Caroline E. Janney, Professor of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau Center for Civil War History
Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War Emeritus
$1,999 per person, double occupancy, land only.
A limited number of single rooms are available for a supplement of $299 to the per person.
Join Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney for a trip to Gettysburg that offers a splendid opportunity to explore critical aspects of the most pivotal era in United States history. On the 6,000-acre battlefield, we will explore a storied military landscape that features such iconic places as Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, Cemetery Ridge, and the Peach Orchard. These places remind us that mundane fields, woods, and ripples in the 19th-Century farmscape took on profound meaning for the generation that waged the Civil War and for succeeding generations who sought to understand the combatants’ experience. Because Gettysburg’s 1,500 monuments represent the most extensive collection of outdoor sculpture in the world, we will use artworks and their inscriptions to examine how Americans have chosen to interpret the conflict. At the National Cemetery, we will discuss Abraham Lincoln and the most quoted political speech in our nation’s history, while the Shriver House and its exhibits will feature the trauma of civilians caught in the maelstrom of military conflict. This trip will serve as a powerful reminder of how the United States grappled with its most profound political and social divisions, waged its most all-encompassing war, and emerged as a republic that would play a central economic, diplomatic, and military role in the following century.
Caroline E. Janney, Professor of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau Center for Civil War History
Carrie, a graduate of the University of Virginia, has worked as a historian for the National Park Service and taught at Purdue University and UVA. An active public lecturer, she has given presentations at locations across the globe. She is a speaker with the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship program and a recipient of the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts. She serves as a co-editor of the University of North Carolina Press’s Civil War America Series and is the past president of the Society of Civil War Historians. She has published five books, most recently Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation and Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia (both University of North Carolina Press).
Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War Emeritus
Gary is a nationally recognized expert on the Civil War and beloved undergraduate teacher. He graduated from Adams State College of Colorado and earned his MA and Ph.D in history from The University of Texas-Austin. Before teaching at U.Va., Dr. Gallagher was a professor of history at Penn State University.
Active in historic preservation, Dr. Gallagher was a founder and first president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and twice served on the board of the Civil War Trust. He also has a large following outside the academy through his acclaimed courses on the Civil War widely available through The Great Courses. He is the author or editor of more than 40 books, including The Confederate War, The Union War, and the forthcoming The Enduring Civil War: Exploring the Great American Crisis.
Day 1 - April 30, 2020
Arrive in Gettysburg
Gather in the late afternoon at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel, where you will meet fellow UVA alumni, expert leaders, and local hosts. Enjoy an overview of our itinerary and a Welcome Reception before settling in for a good night’s rest in this historic region.
Meals: Welcome Reception
Day 2 - May 1, 2020
Lee's Second Invasion of the North and Two Days of Action at Gettysburg
A full day on the battlefield, with attention to the background of the campaign and the action on July 1 and 2. This morning, venture to Gettysburg National Military Park and visit key sites relating to fighting on day one. Stops will include McPherson’s Ridge, Oak Hill, and Barlow’s Knoll and will illuminate the dire situation Union forces faced by the end of the first day.
Enjoy a picnic lunch before examining the hard-fought action in the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, and Little Round Top on July 2. Heavy action blunted Confederate attacks and set up a third day of action. After a moving day on the battlefield, return to the Gettysburg Visitor Center for an exclusive after-hours event. Begin with the Gettysburg Cyclorama, immerse in the post-war art piece depicting the pivotal Pickett’s Charge. Enjoy a private tour and explore the exhibits at the Gettysburg Museum of the Civil War. Continue your engaging conversations over a private dinner at the Visitor Center, right outside of the Cyclorama and among historic artifacts.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - May 2, 2020
Pickett's Charge and Union Victory
After breakfast at the hotel, return to the battlefield to explore the action that took places late on July 2 and on July 3. Stops will include Culp’s Hill, Seminary Ridge, and Cemetery Ridge and will feature a walk across the fields traversed by Pickett’s Charge.
The afternoon will include lunch on your own at a local eatery and then a stop at the Shriver House to see the civilian perspective of the war years, or as Mary Todd Lincoln put it, the “clouds and darkness that surround us.” Be welcomed with an exclusive pre-opening tour of the living history museum at the home of George and Hettie Shriver and their two daughters. Later, take a stroll down the charming streets of Gettysburg. Return to the heart of town for our Farewell Dinner with local historical musicians who can elaborate on the role of song during the conflict.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4 - May 3, 2020
Gettysburg In Historical Memory
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before returning to the battlefields for a lecture at the Soldier’s National Cemetery. Here, on November 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered his famous Address. Among the solemn rows of headstones, many marking the final resting places of unknown dead, gain a unique appreciation for the sacrifices of the soldiers.
Check-out from the hotel and return home with a deeper understanding of how this pivotal time in our history still impacts today.
• Wyndham Gettysburg– 3 nights
• Breakfast Daily; 1 picnic lunch; 3 dinners; a reception
$1,999 per person, double occupancy, land only
A limited number of single rooms are available for a supplement of $299 to the per person price.
• All activities, sightseeing, and entry fees listed in the itinerary.
• Accommodations as described in the itinerary.
