Questions and Answers
Answer: Washington D.C. is clearly the # 1 domestic travel tour destination for homeschool students. However, Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia are popular stops as well. Further, Florida; Virginia’s Monticello, Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg; Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, and varied settings in the American west each make popular travel tour destinations.
International trips to London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Prague, Barcelona, Switzerland, Germany and Greece are also in high demand. To determine which destination is best suited for your family and support group, please call EA Tours at 1-800-989-3876 and speak to your Eli Project homeschool trip coordinator.
Question: What is EA Tours and explain its role with the Eli Project?
Answer: EA Tours was founded in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1977, and is a nationally ranked student tour operator. For over 30 years, EA Tours has operated custom designed tours throughout the world, assisting more than 60,000 students, families and independent school groups. Because of its unique understanding of the travel needs of homeschool families and support groups, EA Tours is the official operator of Eli Project global homeschool trips.
Question: What is generally included in the trip price and what kinds of hotels are used?
Answer: Round trip transportation (airfare or private bus), hotels, most meals, private security, sightseeing and entrance fees, guides and tour management are the basic components included in custom designed educational homeschool tours. Eli Project management insists on using ONLY clean, safe, good quality hotels with interior corridors, and if available, swimming pools.
Question: How does Eli Project trip pricing compare to alternative tour prices being offered?
Answer: Every Eli Project homeschool tour is custom designed just for you and/or your support group. As a result, it is difficult to compare your private trip to a standard non-exclusive publically listed tour.
Question: Do teachers and/or chaperones enjoy travel benefits and rewards?
Answer: Yes, accompanying homeschool teachers and chaperones as well as homeschool trip leaders can enjoy the same travel benefits and rewards that traditional school organizers and teachers receive. To learn more, go to teacher rewards and then call your Eli Project specialist at 1-800-989-3876 to get started.
Question: How is an Eli Project homeschool tour designed?
Answer: At EA Tours, and now with the Eli Project, it has always been, and will continue to be Your Tour, Your Way. You and an Eli Project specialist will work closely together to tailor a unique travel experience – going anywhere in the world - to your curriculum and lesson plans.
Question: Will people other than those in your direct support group or “special invitation only group” be allowed to participate in your private homeschool tour?
Answer: No, your education tour or field trip is designed just for you. Unless you invite someone to join your group, no one else will be allowed to participate. Question: Is there a minimum number of “travelers” required in order to offer an Eli Project group tour/program?
Answer: Every Eli Project tour group is based on a minimum number of paying travelers. The minimum requirements will vary according to the type of tour being offered and destination of the itinerary. For example, generally speaking, the minimum number of travelers required for a European program is 10 paying travelers. This question will be addressed in full when you begin planning your Eli Project adventure.
Question: How does one begin the process to form an Eli Project tour?
Answer: Simple! Click here to email your information on the Teacher Signup link or call 1-800-989-3876 and ask to speak with an Eli Project specialist. We will get you started immediately with your adventure.