Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to San Francisco, CA
  • Private charter bus for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Three lunches and two dinners
  • Lombard Street visit
  • Ghirardelli Square visit
  • Chinatown visit
  • Ferry ride to Alcatraz
  • Admission to Alcatraz
  • Admission to Golden Gate Bridge tour and Visitor Center
  • Admission to ghost tour
  • Tour of Fisherman's Wharf
  • Admission to Aquarium of the Bay
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tours Manager

Day 1: Arrival and San Francisco Highlights

Depart and travel to San Francisco.

Arrive in San Francisco where you will meet your Zoni Tour Manager.

Enjoy lunch at a local eatery.

Visit Lombard Street, famously known as the "crookedest street in the world."

Don’t miss the ice cream & chocolate shop in Ghirardelli Square, a historic chocolate factory turned shopping and dining destination.

Visit San Francisco’s Chinatown, the oldest and largest in North America, and enjoy a delicious dinner as a group.

Arrive at your hotel and get plenty of rest for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: Alcatraz Island and Bay Exploration

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and tour the former prison, home to one of the most famous prison escapes in history. Delve into historical storytelling with accompanying audio guides as you walk the cell blocks.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Take a Golden Gate Bridge Tour and visit the Welcome Center. Learn about the history, science, and engineering of the Bridge's construction through interactive and stationery exhibits. Wander through the Plaza and follow the pathway into an old bunker that houses some of the exhibits.

Group dinner at a local restaurant.

Discover San Francisco's mysterious past while having some spooky fun with a ghost tour.

Return to the hotel.

Day 3: City Exploration and Farewell

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, exploring its shops, eateries, and attractions. Be sure not to miss the Sea Lions at Pier 39.

Touch a stingray at the Aquarium of the Bay! This renowned aquarium features 24,000 marine animals that can be seen in walkthrough tunnel exhibits and touchpools.

Lunch at a local eatery.

Depart from San Francisco and return home from The Bay.

Must Know

Diverse Landmarks: This tour offers students a diverse range of iconic San Francisco landmarks, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the city's highlights.

Educational Engagement: With visits to Alcatraz Island, a tour of Golden Gate Bridge, and a trip to the Aquarium of the Bay, students engage in educational experiences that enrich their learning journey.

Cultural Immersion Exploring Fisherman's Wharf and Chinatown, students immerse themselves in San Francisco's unique culture.

Lasting Memories: This tour offers a balance of sightseeing, educational activities, and leisure time, leaving students with cherished memories and a deeper connection to the vibrant city of San Francisco.

  • San Francisco's weather can be unpredictable, with cool temperatures and the possibility of fog. Bring layers, a light jacket, and comfortable footwear.
  • San Francisco is renowned for its food scene. Try clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, dim sum in Chinatown, and diverse international cuisines.

  • 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.