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Educational Group Tours

Extending your classroom to destinations throughout Quebec, the United States, Europe and more

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Since 1989, Jumpstreet has crafted thoughtful and immersive class trips to the delight of teachers and their student groups. From language immersion to social studies to STEM, we believe that class trips should be an extension of your classroom, not a detour from it.

Pg 3 Introducing our online registration and payment portal

With that in mind, we have included in this destination catalog:

Pg 12 New York City (including our famous Spanish program)

Pg 4 Québec, Montréal and Tadoussac Pg 8 Our trip-planning process Pg 10 Our approach to itineraries and programming

• Sample itineraries and activities we’ve developed

Pg 14 Washington, D.C., and Boston

• Pricing for the 2018-19 academic year; • Testimonials from educators, administrators and

Pg 18 Our commitment to health and safety

• Resources and offers to help you hit the ground

Pg 26 Italy (including our Croatia combo program)

• And information about our industry-leading

Pg 30 The United Kingdom & Ireland

to compliment your syllabus;

organizers like you;

Pg 16 Chicago and Louisiana Pg 20 France (including our Swiss combo program) Pg 23 Spain (including our Portugal combo program)

running;

Pg 29 Greece

infrastructure of safety and support.

Pg 32 Central Europe Pg 34 Our approach to hiring your Tour Leaders Pg 36 Central and South America Pg 38 Asia and other destination offerings Pg 42 Our referral program Pg 43 What’s included in your trip

Mark and Tom Clarke, President & Commercial Director, brothers and co-founders Jennifer, Director of Operations (acting) Michael, Marketing Supervisor

Alexis, International Sales

Terrie, Sales Manager


O U R N E X T- G E N E R AT I O N O N L I N E PAY M E N T P O R TA L

u s j t p i g r t ot s s a l c Planning a t e o asier. l e l o h aw HERE’S HOW OUR NEXT-GENERATION ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL IS GOING TO IMPROVE YOUR TRIP-PLANNING EXPERIENCE:

• Parents can both register their children and pay individually; • All payments will be automatically invoiced at your convenience; • As the trip-organizer, you’ll have access to a host of

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useful management tools, including individual and group messaging, automated waiting lists, news feeds and message boards where you can even upload key documents like itineraries, rooming lists and travel guides.

WITH THIS PORTAL, JUMPSTREET WILL BE ABLE TO DO EVEN MORE OF THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR YOU. HERE’S A QUICK DEMO:

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Calling all French teachers! This is your chance to immerse your students in a French-speaking destination without having to cross the pond. From classic attractions to custom immersion-themed activities, Québec is where we got our start three decades ago, and it’s where we’ve been taking French teachers and their students ever since. OUR CUSTOMIZABLE ITINERARIES START WITH:

• Guided tours to see the world-famous Château Frontenac, • Hands-on workshops that delve into the city’s indigenous the Plains of Abraham, Place Royale, Petit Champlain, NotreDame-des-Victoires, and more The Beaupré Coast, home to the St-Anne Basilica, the majestic Montmorency Falls, Marie “the Bread Lady”, and a community of artists and artisans that bring French Canadian culture to life Authentic fine dining at local restaurants, from buttery chocolatines to farm-fresh blueberries and bison

life, military and maritime history, cultural influence, and bon vivant spirit Retracing First Nations roots and evolution at Wendake Turning back the clock at an authentic cabane à sucre, where you and your students will bring out your inner coureur des bois Evening activities such as theater workshops, ghost tours, sporting events, dance boat cruises, and more!

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Anne-Marie was great with the students and learned their names within the first hour. She's fun, energetic and approachable. She is extremely knowledgeable about the city and typical Quebec Customs. She explained new phrases in French and made the motorcoach ride fun with French songs. Her organization and planning was wonderful and she kept us on track perfectly. Request a free quote at

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MADELINE French Teacher, Massachusetts


R nte I W CaRNiVaL Québec’s Winter Carnival is one of the biggest and most visited Carnivals in the world. You’ll get all the Québec classics, plus a full suite of winter wonderland activities that you and your students are going to adore.

Attache ta tuque! HERE’S WHAT’S ON DECK:

WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR A TASTE OF THE ACTION!

• Passes to all the Carnival’s sites and special events, including parades, international snow sculpture contests, and a giant interactive foosball table! The wildest inner tubing ride you’ll ever encounter at Village des Sports Dogsledding and snowshoeing, and chocolate fondue in an igloo! A trip to the world-famous Ice Hotel Skiing, skating, or how about ice fishing?! Tobogganing atop the historic Terrasse Dufferin

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PST! Don't forget to pack your woolies! Go to www.jumpstreet.com/resources to download our full winter packing list, as well as many other useful trip-planning tools!

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MONTréAL

With history and cultural diversity to boot, you and your students will have a blast visiting Montréal with us. You’ll dive into Canadian history in Old Montréal; you’ll practice your French in trendy neighbourhoods and outdoor markets; you’ll dance your heart out on the city’s endless festival circuit. Montréal is fun, fascinating, and overflowing with charm. MAKE IT A CLASSIC MONTRÉAL EXPERIENCE WITH:

MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE CUSTOM PROGRAMMING, INCLUDING:

• Guided tours of Mont Royal, St-Joseph’s Oratory, and the Notre-Dame Basilica • Museum visits and hands-on workshops, from archeology to fine arts • Authentic fine dining at local restaurants showcasing the city’s multicultural diversity • The Biodome, the Olympic tower, and the brand new Planetarium • Bike tours and ghost tours in Old Montréal • The city’s thriving festival calendar, from the International Jazz Fest to Les Francofolies to the Highlights Festival • An unforgettable day at the city’s Six Flags park, La Ronde • The fabled Underground City, a universe of museums,

• Graffiti and film workshops that will get your creative juices flowing • Local delicacies at our favourite secret eateries, from bagels to croissants to poutine • Dance workshops, from hip hop to salsa to tango • Language-themed scavenger hunts at bustling outdoor markets • Mastering the culinary arts at your personalized cooking workshop • Circus workshops plucked from the wings

restaurants, and shopping

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of Cirque du Soleil

SPANISH AND FRENCH COMBOS AVAILABLE. Get crazy! Combine Spanish Montréal with French Québec to fill your bus.


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TadOussac

Combining Montréal and Québec City is one thing, but have you considered stretching your trip out and tossing Tadoussac into the mix? Just imagine: you’ll kick things off with a few days soaking up Montréal’s cosmopolitan allure; then it’s off to Québec City, where you’ll be utterly immersed in French Canadiana; finally you’ll head further east to Tadoussac, a stunning portrait of maritime Québec and home to some of the best whale-watching in the world. YOU’LL GET ALL THE MONTRÉAL AND QUÉBEC CLASSICS, PLUS:

• Walking tours through vibrant Montréal neighbourhoods, • Tadoussac, a jewel of the UNESCO-protected Charlevoix including Leondard Cohen’s stomping ground, the Plateau region. With breathtaking hiking trails through sprawling mountains and fjords, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of In-depth tours and hands-on TV production workshops at • Game of Thrones… minus the dragons, of course Radio Canada, aka the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) • Whale-watching in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, where the likes of humpback, beluga and blue Burning off that poutine with a bike tour along the Rivière• whales roam free. We can even take you out on a zodiac Saint-Charles in Québec City where you could literally shake hands – or fins – with • Did you know that Québec has an enormous improv boat, these beautiful beasts community? There’s even a televised professional league for it! We’ll put your comedy chops to the test with our exclusive improv workshop (can even be completely in French, if you like!)

