passports provides better quality tour services (hotels, meals, etc.), with more inclusions. We cost more than Explorica, but less than you'd think for what you get in return. passports is a better value!
The bottom line: passports guarantees higher quality inclusions than Explorica, for a bit more money.
Learn. Experience. Reflect. passports facilitates the unique learning process experienced by students traveling overseas. Learn about the sights you’ll see on tour with travel lesson plans, participate in experiential activities overseas, then reflect on new experiences in your reflection journal.
3-or 4-star, centrally located hotels, right near the sights you came to see. With Explorica, you could stay up to an hour’s drive away, wasting hours of sightseeing time per day! Or, you could pay hundreds of dollars to upgrade to the passports standard.
Authentic, satisfying meals at local restaurants. With Explorica, staying an hour away from the city often times means eating familiar American food in your hotel... unless you pay extra to upgrade your meals.
Preferential flight routings, getting you to your destination faster so you can enjoy the sights. No adding connections or changing flights last minute to get the cheaper deal, like with Explorica.
The best tour directors want to travel with a high-quality company like passports, because they know the group will stay in better hotels, eat better food, and simply be happier customers.
passports provides better quality inclusions, and more of them. Explorica offers optional excursions and courier-led (free) walking tours, making their price appear lower.
Vital overseas health and accident insurance is included at no extra cost on all passports tours. Explorica offers an optional protection plan for $12 per tour day.
Once a student enrolls with Explorica, their individual tour fee will not change - but it will increase incrementally for the rest of your group! With passports, your entire group has one, simple, guaranteed price.
Enroll 25 participants by October 15 the year prior to travel and get a private tour, guaranteed! Ask your Explorica rep about their private group fees - they vary by group size and tour length.
If you are an adult, you don't need to pay extra to join a passports tour. With Explorica, payees 23 or older are charged a $130 fee, plus $35 per night for double rooms.
You work with one expert passports representative from start to finish, year to year. No getting shuffled between departments.
passports is family-owned and cares about every client. With big budget companies like Explorica, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle.
Did you know it was a passports employee that started the outbound educational travel branch of EF language schools back in the 1960s? An EF president later became the co-founder of Explorica in 2000.
passports Educational Group Travel partners with teachers across the United States to provide high-quality educational travel experiences to their students. Educational tours visit destinations around the world - primarily France, Italy, England, Spain and Costa Rica - at low, guaranteed prices.
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