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Harker 8th Grade Fall 2022

Expedition: 7 Days, Washington DC & Colonial Virginia

Custom Educational Itinerary

All-Inclusive Pricing

Travel Protection Plan

Historic Footsteps

Colonial Beginnings

Profiles in Leadership


Sat. Oct. 15, 2022
Fri. Oct. 21, 2022


Per Person by Room Occupancy

$1900 Student Quad

Payment Schedule

Your Harker school account will be auto billed for your trip cost with the start of the fall school year.

Contracted prices are based on group size of 44 or more paying participants per motor coach (55 passengers max on each.)  Travelers will be added to the trip roster upon completion of online registration and receipt of deposit payment.

For our cancellation policy and other agreements related to your trip, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.  Our Travel Protection Plan may allow for additional reimbursements in the unexpected event of trip cancellation, interruption, or medical needs (See our Insurance page).

These Terms & Conditions, as well as the details and availability of Travel Protection Plans are covered in the course of the online registration process.

View and Download your Trip Itinerary

*Your itinerary will evolve as the trip nears and more appointments are confirmed. The actual order and flow of non-scheduled sites will likely be adapted before and even during your trip. The above link will always provide you with the latest version of the itinerary as it develops.

Trip Highlights

– Relive the experience of America’s first permanent English colony at the Jamestown Settlement.

– Experience Colonial Williamsburg first-hand by meeting and talking with the shopkeepers, tradesmen, and everyday citizens; visit trade shops to watch the artisans as they create goods used and sold in the Revolutionary City.

– Visit Pamplin Park and Petersburg Battlefield to learn what life was like for the typical Civil War soldier during our Nation’s toughest trial while striving to live up to our founding ideals.

– Explore the Nation’s Capital: stop to take a picture at the White House; pay your respects at Arlington National Cemetery, where Harker students will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Nourish your knowledge through the amazing exhibits of the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall, with visits to the Natural History Museum, American History Museum, Air & Space Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Holocaust Memorial Museum; Marvel at D.C.’s must-see memorials: Lincoln, Jefferson, World War II, Martin Luther King Jr., and Iwo Jima to name a few.

– Meet with Harker Alumni who now live and work in DC and get ideas of how to become civically engaged beyond formal education.

– Enjoy a more festive break from all the historic sites in the evenings with a fun theatrical comedy night and a Dinner Dance Cruise on the Potomac.

…and more!

Trip Inclusions

  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Roundtrip air between departure city (SFO) and destination cities (Washington, DC)
  • Airline baggage fees (1 checked bag per person roundtrip)
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation with driver and all transfers for all days of the trip
  • Premium hotel accommodations for all nights of the trip (Embassy Suites, Williamsburg, 2 nights / Embassy Suites, CC 4 nights)
  • Private professional hotel nighttime security for all hotel nights
  • Full-time professional Academic Expeditions tour educator per motor coach for all days of the trip
  • All supplemental guiding services
  • All meals (6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, & 7 Dinners)
  • Custom designed itinerary
  • All taxes
  • All gratuities (tour leader and driver included; additional gratuity for exceptional service is always appreciated)
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and day/evening activities, including dinner cruise and performances.
  • Custom ceremonial wreath with School name.
  • 24 Hour emergency access number
  • Personalized laser engraved luggage tag and name badges with lanyards
  • Customized Designed Water Bottles
  • Site Visits by Academic Expeditions representative as requested
  • Travel Protection Base Plan providing coverage for Cancellation, Interruption, Missed Connection, Travel Delay, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense, Evacuation, and Baggage Loss/Delay 
  • Option to add Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) benefit to your base insurance plan for $25 – cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 75% of nonrefundable payments or deposits paid to Academic Expeditions, less any refunds provided

Harker 8th Grade Fall 2022

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Contact Us

Meet Your Academic Expeditions Program Director

Isaiah Mosteller | Director of Education, Guide | Email Isaiah

While Isaiah grew up in rural Oklahoma, with a curiosity for the larger world. In college, he earned a BS in Elementary Education and a Masters in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and found opportunities for the global education of travel and cultural exchange, including working in the UK, Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands, recreation work in Japan, and cultural exchanges in Latin America. Such experiences have inspired him to both plan and guide relevant travel experiences for others. Besides leading trips in Eastern US for 20 years, he has also led trips around Europe and Latin America. Isaiah, his wife Kim and son Walker live in Asheville, NC where they enjoy being outdoors, playing music with friends, and partaking in all the local eccentricities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why travel with Academic Expeditions?

Because we care. It’s as simple as that. Our commitment to quality, integrity, and value is the heart of who we are and what we stand for. The level of personalized attention we provide for our groups sets us apart in this industry and is the number one reason why our schools return year after year. Read more on our Why Travel With Us page.

How do you provide safety and security during your trips?

Safety is our highest priority. We work only with the highest quality vendors and will not run a trip if we feel the safety of our clients and guides is compromised. From full-time staff & logistical support, to 24-hr emergency phone access for all travelers, we’ve got you covered. Read more on our Standard Tour Features page.

What if I need to cancel my trip, or substitute another traveler?

We understand that circumstances can change. We always attempt to work with our clients individually and find the best solutions for each situation. All details regarding our cancellation terms or substitution are outlined in the Terms and Conditions when registering for your trip online.

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What to Expect?

Check out this video highlighting the people and places that comprise an Academic Expedition!