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           Dear Parent/Guardian and Student

           East and West Coast USA Tour

           I am pleased to announce that, subject to numbers, the College will be conducting a
           tour of the United States of America in April 2012. The tour will coincide with the
           Term 2 holidays and will run for approximately 15 days and 14 nights. The tour will
           be open to all Year 10, 11 and 12 students who are studying Geography, Economics,
           History or Political & Legal Studies. As with any College tour, students must have
           exemplary behaviour and uniform records, and College fees must be up-to-date.

           The minimum size numbers for the tour group is 25 students. The estimated cost of
           the tour will be between $6,000-$6,500 (depending on variations in flight costs and
           exchange rates). The cost includes return flights, most meals, and entry fees to all
           activities listed under highlights, accommodation, travel insurance and transfers.

           Tour highlights: 
    •      Las Vegas – The Grand Canyon
    •      New York – visit to Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, United Nations, Wall Street, New
           York city tour
    •      Gettysburg war memorial
    •      Washington DC – visit to The Smithsonian Musuem, White House tour, Washington
           school visit
    •      Los Angeles – Hollywood tour, Disneyland

           If you would like to register your interest for this tour, please complete the Expression
           of Interest slip below and return it Mr Newland by Friday 11 June 2010. If
           expressions of interest warrant it, an information evening will be held during Term 3.

           If you have any questions regarding the tour please, you are most welcome to
           contact me at the College on 9300 7444.

           Yours sincerely




           Jon Newland
           Society & Environment Teacher

           31 May 2010

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                         Expression of Interest – 2010 East and West Coast USA Tour
                                    Please return to Mr Newland by Friday 11 June

           I would like to register interest for my child __________________________ (Student’s name)
           to participate in the 2010 East and West Coast USA Tour

           ________________________________
           Parent/Guardian’s signature



Principal: Ms Barbara Wadley                                Phone: +61 8 9300 7444 Facsimile: +61 8 9300 1878                      8 Kennedya Drive Joondalup Western Australia 6027
MEd PGDipEdStud BEd DipEdAdmin FCES                         Email: ljbc@ljbc.wa.edu.au Internet: www.ljbc.wa.edu.au                PO Box 95 Joondalup Western Australia 6919

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Provider Code 01529C      The Lake Joondalup Baptist College Inc - a ministry of the Lake Joondalup Baptist Church
Provisional draft Itinerary – East and West Coast America tour
April 2012 (TBC)

DAY 1 Sunday 1 April 2012
Our 24 hour Tour Manager/Guide will meet us at the airport and remain with us until our final
airport departure.
Our private coach will be waiting to transfer us to our hotel in New York City.

New York City
The exciting and dynamic city of New York, the Big Apple, is an enormously popular
destination, and included the Empire State Building, Broadway and Central Park as well as
some of the best shopping in the world on 5th Avenue.
In New York City, the cost of public transport is included for all group sightseeing. Escorted
by our guide, we will be able to experience the city in the same manner as the local people.

Guided tour of Manhattan
Explore and discover the principal sights of Manhattan, including Times Square, Broadway,
Rockefeller Centre, the Ice Rink and Christmas Tree (subject to season), Radio City Hall,
Empire State Building and Grand Central Station.
Three nights(s) in twin occupancy rooms in a centrally located New York City hotel. Daily
breakfast included.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 2 Monday 2 April 2012
Ellis Island
Boat ride to Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steerage and
third class steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New
York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island. Reopened on September 10, 1990
after a massive restoration, the Main Building on Ellis Island is now a museum dedicated to
the history of immigration and the important role this island claimed during the mass
migration of humanity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, over 40 percent of
America's population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island.

Statue of Liberty
Located in New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from
the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal
symbols of political freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on
October 28, 1886 and was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924. After
visiting the visitors’ centre explaining the story of the Statue of Liberty proceed to the 10th
floor pedestal to view the statue inside and the views of the harbor to Manhattan.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 3 Tuesday 3 April 2012
The United Nations Building
Tour United Nations Building; the site of some of the most significant events in recent
history, from the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the
unprecedented Millennium Summit in September 2000 that brought together about 150
heads of State and Government. When you pass through the gates of the United Nations
Headquarters in New York, you enter international territory. The 18 acre site extends from
42nd Street to 48th Street and from First Avenue to the East River. The land does not
belong to just one country, but to all countries that have joined the Organisation. The United
Nations has its own security and fire forces, issues its own postage stamps and conducts
business in its six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and
Spanish.
Wall Street walking tour
The best way to experience Wall Street is on foot. Come on a fascinating journey into the
financial heart of New York City. Discover how an 18th century street bazaar became the
greatest financial centre in the world. Learn about the darker side of Wall Street, including its
scandals, panics, and crashes. Walk in the footsteps of financial moguls such as Alexander
Hamilton, Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller, and Victoria Woodhull. Explore the district's
most celebrated landmarks. Hear firsthand accounts of Wall Street today as only industry
insiders can tell them. Learn about the Stock Market History, the Women of Wall Street,
Alexander Hamilton's Haunts, Wall Street's Panics and Crashes, and the Federal Reserve
Gold Vault Visit.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 4 Wednesday 4 April 2012
Board a private coach for transfer to Washington DC, via Gettysburg.

