Eva Jordan-Johnson

Jordan Travel Enterprise

Underground Railroad

Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 17, 2022
Detroit-PA-Wash.DC
 
Underground Railroad Trek!
Travel from Detroit to Washington, D.C.
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
Departing June 12, 2022

 

 

 

 

Travel to the American East and immerse yourself in its music, art, food, and stories, while meeting locals, exploring the sights, and hearing moving first-hand stories from the Underground Railroad Passage.

Meet activists, experience real-life re-enactments of the original Underground Railroad passage, visit museums, devour delicious cuisine, and pay your respects on this vibrant cultural, emotional, and memorable journey.

 

 

Highlights:

  • Detroit: Get acquainted with the city during an orientation tour. Visit the Underground Railroad Living Museum to experience a real-life re-enactment of the original underground railroad.
  • Cincinnati: Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. See John Parker's house, a former slave and abolitionist. Visit Harriet Beech Stowe's Slavery to Freedom Museum.
  • Pittsburgh: Sightseeing with a Local Expert highlighting African American historic sites, including Martin Delany's house and Freedom Corner. Visit the From Slavery to Freedom exhibit at the Heinz History Center.
  • Washington D.C.: Sightseeing with a Local Expert of African American sites including Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Duke Ellington's residence, Club Bali, and more. Visit the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 


 

What's included in this trip:

  • 5 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing                                                           
  • Luxury air-continued coach with WiFi 
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted 

(Hotels listed to be used as a guide only and are subject to availability.

If the quoted hotel is unavailable, we will secure another hotel in the same category)

  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences (supplement) and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An Expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges, and local taxes

 

 

 


 

What's not included:

  • International, domestic, and internal airfares
  • Travel insurance and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts
  • No early check-in/late checkout included
  • Well Being Director, may be added at a supplemental rate

 


 

Itinerary:

 

DAY 1: June 12, 2022

Welcome to Detroit

On arrival to Detroit airport, be transferred as a group to your hotel. (Private transfers available at a supplement). Enjoy free time to start exploring and perhaps visit the Charles H. Wright Museum, housing the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African-American culture; and/or the Ford Museum's "With Liberty and Justice for All", where you may explore the proud and often painful evolution of American freedom, from the Revolutionary War through the struggle for civil rights, in this ground-breaking exhibit.  This afternoon, join your Travel Director for an orientation of the city before heading to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

 

Meal: Welcome Dinner with wine

Hotel: MGM Grand Detroit or similar

 

DAY 2: June 13, 2022

Underground Railroad Living Museum

After breakfast this morning we’ll visit the Underground Railroad Living Museum. Experience a real life reenactment of the original Underground Railroad passage with wristbands as shackles and your conductor leading you to freedom. Then after time for lunch on your own we’ll travel to Cincinnati for our next overnight stay.

The Underground Railroad Living Museum Flight to Freedom Tour is a "storytelling" re-enactment of the original Underground Railroad passage that operated between 1840 and 1863.  On tour, visitors will be shackled with wrist bands at the entrance of the tour and begin their journey by entering through the"Door of No Return," on Goree Island in Africa.  As this journey begins, visitors transform into passengers on the Underground Railroad and are led to freedom by a conductor.  Passengers hide from bounty hunters, cross the Ohio "Deep" river, take retreat in a safe house in Indiana, which Abolitionist Levi Coffin owns.  Finally, passengers move to "Midnight", the code name for Detroit, and take safe haven at the First Congressional Church of Detroit before moving on to Canada and "Freedom".

Meal: Breakfast

Hotel: Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown or similar

 

DAY 3: June 14, 2022

The Abolitionists Trail

We’ll start our day with a visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Learn about modern-day slavery and human trafficking at the Invisible: Slavery Today exhibit. Learn about abolitionists John Parker and John Rankin during the Brothers of the Borderland film. Then it’s off to see the former house of John Parker, a former slave and abolitionist who helped hundreds of escaped slaves as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. See John Rankin’s House who assisted over 2,000 fugitives along the Underground Railroad. Continue to the Harriet Beech Stowe, Slavery to Freedom Museum. It was here that Harriet Beech Stowe witnessed a slave auction which prompted her to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin and she has since left a legacy as an antislavery author. Continue to Pittsburgh for our overnight stay. Dinner is at your hotel tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Hotel Dinner

Hotel: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel or similar

 

DAY 4: June 15, 2022

Pennsylvania

This morning we’ll see many of Pittsburgh African American Historic Sites with our step on Local Expert. See Martin Delany’s house who was an active abolitionist in the 1800s, the first African-American in the Civil War, one of the first African- Americans admitted to Harvard Medical School and publisher of The Mystery, a newspaper for blacks. Stop at Freedom Corner where many rallies, protests and parades took place for the African-American community. With Western Pennsylvania being a major passage for the enslaved we will have an opportunity to see many of the underground railroad sites along our route.

