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eftours.com 2 Why take an educational tour? Students get to experience new cultures, explore famous sights and have fun with their friends on an EF Educational Tour ! HOWEVER, the educational aspect of travelling with EF is life-changing: Let the thousands of young adults that we surveyed who took an EF tour in high school tell you how it impacted them
eftours.com 3 Why travel with EF? o EF has the lowest price guaranteed. More teachers choose EF than any other educational travel organization and 97% of students recommend the tours. o The itineraries are educational, featuring experiential learning and visits to the best sites. EF is #1 in educational travel and is accredited, so students can earn high school credit. o A 24-hour EF Tour Director stays with our group around the clock on tour, providing insight about our destination as well as great tips. o With 45 years of experience and a worldwide presence, we are traveling with the safest and most reputable travel organization.
eftours.com 4 EF is committed to your safety o EF has hundreds of offices in more than 50 countries. o 24-hour emergency on-call service so you can reach EF day or night while your child is on tour. o Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies our group 24 hours a day. o EF ’ s Peace of Mind program allows us to change our tour/departure date up to 35 days prior to departure.
eftours.com 5 How does group travel work? What is group travel? >Groups with similar tour preferences and departure dates are combined to share a motorcoach Why does EF combine groups? >Makes tours equally affordable for groups of 6 or 40 >Low prices means more students can see the world >Allows students to meet other travelers from around the country How does EF combine groups? >Flexible date range – >Spring Break: can have groups depart for tour 2 days before or 2 days after requested departure date >Summer Tour: can have groups depart for tour to begin 4 days before and after requested departure date >Similar tour options – >EF asks for 2 nd and 3 rd choice tours from all groups
eftours.com 6 Where are we going? Itinerary- Summer 2012 Madrid and Andalusia Day 1 Fly overnight to Spain Day 2 Madrid Day 3 Madrid Day 4 Toledo Consuegra Granada Day 5 Granada Costa del Sol Day 6 Costa del Sol Day 7 Seville Day 8 Córdoba Madrid Day 9 Madrid Day 10 Depart for homeMadrid Itinerary
eftours.com 7 How much does it cost and how do I pay? Monthly Payment Plan Automatic deduction each month from credit/debit/checking Have 4 dates to choose from to have funds withdrawn each month Final payment deadline up to 25 days prior to departure No late fees TOTAL COST ÷ NO. OF MONTHS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– = MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO BE DEDUCTED ______________________________________________________ _ Manual Payment Plan* 1.) Enroll with $95 enrollment fee 2.) 30 days later: $450 is due 3.) 110 days prior to tour: Remaining Program Fee is due 4.) 30 days prior to tour: Departure Fees are due * Invoices will be mailed prior to due payments and late fees will be assessed for any missed payments.
eftours.com 8 What IS and ISN’T included? Program Fee DOES NOT Include: Optional Excursions Listed on quote under “Tour items not included” or on itinerary as “Optional:” All-Inclusive Insurance $145 –> make sure you’re covered! Tour Cancellation & Interruption Insurance Medical/Accident Insurance & Baggage/Property Insurance Flight Delay Insurance & 24 Hour Emergency Assistance Departure Fees Airline taxes & fuel surcharges set by government – Current price in quote but can fluctuate up until 30 days prior to tour Tips for Tour Director, Bus Driver, Local Guides Per person/day: $6 for Tour Director, $3 for Bus Driver, 1-2 Euro per Guide Beverages, Lunches & Spending Money Suggested: $45 -$60 per day for Europe Program Fee Includes: Round-Trip Airfare Hotel Accommodations Transportation Breakfast & Dinner Daily Full-Time EF Tour Director Guided Sightseeing Tours with Local Guides Entrance Fees to Select Attractions
eftours.com 9 Passports and Visas Lastly, Passport/Visa Fees are NOT included in the Tour Cost Valid passports are required for all travelers & may take up to 14 weeks to process Every traveler is responsible for securing all necessary documentation needed to travel Some destinations may require travel visas (refer to www.travel.state.gov for specific info)www.travel.state.gov Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other documents to travel- please check with your local embassy if you fall into this category.
eftours.com 10 How do I enroll? Online: www.eftours.com/enroll Phone: 1-800-665-5364 Fax: 1-800-318-3732 Mail: EF Educational Tours One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour number: MADRID & ANDALUSIA- #1137831 Enrollment deadline: 09/30/2011
eftours.com 11 Personalized website for travelers Log-in to: Make online payments Purchase insurance and phone cards Enroll on optional excursions See alerts from EF Read emails from your group leader View flight and hotel information
eftours.com 12 eftours.com/student Visit EF’s student website to: Watch videos that highlight what you’ll do and see on tour. Learn about where you’ll travel with Lonely Planet Destination Guides. Read Following the Equator, EF’s travel blog Get tips on everything from packing to obtaining a passport. Connect with other travelers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more
eftours.com 13 eftours.com/parent Visit EF’s parent website to: Learn more about how EF will make your child’s tour educational and safe. Get important travel tips on what you need to know before the tour. Find information about how to fundraise for the tour. Get answers to parent’s most commonly asked questions. Connect with EF on Facebook, Twitter and more.