Mardi Gras World or perhaps try a Cajun cooking class. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra plays here for yet another musical experience.
Washington DC is the home of the powerful US government, as such it is an excellent destination for students to visit as it is hugely informative. The US government is a super power that affects the whole world and thus it is a great touring location for all sorts of course subjects from politics to civic to history. Along with the politically themed activities such as tours of the National Mall, war memorials, Library of Congress, etc. Washington offers other touring options such as the Smithsonian museums. The Smithsonian is a collective that makes up the American National museum, it is composed of eleven museums and galleries on the National Mall and six other museums and the National Zoo in the greater National Capital Area. This allows visiting groups to engage in the carefully curated collections of their course subject matter.
New Mexico is a wonderful destination for student groups because it is such a unique and inspiring place. It stands alone in its culture, art and charm among the states as it is a true melting pot of native American, Latin and American culture. While on tour in this state, groups can visit two very interesting cities, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, which would provide perspective of the diversity of the state. In Santa Fe students can experience Latin culture through cooking classes or depending on the travel time a ghost tour for the Day of the Dead. Educational stops include the Bradbury Science Museum which hosts 60 interactive exhibits that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project. In charming Albuquerque depending on the travel time student might be able to experience the hot air balloon festival. Regardless though there is much to do in this city that is one of the oldest in America. Students can marvel at the atmosphere, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. New Mexico is a great destination to immerse oneself in the cultures that make up the USA.
Florida is a destination that offers many opportunities for visiting students' groups as they can engage in the rich Latin cultures, experience wetland ecosystems, or visit amusement parks like Disney World. Among the most popular destinations in this state are Miami and Orlando, or even the Everglades National Park. Miami is a city that is known for its fusion of Latin cultures, predominately Cuban and Puerto Rican. Because of these cultures Miami offers an array of music, foods, art, and more that students can immerse themselves in. In addition to these opportunities Miami is also a city known for its beauty with an abundance of art deco styled buildings. Orlando also offers a lot to visiting students. There are several amusement parks that students can enjoy such as SeaWorld and Disney World. Both have many educational components, such as clinics with Disney musicians, and hands on engagement with marine ecosystems and animals. Florida is an excellent destination for groups hoping to escape the cold and learn about different cultures in the world they live in!
New York, the Big Apple, could be considered one of the greatest cities in the world. There are countless attractions: take in a Broadway musical, and perhaps add another as a matinee or off-Broadway production; wander through Times Square; visit the Metropolitan Museum or the Museum of Modern Art; tour Radio City or Carnegie Hall; see John Lennon's memorial in Central Park; stop to see Grand Central Terminal; traverse the Brooklyn Bridge to see the city skyline; take a cruise to the Statue of Liberty; watch a sporting event; experience gospel singing in a Harlem Church; or see a jazz show at a local club.
Experience the spirit of Aloha with a student tour of the famed Island of Oahu. Stay at renowned Waikiki Beach, visit Pearl Harbour and the Arizona Memorial, experience the culture of seven Polynesian villages at the Polynesian Cultural Center along with a Luau and Ha Breath of Life Show, set sail on a Sunset Dinner Cruise, visit Secret Island and see Pineapple fields on a Circle Island Tour. Options also include snorkelling at Hanauma Bay, hiking up Diamond Head or thrilling adventure at Wet'n'Wild water park. You can combine your visit with outer islands including Maui 'the Magical Island with breathtaking beaches, Hawaii 'the Big Island' with majestic volcanoes or Kauai 'the Garden Isle' with lush, adventure filled rainforests.
Los Angeles is a sprawling city, the heart of the film industry and a centre of culture. Besides the world-renowned Disneyland and California Adventure Park, highlights include tours to Los Angeles and Anaheim including Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm or Six Flags. Enjoy an educational sightseeing tour to see Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills, the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Bowl, the Walk of Stars and TCL Chinese Theatre. Take a tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall or visit the Grammy Museum or the Hollywood Wax Museum. In addition to these day time activities LA offers a variety of evening events such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the LA Dodgers or Anaheim Angels baseball, a musical theatre or a dinner theatre such as Medieval Times or Pirates Dinner Adventure. LA is the perfect destination for a variety of groups.
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