8 or 10 days
Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.

Venture along the East Coast for a glimpse into U.S. history—from its Revolutionary beginnings to modern-day politics. Explore the most popular and culturally rich sites that Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., have to offer.

  • Day 1: Travel to Boston

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Charlestown and the North End

    • Bunker Hill Monument
    • Charlestown Navy Yard
    • USS Constitution
    • Old North Church
    • Black Heritage Trail

    Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Optional: Duck Tour

    Optional: Duck Tour

    See Boston by land and by sea in an authentic renovated amphibious WWII landing vehicle. Your conDUCKtor will narrate and navigate a comprehensive tour of the birthplace of freedom in one of the brightly coloured "Duck Boats." Sights include the Boston Common, Copley Square, the Old North Church, the golden-domed State House, fashionable Newbury Street and more. And just when you think you’re nearly done, pass by EF Center Boston and splash into the Charles River for spectacular views of both the Boston and Cambridge skylines. 

    Stop at the New England Holocaust Memorial

    Dinner at Faneuil Hall

  • Day 2: Boston • Cambridge • Lexington • Concord

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge:

    • Freedom Trail
    • Paul Revere House
    • Old North Church
    • Copps Hill Burying Ground
    • Bunker Hill
    • Faneuil Hall
    • Old South Meeting House
    • Old State House
    • Back Bay
    • Harvard Square

    Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord:

    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row

    Visit Orchard House or the Old Manse

    Participate in an evening activity
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theatre performance

    Theatre performance

    Get a taste of Boston’s performing arts scene with a live theatre performance this evening.
  • Day 3: New York City

    Transfer to New York City

    Take a guided tour of Midtown: 

    • Fifth Avenue
    • Rockefeller Center
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    • Bryant Park
    • United Nations Headquarters

    Stop to see Central Park

    Enjoy views of New York City from one its iconic skyscrapers, which may include:

    • Empire State Building Observatory
    • Top of the Rock
    • Edge at Hudson Yards
    • One World Observatory
  • Day 4: New York City

     Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Take a guided sightseeing tour of the Financial District

    • 9/11 Memorial
    • St. Paul's Chapel
    • Wall Street
    • Federal Hall
    • New York Stock Exchange
    • Trinity Church
    • Charging Bull sculpture
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    September 11 Museum

    September 11 Museum

    At the 9/11 Museum, learn more about the events surrounding September 11 through interactive exhibits, artifacts, and personal narratives from those who were there that day. 

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows) 

  • Day 5: Philadelphia • Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Philadelphia:

    • Free Quaker Meeting House 
    • Betsy Ross House 
    • Elfreth's Alley 
    • Christ Church 
    • Congress Hall 
    • Carpenters' Hall 
    • Franklin Court 
    • Independence Hall

    Visit the Liberty Bell Center

    Travel to Washington, D.C.

  • Day 6: Washington, D.C.

     Visit Arlington National Cemetery:

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites
    • Women in Military Service for America Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

     Visit Mount Vernon: 

    • Estate and mansion (pending availability)
    • Museum and education center
    • George Washington's tomb

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House
    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument
    • WWII Memorial

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center: 

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court

    Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:

    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 8: Washington, D.C. • Depart for home

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    National Archives (Time Permitting)
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Spy Museum

    Spy Museum

    Enter the world of espionage as you gather intelligence about the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of international spies. Explore the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever on public display—everything from a female operative's lipstick gun to a pigeon camera developed during WWI—and uncover the challenges facing intelligence agencies in the 21st century.

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Washington, D.C. • Williamsburg

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    National Archives (Time Permitting)
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Spy Museum

    Spy Museum

    Enter the world of espionage as you gather intelligence about the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of international spies. Explore the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever on public display—everything from a female operative's lipstick gun to a pigeon camera developed during WWI—and uncover the challenges facing intelligence agencies in the 21st century.

    Explore Georgetown with your Tour Director 

    Visit the Pentagon Memorial 

    Travel to Williamsburg

  • Day 9: Williamsburg

    Jamestown Settlement

    Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement

    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village

    Guided Sightseeing of Colonial Williamsburg

    Evening Activity in Williamsburg
  • Day 10: Washington, D.C. • Depart for home

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Free time in Washington DC
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  • Day 1: Travel to Boston

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a walking tour of Charlestown and the North End

    • Bunker Hill Monument
    • Charlestown Navy Yard
    • USS Constitution
    • Old North Church
    • Black Heritage Trail

    Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Optional: Duck Tour

    Optional: Duck Tour

    See Boston by land and by sea in an authentic renovated amphibious WWII landing vehicle. Your conDUCKtor will narrate and navigate a comprehensive tour of the birthplace of freedom in one of the brightly coloured "Duck Boats." Sights include the Boston Common, Copley Square, the Old North Church, the golden-domed State House, fashionable Newbury Street and more. And just when you think you’re nearly done, pass by EF Center Boston and splash into the Charles River for spectacular views of both the Boston and Cambridge skylines. 

