Trip Details


What's Included?

  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation with driver and all transfers
  • Full-time professional Academic Expeditions tour educator
  • All supplemental guiding services
  • Lunch included at the Museum Cafe & Dinner at the Navy Pier
  • 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)
  • 24 Hour emergency access number
  • Personalized laser engraved name badges with lanyards
  • Travel Protection 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) coverage to your insurance plan and enroll in our Guaranteed Refund Program – cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 75% of nonrefundable payments or deposits paid to Academic Expeditions, less any refunds provided

*For full details about the travel protection we offer, visit our Insurance page.


Not Included

  • Souvenirs

Meet Your Program Director

Aaron Mertig, Program Director
Contact: Email Aaron / c: +1 917.608.3474

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 weiner dog named Oscar). He was excited to join the Academic Expeditions team as 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.