Fun in LA !
May 27-June 2 . 2017
What better way to begin the summer season than with a visit to Los Angeles!
We will tour Hollywood, Beverly Hills and take a stroll down Rodeo Drive, shop for hip fashions on Melrose Avenue, explore Downtown and the Fashion District, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. We will take the backstage tour at Universal Studios and learn about the movie business. And of course no visit to Southern California is complete without a visit to Disneyland.
We Begin our adventure with visits to some of Los Angeles' exciting areas. We will tour Hollywood Boulevard and compare our hand prints with those of the famous stars outside of Mann's Chinese Theater and walk along the "Walk of Fame" to see who's stars we spot.
This is also the perfect chance to get a group photo with the Hollywood sign in the background. We continue on to explore the hip fashion stores that line Melrose Avenue. We will drive down the Sunset Strip and see the clubs and places that made music history. We will visit the Farmer's Market - a great place to star- spot, as CBS studios is right next door. And we will enjoy a tour of Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills.
In the afternoon we will head to Downtown Los Angeles and on of the see Disney concert hall, Staples Center, and Olvera Street - the oldest part of the city.
We spend a full day at Universal Studios, California's most popular movie theme amusement park. Universal has great stunt shows, exhilarating rides like Jurassic Park. And there is a behind-the-scenes tram tour taking us on some of the most famous sets from numerous movies. There is also City Walk to explore, with its stores, movie theaters and entertainment. Our day will round off with dinner at the Hard Rock Café.
At Disneyland you will have time to enjoy all the rides, shows and parades.
After a late night we will get up and head for a day at the beach, with visits to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach. You can rent a beach cruiser bicycle or roller blades and head out for an exciting ride along Venice's boardwalk, or just soak up the sun's rays and Venice atmosphere.
During free time or in the evenings we get to know one another and swimming in the hotel pool or sitting in the Jacuzzi.
Airfare is generally cheaper when purchased ahead of time. Airline tickets are non-refundable, and should only be purchased after all permissions for travel have been
All students must have confirmed seats - no "buddy passes", standby, or other employee seats that are subject to bumping.
Arrival (SAT 5/27/16 LAX airport) We will be at the airport from 11:00 AM (morning) to 5:00 PM(evening). You may choose any flights that lands in this window, as long as you are not leaving the day before or sleeping in an airport overnight. Students landing before 11:00 AM will have to wait for us. Students landing after 5 pm may miss dinner. If you land after 5 pm we will provide airport transfers, but will not be there to meet you. When choosing between an early flight and a late one we always prefer an early one.
Departure (FRI 6/2/16 LAX airport) from 9 AM (morning) to 2pm on departure day. If you depart earlier we will get you to the airport, but will not be able to assist you with check in. Note that because you go to the airport 2 hours before departure, earlier departures may miss breakfast. If you depart later than 2 PM you risk getting stuck on your own; There will not be any chaperones left to assist you. Given a choice between departing too early or too late, we always prefer too early.
Do not purchase flights until you are confirmed on a tour and complete permission forms. Flights are non-refundable once purchased.