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Kualapuu Charter School 2023

Expedition: 11 Days – Washington DC, Colonial Williamsburg, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston

Custom Itinerary

All-Inclusive Pricing

Travel Protection Plan

Walk in Historic Footsteps

Exploring our Deep and Diverse Roots

Profiles in Leadership

The Great American Melting Pot

Quest for a Sustainable Independence

Rebels and Redcoats


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Saturday, May 20, 2023


Per Person by Hotel Room Occupancy

$3900 Quad Occupancy

Plus $50 Optional Insurance Coverage

Payment Schedule

$200 Deposit due Upon Registration

The remaining balance will be maintained according to the following dates/increments: 5/6/22 – 10%, 6/3/22 – 20%, 7/1/22 – 30%, 8/5/22 – 40%, 9/2/22 – 50%, 10/7/22 – 60%, 11/4/22 – 70%, 12/2/22 – 80%, 1/6/23 – 90%, 2/3/23 – 100%

Contracted prices are based on group size of 30 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

  • Discover Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown in person.
  • Experience colonial life first-hand at Colonial Williamsburg.
    Explore the Nation’s Capital: see the heart of Capitol Hill, home to the U.S. Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress; stop to take a picture at the White House; pay your respects at Arlington National Cemetery; visit Mount Vernon, George and Martha
  • Washington’s beautiful home and plantation; nourish your knowledge through the exhibits of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall; visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a living memorial to the Holocaust; marvel at D.C.’s must-see monuments.
  • Discover Philadelphia: see the Liberty Bell, climb the Rocky Steps, visit the Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution.
  • Have a taste of the Big Apple: take in the views of the Manhattan Skyline from the One World Trade Observatory; visit the Statue of Liberty &Ellis Island, the two great symbols of America as the land of opportunity and freedom; marvel at the bright lights of Times Square; stroll through
    the alleys of the green heart of Manhattan, Central Park; make a reverent visit at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum; experience the excitement of seeing a Broadway show.
  • See Boston by land & water with Boston Duck Tours; walk the Freedom Trail; visit Lexington and Concord, spark of the American Revolution; tour Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox
    …and more!

Trip Inclusions

  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Roundtrip air between departure city (Molokai) and destination cities (DC/Boston) – estimated at $1,100; final pricing will be adjusted when airfare becomes available
  • All airline baggage fees (1 checked bag per person round trip)
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation with driver and all transfers
  • Premium hotel accommodations (9 nights)
  • Full-time professional Academic Expeditions tour educator per motor coach (10 days)
  • All supplemental guiding services
  • All meals (9 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 9 Dinner)
  • Custom designed itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and day/evening activities
  • 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
  • Broadway Show, Red Sox Game if available
  • 24 Hour emergency access number
  • Personalized laser engraved luggage tags and name badges with lanyards
  • Comprehensive Accident, Medical, Liability, and Travel Protection/Cancellation/Interruption Insurance

Kualapuu Charter School 2023

Safe & Easy Booking and Payments

24 Hour Trip Support

Accredited Academic Educational Provider

Contact Us

Meet Your Academic Expeditions Program Director

Aaron Mertig | Program Director, Guide | Email Aaron

Aaron, one of our program directors

Aaron grew up in very rural northern Wisconsin, an hour south of Lake Superior. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After teaching middle school Social Studies for six years, he successfully transitioned to tour guiding which became his love. After being a tour director for 10 plus years, which included being a licensed guide in Washington, DC, he was seeking some balance in his life (and so were his four kids and their wiener dog named Oscar). He was excited to join the Academic Expeditions team as a Director of Program Development and share his passion of lifelong learning coupled with his love of traveling. Aaron and his kids currently reside in Hudson, WI, just outside the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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!