Frequently Asked Questions

How did the Washington D.C. trip begin?
I had wanted to take the trip for a while, and began looking into companies in September of 2010. I spoke with 4 companies on the phone that offered pretty much the same trip. I then spent 2 incredible hours with Dave from Legacy Tours and Travel one afternoon and he presented this unique experience, and I was sold!

Why did you choose Legacy Tours and Travel as the group to travel with?

There are many educational tour groups out there and I had researched five separate ones.  I was really impressed that Legacy has a great track record with many of the school districts in our area.  After speaking with some of the teachers in this area that lead a similar trip, I decided that Legacy Tours and Travel was the perfect fit for what I had in mind.

Who can go on the trip?
All eighth grade students and their parents are eligible to go on the trip. Both Legacy Tours and I encourage parents to travel with their children. Although this tour is designed for middle/high school aged students, many of the parents that have attended said they learned a great deal of history, as well as had a wonderful time.

How much spending money should I bring?
Plan on budgeting $20 - $30 per day. ($1200 - $300) Many students spend less than $160 for the whole tour. Souvenir purchases & meals will constitute most spending.

What is the difference between a parent traveler and a chaperone?
The chaperones on this trip are adults who have the responsibility of supervising ALL of the students, both on and off the bus. The chaperones on the trip are adults who have prior experiences with large groups of students, and can work as a team to ensure the safety and enjoyment of ALL of the students. A paid adult (parent) is free to enjoy the education and opportunities that the trip offers without the added responsibilities of supervising ALL of the students.

How many meals do we have to pay for?
There are 11 meals included in your trip: 5 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners. You will need to bring both breakfast and lunch from home on the first day of travel. You will need to purchase 9 meals (2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners). There are usually a couple of choices of national chain restaurants at each place. (i.e. McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway, etc...)