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One of Scotland’s largest islands and the location of our July 21st 2021 convention Trade-in your Rewards Points for this, and spend it on anything your heart desires! Redeem Rewards Points for this electronic

10. Two consecutive nights here (with double occupancy) will set you back 295 points 11. Explorica is the only educational travel company that lets you convert Rewards Points into student _______ 12. When setting up your tour, we let you decide how many _________ (two words) you want for chaperones

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14. Enjoy upgraded experiences in exciting destinations with other teachers who love to travel on a ____________ 15. An Explorica exclusive that lets you redeem points from another travel company

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partnership

Back in 2016, we joined forces with WorldStrides, the most trusted provider of educational travel and experiences in the United States — and since then, we haven’t looked back. As part of the WorldStrides family, we’re able to provide the same fun and enriching travel experiences we’ve always created, now backed by the industry’s best resources and a worldwide support network that spans more than 100 countries. From enrollment to fundraising to logistics, our expert team members’ goal is to make each aspect of your educational travel journey as easy (and fun) as possible. Our tours feature lower prices, higher quality components, and more flexibility when compared to other value travel providers. At Explorica, we work hard to understand your needs and make sure you have an exceptional travel experience — start to finish.


Get ready for something different This isn't your typical catalog — there's a time and place for those, and now is not it! Good news for all of us: this booklet is full of interactive games, riddles, and fun designed to get you thinking about a life-changing educational travel experience for you and your students. Of course, we couldn’t help but throw in a few of our favorite itineraries, too! Sound out the icons below to uncover a message. (Solutions to all puzzles can be found on the inside back cover)

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Student travel,

explained There are obvious benefits of educational travel, of course: students who travel are immersed in foreign languages, become inspired by new and exciting experiences abroad, and encounter historical landmarks and world geography firsthand. But the educational benefits are just the beginning -- travel changes students’ lives for the better.

Educational Success

Students who travel have a

23%

HIGHER

grade point average than students who don't

85%

of travelers interviewed say they learned about political and social Issues while abroad

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And are

200% more likely to obtain a college or graduate degree after traveling


Career Boost

%

of students agree that their tour had a positive impact on their career

Compared to students who haven’t traveled, student travelers will earn 19% more money throughout their careers

Compared to students who haven’t traveled, student travelers are 61% more likely to be EMPLOYED FULL-TIME

Lifelong Benefits

97%

of students report a boost in confidence, improved personal responsibility, and better problem-solving

95%

of students report coming home with an improved understanding of their own cultural values

Based on a comprehensive independent study examining the impact of school-sponsored educational travel © 2016 Student & Youth Travel Digest, A Comprehensive Survey of the Student Travel Market

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FINDING MAGIC

IN THE JUNGLE A ST U D E N T AM B AS SAD O R STORY

This year, we followed three rockstar students on their international tours as part of our Explorica Student Ambassador program. Our student ambassadors documented and shared their Explorica travel experiences and had the chance to reflect on their journeys after they returned home.

TKay is a 12th-grade student ambassador from New York City who discovered her Explorica trip through Kids N Culture, a non-profit academic enrichment program for high school students. When asked why she wanted to travel, she said, “I feel like it’s the best way to acquire knowledge and experience new things that I may not have the luxury to experience otherwise. I think seeing the world and venturing outside of our little bubble is a catalyst for growth. This is because we only see the small parts of the world that we have around us and we’re limited to what our communities have to offer.”

Throughout her trip, TKay and her peers hiked in the Amazon jungle, went white water rafting in the Napo River, and more — activities that she found impossible to share with the outside world. “I used to obsess over the idea of being ‘trendy’ or finding the perfect photo to post online. Realizing how shallow and superficial that was, I learned so much more from doing it in real life without the intention of finding the perfect photo.” Instead of sharing flawlessly captured pictures on social media, TKay and her peers had authentic conversations about life, the world, and the beauty of human connection.

A few months before her tour, TKay received a small travel journal with an inscription on the front cover that read “In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our soul soar.” From that moment on, TKay was determined to find the magical experience that would change her life. Little did she know it would be found in Ecuador!

Day after day, TKay wrote in her journal to capture her experience of living in the middle of the jungle. The quiet sounds of nature instead of honking cars provided the background that led her to self-discovery. “I realized that ‘magic’ can only be found when life has the chance to display the endless opportunities of connecting with the deeper world around us.”

“With the demand to disconnect from my phone and take in such an exciting experience, on the very first day, I had already learned so much about life in Ecuador — which is far different than life in the United States,” TKay noted.


“I was inspired by my friends and got a chance to grow with them in such an incredible way. I learned that being truly present and overcoming fears are steps that I could take to find that magic in me.”