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Here's how we’ll organize your trip for you 1

Request a quote

Our process begins with your quote request, which you can submit via our website, jumpstreet.com, or by phone at 1-800-663-4956. Your request is assigned to a Tour Consultant who specializes in planning trips for schools in your community. This trip-planning expert will send you a proposal within two business days. They will be your point of contact going forward: you’ll mostly communicate by phone or email, though face-toface meetings can be arranged.

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Review

Proposal delivered: time to review it. Your Tour Consultant will schedule a follow-up so you can ask questions and/or make adjustments. Remember: the longer you wait to tweak your itinerary, the tougher it is for us to guarantee availability and/or rates.

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Promote

Time to promote your trip. From schoolboard approval to recruitment, we will help you get your trip off the ground. Organize an evening presentation with parents; distribute registration forms and information about our travel insurance options, and collect initial deposits. Your Tour Consultant can attend your meeting pending availability (we can also join via Skype).

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Log in

Time to log in to your online portal. While you are not obliged to use this service, our online registration and payment portal will make planning a class trip an easier and more efficient experience for you. Your Tour Consultant will coach you on how to make the most of this next-generation planning resource.

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Deposit

Within 30 days of booking your trip with us, we’ll require an initial deposit of $100 per paying participant for domestic trips; $350 per paying participant for overseas destinations. You might also be required to submit deposits for special events like show tickets. This is also when you will collect and send us copies of your participants’ required travel documentation.

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List

At least 75 days before your trip’s departure date, things are really starting to take shape. We’ll require a final participant list – including the details of all those who purchased insurance – a rooming list, and all details pertaining to allergies, dietary restrictions and special needs. Of course, most of this information would be captured automatically if you use your portal.


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The trip!

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Finalize itinerary

At least 60 days before departure, we are finalizing your itinerary with a fine-toothed comb to ensure the smooth execution of your trip. We will also require your group’s second payment. Of course, all payments would be managed and processed automatically if you use your portal.

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Home stretch

At least 30 days before departure, it’s the home stretch. We will work with you to ensure that the remaining balance is paid in full, which enables us to pay our suppliers. Your Tour Consultant will review your final itinerary with you and provide travel resources like packing lists and how-to guides for parents and chaperones. This would be a good time to start organizing your phone/email tree (we have a template for this if you need one).

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The week before

7 days before departure, your Tour Consultant will schedule a follow-up to discuss your Tour Leader (who will be accompanying you for the duration of your trip), your motorcoach operator (if applicable), your flights (if applicable), and the weather forecast; they will also respond to any lastminute questions or concerns. This is also when we’ll ask you for a phone number at which we can reach you during your trip.

During your trip, you’re going to have so much fun that you’ll barely remember the planning that went into it! Your Tour Leader will bring your itinerary to life and do much of the heavy lifting so that you can enjoy yourself. Pending availability, your Tour Consultant will try to meet up with you to see how things are going. If ever you need us, call us toll-free, 24/7, for a direct patch to our senior staff.

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Follow up

5 days after your trip, your Tour Consultant will follow up with you to see how everything went, and what we can do to serve you better next year.

This gives you a general sense of our process, but you should know that we are very flexible. From last-minute requests to long-term projects, we have the expertise to help you organize a class trip you can call your own. Whatever your needs, your planning experience with Jumpstreet will be user-friendly and stress-free. You deserve nothing less.


OUR APPROACH TO ITINERARIES AND PROGRAMMING

] Our Programming ] Whatever the destination, we work closely with you to ensure that your itinerary supports your specific curriculum requirements. From language immersion to hands-on workshops, our class trips are designed to be an extension of your classroom, not a detour from it.

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A specific learning outcome that we embed in all our destinations is personal growth. We specialize in taking youths out of their comfort zone and into a wholly new space, which helps them better understand and appreciate new languages, cultures, belief systems, eating habits, and so on. After three decades of serving communities all over North America, we’ve seen countless examples of our class trips acting as a space for students to realize their potential.

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Moving as a large group in a bustling, dynamic environment – on a schedule no less – encourages them to become more alert and responsive within the ebb and flow of the masses.

££ The countless social interactions that take place during our school trips are unique to students’ daily routines and nurtures their ability to adapt, share and reason with others. In an increasingly virtual world, this may be the most important skill of all.

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We had a wonderful time. The guide was fantastic, the students were very happy with all the activities. The food was delicious, restaurants and cafes were agreeable and sensitive to vegetarians, the hotel was comfortable and the pool was so nice! Many thanks for a great trip! MARYLISE French Teacher, New Hampshire


K R O Y W NE CITY

With so much to do and see in NYC, we’ve developed the perfect balance of classic attractions and custom activities that brings the very best out of the city that never sleeps. We love it so much, we know it so well; come to New York with us and you’ll never want to leave. CLASSIC NEW YORK! LET’S BREAK IT DOWN:

• A Gospel Mass, or perhaps a tour of Saint John the Divine • Eye-popping views atop the Empire State building and Top of • Then on to the Museum of Natural History, with lunch in the the Rock Upper West Side before dropping in on Strawberry Fields • A humbling stop at the 9/11 Memorial • Tour across Central Park; visit the Metropolitan Museum of • A ferry ride to Ellis Island, where your students will retrace Art - or perhaps the Guggenheim - before making your way down to the zoo Why not catch a world-class Broadway show or sporting event? Visit Times Square, tour the New York Public Library, and explore the High Line Walking tours of Greenwich Village and SoHo, free time on Canal Street, and dinner in Chinatown or Little Italy

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the inspiring story of the city’s immigrant influx against the backdrop of the monumental Statue of Liberty Visit the Financial District before hopping on a commented zephyr cruise of Lower Manhattan

AND THAT’S JUST TIP-OF-THE-SKYSCRAPER STUFF!

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We had a great trip… truly! The chaperones said it was the best ever. Amy and Martina were fantastic, as usual, which is why we keep requesting them as our guides! ERIN History Teacher, New Hampshire

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NEW YORK

Attention Spanish teachers! Looking to take a bigger bite out of la Gran Manzana? We basically invented the Spanish New York tour twenty years ago and haven’t stopped developing it since, including:

• Tours of Spanish Harlem, home of the Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center • Authentic local dining in Washington Heights • Exclusive fact-finding missions at the Immigrant Museum on Ellis Island • Hands-on Hispanic art workshops • Live Mexican cooking demonstration. Bonus: you’re staying for dinner! Casita Garden tours in Lower East Side • • Theatre classes that will have you flexing your Spanish acting chops • Live salsa performances in the heart of Manhattan

CUSTOMIZE NEW YORK HOWEVER YOU WANT:

• Dance and theatre workshops that will inspire and perspire • Crazy capers on your Lower East Side Murder Mystery Tour • Bike tours and yoga workshops in Central Park • Off Off Off Off Off Broadway • Trips off the beaten path to Cony Island, Harlem, and Brooklyn (DUMBO, anyone?)

AND SO MUCH MORE!

