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East Coast History Tour

East Coast History Tour- A Journey through American History

 April 22nd - May 2nd, 2021

About the trip:

Take a walk with us through American history. We are excited to travel back in time and look at the path the United States has traveled. This 9-day trip includes seeing some must sights in Washington DC, a train ride to Philadelphia, and then up to New York. The itinerary outlined below may shift slightly based on the needs of the group and the number of students attending. Please join us as we travel back in time. 

 

Cost for double occupancy- $1,995 per person. This includes excursions, food & accommodations. Flights, Broadway show tickets, snacks,  gratuity, etc. are the responsibility of the student.

Cost for single occupancy- $3,195 per person

Students under 14 years old must have a parent or guardian accompany them on the trip.

East Coast Trip

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1—Travel day

Arrive Washington DC

  • Fly into Reagan Airport by 4pm
  • Group Meeting for dinner 6pm

 

Day 2

Transportation plan: Old Trolley Hip Hop On/Off Tour

Breakfast: 8am

Leave house by: 8:30am

Start tour at: 9am

  • Smithsonian Institution Museums (Visitor center opens at 8am. Museums open between 10-11am)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Natural History Museum – Group Registration available
  • National Museum of African—We will need a timed entry pass
  • American History & Culture
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Portrait Gallery

 

Packed lunch 1pm

Location: Sculpture gardens

Dinner: il Canale @5pm (We will call ahead for pizza order)

Evening tours: 7pm--

Personalized evening tour around DC:

Overnight in Washington D.C

 

Day 3

Transportation plan: Uber to Stop 1- Hop on Hop Off Tour

Breakfast: 8am

Leave house by: 8:30am

Start tour at: 9am

 

Around town-- hop on hop off tour: 1001 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004 (intersection of 10th and E St.)

White House (picture stop group stay together for this)

 

Capitol Hill

  • US Capitol Tour – 45 minutes
  • Supreme Court (lines can be long to get in, no formal tour)
  • Library of Congress- 1 hour walking tour

Lunch: Packed lunch

12:30pm: United States Botanic Garden- tour time/interest permitting

Resume hop on off tour

Dinner: 5:30pm- Old Ebbitt

Evening: Rest and student choice

 

Overnight in Washington, D.C.

 

Day 4 and Day 5

Transportation: Uber

Arlington National Cemetery

  • Changing of the Guard
  •  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Kennedy Gravesites
  • Challenger Shuttle Memorial
  • Memorial Amphitheater
  • Arlington House

Lunch at Union Station- Sack Lunch

Group depart from Arlington by: 1 pm

Union Station- Train departs- 2:55pm

 

Travel to Philadelphia, PA

Train station: 30th street Station-- Arrive at 4:54pm

Uber to Hotel

Hotel: Penn’s view Philadelphia

14 North street Philadelphia, PA

Dinner: City Tavern- 138 South 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106 215.413.1443

 

Day 6

10:00am Museum of the American Revolution

9:00 am Independence Hall

National Constitution Center

Lunch: Gino’s Cheesesteaks or Pat’s Cheesesteaks on Passyunk Ave

Liberty Bell

Students/families head to station by 3:00pm

Uber to Train station: 30th Street Station- Departs at 5pm

 

Travel to New York City—arrive at Penn Station 6pm

 New York- Evening

Dinner: Empire State Building Observatory- open until 12am (optional)

Overnight in New York

 

Day 7

Transportation plan- Subway

Leave house by 9:00am

10:00am Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lunch- in Central Park

Central Park Walking tour—

Dinner 5pm- Mom’s Kitchen

Evening

Time Square

Broadway show—Curtains between 7pm- 8pm

Overnight in New York

 

Day 8

Transportation plan- Subway

Statue Cruise with stops at the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Lunch stop:

  • Wall Street and the Financial District*
  • National 9/11 Memorial Plaza (Time permitting)

Dinner- TBD

 

Day 9

  • Fly out of:  Newark international Airport by 4pm