G.E.T High-Tech

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                      G.E.T High-Tech
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                      G.E.T High-Tech
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                      G.E.T High-Tech

The Concept

Encourage your students to learn and engage at the hub of technology in California. This tour is aimed at developing secondary STEM students through an integrated learning program in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

 The tour begins in San Francisco, included is a visit to the California Academy of Science and a night tour of Alcatraz Island. Students travel to Silicon Valley with visits to technology museums and hands-on science experiences. During the Los Angeles leg of the tour, students participate in a Youth Education Program at Disneyland, selected by the school according to your preferences. Included in the tour is plenty of time for students to explore local sites and experience the American culture.

Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1 AUSTRALIA – SAN FRANCISCO

Check in for your flight from Australia to San Francisco, California. On arrival you will be met and transferred by coach to your accommodation. Transfer includes a half-day San Francisco highlights tour. This afternoon is free time at your teachers’ discretion.

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO (B)

After breakfast, travel by coach to the California Academy of Science, one of the largest museums of natural history in the world. Spend the morning exploring the many exhibits on offer at the museum. In the afternoon travel by coach to the famous Fisherman’s Wharf for free time at your teachers’ discretion. This evening enjoy a tour of Alcatraz Island.

Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO (B)

After breakfast, travel by private coach to the Walt Disney Family Museum. See firsthand how technology has inspired imagination. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum which showcases the changes in technology in animation and film. A 1-hour workshop in also included. After lunch visit the Exploratorium Museum, a fun, hands on Science Museum. Spend 2- 3 hours here.

Day 4 SILICON VALLEY (B)

Today will be spent in Silicon Valley. After breakfast, travel by coach to the Intel Museum for a guided tour and learn about their products and history at the company headquarters. While there, take part in an interactive workshop. Today’s tour takes you via Google Headquarters to visit the Android Park and shop, Apple Store at Infinite Loop and a visit to the Computer History Museum. Depending on time, visit the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.

Day 5 SAN FRANCISCO – ANAHEIM (B)

Check out after breakfast. Today you have the opportunity to visit one of the world’s leading CAD companies. Here, enjoy a gallery guided tour, then spend 90 minutes using their software to create a design which could be printed in 3D. Once completed, time to visit their technology centre which is a working Laboratory. This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. On arrival in Los Angeles meet your coach and travel to your accommodation in Anaheim and check into your hotel, walking distance from the Disneyland Resort.

Day 6 ANAHEIM (B)

Today activate your 2-day Park Hopper Disney pass and begin exploring Disneyland and California Adventure Park.

Day 7 ANAHEIM (B)

Today at Disneyland, you will take part in your Disney Youth Education Program based on Science, Gravity, Evolution of Technology, Leadership or even Performing Arts (classes based on your schools’ preference). This evening after dinner (own arrangements), watch the World of Colour.

Day 8 ANAHEIM – LOS ANGELES – ANAHEIM (B)

After breakfast, board your private coach and transfer to Los Angeles. Upon arrival enjoy a guided coach tour of the main sights, including Hollywood Boulevard, Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Dolby Theatre, Rodeo Drive, movie star home’s and LA’s iconic beaches including Santa Monica Pier. This afternoon enjoy Hollywood’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ walking tour before returning back to your hotel.

Day 9 ANAHEIM – LOS ANGELES – AUSTRALIA (B)

This morning, after breakfast, check out of your hotel and load your luggage on to the coach. Travel to Los Angeles to visit the archaeological site of La Brea Tar Pits, a working excavation site, unearthing Ice Age fossils. The Museum fossils displayed include saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths. A guided tour and film at the IMAX theatre completes the visit. Walk to the farmers market for lunch and any last-minute shopping. After lunch travel to the Griffith Observatory where each room focuses on different astronomical exhibitions. From here you will also have a photo opportunity of the Hollywood sign. In the evening transfer by coach to LAX airport and check in for your flight home.

DAY 10 and 11 ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Meal Legend: (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes & charges
  • Domestic flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles including all taxes
  • Return airport coach transfers including a half day guided coach tour of San Francisco city sights
  • Private coach transfers as required in itinerary
  • 4 nights, 3-star hotel accommodation in San Francisco, twin share, including breakfast daily
  • 4 nights, 3-star hotel accommodation in Anaheim, twin share, including breakfast daily
  • Entrances to California Academy of Science, Alcatraz Island, Walt Disney Family Museum with guided tour and workshop, Exploratorium Museum, CAD Tech Company including workshop and tour, Intel Museum including workshop and guided tour, Computer History Museum, ‘Behind the Scenes’ walking tour, guided tour and IMAX film at La Brea Tar Pits, Griffith Observatory
  • 2 day Disneyland Park Hopper pass including 1 Disney Youth Education Series program