Student Group Tours

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What we do


We specialize in experiences

Every student adventure should be as unique as the individuals participating. That’s why at Student Group Tours, we listen, plan, and customize a travel experience just for you. We build itineraries from the ground up so that they match the needs and interests of your students, as well as your budget, to ensure the experience of a lifetime for everyone along for the ride.

It's all in the details

When traveling with Student Group Tours, you can rest assured that every facet of your trip will be taken care of. We won't just help you plan your trip, but we'll be there with you, in the flesh, from the minute you arrive, till the minute you head home. We aren't just here to book your hotel room and transportation, we're here to guide you through the trip itself and ensure that everything goes according to plan, from beginning to end.

student travel is our business

At Student Group Tours, we believe in the power of travel for student success. Travel is an integral part of the education process because it triggers a process of accelerated personal development, contributes to better academic performance, and improves social interaction between students. We want to help you bring education to life and generate a lasting appreciation for learning in each and every one of your students.

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What does your perfect trip look like?

At Student Group Tours, we believe in crafting the perfect trip for you from the ground up. Whether that's a parade, a performance, a museum, or something just for fun, we can make your dream trip into a reality.

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With 16 years in the business, we are experts when it comes to travel. Not sure where to start? Start with us! We can advise and direct you to events and destinations that suit your interests and your wallet.


We will work together to build you a custom itinerary every single time. We take the time to listen and make sure we get it just right. Getting to know our customers is our priority!


We are at your side for the entire trip planning process, but also during your trip to make sure everything runs smoothly, and when you return to share your memories.

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If you have already booked your trip with us, click the button below for access to all required forms and informational documents you may need prior to your trip; including rooming list forms, dietary forms, first aid information, policies and procedures, codes of conduct, insurance forms, and more.

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What Our Clients Say

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I've been a band director for 27 years and involved with the drum and bugle corps activity for over 30. I've traveled extensively with school groups, both as a director, an instructor, and as a parent. I've worked with many different companies over the years and Student Group Tours is without doubt the finest organization of its kind I've EVER worked with. The individual attention to detail, professional manner with which problems are handled if they arise, and the enjoyable working relationship with the owner and every field representative I've ever traveled with make this company a 5 star choice for anyone who needs help arranging travel. Melissa Loman and her staff are as good as it gets in this business. They come with my STRONGEST recommendation!

Alan A.

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Student Group Tours is appropriately named, keeping the focus on the students. I have been with Student Group Tours since the beginning of the company and on every trip all employees have treated me and my students with respect. The beginning of the planning is done with diligence and great sincerity in providing the best possible experience for students. Student Group Tours is there in every step of the process to make sure your trip is planned for all contingencies. If at any time a situation arises, Student Group Tours and ALL their employees work the situation and create a fix that often times is better than the original plan. Student Group Tours is comprised of the finest group of individuals under the amazing leadership of Melissa Loman that keeps students first and provides great experiences that will be cherished all of their lives.

Andrew B.

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I have used Student Group Tours for 3 years now and love their customer service and communication and timely feedback. They go out of their way to provide phone calls and emails when needed about details. Melissa and her team know a ton about the places we go. They even get a representative to travel with us and that is a huge help knowing I'm not having to figure out where to park or tickets or other information! She knows reps all over so she is able to handle our band and choir application process once we submit all the information. I have recommended her to other schools and will continue to do so. There is a reason she has been in this industry so long! She knows what she's doing and you will be amazed with her services.

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Meet the team

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Ginger Corley retired in 2021, after thirty years as a Choral Music Director in the Paulding County, Georgia school system, where she was a satisfied client of Student Group Tours since 2006. Like all of our sales representatives, Ginger specializes in finding just the right balance of educational yet fun for your trip. When she's not working, Ginger enjoys music directing in community and professional theaters in the Atlanta area.

You can reach Ginger at 770.490.5520 or

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Ginger's favorite destination is Disney World Orlando - She just loves the feeling of being a kid again!

Shelby Loman is our Communications Coordinator. She has a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing, Editing, and Media Marketing from the University of Florida. She has grown up traveling with clients her entire life and has already been to twenty of the fifty states in the U.S. She can't wait to check off the remaining thirty! When she's not working, Shelby enjoys playing her drum set, lifting weights at the gym, and writing novels.

