Why Travel With Us?
There are many reasons why you should travel with Academic Expedtions. Here are a few of our clients' favorites:
- Fully Customized Tour Development
We work with you to create a fully customized itinerary that meets your group’s specific needs. We'll put our expertise to work on your behalf to make sure your experience truely is your own. We know that every group is unique and we always treat them as such.
- Safe and Secure Travel – Safety is our # 1 priority
Our multi-level safety network insures that your student’s safety is our number one priority. Our company safety plan includes a 24 hour emergency assistance number that is listed on the back of each student’s ID name tag (provided by Academic Expeditions) and private nighttime security at each of our lodgings. We also include one of the most comprehensive travel protection policies in the industry. With this network in place, you can be assured peace of mind while your students are traveling.
- Outstanding Educational Content
Travelers are provided with informative and relevant educational resources prior to each tour. This content is then brought to life during the Expedition through lively and exciting programming designed to encourage higher order thinking through experiential learning. Specially designed hands on learning programs, reenactments, and live presentations given by historical figures and local experts are all part of this learning experience. It is our goal to provide your students with an opportunity of a lifetime and to open the door to lifelong learning, inspiration and discovery through travel.
- Expert Expedition Leaders
Our professional Expedition Leaders, many of who are current and experienced educators, will help students experience history in fresh and exciting ways. The stories they hear, the places they visit and people they en- counter will help transform history into something students experience and understand firsthand for themselves. Your full time Expedition Leader is committed to your complete satisfaction and is with your group for the entire duration of your tour.
- Premium Accommodations and Amenities
All of our Expeditions use only premium hotel properties (Marriott, Sheraton, and Hilton just to name a few). We choose properties that are in the heart of the cities and destinations visited. The meals offered by Academic Expeditions always include a hot breakfast buffet served at the hotel, full lunch and a well- balanced, tasty dinner at a local restaurant or historical Inn.
- All-Inclusive Tour Pricing
At Academic Expeditions, we never try to add hidden fees; the pricing for all of our tours is all-inclusive. Your Expedition price includes roundtrip airfare, deluxe motor coach transportation, premium hotel accommodations, three wholesome and delicious meals a day, a full time (24/7) Expedition Leader, admission to all activities and educational programming, evening activities such as theatrical productions and sports events, professional nighttime security, all gratuities, high quality backpacks and name badges, color photo- graphs and a comprehensive travel insurance program. For more specifics on what comes standard in all our tours, please visit our Standard Expeditions Features page.
- Professional Affiliations
We are incorporated in New York State as an S corporation filed as Academic Expeditions, Inc.® We are proud to be a member in good standing of the National Tour Association (NTA) the Student Youth Tour Association (SYTA), the American Bus Association (ABA), Washington D.C. Guild of Tour Guides, and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN). We also hold a California Department of Justice Seller of Travel certification number.
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