It was a fantastic trip and one that students have raved about even until this day. I give a lot of credit to the tour guide for his professionalism and preparedness.
-Marlin M., Teacher

Having now gone on this trip, I would encourage any parent to let their child be included; these students were in excellent care with your company.
-Sandee B., Parent

Everything went great and we are looking forward to our trip next year! Thanks again for all the planning and hard work.
-Mone P., School Admin. Assistant

Academy National made our trip easy and care free from start to finish. I loved that the trip provided an opportunity for history to come alive. The Tour Guide was enthusiastic and fun and helped the students make connections between what they read in their textbooks and where and when California history actually happened.
– Ann B., Teacher

Dear Academy National Tours,

We just wanted to take a moment and share with you our experience on our recent tour of D.C, provided by your company and guided by Allen Ariza. Our son attends Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe and when it came time to book the trip to D.C., we chose to all go as a family. I had attended the Sacramento trip a few years ago with Allen and knew that the D.C. trip would also be a good trip. Needless to say, it was more than good, it was probably one of the best!  Allen’s expertise and professionalism throughout the trip was so evident. We were grateful that we did not need to worry about anything on this trip. Allen made sure that our entire group was well taken care of . From our rooms, to the food,  to the tour, he was constantly checking on all of us. Not only was he able to maintain the interest levels of us parents, as chaperones , but his special stories, made history come alive for our kids. His enthusiasm for history, was infectious. He has an innate ability to make an educational trip, fully balanced with facts, special stories and fun. So much so, that all the kids were saying that it was the best “vacation ever”.  We all came home with a much better understanding of our American history and Founding Fathers. I remember when I was booking the trip and I spoke with Taylor to arrange the finances. She mentioned that it would be a great trip and I thought , “just how good could it be?” Well, in short, with Allen as our guide, it was fantastic. We are so thankful that we were all able to go. It was a trip which we will all remember for a lifetime. And although it is great to be home, we really loved looking forward to all that we were going to learn and experience each day. We would highly recommend the Academy National Tours trip to DC. to anyone!

Thank you to all of you at Academy and a special thank you to our tour guide Allen.


The Setili Family

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