• All meals listed in the itinerary.
• Transportation by private, motor coach, as well as transfers for the group as appropriate.
• Bottled water during all excursions.
• Comprehensive cultural information and reading materials.
• The services of an Insider Expeditions tour manager.
• All gratuities for participants and staff to cover drivers, wait staff at group meals, guides, and tour directors.
Does not include:
• Flights and airport transfers to and from the airport.
• Expenses of a personal nature (including cab fares, laundry and other personal items, room service charges, passport application fees).
• Travel insurance (we strongly advise that each participant arrange for their own travel insurance).
• Food and beverage other than that specified in the itinerary.
• Medical expenses.
• Costs associated with trip interruption or modification due to weather, travel conditions, political/civil disputes, medical emergencies or other causes beyond our control.
• Anything not specifically listed as included.
How to Register
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A deposit of $200 per person is required to reserve your spot. Final invoicing will be done approximately 6 months prior to departure. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure.
Deposits can be made via check or credit card.
Final payment must be paid by check.
Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.
General Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read and understand the conditions of booking set out below, as they affect your legal rights and responsibilities. University of Virginia Alumni and Parent Travel Programs (“UVA”) is working with Insider Expeditions LLC (“Insider”) for tour operation support on the program. Insider is your primary contact for this trip and you should contact them to the extent you have any questions, requests, or complaints.
1. OUR CONTRACT
By booking a trip with us you are deemed to have agreed to these Booking Conditions and your booking will be accepted by us on this basis.
Dates, itineraries and prices for this program are valid only for the University of Virginia Alumni and Parent Travel Programs: A Nation Divided in April and May 2020. Beyond 2020 dates, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
3. DEPOSIT REQUIREMENT
You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.
4. YOUR DETAILS
In order for us to confirm your travel arrangements you must provide all requested details. Necessary details include any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements.
5. CANCELLATION BY THE TRAVELER
The UVA trip deposit is non-refundable. If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. Your final invoice will be due no later than December 31, 2019. Payment after this date may result in your space being lost to another traveler. Cancellation after this period incurs cancellation fees. All payments are non-transferable. All room single supplements are non-refundable once requested and paid.
If you cancel…
After RSVP until the final payment is charged – deposit is non-refundable
Thereafter, until 120 days before trip (December 31, 2019) – the cancellation fee is 25% of total trip cost.
Thereafter, until 90 days before trip (January 30, 2020) – the cancellation fee is 50% of total trip cost.
Thereafter, until 60 days before trip (February 29, 2020) – the cancellation fee is 75% of total trip cost.
Thereafter, until the trip (April 29, 2020) – the cancellation fee is 100% of total trip cost (non-refundable).
If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made. To protect your investment, we strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and baggage insurance in advance of your trip.
6. PRESONAL INFORMATION
Please ensure the information you’ve provided in the web form is correct. UVA and Insider will not be responsible for omissions or errors if not brought to Insider’s attention immediately.
7. CANCELLATION BY US
The itinerary presented for this tour is subject to modiﬁcation and change by UVA and Insider. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the program as planned; however, should unforeseen world events and conditions require the itinerary to be altered, UVA and Insider reserve the right to do so for the safety and best interest of the group. Any extra expenses incurred in this situation are the responsibility of the participant.
UVA and Insider reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time if due to external events it is not viable to operate the planned itinerary. If your trip is canceled you may transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund, less any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.
All activities, sightseeing, and entry fees listed in the itinerary.
Accommodations as described in the itinerary.
All meals listed in the itinerary.
Transportation by private, air-conditioned motor coach, as well as transfers for the group as appropriate.
Bottled water during all excursions.
Comprehensive cultural information and reading materials.
The services of an Insider Expeditions tour manager.
All gratuities for participants and staff to cover drivers, wait staff at group meals, guides, and tour directors.
Transportation to and from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Expenses of a purely personal nature (including cab fares, laundry and other personal items, room service charges).
Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance.
Travel insurance (we strongly advise that each participant arrange for their own travel insurance).
Food and beverage other than that specified in the itinerary.
Costs associated with trip interruption or modification due to weather, travel conditions, political/civil disputes, medical emergencies or other causes beyond our control.
10. AGE + HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Minimum General Policy: All travelers must be at least 18 years of age by the date of travel.
Maximum General Policy: We have no upper age limit though we remind you that passengers must ensure that they are suitably fit to allow full participation.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and baggage insurance through a company of your choice. We are happy to provide recommend providers and plans for you.
You appreciate and acknowledge that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and you should allow for alternatives. The itinerary provided for each trip is representative of the types of activities contemplated, but it is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events.
13. CHANGE OF ITINERARY
While we endeavor to operate all trips as described, we reserve the right to change the trip itinerary.
Before departure: If we make a major change we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before departure.
Departure: UVA and Insider are not responsible for any charges incurred concerning onward flights, if your transportation to or from Gettysburg is missed by you, or delayed, for any reason.
After departure: We reserve the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or events outside of our control.
