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 school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students through an integrated learning program in the Silicon Valley.

This 12-day tour begins in colourful San Francisco, including a visit to the prestigious California Academy of Science and a night tour of Alcatraz Island. From here students travel to Silicon Valley with technology museum visits and hands-on science experiences. During the Los Angeles leg of the tour, students participate in two Youth Education Programs 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 American culture. 

Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1 AUSTRALIA – USA

Check in for your flight from Australia to San Francisco, California via Los Angeles. On arrival you will be met and transferred by coach to your accommodation. Transfer includes a half day San Francisco highlights tour.

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO (B)

After breakfast, travel by coach to the Californian 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 including return ferry tickets.

Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO – SILICON VALLEY (B)

Check out after breakfast, and then travel by private coach to the Walt Disney Family Museum. See firsthand how technology has inspired imagination. Continue onto Silicon Valley, stopping at the Tech Museum of Innovation. While at the Tech Museum visit the Dome IMAX theatre and take part in a Science Lab. Check in to your hotel in Silicon Valley.

Day 4 SILICON VALLEY (B)

After breakfast, travel by coach to the Intel Museum and learn about their products and history at the company Headquarters. While there, take part in an interactive workshop. In the afternoon, travel by coach to NASA AMES Exploration Centre where students can view Moon rock.

Day 5 SILICON VALLEY (B)

After breakfast, travel by coach to the Computer History Museum, the world’s largest and most significant history museum for preserving and presenting the computing revolution. Their new exhibit ‘Revolution: The first 2000 years of Computing’ is a rich multimedia exhibition tracing the history of modern computing. Just down the road is Googleplex and while tours are not possible here it’s still worth a look to see the staff riding around the complex on google coloured bikes. Your coach will then take you onto the Apple headquarters where you can check out the Apple merchandise exclusive to this Apple headquarter store. Later this afternoon, we recommend a guided tour to Cisco systems or Intel Corporation – arranged by G.E.T.

Day 6 SILICON VALLEY – ANAHEIM (B)

Check out after breakfast and travel by coach to Stanford University for a self- guided podcast tour of one of the world’s leading research universities. Guided walking tours are also available. In the afternoon, we suggest arranging a tour to Electronic Arts (EA), the world’s leading video game publisher before travelling by coach to San Francisco 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 7 ANAHEIM (B)

Today activate your 3 day Park Hopper pass and begin exploring Disneyland and California Adventure Park.

Day 8 ANAHEIM (BD)

Today at Disneyland, you will take part in your first 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, watch the World of Colour spectacular from your reserved seating section at California Adventure Park.

Day 9 ANAHEIM (B)

Take part in your second Youth Education Program at Disneyland. Spend the remainder of the day at the theme parks.

Day 10 ANAHEIM – LOS ANGELES (B)

After breakfast, check out then board your private coach to your hotel in Los Angeles. Today enjoy a guided coach tour of LA sights, including Hollywood Boulevard and Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Kodak Theatre, Rodeo Drive, Movie Stars Home’s and LA’s iconic beaches including the Santa Monica Pier. This afternoon enjoy Hollywood's 'Behind the Scenes' walking tour before returning to your hotel for some leisure time at your teachers’ discretion

Day 11 LOS ANGELES (B)

Take the complimentary hotel shuttle to Universal Studios and enjoy your day going behind the scenes at a real working Movie Studio. Return to hotel by complimentary shuttle bus.

Day 12 LOS ANGELES – AUSTRALIA (B)

Today you have a free day in Los Angeles. Activities could include a studio tour or shopping at local shopping outlets, or just walking around and enjoying your last day in the US.
In the evening transfer by coach to LAX airport, and check in for your flight home.

Day 13 and 14 ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Meal Legend: (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes & charges
  • Return airport coach transfers
  • Half day guided coach tour of San Francisco city sights
  • 2 nights, 3 star hotel accommodation in San Francisco, California, twin share including breakfast daily
  • 4 nights, 3 star hotel accommodation in Anaheim, California, twin share 
including breakfast daily
  • 2 nights, 3-star hotel accommodation in Los Angeles, California, twin share including breakfast daily
  • Entrances to California Academy of Science, Alcatraz Island including ferry ticket, Tech Museum of Innovation including science lab, Intel Museum including workshop, NASA AMES Exploration Centre, Computer History Museum including guided tour and workshop.
  • 5 full days coach charter in San Francisco & Silicon Valley
  • Guided tour of Stanford University
  • Guided coach tour of LA sights including Movie Stars home’s and Redline behind the scenes walking tour
  • 3 day Disneyland park hopper pass
  • 2 Disney Youth Education Series programs
  • 1 dinner prior to the ‘World of Colour’ show, including reserved seating
  • Guided coach tour of LA sights including Movie Stars home’s and Redline behind the scenes walking tour
  • Entrance to Universal Studios
  • Full day coach charter in Los Angeles on last day for optional activities