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3 Things About Québec’s Montmorency Falls That Will Take Your Breath Away

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 @ 02:18 PM

We know what you’re thinking: “Waterfalls in Québec? At this time of year?! Have you lost your marbles?”

We haven’t lost our marbles … not yet at least. Whether it's January or June, the glorious Chutes Montmorency (Montmorency Waterfalls) is a must-see for any Quebec City school trip. Québec’s founder, Samuel de Champlain, named the falls after Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as the viceroy of New France in the 1620s. The falls are the tallest in the province – taller even than Niagara, in fact – and are host to spectacular views, stunning natural formations and French Canadian legends that could have been written by Nicholas Sparks.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Canadian Travel, Student travel, Quebec City, History, winter

Planning a Class Trip Just Got a Whole Lot Easier.

Posted by Michael Johnson on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 @ 02:25 PM

Here's how our next-generation online payment portal is going to improve your trip-planning experience:

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Trip-Planning Resources, International, Portal

Staff Picks: My Montreal

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 02:59 PM

Last week, Montréal celebrated its 375th Birthday. A wide range of activities are planned to mark the occasion. We have roots in Montréal and send countless student groups there - for both French and Spanish immersion trips with their language teachers - so it comes as no surprise that much of our team has something to say about what this wonderful city means to them: 

 

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Canadian Travel, Montreal, Quebec

Staff Picks: Life-Changing Travel Moments

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

Last month we shared a beautiful testimonial from Tehya, a student from New York who had wonderful things to say about her recent Jumpstreet school trip to Morocco. Everyone in our office was so moved that we started exchanging some of our own life-changing travel moments; now, we sharing them with you!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canada, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Quebec, International, Central America

Jumpstreet Tours' 2016 E-Brochure is Here

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Teachers! Parents! Trip-organizers! We just released our 2016 educational tours E-Brochure.

This year's brochure is packed with info about Jumpstreet Tours: our services, our destinations and itineraries, testimonials, and our helpful trip-planning resources forged from 26 years of student travel smarts.

See you on the road!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Student travel, Europe

A Message from Mark Clarke, President of Jumpstreet Tours

Posted by Mark Clarke on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

What does a grade eight class trip to DC, or a French language Quebec City student tour have to do with Yoga? Probably not much in general. However, when I sit in perfect pose I am immediately brought into focus - I am reminded that the world is not about me but if I pay respectful attention I understand that the world wants me to be an integral part of it.

Jumpstreet Tours is about you, the tour organizer. If my business and I pay mindful attention to you, your students, and your community at large by putting you first, then you will want us to be an integral part of your world. This is exactly what we have been doing for 26 years and counting.

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Student travel, President's Blog

Our Blog: Organize Your Next Class Trip Like a Champion

Posted by Michael Johnson on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Student travel, Trip-Planning Resources

Our Blog: Jumpstreet Tours' 2015 E-Brochure is Here!

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Where did summer go? We know it's hard to believe, but school is here and it's time to start thinking about your 2015 class trips.

To help you get started, we've just released our 2015 school tours E-Brochure.

This year's brochure is packed with information about Jumpstreet Tours, our exciting destinations, and our thrilling and enriching itineraries that are changing the game. We're excited for another year of wowing your students with wonderful educational tours, and we hope you are too!

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Topics: Jumpstreet, Canadian Travel, American Travel, Student travel

Staff Picks: Spectacular Views in Quebec City

Posted by Michael Johnson on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 09:36 AM

Jumpstreet Tours has been planning Quebec City student tours for almost 25 years, so it comes as no surprise that our team has developed a penchant for the countless sights and sounds that this gorgeous, historic city has to offer. Perched high on the cliffs of the fleuve Saint-Laurent (Saint Lawrence Seaway), the city offers spectacular views from a multitude of vantage points. We asked our staff to share some of their favourites so that you can seek them out on your next Quebec City school trip:

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Topics: Canadian Travel, Student travel, Quebec City

3 Montreal Summer Festivals to Add to Your Student Travel Radar

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

We’ve mentioned on here before that Montreal is bon vivant personified, a hotbed of thrilling student travel opportunities. Perhaps the best example of this is our penchant for a festival or two. Or eighty.

You can’t visit Montreal with students without landing on the doorstep of at least one annual festival. They come in all shapes and sizes; some are open to all while others reside in the niches of the city’s many diverse pastimes, from tennis to tattoos to techno music.

With dozens of festivals happening every month, we honestly have a hard time picking our favourites. Each one is best suited for a certain season, age group, and demographic. That said, here are three summer festivals that could really inject some new life into your class trip to Montreal:

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Topics: Canadian Travel, culture, Festivals, Montreal