14. AUTHORITY ON TOUR
Our group trips are run by a group leader. The decision of the group leader is final on all matters likely to affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip. If you fail to comply with a decision made by a group leader, or interfere with the well-being or mobility of the group, the group leader may request for you to leave the trip immediately, with no right of refund. You must at all times comply with the laws, customs, and drug regulations of Gettysburg, PA.
15. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
You acknowledge that the nature of the trip is adventurous and participation involves a degree of personal risk. You will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in our daily lives. We use information from government foreign departments and reports from our own contacts in assessing whether the itinerary should operate. However, it is also your own responsibility to acquaint yourself with all possible relevant travel information and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge that your decision to travel is made in light of consideration of this information and you accept that you are aware of the personal risks attendant upon such travel.
16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We contract with a network of companies, government agencies and individuals to assist in the running of our trips as agent for these third parties. We are not responsible for the acts and omissions of these third parties.
To the fullest extent permitted by law:
• Any liability for any loss, death, injury or damage which you may suffer (directly or indirectly) in connection with or arising out of your participation in a trip, or any breach of the Booking Conditions, is excluded.
• You release us and our officers, employees, agents and representatives from any liability and expressly waive any claims you may have against us arising out of or in connection with your participation in a trip.
• Any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied by law into these Booking Conditions (Implied Warranty), is excluded.
To the extent an Implied Warranty cannot be excluded, our liability in respect of the Implied Warranty is limited to (in our absolute discretion): (i) the provision of a similar trip to an equivalent value; or (ii) a refund of the total amount received by us from you in connection with your booking.
Any claim by you is excluded to the extent that it is for indirect or consequential loss, loss of profits or economic loss, however it arises, or for indirect, special, punitive or exemplary damages.
UVA and Insider and their employees, shareholders, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns neither own nor operate any entity which is to, or does, provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airlines, vessels, vehicles, or other transportation companies, guides, or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food services providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors and not affiliated with UVA or Insider in any way. Insider makes these travel arrangements under the express condition that Insider is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity of any third party. In addition and without limitation, Insider is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, expense, irregularity or damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services, by any company or individual engaged in providing those services. Each of these passenger conveyance companies, tour companies, hotels, restaurants, guides, etc. is subject to the laws of the state or country where the services are provided.
Responsibility is also not accepted for bodily injury, property damage or loss or any other expense whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, acts of insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, sickness, illness, weather, fire, flood, the lack of availability of or access to appropriate medical attention, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation, any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time, or any other event beyond Insider’s control. If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, you are required to spend an additional night(s), then you are responsible for your own hotel, transfers, and meal costs.
In the event an airline or travel vendor declares bankruptcy, it is not obligated to carry you or to provide funds. Money given for your travel is immediately becomes the property of the airline or travel vendor as required by law. We are not allowed to provide refunds for vendors who have declared bankruptcy. If an airline or travel vendor declares bankruptcy, it might continue services or stop completely. Other airlines or travel vendors might provide alternative services under the limited circumstances.
Baggage is entirely at owner’s risk. Personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a participant on these trips at any time, or to require any person to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by their representatives to be in the best interests of their health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or individual. Any physical or mental condition that may require special medical attention must be reported in writing at the time of reservation. We reserve the right to withdraw without penalty any tour announced.
We will do everything possible to carry out the final itinerary as planned, although modifications may still occur for any reason, including the comfort, convenience, or safety of the tour. We reserve the right to change any component of the tour at any time and without notice and for any reason whatsoever without allowance of refund. Pricings, while given in good faith at the time of publishing, are subject to change. Any currency fluctuations, fuel price increases for domestic airline tickets, or other cost factors beyond Insider’s control will be passed on to participants. We reserve the right to cancel this program. We reserve the right to cancel or substitute guest speakers and/or trip leaders. We cannot guarantee the size of the group. We do not accept liability for any airline change or cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable airline ticket. The air ticket when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the passenger and the airline concerned.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and Conditions, to the Responsibility clause, to the brochure, website, or any other information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in Washington, DC, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existent. By submitting the deposit, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants and accepts the terms and conditions of this contract.
17. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Optional activities not included in the trip price do not form part of the trip or this contract. You accept that any assistance given by your group leader or local representative in arranging optional activities does not render us liable for them in any way. The contract for the provision of that activity will be between you and activity provider.
18. CLAIMS & COMPLAINTS
If you have a complaint about your trip please inform your group leader or our local representative at the time in order that they can attempt to rectify the matter. If satisfaction is not reached through these means then any further complaint should be put in writing to us within 30 days of the end of the tour.
In the event that any term or condition contained in these Booking Conditions is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason then such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from this contract or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining terms and conditions to survive and continue as binding.
20. PHOTOS AND MARKETING
You consent to us using images of you taken during the trip for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.
22. APPLICABLE LAW
The laws of Washington, DC, USA govern these Booking Conditions to the fullest extent allowable. Any disputes in connection with a trip or these Booking Conditions must be initiated in the courts of Washington, DC.
23. UPDATING OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions supersede and replace all prior terms and conditions, whether written or oral, proposed or otherwise, regarding the subject matter hereof. UVA and Insider reserve the right to update and/or alter these terms and conditions at anytime, and it is the Client’s responsibility to be familiar with them.