Branson Student Dance Performance Package

student trips to branson

Student group travel cannot be any easier than a dance performance trip to Branson, Missouri. Snuggled right in the heart of the Ozarks, Branson is a beautiful destination with amazing opportunities to play, learn and just have a great time. We have created an amazing itinerary for your dance group to take advantage of every minute of their visit. Your group will have the opportunity to take part in clinics with professionals from the Branson Entertainment Scene as well as perform prior to your show of choice to a packed audience in one of over 40 professional theatres. On certain dates you will have the opportunity to showcase your group’s talents in a day of competition with adjudication and awards provided for top performances. Your group will be entertained by Branson’s finest shows, enjoy student favorite attractions and restaurants and have plenty of time for fun, so you will leave with plenty of memories of your time in Branson.

DAY 1
Arrive in Branson and meet your Kaleidoscope Adventures tour director. Your professional tour director will be with you throughout your visit to guide and assist you in any way. Check-in at the Branson Towers hotel and then head to dinner at the Grand Country Buffet. The first night you will be able to choose your favorite Branson show to get a taste of the caliber of talent found in this area. When you return to the hotel, you will be greeted by an Ice Cream Social welcome reception held at the bottom of the grand staircase. And, you are just getting started!

DAY 2
After waking from your comfortable night’s rest at the Branson Towers, you will join your group for a Deluxe Continental Breakfast. You will then head to the theatre for a Dance Clinic where you will learn choreography from one of the top Dance shows in Branson, such as #1 Hits of the 60’s, Clay Cooper’s Country Music Express, or Hooray for Hollywood at the Branson Variety Theatre. Your clinic will be facilitated by one of the actual performers in the show. There will also be time to ask plenty of questions and find out just what it takes to become a professional dancer. After the clinic you will have lunch at the Uptown Café, before returning to the theatre where your group will be showcased in a special pre-show performance prior to the show. Following the show you will return to the hotel to freshen up before heading to dinner at the Fall Creek Steakhouse and evening at The Track Family Fun Park. Enjoy classic go-karts for all ages, the high-speed sprint track, laser tag, bumper boats, bumper cars, kids’ rides, and the 100-foot-tall skycoaster. Having fun yet?

DAY 3
Wake up to another delicious breakfast followed by a second Dance Clinic. This dance clinic is designed to fit your group needs. The clinician will provide a full body warm-up, followed by technical training in several specific areas of dance. If your group travels during our competition dates, you will be scheduled throughout the day to perform, receive notes from our talented panel of judges, and celebrate with a closing ceremony where awards will be presented to the top performers. After the award ceremony you will return to the hotel prior to a mouthwatering dinner at McFarlain’s Family Restaurant and a visit to the RFD-Theatre where you will experience The Haygoods. This talented group of 7 brothers and 1 sister is the REAL DEAL! The Haygoods bring the house down night after night with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative, energetic choreography, and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments!

DAY 4
After an amazing three days of clinics, performances and competition, today is the day to let your hair down and have a little more fun in Branson. After breakfast and hotel check-out you will experience the city like you never have as you Ride the Ducks. This tour will take you through Branson and into the Ozarks before splashing down in Table Rock Lake. You may even have the chance to drive a duck. Lunch is at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner, a Branson favorite famous for its singing wait staff. After lunch your group will head home with a lifetime of memories from their trip to Branson.

There is so much more to see and do in Branson. We are happy to extend your trip as long as you would like and work with your group to customize a trip that fits your needs. If you are not traveling during our competition dates we are happy to make arrangements for multiple performance opportunities. For those groups traveling in late spring and summer, we will include a day at Silver Dollar City, Branson’s #1 attraction for over 50 years. Nestled amidst the naturally beautiful Ozark Mountains, Silver Dollar City features six world-class festivals, a dozen delightful restaurants, 40 live shows daily and 60 unique shops. The itinerary is subject to change depending upon scheduling and availability. When your dance group is ready for a performance experience like no other, give Kaleidoscope Adventures a call! Dates are filling up quickly so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

The spring trip includes three nights of hotel accommodations at a property with interior corridors (based on quad occupancy), three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners, all admissions and fees, most gratuities, director’s gift, lanyards, luggage tags and string backpacks for all participants, and a professional tour director.

