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Washington D.C., Gettysburg & New York City

6 Days, 5 Nights

Just a Little About Us

NationsClassroom is a trusted educational travel company specializing in school trips to our nation’s historic corridor, including class trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and neighboring areas. We partner with teachers to offer students and families all-inclusive trips that are educational, safe, affordable, and fun. More than 50,000 students have walked in the footsteps of history and made lasting memories on a school trip with NationsClassroom.

Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group. We look forward to working with you!

Day 1

Washington DC - Day 1 (Unknown Soldier)

Morning flight from your departure airport to a Washington, D.C. area airport.

Afternoon arrival. Meet your NationsClassroom Tour Guide. Board your tour coach bus and your tour begins.

White House - The“People’s House” is a great place for selfies and group photos.

Arlington National Cemetery - Statesmen and soldiers of the United States Armed Services are buried here. Witness the Changing of the Guard at The Tomb of the Unknowns and pay your respects at Kennedy’s eternal flame. The Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington House, and Challenger Space Shuttle Memorial also will be visited on your guided tour of the grounds.

Iwo Jima Memorial - U. S. Marine Corps Memorial - Also referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Memorial is located just outside Arlington National Cemetery and it is dedicated to the U.S. Marines who have lost their lives in defense of our country since 1775.

Evening Tour

Lincoln Memorial  - Be humbled by Lincoln’s grandeur and reminded of the relevance of his words today. This memorial has long been a tribute to the 16th President’s efforts to keep the country united as well as a symbol for the fight of equality in America. Read more about the Lincoln Memorial >>>

Vietnam Veterans Memorial -  Listed in chronological order are the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country during the Vietnam  War.

Korean Memorial - Walk over to appreciate the symbolism of the memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.

Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.


Day 2

Washington DC - Day 1 (MLK Memorial)

Mount Vernon - Homestead of America's first President and his final resting place, Mount Vernon is George and Martha Washington’s Potomac riverfront plantation. Explore the grounds that include a guided home tour, an active pioneer farm site, slave quarters, and Washington’s Tomb. The Education Center includes exhibits and artifacts about the Washington family and life during colonial times.

Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House  - This restored theatre commemorates Lincoln’s life in the place of his assassination. A lower-level museum chronicles the events of the Civil War and Lincoln’s presidency. Cross the street to tour the Peterson House where Lincoln drew his last breath. Tickets are required for entry to both attractions.

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial - Walk among the 184 benches that symbolize the lives lost at the Pentagon on September 1, 2001.

Evening Tour

World War II Memorial - Visit the architecturally stunning memorial dedicated in remembrance of the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of soldiers and the American people during WWII.

Martin Luther King JR. Memorial - The Stone of Hope sculpture and four acre park space are a place to pay respect and contemplate the meaning of the Civil Rights movement. Read more about the MLK Memorial >>>

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial - This expansive memorial is a tribute to the 12 years of American history during the time of FDR’s presidency. A sequence of four outdoor rooms, representing each of his terms in office, teach about the life and times of this influential era.  .

Jefferson Memorial - This memorial features the iconic words of a revered president that remind us “a nation cannot be ignorant and free.”

Overnight at your Washington D.C. area hotel.


Day 3

Washington DC - Day 3 (Museums)

Group photo in front of the U.S. Capitol

Capitol Hill - Go to the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and Gallery to begin a tour by appointment of the home of the legislative branch. Walk across to First Street to tour The Library of Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Smithsonian Institution Museums - Groups may choose two museums of the greatest interest from the Smithsonian Museums, including:

American History Museum - Artifacts that we hold dear proudly tell the story of what it means to be an American.

Natural History Museum - Exhibits showcase unrivaled scientific collections such as fossils, moon rocks, and crown jewels, including the mysterious Hope Diamond.

Air and Space Museum - This is the world's largest collection of aviation and space artifacts where you can trace the importance of scientific discovery in air and space.

National Museum of African American History and Culture - Tickets are required for one of the newest museums in the Smithsonian complex that “seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African experience.”