You can reach Shelby at 352.989.3610 or

Shelby's favorite destination is New York City - She loves the hustle and bustle of a busy city!

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Patrick Gallagher retired in 2016 after a 40-year career in instrumental and music education. Pat is an active volunteer member of Bugles Across America and performs live Taps to provide a valuable service to Veterans and their families. He currently works as an adjunct instructor at several schools and, of course, as a sales associate for Student Group Tours (SGT). When he's not working, Pat enjoys playing tennis.

You can reach Pat at 770.490.5520 or

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Pat's favorite destination is Universal Studios Florida - There's nothing like getting to experience the movies in real time!

Maggie Krieger is our office's administrative assistant. She is our #1 point of contact for our clients in our office and most of the time she's the person behind any emails you receive from us. She also handles rooming lists, invoices, and payments. In her spare time she likes to work on her photography, read, and swim.

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Maggie's favorite destination is San Francisco - She loves the coastal atmosphere!

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Melissa Loman has been working in the group travel industry since 1997. She founded Student Group Tours in 2005 with a promise to always provide world class customer service, affordable yet attractive hotels, and a quality trip experience for every traveler. When she’s not working, Melissa likes to go to the beach, use her CriCut to personalize items for her family and friends, and most of all, travel!

You can reach Melissa at 407.493.9710 or

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Melissa's favorite destination is Chicago - There's just no other place like it!

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Disney World, fl

Magic Kingdom

Hollywood Studios

Animal kingdom

Animal Kingdom


As one of Walt’s final visions, the Magic Kingdom Park is all about fairytale dreams coming true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom Park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands.

Movie magic comes to life at Hollywood Studios, experience glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Step into the action with attractions based on blockbuster movies including Toy Story, Frozen, and of course, Star Wars. Delight in exciting entertainment that puts you center stage and ride the movies!

Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Home to more than 1,700 animals across 250 species, the park reflects Walt Disney’s dedication to conservation and is committed to animal care, education and research.

Explore exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions, award-winning fireworks and seasonal special events. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has two distinct areas to visit: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares culture and cuisine of 11 countries!

Universal studios, FL

Universal Studios

Islands of Adventure


Volcano Bay Water Park

Universal Studios is the place for going behind the scenes and experiencing real movie magic! Join the Transformers or the characters of Despicable Me to help them save the word, bust up some aliens with the team from Men in Black, or apparate right into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and explore Diagon Alley.

Islands of Adventure is a land of thrills, drops, and corkscrews. Head to Superhero Island to help your favorite superheroes save the day, ride along with Hagrid and explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, or race alongside a pack of velociraptors in Jurassic Park.

CityWalk is where nightlife comes to life at Universal Orlando. Check out restaurants like Margaritaville, Hard Rock Café, and Bubba Gumps . If shopping is more your vibe, there's a variety of souvenir shops and stalls. There's even a movie theater!

It’s a water theme park. Which is like a theme park with a whole lotta water. And that big thing in the middle is just like a real volcano. ‘Cause you know volcanoes have water slides, a winding river, a wave pool, and lounge chairs. Make a splash and enjoy the convenience of TapuTapu, an interactive bracelet that holds your spot in line for your favorite rides.

New York City, NY

9/11 Memorial and Museum



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Central Park

Statue of Liberty New York

Statue of Liberty Boat Tour

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum serves as the primary tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The museum spans across 110,000 square feet and relays the narrative of the attacks through a series of multimedia displays, real-time recordings, authentic artifacts and an interactive table.

New York City's Broadway provides a once in a lifetime experience for everyone on your trip. Not only will you get to see an amazing stage performance but you'll also get to bask in the sights and sounds of Time Square. With new shows opening every month, there's always options for your group.

This part-park, part-museum, part-concert hall swallows central Manhattan, and many of the city's most notable attractions are situated next to it or within its limits. This 843-acre green space is a favorite of New Yorkers and tourists; you can come here to exercise, dine, go to the zoo and more.

This brightly shining beacon calls people to it all year round, but getting up close enough to the statue can be a bit burdensome. The easiest way to experience the full magic is of course a boat tour. We love the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise that allows you to experience not only the Statue of Liberty but the rest of New York's unique skyline as well.

