Educational Excursion - East Coast along with the University Visits and ATX at Kennedy Space Centre
Day 1: India – New York City Tour – New York University – Boston
Assemble at the International airport for a flight to New York. Freshen up at the airport later we will embark on a city tour of New York. We will begin with a visit to the USA’s famous landmarks Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This will include a ferry ride to Liberty Island for a spectacular view of the New York City skyline.
Next experience a view of a lifetime as we visit the Empire State Building. Here we will take the tower up 86 floors to the observation tower. Then join us for a tour of Lower Manhattan, where cobbled streets and historic architecture still retain the favor of “Old New York “. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant. We continue to midtown Manhattan and view famous sites such as Times Square, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero, United Nations, and the Trump Tower and Wall Street. Don't forget to capture some memorable photos during the entire tour!
Today we will also Visit the New York University (NYU) campus tour to get a closer look at the university's facilities and learn more about its vibrant academic environment. It's a great way to get a sense of the NYU community and its unique culture.
Transfer to the Restaurant to pick up the packed dinner before we transfer to the airport to board the flight to Boston. Reach Boston the capital city of the state of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and prestigious universities. and check into the hotel. (Lunch, and Dinner)
Day 2: Boston – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Harvard University – Niagara Falls
Post scrumptious breakfast check out from the hotel. Transfer to the most renowned universities in the world. Visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University in Boston is an excellent opportunity to explore two prestigious educational institutions. While MIT and Harvard are separate universities, they are located relatively close to each other and offer fascinating experiences for visitors. At MIT, you may have the chance to participate in workshops, lectures, or presentations focused on various fields of science, technology, and innovation.
Afterward, you can head over to Harvard University, which is situated nearby. where we learn about its rich history, explore the beautiful grounds, and visit notable landmarks like Harvard Yard, the Harvard Library, and the Harvard Art Museums. The tour guides often share intriguing stories about the university and its renowned alumni. Both MIT and Harvard have contributed significantly to academia and research, so visiting these campuses can be inspiring and insightful. Enjoy your time exploring the intellectual and cultural hub of these esteemed institutions. Later transfer to Niagara Falls by coach, Reach Niagara Falls and check into the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Day 3: Rochester Center – Maid of the Mist – Niagara Power Station – Illumination Falls
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel check – out. Transfer to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in Rochester, New York, is a wonderful destination for those interested in science, history, and interactive learning experiences. The museum offers a range of exhibits and activities that cater to visitors of all ages.
Inside the museum, you can explore exhibits that cover topics like natural history, archaeology, technology, and space exploration. There are often interactive displays where you can participate in hands-on experiments, engage with scientific phenomena, and learn about various scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. Whether you're interested in astronomy, paleontology, or robotics, or simply enjoy exploring the wonders of the natural world.
After an enriching and entertaining experience for our esteemed guests, let enjoy the Maid of the Mist is an iconic boat ride that offers a thrilling and up-close experience of Niagara Falls. Operating on both the American and Canadian sides of the falls, the Maid of the Mist takes passengers on a memorable journey through the mist and rapids of River Niagara.
During the tour, passengers board the Maid of the Mist boat, which is specially designed to navigate the turbulent waters near the falls. The boat takes you past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, eventually approaching the base of the mighty Horseshoe Falls, where you can feel the immense power of the cascading water. As you get closer to the falls, you'll be enveloped in mist, creating a dramatic and immersive experience. The sound of the roaring water and the breathtaking views make the Maid of the Mist tour an unforgettable adventure get ready to experience the hydroelectric power generating facility at Niagara.
The Niagara Power Station, also known as the Niagara Power Project or Niagara Falls Power Plant, is a hydroelectric power generating facility located near Niagara Falls in New York, USA. It is one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world and plays a significant role in supplying electricity to the region. The power station harnesses the immense power of the Niagara River and its iconic waterfalls to generate electricity. It has several turbines and generators that convert the force of the falling water into electrical energy. The power station's construction began in the early 20th century, and it has been operational since then, providing clean and renewable energy. The Niagara Power Station is an excellent destination for those interested in the science, technology, and sustainable energy generation behind hydroelectric power. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring power of Niagara Falls while learning about the importance of clean energy production.