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From START to FINISH Sure, you’re ready to take students abroad...but how can you turn that dream into a reality? Enter Explorica, your partner in educational travel. Here’s how it works:

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HOW TO PICK A TOUR Do you want to stroll through Spain or visit Vietnam? Wherever you decide to take your students, our expert travel consultants will help you pick the perfect itinerary. And our commitment to flexibility means you can make small changes or design a tour from scratch — it’s your call. *See pg 8 for more details

MAKE IT POSSIBLE We want every student to experience international travel, so we provide a variety of resources to help make it happen. Whether your students need financial assistance, help with fundraising, or monthly payment plans, we’ll do everything we can to support them. *See page pg 12 for more details

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ON-TOUR SUPPORT Explorica’s top-rated tour directors are by your side from the moment you land, managing every aspect of your tour. What you’ll love most is how they bring the destination to life for your students, providing authentic, engaging educational moments at every turn. *See pg 18 for more details


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Search t he puzzle for thing s that matter t o you in an educatio nal trave l compan y — and scan the steps for some clu es!

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RECRUIT STUDENTS

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Once you announce your tour, it’s time to recruit students for the trip. Our tried-and-true Recruitment Kit contains everything you need to sign up travelers, from student invitations to posters and more. We’ll even provide you with a destination-specific presentation for your informational meeting. *See page pg 10 for more details

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GETTING READY Our travel team will take care of all the logistics of your trip, from airfare and accommodations to rooming lists and dinner plans. We’ll keep in touch with you every step of the way, and you won’t need to worry about a thing — except getting your students excited to travel! *See pg 16 for more details

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REDEEM YOUR REWARDS Each student who enrolls on your trip earns you Travel Points, a flexible currency you can redeem for rewards like gift cards, scholarship funds, electronics, and more. You’ll travel free with Explorica, and you can redeem Travel Points for personal travel or a spot on one of our exclusive teacher conventions. *See pg 20 for more details

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1. HOW TO PICK A TOUR

Choose your adventure With more than 200 tours to choose from, we understand it can be hard to narrow down the list to pick just one destination. Consider a location that’s relevant to the subject you teach, or pick a country and design a tour that suits your students’ interests. However you pick, you won’t have to do it alone — our program consultants are ready and waiting to help you determine where to travel.

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1 Fine Arts: Whether you r passion is for painting, sculpture, poetry, theate r, or prose, our fine arts tours cover the spectrum of artistic destinations. explorica.com/arts STEM: Find practical app lications of STEM educat ion on our math and scienc e tours: study turtle nes tin g grounds in Costa Rica, vis it BMW headquarters in Munich, and more. exp lorica.com/STEM


OR...Follow your dreams!

Your Bucket List!

Meet Judith, ner!

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It’s time to fill out your own travel bucket list! Consider your mustsee destinations, must-try experiences, and must-eat international treats — there are no wrong answers.

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“I’m most interested in traveling to places where I can fill my whole day with outdoor activities.

I want to see as much of this gorgeous planet as I can.”

WANT TO

SEE IT ALL? Check out our Best of Europe tour. 20 cities. 8 countries. 23 days. 1 amazing tour. explorica.com/BOE

Judith’s Bucket List Walk across the Great Wall of China Explore the ancient ruins of Petra at night Hike Mount Cook in New Zealand Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef Ride the roofless cable car in Stanserhorn Cabrio Take in the view from the Burj Khalifa

BOOKED FO R 2020!

Trek to Machu Picchu

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2. RECRUITMENT

Spread the word You’ve picked the perfect tour — now how do you get students signed up to join you abroad? Our team of expert travel consultants (you could even call them special agents) will provide you with all of the resources you’ll need for successful recruitment, and they’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure students and parents get the information they need. 95% of teachers rate our consultants Good to Excellent, and we think you'll agree!

Student invitations to pass out in class to promote your trip and informational meeting

Explorica brochures to let families know we’re experts at handling all the details, so they can have total peace of mind while their child is traveling

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EXPLORICA SPECIAL AGENT HE GARTY, S.

Division:

Diehard fan of:

International Program Consultant - Team Lead

Disney, New England Patriots

Hair: Blonde

Refilling her iced coffee, even in the dead of winter

Eyes: Blue

Height: 5'10'' Favorite travel destination: Galway, Ireland

Memorable travel moment: Name:

Sarah Hegarty

Kayaking off the coast of Lagos, Portugal What would your special talent be?!

Often found:

Special talents:

Can sign “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen in ASL, knows how to say “I can’t speak [language]” in 5 different languages, only paints her nails in the dark


Posters to hang in high-traffic areas to promote your trip around the school

Sign-in sheets to gauge students' interest in your trip

Special intelligence from SARAH HEGARTY Tips and tricks from one of our own special agents to make recruiting students easier than ever. Posters I always make sure to send an extra poster and encourage teachers to raffle it off in class. Sign-in sheets Make it clear that students need to list their parents’ email addresses, too! Informational Meeting Order pizza or bring snacks that relate to your destination. No one can say no to food, and most parents will be coming straight from work. Start your meeting by showing a popular movie clip that showcases your destination. If you’re taking students to Italy, I highly recommend the Lizzie McGuire Movie Vespa scenes.

Recruitment folder with step-by-step instructions for enrolling more students than ever

Tour Center Post your Tour Center URL on the chalkboard and have students write it down (or take a picture) to learn more about your tour after class.

