2021 Educator Tour - French Riviera
REGISTER HERE and pay your deposit online for the French Riviera Trip
Our trips have been custom designed to be an unforgettable travel experience for all East County school employees, as well as their family and friends. Find out what more than 700 Educator Tour travelers have come to enjoy on these exceptionally well-planned trips, and why travelers return year after year.
Register and place your $600 deposit by April 1, 2021 (reservations are made on a first come, first served basis). Full refunds, including insurance, offered if you cancel for ANY reason, until April 1, 2021. After April 1st, full refunds offered if you cancel for ANY reason, until the day before the trip if you buy insurance (less the insurance cost). Full refunds, including insurance, offered if the trip cancels due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Information Meeting: Here is a link to the Information Meeting Zoom on February 24th which gives comprehensive trip details and itinerary information.
Save $100! Open an East County Schools Federal Credit Union 2.00%APY* eChecking Account w/ direct deposit of $500.00 or more by April 1, 2021 and receive a $100 credit towards your final payment. East County Schools Federal Credit Union is the corporate sponsor of the Educators Tour program, and credit union membership is open to all San Diego County current and retired school employees and their family members
French Riviera (July 10 - 18, 2021): Join many of your East County educators, education stakeholders and community members and uncover the chic resorts, sun-soaked beaches and elegant allure that attracts the rich and famous to the exquisite French Riviera. Unpack for a leisurely 7-night stay in Nice, France, embracing the luxury and breathtaking beauty of the French Riviera (aka Côte d’Azur). Spend time in the fairy-tale principality of Monaco. Discover the opulence of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Gardens. Watch artisans create fragrant perfumes. Get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous in Cannes and St. Tropez. Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. Shop like a local at Nice’s colorful flower market. It’s time you lived a little bit of the good life. $3,999 per person (double occupancy)
Both 2021 Educator Tours have low cost trip insurance available for purchase. In 2020, every Educator Tour traveler received a 100% refund for their reservation fee, including the cost of the trip insurance, when the trip was canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Trip Insurance is comprehensive, with a full refund available for literally any reason, until the day before departure.
- Travel cancellation, for any reason, by the traveler through April 1, 2021 will also refund the trip insurance
- Traveler cancellation by the traveler to the day before travel will refund 100% of the trip, less the travel insurance
- Travel cancellation by Collette due to the pandemic will refund 100% of the trip and 100% of the insurance
WHO CAN TRAVEL WITH US
All Educator Tours are open to the general public. East County Schools FCU has been the corporate sponsor of this trip since its inception and as such, the trip is largely comprised of members of the East County education community, working and retired, and their friends and families. There is so much FUN on these trips, and such a connection amongst travelers, that many travelers attend year after year. We now sponsor TWO trips a year, instead of just one for that reason. Each trip will have an optional side tour to an educational facility in that area, which contributes to making them a work expense for some. Both trips are through the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, who hosts additional trips throughout the year.
CLASSIC vs. 2.0 TRIPS
The Educator Tour started out visiting the Wonders of The World, and travels have included Greece, Australia, Spain, Ireland, China, Istanbul and more. As the trips have aspired to not repeat locations, the limited spaces fill up, and travelers return year after year to see new places, it became apparent that a second Educator Tour would be warranted. Our President & CEO Steve Devan will host our Educator Tour Classic, traveling to new locations around the world, and the Educator Tour 2.0, hosted by our AVP of Marketing & Business Development Karen Fleck, will travel to favorite locations already traveled to, for those who missed that destinations the first go around. Now you have TWO choices, to join the most fun travel trips around!
Congratulations to our Trip Winner - Karen Gorence in La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools and to David Kinports - our $100 Gift Card winner! As a way of saying “Thank You” to all East County Schools FCU member-owners, we conduct a drawing each year to send a lucky ECSFCU member-owner on one of these two trips. Contest entries were accepted January 4, 2021 - February 8, 2021. Contest Rules
Information Meetings have passed, but please contact Susan Roberts-Egley for a link to the recording of the Zoom Information Meeting you may watch at any time.
East County Schools Federal Credit Union
President & CEO
Information Meeting Reminder/Questions
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Educator Tour Travel Coordinator
*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. 2.00% APY paid on the first $2,500 on deposit. 1.25% APY paid on balances between $2,500 and $5,000. 0.10% APY paid on balances between $5,000 and $10,000. 0.05% APY paid on balances over $10,000. Dividends are calculated daily and compounded and paid monthly. Please refer to our Truth-in-Savings Disclosure for all applicable disclosure information. On any month you do not meet the requirements, you will not be paid a dividend but there is no fee incurred for not meeting the requirements.