Everything went so smoothly, and we all had a great time! The parents were so grateful that their children had such a wonderful experience! Yan was a super tour guide! He really related well to the teenagers. The students wished that he could come back with us. SHELLEY Foreign Language Teacher, Pennsylvania

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Highly satisfied with the service, quality of offerings and staff at Jumpstreet! Every year the experience is outstanding. BETH Middle School Principal, Rhode Island

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Our Washington D.C. trips blend milestones, monuments and classic attractions into one amazing and inspiring experience for you and your students. GET YOUR CLASSIC D.C. TRIP RIGHT HERE:

LOOKING TO DIG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THE NATION’S CAPITAL? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

• The essentials: the White House, the Supreme Court, Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, and more • Visiting the Pentagon, or even the International Spy Museum! • Monument tours by night, with stops at the Lincoln, WWII, • Discovering Georgetown, a telling portrait of university life Iwo Jima, Vietnam, and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials in the capital and more • A trip across the Potomac River (and through time) to Old • Understanding the peaks and valleys of human history Town Alexandria at Arlington Cemetery and the United States Holocaust • Day trips to Mount Vernon, the former plantation home of Memorial Museum George Washington, and Gettysburg, a cradle of Civil War • Smithsonian adventures at the National Museums of history American History, African American History, Natural History, • Commented riverboat cruises along the Potomac Air & Space, and more • Did we mention the monkeys at the National Zoo? Those monkeys slay us • DJ dance parties, boat cruises, and other evening activities to keep you busy until bedtime

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BOStoN

Our class trips to Boston offer a unique take on both New England history and U.S. history at large. You literally can’t turn a corner without looking at (or standing on) a monument or milestone that helps tell the story of the birth of a nation. YOUR TRIP TO BEANTOWN WILL INCLUDE:

GET THE FULL NEW ENGLAND EXPERIENCE BY ADDING PLYMOUTH TO THE MIX:

• Walking tours of the Freedom Trail where you’ll hear stories about the people, places and events of the American Revolution • You’ll learn about life in 17th Century America at the • Visiting the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned Plimoth Plantation warship still afloat • You’ll step back in time aboard the Mayflower II • Exploring Harvard University campus, the oldest university in • You’ll be scared silly on your Plymouth ghost tour the United States and alma mater of U.S. presidents, Nobel • You’ll feast on some of the finest seafood this side of the Laureates, and other world greats Atlantic • Fins, flippers and tentacles at the New England Aquarium • Touring Fenway Park, home to one of baseball’s most storied clubs, the Boston Red Sox (let us know if you’d like to catch a game!)

Thank you and your team for an amazing trip. The students talk of nothing else - they truly had a great time. CHRISTINE High School Teacher, Pennsylvania

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O G A C I H C

From dizzying views atop Willis Tower to deep-sea exploration at Shedd Aquarium, from the harrowing tales of gangster life in the 1920s to the maritime majesty of riverboat cruises, Chicago is a deep dish of excitement and adventure! ONE PIPING HOT CHICAGO ITINERARY, COMING RIGHT UP:

• Windy City classics, including Willis Tower, Union Station, • Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and the United Center, home to City Hall, the Chicago Theatre, Millennium Park, and more Chicago's sporting legends like Michael Jordan, Mike Ditka, and Hack Wilson Over 32,500 aquatic species await at the amazing Shedd • Aquarium • Peering into the future at the Museum of Science and Industry Exploring the city’s Magnificent Mile, including Oak Street’s • • Learning about gangster life in the 1920s; you won't believe beautiful beaches how they finally nabbed Al Capone! • The Adler Planetarium, where everyone leaves wanting to be an astronaut

AND THAT’S ONLY A SLICE OF IT!

I would highly recommend the company, Jumpstreet Tours, as they have shown me (and many, many students over the years) that they truly care about us and the experience we have! KARLA Middle School Teacher, New Brunswick

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A n a ¡ S i U lo

From Lafayette to Bâton Rouge to New Orleans, a trip to the Pelican State promises to be as thrilling as it is enthralling. Bayou tours, Mississippi River cruises and plantation visits will immerse you in Creole history, and you will never forget your trip to the Big Easy. GET READY TO BE POSITIVELY CHARMED BY THIS CRADLE OF FRENCH CIVILIZATION, INCLUDING:

• Mouthwatering authentic meals followed by a crash course • Essential New Orleans, including French Quarter, the Garden on the Cajun Jitterbug! District, St. Louis Cathedral, and more • A trip to Avery Island, where you’ll see alligators at Jungle • Swamp tours, cemetery tours, and so much more! Gardens and learn about the Original Red Sauce at the original Tabasco headquarters A trip to Acadian Village, a portrait of life in the 19th Century Southwest Time-travelling through the Laura Plantation in Bâton Rouge, a restored Creole plantation that delves into the history of slavery and agriculture along the Mississippi River

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I have really appreciated your support, ready-availability, and knowledge throughout this process. You've made it very easy for us. KAREN Private School Teacher, Vermont

Walking in Memphis

Combine your Louisiana trip with a stop in Memphis, the birthplace of rock n’ roll! Your toes will be tapping as you follow the music Walk of Fame down Beale Street, a true pilgrimage for music lovers.

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O U R C O M M I T M E N T T O Y O U R H E A LT H & S A F E T Y

Safeguarding our travelers remains at the very core of what we do. We work diligently to provide an unforgettable experience that not only maximizes and encourages fun but also minimizes and controls risk at all times.

Health & Safety FAQ How do you ensure that the highest possible safety standards are maintained on our behalf? We have a formal Safety Management System (SMS) that details all the measures we have in place to ensure the training, response and review required to meet our commitment to the wellbeing of both our clients and staff. A detailed copy of our SMS is available upon request. Do you have a formal emergency procedure? Our Incident Management Plans include emergency procedures designed to quickly and effectively respond to a major crisis. It’s reviewed and tested regularly via practice scenarios for our response team comprised of management, office staff and Tour Leaders. When and how can I reach your response team? Our response team is on call 24/7. Our customers are given a toll-free number and/or calling cards, which can be used at any time during their trip. How do you manage the safety of your transportation providers? We’re committed to working with group transportation providers with excellent industry records and rigorous safety standards. We work closely with motorcoach companies to ensure that your itinerary conforms to their legallypermitted hours of operation on the road. Your air transportation is regulated by the aviation administration that corresponds to your point of origin. These government bodies observe a code of conduct as defined by their respective legislations.

What about insurance? Jumpstreet Tours has Public and Products Liability Insurance to a limit of $25 million. A copy can be provided on request. For all travelers, we offer travel insurance as protection against unforeseen and/or costly events. We strongly recommend comprehensive coverage, which includes trip cancellation, interruption and complete medical coverage during your trip. How do you evaluate the safety of an accommodation provider? First and foremost, they must hold valid licenses and insurance, and comply with the requirements of the appropriate governing bodies and regulatory licensing authorities. Further, we regularly inspect their fire safety, food management, swimming pools and security. How do you screen the Tour Leaders that you’ll hire for my group? Our Tour Leaders undergo a stringent interviewing and selection process. References and police background checks are a condition of employment. Once hired, our Tour Leaders take part in a detailed training program that introduces them to our Health & Safety procedures, code of conduct and policy adherence. For more information about our Health & Safety Policy, please contact us!


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We've Got You Covered. Everywhere.

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Jumpsteet is owned by Travelopia, the largest collection of specialist travel brands on the planet. Thanks to this infrastructure of support and resources, we have access to an industry-leading Operations Centre.

As a proactive measure, the Ops Centre also provides destination-specific alerts as they happen in real time, including (but not limited to) extreme weather, socio-political unrest and/or major accidents.

We’ve always been able to provide 24/7 medical and emergency support in all the destinations we serve, but the Ops Centre takes this ability to new heights. From satellite tracking to cuttingedge incident management software, the Ops Centre is designed to be fast, precise and resourceful no matter where or when your group is travelling.

