8 or 10 days
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Williamsburg
Get your students excited to venture along the East Coast for a glimpse into U.S. history—from our Revolutionary beginnings to modern-day politics. They'll explore the most popular and culturally rich sites that Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Williamsburg, and Washington, D.C. have to offer.
the eastern seaboard secondary
  • Day 1: Boston

    Arrive in Boston

    Take a walking tour of Boston

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

    Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

    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

    Enjoy an evening activity

    Optional: Theater performance

  • Day 3: New York City

    Travel to New York

    Take a guided tour of Midtown

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

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • 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

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Visit Times Square

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

  • Day 5: Philadelphia

    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

    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

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon

    • Mansion and grounds
    • 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

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

    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

    Guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

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

    Explore the Tidal Basin

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

    Visit the National Archives

    Optional: Spy Museum (including Operation Spy)

    Depart for home

Experience even more

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

    Explore the Tidal Basin

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

    Visit the National Archives

    Optional: Spy Museum (including Operation Spy)

    Drive along Embassy Row

    • View the residence of the Vice President

    Visit the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

    Travel to Williamsburg

  • Day 9: 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

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 10: Washington, D.C.

    Travel 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

    Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

    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

    Enjoy an evening activity

    Optional: Theater performance

  • Day 3: New York City

    Travel to New York

    Take a guided tour of Midtown

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

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Visit the Empire State Building by night

  • 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

    Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

    Visit Times Square

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

  • Day 5: Philadelphia

    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

    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

    Make a photo stop at the Marine Corps War Memorial

    Visit Mount Vernon

    • Mansion and grounds
    • 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

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

    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

    Guided night tour of Washington, D.C.

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

    Explore the Tidal Basin

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

    Visit the National Archives

    Optional: Spy Museum (including Operation Spy)

    Depart for home

Experience even more

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

    Explore the Tidal Basin

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

    Visit the National Archives

    Optional: Spy Museum (including Operation Spy)

    Drive along Embassy Row

    • View the residence of the Vice President

    Visit the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

    Travel to Williamsburg

  • Day 9: 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

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 10: Washington, D.C.

    Travel 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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