The summer trip includes four nights of hotel accommodations at a property with interior corridors (based on quad occupancy), four breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, all admissions and fees, most gratuities, director’s gift, lanyards, luggage tags and string backpacks for all participants, and a professional tour director.

Student Group Travel to Myrtle Beach: Where Broadway meets the Beach

With 60 miles of wide, soft sandy beaches, incredible restaurants and live entertainment theatres, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a perfect student destination. If your group is ready for a Spring Break getaway, looking for some outstanding performance options, or plans to participate in a sport or dance competition, they will find everything they need in this city by the sea. The only challenge will be deciding what to do first! Consider planning your next student group travel to Myrtle Beach and your group will not be disappointed.

The pristine beaches are what bring people to the area throughout the year. There are so many ways to play on or around the beach that you will feel like you are on vacation even when you are not. There are great hotels with ocean views and restaurants that overlook the Atlantic with views that will take your breath away. This area is fortunate enough to have moderate temperatures throughout the year and an average of 215 sunny days annually. The weather makes this an excellent location for groups to play outdoors at places like NASCAR Speedpark or the Myrtle Waves Water Park. A few of our other favorite attractions include the Battleship North Carolina, Magiquest, Ripley’s Aquarium, or WonderWorks with its 4D Extreme Motion Ride, Indoor Ropes Challenge, Lazer-Tag, and more. The Myrtle Beach Skywheel has become the newest landmark on the Oceanfront Boardwalk and promenade and is one of the most exciting ways to see the view.

The shows in Myrtle Beach are another great reason why so many like to visit the area. From the splendor, pageantry and romance of Medieval Times to the Fun, Feast & Adventure of the NEW Pirates Voyage, these dinner shows are always a favorite of our student groups. Other great shows offering nationally acclaimed entertainers can be found at the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry and the Palace Theatre throughout the year. Student group are able to perform at many of these theatres as the pre-show, or even take part in an educational workshop with one of the performers. Our dance groups tend to feel right at home as the brush shoulders with some of the finest performers in the area. And, Broadway at the Beach is a 350 acre shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the heart of Myrtle Beach where groups can do it all!

Can you tell how excited we are at Kaleidoscope Adventures about this amazing destination? Maybe it is time for you to discover for yourself the reasons you should plan your next student trip to Myrtle Beach. This is definitely one of our favorite beaches to visit for so many reasons. A day on the beach allows you some much needed time to relax and a night at the theatre is the perfect way to end your group’s day. Contact us today to discuss your next student group travel opportunity. There are so many ways to play, making the Myrtle Beach area ideal for any student group.

Student Group Travel to New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll!

Student travel to new orleans laJambalaya, Cajun hospitality and great music! This is what will greet every student group upon arrival in New Orleans or N’awlins (as the locals lovingly refer to their city). Being ranked #1 in ten categories in Travel & Leisure Magazine’s 2009 “America’s Favorite Cities” survey, the people of New Orleans really mean what they say…”Les Bon Temps Rouler!” (Let the Good Times Roll!). Perfectly melding French, African, Spanish, and American cultures, the result is a fun city brimming with educational museums, exciting attractions, Cajun/Creole food, incredible music, unique historical sites and, of course, Mardi Gras.