Now is the time to see the magic of the illumination of Niagara Falls is a spectacular sight that shouldn't be missed. Every evening, after sunset, the falls are beautifully illuminated with colorful lights. The illumination enhances the natural beauty of the falls and creates a captivating visual experience. The illumination of Niagara Falls is achieved through a system of high-powered lights strategically positioned around the falls. These lights project vibrant colours onto the cascading water, creating a mesmerizing effect. The colours often change throughout the night, offering different perspectives and moods.
There are various viewing areas from where you can witness the illuminated Niagara Falls. The most popular spots include Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Canada, and Prospect Point Park in Niagara Falls, USA. These locations provide excellent viewpoints to admire the illuminated falls. Overnight is in the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Day 4: Niagara Falls – Corning Museum of Glass – Hershey's Chocolate Factory – Virginia
Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel as we check – out. Transfer to the Corning Museum of Glass, located in Corning, New York, is a world-renowned institution dedicated to the art, history, and science of glass. It offers a fascinating exploration of glass through its extensive collection, interactive exhibits, live glassmaking demonstrations, and educational programs.
At the museum, you can admire a diverse range of glass art and historical glass pieces from different periods and cultures. The collection includes stunning sculptures, intricate glassware, ancient artifacts, and contemporary glass artworks created by renowned artists. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the techniques used in glassmaking, the history of glass production, and the cultural significance of this versatile material. One of the highlights of visiting the Corning Museum of Glass is witnessing live glassblowing demonstrations. Skilled artisans showcase their craftsmanship as they transform molten glass into beautiful creations right before your eyes. It's a mesmerizing experience that provides insight into the intricate process of glassmaking.
I am sure our group has been enlightened with a lot to hold on so now let’s enjoy the ride to the chocolate world at Hershey's Chocolate Factory, you'll have the chance to witness chocolate-making demonstrations, see massive machines in action, and even create your own customized chocolate bar, 4D chocolate movie experience, a chocolate-tasting adventure, and interactive exhibits that showcase the company's history and innovations. Now fasten your seatbelt as we are on the way to our destination for the day, Reach Virginia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the eastern part of the United States. Check into the hotel for overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Day 5: Luray Caverns – George Washington University – Washington DC City Tour – Orlando.
Today is going to be a very special day for our students as they will experience the vast chambers, underground lakes, and unique formations that create an otherworldly atmosphere for the awe moment, however before we begin this journey let us start our day with the most important meal of the day BREAKFAST and then checkout for the expedition.
Luray Caverns is a breathtaking underground natural wonder located in Luray, Virginia. It is one of the most popular cave systems in the United States and attracts visitors from all over the world. Inside Luray Caverns, you'll find a mesmerizing display of stunning rock formations, intricate stalactites, stalagmites, and other geological features, the Great Stalactite Organ, an instrument that uses stalactites to produce musical tones. It's a truly unique and captivating experience to hear the ethereal sounds resonating throughout the caverns.
Later Visit the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C., explore the campus, and experience the university's vibrant academic atmosphere. GWU is a prestigious institution known for its academic programs, research, and location in the heart of the nation's capital.
While exploring the campus, you can also visit the various departments and schools of GWU that align with your interests. This might include the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, or other renowned departments.
Additionally, if there are any specific events or lectures happening during your visit, you may have the chance to attend them and get a glimpse of the university's academic and intellectual environment.
We are sure that you are enjoying this amazing excursion with our team so let us continue what same with a guided city tour of Washington, D.C. is a fantastic way to explore the rich history, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture of the nation's capital. There are numerous tour operators that offer comprehensive guided tours of the city, providing you with an insightful and engaging experience.
During a guided city tour, you can expect to visit famous landmarks such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial. Knowledgeable guides will share historical information, fun facts, and stories about these iconic sites, giving you a deeper understanding of their significance.
In addition to the major landmarks, a guided tour may also take you to other points of interest such as the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and more. After the city tour transfer to the airport to take the flight to Orlando. Orlando is a popular city located in central Florida, known for its outstanding theme parks, entertaining sites, and lovely weather. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Day 6: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Post scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay a popular amusement park located in Tampa, Florida. Known for its thrilling rides, captivating animal encounters, and entertaining shows, it offers a diverse range of attractions for visitors of all ages. At Busch Gardens, you can experience adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, such as SheiKra, Montu, and Cheetah Hunt, which provide thrilling twists, turns, and inversions.
