Optional Additional Tours

Travel Places is the travel provider to the UK Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree. you are one of those who has signed up to one of the seven amazing optional travel opportunities covering the USA, Canada and Mexico for IST, we are sure you will have an amazing time. Check out the Brochure for details about the tours here. You can find out more about Scouting and Travel Places here

IST choosing Option C will have time between the Jamboree finishing and the Additional Tours starting and will need to make their own way to Washington DC, to join their Additional Tour. Further information about each tour is available at Travel Places website.

All of the additional 5-night tours depart Washington DC on Monday 5th August, after the UK Contingent IST Post Event. Please note that, following your tour, most US–UK return flights operate overnight, so please check your chosen tour itinerary to see how this may impact your travel plans (departure and arrival airports, dates of travel etc.), especially those IST who are considering organising their own travel arrangements to and from the USA.

All additional tours will start in Washington DC when the IST Post Event ends. Those choosing Option C, will need to make their own way from the Jamboree site to meet the group in Washington DC by Monday 5th August 2019. The exit point will be the city where the tour ends as per the itinerary. Those choosing options C or D will be responsible for making their own way from the city where the tour ends to their chosen departure airport. For those on Option A this travel will be arranged by Travel Places.


Friends and Family…

We listened and heard you may want to share your additional tour with family. We have opened up the IST additional tours to friends and family members of the IST. There is an opportunity to register your interest on the booking portal.

Please note that spaces will be allocated to IST members first and then we will contact those that have indicated an interest to confirm if an additional place for your nominated non-IST family member or friend can be allocated. As this is an adult tour the minimum age of any tour member should be 14 years old and minors must be accompanied.

Any additional tour bookings for family and friends will need flights booked and confirmed, as the prices quoted in the brochure are for the ground package only. Travel Places can book these for you so they match up with the rest of the groups travel plans once the flights are in system range 11 to 12 months before departure.

Once Travel Places have confirmed that your friend or family member can join the tour they will add this to your own additional tour booking. You will be able to log onto the booking portal and pay the £100.00 deposit for these additional places.


Bay views, giant sequoias, desert vistas and neon nights – go west!

Price per person: From £829. More details available here


Thrills, squeals, air boats & Art Deco in the Sunshine State

Price per person: From £824. More details available here


From Elvis to Jonny via B.B. musical memories are made in Tennessee

Price per person: From £844. More details available here


From Back Bay, Boston to the heart of the Big Apple

Price per person: From £799. More details available here


Stunning cities, thundering waters, 1000 Islands topped off with maple syrup

Price per person: From £624. More details available here


Enjoy the Mayan marvels and white sand beaches of the mighty Yucatan Peninsula

Price per person: From £774. More details available here


Holy cities, pyramids, Aztec heritage and culinary delights to suit all tastes

Price per person: From £434. More details available here



The deadline for booking has now passed. Those who have signed up for tours will be contacted separately by Travel Places about the next steps.

Where a tour became full and a waiting list was put in place, Travel Places will be taking a decision on whether they are able to run the tour for those on the waiting list. If you are one of those affected, Travel Places will be in contact to let you know if the tour can go ahead. If the tour cannot go ahead you will be offered an alternative tour or a refund of your deposit.

Your balance payment must be completed by 30th April 2019. You will be able to make payment contributions at any time through the Travel Places booking portal here.

The tours will be based on twin share – two people sharing a room (separate beds). You will be given the opportunity later in the year to pick who you would like to share with. However if you do not know who you would like to share with, you will be matched up with someone of the same gender and a similar age, where possible. Additional Tours are organised and managed by Travel Places, who will take responsibility for your booking.

All tours will start with a flight from Washington to the designated start point on Monday 5th August.  These flights will not be in system booking range until approximately 11 months before departure. As we do not have confirmed flight costs at this stage all tours are advertised as a FROM price until September 2018.

Got more questions?

Can’t find the answer to your burning questions? Check out our Additional Tours FAQs for further information.

If you cannot find the answer to your question Travel Places are happy to answer your queries either by email or phone: 01903 832861. You can find out more about the Travel Places team here

Although these optional Additional Tours are available to all UK Contingent IST (selecting Options A, C and D), they are not organised by the UK Contingent. Support and assistance for participants on the Additional Tours switches to Travel Places and their appointed suppliers. Please direct any queries relating to the Additional Tours to Travel Places, as the IST Support team will not be able to answer these.