    Stop at the New England Holocaust Memorial

    Dinner at Faneuil Hall

  • Day 2: Boston • Cambridge • Lexington • Concord

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge:

    • Freedom Trail
    • Paul Revere House
    • Old North Church
    • Copps Hill Burying Ground
    • Bunker Hill
    • Faneuil Hall
    • Old South Meeting House
    • Old State House
    • Back Bay
    • Harvard Square

    Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord:

    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row

    Visit Orchard House or the Old Manse

    Participate in an evening activity
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theatre performance

    Theatre performance

    Get a taste of Boston’s performing arts scene with a live theatre performance this evening.
  • Day 3: New York City

    Transfer to New York City

    Take a guided tour of Midtown: 

    • Fifth Avenue
    • Rockefeller Center
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    • Bryant Park
    • United Nations Headquarters

    Stop to see Central Park

    Enjoy views of New York City from one its iconic skyscrapers, which may include:

    • Empire State Building Observatory
    • Top of the Rock
    • Edge at Hudson Yards
    • One World Observatory
  • Day 4: New York City

     Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

    • Marvel at the 151-foot model engineered by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame
    • Explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

    Take a guided sightseeing tour of the Financial District

    • 9/11 Memorial
    • St. Paul's Chapel
    • Wall Street
    • Federal Hall
    • New York Stock Exchange
    • Trinity Church
    • Charging Bull sculpture
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    September 11 Museum

    September 11 Museum

    At the 9/11 Museum, learn more about the events surrounding September 11 through interactive exhibits, artifacts, and personal narratives from those who were there that day. 

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show (based on a select list of current shows) 

  • Day 5: Philadelphia • Washington, D.C.

    Take a guided tour of Philadelphia:

    • Free Quaker Meeting House 
    • Betsy Ross House 
    • Elfreth's Alley 
    • Christ Church 
    • Congress Hall 
    • Carpenters' Hall 
    • Franklin Court 
    • Independence Hall

    Visit the Liberty Bell Center

    Travel to Washington, D.C.

  • Day 6: Washington, D.C.

     Visit Arlington National Cemetery:

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites
    • Women in Military Service for America Memorial

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

     Visit Mount Vernon: 

    • Estate and mansion (pending availability)
    • Museum and education center
    • George Washington's tomb

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

    • Photo stop at the White House
    • Photo stop at the Washington Monument
    • WWII Memorial

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center: 

    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial

    See the Library of Congress and Supreme Court

    Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:

    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Museum of African Art
    • National Museum of American History

    Take a guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 8: Washington, D.C. • Depart for home

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    National Archives (Time Permitting)
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Spy Museum

    Spy Museum

    Enter the world of espionage as you gather intelligence about the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of international spies. Explore the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever on public display—everything from a female operative's lipstick gun to a pigeon camera developed during WWI—and uncover the challenges facing intelligence agencies in the 21st century.

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Washington, D.C. • Williamsburg

    Explore the Tidal Basin

    National Archives (Time Permitting)
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Spy Museum

    Spy Museum

    Enter the world of espionage as you gather intelligence about the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of international spies. Explore the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever on public display—everything from a female operative's lipstick gun to a pigeon camera developed during WWI—and uncover the challenges facing intelligence agencies in the 21st century.

    Explore Georgetown with your Tour Director 

    Visit the Pentagon Memorial 

    Travel to Williamsburg

  • Day 9: Williamsburg

    Jamestown Settlement

    Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement

    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village

    Guided Sightseeing of Colonial Williamsburg

    Evening Activity in Williamsburg
  • Day 10: Washington, D.C. • Depart for home

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Free time in Washington DC
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  • Transportation

    Whether it’s by plane, motor coach, train, ferries or subways—your transportation is all covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Customary gratuities

    To make things even easier we’ve included all tips to show appreciation to your Tour Director, local guides, and bus driver at the end of your tour.

  • Overnight security

    Safety is our number one priority. That’s why we’ve included professional security on watch nightly at your hotel.

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    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

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