The Ops Centre significantly solidifies our commitment to thoroughly safeguarding our travellers in every corner of the globe.

My son was part of a school group and required extra services on the international flight. Jumpstreet went over and above normal service to provide us with options and ensured my son had access to the various options available. It is my pleasure to recommend Jumpstreet as a group booking supplier. ASHLEY Parent, Alberta


FRaNCe

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This is your chance to give your students that quintessential “class trip to Paris” memory that so many of us cherish from our own high school years. Expect all the attractions you know and love, from the Eiffel Tower to l’Arc de Triomphe, from le Louvre to the Notre-Dame Cathedral. But it doesn’t stop there: with Jumpstreet you’ll experience Paris like never before! OUR ‘CITY OF LIGHTS’ ITINERARY FEATURES:

• Authentic culinary workshops with views of les Champs- • Exclusive fact-finding missions designed to show your students the City of Lights from a totally fresh angle Élysées • In-depth visits of the Palais Garnier, home to the • Guided tours of the city’s vast underground catacombs • Themed walking tours of Paris’ many historic neighborhoods, legendary Phantom of the Opera including murder mystery tours of the Latin Quarter’s Père • Authentic fine dining at a wonderful 300-year-old secret •

Lachaise Cemetery, a behind-the-scenes tour of Montmartre, and theatre and comedy tours inspired by the famous Huchette theatre Bike tours in the lush gardens of Versailles Palace

ENGLAND

French restaurant that our competitors are dying to find out about Central and comfortable accommodations close to the action

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The trip was fantastic, and our guide Marie-Grace was a real natural! Thank you for all you have done for us! RONNY French Teacher, New York

PAriS &

NORMaNDY

Combining Paris and Normandy is the ideal way to bring history to life. Imagine falling in love with the City of Lights before heading north to retrace the first steps that allied forces took on Normandy Beach during World War II. There’s no better way to appreciate modern history. YOU’LL GET ALL THE PARIS CLASSICS, PLUS:

• Accommodations in beautiful Caen, home to the awe- • Honfleur, where you’ll be charmed by pedestrian streets inspiring Caen Memorial, and a stone’s throw from the white cliffs of Normandy, where you’ll retrace the history of World War II along Longue-sur-Mer Pointe du Hoc, a key World War II battleground and D-Day Invasion memorial site Reflection, perspective, and inspiration at the vast Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville Mont St-Michel, an architectural marvel with ancient castles, picturesque thoroughfares and a historic abbey (don’t miss high tide, truly a sight to behold!)

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MARTIN Middle School Teacher, North Carolina

Honfleur Château Gaillard Caen Paris Mont St-Michel

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The trip went exceedingly well. Our guide Marcel was outstanding. I would definitely like to have him on a future tour.

LUXEMBOURG

D Day Landing beaches St-Malo

lined with half-timber houses and the main attraction, Église Sainte Catherine Stepping way, way back in time at Château Gaillard, a 12th Century stronghold once known as the “key to Normandy” during the Hundred Years’ War

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * for with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

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SW ITzERland

France never fails to bring history and charm, while Switzerland is just spectacular with its landscape and food. You’ll stay in ski villages that look like a scene from The Sound of Music; you’ll melt away in Swiss thermal springs; you’ll buy a second suitcase for all the chocolate you’ll want to take home. HERE’S WHAT’S ON DECK:

• Charming Chamonix, including a trip to magnificent Mont • Did Blanc, where you’ll climb 12,600 feet in a cable car to l’Aiguille du Midi and visit the stunning Lac Bleu at the foot of l’Aiguille du Peigne Exploring quaint medieval villages and monuments, from Haut-Lac’s Chateau de Chillon to Beaune’s Hospices de Beaune, build in 1443. A heavenly dip in Lavey-les-Bains, Switzerland’s warmest and most relaxing thermal spring

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somebody say cheese and chocolate?! Your trip to Gruyères features a workshop about the most famous Swiss cheese around; at Maison Cailler you’ll learn why Swiss milk chocolate is king 150 years ago Jean Naigeon of Dijon swapped “verjuice” (unripe grapes) for vinegar in his mustard recipe and the rest is history. You’ll learn all about the now-famous mustard and more as you explore Dijon and feast in a local restaurant Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles, where you'll see la Galerie des Glaces, la Colonnade, l’Encelade, the French gardens and much more… The classic Paris experience, plus a bevy of custom activities that put a refreshing spin on the City of Lights

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SWITZERLAND Gruyères

Lavey-les-Bains Chamonix

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SPAIN

GERMANY

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Starting at

$ 2,845*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

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SPAI N PORtugal &

A class trip that combines Spain and Portugal just makes sense. You’ll get the best of both Mediterranean worlds: multicultural history and monuments, gorgeous countryside and coastlines, and a wealth of delicious and diverse cuisines. Did you know that the Portuguese claim to have a different salt cod recipe for every day of the year?! HERE’S A SAMPLER OF YOUR ITINERARY:

• Awesome Andalucía, where the legacy of the Moors lives on • Olé! No Andalusian adventure is complete without a trip to in stunning architecture and delicious North African-inspired fare. You’ll be treated to the vast Alhambra in Granada, stunning panoramic views in Nerja, cool coastal charm in Malaga, and much more ENGLAND The curious case of Gibraltar, a tiny sliver of the United Kingdom that sits in the heart of Andalucía. You’ll test the CHANNEL impeccable acoustics in Cathedral Cave and climbTHE the famous Rock to catch a glimpse of the Moroccan coast

ATLANTIC OCEAN

the capital, Seville, where you’ll experience Giralda, Torre del Oro, Santa Cruz, Maria Luisa Park, Plaza de Espana, and more. We’re also treating you to a classic flamenco performance! Cruising the Portuguese coast in Algarve, where you’ll fall in love with whitewashed fishing villages and pristine sandy beaches, visit the region’s mazy fortified capital, Faro, and marvel at the sunset from your boat cruise in Albufeira Lovely Lisbon, a Mediterranean gem. You’ll explore the very best of the Portuguese capital including Alfama, Baixa and Bairro Alto; we’re also taking you to historic Sintra where you’ll explore the vibrant Palácio da Pena

• •

FRANCE

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

Lisbon Albufeira

Seville Gibraltar

Granada Malaga

MOROCCO

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Starting at

$ 2,995*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/SPAIN-PORTUGAL


SPaiN

BaRcElona & CoSTa Brava

Our Barcelona program is a fine blend of quintessential attractions and exclusive hands-on activities. And while you're there, we’ll take your group to Costa Brava to experience the very best of Northeastern Spain. The head and hearth of Catalonia is a must-see for every Spanish class trip to Europe! BUCKLE UP AND GET READY FOR:

• The

essential Barcelona experience, from cultural institutions like Park Güell and Camp Nou, to worldfamous sites like las Ramblas and Sagrada Familia The magnificent Montserrat, accessed by Barcelona’s beautiful new panoramic train that brings you face-to-face with the iconic 800-year-old wooden statue of the Virgin Mary Delicious local fine dining, including authentic cooking workshops where you’ll master the art ENGLAND of one of Spain’s best-known dishes, paella! Trips to beautiful and sandy seaside townsTHElike Tossa de Mar CHANNEL Guided tours of award-winning museums, from the Picasso and Dali museums to Cosmo Caixa, an interactive science museum that lets you create sandstorms and tidal waves!

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• A day at the thrilling, multi-award-winning Port Aventura theme park. Don’t miss the Shambhala, one of the best and scariest hyper roller coasters in the world!

