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2 Why take an educational tour? Newfound confidence and independence Improve your grades and enhance college applications Enhanced career prospects Experience new cultures and explore famous sights Have fun with your friends and make new ones
eftours.com 3 EF is #1 in educational travel 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 also 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 and/or departure date up to 35 days prior to departure.
eftours.com 5 Private Bus, Customized Tour o A private bus, you will not be combined with other groups o We require departure flexibility for the flights on all tours o Customization on this tour is focused on the stay ahead/behind; easy to alter and revert to main portion of tour if necessary o Fees are based on the number of participants.
eftours.com 6 Our Tentative Itinerary. Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy Day 2: Rome: Arrive in Rome & meet your EF Tour Director. Bus tranfer to Roman Catacombs for visit; transfer to hotel for overnight. Day 3: Rome: Visit the Colosseum; Visit the Roman Forum; Take a guided walking tour of Rome. (Possibly St. John Lateran Cathedral & Michelangelo’s “Moses” statue.) Day 4: Rome: Take a guided tour of Vatican City; Visit the Sistine Chapel; Visit St. Peter’s Basilica; Take a guided tour of Rome.
eftours.com 7 Where are we going? Day 5: Assisi Florence : Travel to Assisi; Visit the Basilica of St. Francis; Continue on to Florence. Day 6: Florence: See “David” Statue Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, visit San Marco Monastery and Uffizi Gallery. Day 7: Florence * Venice: Take a guided tour of Florence: – Piazza della Signoria; Ponte Vecchio; Chiesa di Santa Croc– Gates of Paradise; Visit the Duomo; See a leather-making demonstration; Travel to Venice
eftours.com 8 Where are we going? Day 8: Venice: Take a guided tour of Venice: – St. Mark’s Square; Grand Canal; Visit the Doge’s Palace Day 9: Venice: Continue visiting Venice wth EF Tour Director. Entrances to include: Santa Maria Della Salute, Galleria dell” Accademia and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Day 10: Transfer to airport for your return flight home
eftours.com What will we see? 9 And so much more!!
eftours.com 10 How much does it cost? Price Quote Enrollment Fee $ 95 Program Fee * $2,095 Early Enrollment Discountˆ -$ 50 Current Departure Fees** $ 443 Private Bus (25-29 Paying) $ 195 1 Day Stay Behind in Venice (with 25+ passengers$ 270 and then based on sliding scale) Special Travel Service Fee (flat fee)$ 95 All Inclusive Insurance $ 145 Peace of Mind Program Free Monthly† Total For Students $251 $3,288 Adult Supplement $365 For Adults $280 $3,653 * If you register by 5/3 you receive an additional $50.00 off. EF contacted me yesterday to inform me of this. Mr. P.
eftours.com 11 What does the Program Fee include? Airfare Hotel accommodations Transportation Breakfast and dinner daily Full-time EF Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours Entrance fees to select attractions All-inclusive insurance
eftours.com 12 What does the Program Fee NOT include? Beverages and lunches (unless specified) Optional excursions (Siena is inlcuded in the quote) Departure fees Tips for your tour director, bus driver and local guides Spending money Passport/visa fees
eftours.com 13 EF’s monthly payment plan Automatic deduction from your checking account (or charged to your credit/debit card) each month No late fees Final payment deadline up to 25 days prior to departure For example: It’s February, and John is going on an EF tour to Italy and Greece the following July. The total tour cost is $2,864. Therefore, John’s monthly payments are only $179. TOTAL COST ÷ NO. OF MONTHS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– = MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO BE DEDUCTED $2,864 ÷ 16 = $179
eftours.com 14 All-inclusive Insurance $145 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: >Tour Cancellation and Interruption >Medical and Accident >Baggage and Property >Flight Delay Insurance >24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information visit eftours.com/insurance or call EF’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364
eftours.com 15 Passports and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to fourteen weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation
eftours.com 16 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: 1049717 Enrollment deadline: Tuesday, May 3!!
eftours.com 17 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 18 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.
eftours.com 19 Personalized website for travelers Log-in to: Make online payments Purchase insurance and phone cards Enroll on optional excursions See messages and alerts from EF and your group leader View flight and hotel information
eftours.com 20 Destination videos and photos Watch videos that highlight where you will go on tour: http://www.viddler.c om/explore/EFTours /videos/ http://www.viddler.c om/explore/EFTours /videos/
eftours.com 21 Online reviews from travelers Login to: Thkaa;flh Ha;lgh;hf;la Ahg;laskhf;lahf; Lakhflanfl;anfvla Alfbna;ljnbf;an;a Read what other parents, students and teachers say about their EF tour experience. Visit www.eftours.com/reviewswww.eftours.com/reviews Bell Italia Reviews