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This fantastic tour includes visits to some of the most prestigious colleges as well as to top cultural and historical sites in the United States!
We also offer alternative sightseeing and attractions for those participants who are not interested in college tours… There is something for everyone! It’s an action packed week!
When: Sunday, August 13 – Saturday, August 19
Tour Route: New York City – Philadelphia – Washington, DC
Accommodation: College campus residences and hotels
Meals: Breakfast included. Our tour directors will suggest places to eat for Lunch and Dinner and our chaperons will accompany students to locations.
Levels Grades: Ages 13 and up
Sunday: Grand Tour week begins!
Morning- travel to NYC
Afternoon- Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Central Park
Evening- Broadway and Times Square
Monday: Morning- Columbia University,
Afternoon- NYU and Washington Square, Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, UN.
Tuesday: Morning- travel to Philadelphia
Afternoon- Sightseeing in Philadelphia, Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday: Morning- Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Late Afternoon- Arrival to Washington D.C., Washington tour by night (National Monuments and Memorials)
Thursday: Morning- U.S. Capitol, White House, The Mall,
Friday: Morning- George Washington University
Afternoon- Smithsonian Museums: National Museum of American History or National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art
Evening- Summer Jazz Concert
Saturday: Morning- Departure from Washington, drop off at DC airports;
The Grand Tour starts in Massachusetts on Sunday morning, August 13, however, new students could meet us in NYC on Sunday afternoon (please contact us for details).
The trip ends in Washington on Saturday morning, August 19. Participants should make arrangements to depart from any of the Washington DC airports on that day. Students who continue with our other programs in Amherst will be on our group flight (additional cost) to BDL airport on Sunday morning.