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3. MAKING TRAVEL POSSIBLE

All aboard Explorica believes all students should have the opportunity to experience the world, so we provide a variety of resources to help you get more of your students traveling.

Financial assistance

Scholarship funds

To make travel a reality for as many students as possible, we offer needbased financial assistance to qualifying families. Call our Customer Care team at 1.888.310.7121 to find out more.

We provide scholarship opportunities throughout the year that can help make travel even more attainable for your students. Visit our Deals and Promos webpage to learn about current offers. explorica.com/travel-deals

Monthly payment plans Our easy, automated plans allow students to spread out their payments over the months leading up to their tour. Ensure the lowest monthly payments for your students by planning early!

I raised half the cost of my trip using my personal explorica.com fundraising page — my parents couldn’t believe it! All I did was share my fundraising goal and travel aspirations with friends and family on social media, and the donations rolled in.” –Sarah M., 11th grade, Insider’s London

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BEST PRICES, GUARANTEED Explorica guarantees the best prices in educational travel. If you happen to ďŹ nd a better price for the same quality components, we’ll beat it. Sample 9-day tour to Paris & the Loire Valley EXPLORICA $2,980 EF $3,070 ACIS $4,026 Prices based on March 8th, 2021 departures from Chicago and include air-related taxes, fees, and surcharges. Explorica prices based on Guaranteed Travel Dates or Consolidated Tours with Explorica Extra Rewards and one chaperone per six paying participants. Prices valid at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Discounts and promotions not included.

MATCH THE

CURRENCY!

Match the currency symbol with its name. Bonus points if you can think of the country that uses each currency. Rand

Lari

Lira

Won

Ruble

Baht

Pounds

Shekel

Rupee

Yuan

(Solution can be found on the inside back cover)


3. MAKING TRAVEL POSSIBLE

Plan early, save more Our financial assistance and fundraising resources make it easy for every family to send their student on a unique educational adventure. See what’s possible when you put our tools to use!

COST BREAKDOWN Costa Rica Highlights March 2nd-9th, 2021

Guaranteed Best Price Subtract early bird discount

Total Fee: $2,219 — $150

Subtract need-based financial assistance

$2,069 — $200

Subtract amount raised using personal explorica.com fundraising page

$1,869 — $500

Subtract amount raised through group fundraising

$1,369 — $200

Sub-total

$1,369

Total

Monthly payments of

$77.93

Tried-and-true group fundraising support We provide you with training, mentorship, and resources to help you lead fun and effective fundraising for your group. The more time your group has to fundraise, the higher your chances are for a successful campaign — so start now!


Want more tips & tricks? Download our full fundraising guide here.

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SPOT THE

DIFFERENCES

Identify the differences between the two images of Tico Bucks.

1 2 3

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4. GETTING READY

Ready, set, go We like to consider ourselves packing gurus — but beyond the suitcase, we’re here to help you prepare to take a group of students abroad. We spoke to one of our Account Managers, Chelsea, to find out her top tips for getting teachers and students ready to travel. Read on to learn more!

Explorica Tip: Pack light.

Explorica Tip: Set walking

Chelsea Tip: No need to check a

expectations.

bag! Bring clothes you can re-wear and

Chelsea Tip: Bring a pedometer or

re-purpose into new outfits. Spray your

smartwatch and make it a challenge. At

clothes with fabric freshener, hang them

the end of your tour, calculate how far you

overnight, and they’ll be as good as new in

walked and see if you walked all the way

the morning.

across town.

Explorica Tip: Prep a rooming list for

Explorica Tip: Check with your

your students.

provider to see if you have cell phone

Chelsea Tip: Ask each student to list

coverage abroad.

two or three people they’d want to room

Chelsea Tip: The less time on your

with, and make your list accordingly. That

phone, the better. And don’t forget to take

way, they’ll always room with at least one

pictures with you in them! Grab a picture

friend and they’ll have the opportunity to

buddy who will take your photo at all of the

make a new one, too!

sites, and promise that you’ll take theirs.

Meet Chelsea

Senior Account Manager, Team Lead Allergies: Peanuts

Spirit animal: Squirrel

Known around the office as: Queen of Crafting and Committees Would love to: Compete on Chopped, eat dinner with Julie Andrews Dislikes: Cooked fruit, vanilla-based ice cream, watching movies with the intention of crying Fun facts: Always waits until her group is called when boarding an airplane, has an irrational fear of her house burning down, stopped going to concerts after seeing Billy Joel because “nothing can top that”

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Grab a partner and have them provide you with words to fill in the blanks of our sample tour announcement below. When you’re done, read the story back to your partner and see where you’re headed on your next trip!

A NOTE FROM _________ Over (season) vacation, I’m taking (number) students to (country) on a once-in-a-lifetime educational travel experience with Explorica. I’ve been planning the trip for over (unit of time), and I can’t wait for my students to finally see the (popular tourist destination)! Before we leave, I’ll pack my (plural noun) and make sure to bring extra (plural noun) in case any students forget theirs. When we arrive in (city), we’ll take the (form of transportation) to our hotel and meet our tour director, (name). S/he’ll guide us throughout the trip, making sure we’re having fun and (verb) along the way.


