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Student Tours For Any Curriculum

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Because Junior Tours was founded by a teacher in 1967, we know educators are looking for a student tour provider capable of fulfilling the needs of a wide variety of curricular interests.

Diversity is something we’re proud to offer teachers and students, with a wide range of destinations, featuring points of interest that cover all the educational bases.

From history to fashion, we’ve got you covered.  But we go further than bringing diversity to student tours.  We bring fine personalization that speaks to educator vision and student interests, customizing itineraries to your specifications.

Everything under the sun.

For students who plan on a career in the business world, our tours to New York City, Chicago and Atlanta put them in the center of the action.

From Wall Street to the Atlanta headquarters of CNN, to Chicago’s bustling business district, students discover how businesses operate at the very highest level.  With visits to attractions that inform and support their budding vocation, we take them directly to the top of the ladder.

Language students can find their feet in an immersive experience in Montreal, Quebec, where French has been spoken since the city’s founding.  The Cajun version of French can be encountered among local people in New Orleans, LA, where the language was brought by Acadians settlers, after leaving Canada.

The rich and vibrant history of the USA is all around us, but a tour with Junior is a living encounter, placing students on the battlefields of the Civil War at Gettysburg, or at the site of the Boston Tea Party in a city alive with the American story.

No matter what your students are studying, or what your educational goals are for them, Junior Tours’ extensive experience in the realm of educational travel shows your students what they need to see, as you enjoy a seamlessly executed tour.

The best of everything.

You, your students and chaperones (who join us free of charge) travel in comfort, with reliable air, rail and bus transportation, round trip.  There’s no need to rely on public transportation (unless that’s part of the experience you’re planning).  We’ll organize ground transportation for you, at your destination of choice.

Because of our long tenure in the sector, we have strong relationships with accommodations providers.  Central, with first class amenities, our roster of deluxe hotel providers sees your group enjoying a great night’s sleep once your busy day is done.

Junior Tours’ professionally trained Tour Escorts are with you and your group 24/7, bringing you destination expertise, energetic leadership and itinerary management that frees you to enjoy the adventure.

At Junior Tours, we offer student tours for any curriculum, customized to the needs and interests of your group.  When you go with Junior, you go with the very best.

We’re committed to offering educators and students exceptional educational tours that bring your curriculum to life.  With first class logistics and professional on-tour support, your group is treated to outstanding comfort, reliability and educational value you won’t find elsewhere.

Contact us for a free quote and sample itinerary.

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5 Great Ways For Kids to Raise Money For a School Trip

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A key challenge for many parents is finding the funds to send their kids on a school trip.  But the great thing about fundraising for school trips is that it teaches kids important lessons about the economic realities of travel, as well as team work, cooperation and how to talk to people about contributing to their cause.

So, this post is dedicated to 5 great ways for kids to raise money for a school trip, including both new-fangled and old-fangled ways of raising the funds you need.

Old School fundraising.

There’s nothing like a bake sale, car wash, or yard sale to bring the parents to the schoolyard.  These traditional methods of raising funds for school trips gets everyone involved, bringing the community into the fold in common cause.

Parents can team up with their kids, creating a unique dynamic in which everyone puts their shoulder to the wheel to get the job done.  It’s a great lesson for kids and brings parents to the party in a real and positive way that makes a huge difference, cash wise and community wise.

Crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding is an exciting, new-fangled way to raise money for all manner of projects.  It can work for your school trip, too.  At Junior Tours, we particularly like the resource FundRazr.  It’s easy and free.

Your group gets a website to explain how the funds will go toward its school trip – a unique educational experience for them.  They (and parents), will have the opportunity to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to solicit funds.  It’s a fundraising technique ripe with outreach, consciousness-raising and learning opportunities.

Events.

Connect with a local business to create an event that invites the community to join the effort.  Find a business in the community that’s willing to match donated funds for greater impact.

The event might be a coffee house or a picnic, with a silent auction.  Inviting community and business participation raises your group’s and your school’s profile, as well.  You can even involve the trip participants in putting together a media release to alert local press and radio.

