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Virginia Heritage Ministry Trip

  • Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 7:00 AM - Friday, Oct 11, 2019 5:00 PM CDT

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This event was available from Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:00 AM until the event start date.

October 8th - 11th, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia

Join Randy Melchert and Tim Schmig, founder of Stories in Stone and director of the Michigan Association of Christian Schools as we explore America's Heritage in Virginia!

We'll be departing Tuesday, October 8th from Milwaukee (flying in from other airports? email randy@vcyamerica.org) to Richmond, Virginia.

Tuesday afternoon, we will see the historic St. John's Church. The oldest church in Richmond, this is where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death. Word is that Mr. Henry himself might visit our group and share his oration with us as well! Tuesday night we'll head over to Williamsburg, VA to check in at our hotel, the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites for three nights.

Colonial WilliamsburgColonial Williamsburg

Wednesday morning, we'll awake at Colonial Williamsburg - the world’s largest history museum with over 301 acres to explore! Highlights include :

  • Historic Capital of VA (1699-1780)
  • College of William and Mary - Christopher Wren Building
  • Bruton Parish Church (1795)
  • Capitol
  • George Wythe House
  • Historic Olde Towne
  • Governor's Mansion
Jamestowne SettlementJamestowne Settlement

On Thursday, we'll head to Jamestown, site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Highlights include:

  • The Original 1607 Jamestown Island settlement
  • 1607 Jamestown Church
  • Robert Hunt Memorial
  • Captain John Smith statue
  • Tercentenary Monument

Thursday afternoon, we'll head over to Yorktown, site of the last major land battle of the Revolutionary war! Highlights include:

Battlefield YorktownBattlefield Yorktown
  • Yorktown historic site 1781
  • Victory Monument
  • Thomas Nelson, Jr. tombsite
  • Colonial Grace Church
  • Olde Main Street

Friday morning we'll be back in Richmond to explore two key parts of our Christian Heritage:

Weatherford ImprisonedWeatherford Imprisoned

John Jasper, was born an enslaved person, but was converted to Christ in 1839, and from that day forward he never stopped telling people about his salvation. He preached for sixty years, twenty-five years enslaved. The church he started on the James River grew to thousands, and Jasper himself was invited to preach in the Virginia General Assembly.

The Apostles of Religious Liberty monument in Chesterfield, VA, marks where John Tanner, William Weber, Augustine Eastin, David Tinsley, Joseph Anthony, Jeremiah Walker, and John Weatherford were imprisoned for preaching without permission from the government. You'll also learn who was the lawyer for this group of preachers!

Friday afternoon we'll depart Richmond and fly back to Milwaukee (or wherever you flew in from!)

Register Online! or call (844) 807-0254


NEW: Payment plans available! Min. $100 deposit required. Balance due 30 days from event date.


What is included in this tour? 

       Airfare (if selected, Lodging, Breakfast, and admission to all sites.

What does Occupancy Mean?

  • Single Occupancy means it's just you - no roommate, no sharing a hotel room with anyone. As such, it's a bit more expensive than Double Occupancy.

  • Double Occupancy is the price per person for sharing a room. A married couple will each need a Double Occupancy ticket (2 total for the couple), as would two singles traveling together.
  • Extra Occupancy is the price for each extra person in the hotel room. If a family is bringing a child who will share a hotel room with them, you will need 2 Double tickets and 1 Extra ticket. If 4 singles are sharing a room, you will need 2 Double tickets and 2 Extras tickets.

Full Payment
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Single Occupancy Ticket
Need 1 ticket for each adult - Solo room
Includes: 
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee to Virginia
Price:
$1,299.00
Payments:

Full payment due now.

Fee:
$52.96
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Double Occupancy Ticket
Need 1 ticket for each adult (minimum 2 per room)
Includes:
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee to Virginia
Price:
$1,099.00
Payments:

Full payment due now.