5. MEET YOUR TOUR DIRECTOR

Q: What is one thing you absolutely cannot travel without? A: My portable battery charger! For a tour director, running out of your phone battery is just not an option. I’m still haunted by my camera running out of battery just as I was about to take a brilliant photo of a lion in South Africa. Q: What’s the longest you’ve been away from home? A: I think my longest travel experience was about 4 months of traveling around southeast Asia in the 90s. Q: Where is your favorite place in the world? A: My favorite place that I’ve ever visited is the Galapagos Islands. The wildlife was simply amazing. I also love London, which is where I live! It’s such a diverse, vibrant city, and there’s always something to do here — plus, many of the museums are free. Q: What’s the best piece of travel advice you’ve ever received? A: Hmm...the best advice I’ve been given is to always bring a supply of baby wipes. They’re indispensable when traveling, especially on a night train.

EXPERIENCE JANE'S

FAVORITE TOUR Check out London, Paris & Italy. 7 cities. 3 countries. 10 days. 1 amazing tour. explorica.com/LPR

Q: What have you learned about yourself through travel that surprised you? A: I like to step out of my comfort zone when traveling — I learned that this year on a 3-week road trip through Namibia with my family. I was also surprised that I didn’t miss being able to access the internet for days at a time...unlike my daughter, who was counting the days until we had Wi-Fi again.

Q: Who is your dream travel companion? A: My dream travel companion is my friend, Anne, because she always lets me set the itinerary and do all the research. She’s happy to just go along with whatever I plan! Years ago, we had a 2-month adventure traveling by train around India and Nepal, and just last year we went to Seville where we tried every single type of tapas. Q: What’s your favorite dish from around the world? A: Kung Pao chicken, which was my go-to when I led tours around China. And when I’m in Italy, I get excited at the sight of Buffalo mozzarella — it’s not so common here in the UK. Q: Do you notice a difference between young travelers and older tourists? A: Younger travelers tend to take a lot more selfies than older travelers! But I do think traveling at any age can open someone’s eyes to the diverse cultures around them, and that’s an experience you can’t get any other way. Q: What was the best trip you’ve taken with an Explorica tour group? A: My favorite tour is always London, Paris & Italy because the students get to see so many of the major sights in Europe — and three very different cultures — in such a short time. I have fond memories of one tour in particular, with a fantastic Program Leader and a group of kids from California. Q: Window or aisle seat? A: Aisle, because I hate having to bother people when I want to get out of my seat.


1 0 QUESTIO NS WITH A TOU R DI RE CTOR An Explorica tour director since 2004, Jane Davies has lived in Amsterdam, Boston, and now London, where she brings European destinations to life for students and teachers. She studied French and German in school and enjoys traveling and hiking with her two children. When she’s not creating engaging educational moments on tour, Jane can be found going to the theater, taking her daughter to soccer practice, and looking after her family’s guinea pigs.

SOLVE THE RIDDLE! You have me today, and tomorrow you’ll have more. As your time passes, I’m not easy to store. I don’t take up space, but I’m only in one place. I am what you saw, but not what you see. What am I? Grace and Alison, two members of the Explorica family, on a teacher

(Solution can be found on the inside

back cover.)

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6. GET REWARDED

Teachers travel free You'll travel free when leading a tour with just five students (thanks to our flexible free place ratio), but at Explorica, that's only the beginning. Teacher conventions

Training trips

We love giving hard-working teachers the opportunity to explore fabulous destinations with other teachers who love to travel. Redeem your Travel Points for a spot on one of our 2021 Teacher Conventions in locations like Northern Italy, Brazil, and the Scottish Highlands.

New to Explorica? We’ll help you prepare for your first tour in style with a free New Program Leader Training Trip to one of our most popular destinations — no points required.

Personal travel If solo travel is more your style, you can redeem Travel Points for personal travel. Take your pick of plane tickets and hotel rooms all over the world.

Redeem competitor points If you've earned points with another company, we'll honor them! And of course, you can still use those points at the other company. Contact your program consultant for details.

Redeem Travel Points for everything from cash, to travel, to student scholarships Learn more about our flexible rewards program at explorica.com/rewards.

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CROSSWORD

PUZZLE!

Complete the crossword puzzle below, using your knowledge of Explorica’s generous rewards program as a guide.