F2F.

F2F (face-to-face fundraising) is proven to be one of the most effective ways to raise money for any cause.  Organize your kids to go door to door, targeting neighbourhoods in the school’s catchment.  Kids at the door with a burning passion for going on an educational trip can net your group a very good source of funds.

While they’re door knocking, they’re learning lessons about persuasion and comportment that will serve them well in life.

Scratch cards.

Junior Tours proposes scratch cards as a high return fundraising strategy.  For 10 cents per card, students can offer these to friends and family.  Each box on the cards represents a donation of between .10 cents and $3.00, with each card rendering $150 in funds, once all boxes have been scratched off.

Since 1967, Junior Tours has been offering outstanding student educational travel experiences.  Contact us to request a free quote and sample itinerary.

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Some Compelling Reasons to Book Your Student Tour Early

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Book early. We all know that young people love spontaneity, but student tours don’t particularly lend themselves to playing it by ear.  Student tours require fine planning, logistics expertise, and exacting execution. Thinking ahead gives you time, selection and savings that keep your budget in check.

In this post, we’re going to share some key reasons to book your student tour early.  Because we’re a student tour planning company, we know our clients benefit enormously when they book ahead.  Let’s see why the early bird really does get the worm.

Payment plans.

Booking early means you have time to reach your fundraising goals in support of your trip.  You have more time to set up fundraising activities and events with your group and to raise awareness about the tour.  As fundraising bears fruit, you pay over time.

Booking early can also give parents who don’t have money immediately available time to save, so their child is included.

Building anticipation.

Early booking gives you room to build group anticipation.  It also gives you needed time to get buy in from parents who may be nervous about sending their child off on a tour.

Your tour will book almost organically, as word of mouth takes over and your group’s plans go viral.  As you release itinerary details in the run up to the tour, you’ll see it fill up and before you know it, booked solid.

More selection and availability.

Book early, especially if you’re planning a student tour during high volume travel periods, booking early means you get the best selection and availability.  Junior Tours’ relationships with top accommodations vendors in the most popular student tour destinations mean you get the best, but having more time means you get the best of the best.

Booking early means you’ll have access to the very best of premier hotels and attractions, because you’re first in line.

Save money!

Booking a student tour early (as more and more people are finding out) means that your group’s budget stays tight.

When you book a tour at the last minute, low availability impacts price (especially during those costly high traffic periods).  Early booking not only gets you the widest selection in terms of scheduling and hotel quality and location – you save money, too.  And that makes everyone happy.

Junior Tours.

Junior Tours has been planning and executing student tours since 1967.  Founded by a teacher, our emphasis is on quality educational experiences for your students.  We bring you professional logistics expertise that recognizes the purpose and focus of your tour, while giving your students an unforgettable experience.

These reasons to book your student tour early point out why the early bird gets the worm and a whole lot more.  The early bird also gets the best flights, programming, and accommodation vendors for a superior price, while allowing sufficient time for anticipation and fundraising dollars to build up.

At Junior Tours, we’d thought you’d like to know all that.  Ready to book?  Contact us to request an itinerary and quote.

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How Student Tours Work: Planning and Executing

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Planning a student tour is easy with Junior Tours.  We work to educator vision of learning objectives for your student tour group, defining it with our decades of experience in the sector.

Since 1967, we’ve been the teacher’s choice for tours which have taken over 500,000 students to destinations all over the USA.

Let’s talk about how student tours work:  planning and executing.  With Junior Tours, they’re a cinch.

Planning the perfect student tour.

Contacting us for a sample itinerary and quotation is your first move.  One of our Junior’s planning experts will contact you within 72 hours when you fill out our online form, to discuss your goals for the tour.

Once you’ve nailed down your itinerary, tour duration and other details, we’ll provide you with suggestions for enhancement through tailored experiences to make your tour group’s adventure even more valuable.

Here’s where you set up your fundraising efforts.  Junior Tours provides you with an array of fundraising resources to help you raise the money you need to cover tour expenses.  We know your group has a budget and we help you work within it.  There’s even a student scholarship option, worth up to $1,000 per student applying.

