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PBHS Discovery Tour USA 2021

Travel and Sport - Washington




Academic Tour

Tour Type

12 Days


March/April 2021


Welcome to the tour page for PBHS Discovery Tour to the USA

March/April 2021

On this page you will be given information, updates, documents and guidance to assist you in preparing for your child’s tour abroad. Please read the information provided and refer to the FAQ’s tab. If after reading all the relevant documents you still have questions, you are welcome to contact us.



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Tour Price pp

*Includes: Accommodation, Breakfast & Dinner daily, transfers, all Excursions & flight tickets

R 52 090*pp
Excluding* Taxes *Subject to Change R 7 500 Insurance *R31pppd R 372

* Subject to Change

* Price Based on prevailing ROE’s

* Based on a group size of 42 touring boys

* Terms & Conditions Apply – see

Duration       12 Days Total Tour duration               March/April 2021
Flights International Outbound:

Johannesburg – New York City

Regional Flight

Washington DC – Orlando, Florida

International Return:

Orlando – Johannesburg

Cities       New York • Washington DC • Orlando • Cape Canaveral • Princeton
Accommodation City Nights Type Description*As indicated or Similar
New York City 4 Hotel Standard

Sharing on B&B Basis

Holiday Inn Express Wall Street
Washington DC 2 Hyatt House Sterling Dulles Airport
Orlando 3 Comfort Suites Maingate East
Excursions New York City NY
NY City Tour

Statue of Liberty

Central Park (Incl. Picnic Lunch)

USS Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum

Space Shuttle Pavilion

Liberty & Ellis Islands Cruise

9-11 Memorial Site

Empire State Building (To 86th-floor)

American Museum of Natural History

Rose Centre for Earth & Space

Haydn Planetarium & LeFrak Theatre Film

Times Square

Princeton NJ
Tour of Princeton University

Princeton Genius Neighbourhood

Washington DC
Washington DC City Tour

US Capitol Building

White House

Lincoln Monument

Washington Memorial

National Mall

Full Day to Smithsonian Museum Complex

Air & Space Museum

Natural History Museum

National Geographic Museum

Orlando • Cape Canaveral
Full Day Kennedy Space Centre

Cape Canaveral


Space Shuttle Atlantis

Astronaut Hall of Fame

Shuttle Launch Experience

Apollo/Saturn V Centre Tour

Lunch with an Astronaut & Presentation

Full Day @ Universal Studios Orlando Theme Park (Both Parks + Hogwarts Express)

Booking Process:

To make a booking for your child/yourself kindly follow the easy steps below:

  • Step 1: Complete Booking Form

    Kindly follow the below link to complete the Online Booking Form.

    This form provides us with the necessary details to make tour arrangements for your child/you and is compulsory.

    Please select the following tour name from the School Tour drop down list on the booking page:

    PBHS Discovery Tour – USA 2021

  • Step 2: Make Payment

    Make the deposit payment by 31 March 2020


    Account Name : Freeworld Travel

    Bank Name : ABSA

    Bank Code : 632005

    Account type : Cheque

    Account number : 4070845967

    Reference 20045 Initial & Surname


    Payments made as per your tour’s payment schedule are non-refundable 

    *Please note terms & conditions apply

  • Step 3: Keep up with the payment schedule

    Deposit Window 28 February – 31 March 2020 R 5 000 Confirm place on the tour, secure flights and early accommodation.
    2nd Instalment 30 April 2020 R 5 500 Tour Instalments
    3rd Instalment 31 May 2020 R 5 500
    4th Instalment 30 June 2020 R 5 500
    5th Instalment 31 July 2020 R 5 500
    6th Instalment 31 August 2020 R 5 500
    7th Instalment 30 September 2020 R 5 500
    8th Instalment 31 October 2020 R 5 500
    9th Instalment 30 November 2020 R 5 500
    10th Instalment 31 January 2021 R 5 500
    Final Balance 15 February 2021 Adjusted Outstanding Amount Final payments of airport taxes & insurance fees.

Mobile Payment Solutions

Need to make a electronic payment? Please make use of our mobile payment solutions: SnapScan or Zapper.

