Duration: 7 Days

New York and Washington

Combine our New York and Washington trips and explore the best of East USA. Visit Wall Street, Times Square, the Empire State Building and other main sights of New York before travelling via Philadelphia to Washington DC. All our tours are customisable, get in touch to discuss your specific requirements
All about the New York and Washington.
The Edventure Travel Package All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation. Fully Protected Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Customised for you All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs. Out of Hours Contact In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation. Travel Advice For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here. Foreign Travel Advice www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice You should seek advise on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Further travel health advice can be found on the following link. Travel Health Pro Website https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Flights
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • UK Coach Transfers
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
  1. Day 1 Depart the UK
    Fly from the UK to New York and transfer to accommodation on arrival. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the area near your hotel. You could visit the Rockefeller Centre this evening.
  2. Day 2 New York
    Full-day self-guided tour of New York’s major landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. This evening enjoy a show on Broadway.
  3. Day 3 Financial District
    Take a tour of the Financial District including Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and U.S Custom House. In the afternoon you can visit the Museum of American Finance and take a tour of NSC Studios. Take an evening meal in Times Square, such as Ellen’s Stardust Diner.
  4. Day 4 United Nations
    Depart by coach and travel to Washington DC. Stop en-route in Philadelphia to see the Freedom Bell and Liberty Hall.
  5. Day 5 Washington
    Take a sightseeing tour to the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, the Washington Monument, and the White House. Visit to Ford’s Theatre and then take your evening meal in a local restaurant.
  6. Day 6 Washington
    This morning take some free time to explore the various Smithsonian Museum before you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
  7. Day 7 Arrive Home
    Arrive back in the UK
  1. Top of the Rock New York City
    This observatory on top of Rockefeller Centre offers spectacular views of the city. it is an ocean-liner style design with three levels of observation decks to explore.  The first deck comprises the Radiance Wall; the second, is entirely outdoors and contains the Breezeway; the third is located on the 70th floor open-air roof deck and is completely outdoors and free of a glass enclosure, making it perfect for photos.
  2. Brooklyn Bridge New York City
    Take time out to make the free 30-minute walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge is famous because there had never been a bridge like it before. It was the first steel-wired and the longest suspension bridge in the world. It spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Enjoy this wonderful photo opportunity.
  3. Statue of Liberty New York City
    A tour to this iconic symbol of New York will give your group an opportunity to look closely at this amazing statue. The observatory tour will take you to the top of the pedestal for a spectacular view and you can also witness the view from the base of the statue to give your group a different perspective of its magnificence.
  4. Broadway New York City
    A Broadway show is a must when visiting New York. Edventure travel can book your show in advance from the choice of shows is endless and ever changing. The majority of shows are musicals which are performed in the 41 professional theatres of the area. Broadway is a very popular tourist attraction in New York City and is considered to epitomise the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
  5. Empire State Building New York City
    The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building from its completion in 1931 until 1970. It reaches more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky and the Observation Deck providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From here, you’ll get amazing views of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and much more!
  6. Staten Island Ferry New York City
    The Staten Island Ferry is a fantastic way of taking a closer look at the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan waterfront. It is mainly used for commuters to travel to and from Manhattan, but outside rush hour it’s one of the best ways to view Manhattan from a different angle.
  7. NBC Studios New York City
    Why not take your group on this hour-long tour of the world’s most famous studios to  see what happens behind the scenes.  Tours are steered through a working environment and your group may catch a glimpse of a show in production. Your students will be able to see the interactive features and use of the blue-screen technology and also join NBC personalities on set. You could also spend time in the NBC Museum, which takes you through the NBC’s 75-year history.
  8. United Nations New York City
    New York has been home to the UN since the organisation’s inception at the end of World War II. Let Edventure travel book your group onto a guided tour of the organisation’s headquarters, which is given by guides from a diverse range of countries and takes in some of the UN’s most important structures including the General Assembly and the Security Council. This tour offers your students a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse inside the UN.
  9. 9/11 Museum and Memorial New York City
    This memorial commemorates the destruction of the World Trade Centre  in the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing, which killed six.  It is located at the World Trade Centre site which is the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during these attacks. The memorial is the area around the sites of the twin towers that came down and consists of a forest of swamp white oak trees with two square reflecting pools in the centre marking where the Twin Towers stood. The museum is underground and has incredibly good displays covering the whole incident including the pentagon.
  10. Macy's Department Store New York City
    Do not miss the opportunity of shopping at Macy’s, the world’s largest department store. You can book a tour of the department for your group so that they can enjoy a fun, fact-filled lecture and store tour. They will teach your group about merchandising concepts, visual techniques and little-known facts about the historic Herald Square location. It includes an informative discussion of the history of Macys from its humble beginnings in 1858 to its status as the world’s largest store with over 2 million square feet of selling space.
  11. Ellis Island New York City
    A visit to Ellis Island will give your group a fascinating insight into a piece of America’s social history and a visit to the museum is crucial to understanding this nation of immigrants. It tells the moving tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of the American people and some 40% of Americans can trace their history back to at least one ancestor who passed through it. Your group can also visit Statue of Liberty Museum.
  12. The White House Washington DC
    The White House is the residence of the President of the United States of America and has been since 1800, the first of which was President John Adams.  Famously located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the building was set alight by the British in 1814 during the 1812 war and later rebuilt by James Hoban. Today the building is an icon of Washington D.C. and recognised across the world.
  13. Washington Monument Washington DC
    Situated along the National Mall, this obelisk was built to commemorate George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. At 555 feet, the monument towers over the city and when completed in 1884 it was the tallest building in the work.
  14. US Capitol Visitor Centre Washington
    The mission for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Centre is ”Working together for Congress to inform, involve and inspire every visitor to the United States”. Here you can learn about characteristics of the house, the Senate, the US legislative process, art and architecture. It is situated underground and it part of the United States Capitol complex.
  15. Smithsonian National Museum of American History Washington DC
    There is a huge array or exhibitions and materials at this museum, with daily programs and activities to get involved with. Discover the history of this great nation from roles of former presidents, the story of the national anthem or the sacrifice in wartime.
  1. Social Interactions
    School trips can offer the opportunity for students to develop their relationships and interactions with others.
  2. Enthusiasm
    This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.
  3. Knowledge and Perspective
    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.
  4. Pupil Engagement
    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.
  5. Self-development
    This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.
  6. Reward
    This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.
  7. Hands-on Learning
    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.
All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.