First Rate Tours is a travel company with a social cause. Although initially founded for leisure travel, FIrst Rate Tours has evolved to focus primarily on the forward movement of the Black community through education and exposure. We have successfully organized and directed group travel and tours since 1999, impacting and entertaining hundreds of students. Our mission is to deliver on our promise to help our students beat the odds stacked against them, while encouraging self-discovery and a strong sense of pride.
As Owner and Tour Director, Remi Montgomery strives to 'pay it forward' by giving back to the youth in her community. Creatively empowering our leaders of tomorrow, she designs experiences that go beyond what is offered in the typical HBCU Tour.Using her first-hand experience as a former HBCU Tour student and combining that with her passion to uplift her people, she works tirelessly to perfect the HBCU Tour experience. As a result, her tours raise the bar of excellence, always including extras from breakfast and dinner on tour to giveaways and social luncheons before departure.
With every tour, her focus is to: IMPACT the life of every student. PROVIDE real-life opportunities to experience history. ENRICH the pursuit of higher education. PROMOTE Black pride and self-awareness. EXPOSE a world of endless possibilities.
Remi Montgomery understands her purpose and works eagerly to fulfill it. She has a special way of connecting with her students, while simultaneously earning their respect. Her dedication is evident in each and every interaction. Her passion drives her to offer her absolute best. She was chosen to do this, and it shows.
If you're looking for an experience of a lifetime, you've come to the right place! Our HBCU Tours last a week or more, feature visits to several Historically Black Colleges and Civil Rights' Landmarks, include meals, luxury transportation, lodging in beautiful hotels, and admission to selected attractions! We have certified first-aid staff on standby to ensure every student is healthy and safe while on tour.
More than simply touring college campuses; we promote an environment of inclusion, consciousness, social interaction , mental stimulation, unity, and fun! Be exposed. Be equipped. Be empowered. Join our tour today!
SPRING TOUR- REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1ST!
March 31-April 7, 2019 - $669 per student (Payment Plan Available)
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