East Coast History

With history and power on show everywhere you look, Washington and New York City enable students to experience democracy in action and learn how the Land of the Free came to be.

From military museums, to monuments to the civil rights movement, to key 9/11 sites that link the two cities, there is much to discover and re¨ect on in these vibrant destinations.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Travel to the USA
Day 2 Washington DC
  • City tour Learn about US democracy on a self-guided tour of the US Capitol Building and Visitor Center at Capitol Hill. Enjoy an illuminated city tour, viewing:
    – The White House
    – The US Capitol
    – The Lincoln Memorial
    – The World War II and Vietnam War Memorials
Day 3 Washington DC
  • Washington DC Sightseeing Explore the nation’s capital, taking in:
    – Arlington Cemetery
    – Woodrow Wilson House
    – Smithsonian Museums
Day 4 Washington DC
  • The White House Visit Capitol Hill and the White House Visitor Centre for a glimpse into the home of the US President.
  • Holocaust Museum Later, visit the Holocaust Museum (USHMM), which provides for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history.
Day 5 Washington DC
  • Sightseeing Enjoy a day of sightseeing and leisure activities.
Day 6 Washington DC - New York City
  • Gettysburg Sightseeing Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.
Day 7 New York City
  • Statue of Liberty Get a close-up view of one of the world’s most recognised landmarks.
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum Learn about the USA’s rich history of immigration at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Day 8 New York City
  • 9/11 Museum & Memorial Reflect on the harrowing terror events of September 11, 2001 at the 9/11 Memorial, the World Trade Center site and the Pentagon.
  • Broadway Show Take your seats for an afternoon of entertainment at a Broadway show.
Day 9 New York City
  • Harlem Heritage Civil Rights walking tour Explore Harlem’s impact on the American Civil Rights Movement on a Harlem Heritage Civil Rights walking tour.
  • NYC Gangster Tour Visit places ruled by some of the most powerful gangs. Little Italy, where The Mafia or La Cosa Nostra wreaked havoc and mob members were gunned down in the streets. Learn of the demise of the last don John Gotti. Also visit Chinatown, home to the Tong gangs, where the infamous two Tongs would rage war on each other. Explore the underground tunnels and hear stories of their wars.
Day 10 New York City
  • Natural History Museum Visit the Natural History Museum, one of the largest in the world.
  • Rockefeller Center Visit the Rockefeller Center and get unobstructed 360° city views from the Top of the Rock.
Day 11 Depart USA
Day 12 Travel
  • Don’t forget, you lose a day in travel on your way home!
Day 13 Return home

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