Who We Are
Welcome to Student Tours!
We have 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. My husband 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 a proud members of SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association). 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 Tours.
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.
We employ the services of professional security companies in every destination, and at your hotel, to assure the safety and well being of your students.
What To Expect
Here's 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)
Call or email us for a quote on your next trip. You will be happy---- we guarantee it.
President, STI Tours Inc.
"Cynthia and Steve were extremely helpful and accommodating. The folder with all of our instructions was great, It made everything so easy for us.
In D.C. and Hershey we had a great time. Everyone's favorite part was the DJ dinner cruise, it was amazing.... will definitely be recommending STI to others.... "
Addison Central School
"Very Pleased with communication and assistance I had with Cindy. Steve was always very friendly when I called. Traveling package was very organized and explanatory. Highly Recommend to future classes"
Lisbon Central School
"We had a day trip to NYC that was Jam Packed with fun activities: The Ride, "Hello Dolly" and dinner at Planet Hollywood!
We Loved it all..! Would like to plan next trip with Student Tours also....!"
Bonnie Mae Padula
Waterville Central School
"Dear Cindy, thank you so much for all your hard work, it truly paid off. All the organizing and planning you did, you definitely thought of everything, and I'm very grateful, 'cause the only thing I had to do was have fun with my senior class. Thank you... "
Warrensburg Jr/Sr High School
"Our 5th grade trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty was wonderful for the Students. It will be something that they will never forget. STI Tours did a wonderful job planning this trip for us and we can’t wait to do it again next year. "
Harts Hill Elementary
"Our band and chorus trip to New York City was outstanding! Student Tours was flexible and offered great ideas. We will continue to work with them in the near future."
Letchworth Central School
"Student Tours had everything prepared for us. It was great to be able to concentrate on the students and having fun rather than where we had to be or dealing with problems. We will definitely plan more trips with Student Tours. "
Dryden Middle School
"The Trip that Student Tours International planned for our group was extraordinary... STI incorporated everything we wanted into our trip. The tour guide and bus driver were extremely professional and very good at their jobs. I would recommend STI to anyone looking for a memorable trip at an affordable price. Thank you STI ".
Girls Varsity Coach
Libson Central School
"STI Tours truly gives a quality product for a great value. Every detail was thought of, and we would certainly work with them again!"
M. Poupore, Instrumental Music
Malone Central School
"Great trip. I was able to relax knowing our next stop was already planned out."
Adirondack High School
"Thank you for the excellent job you have done the past 2 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."
John J. Dixon, Principal
Gouverneur High School
"STI Tours did a great job organizing our trip. Cindy was very accommodating and took care of issues that arose very quickly."