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 (5 days)
  • Premium hotel accommodations (2 nights)
  • Custom designed itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and day/evening activities
  • Full-time professional Academic Expeditions Tour Educator
  • All supplemental guiding services
  • All Meals (3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • All taxes
  • All gratuities (Tour Leader and Driver included, additional gratuity for exceptional service always appreciated)
  • Private professional hotel night time security (2 nights)
  • 24 Hour emergency access number
  • Personalized laser engraved luggage tags and name badges with lanyards
  • Customized floral wreath for Wreath Laying at Arlington
  • Comprehensive Accident, Medical, Liability, and Travel Protection/Cancellation/Interruption Insurance*
  • Cancel for Any Reason Insurance (CFAR) – cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 75% refund

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

Not Included

  • Souvenirs:)

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 Bachelors 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 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.