ACROSS:

you can 11. Redeem Rewards Points for this electronic device, which tour on while friends and family use to keep in touch with _________ 12. When setting up your tour, we let you decide how many ones chaper (two words) you want for will 14. Two consecutive nights here (with double occupancy) set you back 295 points

3. An Explorica exclusive that lets you redeem points from another travel company th 6. Merengue originated in this Caribbean nation, and it’s tion conven 2021 25th, July location of our 8. Redeem Rewards Points for a new set of ______ to carry all your travel must-haves of 10. The largest country in South America and the location tion conven our July 5th, 2021

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travel on a ____________

2. Home to the largest city in Africa and the location of our July 12th, 2021 convention 4. Get a __________ (two words) for referring a friend or colleague to travel with Explorica

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5. Earn _________ (two words) for every full-paying traveler who enrolls on your trip 7. Trade in your Rewards Points for this, and spend it on anything your heart desires! 9. Swap your Rewards Points for __________ (two words) to spend at your favorite stores or to give as gifts 11. One of Scotland’s largest islands and the location of our July 21st, 2021 convention 13. Explorica is the only educational travel company that lets you convert Rewards Points into student _______ (Solution can be found on the inside back cover.)


Madrid & Andalusia Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Hola Madrid

››Meet your tour director ››Check into hotel ››Madrid city walk: Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de España

››Prado visit

Day 3 Madrid landmarks

››Madrid guided sightseeing tour: Calle Mayor, Gran Vía,

Cibeles Fountain, Puerta de Alcalá, Columbus Square, Royal Palace visit ››Optional Toledo guided excursion: Toledo Cathedral visit, Church of Santo Tomé, St. Mary’s Synagogue ››Featured meal: tapas dinner ››Puerta del Sol treasure hunt

Day 4 Madrid to Seville via Córdoba

››Travel to Seville via Córdoba ››Mezquita de Córdoba guided visit

Day 5 Seville landmarks

››Seville guided sightseeing tour: Giralda Tower, Alcázar visit, Columbus’ gravesite, Seville Cathedral visit

››Seville city walk: Barrio de Santa Cruz ››Flamenco evening Day 6 Seville to Granada

››Alhambra guided visit

Day 7 Granada to Costa del Sol

››Travel to Costa del Sol

Day 8 Costa del Sol beach time

››Optional Morocco guided excursion: Ferry to Ceuta, panoramic view of Ceuta, Tétouan sightseeing tour, authentic lunch included

Days 9–11 Extension to Portugal

Fly home or travel to Portugal. Highlights: Italica visit, Lisbon guided sightseeing, Fado evening.

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Dep. dates

NYC

CHI

LA

10/01/20–03/31/21

$2,976

$3,116

$3,127

04/01/21–05/16/21

$3,110

$3,232

$3,232

05/17/21–08/31/21

$3,235

$3,399

$3,515

Prices available from 107 airports throughout the U.S.

(1) SPAIN

PORTUGAL

Madrid(2)

Toledo

Lisbon(2) Italica Tétouan

Córdoba Seville(2) Granada(1) Costa del Sol(2) Ceuta MOROCCO

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$2,976 Starting price for 9 days


Paris & the Côte d'Azur Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Bonjour Paris

› Meet your tour director › Paris city walk: Île de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral, Île St. Louis, Latin Quarter visit

› Featured meal: dinner in Latin Quarter Day 3 Paris landmarks

› Paris guided sightseeing tour: Arc de Triomphe, ChampsÉlysées, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, École Militaire, Les Invalides, Conciergerie, Tuileries, Place Vendôme, Opera House › Optional Versailles guided excursion: State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Gardens › Eiffel Tower ascent › Featured meal: Crêperie dinner

Day 4 The art of Paris

› Louvre visit › Montmartre tour director-led sightseeing › Seine River cruise › Travel to Nice on the TGV

Day 5 Paris to Côte d'Azur

› Travel to Nice on the TGV › Nice tour director-led sightseeing: Vieux Nice, Promenade des Anglais

Day 6 Monaco & Èze

› Monaco & Èze sightseeing: Prince’s Palace, parfumerie visit in Èze

› Provence tour director-led sightseeing: Avignon, Pont du Gard visit, Nîmes amphitheater visit, Les Baux de Provence

Day 7 St. Paul de Vence

› Optional St. Paul de Vence excursion & Matisse Museum visit

Days 8–10 Extension to the Italian Riviera

Fly home or travel to Italy. Highlights: Genoa Aquarium, Clinque Terre, Milan.

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$2,907 Starting price for 8 days

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CHOOSE FROM!

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Dep. dates

NYC

CHI

LA

10/01/20–03/31/21

$2,907

$2,965

$3,082

04/01/21–05/16/21

$3,042

$3,165

$3,246

05/17/21–08/31/21

$3,209

$3,396

$3,582

Prices available from 107 airports throughout the U.S.

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Versailles

FRANCE

TGV

St. Paul de Vence

Milan(1)

ITALY

Monaco Eze

Genoa Cinque Terre Nice Côte d’Azur(3) Italian Riviera(1)

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Best of Italy Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Ciao Florence

››Meet your tour director, travel to Florence & check into hotel ››Featured meal: Italian pizza dinner

Day 3 Florence landmarks

››Florence guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper

headsets: Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo visit, leather workshop, Gates of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Dante’s House ››Optional Pisa guided excursion: Baptistery visit, Leaning Tower

Day 4 Florence to Venice

››Travel to Venice via Verona ››Verona tour director-led sightseeing: Romeo & Juliet balcony, Verona Arena

Day 5 Venice landmarks

››Venice guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets: St. Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace visit

Day 6 Venice to Assisi

››Travel to Assisi ››St. Francis of Assisi Basilica visit

Day 7 Assisi to Rome

››Travel to Rome ››Orvieto visit ››Rome city walk: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona

Day 8 Rome landmarks

››Rome guided sightseeing tour: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel visit, St. Peter’s Basilica visit, Colosseum visit, Piazza Venezia, Forum Romanum visit ››Featured meal: authentic trattoria dinner

Days 9–11 Extension to Sorrento

Fly home or travel to Sorrento. Highlights: cameo workshop, Pompeii guided excursion, Capri & Blue Grotto excursion.

