5 days
Philadelphia, New York City
Experience two of America’s most historic cities. Walk through Philadelphia, the city where independence was born, with visits to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Then, travel to where it thrives in New York City and take in a city that’s like no place else on earth.
philadelphia: birthplace of nation and new york secondary
  • Day 1: Philadelphia

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Philadelphia

    Visit the Franklin Institute Science Museum

    See the "Rocky Steps" in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 2: Philadelphia

    Take a guided tour of Philadelphia

    • Free Quaker Meeting House
    • Betsy Ross House
    • Elfreth's Alley
    • Christ Church

    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 

    Visit the National Constitution Center 

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 3: Philadelphia • New York City

    Visit the Battleship New Jersey 

    Travel to 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 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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Broadway show

    Broadway show

    There’s nothing quite like seeing a show on Broadway. Enjoy an unforgettable theater experience with your group.

  • Day 5: New York City

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Philadelphia

    Meet a Tour Director at the airport

    Arrive in Philadelphia

    Visit the Franklin Institute Science Museum

    See the "Rocky Steps" in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 2: Philadelphia

    Take a guided tour of Philadelphia

    • Free Quaker Meeting House
    • Betsy Ross House
    • Elfreth's Alley
    • Christ Church

    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 

    Visit the National Constitution Center 

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 3: Philadelphia • New York City

    Visit the Battleship New Jersey 

    Travel to 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 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

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Broadway show

    Broadway show

    There’s nothing quite like seeing a show on Broadway. Enjoy an unforgettable theater experience with your group.

  • Day 5: New York City

    Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Make a photo stop in Central Park

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

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

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • 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—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience 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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