Nicknamed “The City of Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia welcomes hundreds of student group trips each year to discover a rich historical heritage. “Philly” is the heart of American independence represented by its emblem, the Liberty Bell, and by Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. City of culture and sports, several activity options are available to students. Will they climb the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art like Sylvester Stallone in the movie “Rocky”?
Departure from your school in the morning and stop en route for lunch. Once in Philadelphia, it will already be time to have dinner at the restaurant. Then take a walking tour of historic Society Hill and Old City. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the houses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest street in Philadelphia, is a must see with its red brick houses with colorful shutters, some of which were even inhabited by the Founding Fathers. Installation at your hotel in the evening. Meal included: dinner.
After lunch, meet your local guide who will take you around the city to discover its many historic sites such as the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Also see the famous staircase featured in the movie “Rocky”. In the afternoon, meet at the Eastern State Penitentiary for a guided tour of the first true “penitentiary,” opened in 1829. Walk through these crumbling cell blocks that once housed many of America’s most notorious offenders including Al Capone. It is even said that this place is haunted! Then head to the Franklin Institute Science Museum, a leader in science and technology. Explore the ingenuity of Benjamin Franklin’s work through various educational science exhibits. End your day at the Philadelphia Mills for dining and shopping. It is also possible to add a professional team sports game to your schedule! Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Head to Lancaster for a guided coach tour of the Amish village to experience the fascinating way of life of this community. Students will learn about their history, customs and heritage as they visit a typical house, business and farm, while walking through the countryside. Then have a good meal on site at the Hershey Farm Restaurant in the form of a family table. Then take the road back to Philadelphia to visit Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed. Dine nearby and, in the evening, enjoy a unique view of the city from the top of the One Liberty Observation Deck. The observatory is located in the heart of the city offering 360-degree views from the top of the 57th floor. Now is the time to take some great photos! Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
Luggage preparation and departure from the hotel to the Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey. This aquarium houses the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast. Come meet spectacular animals, such as pygmy penguins, giraffe turtles, great hammerhead sharks and horned starfish! Enjoy daily shows and entertainment with animals. After this last activity, time for departure to your school in the late morning. Stops on the way back for meals. Meal included: breakfast.
- Transportation by Deluxe Motorcoach
- Professional guide services for the entire tour
- All activities, visits, meals and gratuities at restaurants mentioned on the itinerary
- 24/7 emergency telephone service
What’s not included
- Meals that are not mentioned on the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for the guide and driver (possible to include it in your package)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
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