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

    Optional: Theater performance

  • Day 3: Boston and New York

    Visit the JFK Library and Museum

    Travel to New York

    Photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 4: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York

    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Chinatown and Little Italy

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    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 Unknown 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

    Make a photo stop at the White House

  • 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.

    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

    Optional: Theater performance

  • Day 3: Boston and New York

    Visit the JFK Library and Museum

    Travel to New York

    Photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 4: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York

    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Chinatown and Little Italy

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    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 Unknown 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

    Make a photo stop at the White House

  • 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.

    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

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

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

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

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

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

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

  • Guided Tours and Activities

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

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

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