8 or 10 days
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg
Follow in the footsteps of our nation’s founding fathers and recognize some of the United States’ greatest achievements with this tour designed in conjunction with the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. You’ll walk through some of the most historic U.S. cities, including Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.
ap u.s. history secondary
  • Day 1: Boston

    Arrive in Boston

    Take a walking tour of Boston

    • Newbury Street
    • Public Garden
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Public Library
    • Cheers

    Optional: Duck boat tour of the city (seasonal)

    Dinner at Quincy Market

  • Day 2: Boston

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge

    • Paul Revere House
    • USS Constitution
    • Old North Church
    • Bunker Hill
    • Freedom Trail
    • Harvard Square

    Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord

    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row
    • Orchard House or Old Manse

    Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory

    Optional: Theater performance

  • Day 3: Boston and New York

    Visit the JFK Library and Museum

    Travel to New York

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 4: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York

    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Chinatown and Little Italy

    Photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show

  • Day 5: New York City and Philadelphia

    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

    Travel to Philadelphia

    Walking tour of Independence National Historical Park

    • Congress Hall
    • Carpenter's Hall
    • Franklin Court

    Visit Independence Hall

    Visit the Liberty Bell Center

  • Day 6: Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

    Visit the National Constitution Center

    Travel to Washington, D. C.

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Take a guided tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Washington Monument
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    Visit Capitol Hill

    • U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress

    Visit the National Archives

    Take a night tour of Washington

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 8: Washington, D.C.

    Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your tour director

    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

    Travel to Williamsburg

    Enjoy an evening activity

Optional days

  • Day 9: Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, and Jamestown

    Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg

    • Capitol
    • Public Gaol
    • 18th-century tavern

    Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement

    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village
  • Day 10: Washington, D.C.

    Travel to Washington, D.C.

    Enjoy free time in Washington, D.C.

    Depart for home

  • Day 1: Boston

    Arrive in Boston

    Take a walking tour of Boston

    • Newbury Street
    • Public Garden
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Public Library
    • Cheers

    Optional: Duck boat tour of the city (seasonal)

    Dinner at Quincy Market

  • Day 2: Boston

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge

    • Paul Revere House
    • USS Constitution
    • Old North Church
    • Bunker Hill
    • Freedom Trail
    • Harvard Square

    Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord

    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row
    • Orchard House or Old Manse

    Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory

    Optional: Theater performance

  • Day 3: Boston and New York

    Visit the JFK Library and Museum

    Travel to New York

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 4: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York

    • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Chinatown and Little Italy

    Photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Visit Times Square

    Attend a Broadway show

  • Day 5: New York City and Philadelphia

    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

    Travel to Philadelphia

    Walking tour of Independence National Historical Park

    • Congress Hall
    • Carpenter's Hall
    • Franklin Court

    Visit Independence Hall

    Visit the Liberty Bell Center

  • Day 6: Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

    Visit the National Constitution Center

    Travel to Washington, D. C.

    Visit Arlington National Cemetery

    • Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
    • Kennedy gravesites

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Take a guided tour of Washington, D.C.

    • Washington Monument
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    Visit Capitol Hill

    • U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress

    Visit the National Archives

    Take a night tour of Washington

    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Day 8: Washington, D.C.

    Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your tour director

    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

    Travel to Williamsburg

    Enjoy an evening activity

Optional days

  • Day 9: Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, and Jamestown

    Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg

    • Capitol
    • Public Gaol
    • 18th-century tavern

    Take a guided tour of Jamestown Settlement

    • Reproductions of original boats used when settlers came to America
    • 17th-century colonial fort
    • Traditional Powhatan Village
  • Day 10: Washington, D.C.

    Travel to Washington, D.C.

    Enjoy free time in Washington, D.C.

    Depart for home

Everything you get

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at a more affordable price.
  • Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour

  • Hotels

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • Overnight Security

    Professional security guards on watch nightly from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Round-the-clock Tour Director

    Your locally connected Tour Director stays with your group 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide fun, knowledgeable insight everywhere you go.

  • Guided tours and activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • 24-hour emergency support

    24-hour emergency support from our Boston headquarters; 21 local offices and schools for support throughout the country.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Travel protection in case of illness or injury during your tour.

  • Travel gear

    Backpacks, luggage tags and travel I.D. badges for students; messenger bag, luggage tag and travel I.D. for Group Leader.

Enrich your tour experience

As your students explore the history and culture of America, complement their experience with a Tour Enrichment. These one-to-two day programs are focused on different themes—from volunteerism to leadership—and add a new dimension to the place you’re visiting. From examining an urban farm in Brooklyn to participating in a high-ropes course in Washington, D.C., the opportunities are endless.

Want to know about all of our Tour Enrichment programs? Call 1-800-503-2323 and talk to your tour consultant today.

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