The 8-day tour was a wonderful experience. Our engaging guide kept us on the move from early morning until after sundown. All the sites and activities promised were delivered during the tour. Some of the highlights I didn't expect and/or hadn't experienced before were: The Boston Tea Party Experience in Boston, the Broadway musical - Come From Away - in New York, the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, and Mount Vernon on the Washington DC leg of the trip.
lovetotravel1 / Adult traveler Independence, MO / Posted on July 19, 2017
Worth every penny!
The trip, the other schools, the tour guide, and the bus driver were all exemplary! We saw so many amazing sites and experienced such tremendous things it was a trip of a lifetime! We went to many important sites, experienced so many historical events and learned about the beginning of our nation. Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable about each historical landmark and detail. Our bus driver was kind, efficient, and worked so hard to get us to every place we needed to be on time and with a wonderful smile. The other schools who joined our tour and shared the bus we now consider lifelong friends. Everything from airfare to hotels to meals are planned and arranged for you, what a gift!! I truly cannot say enough about this experience! EVERYONE should go!
MadH / Student traveler Silver Springs, NV / Posted on July 11, 2017
Incredible experience and memories made!
I don't even know if I can begin to describe how wonderful this trip was! I was so glad to have been able to share this experience with my daughter and learned so much myself that I did not know before. Our tour guide really made the tour exceptional! I cannot say enough about her. She was engaging and really drew the kids in to each stop we made. I really liked the schedule - being able to hit all of the stops that we did; however I did not like that we couldn't spend more time at each place. I certainly know this inspired me to go back and see more on my own. I really appreciated having all the details taken care of for me. Not sure how I will ever be able to vacation on my own again. :) This was an incredible trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Great tour director, incredible itinerary, fabulous time! Thank you!
KimberL / Adult traveler Kirkland, WA / Posted on July 05, 2017
FUN AND Educational
I am a teacher and a parent of one of the students on the trip, I was fortunate to accompany as a chaperone ,.. It was excellent. They had those kids entertained and informed in so many different ways. The tour guides were excellent, I do not teach History so I welcomed all that they had to offer and teach us and they really knew their stuff! The trip was well organized, not a minute was left to just 'standing around' we saw too much stuff to list. As a parent, the kids safety was taken very seriously and everything went well! there were 130 of us, and I thought that something would go wrong, but nothing did!
octoshell / Adult traveler Austin, TX / Posted on June 27, 2017
This was an amazing opportunity and a chance to see places and learn history about the city we visited.
MattD / Student traveler LYTLE, TEXAS / Posted on July 31, 2019
If possible, I would like to go on another tour with this company
Sammie101572 / Adult traveler Independence, MO / Posted on July 24, 2019
What an adventure!
Our tour was very well organized and we did so many things in one day! Our Tour Director was very familiar with the ins and outs of each location. He knew what entrance was best, how much security there was and how much time was needed at each location. I was impressed! This tour was not for the faint of heart though. I would have fared better if I was used to walking more. We averaged between 18,000 to 20,000 steps a day!
ParentalUnit / Adult traveler Placerville, CA / Posted on July 23, 2019
Great Concept but Something Needs to Change
After recently going on the tour, these are my take aways.
The food has to be better. Other than Maryland, the food was not good. At one restaurant in New York City we were in the basement eating 2 or three wings that we were offered and the building started to flood. Hotel in New Jersey breakfasts were not even at par with Denny’s. The accommodations in NJ were horrible maybe a 1 Star place. Maryland was rather nice. The walking tour guide of Boston was phenomenal. He really brought the history to life. The main guide was awesome in New York City but marginal in Boston and Philadelphia. He was horrible in D.C. where he encouraged the students to disrespect the White House. One student took him up on it and double birded right in front of a guard with a machine gun. The guide also jay walked right across a street with cars coming and the driver tried to get him to go back and he started screaming “yes” or “no”, when it was clear she wasn’t going to let him Jay walk. Overall I enjoyed the people and the volunteer we traveled with, but can’t recommend the trip because the food needs to be better and guides need to show respect for our political institutions regardless of how they feel about who holds the current position.
JSmith / Adult traveler Sacramento, California / Posted on July 23, 2019
This trip was a huge let down. My tour guide was not very knowledgeable and the bus driver was awful. He would break check anyone who stood up when the bus was stopped at a stoplight and laugh. We got dropped off in the am and picked up at night.
Linne / Group leader Tracy, CA / Posted on July 14, 2019
my trip experience
it was really fun and memorable and i dont have much that i didnt enjoy! However the tour guide Annie had a french accent that was really hard to understand, she was too quiet, and she didnt show us half the things on the schedule.Otherwise really fun and exciting!
harhar / Student traveler milford, utah / Posted on July 14, 2019