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg, TN

Dollywood Theme Park

Pirates Voyage

The Titanic Museum

Downtown Gatlinburg

Amongst the core Tennessee attractions, Dollywood stands out as being particularly enticing for fans of country music. Overall, Dollywood is a crucial stop for those who adore Dolly Parton’s music and all true country fans, but it nonetheless provides entertainment for those less enthusiastic about her too.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites you to join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships! Be amazed by beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, and much more all while you enjoy a fabulous four-course feast.

The Titanic Museum boasts over 400 artifacts related to the iconic ship, each one designed so it feels like you are truly on the Titanic. You will receive a boarding ticket that has the name of a real passenger and at the end of your exploration, you’ll enter the Titanic Memorial Room, to find out whether or not your passenger survived.

Tucked away at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is a bustling little tourist town that provides some of the best restaurants, shopping, attractions, and hotels of anywhere in the Southeast. Check out Ripley's Aquarium, the Guinness World Records Museum, or the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum.

Atlanta, gA

Georgia Aquarium

World of Coke

Civil and Human Rights Museum

Six Flags over Georgia

Atlanta is home to the largest aquarium in the United States, and third largest in the world! The Georgia Aquarium will take you on a nautical journey to remember, with breathtaking exhibits and displays that provide unbeatable insight on marine life. Expect sharks, beluga whales, unique fish and sea creatures, plus so much more.

The World of Coke serves as a truly sweet treat for your group! As the official home to the iconic American soda, you can explore the drink’s fascinating history, thriving present, and promising future. You can even sample unique drinks from the extended Coca-Cola company, from several countries and continents across the globe.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights inspires people to tap their own power to change the world around them. The Center’s iconic exhibitions feature the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, and stories from the struggle for human rights around the world today.

Six Flags offers today's families and teens a complete one-stop diversified entertainment destination, from industry-leading thrill rides to water attractions, themed areas, children's areas, parades, concerts and shows, restaurants, games, and merchandise outlets, along with rides for both thrill seekers and tame riders.

Washington D.c.

Arlington Cemetary

Arlington Cemetery

Building and Green Grass Lawn of Park in Kutna Hora Historical Town Centre

Mount Vernon

Arts and Industries Building of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington

The Smithsonian Institution

Lincoln Memorial

Monuments by Moonlight

The Arlington National Cemetery is dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Forces. It has been in use since the Civil War and is the final resting place of many soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the country.

There are notable non-military burials within the cemetery, such as John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Mount Vernon was the home of George Washington and now serves as a piece of history. Enjoy a tour through the mansion, explore the grounds, look at timeless art and artifacts within the Museum, or travel through the life and times of George Washington himself in the Education Center.

The Smithsonian Institution consists of over 17 museums including the National Museums of Natural History, Air and Space, American History, African American History and Culture, and Native Americans. There are also countless galleries of art and artifacts from history for your viewing pleasure.

Hop aboard the Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour for a fully narrated sightseeing journey of all the best monuments by the light of the moon. With stops like the Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, and the World War II Memorial, and more, there are plenty of small snippets of history for everyone to enjoy.

chicago, il

Chicago Symphony

Museum Campus

Adler Planetarium

Shedd Aquarium

Considered one of the leading and oldest orchestras in the United States, the CSO plays a variety of enthralling music and hosts touring soloists and small ensembles as well. You can also catch special performances set to the scores of popular films like Star Wars and Harry Potter. During fall to spring, Symphony Center is home to the CSO.

Museum Campus is a 57-acre museum park that sits near Lake Michigan and surrounds three of the city's most notable museums, all dedicated to the natural sciences: the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. It is also known for holding the Soldier Field football stadium and the Lakeside Center of the McCormick Place.

You'll escape the planet with exhibits about the first lunar missions, the solar system and more, plus immersive shows in the dome theater. The Doane Observatory is also home to the largest public telescope in the area, and gathers 7,000 times more light than the human eye.

Permanent exhibitions like "Wild Reef" and "Amazon" allow you to gaze at fish, stingrays, an anaconda and sharks. But the interactive experiences may be the biggest draw, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with some of the animals that live at the Shedd Aquarium and learn more about them.

st. louis, mo

Gateway Arch National Park

Six Flags

City Museum

St. Louis Zoo

Once you’ve snapped some photos of the arch, head to the museum and uncover more about this turning point in the country’s history. You’ll hear the stories of pioneers, rebels, and Native Americans who helped shape the homeland we know and love today.

