2023 Houston County High School Band

Orlando, FL

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Kaleidoscope Adventures
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320 reviews
Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2023
Group size: 120 - 220
2023 Houston County High School Band
Orlando, FL

Kaleidoscope Adventures
  • Facebook verified
320 reviews

$NaN
Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2023
Group size: 120 - 220

About this trip

We are so excited for the Houston County High School trip to Orlando, FL!

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Included in Your Trip

Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
2 Nights in Hotel
6 Meals
All Admissions, Entrance Fees, Taxes and Most Gratuities
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Available Packages

Student Quad Package
Available until September 15, 2022

PER PERSON RATE. 

Shared room with 4 people and 2 beds. 

$752
Deposit: $75
Adult Double Package
Available until September 15, 202243 left

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Shared room with 2 people and 2 beds.

$821
Deposit: $75

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Kaleidoscope Adventures
320 reviews
Kaleidoscope Adventures has been a leader in the travel industry for almost 30 years. We curate customized travel experiences to top destinations with meticulous attention to detail. We hold our partners to the highest standards. Our expert tour directors are knowledgeable and well-trained. We have a track record of success, which is why our clients return year after year. We’ll put our years of experience, buying power, and top-notch reputation to work for you! That’s how KA does travel beyond expectations!

Reviews

A great trip and Keith was awesome and went above and beyond to help us.
By Roy L for 2022 Calgary Stampede Showband on 18 Aug, 2022
Thanks so much, Roy! We think Keith is awesome too and are so glad you enjoyed your trip. Please join us again soon.
By Kaleidoscope Adventures on 23 Aug, 2022
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rehearsal field gave us chemical burns, rashes, and cuts.
By Luke J for 2022 Calgary Stampede Showband on 16 Aug, 2022
We are sorry to hear you had issues with the rehearsal field. We did not book the field for your group as that is provided directly from DCI and we will certainly share this information with them. We hope the rest of your experience on tour was good.
By Kaleidoscope Adventures on 17 Aug, 2022
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Lindsay was really good. She was fun and entertaining and handle a ton for us. Our driver, i think got a little too comfortable as we are dealing with minors and i think that needs to be explained if we are to do this again in the near future. We will also need more details laid out like the different colleges being contacted and ready for us with a tour or information. uyt we made do. We just don't want to "make do" when the trip is a substantial amount of money.
By Michael M for 2022 Indiana Wesleyan University Education on 01 Aug, 2022
Michael, we certainly understand your concerns about the college tours. During the planning we found that many of the colleges have not resumed touring after the pandemic or greatly reduced availability during the summer. We agree that Lindsay is good too. When she found out the trouble, we were having securing the college tours she offered to research them all to ensure she could answer your group questions and give you a great experience. We are fortunate to have team members that care like Lindsay. We don’t ever want anyone to feel they had to “make do” and appreciate your concerns. We will certainly pass along your concerns about the driver as you are correct, that needs to be explained. Thank you for sharing that with us and for explaining your concerns. We appreciate your business and always strive to provide you the best experience for you and your students.
By Kaleidoscope Adventures on 09 Aug, 2022
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I had a great time going to places with my friends and I made more friends while on the trip thank for giving us the opportunity to go outta are state Indiana.
By Sha'Niah S for 2022 Indiana Wesleyan University Education on 31 Jul, 2022
Thank you, Sha’Niah! We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed being with your friends on tour. Please join us again!
By Kaleidoscope Adventures on 09 Aug, 2022
