Educational Performance Tours specializes in all-inclusive group tour packages and planning for the performing arts. We provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and unique and exciting performance opportunities throughout North America.
Our commitment to value, quality, and security, along with our high level of professional and ethical conduct enable EPT to provide performing arts tour packages that include the finest facilities, artists and clinicians, meals, attractions, shows, accommodations, and transportation options. Through our unmatched resources in the student tour and travel industry, Educational Performance Tours continues to provide safe, reliable, fun, and unforgettable educational travel programs to thousands of students each year.
Our Philanthropic Philosophy:
Our unique Give Back Program enables us to join with you in your efforts to build your program, education, and inspire young performing artists and make a difference in their lives by giving money back to their Performing Arts Programs.
First time EPT Travelers take advantage of our Give Back Donation Voucher
Recurring EPT Travelers take advantage of our Loyalty & Referral Programs
Our 3 Offices Positioned Throughout North America:
» Eastern Regional Office & National Headquarters in New York City
» Midwestern Regional Offices in Minneapolis, MN
» Western Regional Office in Phoenix, AZ
One EPT Tour Director Follows You Through the Entire Planning Process:
All we own is our reputation and the service we provide to you. That begins and ends with comprehensive timely communication, communication, communication.
Our Individual & Online Payment Options:
Put the burden on us and simplify the payment process so you can focus on the performance! In addition to “composing, arranging, and producing” your tour, we are happy to manage the economics!
We Truly Perform For You!
We understand the many challenges, adventures, and liabilities associated with student travel, and at times, how challenging your job can be. Our goal is to decrease the stress and increase the joy of giving your students this once in a lifetime experience!
An All-Inclusive Tour Package: Our tour packages include all admission fees and taxes.
Complimentary Chaperone Travel: One chaperone per every 20 paying participants will receive a free package. As with all aspects of our tour, this can be adjusted to accommodate as many additional chaperons as you like.
Outstanding Tour Managers: Our trained tour escorts will accompany your group for the entire duration of your tour. Their knowledge, energy and enthusiasm will help to create a memorable experience.
Totally Customizable Tours: Every detail of your itinerary can be customized to meet your needs. Our Tour Directors work closely with you to plan a tour that is both exciting and educational for your students. We go to great lengths to accommodate each need and attend to every detail.
Professional Tour Planning: For almost 21 years, we have successfully organized tours for thousands of students nationwide. 80 percent of our clients have traveled with us again.
The Highest Standards: We promise you that we adhere to a strict set of ethical, financial and professional standards; a promise we keep in everything we do whether it’s for our music, dance or theatre tours. We are members of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
Insurance & Peace of Mind: ducational Performance Tours is fully insured and carries a Professional Liability Insurance Policy for your protection.
Transportation: Educational Performance Tours will provide your group with comfortable, reliable round-trip transportation via motor coach, airline or Amtrak. We will also provide any necessary transportation while you are at your destination.
Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners: There are a variety of meal options that can be added to any package upon your request.
Comfortable Hotel Accommodations: All of our groups stay at student-friendly hotels that are ideally located and feature first-rate amenities and hotel security.
Broadway Shows and Other Local Performances: No trip is complete without enjoying one of the great shows that each city has to offer. Our staff will gladly help you find the show that would appeal to the particular interests of your students.
Local Area Sightseeing: All of our packages can include exciting sightseeing opportunities. Each city we offer has its own must-see locations. We will gladly help you decide what attractions to include in your tour.
In addition to our general inclusions, we also handle all educational and performance opportunities:
Customized Workshops & Masterclasses
Is there a minimum number of participants required for a Performance / Dance Tour?
We require a minimum of 20 traveling participants (not all performers) for our tours. We are able to produce a customized performance tour that will meet the specific needs and requests of your group.
How can I obtain a price quote for a tour?
Because each performance tour is customized and specifically designed for each group we will need to discuss the details regarding your needs. In order to price your tour as accurately as possible we will need your preferred dates of travel as well as the approximate number of individuals (performers, directors, others) who might be traveling. This is also a good time to decide if you will need a Tour Manager for your group. It is also helpful if you have an idea of some of the things you may want to do during your tour, however this is not essential as we will be happy to use our years of experience to put together a custom tour package for you.
What should I do if the price quote I receive exceeds our budget, or I would just like the itinerary revised?
In some cases, whether due to miscommunication or a change in concepts or ideas, you may not be completely satisfied with the initial tour package proposal and, or itinerary. If this is the case, it is imperative that you contact your Educational performance Tours Representative so they can make any and all revisions necessary to satisfy your groups educational, social, and economic needs.
Do non-performers pay the same amount as the student performers?
All traveling participants, whether a performer or a non-performer, are expected to pay the appropriate package price based on their room occupancy. The reason for this is that all members of your traveling group are participants of every component of the tour, either as a performer or observer.
Is there a suggested payment schedule?
After we receive your initial deposit, we will require 1/3 of payment to be made 90 days prior to your trip. Another 1/3 will be required 60 days prior to your trip. The final payment will be due 45 days prior to your trip. The final payment is the only set deadline, previous payment dates are flexible based upon your school calendar.
How can I obtain a transportation quote?
We will be happy to provide a transportation quote as a courtesy to you. Please feel free to source out a transportation quote on your own, should your school have a preferred charter company or airline carrier.
What is the role of my EPT Tour Manager?
The role of your EPT Tour manager is to act as a liaison between the vendors, the office and your organization during your tour. The Tour Manager will check the group in for all activities coordinated through Educational Performance Tours and be there to assist you with any tour. Think of the Tour manager as a friend guiding you around their incredible city! The Tour Manager, however, cannot be responsible for being a “chaperone” for any students/children during your tour. You must provide your own chaperones and designate them in charge of your students as you see fit.
Your Thoughts? Your Dreams?
In order for us to develop a tour packet that best suits you, we need your input! Through our unmatched resources in the performing arts community, we are confident we can accommodate you. If you dream it up, we can make it happen.
For first time EPT travelers, our Donation Voucher allows us to donate up to $1,000 to your program after just your first tour.
Once you’ve completed your first performance tour with Educational Performance Tours, you are automatically enrolled in our progressive Loyalty Program as an APPLAUSE Loyalty Member where you will accumulate points with each tour you book!
Not traveling this year? – you can still earn points! As a past traveler and Loyalty Program Member take advantage of our Referral Program.
To find out more about our Give Back Program, click here.