Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to Birmingham, AL
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Three lunches and two dinners
  • Guided city tour
  • Admission to Civil Rights District sites
  • Visit to Vulcan Park and Museum
  • Admission to McWane Science Center
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Birmingham Arrival and Guided City Tour

Depart from your school and travel to Birmingham, AL.

Arrive in Birmingham and meet your Zoni Tours Manager who will accompany you on your walk-through history.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Take a guided walking tour of the city, exploring its vibrant neighborhoods, historic sites, and local culture.

Enjoy the flavors of Birmingham during the group’s welcome dinner. v

Day 2: Birmingham Civil Rights District and Vulcan Park

Breakfast at the hotel.

Set out on a full day visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights District which includes the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, and Kelly Ingram Park.

Continue exploring and delving into the history and impact of the Civil Rights Movement.

Enjoy lunch at a local eatery within the Civil Rights District.

Visit Vulcan Park and Museum in the late afternoon to enjoy panoramic views of the city and learn about Birmingham's history and the significance of the Vulcan statue.

Group dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Science Exploration and Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Visit the McWane Science Center, a hands-on museum with interactive exhibits, science demonstrations, and an IMAX theater.

Enjoy lunch at the McWane Science Center or a nearby restaurant.

Depart for your school, reflecting on the educational and impactful experiences in Birmingham.

Must Know

Immersive Education: Immerse students in a rich educational experience by exploring Birmingham's culture and pivotal role in the civil rights movement.

Meaningful Experiences: Engage with history through guided tours of significant sites like the Birmingham Civil Rights District, providing valuable insights into the struggles and triumphs of the past.

Balanced Learning and Fun: Foster a sense of curiosity and discovery with visits to the McWane Science Center and Vulcan Park, offering both educational and recreational opportunities.

Engaging Itinerary: Provide students with a well-rounded experience that combines learning, reflection, and exploration in a meaningful way, enhancing their understanding of history and the world.

  • Birmingham has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are mild. Be prepared for varying weather conditions and pack accordingly.
  • Expect Southern hospitality and friendly locals. Respect local customs and etiquette and engage with locals in a friendly manner.

  • Travel time to and from different parts of the country may modify these itineraries.
  • Itineraries are fully customizable.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

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General Information

General information regarding student tours and field trips.

We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.

Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).

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Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.

Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.

No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.

Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.

We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.

Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.

Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.

The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.

Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.

The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.

While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.

Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.

Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.

Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.

All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.

No. Group travel is secured under one booking.

No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.

While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.

Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.

Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.