Continue to the Heinz History Center where we’ll visit the award winning exhibit, From Slavery to Freedom. We then continue east to Blairsville where we’ll visit the Underground Railroad history center for a self-guided tour. Continue to Washington D.C. and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast

Hotel: Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown or similar, 2 nights

 

DAY 5: June 16, 2022

Historic Washington D.C.

Join your Local Expert this morning to see the historic and monumental sites of African American heritage in this nation’s capital. Stop to see the Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.  Along our route we’ll see Duke Ellington’s residence, Howard Theater, George Bell’s School Site, Arena Stage - Club Bali and home to Jazz era icons and the Frederick Douglass Cedar House Residence.

Continue to the National Museum of African American History & Culture for a guided visit and learn about the heritage and history in our nation, from slavery & segregation to culture & arts, to civil rights & activism. Spend some time exploring the museum at your own pace, then enjoy the remainder of the day as you please.

Meal: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: June 17, 2022

Depart Washington, D.C.

A morning group transfer will take you to Dulles International Airport or Reagan National Airport for your flight home. (Private transfers available at a supplement). Alternatively, extend your journey with the Civil Rights Trail add on trip.

Meal: Breakfast

 

 

 

 


 

Terms and Conditions:

 

Deposit: 

A Non-refundable deposit in the amount of $400 per person / double occupancy is due at the time of booking or by July 7, 2021.  Space is limited and will sell out early.  It is best to deposit early to reserve your space.

 

Final Payment: Due by March 11, 2022.

 

Prices are based on charges, taxes, and levies current at the time of booking and may change if there are significant changes in taxes, charges, or levies imposed by any government or its agencies.

 

"Plan-to-Go” Payment Plan:

Jordan Travel Enterprise " Plan-to-Go " payment plan makes it possible for you to afford a dream vacation with manageable monthly payments. The way our program works is simple – you spread the payments out over time. The size of the payment and the number of payments will depend on how much time exists between the first deposit on your trip and the date the final payment is due. 

 

We accept reservations and payments according to two schedules:

  • Payment in full at the time of booking - You may pay in full at booking. No future payments will be needed unless you later modify your reservations.
  • "Plan to Go" Payment Plan: Payments over time (monthly) with final payment due by the date stated on the Invoice and booking page.   

 


 
Cancellation Policy and Fees:
 

JORDAN TRAVEL ENTERPRISE CANCELATION POLICY:

 

Although Jordan Travel Enterprise does not charge for booking your travel; monitor the sales and decrease your cost, if applicable; watch for cost savings; look up excursions that are best suited for you; print travel documents with detailed instructions, etc.; assist with booking your air and pre/post hotel(s), there are cancellation fees that you are responsible for to cover the fee for services rendered.   

 

All cancellations must be received in writing. In addition to the supplier's cancellation policy and fees that may apply, Jordan Travel Enterprise will apply a $50 per person administrative service fee to all cancellations. Most cancellation fees are covered under the travel insurance policy if you cancel for a covered reason.

 

Pre/Post Accommodation(s): Between 14 days and the day of departure, 100% of accommodation cost.

 

Refunds: No refund is available if cancellations occur after the tour has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, meals, or any other services not utilized.

Itinerary Changes & Tour Cancellation: Jordan Travel Enterprise reserves the right to vary itineraries should circumstances dictate, as well as cancel or reschedule any tour departure following operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Hotels listed are to be used as a guide only unless specified as confirmed. Confirmed hotels are subject to change beyond our control. In this situation, we will arrange an alternative property as similar as possible. The advertised tours require minimum numbers to depart. Should these not be met, Jordan Travel Enterprise reserves the right to cancel arrangements.

 

Amendments: A fee of $150 may apply to any change made to your booking once confirmed.

 

Travel Insurance: Jordan Travel Enterprise requires that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance.  All guests will have to accept or deny Travel Insurance on the online form that we will send to you with the travel information.

 

Rooming Arrangements: Single and Triple rooms are limited. An additional supplement may apply. Triple rooms are on a request basis and will be subject to availability at the applicable confirmed hotels.

 

CANCELATION FEES: 

  • More than 65 days before departure: loss of deposits
  • Between 65 & 31 days before departure: 30% of total tour cost
  • Between 30 & 08 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 07 days & day of departure: 100% of total tour cost

 


 

 

 

Travel Protection:

 

Travel protection is strongly recommended, and you will have to sign a waiver if you decline insurance.

 

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Travel Protection plans help protect your trip payment should the unexpected occur, allowing you the flexibility to cancel your trip for ANY reason, up to 24 hours before departure. Depending on the plan you select, you’re eligible for either a Future Travel Certificate or a mix of 60% cash-back insurance benefit with a 20% Future Travel Certificate.   Both plans include additional coverage for COVID-19.*

 

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Available Packages

Underground Railroad - Double Room (Two Beds) - Double Occupancy (Two People)
Unavailable as of July 31, 2021

$3,500.00
Deposit: $400.00

PRICES ARE PER PERSON - DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$400 PER PERSON NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AT TIME OF BOOKING