Phone: 1-800-489-5609 or 585-768-5345        Fax: 585-768-5346

Hi Educator:

Let me introduce you to Student Tours.    Student Tours has been serving New York State Schools for over 40 years.    Our founder, my mother Sandy Markin, was an educator and travel expert.  Her mission was to give students the best educational travel opportunity at the lowest possible price.   Steve and I are following in her footsteps.

I have been involved in travel for over 37  years and Steve has many years working in the College environment.   We are both here to make your educational travel worry free and affordable.

Student Tours is unique in that we only work with student groups.   Our high volume with our suppliers means lower prices for you.     We are now proud members of SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association) and belong to the Better Business Bureau.   This membership offers you the following benefits: A consumer default protection plan protecting your money in the event of any unforeseen economic circumstances, and as a SYTA Member, we have professional liability insurance protecting our clients against any failure by our suppliers to fulfill their contracts with us. SYTA membership also puts us in contact with a nationwide network of travel professionals and suppliers whose purpose is to make student/youth travel a safe, educational and rewarding experience for students and educators alike.


What makes us different:
Family founded, owned and operated for over 20 years.

Operational efficiency, low overhead, and high volume discounts with our suppliers allows us to pass those savings on to you

Our core competency is student groups. You have our undivided attention and 100% focus when you partner with STI 

Boces: We work extensively with New York State BOCES programs to assist your groups with many aspects of your planned excursion. With the use of BOCES Cosers your group can get funding assistance.

Security : We employ the services of  professional security companies in every destination, at your hotel, to assure the safety and well being of your students.


What to expect when you partner with us:
We’ll ask a lot of questions to make sure we fully understand your needs.

We’ll customize a tour package for your students based on what matters to you the most.

Within 1 week after your trip, we will ask for your feedback so that we are assured we are providing you and your students with the best possible experience.

Referral Bonus! Tell your peers about us and if they complete a trip with us you will receive $100.00 to use as you see fit. (Be sure that they mention your referral when contacting us)



Our Pages list sample trips.  We will, however, customize a trip to your needs and pocketbook.    Read our testimonials on the following pages.    These teachers are your colleagues and their experiences tell the story!!!

Call or email us for a quote on your next trip.  You will be happy---- we guarantee it.

Cindy Friedman
President STI Tours Inc. dba Student Tours


  "  Thank you for the excellent job you have done the past two years planning our Senior Class Trip. Your preparation for our large group has been outstanding. You have successfully matched us up with hotels, restaurants, and tour guides that understand teenagers and work with them effectively. Vendors commented they knew that an STI group would show up well prepared."

   John J. Dixon, Principal
   Gouverneur High School

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