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Roedean School STEM Tour – USA 2019

Tour Summary Finance Brief Presentation

The Roedean School STEM USA Tour 2019 is a special interest tour, covering a broad range of subjects and cultural exposure. A number of specialised activities & programmes are included in the tour itinerary where the group will also visit prestigious centres of learning including MIT & Harvard University, with visits to the Kennedy Space Centre and Universal Studios, Orlando to name but a few. Tour excursions have been especially chosen to expose the group to the fundamentals of American culture, development and future possibilities. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to investigate various University programmes & special opportunities in the USA.

Beginning in Boston, MA, the group will travel on to New York City before embarking on the final leg to Orlando, Florida. Along the way, the tour will visit a number of sights & excursions in these cities.

The tour is customised & routed to afford the learners the unique opportunity to visit and experience life in the USA! The tour incorporates a true Outcome-Based objective, keeping the girls busy with many engaging & interactive tours and excursions, allowing the travellers to immerse themselves in the unique cultural heritage of the North-Eastern USA.

Places you will visit

  • Boston
  • New York City
  • Orlando
  • Cape Canaveral

Day 1:

Johannesburg – Boston, USA

Meet your Travel and Sport representative at OR Tambo International Airport.

Depart from Johannesburg for your overnight flight to Boston.

Day 2:

Arrive Boston

Arrive today in Boston! Transfer to your hotel. After checking in, take time to relax at leisure after a long flight, becoming accustomed to your new surroundings.

This afternoon, follow the historic Freedom Trail, visiting the Paul Revere House & Old South Meeting House before heading out this evening at leisure to the Old Quincy Market in Boston, discovering the treats on offer as you enjoy dinner here.

Day 3:

Boston

Today, head out of Boston and on to the Harvard / MIT Campus for a guided tour of this, one of the most prestigious universities in the World. Take a visit to the MIT museum before enjoying another tour highlight – A private Lecture from one of MIT’s brilliant professors!

This afternoon, return to Boston for a visit to the iconic Museum of Science, different in more ways than one from Chicago’s MSI with a strong focus on theory vs MSI’s look into engineering & industrial innovation. Enjoy an IMAX film & the planetarium before immersing yourself in the spectacular exhibits.

Day 4:

Boston – New York City

This morning, head out to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center for a scheduled marine biology session looking at the science behind & technology applied to marine conservation.

Transfer to the train station and take your one way Boston to New York Amtrak Northeast Regional coach class train transfer. Arrive in the Big Apple – New York City! Upon arrival, begin your exploration of this classic city, so famous across the globe!

Day 5:

New York City

After breakfast, transfer to Lower Manhattan and embark on a memorable 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial Tour of the site where the two mighty World Trade Centre Twin Towers once stood. Following a moving visit to Ground Zero, transfer by ferry cruise to Liberty Island where the group will disembark & enjoy a tour of the Statue of Liberty Museum chronicling the hardships of America’s migrants arriving on the island. Then, this afternoon it’s on to the magnificent Central Park where you will spend some time at leisure.

Enjoy a classic Picnic Lunch on the sprawling lawns. Finally, visit the American Museum of Natural History, wrapping up the day’s activities at the Rose Centre for Earth & Space.

 

Day 6:

New York City

This morning, transfer immediately to the National Museum of Mathematics, sometimes referred to as “The Nerdiest museum in New York” – a title that only enhances MoMath’s reputation! Cap off the day’s activities with a tour highlight – Take the Wall Street Insider Private Tour followed by an exciting live Wall Street Trading Game! This one is certainly not to be missed!

Day 7:

New York City

A rest morning at leisure lies in wait for you. Head out into New York on your own to explore this magnificent city. Take advantage of your all access public transport bus & subway pass to get around and discover & shop all the riches that New York has to offer. Finally, this afternoon, transfer to the Empire State Building for an unforgettable trip to the highest publicly accessible point in the city - the 86th floor.

Here the group can admire the spectacular lights and views of the NYC skyline from the World-famous viewing deck. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure in the iconic Times Square doing, perhaps, some last-minute shopping in this – the Crossroads of the World! This evening head out to the Hard Rock Café on Times Square for dinner. Optional Excursion – Not Included: Enjoy a Broadway Show!

Day 8:

New York City – Orlando, Florida

Embark today on your next leg of the tour – travel to Orlando, Florida! Check out of your hotel in NYC and transfer to the airport where you will board your flight to Orlando. Upon arrival in the heart of the Sunshine State, take a well-deserved break from the rigours of travel and relax and unwind at leisure! Head over to the Orlando Premium Outlets for a spot of shopping, enjoy the quaint Disney inspired neighbourhoods, or simply relax at the hotel!

Day 9:

Cape Canaveral

After breakfast this morning, the highlight of the tour awaits – A full-day tour to the Kennedy Space Centre! Transfer to the Florida Coast, heading to Cape Canaveral! Here, visit Kennedy Space Centre for a full day of wonder at this, one of the homes of Humanity’s Space Exploration dreams!

Return to Orlando late this afternoon after a day of wonder and discovery!

Day 10

Universal Studios Orlando

After breakfast this morning, head on out for your penultimate day on tour at the home of fun - Universal Studios Orlando! You will have access to both parks as well as the must-see Hogwarts Express!

Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening in the heart of Orlando as you reminisce on an incredible experience.

Day 11

Orlando - RSA

Enjoy the final day on tour at your leisure in Orlando. Do a post of shopping and sample the big-portion Amirian food on offer. Orland has much to offer on this sunny stretch.

Board your overnight flight back to RSA.

Day 12:

Arrive RSA

Arrive back in South Africa after an unforgettable journey of wondrous discovery in the US of A!

End of Tour

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