If you prefer water rides, you can enjoy attractions like Congo River Rapids and Stanley Falls Flume. The park also offers family-friendly rides and attractions suitable for younger visitors. One of the unique features of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is its focus on animal conservation and education. You can explore various animal habitats and encounter fascinating creatures, including lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, penguins, and more. Animal shows and interactive experiences allow you to learn about these magnificent creatures and their habitats.
In addition to the rides and animal encounters, Busch Gardens offers live shows featuring talented performers, ranging from high-energy productions to educational presentations. These shows showcase a mix of music, dance, acrobatics, and animal demonstrations. If you're interested in learning more about the park's conservation efforts and behind-the-scenes operations, you can opt for additional tours or experiences that provide a deeper understanding of Busch Gardens' commitment to wildlife conservation.
Overall, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides an exciting blend of thrilling rides, captivating wildlife encounters, and live entertainment, making it a popular destination for families and thrill-seekers alike. Overnight is in the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch Stipend @ 12.00, and Dinner).
Day 7: SeaWorld Orlando – iFLY Indoor Skydiving – Walmart/Premium outlet
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel check – out. SeaWorld Orlando is a renowned marine theme park located in Orlando, Florida. It offers a combination of thrilling rides, live animal encounters, captivating shows, and educational experiences. At SeaWorld Orlando, you can embark on exhilarating roller coasters and water rides, such as Mako, Kraken, and Infinity Falls. These attractions provide exciting twists, turns, and splashes, offering a fun-filled adventure for visitors of all ages. Additionally, the park offers dining options, souvenir shops, and seasonal events to enhance your overall experience. Whether you're seeking thrilling rides, close encounters with marine animals, or educational insights into marine conservation, SeaWorld Orlando provides a unique and entertaining adventure for visitors of all ages.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving Orlando is an exhilarating and unique experience that allows you to simulate the sensation of skydiving in a controlled indoor environment. Indoor skydiving at iFLY involves floating on a cushion of air within a vertical wind tunnel. The wind tunnel generates powerful vertical air currents that simulate the feeling of freefall through the sky. Unlike traditional skydiving, no airplanes or parachutes are involved, making it accessible to people who want to experience the thrill of skydiving without the height or outdoor elements.
Once inside the wind tunnel, you'll be guided by an experienced instructor who will provide hands-on assistance and guidance throughout your flight. You'll feel the rush of wind as you float and maneuvers in the air, experiencing the sensation of weightlessness and the thrill of flight. iFLY Indoor Skydiving is suitable for people of various skill levels, including first-time flyers. It offers a safe and controlled environment with trained instructors to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. Overnight is in the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Day 8: University of Central Florida – KSC - ATX Program – Cocoa Beach
Today we visit the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, you can explore the campus and experience the vibrant academic environment it offers. UCF is one of the largest universities in the United States and is known for its diverse range of programs and lively campus life. During your visit, you can take a campus tour led by knowledgeable guides who can provide insights into the university's history, facilities, and student life. The tour will likely include key landmarks such as the UCF Student Union, library, academic buildings, residence halls, and possibly sports facilities.
While exploring the campus, you can also visit the various colleges and departments that align with your interests. UCF offers a wide range of academic programs, including business, engineering, health sciences, arts, and humanities, and more. Additionally, you can check if there are any specific events or activities happening during your visit, such as campus tours, open houses, or informational sessions. These events can provide further insights into UCF's academic programs, student organizations, and resources available to students.
The Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is an immersive and hands-on program that offers participants the opportunity to train like NASA astronauts. It provides a simulated astronaut training experience and insights into the challenges and skills required for space exploration. During the ATX program, participants engage in a variety of activities designed to simulate aspects of astronaut training. This may include experiencing a simulated spacewalk, operating robotic arms, training in a microgravity environment, and participating in team-building exercises.
The ATX program at KSC aims to provide a realistic and educational experience that showcases the physical and mental demands of space exploration. We need a batch of 32 Participants to learn about the different aspects of astronaut training, mission preparation, and the science behind space exploration. Participating in the Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center can be a thrilling and educational opportunity for space enthusiasts and those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by astronauts during their training and space missions.
