PARENTS
Over the years we have found that there are many questions parents have regarding student travel trips. Through countless conversations with parents we have found that once they receive the answers to these questions, they feel much more comfortable about the trip and letting their son or daughter participate. At IST Campus Tours we understand that to a parent to the most important aspect of one of our trips is the safe return home of your son or daughter. We do everything in our power to provide you with that peace of mind.


Who is IST Campus Tours?
IST Campus Tours is a division of International Student Tours, Inc. ("ISTours"). ISTours is a nationally recognized tour operator and travel company. Since 1976 we have specialized in student travel to some of the World's most popular destinations. We have been in business for over 30 years and over 500,000 young adults have traveled with us.


What's included in the package?
Each tour is customized for your school but typically will include:
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Guided tours of the selected universities and colleges including information on student life, admissions and academics.
  • Activities as specified on the itinerary


What type of transportation is used?
We only use SPAB Certified (School Pupil Activity Buses) motor coaches and drivers when traveling in the state of California. This is the highest level of certification that can be obtained in the state of California.


Can parents go on a trip?
This is up to the discretion of the school. Although all quoted pricing is based on quad occupancy, we would be happy to offer a quote based on triple, double or single occupancy.


Are meals included?
Yes! On an IST Campus Tour trip, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included unless other arrangements have been made by your school. Breakfast will always be served at the hotel. Lunches are typically on-the-go or at a college campus dining commons. Dinners will either be at a college campus dining commons or popular sit-down restaurants including Bubba Gump's or Hard Rock Café. All meals are complete and include gratuity.


What type of hotels are used?
We use nationally recognized chains for all campus tours. Hotel chains include: Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott.


How many people per room?
The prices quoted for our trips are based on quad occupancy (4 people per room.) If there are less than 4 travelers in a room, an additional occupancy fee will apply. The school chaperones will complete the rooming list. Rooms have two double beds. Due to fire codes, rollaway beds are not permitted.


Credentials & Affiliations
We are a fully bonded and licensed travel company, and a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Tour Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, the International Air Transportation Association, the International Airline Travel Agents Network, and are a registered seller of travel with the California Attorney General's Office.


Financial Protection
ISTours is proud to participate in the California Restitution Fund, is covered by $1 million in professional liability insurance, $1 million in general liability insurance, and $1 million in errors and omissions insurance. All travel funds received by ISTours are protected in a trust account with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. For a complete listing of all our credentials, affiliations, financial protections, and insurances, please call one of our customer service agents at (916) 850-1976. We also invite you to visit the BBB website as a reference.