Monday, May 19, 2008

Online Registration

To register for the travel study program go to


May is here, and so are new incentives for your student! For this month only, Explorica is offering $50 off with all new enrollments when students enter Voucher Code SPG0950 when they sign up online.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


  • Day 1, June 10—Paris
    • Start tour
  • Day 2, June 11—Paris
    • Bonjour Paris Tour
    • Paris City Walk (Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ile St. Louis, Latin Quarter)
    • Louvre visit
  • Day 3, June 12—Paris
    • Paris guided sightseeing tour (Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Ecole Militaire, Conceirgerie, Opera House, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries, Place Vendome
    • Versailles guided excursion
    • Seine cruise
  • Day 4, June 13—Paris/Lucerne
    • Travel to Bern on the TGV (Europe’s fastest train)
    • Bern Tour Director led sightseeing tour
    • Travel to Lucerne
  • Day 5, June 14—Lucerne
    • Lucerne guided sightseeing tour (Lowendenkmal, River Reuss, Kapellbrucke)
    • Mt. Pilatus excusion
  • Day 6, June 15—Lucerne/Innsbruck
    • Travel to Lucerne via Liechtenstein
    • Innsbruck tour director-led sightseeing tour
  • Day 7, June 16—Innsbruck/Munich
    • Travel to Munich via Obermmergau
    • Neuschwanstein Castle
    • Bavaria
  • Day 8, June 17—Munich Landmarks
    • Munich guided sightseeing tour (Residenz visit, Alte Pinathek, Deutsches Museum, BMW headquarters, Olympic site of 1972, Frauenkirche, Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus)
    • Nymphenburg Palace Visit
    • Dachau visit
  • Day 9, June 18—Travel to Venice
    • Travel to Venice, Italy via bus (lunch in Austria)
  • Day 10, June 19—Venice
    • Venice Landmarks (Piazza San Marco, Basilica, Doges’ Palace, Moreno glass-blowing demonstration)
  • Day 11, June 20—Venice
    • Free Day
    • Beach time on Lido di Jesolo
  • Day 12, June 21—Travel to Milan
    • Afternoon walking sight-seeing tour of Milan to La Scala, Duomo & fashion walk
  • Day 13, June 22—Milan
    • Fly home from Milan

Europe is back on Schedule!

Departure: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Return: Monday, June 22, 2009

  • Ms. Gurr and Ms. Tressler’s travel experience
    • Study abroad in England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Italy
    • Personal travel in England, Italy, France and Germany
  • Explorica: the company
    • Best accommodations
    • Best food (authentic & sufficient)
    • Best tour guides
      • We will have an experienced, European, multi-lingual guide with our group for the duration of our trip. In addition to our full-time guide, we will also be met by local guides at each city and site we visit.
    • Best transportation
    • Best use of time
    • Best all-inclusive quality for the price
  • Itinerary
    • Private tour—no other schools will be with us
    • No optional tours—all attractions are already in the price
  • Free Time
    • 2-3 hours of teacher supervised free time around lunchtime
    • Evenings are free for the group to decide activities after dinner
    • Tour guide will typically plan fun activities or suggest ideas for the evening
  • Lunch
    • This is the only meal not included in price (Free Time)
    • Stop into a cafĂ© for a sandwich or crepe. . .
  • Online Registration vs. Paper or Phone Registration
    • Fill out registration online
    • Make online payment arrangements
    • Email address for updates, reminders, etc.
    • Phone or paper registration (fax or mail in)
  • Insurance
    • Explorica offers options travel protection (post-depart interruption, travel delay, medical/emergency, baggage/personal effects)
    • Travel & cancellation protection (reimbursement of majority of cost/fees if Explorica is notified within 65 days before departure)
  • Initial Payment/Payment Methods
    • $95 dollar for membership fee (initial payment which locks your price)
    • Automated withdrawal from debit or credit card
    • Manual payments (based on payment option chosen)
  • Hotels and Food
    • Same-gender students in triples or quadruples
    • Double/Twin for 2 adults
  • Clothing and Luggage
    • 33 pounds per person
    • When in doubt leave it out!