8 days
San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles, San Diego
We partnered with Adina R., a STEM, Biology and Genetics teacher from Huntington Woods, Michigan, to design a tour that mixed science with adventure…and a couple of college visits. To match her itinerary to her curriculum—and inspire students pursuing a career in science—her group visited NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the La Brea Tar Pits, University of California, Berkeley and California Institute of Technology.
custom-designed california tour secondary

Day 1
Welcome to San Francisco!
Cable Car Ride
Fisherman's Wharf
Overnight in San Francisco area

Day 2
Science on Saturday
Free Time at University of California, Berkeley
Exploratorium
Overnight in San Francisco area

Day 3
Visit to Muir Woods
Guided Sightseeing of San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge
Excursion to Alcatraz Island
Overnight in San Francisco area

Day 4
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Transfer to Monterey
Monterey Aquarium
17-Mile Drive in Monterey
Monterey Mirror Maze and Mini Golf
Overnight in Monterey

Day 5
Transfer to Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits Museum
Griffith Observatory
Overnight in Los Angeles area

Day 6
Free Time at California Institute of Technology
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
The Huntington
Overnight in Los Angeles area

Day 7
Free Time at University of Southern California
California Science Center
Transfer to San Diego
Overnight in San Diego area

Day 8
San Diego Zoo
Depart for Home!

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Day 1
Welcome to San Francisco!
Cable Car Ride
Fisherman's Wharf
Overnight in San Francisco area

Day 2
Science on Saturday
Free Time at University of California, Berkeley
Exploratorium
Overnight in San Francisco area

Day 3
Visit to Muir Woods
Guided Sightseeing of San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge
Excursion to Alcatraz Island
Overnight in San Francisco area

Day 4
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Transfer to Monterey
Monterey Aquarium
17-Mile Drive in Monterey
Monterey Mirror Maze and Mini Golf
Overnight in Monterey

Day 5
Transfer to Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits Museum
Griffith Observatory
Overnight in Los Angeles area

Day 6
Free Time at California Institute of Technology
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
The Huntington
Overnight in Los Angeles area

Day 7
Free Time at University of Southern California
California Science Center
Transfer to San Diego
Overnight in San Diego area

Day 8
San Diego Zoo
Depart for Home!

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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