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Athens & the Aegean Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Yassou Athens

››Meet your tour director ››Athens city walk: Plaka district, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch

Croatia, Ljubljana & Venice Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Zdravo Dubrovnik

››Meet your tour director

Day 3 Athens landmarks

››Athens guided sightseeing tour: Parthenon, Acropolis visit, Temple of Athena Nike

Day 3 Dubrovnik landmarks

››Dubrovnik guided sightseeing tour: Onofrio’s Fountain, medieval city walls, Rector’s Palace, Old Pharmacy visit

Day 4 Delphi landmarks

››Delphi guided sightseeing tour: Delphi site visit, Temple of Apollo

Day 5 Aegean cruise (departs Mondays only)

Day 4 Dubrovnik to Split

››Travel to Split ››Split guided sightseeing tour: Diocletian’s Palace visit, Peristil Square, St. Duje’s Cathedral

››Depart Athens on four-day Aegean cruise ››3 shore excursions of your choice included ››Mykonos visit ››Cruise overnight to Samos

Day 5 Split to Plitvice

››Travel to Plitvice via Zadar ››Zadar old town visit ››Sea Organ

Day 6 Samos to Rhodes

››Samos visit ››Patmos visit ››Cruise overnight to Rhodes

Day 6 Plitvice to Ljubljana

››Plitvice National Park visit ››Travel to Ljubljana

Day 7 Rhodes to Crete

Day 7 Ljubljana landmarks

Day 8 Crete to Athens

Day 8 Ljubljana to Venice via Trieste

››Rhodes visit ››Cruise overnight to Crete

››Ljubljana guided sightseeing tour: Old town, Triple Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana Castle visit, Republic Square

››Crete visit ››Santorini visit ››Cruise overnight to Athens

››Travel to Venice via Trieste

Day 9 Venice landmarks

››Venice guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper

Day 9 Cape Sounion

››Arrive in Athens ››Cape Sounion guided excursion: Temple of Poseidon

Days 10–12 Extension to London

Fly home or travel to London. Highlights: National Gallery visit, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, classic fish & chips dinner.

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Days 10–12 Extension to Rome

Fly home or travel to Rome. Highlights: Pantheon, Vatican visit, Colosseum & Forum Romanum visit.

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$3,367

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$3,481

$3,714

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ENGLAND London(2)

Venice(2)

ITALY (1)

Ljubljana(2)

Plitvice(1) Zadar

GREECE

CROATIA

Split(1) Dubrovnik(2) Athens(4) Delphi Mykonos Cape Sounion Patmos Santorini Heraklion

Rome(2) Rhodes

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Cruise(4)

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Ireland, Wales & England Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Hello Shannon

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› Meet your tour director

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Day 3 Ring of Kerry

› Ring of Kerry excursion › Sheep farm visit (mid-April to October)

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Day 4 Killarney to Dublin

› Blarney Castle visit

Day 5 Dublin landmarks

› Dublin guided sightseeing tour: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College Book of Kells visit

› Dublin city walk: O’Connell Street, Parnell Square › Optional Irish folklore evening › Featured meal: traditional public house dinner Day 6 Dublin to North Wales

› Ferry to Holyhead across Irish Sea › Llanfairpwllgwyngyll › Snowdonia National Park

Day 7 North Wales to London via Stratford-upon-Avon

› Anne Hathaway’s cottage & Shakespeare’s birthplace visit

Day 8 London landmarks

› London guided sightseeing tour: Buckingham Palace,

Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral › Optional Windsor Castle guided excursion

Days 9–10 Extension to London Fly home or stay in London. Highlights: Stonehenge & Bath excursion, West End theater performance.