Battleground of Gettysburg
Visit the battleground of Gettysburg that ended General Robert E Lee’s invasion of the North
in 1863. The visitors centre and the fascinating museum on the Civil War from beginning to
end feature an exhibition on camp life during the Civil War. There is also the opportunity to
see the David Wills House (entrance fee not included) where President Lincoln stayed prior
to his Gettysburg Address speech.

Washington DC
Washington is a great city to visit, with a huge range of places to see and things to do. As
the capital of the United States, there are a large number of national monuments, museums
and art galleries to visit and many of them are free, including the Lincoln memorial; the
Korean and Vietnam War memorials, the Jefferson monument and the Smithsonian Institute,
which is actually a collection of museums including the National Art Gallery and the Sea, Air
and Space museum. School groups may also be able to visit the White House and the
Capitol Building on organised guided tours although you need to be prepared for the fact that
entrance can be stopped without warning if there is a terrorist threat in force.
Three nights twin occupancy rooms in Washington DC hotel with daily breakfast included.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 5 Thursday 5 April 2012
In Washington DC, the cost of public transport is included for all group sightseeing. Escorted
by our guide, we will be able to experience the city in the same manner as the local people.
Enjoy a Smithsonian IMAX Featured Film. Afternoon –free time for shopping or sightseeing.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 6 Friday 6 April 2012
Visit a local school in Washington DC for the day. You will be involved in the students
lessons and throughout the day.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 7 Saturday 7 April 2012
Private coach transfer to the Airport. Flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas.
Private coach transfer to hotel in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas
Few cities bring to mind such images of sheer excess as Las Vegas. Located in the middle
of the arid Mojave Desert, at the southern tip of the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is an oasis
of life, energy and money – a city whose raison d’être is entertainment. Over 35 million
people visit Las Vegas year round, staying in the city’s 150,000 hotel rooms. According to
the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas is now the fastest growing city in North
America with an estimated two acres of land being developed every 24 hours, and seeing
approximately 50,000 people annually choosing to make the city and suburbs their home.
Tour of the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas. There are also great shopping opportunities
available here, as well as time for some of the rides – for example the roller coaster at New
York, New York, or The Big Shot at the top of the Stratosphere, which gives fantastic views
of the Strip and the whole area. You could also watch the Dancing Fountains outside The
Bellagio, the erupting Volcano outside The Mirage or the spectacular Pirate show outside
Treasure Island.
One night in double occupancy rooms at Las Vegas hotel, daily breakfast included.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 8 Sunday 8 April 2012
Private coach trip outside the city. During the course of our tour we will gain from the
knowledge and insight of one full day local guide while we explore the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park
Today we will make a stop at Tusayan, where we will be able to view the IMAX film which
sets the scene perfectly, with wonderful filming of the Canyon before heading into the Grand
Canyon National Park. Visit the Visitor Centre, before stopping for lunch at the Market Plaza
where you will also have the chance to buy some souvenirs. We will then take a 60 minute
hike along the South Rim trail so that we can all take in the awesome scenery and
breathtaking views of the Canyon.
One night double occupancy rooms in Grand Canyon hotel, daily breakfast included.
Dinner at hotel.

DAY 9 Monday 9 April 2012
This morning we will continue to explore the Grand Canyon before we make our way back to
the Airport for our flight.
Private coach transfer to the airport.
Scheduled flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
Private coach transfer to hotel in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and with a population of 3.8
million is the largest city in the state of California. Often known by its initials, ‘LA’, and
nicknamed the ‘City of Angels’, Los Angeles is a world centre of business, international
trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, technology, and education. It is home
to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is
one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. As the home base of
Hollywood, it is known as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, leading the world in the
creation of motion pictures, television production, video games, and recorded music. The
importance of the entertainment business to the city has led many celebrities to call Los
Angeles and its surrounding suburbs home.
Two nights double occupancy rooms in centrally located Los Angeles hotel, daily breakfast
included.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 10 Tuesday 10 April 2012
Private coach – trip outside the city.

Disneyland Resort California
From the charm of Main Street, USA to the whimsy of Mickey's Toontown, explore eight
fantastic ‘lands’ of nostalgia, colour and delight. Let your imagination run free in a magic
kingdom where life is a fairy tale and dreams really do come true. Enjoy a full day here at the
resort.
Evening meal in a local restaurant.

DAY 11 Wednesday 11 April 2012

The Boulevard
The Hollywood area of LA has long been associated with the film industry. Stroll along the
Boulevard and look for the handprints of the movie stars.

Santa Monica
Los Angeles' beach life. Santa Monica has a fine beach and a lively beachfront amusement
park with the famous Ferris wheel. Venice Beach has body builders, roller bladers, surfers
and non-stop entertainment.

Beverly Hills
Tour the mansions of Beverly Hills, home to the stars of stage and screen, in search of the
rich and famous.
Dinner in a local restaurant.

Tour ends as our guide transfers us to the airport.

								
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