Most of us still remember a class trip to Quebec, Paris, London or Rome. For many of us it counts not just as one of our most memorable times during the years at school, but possibly also changed the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Traveling really is one of the best forms of education young people can get. Our motto “One‘s destination is less a place than a new way of seeing things” is our guideline for creating tours which leave lasting memories.
In order to open up this possibility to as many students as possible we provide trips to Europe and Asia at affordable prices. One reason why we are able to provide top quality tours at a very reasonable price is being a small, local company with low overhead costs. Also, we‘ve partnered with CTS Travels, one of the most trusted educational tour companies in Germany. They are working successfully over 40 years and sending more than 150.000 students to almost every county in Europe per year. They have a proven track record – just in the last few years they have won several awards. We draw on their decades-long relationships with hotels, restaurants, professional tour guides and local artisans. Their buying power guarantees excellent value for money.
In addition to the most famous sites, we want our students to experience the often overlooked places and take part in the day-to-day activities of the locals. As we only offer tours which are close to our hearts, we know the “hidden gems” where “the real life” of the locals unfolds. As lifelong travellers and lovers of history, art and culture, we believe in the possibility of travel to change lives and open minds and hearts. We are who we are because of traveling the world and we want to create the opportunity for students to learn about our world and themselves, just as we‘ve been able to.
From the moment you contact us until you and your group return home from a wonderful trip to Europe or Asia, we take care of everything – from crafting a tour, presenting it at school, getting approval through the school board, offering attractive financing possibilities and providing your students with up-to-date information about the ins and outs of the tour and the destination countries.
Being local means we‘re there for you 24/7. We are not just a phone call away; we really live “in your neighbourhood” and we can arrange a personal meeting with you within a day or two. “We” doesn‘t mean a “sales representative” far away on the phone but the two of us, in person.
We are more than happy to tailor your trip. The tours in this catalogue are suggestions. We will craft trips that lead students directly into the beating heart of their destination – and we’re with them at every step. Want to change the itinerary, put more emphasis on art, history, architecture, daily life? No problem! Following up on an art history project? We can take your students to see what they’ve been studying, bringing them face to face with what they’ve seen online and in books. Capping off a year of French lessons? Come with us to Southern France, where students can stroll through local markets, order a café au lait and settle in for some people-watching, to see the language come to life around them.
Our professional tour directors greet your group at the airport of arrival, and take care of everything “on the ground” until your class heads home. They are specially trained to guide students from overseas. On top of this, we arrange for local guides to lead specialised in-depth city tours and museum visits. Finally: FRF follows the strict rules and very high standards of the Canadian travel industry. Once registered on a tour all of our customers are automatically registered for a Travel Protection Plan. This peace-of-mind-coverage covers almost every possible situation in case something unexpected happens before or during a trip. Again, no headaches for teachers and students!
Phone: 1 (250) 384-8745
Cell: 1 (250) 589-4199
1252 Chapman Street