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
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Duck boat tour

    Duck boat tour

    Explore Boston by land and by sea in a brightly colored “duck boat”—an amphibious World War II-style vehicle. Sights include Bunker Hill, the Old North Church, the Longfellow Bridge, and more on your comprehensive tour of the city. (And yes, there will be quacking.) 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. (Available March through November)

    Dinner at Quincy Market

  • Day 2: Boston and Cambridge • Lexington and Concord

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge 

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

    Enjoy an evening activity

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Boston's performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Boston • New York City

    Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    Travel to New York City

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 4: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York City 

    • Greenwich Village
    • SoHo
    • Chinatown
    • Little Italy 

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 

    Visit Times Square

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

  • Day 5: New York City • 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

    Take a walking tour of Independence National Historical Park

    • Congress Hall
    • Carpenters' Hall
    • Franklin Court

    Take a guided tour of Independence Hall

    Visit the Liberty Bell Center 

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

    Visit the National Constitution Center 

    Travel to Washington, D.C.

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

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

    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

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Visit the National Archives

    Explore the Tidal Basin

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

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

    • Lincoln 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

    Depart for home

Experience even more

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

    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

  • Day 9: Williamsburg • Jamestown

    Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg

    • Capitol
    • Public Gaol
    • 18th-century tavern

     Take a guided tour of the Jamestown Settlement 

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

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Enjoy free time in Washington, D.C.

    Depart for home
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  • Day 1: Boston

    Arrive in Boston

    Take a walking tour of Boston

    • Newbury Street
    • Public Garden
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Public Library
    • Cheers
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Duck boat tour

    Duck boat tour

    Explore Boston by land and by sea in a brightly colored “duck boat”—an amphibious World War II-style vehicle. Sights include Bunker Hill, the Old North Church, the Longfellow Bridge, and more on your comprehensive tour of the city. (And yes, there will be quacking.) 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. (Available March through November)

    Dinner at Quincy Market

  • Day 2: Boston and Cambridge • Lexington and Concord

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge 

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

    Enjoy an evening activity

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Boston's performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Boston • New York City

    Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    Travel to New York City

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • Day 4: New York City

    Take a guided tour of New York City 

    • Greenwich Village
    • SoHo
    • Chinatown
    • Little Italy 

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 

    Visit Times Square

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

  • Day 5: New York City • 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

    Take a walking tour of Independence National Historical Park

    • Congress Hall
    • Carpenters' Hall
    • Franklin Court

    Take a guided tour of Independence Hall

    Visit the Liberty Bell Center 

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

    Visit the National Constitution Center 

    Travel to Washington, D.C.

    Explore Washington, D.C. highlights:

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

    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

  • Day 7: Washington, D.C.

    See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center

    Photo stop at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Visit the National Archives

    Explore the Tidal Basin

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

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

    • Lincoln 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

    Depart for home

Experience even more

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

    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

  • Day 9: Williamsburg • Jamestown

    Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg

    • Capitol
    • Public Gaol
    • 18th-century tavern

     Take a guided tour of the Jamestown Settlement 

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

    Return to Washington, D.C.

    Enjoy free time in Washington, D.C.

    Depart for home
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  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation 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

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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