Fee:
$45.16
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Extra Occupancy Ticket
Adding a child to your hotel room? This is for the 3rd, 4th, etc person staying in your hotel room 
(Need 1 ticket for each adult)
Includes: 
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee to Virginia
Price:
$899.00
Payments:

Full payment due now.

Fee:
$37.36
Payment Plan
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Single Occupancy Ticket | Payment Plans
Need 1 ticket for each adult - Solo room
Includes: 
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee to Virginia
Price:
$1,299.00
Payments:

Full balance due by September 28.

Fee:
up to $52.96

for full amount

Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Double Occupancy Ticket | Payment Plan
Need 1 ticket for each adult (minimum 2 per room)
Includes: 
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee to Virginia
Price:
$1,099.00
Payments:

Full balance due by September 28.

Fee:
up to $45.16

for full amount

Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Extra Occupancy Ticket | Payment Plan
Adding a child to your hotel room? This is for the 3rd, 4th, etc person staying in your hotel room 
(Need 1 ticket for each adult)
Includes: 
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee to Virginia
Price:
$899.00
Payments:

Full balance due by September 28.

Fee:
up to $37.36

for full amount

Full Payment - NO AIR
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Single Occupancy Ticket - NO AIR
Need 1 ticket for each adult - Solo room
Flight not included. You will need to verify your incoming and outgoing flight schedule. Please email randy@vcyamerica.org before booking ticket.
Includes:  
Price:
$949.00
Payments:

Full payment due now.

Fee:
$39.31
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Double Occupancy Ticket - NO AIR
Need 1 ticket for each adult (minimum 2 per room) - 
Flight not included
You will need to verify your incoming and outgoing flight schedule. Please email randy@vcyamerica.org before booking ticket.
Includes: 

Price:
$749.00
Payments:

Full payment due now.

Fee:
$31.51
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Extra Occupancy Ticket - NO AIR
Adding a child to your hotel room? This is for the 3rd, 4th, etc person staying in your hotel room 
(Need 1 ticket for each adult) 
Flight not included. 
You will need to verify your incoming and outgoing flight schedule. Please email randy@vcyamerica.org before booking ticket.
Price:
$499.00
Payments:

Full payment due now.

Fee:
$21.76
Payment Plan - NO AIR
Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Single Occupancy Ticket | Payment Plans - NO AIR
Need 1 ticket for each adult - Solo room
Flight not included
You will need to verify your incoming and outgoing flight schedule. Please email randy@vcyamerica.org before booking ticket.
Includes:  

Price:
$949.00
Payments:

Full balance due by September 28.

Fee:
up to $39.31

for full amount

Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Double Occupancy Ticket | Payment Plan - NO AIR
Need 1 ticket for each adult (minimum 2 per room)
Flight not included
You will need to verify your incoming and outgoing flight schedule. Please email randy@vcyamerica.org before booking ticket.
Includes:  

Price:
$749.00
Payments:

Full balance due by September 28.

Fee:
up to $31.51

for full amount

Late Registration - VCY Virginia Trip - Extra Occupancy Ticket | Payment Plan - NO AIR
Adding a child to your hotel room? This is for the 3rd, 4th, etc person staying in your hotel room 
(Need 1 ticket for each adult)
Flight not included
You will need to verify your incoming and outgoing flight schedule. Please email randy@vcyamerica.org before booking ticket.
Includes: 

Price:
$499.00
Payments:

Full balance due by June 1.

Fee:
up to $21.76

for full amount

Selections are not reserved until order is complete.

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FAQs

What does Occupancy Mean?

  • Single Occupancy means it's just you - no roommate, no sharing a hotel room with anyone. As such, it's a bit more expensive than Double Occupancy.
  • Double Occupancy is the price per person for sharing a room. A married couple will each need a Double Occupancy ticket (2 total for the couple), as would two singles travelling together. Please let us know who you will be rooming with so we can make reservations appropriately. 
  • Extra Occupancy is the price for each extra person in the hotel room. If a family is bringing a child who will share a hotel room with them, you will need 2 Double and 1 Extra tickets. If 4 singles are sharing a room, you will need 2 Doubles and 2 Extras.

