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Welcome from ETA! Thank you for your interest in Educational Travel Adventures. Our team consists of educational tour professionals. Our mission is to provide students and teachers safe, educational, and fun travel experiences outside the classroom that are high quality and affordable. Educational Travel Adventures has been in business for more than twenty years and has planned successful and memorable tours for thousands of student travelers.
Why travel with ETA? ü Educational focus: We offer quality programs that are educational based. ü Best value: You won’t find any hidden costs or unexpected “extras” with our program. Our trips are very reasonable! ü Customized trips: We can help set up an itinerary that will complement the classroom experience by incorporating elements of your curriculum into the tour. ü Trustworthy: We have decades of experience in planning educational tours. We know how important a successful trip is to a teacher or parent planner and we know that your group expects a lot from you and you don’t want them disappointed. Let us do the planning for you! ü Safety: Your safety and enjoyment are our main concerns.
We are proud members of the following organizations: We are active members of the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) and the National Tour Association (NTA), both industry associations of professional tour companies committed to excellence.
Full Service Support The travel professionals of Educational Travel Adventures go to work for you long before your educational trip has begun. Sit back, relax, and let us do the work! • • Educational Travel Adventures Full Service Support includes: SALES SUPPORT COORDINATORS to help you design your perfect tour OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT responsible for the planning and execution of your tour MARKETING DEPARTMENT to gain your students enthusiasm and parent’s trust ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT to handle all registrations and payments -
On-Tour Support Educational Travel Adventures provides unparalleled On-Tour Support: • TOUR MANAGER will meet you when you arrive and stay with you until you - • • depart home – they will bring your destination to life with educational content MAIN OFFICE- provides constant support while you are on your trip, 24 hours a day for emergencies NIGHT SECURITY– if included on your trip proposal, they will monitor the floor that your group is staying on so you may sleep peacefully at night
• • • All Packages Include: Round trip air, train, or bus transportation to Washington, DC Transportation while in Washington, DC Professional Tour Manager with you 24/7 Quality Hotel accommodations in safe areas with quick and easy access to Washington, DC Well balanced meals at a variety of locations ranging from food courts, sit-down restaurants, and dinner theaters daily Free Website- parents can sign up & pay on line with no monthly recurring fees!
Insurance Information • For a minimal cost, you will get the following coverage: can protect the ü Cancel for any reason – investment that you have up to 48 hours prior to put into your trip departure and receive • Without insurance, your 75% of what you have trip is non-refundable! paid into your trip, minus the insurance premium ü Cancel for any medical reason that is covered by the policy – you will receive 100% refund, minus the insurance premium
St. Peter Prince of the Apostle Washington, DC March 2 nd – 7 th , 2017
March 2 nd 2017 You will depart on your flight and upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide at baggage claim. You will board the bus to begin your day. • Lunch at National Air & Space Museum • Visit National Air & Space Museum • Fords Theatre & Petersen House You will – learn about the assassination of President Lincoln as you visit Ford's Theatre and the Petersen House. If available, you will attend a park ranger lecture inside theatre and see where the President was shot. You will learn the story about John Wilkes Booth and why he shot the President. Then you will continue to the Petersen House where President Lincoln was taken and eventually passed away. • Dinner at Hard Rock Café • Visit Air Force Memorial • Visit 9/11 Memorial at Pentagon • Check into hotel
March 3 rd 2017 You will have breakfast and board the bus to begin your day. • White House Photo Stop and. Guided Tour - the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States and it was first occupied by John Adams in 1800. You will have a chance to see the North Front of the White House from Lafayette Park where you can take photos and enjoy the view. • Holocaust Museum– This is America's national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust History and it serves as our country's memorial to the millions murdered during the Holocaust. • Bureau of Engraving & Printing you'll see millions of dollars being – printed as you walk along the gallery overlooking the production floor. • Lunch at the Capitol Building • Tour at the Capitol Building - you will see the visitors center and exhibits about the legislative branch of our government. You will then see a short film about the Capitol before taking a guided tour into the rotunda. • Supreme Court • Dinner at Georgetown University Dining Hall • Guided Tour of Vietnam, Lincoln, Korean, and WWII Memorials • You will return to your hotel.