Sporting event? Performance opportunity? Religious pilgrimage? We’re more than happy to plan your trip around a special event! Contact us with your travel dates and we’ll connect the dots for you.

ATLANTIC OCEAN FRANCE

SPAIN PORTUGAL

Figueres Tossa de Mar Montserrat Calella Sitges Barcelona Port Aventura

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

MOROCCO

Starting at

$ 2,845*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

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MadriD & ANDAlusia

Thank you for all of your help in making this trip such a resounding success for our students! JENNIFER Spanish Teacher, Michigan

You and your students will fall head over heels for Madrid and Andalusia. It’s the perfect way to have a blast practicing your Spanish while uncovering the wealth of diversity and charm that this country has to offer. History, culture, and language come alive around every corner! THIS FANTASTIC PROGRAM INCLUDES:

• Exploring the very best of Madrid, including Plaza Mayor, the • The full cultural experience of visiting a local bull farm, famous fountain in Cibeles Square, the Plaza de España, the followed by a *gulp* hands-on bull-fighting workshop! Gran Via, the lively Puerta del Sol district, and so much more • Soaking up the sun in Costa del Sol, from Benalmadena to • Delicious local fine dining, including authentic cooking Torremolinos workshops where you’ll master the art of Spain’s traditional tapas! World history at your fingertips, from the sprawling grounds of the Alhambra in Granada to the imposing Juderia in Córdoba Incredible flamenco performances in Seville, the gorgeous and festive Andalusian capital. Ten professional dancers and a live band come together to put on an authentic two-hour spectacle that you won’t soon forget

ENGLAND

THE CHANNEL

ATLANTIC OCEAN FRANCE

SPAIN PORTUGAL

Starting at

$ 2,845

*

Seville Mijas Torremolinos

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

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Madrid Toledo

Cordoba Granada Malaga

MOROCCO

MEDITERRANEAN SEA


itaLy

roME

A student trip to Rome weaves history, culture, and stunning landscapes into one epic adventure. The history that courses through the Eternal City’s narrow streets will breathe new life into your students' history lessons. And the food! Just thinking about hand-cut pasta and gnocchi is making us yearn for some dolce vita. ONE PIPING HOT ROME ITINERARY, COMING RIGHT UP:

• The essentials, including visits to Vatican City, Saint Peter’s • Cycling through Villa Borghese, one of the biggest parks in Basilica, the Pantheon and Augustus Theatres, the Coliseum, and much more Catacomb tours at San Callisto, a fascinating network of ancient Christian burial tunnels containing 3rd-century frescoes & the crypts of martyrs & Popes Local fine dining that’s so good and so beautiful in its ENGLAND NETHERLANDS simplicity… don’t forget, Thursday is gnocchi day (no joke)! BELGIUMsurroundings, Day trips to the city’s gorgeous THE CHANNEL from the ancient Villa Adriana toLUXEMBOURG the lush Castelli Romani

Rome that offers some of the city’s finest views

• • •

Our students were dreaming about this Italy trip. In ten days, we traveled through time, discovered all the splendor of this beautiful country, and made all our dreams come true. Thanks for letting us taste, smell, and live Italy!

GERMANY AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

ITALY

ATLANTIC OCEAN

SLOVENIA CROATIA

FRANCE

RENÉE High School Teacher, Québec

BOSNIA ADRIATIC SEA

Rome

SARDINIA

Castelli Romani Naples Capri

MEDITERRANEAN SEA SICILY

Pompei Sorrento

Starting at

$ 3,045*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/ROME


TUSCANY & VEn icE

Few places on earth are as beautiful and charming as Tuscany, Venice, and everything in between. The very best of Italy is on full display in this program, from the unique charm of Venice to the rich legacy of Tuscany’s Renaissance imprint. And with a stop in Rome included in the itinerary, you might never want to leave. HERE’S WHAT’S COOKING:

Veritable Venice, an unforgettable destination for any traveller. Between St. Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, and more, you and your students will be spellbound by the Bride of the Sea An unforgettable day ENGLAND trip to Cinque-Terre, complete with NETHERLANDS an epic cruise and breathtaking hike along Via dell’Amore BELGIUM (‘The Way of Love’) THE CHANNEL

LUXEMBOURG

• Fabulous Florence, where history comes to life at the

Duomo de San Marco, Santa Croce Basilica, and the Uffizi, home to celebrated works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, and more The quintessential olive oil experience in Montepulciano, where you’ll also learn all about local wine production Authentic fine dining, including local restaurants off the beaten path and a trip to Parma, where you’ll visit the Musei del Cibo, the ham museum!

• •

GERMANY AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

ITALY

ATLANTIC OCEAN FRANCE

Cinque Terre Pise

Venice

SLOVENIA CROATIA

Modena BOSNIA Montecatini Florence Montepulciano Orvieto ADRIATIC SEA Rome

SARDINIA MEDITERRANEAN SEA SICILY

Starting at

$ 3,095*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/TUSCANY-VENICE


ITALy& CroatiA

You and your students are going to fall in love with this trip. In Rome, you’re getting quintessential Italy: history that astounds, sites that amaze, and cuisine that will steal your heart. Speaking of heartbreakers, there’s a reason why the Croatian coast has fast-become a top travel destination. Once you set sail on the Adriatic, you might never look back. YOU’LL GET THE CLASSIC ROME EXPERIENCE, PLUS:

• Stunning views from your overnight cruise to Split, a beach • A beautiful boat cruise along the Neretva River, the largest river in the Eastern Adriatic basic. As you glide along the town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast water, you’ll encounter local fishing boats, winding • Exploring Croatia’s impressive roster of UNESCO World turquoise canals, and wonderful wetlands. It goes without saying that Heritage Sites, including the Diocletian’s Palace, Trogir Cathedral and Šibenik Cathedral Lavish landscapes at Plitvice Lakes National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site! Its trails and bridges lead to crystal clear lakes of blue and green joined by breathtaking waterfalls and limestone canyons. It’s truly the stuff of fairytales

you’ll be hitting the beach too! Dubrovnik, the city that put Croatia on the map as a travel destination. You’ll explore this town from top to bottom, including Stradun Street, Rector’s Palace, the Church of St. Blaise and the Franciscan Church and Monastery, home of a 14th Century pharmacy!

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

It was so great to stay in the heart of Rome, we could easily walk everywhere. We could really feel the atmosphere. The other company we used to travel with would send us out to the far outskirts of the city. I am glad I decided to go with Jumpstreet!

BELGIUM

THE CHANNEL

LUXEMBOURG

GERMANY

SLOVENIA

CROATIA BOSNIA Sarajevo

ITALY

ATLANTIC OCEAN

FRANCE

ISABELLE High School Teacher, British Columbia

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

Zadar

Ancona

Split

Starting at

$ 3,395

*

Dubrovnik

ADRIATIC SEA

Rome

SARDINIA MEDITERRANEAN SEA SICILY

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/ITALY-CROATIA


Greece

SANTORINI

A class trip to Greece weaves history, culture and stunning coastal views into one epic adventure. First you’ll make your way through the mainland, visiting cities and sites that will breathe new life into your students’ history lessons. Then it’s time to explore stunning Santorini, a jewel in the crown of the Aegean Sea. Did we mention the food? OMG the food!! YOUR ITINERARY, IN A NUTSHELL:

• Lovely Loutraki, a seaside resort town tucked away in the • More time-travel! First it’s Akrotiri, a perfectly-preserved Gulf of Corinth. When you’re not exploring sites like the Corinth Canal and Acrocorinth, you’ll be loving life on their world-famous beaches Navigating endless orange and olive groves on your way to Mycenae, an ancient archaeological site made famous by Homer’s account of the Trojan War Turning back time in towns like Nafplio, a Peloponnese seaport town that used to be the nation’s capital, and Epidaurus, where the Greek tragedy was born A breathtaking ferry ride from Athens to Santorini ! Some say the journey is greater than the destination – it’s all great if you ask us. You’ll land in Fira and, frankly, you might never want to leave

prehistoric town that was blankted by thick volcanic ash in 1500 BC; next you’ll head to Pyrgos, a medieval village with a penchant for labyrinths An unforgettable boat cruise to the otherworldly Nea Kameni Island, where you’ll scale its massive volcanic crater for an unbeatable view of the Aegean sea in all its glory An adventure through Athens, including the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Monastiraki Market, Syntagma Square and the ginormous Kallimarmaro Stadium, which accommodates up to 60,0000 spectators!

