What Our Customers are Saying. . .
I wanted to thank each of you personally for providing us with such an incredible opportunity and experience in visiting Boston. I truly can’t thank you enough; your hospitality was above and beyond anything I could have dreamed of.
Cory and I are certainly interested in booking a trip (and more future trips) through Colpitts. Your service is unparalleled, and we wish we’d known about you sooner.
There is little we didn’t enjoy about the trip. I would like the focus for our students to be on a cultural and historical overview of what Boston has to offer. The Harborwalk, Freedom Trail tour, Old South tour/discussion, contemporary art museum, and the “ducky” tours are all “must-dos” for our kids. They might also enjoy 5Wits or a tour of Fenway (not so much Patriot Place– die hard Steelers fans are tough to impress in that area!) I’d also be thrilled if we could work in a Harvard tour. The kids also enjoy having a bit of free time to walk around (the North End, for example) and shop or dine on their own.
We will certainly be in touch in September as we begin to reach out to the kids and ask which activities and tours they would be more interested in; feel free to send us any more information we might find helpful.
Thank you again for showing us what a wonderful city you have!
Jaimie Sebastianelli and Cory Cullen
I must thank you again for a wonderful 3 days last week. It was so well done – professional, informative and fun! It’s so rare for teachers to be “treated”. Thanks also for the “goodie bag”.
I learned so much about Massachusetts sites that I never knew before – I’ve go some ideas brewing!
- Debbbie Bileca, French Teacher
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to support Colpitts World Travel’s Student Educational Travel division in its efforts to serve student groups, to enhance their studies and quality of life through travel and one-of-a-kind experiences outside the classroom. The Greater Boston region offers some of the top educational attractions in the U.S., as well as an experienced team of suppliers that work together to achieve a common goal: a successful and memorable trip to our region for your students.
By working with an experienced tour operator such as Colpitts you can be sure that your students have access to the latest and greatest itinerary ideas and student-friendly venues around the city. In March of 2015 the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United State Senate will open its doors on a site adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Boston’s Columbia Point. Colpitts will be among the first tour operators to offer the Institute’s unique, interactive role playing experience of government in action in their student programs.
Boston By Foot offers its popular “Literary Landmarks” walking tour to students and theBoston Book Festival is now in its sixth year, but did you know that Boston is home to the nation’s first cultural district dedicated to the literary arts? A cultural district is a compact, walkable area of a community with a concentration of cultural facilities, activities, and assets. Boston’s newly designated Literary Cultural District, which extends from Copley Square in the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and Washington Street downtown, will offer additional tours, special events and programming to ensure that Boston’s unique literary heritage celebrated for years to come.
The district includes the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library – the first municipally funded public lending library in the U.S. and a Boston architectural landmark – as well as Benjamin Franklin’s birthplace and the one-time residences of celebrated authors and poets including Louisa May Alcott, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, and Khalil Gibran. In addition, a life-sized sculpture of Boston native Edgar Allen Poe, aptly titled “Poe Returning to Boston,” will be unveiled in October on a site at the corner of Charles and Boylston Streets, and a new Poe bust will be added to the Abbey Room in beautiful McKim building of the Boston Public Library.
Come and see for yourself why Boston has been the source of ideas and actions for centuries of American life and continues to be a vital city of innovation and learning.
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit, membership-driven sales and marketing business comprised of over 1,200 companies across New England and a proud member of the Student Youth Travel Association.