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BOSTON - NEW YORK - PHILADELPIA - WASHINGTON, DC from the cradle of a revolution to the founding of a Nation this itinerary allows students to experience the people and places that gave birth to the United States of America.


This program takes your students from the cradle of the American Revolution in Boston  through the earliest capitol cities of New York and Philadelphia ending in Washington, DC our Nations Capitol. This program is perfect for school groups who have a week to explore the the major sights along the East Coast.  

This educational program also works well for students traveling over Spring Break who want to  make the most of their time on the East Coast, and is very poplar with our West Coast and overseas clients.

As with all of our programs we can customize itineraries to meet your clients educational needs and budget.  Itineraries can be tailored to focus on Early American History, Government, Heritage and Diversity; just to name a few.

Call us at 1-800-424-8895 for a customized program!

Itinerary Links:
The USS Constitution
"Sky Walk"
Lexington & Concord
The Freedom Trail
Mystic Seaport
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
"Top of the Rock"
The Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Rockefeller Center
The United Nations
The National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
The Capitol Building Visitors Center
The Smithsonian Institution
Mount Vernon
The National Cathedral
The White House
Ford's Theatre
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Arlington National Cemetery



  • Arrive Boston’s Logan International Airport and meet your Group Tour Company and motorcoach, both of whom with be with you for the next eight days

  • Sightseeing as arrival time allows

  • Lunch at own expense

  • The USS Constitution

  • “The Whites of Their Eyes”

  • The Prudential Building “Sky Walk”

  • Dinner at Quincy Market ($10 cash allowance)

  • Check in suggested hotel: The Hampton Inn, Natick
    [dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Lexington and Concord

  • Lunch at own expense

  • The Freedom Trail and Old North Church

  • Dinner at the Hard Rock Café

  • Cambridge and Harvard
    [breakfast and dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out

  • Depart Boston for New York City

  • Mystic Seaport with lunch at your own expense

  • Continue onto New York City

  • Upper Manhattan with the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and Harlem

  • Dinner at Rosen’s Deli and Restaurant

  • “Top of the Rock” the Observation Deck at One Rockefeller Center

  • Check in suggested hotel:  The Hampton Inn, Secaucus
    [breakfast and dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • Lunch at own expense

  • Central Park

  • Fifth Avenue, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Plaza

  • The United Nations Tour

  • Dinner at SPQR in Little Italy

  • Sightseeing in New York’s Villages including Greenwich, Chinatown and SoHo
    [breakfast and dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out

  • Depart New York City for Philadelphia

  • Lunch at own expense at the Bourse

  • The National Constitution Center

  • Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Pavilion

  • Depart Philadelphia for Washington, DC

  • Dinner stop in route ($10 cash allowance)

  • Check in suggested hotel:  The Comfort Inn, Springfield
    [breakfast and dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Group Photo at Grant’s Memorial

  • The Capitol Visitor Center and Building Tour (We suggest the group contact their congressional representative to schedule a building tour in order to avoid the wait in the public ticket line.)

  • Capitol Hill including the Supreme Court and Library of Congress

  • Lunch at own expense at Union Station

  • The Various Museums and Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution

  • The National Air and Space Museum with an IMAX film presentation

  • Dinner Hamburger Hamlet
    [breakfast and dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • The Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans and Lincoln Memorials

  • Lunch at own expense

  • Embassy Row and The National Cathedral

  • White House Photo Stop (To visit the interior of the White House the group must contact their congressional representative.)

  • The World War II Veterans Memorial

  • The Jefferson and FDR Memorials

  • Fords’ Theatre and Petersen House

  • Dinner at Froggy Bottom (pizza buffet)

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    [breakfast and dinner included]


  • Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out

  • Arlington National Cemetery with the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesites

  • The Iwo Jima Marine Memorial

  • The Washington Monument

  • Lunch at own expense

  • Sightseeing as departure time allow

  • Depart Washington, DC for the airport and your departure flight home
    [breakfast included]

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Some Helpful Hints:
Start planning early.  Most schools start planning educational trips 12 months in advance.  We have clients who start making their appointments before they get home from their current program.

The height of Educational Travel on the East Coast is in the Spring.  Appointments to the United Nations, US Capitol Building, White House, National Cathedral and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum disappear fast.

For travel professionals who are working with educational groups it is good practice to get your clients to put in place the early framework of the itinerary before the school year ends.  By the time school starts in the fall many appointments will be gone and popular eating venues and hotels will be booked.

For those late booking groups try to steer them towards late winter or the fall when crowds will be lighter and prices more competitive.

Another Itinerary:
For student groups who are studying Colonial and Early American  History you may consider a program that starts in Williamsburg, VA and ends in Washington, DC.

This itinerary explores our countries earliest roots at Jamestown Settlement, the end of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown and the founding of the Nation in Philadelphia at Independence Hall.  Along the way students see a young country through the eyes of our founding fathers at Mount Vernon and Monticello and explore the cultural richness of the Pennsylvania Dutch.  Ending in the Nations Capitol students reflect on our national journey through the city's Monuments and Memorials dedicated to our  ideals and to the sacrifices that generations of American Citizen have made to protect our freedom. 

For your student groups with a little more time, try this 10 day program that starts in Williamsburg, VA ending in Boston, MA.  Perfect for International Groups.

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