Experience pulse-pounding coasters, dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions for kids, adults and everyone in-between. Embark on adventures, soar like your favorite heroes, and brave family-favorite coasters! Or check out some live entertainment, because at Six Flags, the curtain never closes!

Artists from St. Louis have repurposed some of the old city infrastructures to create tunnels, slides, and even castles. You can explore secret passages and climb on giant frames as you delve deeper into this mysterious Missouri world. This is art with a difference and can be appreciated by adventurers of any age.

Home to over 12,000 animals, the much-loved St. Louis Zoo is a favorite. There’s everything from elephants and armadillos to polar bears and pumas waiting to welcome you into their realm. Of course, the king of the jungle is the star of the show so don’t miss swinging by his enclosure!

San antonio, tx

Riverwalk Boat Cruise

The Alamo

Tower of the Americas

Sea World

Experience the magic of one of the city’s treasures, the River Walk! Ride a glass-bottomed boat or stroll the pathway that stretches 15 miles along the San Antonio River. There are some superb views to be had on the river walk and cruise and this tree lined stretch offers the perfect respite from the hot sun.

It was this Spanish mission and fortress compound that marked the site of the Battle of the Alamo way back in 1836. It still stands to this very day and while San Antonio has a number of historic sites, none are as infamous as the Alamo. It is a must visit for history fans, particularly those interested in the early days of the United States.

Built for the 1968 World’s fair, this 750-foot tower offers commanding views of the entire San Antonio skyline. Take the opportunity to see the city from above before you start a busy day of sightseeing.

The Tower of the Americas has an observation deck and a 4D movie ride. Don’t forget to save some quarters for the telescope.

Challenge yourself on gravity defying roller coasters and thrill rides. You can choose among the Texas Stingray, Sea Swinger, Great White and Steel Eel rides. It also has an oceanarium with 38,000 marine animals rescued over the last 50 years, including dolphins, whales, penguins, sea lions, stingrays and sharks.

Charlotte, NC

Carowinds Theme Park

Discovery Place

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing

Carowinds is a family-friendly park featuring over 100 rides and attractions, including thrill-seekers’ favorites like Fury 325, voted the world’s top steel rollercoaster, and the feared Drop Tower, as well as dozens of restaurants, gentle rides, and water slides scattered throughout its outdoor grounds.

Discovery Place is one of the city’s most popular attractions, with both adults and kids enjoying this hands-on museum. Explore natural sciences, archaeology, wildlife, health care technology, and more! You’ll find a variety of interactive exhibits as well as quizzes, videos, and simulations for every interest.

One of the premier music organizations in the United States and the oldest operating symphony orchestra in the Carolinas, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) connects with more than 100,000 music lovers each year through its lively season of concerts, broadcasts, community events, and robust educational programs.

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing is one of North Carolina’s premier entertainment facilities. With over seven engaging activities The Pit is your place to gather with friend and foe to experience the adrenaline rush of indoor kart racing. Try out high-speed Go-Karts, Axe Throwing, Laser Tag, over 65 Arcade Games, and more!

New orleans, la

French Quarter Walking Tour

National WWII Museum

Mardi Gras World

Honey Island Swamp Tour

The French Quarter, also known as the Old Square, is New Orleans' oldest and most popular neighborhood. Founded in 1718, it combines the tempting, noisy and nutty nightlife of Bourbon Street with historical landmarks, art galleries, cafés, and some of the city's oldest churches – all within walking distance, close to Mississippi River.

A world-class complex with award-winning exhibits showcasing the stories of those who served in WWII and on the homefront. Highlights include actual planes, jeeps, and Higgins Boats, a theater with WWII-era musical performances, a restaurant, and a fantastic gift shop with 1940s-inspired gifts and clothing.

Blaine Kern has been building Mardi Gras floats for Mardi Gras Day forever. He's known as "Mr. Mardi Gras" for a good reason, as his designs have delighted the city for over 50 years. Now you can get into the real heart of the Mardi Gras parade experience while viewing his creations that have already crossed the river.

You can now enjoy some of the richest wildlife stretches of the river and of Honey Island... all from the comfort of a tour boat! You may see the alligator, red wolf, deer.....there have even been sightings of the Florida cougar! Many species of exotic birds also make their homes in this swamp including bald eagles.