National Portrait Gallery - This prestigious art museum tells the American story through portraits of leaders and prominent personalities who shaped our culture.

Depart for Gettysburg, PA.

Dinner at the Dobbin House - This historic tavern stood at the time of the Civil War and it was a station stop on the underground railroad.

Evening program of your choice for your group.

Overnight at your hotel in Gettysburg, PA.


Day 4

Washington DC - Day 4 (Gettysburg)Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center - A great place to begin your tour of Gettysburg, your group will uncover battlefield stories and better understand the role that Gettysburg played in this transformative chapter in our nation’s history. The center also features The Battle of Gettysburg film and Cyclorama painting that is enhanced by a sound and light program and a three dimensional diorama foreground that thrusts viewers into the fury of Pickett's Charge.

Gettysburg Driving Battlefield Tour -  Extensively trained, licensed guides will lead your group through the battlefield to tell the stories that add meaning to the fields, monuments, and landmarks of Gettysburg.

Travel to New York City.

Central Park - Stroll through the oldest landscaped park in the U.S. and the iconic shooting location of more than 300 movies.

Midtown - Take in the sights on a walking tour of the largest commercial, entertainment, and media center in the U.S. that includes Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NBC Studios, and the Chrysler Building.

5th Avenue - Historic landmarks and stylish retailers such as Tiffany & Co. await your group in one of America’s most expensive shopping districts.

Evening Program (Choose one activity for your group)

Top of the Rock Observatory - Ascend more than 850 feet up to the three-tiered observation platform at 30 Rockefeller Center for an unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view.

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Empire State Building Observatory - Your visit begins in an elegant art deco lobby with murals adorning the stone walls. Visit the observation deck on the 86th floor for a bird's-eye view of the city.

Overnight in your New York City area hotel.


Day 5

Washington DC - Day 5 (NYC)Statue Cruise - Take a harbor cruise with stops at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Statue of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island -  Climb the stairs to a balcony located at the top of the statue's pedestal and visit the museum’s Statue of Liberty exhibit that traces the history and symbolism of the Statue through museum objects, photographs, prints, videos, and oral histories. Also on display are full-scale replicas of the Statue's face and foot, which provide a sense of scale and influence.

Ellis Island - More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. This historic station is home to interactive exhibits that personalize the immigrant experience.

Lower West Side Manhattan Driving Tour

Times Square - Be energized by the lights, sounds, and people who make this part of New York so iconic.

Broadway - Offering more than 40 professional theaters, you can choose a show that best fits your needs for an unforgettable night out.

Overnight in your New York City area hotel.


Day 6

Washington DC - Day 6 (United Nations)National September 11 Memorial Plaza - The Memorial is a “tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future.”

Financial District - At the heart of American government and capitalism, this district is home to historic sites, new buildings, and important memorials, including Federal Hall, the Wall Street Bull, the U.S. Customs House, and the 9/11 Memorial.

National September 11 Memorial Plaza - The Memorial is a “tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future.”

Financial District - At the heart of American government and capitalism, this district is home to historic sites, new buildings, and important memorials, including Federal Hall, the Wall Street Bull, the U.S. Customs House, and the 9/11 Memorial.

Tour New York’s Boroughs - Enjoy the unique ethnic and cultural areas of NYC, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho and Greenwich. The distinctive architecture, history, and shops in each part of the City are like new worlds to explore. Take a trip across the beloved Brooklyn Bridge before wrapping up your tour.

More sightseeing as time permits.

Afternoon departure to your home airport.

 

Everything is Included

Online EZPAY registration and installment plan

Online EZPAY registration and installment plan

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

Accident and illness protection for all travelers

All meals and attractions

All meals and attractions

Hotel accomodations

Hotel accomodations

Professional night security on your floor each evening

Professional night security on your floor each evening

Overnight hotel coordinator in addition to tour guides

Overnight hotel coordinator in addition to tour guides

Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff.

Gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff

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