The sooner you start promoting your tour to students, the more successful it will be.  Junior has online resources to help you with that, too, including a simple tool for setting up a tour website.

Executing your tour.

Now that the planning’s done, it’s time to enjoy your experience.  Your group gets 24/7 support with a dedicated Tour Guide who ensures that your tour is realized seamlessly, down to the finest detail.

You and your students enjoy the adventure and excitement of visiting the destinations on your tour, while Junior Tours sweats the details.  We focus solely on your group.  We don’t combine groups, or add people to your tour you don’t know.  With Junior Tours, we provide a boutique experience that’s entirely focused on your group.

Junior is there for the duration of the tour to ensure that you and your students have the most valuable experience possible.

Student tours with the best.

No matter where your tour group ventures, Junior takes them on the educational adventure of a lifetime.  Because of longstanding relationships with select vendors, we bring your students the very best in learning excursions for an experience they’ll never forget.

Junior Tours opens the door to educational travel for teachers from all 50 states.  We’ve been doing it since 1967, so you’re assured of an adventure to remember.  Junior creates student educational adventures that make learning fun.

About Junior.

Junior Tours is the acknowledged leader in planning and executing student educational tours, all over the USA.  We offer logistical and programming excellence that answers educator goals.  Our long tenure in student tour planning brings you unique adventures, supported by decades of experience.

How student tours work: planning and executing really is this easy.  When you tour with Junior, you tour with the professionals.

Contact us to request an itinerary for your student tour.

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Why Customized Tours Are the Best Option for Students

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Teachers create learning experiences for their students every day.  But getting out of the classroom and into the thick of America’s living history and vibrant culture is the catalyst for making those experiences more profound. Students love to travel, being naturally curious.  As students, though, they’re looking for a deeper connection with what they’re learning and that can only be achieved in the field. That’s why customized tours are the best option for students.  Combined with the thrill of walking onto the vast stage of American history and culture, a customized tour delivers maximum benefit by ensuring that all the right boxes are checked.

Reading about Gettysburg, the battles waged there and the famed words of Abraham Lincoln are one thing.  It’s quite another to place your students on the hallowed ground on which these events transpired.

Customized tours create an environment for learning uniquely engineered to educator goals.  They work from the interests of your students, bringing classroom learning to life as a compelling experiential adventure.

From Williamsburg to New Orleans.

A customized tour to historic sites brings animates and enriches learning.  History teachers may want their students to have the experience of historical re-enactments, or to attend cultural events which contemporize history in real time. Ideally, both!

From walking in the footsteps of early American settlers at Jamestown, to discovering the long and fascinating past of the Crescent City, a customized tour with a tailored theme is a unique learning experience.  What student could forget a stroll through Colonial Williamsburg, or a visit to Preservation Hall?

New York City’s teeming streets are the bearers of stories from around the world, where our ancestors first unpacked their hopes and dreams on these shores, all in the shadow of the torch-bearing Lady Liberty.  Atlanta, birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., is home to the center named for him and in honor of non-violent change. Budding broadcasters can increase their understanding at CNN headquarters, here.

A customized tour offers your students an educational adventure tailored to teacher vision and conformed to their special interests.  Planning and execution that creates a rich experience, realized seamlessly and professionally, is why customized tours are the best option for students.

A customized experience with Junior Tours.

Junior Tours is a leader in creating student tours which animate what your students are learning about.  With access to premier vendors all over the USA, Junior brings you 50 years’ experience, working with teachers from all 50 states.

We’ve created tangible learning adventures for 500,000 K12 students who come to us for a customized experience that’s one-of-a-kind.

With detailed planning and a half century planning student tours, we’re professionals who know why customized tours are the best option for students.  Junior Tours was founded by a teacher to create exceptional learning experiences, with personalized service and the fine attention to detail that makes for superior learning enhancement which is both fun and engaging.

Visit us for an itinerary and quote and experience the very best in customized tours for students, with Junior Tours.