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Kaleidoscope Adventures was hired by my daughter’s choir to provide a trip to Chicago in June 2022. I was on the tour as one of the chaperones. The tour was very expensive per person (which I personally paid twice: chaperone + singer), but since the primary purpose of the tour was for the choir to sing at St. James Cathedral, with a follow-up performance the next day at a local church, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to see the choir perform and see Chicago. My daughter has been a member of the NCCC choir for 8 years. During that time she has been on several very successful choir tours, and I have had the opportunity to accompany them as a chaperone on several of them. The Kaleidoscope Adventures tour was in Chicago was the worst tour that we have taken, and I will outline some of the issues below. However, the most egregious failure of KA for our tour is that they did not appear to advertise the concert at St. James Cathedral, and, consequently, there were only 4 people in the audience. Even though I understand that there were some challenges to garnering an audience in Chicago in June, I still trusted that the tour company would do all it could to promote the choir’s performance at St. James Cathedral. As far as I can tell, the company did not advertise in all possible social media platforms, they did not post signage or flyers, and they did not coordinate with the cathedral on notifying their congregation (for example, there was no posting in cathedral’s on-line calendar). When asked repeatedly by our choir director and in a subsequent letter I wrote to them, Kaleidoscope Adventures stated that they promoted the concert but refused to provide proof of what advertising they did. Their failure to respond to our questions is unprofessional and deceptive: was their failure to advertise due to a mistake on their part or a deliberate omission? When only 4 people showed up for the performance, the singers were devasted to have worked so hard to not be able to perform in front of an audience (of more than 4 people). NCCC is a small but tremendously accomplished choir accustomed to performing before audiences of varying sizes (for example, these young women have performed in Carnegie Hall, in ACDA honor choirs, and Europe). While we did experience just about everything on the itinerary, there were several issues with the tour company’s planning. Although the itinerary was approved by the choir director, we were trusting (and paying for) that the tour company would understand how much time it would take to get from point A to point B. 1. On Day 1, our plane landed around noon—from O’Hare we had to take 2 trains and walk several blocks to the hotel, drop off the luggage and walk very fast to the architecture cruise to get there by 2:30pm. After 7+ hours of traveling from Sacramento, there was no time to feed the singers, and no time to get a receipt for our luggage at the hotel (it was all just bundled into a room at the hotel, and we had to hope that we got it all back when we returned to the hotel). In the extreme heat, we had to walk back to the hotel quickly after the cruise to get ready to go to dinner, then hurry over to the John Hancock building. We are fortunate that no one collapsed from heat stroke due to the poorly planned itinerary during one of the hottest days that Chicago has had. 2. Upon check-in, we discovered that the rooms were not all on the same floor (3 different floors) – one floor should have been planned with the hotel ahead of time since this group was almost all girls who were minors. 3. On Day 2, there was no breakfast arranged at the hotel, so we had to get breakfast on our own. On the 3 subsequent days the breakfast was substandard and the same: hard boiled eggs, packaged oatmeal, and toast. Day 1 we were reimbursed $20, but in no way was the breakfast on those 3 subsequent days worth $20 each day. 4. On Day 3, the timing on the itinerary of the Museum of Science and Industry was to arrive at 2:30; however, the museum closed at 4pm. We chose to go earlier to the museum, but had we gone at the original time we would only have had about 90 minutes to look through this vast museum. 5. On Day 4, we were supposed to “Present a Concert” at the St. James Cathedral (from itinerary). As aforementioned, to whom were they supposed to present? 6. On Day 4, after the concert, we walked to Uno’s for dinner (per itinerary), and they could not accommodate us, so we were walked to Due’s nearby. The pizza was absolutely subpar—the pizza was dry, tasteless and very disappointing. The KA representative, Brian, ate with us, and when he saw the bill at the end of the meal, he was surprised how inexpensive it was (he said this out loud in front of us). (And, oddly, he took the leftovers to his brother.) Also, during the conversation at dinner, when we talked about how well the choir had performed and we remarked that it was such a shame that no one was there to hear them, Brian said that “sometimes the sound is better when there aren’t as many people in the cathedral.” At that moment, out of consideration for the singers within earshot, I did not respond to that (thoughtless) remark. 