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The Eastern Seaboard

Tour length: 8 - 10 Days


Venture along the East Coast for a glimpse into U.S. history—from our 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.


  • Prudential Skywalk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Spy Museum
  • National Zoo
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Day 1: Boston

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Take a walking tour of Boston
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Back Bay
  • Optional: Duck boat tour of the city (seasonal)
  • Dinner at Quincy Market
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Day 2: Boston

  • Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge
    • Old State House
    • Old North Church
    • Paul Revere House
    • USS Constitution
  • Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord
    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row
  • Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory
  • Optional: Theater performance
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Day 3: New York City

  • Take a guided tour of New York
    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • Chinatown and Little Italy
    • World Trade Center Site
  • Visit the Empire State Building by night
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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
  • Stop for a picture in Central Park
  • Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Make a photo stop in Times Square
  • Attend a Broadway show
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Day 5: Philadelphia

  • Travel to Philadelphia
  • Visit Independence National Historical Park
  • Take a guided tour of Independence Hall
  • Visit the Liberty Bell Center
  • Travel to Washington, D. C.
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Day 6: 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
    • Washington Monument
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
  • Visit Mt. Vernon
    • Explore the estate and gardens of George Washington's home, including the Georgian mansion, Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
  • Enjoy an evening activity
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Day 7: Washington, D.C.

  • Visit Capitol Hill
    • U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Library of Congress
  • Take a guided tour of the Library of Congress
  • Visit the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Visit the National Archives
  • 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
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • National Portrait Gallery
  • Take a night tour of Washington
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Day 8: Washington, D.C.

  • Optional: Spy Museum (including Operation Spy)
  • Drive along Embassy Row
    • View the residence of the Vice President
  • Visit the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park
  • Enjoy an evening activity
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Day 9: Williamsburg and Jamestown (optional extension day)

  • Take a guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg
    • Capitol
    • 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
  • Optional: Busch Gardens
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Day 10: Washington, D.C. (optional extension day)

  • Enjoy free time in Washington, D.C.
  • Depart for home
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No matter where you go with EF Explore America, no matter your length of tour, you are guaranteed an all-inclusive experience. All of our tours feature round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations with professional overnight security, breakfast and dinner daily, air-conditioned motorcoach and gratuities.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach while on tour
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations (9 nights on our 10-day tour)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour led by a licensed guide
  • Visits to special attractions per itinerary
  • Opportunity to earn high school credit for students
  • Overnight security
  • Gratuities
  • Illness and Accident Coverage

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