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CHI

LA

10/01/20–03/31/21

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$3,092

$3,151

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$3,131

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London, Paris & Central Europe Day 1 Start Tour Day 2 Hello London

››London city walk: Thames River, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery visit, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Soho

Day 3 London landmarks

››London guided sightseeing tour: Buckingham Palace,

Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral

Day 4 London to Paris

››Paris city walk: Île de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral, Île St. Louis, Latin Quarter visit, Louvre visit

Day 5 Paris landmarks

››Paris guided sightseeing tour: Arc de Triomphe, ChampsÉlysées, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Versailles, and more

Day 6 Paris to Heidelberg via train Day 7 Heidelberg to Munich

››Heidelberg tour director-led sightseeing: Heidelberg

Castle & Heidelberg Tun barrel visit, University, Marktplatz

Day 8 Munich Landmarks

››Munich guided sightseeing tour: Residenz, Nymphenburg

Palace Gardens, Alte Pinakothek, Deutsches Museum, BMW Headquarters visit, 1972 Olympic site, Frauenkirche, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus ››Dachau Concentration Camp & Memorial visit

Day 9 Munich to Vienna via Mozart birthplace in Salzburg Day 10 Munich to Vienna

››Vienna guided sightseeing tour: Schönbrunn Palace visit,

Ringstraße, Hofburg, Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral visit

Day 11 Vienna to Prague

››Prague city walk: Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter

Day 12 Prague Landmarks

››Prague guided sightseeing tour: Hradcany (Prague Castle), St. Vitus Cathedral visit

Day 13 Prague to Berlin

››Zwinger Museum visit ››Berlin city walk: Alexanderplatz, Bebelplatz, Hackesche Höfe, Nikolai Quarter, Museum Island

Day 14 Berlin landmarks

››Berlin guided sightseeing tour: Checkpoint Charlie,

Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Victory Column

Day 15 Return home

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CHI

LA

10/01/20–03/31/21

$3,512

$3,588

$3,635

04/01/21–05/16/21

$3,604

$3,714

$3,738

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$3,932

$4,090

$4,224

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(1) ENGLAND London(2)

Berlin(2) GERMANY Heidelberg(1)

Prague(2) CZECH REPUBLIC Versailles Paris(2) Munich(2) Vienna(2) AUSTRIA FRANCE

Eurostar

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Germany, Switzerland & Austria Day 1 Start tour Day 2 Guten Tag Frankfurt

››Meet your tour director ››Rothenburg sightseeing tour: Marktplatz, Rathaus

Day 3 Rothenburg to Munich

››Dachau Concentration Camp & Memorial visit

Day 4 Munich landmarks

››Munich guided sightseeing tour: Residenz,

Nymphenburg Palace, Deutsches Museum, 1972 Olympic site, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus ››Featured meal: Bavarian bratwurst dinner

Day 5 Munich to Innsbruck

››Neuschwanstein Castle visit ››Oberammergau excursion

Day 6 Innsbruck to Lucerne

››Innsbruck sightseeing tour: Golden Roof, Triumphbogen, Olympic site

Day 7 Lucerne landmarks

››Lucerne sightseeing tour: Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument), River Reuss, Kapellbrücke

››Optional Mt. Pilatus excursion ››Featured meal: traditional Swiss dinner with fondue Day 8 Lucerne to Heidelberg

››Cuckoo clock demonstration ››Heidelberg sightseeing tour: Heidelberg Castle & wine barrel visit

Days 9–11 Rhineland extension

Fly home or travel to the Rhineland. Highlights: Cologne Cathedral visit, Rhine cruise.

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CHI

LA

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$3,193

$3,240

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$3,515

$3,678

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GERMANY Frankfurt

Rhineland(2) Heidelberg(1)

Rothenburg(1) Dachau

Lucerne(2)

Vaduz

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Innsbruck(1)

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Japan Highlights

Best of South Africa

Day 1 Start tour

Day 1 Start tour

Day 2 Konichiwa Tokyo

Day 2 Hallo Johannesburg

Day 3 Tokyo landmarks

Day 3 Gold Reef City & Lion’s Park

››Meet your tour director and check into hotel ››Tokyo guided sightseeing tour: Senso-ji temple visit, Imperial Palace East Garden, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku District visit ››Shibuya Crossing ››Featured meal: tempura dinner

Day 4 Tokyo to Hakone

››Travel to Hakone by bus ››Hakone excursion: Lake Ashi cruise, Mount Komagatake

››Arrive late on day 2 or early on day 3 ››Meet your tour director ››Gold Reef City visit ››Lion’s Park visit

Day 4 Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

››Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls

Day 5 Kruger National Park

››Kruger National Park guided excursion

Day 5 Hakone to Takayama

››Travel to Matsumoto by bus ››Matsumoto Castle visit

Day 6 Kruger National Park

Day 6 Takayama to Kyoto

››Takayama guided sightseeing tour: Morning Market visit, Old City visit

››Kruger National Park guided excursion ››Shangaan cultural village visit ››Featured meal: Shangaan dinner show

Day 7 Mpumalanga to Johannesburg

››Shirakawa Village visit ››Travel to Kyoto by bus

››Johannesburg guided sightseeing tour: De Beers & George

Day 7 Kyoto

››Nara excursion: Nara Park, Todai-ji temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine

››Kyoto guided sightseeing tour: Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) visit, Fushimi Inari Taisha visit

Harrison Park, University of Johannesburg (Rand Afrikaans University), Brixton Tower, Miner’s Monument, Civic Center ››Soweto guided sightseeing tour: Mandela House, Freedom Square, Baragwanath Hospital ››Participate in a local soccer match

Day 8 Johannesburg to Cape Town

››Fly to Cape Town

Day 8 End tour

››Travel by bus to Osaka ››Fly home from Osaka

Day 9 Cape Town landmarks

››Cape Town guided sightseeing tour: Bo-Kaap Quarter,

Days 8–10 Hiroshima and Miyajima extension

Fly home or travel to Hiroshima and Miyajima. Highlights: Memorial Peace Park and Museum visit, Hiroshima Castle visit, Yakisoba dinner, Senjokaku Pagoda visit, Itsukushima Shrine visit.