Before dinner, enjoy Cocoa Beach is a beautiful coastal city located on Florida's Space Coast, just east of Orlando. Known for its stunning beaches, laid-back atmosphere, and proximity to the Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Overnight is in the hotel. Allow some buffer time for packing as tomorrow we need to check out. (Breakfast, Lunch Stipend @ 12.00, and Dinner).
Day 9: Kennedy Space Center – Fly to India
Scrumptious breakfast at the hotel check out and, transfer to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the primary launch site for human spaceflight in the United States. Located on the east coast of Florida, KSC serves as a major hub for NASA's space exploration missions and has been instrumental in launching historic missions such as the Apollo moon landings and the Space Shuttle program. Kennedy Space Center offers a unique opportunity to explore the history, technology, and future of space exploration. The center features numerous exhibits, interactive displays, and attractions that provide a comprehensive look into NASA's achievements and ongoing missions.
Some of the highlights of a visit to the Kennedy Space Center include:
Space Shuttle Atlantis: The Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit showcases the iconic orbiter and offers an up-close look at its impressive size and technological advancements. You can learn about the history of the Space Shuttle program and experience a simulated shuttle launch.
Rocket Garden: The Rocket Garden displays a collection of historic rockets, including the massive Saturn V used for the Apollo moon missions. It's a great opportunity to see these impressive rockets up close and learn about their significance.
IMAX Theatre: The IMAX Theatre at Kennedy Space Center offers breathtaking films about space exploration, providing an immersive cinematic experience.
Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry: From the observation gantry, visitors can view the launch pads used for historic space missions. If you're fortunate, you might even witness a live rocket launch, although launch schedules are subject to change.
Bus Tours: Guided bus tours take visitors to different areas of the Kennedy Space Center, including launch sites, the Vehicle Assembly Building, and other operational areas. It's an excellent way to explore the expansive grounds and gain insights into NASA's current projects.
Visiting Kennedy Space Center allows you to delve into the world of space exploration, learn about the technology and science behind it, and gain a deeper appreciation for the incredible achievements of human spaceflight. Finally, cherish the memories you've created and depart with a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction from your trip transfer to the airport to board the flight to India. (Breakfast, Lunch Stipend @ 12.00).
Day 10: India
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Net Cost Rs. 4,75,000/- Per Student minimum 64 paying students with 4 faculties complimentary.
Country’s visa charges.
International travel insurance.
Return flight tickets in economy class.
Sightseeing and internal transfers by ac coaches.
Entry fees to places are mentioned in the itinerary.
Internal airfare charges (if any as per the itinerary.)
Services of our experienced and dedicated tour directors.
All meals i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner. as per the itinerary
Accommodation in a 3-star / higher hotel on a quad-sharing basis.
An Educator is complimentary for every 15 paying students. (Ratio is a student to educators not a random count)
T.S.C.– Tax Collected at Source
Applicable Government Service Tax 5.00%.
If any additional baggage charges by the airlines.
COST OF GOING TO THE USA CONSULATE FOR VISA INTERVIEW.
A daily tip of $5.00 per day per student is applicable a total tip for the entire tour is $50.00.
Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions like any place, transfer, or event ticket not in the package or any personal expense on personal cost like laundry, food other than included, telephone calls, portage, etc.
The last date of registration will be 120 days before the tour.
All sightseeing is subject to weather, and political conditions at the destination.
There will be a penalty of INR. 5000.00 will be charged in cases of dishonored cheques.
The payment will be in favor of “EMAGIEN STUDENTS EXCURSION” via pay order/demand draft/cash.
Registration, Visa, and Processing fees at disposable INR. 1,50, 000/- Per Student. (Not for adults)
Due to unavoidable circumstances, if the tour is canceled by the school or college, a refund will not be given.
For priority, United States visa dates across India will be on a chargeable basis at INR 65,000/- per person
To avoid self-cancellation without a refund, kindly pay the balance 90 days before the tour inauguration day.
Sightseeing locations mentioned in the itinerary are subject to availability, the tour company is not liable if the same is closed, not available, huge rush, long queues, etc.
If the visa is not granted. The registration amount will be deducted.
Withdrawal after registrations. 60% of the cost of the excursion will be deducted.
Withdrawal 60 days before the tour. 85% of the cost of the excursion will be deducted.
Withdrawal 45 days before the tour 95% of the cost of the excursion will be deducted.
Withdrawal 25 days before the tour / NO SHOW. No refund will be provided.