Presentation on theme: "Washington, D.C.: The Capital Tour Led by Scott Cheney."— Presentation transcript:
Washington, D.C.: The Capital Tour Led by Scott Cheney
Overview Meet Smithsonian Student Travel Our itinerary What is included on our tour Coverage plan Your payment options Your online account How to enroll on our tour
What does Smithsonian Student Travel do? Low prices so more students can travel –Smithsonian Student Travel believes every student should have the chance to explore America. By making their tours as affordable as possible, more students can travel. Quality meets affordability –Tours consistently exceed the Smithsonian’s high standards for quality and customer satisfactions. –A nation-wide network of offices provides local support –Annual, in-person inspections of all hotels, restaurants and venues “Smithsonian Student Travel opened the door to learning for my students.” - Jeannette Teacher, Puerto Rico
What does Smithsonian Student Travel do? (continued) Fully accredited, interactive tours that make learning fun –Accredited tours means they meet the same standards as schools and college –Educational resources created by the Smithsonian Institution –Interactive activities on tour Smithsonian Student Travel builds personal relationships –Tour consultant handles our tour details –A dedicated customer service representative for traveler and parent questions –Tour director for on-tour logistics and is our expert local guide
How does Smithsonian Student Travel keep students safe? Full-time Smithsonian Student Travel Tour Director –With groups 24-hours a day, from arrival to departure –Trained to handle on-tour emergencies Professional overnight security –Additional security dedicated exclusively to our group Local offices –Tour groups have the support of a network of local offices across America 24/7 Emergency Service –Additional emergency support is always just a phone call away Travel ID Badges and backpacks –Smithsonian Student Travel ID Badge provides helpful emergency contact information –Smithsonian Student Travel backpacks are brightly-colored and easily identifiable.
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C.: The Capital Tour Day 1: Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your tour director Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include: National Air and Space Museum National Museum of Natural History National Museum of African Art National Museum of American History Smithsonian American Art Museum National Portrait Gallery Holocaust Museum Take a night tour of Washington: Lincoln Memorial WWII Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C.: The Capital Tour Day 2: Visit Arlington National Cemetery and witness the changing of the guard Visit the Marine Corps War Memorial and Iwo Jima Memorial Take a guided tour of D.C. Washington Monument FDR Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Jefferson Memorial Make a photo stop at the White House Visit Mount Vernon Dinner & Dancing at the Hotel
Tour itinerary: Washington, D.C.: The Capital Tour Day 3: Visit Capitol Hill U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center U.S. Supreme Court Library of Congress Visit the National Archives Depart for home!
What does the Program Fee include? Round-trip motorcoach Clean and safe hotel rooms Breakfast, lunch, & dinner daily Full-time tour director Sightseeing tours led by licensed guides Professional overnight security On-tour backpack, luggage tag and travel ID badge Travel journal Medical and accident coverage $1 million consumer protection plan All gratuities Smithsonian membership What is not included? Personal spending money Optional coverage plan Requested departure date: 3/13/2013 Student Program Fee: $555
How are payments made? Monthly payment plan Program Fee divided into manageable monthly payments Convenient monthly payments charged to a debit or credit card Free and no late fees Final due date extended up to 35 days before departure Works great with fundraising Highly recommended! Manual payment schedule Upon enrollment: $99 Enrollment deposit (non- refundable) 30 days after enrollment: Account must have $350 total paid 110 days prior to departure: Account must be paid in full Please note that non- refundable late fees ranging from $40-85 will apply if payment is not received on the dates they are due
Your tours payment breakdown Monthly Payment PlanManual Payment Plan Student Cost$555.00 Enrollment Deposit$99.00 1 st Monthly Payment Plan Date 11/7/2012 Last Monthly Payment Plan Date 1/7/2013 # of Payments3 Average Payment$152.00 Final Payment$152.00 Student Cost$555.00 Enrollment Deposit$99.00 30 days after enrollment$251.00 Balance Due 12/28/2012 $205.00
What does the coverage plan include? Included in Program Fee –Medical and accident coverage –24-hour Emergency Assistance All-Inclusive Travel Coverage Plan ($85 for flight groups; $60 for bus groups) –Tour cancellation and interruption coverage –Program Fee protection –Baggage and property coverage –Personal delay coverage See booking conditions or call customer service (1.888.333.9756) for complete details on this highly recommended coverage plan.
How do you keep track of your account? Log in to your personal account at SmithsonianStudentTravel.com to: –Learn more about your destination –Make online payments –Enroll in our monthly payment plan –Track important dates and information –Purchase the All-Inclusive Travel Coverage Plan
Fundraising Contribution pages for every traveler Easy, secure -Enrolled travelers receive an email with a link to a secure contribution page to share with family and friends -Works easily with automatic payment plan
$25,000 awarded annually Students selected based on response to essay question
How do you enroll? Online –SmithsonianStudentTravel.com Phone –1.888.333.9756 Mail –Smithsonian Student Travel EF Center One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour number: 1218125 Enrollment deadline: 10/31/2012 You can find this box on our homepage.