Our Open Tours are aimed at making touring easier and more accessible for the keen traveller! Through this type of tour, we invite high school learners on an annual tour, from different schools – therefore easing the pressure of one school gathering enough learners to make the tour a viable endeavour. The necessity for one school to gather enough learners on their own is often the cause for international tours not taking place, and leaving many excited learners disappointed.

Some quick facts:

  • Tours take place in the September holiday’s 2020
  • You have the choice to travel to either USA East Coast and Italy & Malta.
  • It is run independently from the school – therefore all parent communication is done directly with us.
  • Teachers from participating schools are invited along in order to supervise learners as with any school tour.


There is no qualification process. Mostly schools will let us know how many invitations to send to their school for them to distribute, if your school doesn’t already participate please feel free to contact us directly in order to receive your tour invitation. This will include your: Parent letter, itinerary, pricing, payment and booking details.

Touring overseas in general as a learner is an invaluable experience. It creates a platform for your child to be exposed to a variety of iconic sites, cultures, history and unique experiences. This all leads to character-building, confidence, independence, self-discovery and very often the creation of lasting friendships. Travelling within a supervised group, with your school mates is also only available for a limited period of time, usually during your high school years. Once school is over, the opportunity is lost forever.

Once you have received your invitation(request invitation now) , and you would like to accept and join the tour, please send in your reply slip. We will send you acknowledgement of receipt as well as further steps for booking. In order to confirm your booking please make deposit payment as per your tour invitation information. See our banking details here.

You will receive regular notifications from Travel & Sport regarding travel requirements and visa guidelines.

Find out what educators, parents and learners have to say about our tours
Proposed tour departure dates are 19 September 2020.

What to expect in 2020?

You can now pick between two different destinations:



  • Island of Capri
  • Blue Grotto
  • Go up Mount Solaro by chairlift
  • Marina Grande
  • Guided tour of Pompeii ruins


  • Vatican City
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St Peter’s Cathedral
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum



  • St John’s Cathedral
  • Grandmaster’s Palace
  • Boat trip to Gozo & Comino
  • Tarxien Temples
  • Marsaxlokk

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  • Princeton University


  • Monuments and
  • Memorials of the National Mall
  • Tour of the US Capitol Building
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
  • National Mall
  • Air & Space Museum
  • National History Museum
  • International Spy Museum

New York

  • Empire State Building
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Rose Centre for Earth & Space
  • New York Harbor
  • Wall St.
  • Statue of Liberty
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • And many more…

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Remember you have until 30 March 2020 to secure your child’s booking!

Would you like to make your deposit payment now? See banking details.

Talk to us info@travelandsport.com if you need to make an arrangement regarding your payment or if

you would be interested in fundraising and/or sponsorship options.

  USA Italy & Malta Account Name: Freeworld Travel

Bank Name: ABSA

Bank Code: 632005

Account type: Cheque

Account number: 4070845967


Payment ref. USA:

19274 School Name  Initial Surname


Payment ref. Italy & Malta:

19273 School Name  Initial Surname

Deposit Deadline 31 March 2020   R 7 500* R 6 000*
2nd Payment 30 Apr 2020 R 10 500 R 8 500
3rd Payment 30 May 2020 R 10 500 R 8 500
4th Payment 30 Jun 2020 R 10 500 R 8 500
Final Payment 31 Jul 2020 Balance Balance