Food

Student Group Travel to New OrleansThe food, no matter where you go within the city, will certainly stir your taste buds. From scrumptious shrimp and oyster Po-Boy sandwiches, Jambalaya and Crab Chowder, to melt-in-your-mouth Cajun pulled pork, Muffuletta sandwiches, and seafood Gumbo, the Cajun/Creole flavors will surely please your palate. Make sure you don’t forget dessert either! The delectable flavors of New Orleans desserts will meet and exceed your sugar cravings. Try a local favorite, Mississippi Mud Pie, a gooey chocolate filling on top of a crumbly chocolate crust served with vanilla ice cream; or try what New Orleans is famous for, Bananas Foster, created at Brennan’s Restaurant. Bread Pudding is another favorite and comes in many different flavors including white chocolate, dark chocolate, banana rum sauce and more.

(Picture courtesy of New Orleans Metropolitan CVB – Joyce Bracey, photographer)

Favorite restaurants include Café du Monde, a New Orleans signature French café. Make sure to stop by the original location at 800 Decatur Street and watch as fresh beignets and French doughnuts are made. The only thing better than watching them being made though is eating them! Another restaurant, touted as the “Total Cajun Experience” is Michaul’s Cajun Restaurant, featuring mouthwatering Cajun/Creole food and live Cajun music performed nightly. For a more formal setting, your group will enjoy Copeland’s of New Orleans, where one will experience southern cuisine with an eclectic Cajun flair. In addition, student group favorites include Bubba Gump Shrimp, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Hard Rock Café, the Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise and the Creole Queen Dinner Jazz Cruise.

Attractions/Museums

New Orleans Travel The French QuarterThe French Quarter’s most notable streets, Bourbon and Royal, offer student groups a unique architectural view of 18th century New Orleans. Extending 13 blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, Bourbon Street is mainly known for its party atmosphere and site of the Mardi Gras Parade. With many unique shops, restaurants and clubs, Bourbon Street is a “can’t miss” part of your tour. On Royal Street, iron-laced balconies and outdoor patios adorn the street giving student groups a sense of 18th century architectural design, where more shops and restaurants are located.

One of New Orleans’ most famous landmarks in the French Quarter is Jackson Square. Called “Place d’ Armes” until the early 19th century, it was renamed for the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson. Jackson Square is surrounded by historic buildings like the St. Louis Cathedral, many Louisiana State Museums and the Upper Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the country. Your student group can have their picture taken in front of the bronze statue of Andrew Jackson and his horse. Or, to get a great picture of the entire square, take your group to Washington Artillery Park, which overlooks the entire square.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis King of France New OrleansThe Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis King of France (the St. Louis Cathedral) is the oldest t Catholic cathedral in continual use in the country. The original structure, built in the early 18th century, was unfortunately destroyed in a fire in 1788. Rebuilt in 1794 and again in the 19th century, the church is now one of the most popular landmarks in New Orleans. Your student group can attend a Mass, explore the church or enjoy free classical concerts that occur frequently in the cathedral.

(Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Metropolitan CVB).

A visit to New Orleans would not be complete without a visit to Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World, where your group can peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making. From concept to completion, the artists of Mardi Gras create and build the parade floats for the annual Mardi Gras celebration in both New Orleans and Universal Studios Florida®. This is truly a world of wonder, creativity and pageantry.

New Orleans offers over 40 museums including historical, art, Mardi Gras, family/children’s, nature and religious museums. Some of the more popular museums include:

