Tailor-made Trips to Los Angeles

School trips to the Los Angeles are simply unforgettable. The glittering city offers diversity, glamour and a sprinkling of movie magic that cannot fail to impress.

Students of film and performing arts will learn so much about their craft in the back- lots, theatres and studios of Los Angeles as well as find their favourite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For geographers the region offers amazing biodiversity from arid deserts, awesome canyons to waterfalls and giant sequoias. These physical wonders provide amazing opportunities for field study while the cities, which battle drought and the threat of earthquake daily, demonstrate mans triumph over the elements better than almost anywhere else in the world.

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Reasons to Visit

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.

TCL Chinese Theatre

The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is the most famous movie theatre in the world. Millions of visitors flock here each year, most of them drawn by its legendary forecourt with its footprints of the stars. Yet the Chinese Theatre is also a fine place to see a movie in its own right, a spectacular movie palace with a unique history.

Grand Canyon South Rim (Nevada)

A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon will overwhelm your senses through its immense size; 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Although first afforded Federal protection in 1893, Grand Canyon did not achieve National Park status until 1919, three years after the creation of the National Park Service. Today Grand Canyon National Park receives close to five million visitors each year. The oldest human artifacts found are nearly 12,000 years old and date to the Paleo-Indian period. There has been continuous use and occupation of the park since that time.

The Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum is home to more than 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures – one of a kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections and personal artefacts, posters, and vintage memorabilia. The museum also showcases the history of Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nevada Test Site

You can’t get much further behind the scenes than this tour! Encompassing an area larger than the state of Rhode Island, the Nevada Test is one of the most restricted-access areas in the United States. Visitors to the site can see first-hand many relics remaining from nuclear weapons test, rocket experiments, and other energy-related programs.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

See “Behind-the-scenes” of your favorite shows and movies at the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio. Guests of the Warner Bros VIP Tour are offered a rare and intimate glimpse into real Hollywood at work. The tour takes you through back lot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops. Walk on to the set of a hit television show, watch as Foley artists create sound effects for movies, see how sets are constructed, peruse over 10 million items in the prop department, see your favorite vehicles from film and television up close, and the list goes on.

Venice Beach

Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice beach and famous boardwalk is where street entertainers and vendors create an unforgettable scence.  It is home to funky shops, street entertainers, vendors and colourful murals. The lively skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym are the place to be seen.   A great place to get the feel of the sunshine city at it’s best.

Hoover Dam (Nevada)

Standing 725 feet above the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon on the border between Arizona and Nevada. Beginning with a film about its construction, this tour then takes you down into the bowels of the dam through the tunnels used for its construction, admire the beautiful terrazzo floors installed in the 1930s and the massive generators. A walk along the sidewalks on top of the dam provides awe-inspiring views of the dam face, Lake Mead, the intake towers, the Colorado River, and other features around the dam site.

Day Trip to Universal Studios

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: Universal Studios Hollywood. With thrilling park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and L.A's best shops, restaurants and all-new cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that's fun for students and group leaders alike.

Hearst Castle

Nestled in the hills, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Hearst Castle is one of the largest historic house museums with one of the most sophisticated guided tour programmes in the country. The tour takes visitors back through time exploring the life of William Randolph Hearst and his family, the art of collection, architecture, gardens and history of the Castle.

Getty Center

The Getty Center in Los Angeles features pre‐20th‐century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th‐ and 20th‐century American, Asian, and European photographs. In addition, the Museum’s collection at the Center includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens and the large Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin.

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Park Observatory is a facility which allows Southern Californian’s access to the cosmos! Open and free to visitors where you can look through telescopes, explore exhibits and see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.  It is also worth a visit to enjoy the spectacular views of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean.

Las Vegas

Soak in the atmosphere of this amazing 24/7, buzzing city which also serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

Zion Canyon (Utah)

Zion National Park is Utah's oldest and most visited national park receiving around three million visitors each year attracted by the immense canyons, beautifully sculptured rock formations, soaring cliffs and breathtaking landscapes. Zion canyon was formed over centuries of erosion caused by tributaries of the Virgin River which left behind the beautiful eroded canyon walls and monoliths. Originally inhabited by the Anasazi people; their abandoned cliff houses and rock art are scattered throughout the park, later by the Paiute Indians before the first Mormon settlers arrived in 1858 and gave it the name Zion Canyon.

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