$569 plus airfare
November 8 – 11, 2019
- All ground transportation while on the tour in a charter bus
- 3 nights in San Francisco (4 person shared accommodations – 2 students of the SAME SEX per bed, generally 4 students per room)
- 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
- Visit The Place of Fine Arts
- Trolley ride
- Tickets to Alcatraz Island
- City tour
- Transportation to airport/hotel/airport
- Edelweiss Tours coordinators and chaperones
*Lunches are not included
45+ days before the tour: 80% of trip price refunded minus $100 cancellation fee.
30-45 days before tour: 50% of trip price refunded minus $100 cancellation fee.
15-30 days before tour: 30% of trip price refunded minus $100 cancellations fee.
Students may change trips 30 days before the start date of the trip they originally registered for and apply the $ towards the new trip.
**Once we have received the minimum required participants you will receive instructions on how to book your flight -Please wait to book your flight until then.
Places to visit
Please follow these steps to register
What should you bring?
- Passport- students are not allowed to travel without one
- Money for personal expenses such as lunches, and other personal items you wish to purchase while on the tour
Clothing & Other Needed Items
- Good pair of sneakers for walking
- Pack appropriate clothing for expected weather-check weather report before departure
- Sweatshirt & light rain jacket
- Personal health products
- Accessories (watch, etc.)
Additional Suggested Items:
- Cell Phone
- MP3 or I-Pod
- Items to share about your country with others
- (Don’t forget batteries and chargers for your electronic items!!)
When can I book my flight?
Flights can only be booked once the student receives an email stating to do so and should only be booked through STA. If a less expensive flight is found by the student, it must be approved by me prior to booking. If they do not get approval first, they may be asked to cancel and re-book within the allotted times.
Why Should I sign up early for the tours?
The advantage to signing up early is to reserve your spot on the tour, we close the tour at 100 students. Signing up early also allows students to get better deals on flights to each city. The closer to the tour dates the higher the flight costs so sign up early and save a lot of money!
What is included in the price of the tour?
We pack a lot into each tour! Here’s what you get: accommodations, breakfast & dinners (lunch not included), ground transportation including charter buses, ferries, and other forms of transportation, entrance fees to all museums visited, tickets to all entertainment activities on the tour, full time tour guides, and security services.
How early can I book my flight after registering for the tour?
We will alert you once the tour has met the minimum 40 students signed up. We want you to have the best flight and price possible which is why early registration is so important.
How many students per room?
We try to make the tours as affordable as possible so we place 4 students in a double bedded room. This means you will share a bed with another student. If you would like to have your own bed you can pay an extra fee.
Can I choose who I room with on the tour?
You can alert ETC of room preferences and they will do their best to accommodate those requests.
Will we be supervised the entire time?
Yes, ETC chaperones and Edelweiss tours will be overseeing all activities for student safety.
Can I take an UBER/Lyft from the airport or hotel?
No, you are not permitted at any time to take alternative transportation other than those provided by Edelweiss Tours.
Will someone pick me up at the airport?
Yes, we will have a representative from Edelweiss Tours waiting at your assigned flights baggage carousel. Look for the representative who will be holding an Edelweiss Tour/ETC sign in hand. We will also make sure you get safely back to the airport at the end of the tour.
What if I need to cancel after booking the tour?
Since you will be registering for our tours through ETC they will have all the cancellation terms if the need arises.
Will there be free time offered on each tour?
Yes, we offer free time each day on the tour. We know many of you would like to shop for items that are specifically from the city we are visiting. We make sure especially to give you roughly an hour for lunch each day.
Can I go on all the tours?
Absolutely! We love having you join as many as possible. Here is your chance to see some of America’s best cities and sights. We even offer our students who do all 4 tours something very special in Hawaii!
Can one of my host siblings join me on the tour?
Yes, every year we have host siblings join us on these tours. You will just need to get the ok from ETC upon signing up.