BULGARIA

MACEDONIA ALBANIA

GREECE IONIAN SEA

Starting at

$ 3,045

*

AEGEAN SEA TURKEY

Loutraki Athens Acrocorinth Nafplio Mycenae Epidarus MEDITERRANEAN SEA

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/SANTORINI

Santorini

CRETE


I would highly recommend the company, Jumpstreet Tours, as they have shown me (and many, many students over the years) that they truly care about us and the experience we have! KARLA Middle School Teacher, New Brunswick

D N ENGla & SCOTlaND

A combined trip to England and Scotland is the perfect way to uncover some of the most fascinating chapters of Western History. Things kick off in London, a city whose historic charm is matched only by its modern edge. On your train north to Edinburgh you’ll be treated to the stunning British countryside, and once in Scotland, you’ll learn why guid gear comes in sma' bulk. We dare you not to fall in love with the Highlands. BLIMEY! HERE’S A TASTE OF YOUR ITINERARY:

tours of the epic Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s most • Touring the terrific (and terrifying) Tower of London, home of • Guided famous landmark, and the pristine Holyrood Palace, the the Crown Jewels. It’s an impressive collection, but don’t get any ideas! Their torture chamber tour is no joke A trip to Westminster Abbey, an icon of 13th Century religious history and the site of major moments in modern England, from the Queen Mother’s wedding to Princess Diana’s funeral Exploring Edinburgh, including the Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral, the Royal Botanic Garden, Princes Street and so much more

Queen’s official Edinburgh residence. Not too shabby! Fabulous Fort William, the western gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Here you’ll be hopping aboard the Jacobite, a steam train described as the greatest railway journey in the world. You’ll have time on the coast in marvelous Mallaig Hiking the Highlands! Words can’t describe how beautiful they are. Say hi to Nessie for us

SCOTLAND Malaig

Edinburgh

UNITED KINGDOM IRELAND

ENGLAND ATLANTIC OCEAN

London THE CHANNEL

NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM FRANCE

GERMANY LUXEMBOURG

Starting at

$ 3,145*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/ENGLAND-SCOTLAND


Ireland ScoTland &

This amazing adventure across the Northern British Isles kicks off in one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, Dublin, before taking you northeast through Northern Ireland and Scotland. Three distinct countries with three distinctly compelling stories to tell – all against a gorgeous green, hilly backdrop, no less. You’ll have a hard time saying slán abhaile (‘goodbye’ in Gaelic). HERE’S JUST SOME OF THE FUN WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU:

but sweet jaunt through Glascow, including a stop • Explore the two halves of Dublin, including Temple Bar, • Aat short Kelvingrove Art Museum, home to one of the greatest art Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and the legendary Guinness Storehouse. You’ll also experience the country’s three national sports – handball, Gaelic football, and the curiously unique hurling Beautiful Belfast, where you’ll dive deep into the ups and downs of Northern Ireland’s fascinating albeit troubled past An intrepid ferry ride across the Irish Sea from Belfast Harbour to Cairnryan, Scotland, where your journey continues!

• •

collections in Europe The Edinburgh experience, including the Royal Mile, the Old City, Holyrood Palace, the 600-year-old Old Course golf course, and much more… we’re even taking you on a ghost tour Stunning St. Andrews, home to St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral… built in 1158!

• •

Probably the best Europe trip we've had in recent memory. MATTHEW High School Science Teacher, Québec

SCOTLAND NORTHERN IRELAND

St. Andrews Edinburgh Glasgow Cairnryan

Belfast

IRELAND

Starting at

Dublin

ENGLAND

THE CHANNEL ATLANTIC OCEAN

NETHERLANDS

$ 3,045*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, BELGIUM * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast LUXEMBOURG

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/IRELAND-SCOTLAND

FRANCE


, A Y N m ER G

D N la O P & Z H c Ec rePUBlic

Central Europe is ever-changing. From the Iron Age to the Iron Curtain, each transformation has been more fascinating than the last. Your trip covers Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, a trifecta of neighbouring countries whose respective histories share much more than borders. For all you Social Studies teachers out there, this trip is a must. HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU:

• Exploring beautiful Berlin with a local tour guide, including • The Krakow experience, including the Old Jewish Quarter, the Reichstag, Unter den Linden Boulevard, Humboldt University, Berlin Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium and so much more! Perspective and reflection as you retrace World War Two history through the Holocaust Memorial, Wannsee, bunker tours, Auschwitz, Birkenau and more A journey through Central Europe’s Communist chapter, including trips to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Soviet Memorial, Stasi Prison, the Kulturbraurei Museum and more Medieval times! You’ll time-travel to the 14th Century Wawel Castle in Poland, and enjoy 18th Century opulence at Sanssouci, the King of Prussia’s summer palace

• • •

Corpus Christi Basilica, Cloth Hall, Remuh Synagogue and Collegium Maius, featuring original instruments fashioned by the great Copernicus! Epic geological excursions through Polish salt mines in Wieliczka, not to mention endless cave trails and underground riverboat cruises in the Czech Republic’s Moravian Karst Picturesque Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You’ll visit the Staré Město (the Old Town), the Orloj (the Jewish astronomical clock), City Hall, the fabled Castle District and so much more

• •

LITHUANIA

POLAND

Berlin ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

BELGIUM THE CHANNEL

Starting at

$ 2,945

*

Tropical Islands

GERMANY

LUXEMBOURG

Wroclaw Auschwitz Krakow Wieliczka

Prague Kutna Hora

CZECH REPUBLIC

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

SWITZERLAND ITALY

SLOVENIA CROATIA

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/CENTRAL-EUROPE

SLOVAKIA

BELARUS

UKRAINE


“We began working with Jumpstreet last year for our grade 8 trip and have been incredibly impressed with their organization, customization and flexibility. They are incredibly customer-focused and the experience of planning and preparing for the trip has far exceeded anything I have previously encountered. When your teachers are preparing a trip, I'd recommend taking a look at Jumpstreet.� ALAN Middle School Principal, Massachusetts

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OUR APPROACH TO HIRING YOUR TOUR LEADERS

] Our Tour Leaders ] Jumpstreet Tours was founded in 1989 by brothers Mark and Tom Clarke, and they continue to run the company to this day as Managing Director and Commercial Director respectively. Mark got his start in tourism as a tour guide, so it comes as no surprise that the company’s reputation is built in large part on the back of its incredible Tour Leader team*. Generally speaking, a Jumpstreet Tour Leader is a destination expert, camp counsellor, entertainer, chaperone and role model wrapped into one inspiring young person. For the most part, we recruit our Tour Leaders through both referrals within the business and job postings on university websites. To be selected for an interview, a candidate must have prior experience working with youths (camps, coaching, mentoring, etc.), must be at least 19 years old (though most of our applicants are 22 years old) and must not have a criminal record.