Where will we be meeting?

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI. If you are coming from another airport please contact randy@vcyamerica.org

Is there assigned seating on the bus?

Seating is first-come, first-served. We do not practice seat rotation however if you would like to trade seats with other passengers you are welcome to do so.

What is this extra fee?

Unfortunately we are charged extra for credit card processing. If you would like to avoid the fee, you can pay by cash or check at VCY America headquarters (3434 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208). Make sure the envelope says Washington DC Trip! CAUTION: Due to limited seating, this tour is "first come, first served." If you are paying by mail - your registration may arrive too late and you could end up on a waiting list - so please call ahead to reserve your seat!

Who will be leading this tour?

Tim Schmig, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Christian Schools. He has led many tours of DC and has an exciting presentation he shares entitled "Stories in Stones."

Can I pay with Cash or Check?

Yes, you can pay by cash or check at the VCY America headquarters (3434 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208). Make sure you mark the envelope for the Washington DC Trip and list the date! CAUTION: Due to limited seating, this tour is "first come, first served." If you are paying by mail - your registration may arrive too late and you could end up on a waiting list.

What if I want the cheaper rate but don't have a roommate?

If you would like the Double Occupancy rate but do not have a roommate, please contact us in case we may be able to find one for you.

Any other things I should know?

Tour membership is granted to all persons. VCY America reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of these tours. For the comfort and enjoyment of all tour members, no smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed on tours. These tours are arranged and operated by VCY America, Milwaukee, WI. VCY acts only as agent for the participant (tour patron) in all matters connected with accommodations for travel, lodging, tours and sightseeing, admissions, restaurants, and other suppliers of services and transportation; and VCY is not responsible for any willful or negligent act and/or omission of the supplier (who is an independent contractor not under the control of VCY). VCY does not guarantee such suppliers’ rates, bookings, or reservations. Tickets for public carriers issued in connection with these tours shall be a contract solely between the carrier and the passenger, with payment for any fare increase or cancellation penalty the responsibility of the passenger(s). Since we seek to insure the compatibility and congeniality of all passengers and the smooth, safe, and efficient operation of each tour, VCY reserves the right, in its sole discretion, and at any time to: decline or retain any person as a member of the tour; terminate any person’s participation in a tour whose condition or general deportment impedes the operation of the tour or affects the rights, welfare or enjoyment of others; make changes in the times, itinerary, sightseeing or accommodations or routing of trips to the best available alternate should circumstances demand; and cancel a tour (in which case VCY's only responsibility will be to refund passengers’ deposits and/or any payments made, which will clear VCY of anyother liability). The tour participant agrees that VCY and its agents will not be responsible for: loss or damage to baggage or any passenger belongings for any reason; any inconvenience, loss, injury, death, damage to, or in respect of persons or property whatsoever as agents of participant performing such services; any damage, loss or injury cause by climactic or weather conditions, fire, government actions or terrorist activities, earthquake, social or labor unrest, acts of God, bankruptcy, or other factors or conditions beyond VCY's control; or loss due to participant’s failure to follow instructions. The payment of the required deposits and/or any partial or full payment for reservations on a tour shall be deemed and constitute full knowledge, acceptance, and consent by the participant to all provisions in this clause. Choice of Law: The relationship between the parties is governed by and is to be construed under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, which shall be considered the proper venue. Any dispute between the parties shall be submitted to arbitration in accord with the provisions of the State of Wisconsin arbitration law. VCY may not be sued unless there is full compliance with all of the provisions of the aforesaid conditions. No person, other than an authorized representative of VCY by a document in writing, is authorized to vary, add or waive any term or condition herein.

Where can I learn more about WVCY-FM & VCY America?

Visit our website at http://www.vcyamerica.org
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