March 4 th 2017 You will have breakfast and board the bus to begin your day. • Arlington National Cemetery and Wreath Laying Ceremony – you will take a tour and see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the Challenger Memorial and the Kennedy Grave Sites. • Iwo Jima Memorial • Visit the Washington National Cathedral • Free time at Smithsonian. Museums • Lunch at American History Museum • National Archives - see the rotunda where some of our most important documents are stored. You will see an original copy of the U. S. Constitution and an original copy of the Declaration of Independence • National Law Enforcement Memorial • Dinner at Carmines • Guided Tour of FDR, Jefferson, and MLK Memorials • You will return to the hotel.
March 5 th 2017 You will have breakfast and board the bus to begin your last day. • Mount Vernon with Lunch Voucher the home of our – first president. You will have a chance to see the film at the visitors center and then tour the home and grounds of the estate. A voucher will be included for lunch at the cafeteria. • Visit Washington Monument • Free time at Smithsonian. Museums - free time to explore the Smithsonian Museums of your choice such as the National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of American History and the American Art Museum. • Basilica of the National. Shrine - This is the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and one of the largest churches in the world. Though it is distinctly American, it rivals some of the great sanctuaries of Europe. • Mass at the Basilica of National Shrine • Performance at Millennium Stage/ Kennedy Center • Fresh Mex Dinner at Chevy’s • You will return to your hotel
March 6 th 2017 You will have breakfast, check out of the hotel, and board the bus to begin your last day. • Gettysburg Visitor Center The Cyclorama, Film and – Museum Experience at the center includes the film narrated by Morgan Freeman, A New Birth of Freedom (sponsored by The History Channel); • Gettysburg Battlefield Tour Fought during the first – three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War having occurred at a time when the fate of the nation literally hung in the balance. • Lunch at Dobbin House Tavern • A Visit with Mr. Lincoln - an actor and historian will speak to you and your group as Mr. Lincoln. You'll hear a monologue and then have a chance to ask questions • Valley Forge National Historic Park - You'll take a tour of Valley Forge National Park, the site of the 1777 -78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. • Drive to Philly • Dinner with $15 cash allotment • Founding Fathers Presentation • Check in to hotel
March 7 th 2017 You will have breakfast, check out of the hotel, and board the bus to begin your last day. • Benjamin Franklin Museum Explore Franklin's life – and character in the Benjamin Franklin Museum. The museum features artifacts, computer animations, and interactive displays. • Liberty Bell Pavilion In 1915, the bell came home to – Philadelphia, where it now silently reminds us of the power of liberty. For more than 200 years people from around the world have felt the bell's message. • Independence Hall • National Constitution Center– you'll see a multimedia presentation about the US Constitution and have time to view the exhibits. In Signers' Hall you'll see life size bronze statues of all the signers of the Constitution. • Lunch at The National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House– This building was generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American Flag. Several of her surviving family members, including daughters, grandchildren and a niece said that this was the location of the legendary event. • Drive to the airport for your return flight home
Website Instructions Please go to our regular website: www. etadventures. com You will choose the option for "My Login" on that screen. Then, you will need to enter the Login ID and Password. Login ID: stpeter 17 Regular Password: wastrip 17 You will then click on “Reserve My Spot”. It will ask you a series of questions. After answering the questions, you will have the opportunity to pay by credit card, debit card, or a check. If you have any questions concerning the website, you can always call 866 -273 -2500, press -0 - and someone can assist you.
We look forward to working with you! EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL ADVENTURES 4400 Route 9 South, Suite 1000 Freehold, New Jersey 07728 Toll Free: (866) 273 -2500 Fax: (732) 303 -9288 Email: [email protected] com Website: http: //www. etadventures. com