7. Overall, the tour guide did not appear to be completely knowledgeable about what buses to take or when to take them. There were stops missed, buses missed, and this meant a lot of extra walking in the extreme heat. 8. There were errors and confusion in the itinerary: • Times for shows and admission were not correct, which meant a lot of hurrying in the heat to find that the show or entrance time was actually 30 minutes later (i.e. Six, architecture cruise). • Return flight number was incorrect: instead of United 1142, it should have been 0790. As none of choir group saw the actual boarding passes, that was a potentially very serious error for parents planning to pick up their choir member from the airport late at night. We did not notice this error until the last day, when we were researching flight 1142 and found it was delayed 2 hours, but then discovered it was the wrong flight number. This information above was relayed to Kaleidoscope Adventures, along with a request for a partial refund, since we paid for a choir tour, and there was no audience for the main choir performance. The COO’s response to our feedback and request was that our group received the agreed-upon services, that KA did promote the concert (although would not provide proof of that), and that “Kaleidoscope Adventures will not provide any further correspondence or a refund for your tour.” Their unprofessional and belligerent response greatly saddens me, since after my daughter’s 8 years of successful performances and tours, this was her final tour, and Kaleidoscope Adventures is responsible for it ending on a very disappointing note. My advice to others seeking to put together a tour for their organizations is to look elsewhere for a travel company, and to be very careful in whom you place your trust. Regards, M. Watson
By Margaret W for 2022 Northern California Children's Chorus on 23 Jul, 2022
We are saddened this situation has resulted in this response. It is clear we have much different interpretations of what occurred during your tour. After receiving the first email from your director on June 22 detailing your concerns, we spoke with her at length on the phone on June 28. At no time during that conversation, or in the original email, was there an indication that the concerns we discussed were this egregious nor does any of the information from our tour director, Linda, or Brian, who was also on the tour, indicate that was the case. During that conversation, we asked if there was anything we could do to explain things to the group and her response was that the students had an enjoyable time and did not really know what had gone on. We offered to send an explanation letter anyway and during that call were told that it really did not matter. 10 days later we received an email asking when the letter was going to arrive, which we sent immediately. As mentioned during the conversation and via the letter, we did promote your concert and try to build an audience even though this service was never mentioned on the proposed itinerary as something we would provide to your group. Furthermore, we alerted you on December 17 via email that your original request to have an exchange concert was not possible as there were no ensembles in the Chicago area available. In that same email we offered a public concert at St. James as an alternative and stated that “we would do what we could to build an audience for you, and it may be sparse.” Your director responded “The concert in the cathedral sounds lovely. That’s how our concerts were in England and Wales in 2018 – sometimes just our parents who were traveling with us and a couple of people who happened to walk in. The opportunity to sing in a beautiful place is perfect.” This is precisely what occurred. The Cathedral was fully aware of your concert, but we cannot force them to publish anything in their bulletin or on their church calendar. It is their choice. Furthermore, your group received everything on tour that was promised. You visited the attractions, dined at the restaurants, used the transportation, and stayed at the hotel. You even mentioned multiple times how much you enjoyed the workshop, guided architectural tour, tickets to SIX, and performing at St. Christophers. When slight changes arise on tour this is the reason that we have a tour director on site with every group. They manage changes that occur to ensure you group receives everything that was promised. Based upon our conversations the changes that arose were managed by our on-site staff quickly so your group could receive the tour they were promised. After we received your email dated July 14 your tone changed, and the description of your concerns elevated from the original email and conversations. We have discussed your concerns multiple times and addressed them thoroughly. Your director reviewed the final itinerary with our team prior to departure and that was the itinerary that was followed on tour. We are unable to provide a refund for your group. Our goal for every group is to provide a great educational travel experience. We operate hundreds of successful tours each year and have a 28+ year history of working with student performing groups. Again, we are saddened this situation has resulted in this communication and wish you all the best on your future tours.
By Kaleidoscope Adventures on 25 Jul, 2022
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