Tour Overview

  • Bus OR flight to Indianapolis, IN
  • Charter bus for use for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners
  • Visit to Indiana Statehouse
  • Admission to Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
  • Admission to the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University
  • Admission to Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
  • Admission to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
  • Entrance to the Indiana Repertory Theatre
  • Admission and guided tour of NCAA Hall of Champions
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Exploring History and Culture

Depart early for Indianapolis.

Arrive and meet your Zoni Tour Manager at the Indiana Statehouse, the center of civic life in Indiana since 1888. Take a guided tour to learn about Indiana's government and history.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant downtown.

Explore the Eiteljorg Museum to learn about the art, history, and culture of Native Americans and the American West. Explore a variety of exhibits and the extensive collections of antique and modern art.

Have dinner at a local restaurant and try some regional cuisine.

Take an evening tour of the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University. Enjoy an immersive planetarium show followed by a star show highlighting the current evening sky. You’ll learn about its mythology and where to find selected objects and planets.

Arrive at your hotel and check in.

Day 2: Science and Technology

Have breakfast at your hotel.

Start your day at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields to explore a diverse collection of art, including contemporary and classical pieces.

Enjoy lunch at a cafe within the museum or nearby.

Head to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and visit the museum, where you can learn about the history of auto racing and see iconic cars and memorabilia. The speedway was built in 1909 and originally surfaced with over 3 million paving bricks, leading to its nickname "The Brickyard."

Have dinner at a student-friendly restaurant in the downtown area.

Catch a live performance at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the largest non-profit theatre in the state of Indiana.

Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: NCAA & Departure

Have breakfast at your hotel and check out.

Tour the NCAA Hall of Champions, which celebrates college sports in the United States. On a guided tour, students will learn about the history of the NCAA and the importance of academics and the role it plays in college sports.

Have lunch then depart for home.

Must Know

Historical Significance: Indianapolis has a rich history, from its role as a transportation hub in the 19th century to its involvement in the Civil War. Visiting historical sites like the Indiana Statehouse allows you to delve into the city's past and gain a deeper understanding of its place in American history.

Cultural Exploration: Indianapolis boasts a vibrant cultural scene, with museums like the Eiteljorg Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art offering insights into Native American culture and a diverse array of artworks. Exploring these institutions provides an opportunity to broaden your cultural horizons.

Sports Enthusiasts: For sports enthusiasts, the city is synonymous with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the iconic Indy 500 race. Visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and the NCAA Hall of Champions allows you to immerse yourself in the world of sports and learn about their significance.

Arts: A visit to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and the live performance at the Indiana Repertory Theatre offer opportunities to inspire creative minds who may be considering a career in the arts.

  • Check the weather forecast for Indianapolis during your visit. Weather conditions can vary greatly as Indianapolis experiences all four seasons. Pack appropriate clothing and accessories.
  • When visiting cultural or historical sites, be respectful of the rules and guidelines set by the institutions. Some places may have specific rules regarding photography and behavior.
  • Fun fact: Indianapolis is often referred to as the "Racing Capital of the World." This nickname stems from its long and storied history in motorsports.

  • 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 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.