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1 EF Educational Tours Travel changes lives. Erindale S.S. Canadas Battlefields in Europe March 2014

2 EF Educational Tours Why take an educational tour? Experience new cultures and explore famous sights firsthand Improve your grades and enhance college/university applications and resumes Have fun with your friends and make new ones Gain independence and confidence Bring classroom lessons to life Experience what the world has to offer and enrich your life

3 EF Educational Tours Why a Canadas Battlefields tour? - to enrich and complement the OSSD curriculum, specifically the Grade 10 Canadian History course- Canada in the Twentieth Century -to better understand Canadas role on the world stage from 1914 to the present day -to trace the development of Canadian identity and political nationhood -to bear witness to the sacrifice of Canadians, both at home and at the front and the international recognition of their efforts -to better understand the changing roles of the Canadian military in the twenty-first century within the current political context

4 EF Educational Tours May 25/13, Toronto Star Vimy Ridge tour gives hope to Canadian vets of Afghan War suffering from PTSD The scale of the devastation on Vimy Ridge, even with the passage of almost 100 years, is breathtaking, and made Capt. Andrew Richardson, who fought in Afghanistan, wonder where the survivors found the strength to not only carry on, but flourish.

5 EF Educational Tours Best value EF guarantees the lowest prices on every tour without sacrificing safety, quality or comfort. Best support EF has over 40 years of experience and supports you with our helpful Customer Service Department, full-time tour directors, around-the clock emergency assistance and offices around the world. Cutting-edge innovations EF keeps you connected to your destinations and other travelers with EF using blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. EF means Education First Education guides us, learn it by living it. Why travel with EF?

6 EF Educational Tours Safety is EFs top priority Hundreds of EF offices in over 50 countries. 24-hour emergency on-call service. Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies your group 24 hours a day. EFs Peace of Mind Program allows you to change your tour and/or departure date should your school board not allow you to travel for safety reasons. EFs North American Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts

7 EF Educational Tours Where are you going? ITINERARY Day 1 Fly overnight to Amsterdam Day 2 Amsterdam Day 3 Amsterdam Day 4 Amsterdam /Vimy Region Day 5 Vimy Region Day 6 Vimy Region/Normandy Day 7 Normandy Region Day 8 Normandy Region /Paris Day 9 Paris Day 10 Depart for home

8 EF Educational Tours Tour Fee Details Program Fee: $2970 includes departure fees, taxes, weekend supplement All-inclusive insurance:$149 (or travelers own) Weekend Supplement$80 Peace of Mind ProgramFree Total for students with Insurance:$3199 (payable to EF Tours)

9 EF Educational Tours What IS included? Round-trip airfare Superior tourist-class hotel accommodations All motorcoach and flight transfers Breakfast and dinner daily 24/7 bilingual EF Tour Director Sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides Entrance fees to included special attractions

10 EF Educational Tours What is NOT included? Beverages, snacks and lunches (unless specified) Customary gratuities for your tour director and bus driver (40 euros per traveller covers entire trip) Personal spending money: souvenirs, shopping, public transit and admissions if not on itinerary (optional) EF's all-inclusive insurance package (medical, cancellation, baggage) are included in our price Passport/visa fees

11 EF Educational Tours What is the All-Inclusive insurance plan? $149 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: » Medical and Accident » Baggage and Property » Tour Cancellation and Interruption » 24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information, call EFs Customer Service Department at

12 EF Educational Tours Passport and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to eight weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-Canadian citizens may require special visas or other travel documents Obtaining passports and visas are travelers' responsibilities

13 EF Educational Tours Payment schedule Payment Schedule $99 with application $700 due 30 days after enrollment Final payment due 99 days prior to departure (except with AutoPay option) *payment schedule can vary pending enrolment date. Standard payment scheduleAutoPay Program Convenient monthly payments charged to a bank account or credit card Free to enrol No late fees Monthly Payments the last Wednesday of each month 2 extra months to pay Participant must have at least 4 scheduled payments to qualify for Autopay Contact Customer Service for a plan that suits your budget

14 EF Educational Tours Visit your EF website Log in to your own personal website at » Learn more about your destination » Make online payments » Take note of important dates and information » Our tour number is #129851PW; it is on the label on the application form

15 EF Educational Tours How do I enrol? Bring your completed application form and a deposit of $99. To Ms. Foster or Mr. von Bulow to reserve your place. Once accepted, parents are to call EF to arrange Autopay if desired, or follow payment schedule as outlined in the application booklet. Our price is locked down until June 30 after which prices may be subject to change. EFs Price Guarantee means that there will be no surprises!

16 EF Educational Tours Connect with EF!

17 EF Educational Tours I want to go! What do I need to bring? RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON THE TRIP BY SUBMITTING: Peel contract signed by parent and student traveler Completed application form from EF booklet. Read carefully, have parent SIGN the application and detach from booklet $99.00 deposit (subtracted from program fee), either by cheque made out to EF Tours OR pay by credit card directly on the application form You can also register online at Click on Enrol and type in our tour number # 35 students and wait list ACT NOW! Ms. Foster and Mr. von Bulow

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