  • Old U.S. Mint Museum – Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served both as a United States and a Confederate Mint. President Andrew Jackson advocated the Mint’s establishment in order to help finance development of the nation’s western frontier.
  • Louisiana’s Civil War Museum – Louisiana’s Civil War Museum is one of the largest repositories of Confederacy-related artifacts and memorabilia in the United States, in addition to being the oldest continuously operating museum in Louisiana.
  • The National World War II Museum – This museum is a must-see for history lovers and patriots. Designated by the U.S. Congress as the country’s official World War II Museum, powerful images and extraordinary artifacts bring to life the American Spirit of courage, teamwork and sacrifice of the young men and women who won the war and changed the world.
  • New Orleans Museum of Art – The neo-classical, Beaux Arts-style New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) houses a $200 million collection spanning 4,000 years of art history in 46 galleries.
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art – This museum is home to the most comprehensive collection of southern art in the world. Showcasing art encompassing 15 southern states and the District of Columbia, the museum celebrates the art, history and culture of the American south. Named an affiliate of The Smithsonian Institution in 2001, it was the first museum in Louisiana to receive this prestigious designation.
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas – Located next to the Mississippi River, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas houses 15,000 sea life creatures, representing nearly 600 species.
  • Audubon Insectarium – If it walks, crawls or flies, your group will have a good chance to see it on display at the Audubon Insectarium.
  • Audubon Zoo – The Audubon Zoo is a living outdoor/indoor museum filled with some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures of nature. The Audubon Zoo has 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats. The Zoo consistently ranks among the country’s best.

Known as a popular destination for ghost hunters, New Orleans is also famous for its ghost tours, where many above-ground tombs abound. Due to the area’s high water table, settlers were unable to bury their loved-one’s caskets, so most of the tombs in the city are located above ground. There are many ghost tours you and your student group can tour. Explore one of the 40 cemeteries including the St. Louis Cemetery. Many famous New Orleanians reside in the St. Louis Cemetery including sugar-industry pioneer Etienne Bore, Homer Plessy (of Civil Rights case Plessy v. Ferguson) and Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. A ghost tour of St. Louis Cemetery will provide your group with a hauntingly good time.

Of special note, a Cajun Pride Swamp Boat Tour is always a highlight for student groups. Experiencing the famous Manchac swamp is a highlight of student group itineraries. The tour takes your group back to the early days of Louisiana swamp and bayou explorations. Your group will see swamp creatures like alligators, snakes, many types of birds as well as the Cajun town of Frenier. This unique journey is one that your student group will always remember.

Music

New Orleans Music TravelNew Orleans is known by many as the birthplace of Jazz and is an ideal destination to enrich your student performance groups’ appreciation for jazz as well as many other types of music. It seems that when you walk through the streets of New Orleans, you constantly hear music. There are many musicians who perform throughout the French Quarter as well as other areas including parks, etc. For example, New Orleans Jazz Historical Park gives groups a chance to learn about the rich music history of New Orleans jazz. There are many free concerts and music workshops offered throughout the year, of which your performance ensembles can be a part of.

The Jazz and Heritage Foundation and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. host many free concerts and festivals throughout the year including Satchmo SummerFest, which celebrates the life of New Orleans-born trumpeter Louis Armstrong, the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the French Quarter Festival and the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, among many others.

From April through June, Lafayette Square hosts free concerts from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Many bands perform many different types of music during the 12-week festival period.

If you are a middle school or high school band, orchestra or choir, performance opportunities are numerous throughout New Orleans. Performance sites include Jackson Square, Riverwalk Marketplace, the Creole Queen Dinner Jazz Cruise, the Steamboat Natchez as well as many local cathedrals. Workshops can also be pre-arranged at Loyola University for band, choral and orchestra ensembles.

On a More Serious Note…
Understanding what New Orleans has been through from the tragic events of Hurricane Katrina can be an important part of your student group travel tour. A visit to the 8th or 9th ward will reveal the ongoing rebuilding efforts and will give your students a chance to volunteer, thus embracing the theme of service. There are many opportunities for student groups to assist in these efforts including volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank, helping to rebuild schools or paint homes, plus more.

Overall, New Orleans is a fun city with an energy that continually buzzes. New Orleans should be at the top of the list when educators are selecting destinations for their student group trip. With the many exciting attractions, historical museums, delectable food, incredible music opportunities, and rebirth projects, New Orleans will entertain your student group like no other city. The magic in New Orleans runs deep. When you leave, the fun and excitement goes with you.
For over 18 years, Kaleidoscope Adventures has organized historical and performance trips to New Orleans for thousands of schools. We are experts in booking student tours and specialize in planning complete travel services for any student group. We plan everything from A to Z, thus giving you peace-of-mind. We even give you a tour director who helps you every step of the way during your trip.

