Philadelphia

Colonial Philadelphia
Explore the city that was capital of the original 13 colonies and home to Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and Edgar Alan Poe. See the Liberty Bell, visit Independence Hall and run in Rocky Balboa’s footsteps up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Day 1 Hello Philadelphia
Meet your tour director
Philadelphia city walk
Washington Square Districthistoric waterfrontOld City Cultural District
Dinner
Day 2 Philadelphia
Breakfast
Philadelphia guided sightseeing tour
Ben Franklin's grave"Rocky Steps"Independence Hall visitLiberty Bell Center visit
Elfreth's Alley
National Constitution Center visit
Dinner
Details: Philadelphia guided sightseeing tour
The names of its residents alone would be enough to draw anyone to Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman. Explore "America's most historic square mile" with a local licensed guide and see where the founding myths of America were created. Independence Hall saw the signing of both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, which was read in public for the first time after the ringing of the Liberty Bell on July 8, 1776. The Bell itself now rests in its own pavilion, where it is rung every Independence Day.
Details: Liberty Bell Center visit
See the bell that symbolizes one of the founding principles of the United States. The Liberty Bell was last rung on George Washington’s birthday in 1846 before its now-famous crack turned it into a silent reminder of what the United States stands for. Visit the center where the bell is housed; see video presentations and exhibits focusing on its origins, history and modern day role in the US.
Details: Betsy Ross House visit
Step back in time and see the house where Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first Stars and Stripes flag. Learn about how this woman was entered into history when three men, including George Washington, asked her to create the official national flag of the United States in 1777.
Day 3 Goodbye Philadelphia
Breakfast
Travel home
Details: Franklin Institute Science Museum visit
Get shocked at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, one of the oldest and premier science institutes in the United States. One of the permanent exhibits at the museum is the hands-on Franklin…He’s electric exhibit, which celebrates Franklin’s genius and showcases famous and historical objects like his lightening rod.

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  • Day 3 Start extension to Lancaster
    Breakfast
    Travel to Lancaster
    Amish homestead visit
    Buggy ride
    Pennsylvania Dutch-style dinner
    Details: Franklin Institute Science Museum visit
    Get shocked at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, one of the oldest and premier science institutes in the United States. One of the permanent exhibits at the museum is the hands-on Franklin…He’s electric exhibit, which celebrates Franklin’s genius and showcases famous and historical objects like his lightening rod.
    Day 4 Hershey, PA
    Breakfast
    Hershey excursion
    Hershey's Chocolate World visitHersheypark visit
    Dinner
    Day 5 Goodbye Lancaster
    Breakfast
    Travel to Philadelphia
    Travel home
    Map of Colonial Philadelphia Educational Student Tour and Trip
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • 2 overnight stays (4 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
    • Dinner daily (except departure day)
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Overnight security chaperone
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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