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My name is Jeff Kashiwa and I have been an Ensemble Instructor at Shoreline Community College for the past 9 years. I have also had 30 years of experience as a touring musician. I wanted to share a little of my background, because you’ll know I speak from experience when I say, “Four Winds Tours made our traveling experience stress free and memorable!”
Four Winds Tours took care of every detail of our school trip to Los Angeles/Orange County including airfare, ground...
- Jeff Kashiwa, Ensemble Instructor, Shoreline Community College, Los Angeles/Orange County, May 2018
I want to tell you all what a great overall trip we had. And so much of that was due to your planning and attentive support. It was evident to every one of us on the trip that you had our best interests in mind, and were absolutely on top of the details and last-minute changes. As the lead teacher of this trip, as well as a parent of one of the students, this was deeply appreciated. Our tour was a really great way to experience the diverse vitality that is (and has always been) the...
- Birch Graves, Greenbrier Episcopal, NYC, May 2018
Everything was well organized and I did not have to worry about anything except the students. The college and tour was a great choice. I"m glad we switched. Overall it was an excellent trip with good service. The students enjoyed themselves. The bus company we used was a good choice. The students had lots to eat at Disney and the food was good. Check in was easy and Disney resolved any issues we had. Thank you for everything.
- Denise Jennings, The School for Human Rights, Disney Orlando Senior Trip Spring 2018, May 2018
My school had a wonderful day on our tour. The bus driver was very friendly and willing to pick us up at any location. All of the details were organized ahead of time so it was an enjoyable trip leading, not a stressful one. My students even had the opportunity to perform at the Lincoln Memorial, all organized by FourWinds. I would highly recommend them for your future trip and performance needs.
- Luke Forshey, Choir Director, East Pennsboro Area Middle School, Day Trip to D.C., May 2018
Our Music and Art departments just recently completed a combined trip to Montreal. What an amazing experience for all involved. Four Winds was very flexible, creative and very knowledgeable in preparing our trip. We had a very large number of people that needed to be coordinated around the city at the same time and it was executed perfectly. From the hotel choice and location, to the restaurants and eating experiences, to the local attractions and landmarks that were suggested for us to...
- Walter J. Lastowski, District Director of Art and Music, George W. Hewlett High School, "An Unbelievable Trip for 275 Students and Teachers to Montreal, Canada", April 2018
We recently travelled to New Mexico, and had a flawless trip, with excellent accommodations. This trip marked the 13th in the long list of trips booked with Four Winds since 1995. There's a reason why we only travel with Four Winds. If there is an unexpected problem, they are waiting at the ready to solve it. Every aspect of the tour is top shelf and cutting-edge. We are proud to be part of the Four Winds family and would never bid a trip with any other company!
- Mindy Dragovich, Director of Bands, Wantagh High School, Music trip to New Mexico, March 2018
Everything was great! The students had a great time and they totally enjoyed everything you had planned for them. We loved the cruise the food was delicious and the students loved the DJ and dancing! The bus driver we had was so accommodating and friendly! It was a wonderful and memorable weekend. Thank you to Max and yourself for everything you did to make the 2018 senior trip to Boston a hugh success!!!!
- Paula Colvin, Fort Plain High School, Senior Trip to Boston, May 2018
We just got back from our trip to Virginia and it was absolutely perfect. FourWinds planned a wonderful trip for us and everything that was planned went smoothly. With this being my first trip I took as director, I was a little nervous about everything, but the constant communication with the staff at FourWinds helped me not worry about the trip at all. I will definitely be using FourWinds for any trip we take in the future.
- Mr. Matthew Roble, Derry Area Middle School, Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Virginia Beach, April 2018
From the early stages of developing a price point to the last minute problem-solving during the trip, I felt like Four Winds "had my back." Thank you for your detail oriented approach and for always making me feel like I was your only client!
- James Thomas, Fine Arts Department Chair PK-12, Scituate Public Schools, Walt Disney World, April 2018
Our school's trip to NYC with our Performing and Visual Arts Academy students was nothing less than the trip of their lives. With events like: private tours of Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway workshops with current and rising Broadway stars, lunch at Ellen's Stardust Diner, and still time to explore the city, who could ask for a more wonderful experience! Highly recommend!
- Mrs Sarah Lorek, Director of Choirs, Chopticon High School, NYC, March 2018
Let me take the opportunity on behalf of Mr. Urrico, our American History teacher and my students to thank you for an eventful trip. The students are all excited and have been reporting to others about the wealth of knowledge that they have amassed from the experience.
The tours were both educational and entertaining. The students have gathered a wealth of information. Additionally, they have expressed gratitude for being able to partake in the experience. The tour...
