Tour Planning Services

Forging Lifelong Bonds and Memories

When you need a valuable partner to help plan a deeply meaningful and enriching educational trip, our expertise and experience organizing tours can help you tailor an itinerary that aligns with your school or group’s values and educational objectives. We handle all logistical aspects, such as transportation, accommodations, venue bookings, dining experiences, and tour guides. We also work to ensure a seamless and safe experience where the participants can gain a deeper understanding of faith and create lasting memories that will positively impact the students’ lives for years to come.


Forge Christian Tour Co.
109 Florence St, Suite 100 Hendersonville, NC 28792

Who We Help

We help plan and lead educational tours for middle or high-school-aged student groups associated with a private Christian school or homeschool group. We’ve planned and led trips with as few as 25 participants to over 250. Regardless of the number of passengers, each trip and tour provides meaningful encounters that enhance and reinforce the students’ faith while fostering camaraderie and connectedness with chaperones, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Private Christian Schools

We work with administrators and faculty at ACSI, CSI, NAPS, NAPCIS, or AACS-accredited schools to design itineraries that align with grade-level or subject curriculum guidelines.

Homeschool Co-Ops

Our itineraries complement Classical Conversations, Abeka, and other national and independent co-op homeschool curricula to provide experiential learning opportunities.

University-Model Schools©

Our advisors can plan real-world experiences for AUMS member middle and high school programs alongside parent and teacher partnerships.

Are you a school educator or administrator?

Most groups we work with start the planning process 1-2 years before an expected trip timeline to secure dates and itineraries. Talk to an advisor today to discuss details.

tour group outside the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia

How We Help

Forge Christian Tour Co. enhances faith-centered educational tours by masterfully planning and executing the group travel logistics. While on the trip, we provide relational, Christ-focused narrative context to enhance mindfulness, memorability, and personal reflection. We can also help guide decisions that help school groups distinguish between a trip that will forge lifelong bonds and memories or one that is an unmemorable, unremarkable sightseeing tour.

Our Planning Process

Over four decades, we’ve developed a proven process to enhance educational tours by masterfully planning and executing student group travel logistics. Our schools and groups prefer customized itineraries and tailored experiences, so each stage in the process helps them achieve both.

On a phone call, our expert travel advisors will learn about the purpose of the trip, the desired budget range, the educational goals and learning objectives, and discuss the specifics of your group, the destinations you’re interested in, and preferred dates of travel.

Once a destination is chosen and dates are decided, we will present options for the experiences and encounters that align with your goals for the trip. We work with your faculty and administrators to align the curriculum and learning objectives with the itinerary.

When the trip itinerary is approved, we begin to confirm details and book all travel and accommodations with the venues and vendors we partner with in the travel destination(s). This is where we outline the itinerary details and expected timelines.

We host an informational meeting to help students and parents navigate payment plans, provide fundraising ideas, offer travel insurance, and discuss considerations and expectations for the upcoming trip. Our team also works with the school or group to finalize the itinerary and trip passenger numbers.

From the moment your group arrives at the destination, we have 24/7 on the ground support and in-office logistical help available to ensure the trip is safe, enjoyable, and educational. Our tour directors remain focused on creating a travel experience that is memorable for all the right reasons.

Because we are educators as well, we are a continual learning organization. At the completion of every trip, we meet with the administrators and faculty to gain their feedback on the trip experience so we can improve and enhance future group travel experiences.

students walking up the steps of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.

Have A Question?

Check out our FAQs page for answers to our most common questions from school administrators, teachers, and parents.

Student Travel Guide

A Free Resource for School Leaders

Are you a school administrator, teacher, or parent responsible for planning a school trip or tour? Coordinating group travel can quickly become complicated. Let us help you plan a meaningful and exceptional experience with our free Student Travel Guide designed to help you maximize the value of your trip!

Talk with
an Expert Advisor

To Design a Custom Student Tour

In addition to our most popular trip destinations and itineraries, we also offer custom trips and tours tailored to your specific educational objectives. Email or call (828) 378-8050 to talk with an advisor.