Put your trust in Kaleidoscope Adventures to meet all of your student travel needs. Why not give your group an exciting performance/historical trip to New Orleans? Let us bring your classroom to life and create lasting memories for your student trip.

Student Group Travel to Los Angeles – The Star Treatment

student group travel to los angeles ca“Hooray for Hollywood! That screwy, bally-hooey Hollywood!” Have you considered student group travel to Los Angeles lately, or are you among the many others who think that this trip is just too far away and way out of your reach? Well, we have some very good news to share, as the “City of Angels” has once again become one of our top student friendly destinations. With history and glamour, beaches and mountains, theme parks and movie studios, your biggest challenge will be trying to fit everything into your visit. Start saving today for your group to take a trip to the West Coast to see just why everyone loves L.A.!

Any trip to Los Angeles should start with a visit to Hollywood. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame are the cornerstones of historic Hollywood. You can catch a red carpet movie premier, take in a broadway style show at the Pantages Theatre or a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The recently renamed Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) is home to the Academy Awards each year and offers daily tours. Currently you can see the latest Cirque du Soleil production, IRIS, playing for sold out audiences at the Dolby Theatre, which is quite impressive as the theatre seats 3,332 and boasts one of the largest stages in the world at 113 feet wide by 60 feet deep. Then travel to West Hollywood for a visit to The Grove, the area’s hottest spot for shopping and dining. And, of course, you must visit Beverly Hills to buy a map of the stars homes and do some window shopping on Rodeo Drive.

Our student groups love to visit the amazing theme parks around Los Angeles. Universal Studios Hollywood is an incredible theme park, as well as a working studio. This summer they open their newest attraction, Transformers: The Ride-3D, based on the blockbuster movie series. Transformers: The Ride-3D is an immersive, next generation thrill ride blurring the line between fiction and reality. Not too far away in Anaheim, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure are about to celebrate the opening of Cars Land, based on the popular animated PIXAR feature CARS. Cars Land is 12-acres of high-octane fun for the whole family! Your groups can rev it up with brand-new attractions, including Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flag Magic Mountain are also close enough to visit for a day, as well as many great water parks.

For another great option on your itinerary you can take your pick of miles of incredible beaches which are located within minutes of the city. Just off of Santa Monica beach, the world-famous Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment and shopping including Pacific Park amusement park and a historic 1922 Merry-Go-Round. Malibu beach is the place to see and be seen. And, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach are typically on the top of any surfers list of places to visit. The waves can be quite impressive, but the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean are sure to take your breath away.

With a population close to 4 million, Los Angeles is the most populated city in California and the second most populated in the United States behind New York City. Yet, it also boasts one of the most culturally diverse populations in the entire world. With its rich history in Entertainment, Los Angeles and the surrounding regions is a destination worth visiting. Contact the team at Kaleidoscope Adventures to help you begin the planning process for your next student trip to Los Angeles! We are excited to work with you to customize an itinerary that will make your student group feel like STARS!

Destination Spotlight: St. Augustine, FL

Castillo de San Marcos St Augustine FloridaSt. Augustine, the nation’s oldest continuously settled city, was founded in 1565, half a century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Known as the “Ancient City,” St. Augustine has over 450 years of history and culture to share with your student group.  St. Augustine is most known for the Castillo de San Marcos Spanish Fort which serves as an outstanding reminder of the might of the early Spanish empire in the New World.  St. Augustine also boasts a plethora of historical sites, living history museums, performance venues, fun attractions, specialty shopping, historical guided tours, delicious food and 42 miles of pristine beaches.  If you and your group crave history, St. Augustine will bring history and your classroom to life!