- Ms Andrea Schoburgh, Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy, Boston, MA, March 2018
Dear Mr. Rishi Kumar, Tour Advisor & Operations Coordinator
I did not want one more day to pass without letting you know how truly extraordinary our school experience was on our Washington, DC tour that you organized and coordinated! Every single detail was thoughtfully planned and all of our requests were met with the utmost professionalism and respect. The accommodations were outstanding and our bus driver was absolutely exemplary in every way. He was patient, knowledgeable and...
- Dr. Laurie B. Midgette, Cultural Arts Academy Charter School, Overnight Trip to Washington DC, February 2018
Five Stars all around. Everything went smooth on the planning part and the trip went just as smooth. I trust who I know, and I only plan to use Four Winds from now on.
- Chris Minette, Bigelow High School, Branson, MO, May 2017
I loved working with Harmeet in planning our trip to NYC! She was helpful, positive, responsive, and friendly. Harmeet worked thoughtfully with me to help craft an experience that matched our needs and was flexible as new or unanticipated needs arose. The materials provided to me helped me lead the trip with clarity once we were in the city. I so appreciated that Harmeet was available throughout the whole trip by phone and text to help us navigate issues as they arose.
- Laura Smith, F. W. Parker Charter Essential School, New York City, October 2017
We could not have chosen a better partner for our school, 2014, music trip to New Orleans. The level of personalized service was the best we ever had for a trip. Each Fourwinds representative who took part in our trip planning was kind, attentive, informed, and accommodating. We knew that immediate assistance was never more than a phone call away. Fourwinds was most helpful with building a perfect itinerary for us to reach our trip goals. Their experience and expert knowledge helped to make...
- Alan Michaels, Peddie School, Band Trip to New Orleans, April 2014
I found Four Winds Tours by just doing a simple google search of educational tours in Nova Scotia. They were efficient and made sure to tailor every aspect of the tour to my specific needs. As a historian of the African American experience, I was taking my students on a trip that learned about the Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia. But after talking with Veena and Max at Four Winds, my trip became so much more. They scheduled a trip to the Black Cultural Center and Africville. It was also...
- Dr Kami Fletcher, Delaware State University, Nova Scotia 2016 Trip, July 2016
I have been Director of Bands at Passaic Valley for 10 years and for 8 of those years I have worked with Four Winds Tours and Travels. We have truly built a great relationship that has improved year after year. They are extremely professional yet are very easy to talk to and work with. They work for no body but the students in your group which is the way it should be. Over the past years we have traveled with them to music performances in places such as Washington DC, Virginia Beach,...
- Michael DeLuccia, Passaic Valley, Passaic Valley Music trip to Orlando, April 2017
I want you to know that the trip was awesome! The hotels were great, in perfect locations and in good condition. The tours were very enjoyable. Each of the tour guides were very informative and willing to answer any questions my group had. My students and their parents could not stop telling me what a wonderful trip it was and what a wonderful time they had!
My students' parents also made it a point to tell me that whenever they reached out to your company, they felt as if the...
- Madame (Catherine) Pullion, Mt Laurel Hartford School, Canada, August 2017
I cannot thank you enough for the professional, yet personal, touch that you have put on our choral trips these past 12 years. I still remember how it all started...
I want to thank you for working with me to arrange a great trip for our seniors. Everything went smoothly, and a wonderful time was had by all. Even rearranging activities due to inclement weather was taken care of easily. Our bus driver was fantastic, too -very personable and accommodating.
I am especially...
- Eleanor Thomas & Carolyn Delaney, Thousand Island Central School, New York, May 2013
Four Winds Tours has helped Bishop Brady High School organize our Habitat trip for the last five years. We have been to Louisiana, Miami, and for the past four years have taken 48 students and 8 chaperones to Almost Heaven in Franklin West Virginia. The group works together building community by building a community. Four Winds is wonderful to work with. When I talk to Amina or Shonda I don't have to worry and the trip will be great. Working for Habitat for Humanity is so rewarding. Four...
- Susan Seagroves, Bishop Brady High School, New Hampshire, February 2013
First let me say that the trip was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything was simply amazing. The agency that took care of us in country was simply OUTSTANDING!!! They truly went above and beyond our expectations. Everyone had a great time. Thank you so much for everything.
- Christopher O. J. Alberts, The School Without Walls of Washington D. C., Washington D. C., April 2014
We had a great experience traveling to New York City with out Drama Club. The bus was very nice and the bus driver was very helpful. My students absolutely loved experiencing Les Miserables on Broadway and the amazing Broadway Classroom workshop we attended. They learned so much and are already looking forward to another trip.
