Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to St. Louis
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Three lunches and two dinners
  • Guided walking tour of downtown St. Louis
  • Admission to City Museum
  • Admission to St. Louis Zoo
  • Admission to Missouri Botanical Garden
  • The Hill neighborhood tour
  • Admission to St. Louis Science Center
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Arrival and City Introduction

Depart for St. Louis early in the morning.

Arrive in St. Louis, meet your Zoni Tour Manager, and have lunch at a local restaurant or food market.

Take a guided walking tour of downtown St. Louis, exploring landmarks such as the Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse, and Kiener Plaza.

Check in to your hotel.

Group dinner at a restaurant with a view of the city or the Mississippi River.

Evening visit to the City Museum, an interactive and imaginative art installation.

Day 2: Cultural Exploration and Science Adventure

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take an unforgettable visit to the St. Louis Zoo, a renowned attraction that is home to more than 16,000 animals of 500 different species.

Lunch at the zoo's dining facilities or local restaurant.

Explore the Missouri Botanical Gardens, featuring beautiful landscapes and conservatories.

Group dinner at a local eatery.

Take an evening tour of The Hill, an Italian-American neighborhood that got its name by sitting just north of the highest point in the city.

Day 3: Learning and Farewell

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Discover the St. Louis Science Center, offering hands-on exhibits and interactive learning activities.

Lunch at a restaurant with local flavors.

Depart from St. Louis, returning home with Midwest-made memories.

Must Know

Rich Historical Exploration: This tour offers students an immersive journey through St. Louis' historical landmarks, providing a deep understanding of the city's significance in American history.

Educational Variety: Students engage in diverse learning experiences encompassing science, culture, and history.

Midwest Engagement: The tour introduces students to the cultural fabric of St. Louis, broadening their horizons and fostering cultural appreciation.

Memorable Experiences: This tour ensures a well-balanced experience, leaving students with a new appreciation of The Gateway City.

  • St. Louis experiences four distinct seasons. Summers can be hot and humid, while winters are cold; keep these extremes in mind as you plan your travel dates.
  • St. Louis boasts delightful local cuisine. Try St. Louis-style pizza with a thin, cracker-like crust, toasted ravioli, and gooey butter cake.

  • 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.