Kaleidoscope Adventures offers student groups a variety of experiences that help create lasting memories.  We can customize an itinerary that is fun and meets your educational and/or performance objectives.

For more information on St. Augustine, Florida, please contact us.

What’s New in Student Group Travel to Washington DC and Boston MA

What’s New?

Fords Theatre Education CenterFord’s Theatre Opens New Center for Education and Leadership!

Now open in Washington DC, is the Ford’s Theatre’s new Center for Education and Leadership. Housed in a building directly across the street and acquired by the Ford’s Theatre Society in 2007, the center features two floors of permanent exhibits addressing the immediate aftermath of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865 and the evolution of Lincoln’s legacy; a Leadership Gallery floor to be used for rotating exhibits, lecture and reception space; two floors of education studios to house pre- and post-visit workshops, after-school programs and teach professional development; and a distance-learning lab.

Boston Tea Party Gaining Museum

Boston Tea Party Ship Scheduled to open June 25 in Boston is the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Most of the museum will be located on a barge anchored next to the museum pier on the Fort Point Channel. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, the museum will have actors dressed in period clothing and the original Robinson Tea Chest that was thrown into the Boston Harbor on Dec. 16, 1773. Students will have the opportunity to throw a tea chest over the sides of the Beaver, Eleanor and Dartmouth, replicas of the original ships involved in the Boston Tea Party.

For more information about Ford’s Theatre and Boston Tea Party, please contact us.

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Student Class Travel to Washington DC: Becoming a Beltway Insider is Easier than you think!

Washington DC Student Trips

Politicians, in power suits, conferencing in meetings or over a power lunch—this is our nation’s capital.  Power drives politics, and politics is what Washington DC is all about. Student groups traveling to DC on a class trip may ask how they can learn not only about the history of America, but how the political process helps shape our country too.  Fear not student groups.  Even though you may not have top-secret security clearance, DC has plenty to offer you in your quest of becoming a beltway insider faster than Congress can pass tax reforms.

student group travel washington dcWith so many museums, monuments, national landmarks, historical places of interest and houses of government, a student class soaking it all in should earn an honorary college degree.  Yet, our nation’s capital is not a dry, educational overload destination.  It is alive with intriguing opportunities for student groups to witness the political city in action.  For example, a group can watch the House of Representatives or Senate in session, or observe money being printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  Moreover, by means of planning ahead of time with your local Congressman and going through numerous security clearances, student classes can tour the White House and see portraits of past presidents and encounter the hustle and bustle of the West Wing.*  Groups can also experience guided tours of the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court (when not in session) and Library of Congress.  Each tour guide is well-versed in how the political process works as well as having great knowledge of the historical aspects of landmark court cases, the types of bills being passed, and more.  With so many opportunities available, student classes are definitely afforded the opportunity to learn the political process and how it works.

student class trip washington dcAmid all of this political madness, the historical aspects of Washington DC are incredible as well.  The National Mall’s monuments, memorials and museums guarantee hours, really days, of educational exploration. With nineteen Smithsonian museums, student classes studying history, art, science and more will certainly be intrigued by the numerous exhibits each museum has to offer.  In fact, the only thing more impressive than the shear diversity of the Smithsonian museums is that they are free.  Located west of the museums is West Potomac Park where the Washington Monument and Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR Memorials are found, as well as memorials honoring veterans of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  Surrounding all of these memorials is Constitution Gardens where one will find a necklace of cherry trees, whose spring blossoms merit a festival each year.  Just north of the Washington Monument lies the White House, residence of the President of the United States.  In addition, a tour of Arlington Cemetery, where visitors pay homage to the Tomb of the Unknown, the Kennedy gravesites and the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial, is definitely worth your time.