- Joanna Kufs, Moravia High School, Moravia, Iowa, May 2014
I would highly reccommend Four Winds to any school organization. All of us chaperones were so impressed with how smoothly everything went this past weekend. It was a perfect trip!!
I just wanted to thank you and Four Winds for an amazing Senior Trip this past weekend to Virginia Beach! We had an amazing time! The trip was so organized and detailed! We appreciate all the hard work you put into organizing this trip. I will definitely spread the world to my colleagues about Four...
- Christa Dedrick, Catskill High School, Catskill, New York, May 2014
I just wanted to send a note of thanks to you and the entire staff at Four Winds. Our trip yesterday was a huge success. We had a great time, and our students really enjoyed the experience. The entire day ran like clockwork, and that's a testament to your company's thorough planning. Our driver, Andre Waterman, was prompt and provided helpful guidance on loading and unloading in the city. We actually pulled into the school parking lot at 6:30 pm on the dot.
While the entire day was...
- Michael Gonzales, Valley Central Middle School, Orange County, New York, May 2014
Thank you so much for all your help and patience throughout this trip planning. From the transportation to the ballet workshop, every event in the itinerary was just right. I appreciate how hard your team worked to put it together, and how understanding you were with our families' varied financial situations. They all had such wonderful things to say about the entire process. :)
- Felipe Morales-Torres, Winton Woods High School, Ballet Workshop in Miami, Florida, March 2015
Four Winds Tours organized an excursion for my 21 high school students in Belgium. The tour was flawless! We were met promptly by tour guides and bus drivers everyday and the tour was organized exactly as I requested. We got to see the major sights of Brussels, Belgium, get a walking tour of the city, and the highlight of our trip was the tour of the chocolate factory. My students will forever have a wonderful memory of this trip. Our hotel was right in the center of the city and everything,...
- Anya Rochester, Bristol Central High School, Trip to Brussels, Belgium, April 2015
I just wanted to send this email to thank you all for ALL the hard work that your company did for us! Our students had a wonderful time in Orlando for Grad Bash and the service we received was EXCELLENT! To Laura, Cathy and the entire staff of Four Winds Tours & Travel, Spingarn sends a Big Thank You! We look forward to working with you next year!
- LaTasha Solomon, Spingarn Senior High School, Washington D.C., April 2009
The seniors that went on the Boston had such a great trip. The timing of the bus was perfect. Kevin was a personable and safe driver. We left the school on time and made it to the first Boston drop off on schedule. The ride was quick that to the availability of a DVD player on the bus. Wandering around Quincy market was just what they wanted. Did you also arrange for the perfect weather? The dinner cruise was far better than I expected. The Spirit of Boston was a beautiful ship and the meal...
- Martha Thomson & Kathy VanOrman, Mount Everett Regional School, Massachusetts, Senior Trip, June 2009
The trip was fantastic: Mark was wonderful; the accommodations in Stratford were beautiful; food was plentiful and tasteful; the plays were excellent and the 'extras' were so much fun. Riding bicycles in the park, learning everything about Shakespeare, cruising on the Thames, visiting important sites: they all worked! Succinctly put - the trip worked wonderfully and showed the true hand of a professional in all its details. Thank you.
- Joe Greenwald, Champlain Valley High School, Vermont, July 2011
The seventh grade trip to Philadelphia was a wonderful experience for all of our students. While at the Franklin Institute, the students were able to tour the museum and visit those sites that interested them the most, sites that provided them with opportunities for hands-on learning. At the Constitution Center, students viewed the dramatic presentation of "Freedom Rising", which chronicled our move toward independence and the creation of our form of government under the United States...
- Thomas Kemnitzer, West Hempstead Middle School, New York, May 2008
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for providing a remarkable experience for the Wantagh High School Band on our tour of Madrid and Segovia, Spain. The day tours of Toledo, Madrid and Segovia were breathtaking. Each and every meal was excellent, and we appreciated the choice of Spanish and American foods in the hotels and restaurants. The hotel Ayre Colon was magnificent, luxurious, and modern, as well as impeccably clean. Our tour guides were wonderfully...
- Mindy Dragovich, Wantagh High School Band, Wantagh, New York, March 2010
I recently took my high school orchestra to New York City on a trip planned by Four Winds Tours and Travel. I cannot say enough good things about the high quality of our itinerary, the care taken to make sure we had everything we needed, and the dedication of the Four Winds staff to ensure that our trip was one to remember. The trip was a huge success. Thanks Four Winds for helping us make memories that will last a lifetime!!!
- Karen Nofsinger, Wayland Union High School Orchestra, Michigan, April 2013