South African Museum, Castle of Good Hope

››Robben Island boat excursion

Day 10 Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain

››Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain guided sightseeing tour: Boulders Beach visit, Table Mountain

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››Funicular railway to Cape Point ››Cape Point Ostrich Farm visit ››Featured meal: farewell African feast

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Day 11 End tour

››Your flight home is overnight. You will return home on day 12.

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CHI

LA

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$3,425

$3,472

$3,309

12/07/20–01/13/21

$3,608

$3,719

$3,532

01/14/21–05/04/21

$3,401

$3,448

$3,285

05/05/21–08/31/21

$3,624

$3,735

$3,548

Day 12 Return home

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$5,377

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$4,629

$4,582

$4,675

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$5,084

$4,478

$5,341

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Takayama(1) Bullet Train Kyoto(2) Hakone(1) Hiroshima(2) Osaka

(1)

Tokyo(2)

Kruger National Park Johannesburg(3)

(1)

Mpumalanga(3)

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town(4)

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Costa Rica Day 1 Hola San José

››Meet your tour director ››Check into hotel

Day 2 San José to Arenal

››Travel to Arenal ››Arenal Volcano

Day 3 Arenal landmarks

››Lake Arenal kayaking tour ››Hot springs visit ››Hanging Bridges excursion

Day 4 Arenal to Monteverde

››Travel to Monteverde ››Local school visit ››Canopy tour

Day 5 Monteverde landmarks

››Santa Elena Biological Reserve visit ››Plant your own tree ››Horseback ride

Day 6 Monteverde to coastal Puntarenas

››Travel to coastal Puntarenas ››Free time at the beach ››Optional surfing lesson

Day 7 Manuel Antonio excursion

››Manuel Antonio National Park guided visit

Day 8 Coastal Puntarenas to San José

››Travel to San José via Sarchí ››Sarchí craft village visit ››Optional folklore evening

Days 9–10 River rafting extension

Fly home or stay in Costa Rica. Highlights: whitewater rafting guided excursion.

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CHI

LA

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$2,355

$2,355

$2,378

06/16/21–09/30/21

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$2,235

$2,258

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Arenal(2) Monteverde(2) Coastal Puntarenas(2)

San José(2 or 3) Sarapiquí River

COSTA RICA

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Peru: Incan Adventure Day 1 Hola Lima

› Meet your tour director › Check into hotel

Day 2 Lima landmarks

› Lima guided sightseeing tour: Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral of Lima, Miraflores, San Isidro

› San Francisco Convent visit › Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology visit Day 3 Lima to Cuzco

› Fly to Cuzco › Cuzco guided sightseeing tour: Tambo Mach’ay, Qenko, Puca Pucara

› Sacsayhuaman Fortress visit Day 4 Sacred Valley landmarks

› Sacred Valley excursion: Ollantaytambo Fortress visit, Pisac Indian Market

› Wildlife sanctuary visit Day 5 Cuzco to Machu Picchu

› Train ride to Agua Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) › Explore Machu Picchu › Hike to Intipunku

Day 6 Machu Picchu to Cuzco

› Machu Picchu free time › Transfer back to Cuzco

Day 7 Cuzco to Lake Titicaca

› Travel to Puno › Andahuaylillas Chapel guided visit › Raqchi Temple guided visit › Shop at local ceramics market

Day 8 Uros Islands & Taquile Island

› Cruise to Uros Islands & Taquile Island › Visit with indigenous Uros families › Hike Taquile Island

Day 9 End tour

› Sillustani Temple guided visit › Fly to Lima › Fly home (arrive home on Day 10)

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PERU Lima(2)

Machu Picchu(1) Sacred Valley(1) Cuzco(2) Uros & Taquile Islands Puno(2)

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France

explorica.com/france Paris, City of Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . explorica.com/PCL Insider’s Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPA Paris & the Loire Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PLV Paris, Brittany & Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PBN Paris & the Côte d’Azur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PCA Paris, Provence & the Côte d’Azur . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPC French Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRH Paris & the South of France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSF French Studies in France. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOC Best of France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BOF Paris Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAR Taste of France. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FCT

Italy, Greece & Turkey

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Guatemala in Depth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GUA Guatemala Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GUH Galapagos Island Adventure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GAL Argentina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ARG Buenos Aires & Iguazú . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BAI Brazil & Argentina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BAA The Galápagos & Machu Picchu . . . . . . . . . . . . . GMP Costa Rica: San José & Coastal Puntarenas . . . .COP Spanish Studies in Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOC Spanish Studies in Costa Rica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SSC El Salvador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAL Costa Rica: Coast to Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CRC

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