Making the World a Better Place Through Travel
CLASSES & ADMISSION
14 West Pier
Sausalito, CA 94965
Schedule of Classes
The ITMI Tour Guide / Tour Director Certification Program is 15 days long. Classes are taught in either San Francisco, Seattle (focus on cruise ship employment) Boston or Washington D.C.
- February 13 to 27: SF
- March 27 to April 10: SF
- May 8 to 22: Boston
- July 10 to 24: SF
- September 9 to 23: Seattle / Alaska Cruise Training
- October 9 to 23: Wash D.C.
- November 6 to 20: SF
San Francisco I Seattle I Boston I Washington D.C.
Students come to ITMI classes from throughout the United States, Canada and around the globe. When considering places to stay during your classes in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston or Washington D.C., ITMI works with a local hotel close to the training facility and negotiates special student rates.
For example in San Francisco, keeping in mind location, convenience and budget, our first accommodation recommendation for ITMI students is the Hotel Bijou located in Union Square. Additional housing options close by include the San Francisco Downtown Hostel or the many options found on AirBnB.
Students will receive housing information and a reservation form approximately 6-8 weeks prior to their class date.
The Hotel Bijou is the most unique of all the San Francisco boutique hotels in Union Square. Inspired by San Francisco’s rich cinematic history, the hotel is adorned with classic movie palace designs and dramatic Hollywood portraits. They even have a mini movie theater in their lobby showing a nightly double feature of glamorous San Francisco-based movies.
The cost of a shared hotel room is approximately $77.50 per person, per night, excluding taxes for the full two-week travel-training program. Cost of a single hotel room is approximately $155.00 per person, per night excluding taxes.
San Francisco Downtown Hostel
San Francisco Downtown Hostel is part of Hosteling International's world-wide family of hostels "offering an opportunity to interact with other travelers of any age, culture, background, or experience in a safe environment. HI hostels also provide free or low-cost programs, self-service kitchens, comfortable common rooms, and additional amenities.
HI hostels are the trusted source for quality at a great price because they meet international quality standards for cleanliness, service, and safety." For more information, visit San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Days Inn Washington D.C. Connecticut Avenue
Sleep soundly in your comfortable room, complete with free WiFi, Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses, and 37-inch HDTVs. Indulge in a delicious meal at Tesoro Italian Restaurant, located onsite. Familiar landmarks, such as The White House, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials, are just a short Metro ride away. Explore Smithsonian Institution museums, the Smithsonian National Zoo, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mount Vernon. Hit the links at Rock Creek Public Golf Course. The cost of a shared hotel room is approximately $64.50 per person, per night, excluding taxes for the full two-week travel-training program. Cost of a single hotel room is approximately $129.00 per person, per night excluding taxes.
Airbnb connects local hosts with visitors searching for unique places to stay.
"Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions."
Start your search here: https://www.airbnb.com/s/San-Francisco--CA