()( For the first screening, candidates attend oneon-one interviews, group interviews that include simulation training, and team-building activities. We look for the following qualities:

« « « « « «

Professional yet fun-loving Positive and infectious energy Confident and outgoing Open-minded and approachable Disciplined and forward-thinking Resourceful and quick-thinking

The candidates who make it through this process are hired to accompany your group 24/7 and bring your itinerary to life. As destination experts and multi-linguists, they act as an extension of your trip’s curriculum objectives. They also do much of the heavy lifting for you, such as:

« Guiding your group through the day’s activities « Helping everyone stay organized, prepared

A second screening takes place where candidates must complete 25 hours of classroom training. Then, once background checks are completed through an independent agency, a final screening unfolds with over 50 hours of practical training where candidates shadow a senior Tour Leader during a class trip.

and on schedule « Assisting chaperones with head counts and bed checks « Safeguarding your group through busy streets and activity sites « Responding to emergencies and coordinating on-site support « Keeping your students engaged with stories, jokes, songs and games.

*Please note that when our Tour Leaders are not available, we use thirdparty Guide Agencies that are strictly vetted by our Operations department to ensure your experience is just as fun, enriching and safe.


J umpstreet HAS the bEST TOUR leaders ave to h ’t n o d u o y t u (b . s es in the busin take our word for it) I have been on many tours with high school students and I can honestly say that Gabriel is the best tour guide I’ve worked with – and I’m comparing him to some very seasoned people. EILEEN Assistant High School Principal, Connecticut

Our guide Joad was very flexible and helped make the trip memorable. Great information during the tours! CINDY High School Teacher, Maryland

Paule was fantastic - a great choice for our 11th and 12th grade group. They REALLY bonded and shared beyond the normal tour guide expectations. NANCY Language Teacher, Connecticut

I’m not sure what the prerequisite is for becoming a tour guide but Jumpstreet seems to find the perfect people for the job. GINA Parent, New York

Beatrice was fantastic. She was great with the kids and chaperones. My students really liked her presentations and our activities ran smoothly thanks to her. KATHLEEN French Teacher, Massachusetts

Ellie was amazing! We were so pleased with how well she interacted with our entire group, the students especially. MARY French Teacher, Maine

Jumpstreet exceeded every trip we have ever taken. Our guides were incredible: enthusiastic, positive, great with our kids, and full of energy. It was their enthusiasm that made everything even better! They are truly the best in the business. BETSY Language Teacher, Massachusetts

Tristan singlehandedly made our trip. His passion and love for what he does clearly shows. He worked well with our staff and was a massive team player and leader of this tour. He consulted with us every step of the way and was ready to adapt his approach if things needed to change to the benefit of our students. He thinks clearly under pressure – a rare skill in people. The tour had a good pace and his level of communication and rapport with our students was excellent. The students appreciated and respected him. ANDY High School Teacher, Québec

I spent a year traveling around Europe, as well as extensive touring in the Caribbean and United States, yet I have never been so impressed by a tour guide to the point of forwarding a comment to the company to which they are employed. Chris impressed me that much. STEPHANIE Parent, Nova Scotia


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C T S O a ri a

Between sandy beaches, lush tropical forests and stunning landscapes and wildlife, you don’t have to look far to see why this beautiful and fascinating country’s name translates to “the rich coast”. We’ve captured the very best of Costa Rica for you. OUR WONDERFUL ITINERARIES INCLUDE: • Accommodations that you’ll never forget, from beachfront hotels to luxury tent complexes that bring the comfort of a hotel room to the adventure of tropical camping. • Safaris through the Tilaran Mountains and Rio Tarcoles, home to over 400 plant and animal species. Keep your eyes peeled for the biggest crocodile in Costa Rica! • Coffee plantation tours to learn about production methods and how the world-conquering bean has shaped Costa Rica’s culture. • Workshops dedicated to – *drumroll please* – chocolate! A local guide will reveal the secrets of transforming cocoa into chocolate before setting the stage for a delicious taste-test. • Epic river rafting down the Sarapiqui River, a safe yet thrilling ride featuring dozens of toucans and other rare bird species. NICARAGUA

• An unforgettable day at Manuel Antonio Park, host to monkeys, sloths, and some of the most beautiful protected beaches in the world. • A day trip to Arenal National Park, where the naturallyheated Baldi Thermal Baths will melt the world away. • Guided night walks to discover the country’s vast network of nocturnal creatures. • Day trips to Heredia, where you’ll explore the still-active (!!) Poas Volcano National Park (if permitted) • World-famous zip-lining over the cloud forest of Monteverde (if permitted)

Arenal

COSTA RICA

Sarapiqui

CARRIBEAN SEA

San José

Quepos PACIFIC OCEAN

PANAMA

Starting at

$ 2,645*

for 15 paying participants & 2 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

JUMPSTREET.COM/COSTA-RICA


ECUADOR

From wildlife preserves to volcanoes to national parks, our Ecuador program is the perfect way to experience the thrill and diversity of South American travel. This itinerary is a tapestry woven together by the country’s indigenous, colonial and contemporary history, and it’s all against one of the most stunning natural backdrops you’ll ever see. HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU:

• An

exchange with a local school, where you and your students will be able to apply all that Spanish you’ve been teaching them A bucket list experience with an overnight stay in the Amazon jungle’s vast Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, including a canoe tour on the Cuyabeno River, a nighttime hike in the company of incredible nocturnal creatures (don’t worry, you’ll be in safe hands with your local guide), and a day spent with the Tarapuy Siona, an indigenous community that lives deep in the brush We’re also taking you to Caimancochalake, where your guide will give you a crash course on the curative powers of the jungle, and Laguna Grande, home to breathtaking sunsets and adorable pink dolphins

• Incredible Quito, the nation’s capital with so much to offer,

including the interactive Intiñan Solar Museum and the Quito Teleferico, a funicular journey that takes you through the clouds over the Pichincha volcano Speaking of volcanos, we’re also taking you to Cotopaxi. Tucked away in Ecuador’s ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’, Cotopaxi is the tallest active volcano in the country and home to mind-bending beauty at sites like Laguna de Limpiopungo and Jose F. Ribas refuge The majestic Mindo Cloud Forest, one of Ecuador’s bestkept secrets. You’ll experience a wealth of flora and fauna along the Waterfall Trail and be positively spellbound by the Mariposas butterfly sanctuary

COLOMBIA PACIFIC OCEAN

Mindo

Cuyabeno

Quito

ECUADOR

PERU

Starting at

$ 2,795*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

REQUEST A FREE QUOTE AT JUMPSTREET.COM/ECUADOR


thailand

Thailand has it all: bustling cities, humbling history and architecture, incredible local cuisine and a wealth of natural wonders and wildlife. It’s largely believed that Thai is an ancient local term that loosely translates to ‘people’, which is fitting given the country’s immense population but also because it’s such a warm and welcoming place. Let’s go! THIS IS JUST SOME OF WHAT WE’VE COOKED UP FOR YOU:

• Beautiful Bangkok, the country’s fast-paced capital with • Epic National Parks, including: Erawan, home of the famous oodles of personality. You’ll visit local hot spots like the Damnoen Nam Saduak floating market, and opulent sites and monuments like the Grand Palace and Wat Pot temple, home of the famous 150-foot golden Reclining Buddha Eye-opening excursions inland, including: Nong Khao Village, where you’ll explore sprawling rice fields and palm groves and feast on rare tropical fruits; Ayuthhaya, the former capital with a wealth of ancient royal history; and the Muang Mallika Project, a portrait of rural Siamese living at the turn of the 20th Century You’ll also experience local (and often timeless) Thai agriculture techniques with staples like sugar cane and sweet corn. Bonus: you’re going to learn how to make sticky rice chips while being treated to Thai-style coffee and palm cake

seven-tiered Erawan Falls; Elephant Haven, a hands-on elephant reserve where you’ll soon become BFFs with these noble beasts; Khao Yai, where you’ll make friends with gibbons and embark on nocturnal hikes; and Treetop Adventure, a wild ride up in the canopies! A fascinating albeit harrowing trip on the Burma Railway, or the Death Train. It owes its sad name to the countless lives lost during its construction. You’ll make your way to the memorial cemetery of Kanchanaburi across the famous Kwai River Bridge

LAOS

MYANMAR (BURMA)

THAILAND Khao Yai Sai Yok Kanchanaburi Bangkok

Starting at

$ 2,895*

CAMBODIA

ADAMAN SEA

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

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GULF OF THAILAND

VIETNAM


CH I N a

Few countries are as intriguing and enigmatic as China. It is vast, deceptively diverse (56 distinct ethnic groups!) and steeped in roughly 5,000 years of fascinating history. You can’t grasp all of China in one visit, so we’ve put together a program that will have you coming back for more. HERE’S WHAT’S ON DECK: trip to China is complete without a stop in Shanghai, • Beautiful Beijing, the nation’s capital. You’ll visit famous sites • No where east-meets-west is on full display. You’ll visit the and monuments, like the Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang, the Temple of Heaven, Prospect Hill, and Tiananmen Square, where we’re organized a scavenger hunt for you! You deserve as authentic an experience as possible, so we’re taking you to the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, which is relatively untouched by tourists A high-speed train trip to Xi’an, where you’ll learn about life in Northwestern China through bike tours, local markets, and an in-depth look at the famous Terracotta Warriors,RUSSIA whose mind-blowing burial site was only just recently discovered. You’ll also spend time paying it forward as you volunteer at a local orphanage

European-influenced French Concession district, explore the opulent Yu Gardens, and learn the history behind ‘sweet and sour’ as you sample Shanghai cuisine at local restaurants and markets Total immersion! We’ve booked a three-hour Mandarin crash course at a local language school, noodle and dumpling workshops with local families, acrobatics and Kung-Fu displays performed by gymnasts and Shaolin warriors, and the essential bike and/or pedicab experience as you cruise the likes of Old Beijing and Xi’an

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MONGOLIA

Beijing NORTH KOREA

Xi'an

SOUTH KOREA YELLOW SEA

CHINA

Starting at

$ 2,895*

for 18 paying participants & 3 complementary chaperones, * with flights departing from the U.S. Northeast

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Shanghai


The World is Your Oyster! The destinations in this brochure are our most popular, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg! The opportunities are almost endless. We regularly organize group tours to destinations like: Ottawa , a Jumpstreet classic! You'll explore the

Canadian capital in style, with trips to Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court, the brand new Canadian Museum of History, the beautiful Byward Market and so much more. We’ll also take you to Toronto and Niagara Falls – just say the word! Our France options are almost limitless! From LangUEdoc to Périgord to the Loire Valley , you'll feast on fabulous food, explore ancient history and travel landscapes that inspired a who’s who of the world’s great artists – all while practicing your French! And while we’re on the topic of France, if you’re looking to take a bigger bite out of Europe, why not combine with England , Italy , Spain , Switzerland and/or Germany ? Let’s get crazy up in here!

California , where we’ll take you to San Francisco for the history and charm of Northern California , and Los Angeles for the thrill and diversity of a pop culture mecca. The whole package is an epic adventure.

The Canadian Maritimes , home to some of the country’s deepest and most distinct roots. You can explore Louisbourg and Cape Breton , two portraits of French Canadian heritage and breathtaking Canadian landscapes. Not to be missed!

Atlanta , where you’ll go deep underground to learn

about the city’s past, soar high above the sky on a rip-roaring rollercoaster ride, dive into deep-sea life, and step behind-the-scenes of a major news broadcaster.

There’s more! Simply contact us with your custom request – we have the means to make it so.


“Thank you for going to great lengths to personalize a tour to meet the needs of this particular group… For listening and suggesting in equal measure as we planned it out… For taking all the logistical pressure off the teachers by having superlative backup and on-the-ground teams … For finding great local-vibe places that can accommodate groups… For all the hands-on activities that you've developed over the years… And most of all, thank you for finding and developing, as tour guides, people who are particularly talented with teenagers. They bring out the best in kids by their highspirited, positive and respectful engagement. The impression they leave on the kids will last years beyond the trip itself. I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than what you all did with this trip.” CINDY French High School Teacher, Virginia

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Our

“WALK ACROSS THE HALL” Program:

A great fundraising idea that feels almost effortless!

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HERE’S A GREAT AND EASY WAY TO EARN FUNDS TOWARDS YOUR CLASS TRIP, A SORT OF "HELP US HELP YOU" PROPOSITION: Refer Jumpstreet Tours to any type of overnight travelling group. If the referred group qualifies as per our terms and conditions and books with us, you'll earn at least $1000 towards your own class trip!

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J U M PS T R E E T.C O M/ R E F E R RALS

What an amazing trip we had! WOW. Everyone was so pleased! We were all crying at the airport saying good-bye to Amélie. Elle est un cadeau. We are most pleased with our Jumpstreet experience, that’s for sure. SHARON Modern Languages Teacher, British Columbia


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COST OF A

J umPstreET Educational Trip?

THE ESSENTIALS:

OPTIONAL (BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT):

• A CUSTOMIZABLE and PRIVATE itinerary chock-full of

• Full comprehensive insurance (medical and

programming that’s as entertaining as it is engaging. We won’t combine you with other groups • Complimentary chaperone ratio to suit your group’s requirements • Airfare booked for you according to your needs ten months prior to departure… no last-minute surprises! Speaking of which, the prices featured in this brochure are based on spring 2019 rates (excluding Easter weekend) departing from the U.S. Northeast. Please contact us or prices based on different departure points and/or travel dates • Ground transportation; we carefully select reputable and reliable suppliers • Centrally-located 3 star hotels; we want you to experience the destination, not the traffic • Cultural dining experiences so that the learning continues at the table • All entrances and guided tours where indicated in your itinerary • 24/7 emergency support, with a direct patch to our senior staff • Your money placed in a bonded trust account • $25M in liability protection for both teachers and chaperones • All taxes

cancellation) • Special requests like show tickets, sporting events, or festivals… We can do anything for you (within reason!), including whatever the competition is offering

Also included in most tour packages, of course, are the services of our legendary team of intrepid

TOUR LEADERS!

Please note that when our Tour Leaders are not available, we use third-party Guide Agencies that are strictly vetted by our Operations department to ensure your experience is just as fun, enriching and safe.


We stayed up til 1:00 listening to all of the amazing experiences our daughter had and looking at all of the pictures she took. I am so, so happy you offer this trip and she was able to go! Truly the greatest experience! She loved, loved the tour guides and all of the restaurants did a great job with her food too! LISA Parent, Pennsylvania

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