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Each person travelling will be required to have the following documents:


A valid passport:

Each person travelling needs to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months after the return date back to South Africa.

Travellers with other nationality passports who do not have a South African passport will be required to have:

  • A study visa valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A work visa valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A temporary residence permit valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A permanent residence permit

Travellers with dual citizenship will be required to have both passports valid for 6 months after the return date.

South African citizens can apply for a Passport at the Dept of Home Affairs.

Foreign citizens must apply at their country’s Embassy / Consulate


Unabridged Birth Certificate: 

Each child under the age of 18 travelling will be required to have an Unabridged Birth Certificate.

Please note that the Unabridged Birth Certificate contains both parents’ full names and surname as well as their ID numbers along with the child’s details.

This rule was implemented by the Dept of Immigration and commenced at the beginning of June 2015. Minors who do not have their unabridged birth certificate will NOT be allowed through immigrations in South Africa – departing and arriving.

If your child is not yet 18 years of age and does not have such a birth certificate, please apply now.  The processing of the document can take several months, so it is of utmost importance that all students apply for it now.

All documents need to be in English. If they are not in English, they need to be OFFICIALLY TRANSLATED to an English document.

South African citizens can apply for an Unabridged Birth Certificate at the Dept of Home Affairs.

Foreign citizens must apply at their country’s Embassy / Consulate


Immigration Documents:

For a child under the age of 18 to enter/exit the country, passport control at the airports will request to see certain documents. These documents need to be prepared and taken with on tour.

Please see below required documents:

  • Certified copy of Unabridged Birth Certificate of the child
  • Parental Consent Affidavit (Home Affairs form – must be stamped and signed by a commissioner of oath)
  • Certified copy of mother ID / female legal guardian
  • Certified copy of father ID / male legal guardian
  • In case of a deceased parent/s, a certified copy of the death certificate/s
  • In case of adopted children, certified copies of the court documents proving adoption
  • In case of legal guardianship, certified copies of court documents proving legal guardianship

Important Notes and Instructions

  • The immigration requirements apply to all children that will not be 18 years of age by the day before departure.
  • For the immigration requirements, the stamps which certify the copied document, needs to be original with the original signature of the officer / commissioner of oath.
  • This means that no scanned and e-mail documents will be accepted for this purpose.
  • Kindly note that a certified copy or commissioner of oath stamp is only valid for three months.

Further instructions regarding the immigration documents will be given through at a later stage such as the accompanying adult’s details. Please note that these documents are very important and passport control is strict. The child will not be allowed to exit/enter the country without the proper documentation.


A valid visa:

Please see below all the relevant details regarding the visa required:


    Dear Wihan, Adrian, Helga, Ingrid, Werner, Amanda and all involved staff.

    I would hereby like to extend my deepest appreciation for the Academic Achievers Tour to the US.

    What a privilege it was to be on this tour! Every aspect was absolutely superb – from the organization and arrangements, accommodation, transport and catering to the hands-on support, the professionalism and genuine care that each T&S member showed.

    The itinerary was full of exciting, interesting and relevant events and places, which opened up a whole new world  to the children. Like myself, they had a wonderful experience and came back enriched and inspired. I have had such positive feedback from the children as well as their parents; it was a trip that they will never forget. What an amazing and appropriate opportunity for children of this caliber.

    Once again, thank you so much for this opportunity, for covering every single cost and expense and for the professional way in which every detail of the tour was seen to.


    Yours sincerely

    Sonia Manthey

    Parel Vallei High School.


    It was an incredible experience that I would definitely do again. Each city was amazing and the architecture of each place was indescribable. The sights we saw allowed me to indulge myself in the culture of the different cities. The free time allowed us to explore the beautiful cities and shop in many international stores.

Mark Botha

Travel and Sport Marketer

Mark Botha

Travel and Sport Accounts

Irma Markram

Click on the button below for frequently asked questions

Why tour?

Benefits for the learner:

  • Tour safely in a controlled environment surrounded by your friends

  • Holistic student development, build self confidence, maturity and independence

  • Broaden horizons and increase tolerance and respect for other cultures

  • Bring your textbook to life

  • Improve teacher-learner relationship