Outside of the National Mall’s aegis lie many other group-friendly museums, attractions and tours that will surely intrigue student classes including:

  • Ford’s Theater and Peterson House
  • Historical Walking Tour of Alexandria, Virginia
  • International Spy Museum
  • Mt. Vernon (George and Martha Washington’s home)
  • National Museum of Crime and Punishment
  • Newseum
  • United States Holocaust Museum
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Woodrow Wilson House

Overall, many of Washington DC’s historical monuments, memorials and museums commemorate important chapters in American history.  Yet, having your class see the political process and the power associated with it firsthand, will give your student group an opportunity to learn about modern-day politics.  Therefore, becoming a beltway insider will be easier than you think.  At Kaleidoscope Adventures, we call this experiential learning.  A student class trip to Washington DC is truly educational in many ways.

For over 18 years, Kaleidoscope Adventures has organized class trips to Washington DC for thousands of schools.  We are experts in booking student tours and specialize in planning complete travel services for any student group.  We plan everything from A to Z, thus giving you peace-of-mind.  We even give you a tour director who helps you every step of the way during your trip.

Put your trust in us to meet all of your student travel needs.  Why not give your group an exciting class trip to Washington DC and its surrounding areas?  Let us bring your classroom to life and create lasting memories for your student trip.

*Please note that, as of March 9, 2013, White House Tours are no longer available due to federal staffing restrictions. When and if they once again become available for groups, Kaleidoscope Adventures will update this page.

Student Group Travel to New York City: The Opportunities Are Incredible

New York City Student Trips

Extra, Extra! The Tony Nominations were recently announced to celebrate the year in Broadway. In case you missed them, Disney’s newest musical Newsies is the “King of New York!” With eight nominations, Newsies is celebrating in a big way as the little show that the Fansies brought to Broadway. Based on the 1992 Disney film flop starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, and Ann-Margret, this movie has been given new life at the Nederlander Theater with a fresh score by Alan Menken and book by Harvey Fierstein. Our student groups that have visited New York City this spring have loved this show from start to finish and always leave singing and dancing. With so many amazing shows on Broadway this year, student group travel to New York City has never been more exciting!

New York City Class TripOther new shows that have received multiple nominations are Once, based on the Academy Award winning film, with eleven nominations, and Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Broadway staples Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, and directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, with ten nominations. The star appeal is even greater in the Broadway Revival Category with returning classics such as Evita, Follies, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. With stars like Ricky Martin playing Ché in Evita, four- time Tony Winner Audra McDonald as Bess in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and legends of Broadway including Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell and Elaine Paige having graced the stage in the Stephen Sondheim classic, Follies, this is a great year to see a show!

Other student favorite shows include Godspell, currently starring High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu, Sister Act: The Musical, starring a grown up Raven-Symoné, and Spiderman – Turn Off The Dark. And, of course classic shows such as The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Memphis, The Phantom of the Opera, War Horse and Wicked are sure to please any student group. This fall promises to bring another great student option when the classic Annie returns to Broadway!

New York City Group TripOf course, there is so much more for student groups to do in New York City besides see a show. Our student group itineraries are filled with attractions, tours, restaurants, and shopping from start to finish. There are incredible museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum located right off of Central Park. A visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is a must. And, the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a moving tribute to the city and the lives lost in this tragedy that pulled our nation together.

new york city class travelThis summer the Space Shuttle Enterprise will be permanently displayed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. This fitting tribute to the U.S. Space program will be on display on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid until her permanent facility is constructed. There are tours available of the Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, NBC Studios, as well as movie tours, walking tours, bus tours, boat tours, and more. Sports fans have plenty to cheer about with the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks, Liberty or Rangers throughout the year. And, a visit to the Big Apple would not be complete without a stop in Times Square.

new york city group class tripKaleidoscope Adventures loves New York City, and we are sure that your student groups will, too! We are excited to work with all types of student groups to customize a trip that is perfect for you. The opportunities in New York City are incredible and a visit to this destination is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Let Kaleidoscope Adventures start planning your student group travel to New York City today!