Over the past 20 years we have fine-tuned the process of student and group travel. One of the most common questions we are asked is “What’s included on a student group trip?”
The possibilities are endless, but the following is a brief description of many options we offer on our tours.
Motorcoaches: Most of our tours typically travel by motorcoach. We contract with highly reputable motorcoach companies that provide our tours with dependable, late model coaches. Each coach has amenities including high-back reclining seats, A/C, on-board facilities, video screens and wide windows giving you the best possible view of the passing landscape.
Round-Trip Airfare: Some of our tours request round-trip airfare. We can offer flight arrangements that match your group’s preferred travel dates and guarantee your travel dates at the time of booking. These can be regularly scheduled flights or chartered services with major airlines (i.e. Southwest Airlines, Delta, United, etc.).
Vans/Mini-Buses: For smaller groups, we contract with bus companies that have dependable, late model mini buses or vans with comfortable seating and A/C (based on availability and area).
A good night’s sleep is important, so you and your students can count on clean hotels. We personally inspect every hotel to ensure it’s up to our standards. When your group chooses to stay in a hotel, each student participant will share a room with two or three other students of the same gender. The hotels we book for our groups contain indoor corridors, continental breakfasts and are centrally located in your destination to make sightseeing easy. We have buying power with major chain hotels including Choice Hotels, Marriott, Hilton, Drury and more. We always offer comfort and excellent value for our clients.
We book some of the best theme parks throughout North America including the Disney parks, Universal parks, Six Flags parks, Sea World parks, Cedar Fair parks, plus more. Each park contains exciting amusement rides, attractions, entertainment and dining facilities. We want to make sure your group has an exciting and fun trip. Theme parks are a great way to ensure this.
From fun parks to miniature golf, aquariums to zoos, planetariums to botanic gardens, the list of attractions is endless. Kaleidoscope Adventures will book your group into any attraction your group would like to visit in any of our 40+ destinations. Attractions are a great way to guarantee your group has fun!
Student groups love to include water parks or water activities on their trip. Water parks feature water slides, splash pads, lazy rivers, spraygrounds, and other swimming activities. Most recently, some water parks have even built surfing and bodyboarding wave pools which add another dimension to the water park experience. Also, many student groups enjoy activities like water tubing on rivers and/or beach time. Our team at Kaleidoscope Adventures would be happy to recommend the best and most exciting water parks/water fun in any of our 40+ destinations.
Our groups normally start the day with a Continental breakfast including bread and rolls with butter and jam; juice, coffee, tea or cocoa, cereal, yogurt, fruit, cheese or breakfast meat and sometimes eggs and waffles. Many of our groups choose lunch on their own; although Kaleidoscope Adventures can pre-arrange lunches for any group. Dinner is usually pre-arranged by Kaleidoscope Adventures. We typically choose student-friendly restaurants ranging from buffets to themed restaurants. We also can provide menu options that are indicative to the regional cuisine as well.
Combining a dinner with a staged play or musical, dinner shows are a favorite among student groups. We have group dining arrangements with the best dinner shows in North America including Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Arabian Nights, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, and Murder Mystery Dinner Shows, to name a few.
When traveling to any of the 40+ destinations we service, we always suggest visiting museums to our groups. Museums house collections of artifacts and other objects of importance. Educationally, museums are a wonderful way for your group to experience the history of America, science theories and the artistic endeavors of professional artists.
Historical sites/Memorials/Monuments open doors into the past so that your group will more fully understand the world we live in today. They pique the imagination and stir the mind of student groups. Indians hunting in unspoiled forests, farmers toiling to make a living off the land, and soldiers and sailors fighting for independence and freedom are all examples of historical sites, memorials and monuments that student groups can experience.
In many of our 40+ destinations, there are options that include guided/sightseeing tours. These types of tours are conducted by a tour guide who provides educational information as well as cultural, historical and contemporary heritage interpretation of the venue, area, etc. Student groups looking for an additional educational experience should definitely consider guided and/or sightseeing tours.
Would your group like to see a Broadway Show? 39 different theaters make up Broadway in New York City alone! One of them has a show just for your group! Whether its musicals, revivals or first run, let the team at Kaleidoscope Adventures capitalize on our relationships with the theater community in securing the right seats at the right show for your group. We even book national tours of Broadway productions and live shows in other cities like Chicago, Toronto, plus more.
Entertainment/Arts/Fine Arts/Special Events
How about attending a symphony orchestra concert, an opera or experiencing the ballet? The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures is made up of former music directors, teachers, hotel industry experts and group travel professionals who know the best entertainment shows, events and concerts to attend. We will be able to guide you in the right direction with the purpose of meeting your curriculum objectives.
The majority of our groups who like to include shopping time on their trip usually shop at outlet centers, malls, or shopping, dining and entertainment centers. The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures would be happy to include any type of shopping excursion that you request on your itinerary.
Cruising has become a major part of student group travel. Kaleidoscope Adventures specializes in performing and non-performing cruises as well as senior class cruises to 14 exotic ports of call. We have teamed up with Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean and others to provide you the best cruise possible. Your cruise adventure offers superb dining, excellent service, fantastic entertainment, and lots of shipboard activities. The fun is endless! We can even arrange private parties or special gatherings on your cruise. The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures is ready and willing to make your cruise trip an exciting one! Read More >>
Kaleidoscope Adventures has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer you the most exciting Sports Vacations in North America. Enjoy first-class group travel packages to exciting MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA games and events. Join a pre-packaged program or custom design your own trip. The choice is yours… Any Game, Any Place, Any Time!
Unique Performance Venues and Festivals
Kaleidoscope Adventures specializes in the finest performance festivals and workshops for student music, dance and theater groups that give them the opportunity to learn from leaders in the industry. We also book some of the most unique performance venues including St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, the Capitol Steps in Washington DC, Walt Disney World in Orlando and Pier 39 in San Francisco. No matter what destination you choose, we have the best performance venues available.
Professional Tour Director
At Kaleidoscope Adventures, tour oversight does not end with the booking. We arrange for on-site professional tour directors to make sure every detail planned in advance is executed flawlessly during the trip. While on tour, our professional tour directors are there every step of the way ensuring that the group has a successful experience. Our tour directors are fun, knowledgeable and experienced. They play a major role in providing the little things that make a BIG difference, paying particular attention to detail with hands-on care. They add the “personal touch” that makes our tours unique and special.
Kaleidoscope Adventures can customize a complete travel package catered to your needs and educational objectives to any of our 40+ destinations.