Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to Boston, MA
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners
  • Visit to Faneuil Hall
  • Harvard University campus tour
  • Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus tour
  • Northeastern University campus tour
  • University of Massachusetts Boston campus tour
  • Guided tour of the Freedom Trail
  • Admission to Boston Museum of Science
  • Free tour leaders 1 per 15 paying travelers
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Arrival and Harvard University

Depart from your school for Boston, MA.

Upon arrival in Boston, meet your Zoni Tour Manager.

Visit iconic Boston landmark Faneuil Hall. This site has served as Boston’s central marketplace for nearly 300 years and still houses over 80 vendors.

Enjoy a meal at Faneuil Hall.

Head to Harvard University for a campus tour, exploring one of the world's most prestigious institutions of higher education. Harvard is known as the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is older than the country itself. Some of its most famous alumni include eight U.S. Presidents, many Nobel laureates, and countless leaders around the world.

Visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History where you can see a 1,600-pound amethyst geode, a giraffe skeleton, and the famed Glass Flowers collection.

Gather for a welcome dinner at a local eatery.

Explore the historic and vibrant streets of Harvard Square before checking into your hotel ready for a restful night.

Day 2: Northeastern, MIT, and UMass Boston

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, preparing for a day of exploration.

Tour the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), renowned for its cutting-edge research and innovation. MIT’s primary purposes are teaching and research with relevance to the practical world and transforming society for the better. Here, students will develop their critical thinking and hands-on problem-solving skills.

Have lunch at a local restaurant while debriefing your MIT visit.

Visit Northeastern University for a campus tour. Northeastern is known for its co-op programs and urban campus and provides students with the option of over 290 majors. Here students will experience an academic environment that is rigorous, guided, and flexible.

Explore the beautiful waterfront campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston). At UMass Boston, students rise to meet today's challenges, aiming to make a difference in areas such as racial justice, climate change, and health equity. Ranked among the top public research universities, they continue to drive progress forward through groundbreaking research.

Savor dinner at a restaurant featuring local cuisine.

Take a leisurely stroll along Boston's historic Freedom Trail, reliving the American Revolution by visiting landmarks such as the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House.

Return to your hotel after a full day.

Day 3: Museum of Science and Farewell

Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast and then check out of the hotel.

Explore the world-class Boston Museum of Science, where interactive exhibits make learning fun. Here you can trick your eyes with a collection of optical illusions, check out a 65-million-year-old fossil, and wander through the Hall of Human Life to learn about the wonders of our bodies.

Enjoy a farewell lunch at the museum.

Bid farewell to Boston, departing for home with a deeper understanding of the educational opportunities in the city.

Must Know

Educational Enrichment: This tour offers an exceptional opportunity for students to explore renowned universities, gaining valuable insights into diverse academic programs and campus environments.

Campus Diversity: Students will visit a mix of prestigious universities, from Ivy League institutions like Harvard to cutting-edge research centers like MIT, providing a well-rounded view of higher education options.

Cultural Exposure: In addition to college visits, the itinerary includes visits to iconic Boston landmarks and cultural sites, enhancing students' understanding of the city's history and contributions to American culture.

Expertly Designed Itinerary: The tour is thoughtfully organized with a balanced schedule that combines educational activities during the day and cultural exploration in the evenings, maximizing students' learning experiences.

  • Boston experiences a four-season climate. Summers are warm with temperatures averaging in the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (20s to 30s Celsius), while winters are cold with average highs in the 30s to 40s Fahrenheit (0s to 5s Celsius). We recommend checking the weather prior to travel and packing layers.
  • Encourage students to actively engage with educational and cultural experiences, asking questions during campus tours and actively participating in discussions.

  • 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.