Multi-Day Small Group Tours

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We offer cultural tours for small friend and family groups both in the United States and internationally. These tours are designed to give guests a chance to learn about and experience the culture and history of their destination while focusing on a specific theme, such as gardens or history. We offer a variety of tour options, so everyone can choose the tour that best suits their needs.

Tours

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Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Discover Washington DC Tour (7 Days) March 23-29, 2025 and October 12-18, 2025

Who is Kilroy and where is he hiding at the WWII memorial? What was it like to live on George Washington’s estate at Mt. Vernon? How was President Lincoln’s assassin caught? How big is the Hope Diamond and is it really cursed? Why was there such controversy about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial when it was built? Where can you stand at the Lincoln Memorial and see the eternal flame of JFK’s burial site at Arlington at night? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Washington DC!

Think Washington DC is only for grownups who are interested in politics? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Test your spy skills at the International Spy Museum.
● Feel the breeze as we take a boat ride down the Potomac to experience the history and tranquility of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate.
● Assist in investigating the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater.
● Smell the orchids at the National Botanical Garden.
● Race your other guests to see who can sort mail the fastest at the Postal Museum.
● Honor those who died for our country at Arlington Cemetery and the Vietnam, Korean, and WWII War Veterans' memorials.
● Touch a moon rock at the National Air and Space Museum.
● Have an opportunity to sample Senate Bean Soup at the Capitol, a daily tradition served since the early 20th century.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Monarchs in Mexico 10 days January 28-February 8, 2025

How far do the butterflies have to fly to get to this spot in Mexico? Why are butterflies important to the ecosystem? Why was Chapultepec Castle important? What is the significance of the Avenue of the Dead in Teotihuacan? Who is Frida Kahlo and why is she famous? Discover the answers to all these questions and more by joining us on a family group tour to Mexico City and Cerro Pelon to experience the annual butterfly migration!

On our family-oriented tour, you will:
Hear what the wings of millions of monarch butterflies sound like.
Explore three butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico.
Learn about the migration patterns of the monarch butterfly.
Tour an avocado farm and learn about the challenges facing farmers.
Learn how to cook an authentic Mexican dish.
See floating gardens at Xochimilco.
Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum.
Walk through one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City.
Experience Teotihuacan, a pre-Aztec city including pyramids.

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 20

New York City 7 days *TOUR GUIDE ONLY option*

This option is for homeschool or other groups who would like to have a guided tour but want to make their own individual arrangements for accommodations and meals and decide which sites they want to pay to visit. Pricing for all sites on itinerary will be given upon request. Cost of any tickets that need to be purchased ahead of time will be an addition to the price listed. Tour director will meet group at a pre-selected spot each day and escort the group from place to place, giving commentary and handling any tickets for the group. Unless otherwise requested, the itinerary will be the same as the tour inclusive New York City 7 day tour.

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 30

Boston and New England 7 day *TOUR GUIDE ONLY option*

This option is for homeschool or other groups who would like to have a guided tour but want to make their own individual arrangements for accommodations and meals and decide which sites they want to pay to visit. Pricing for all sites on itinerary will be given upon request. Cost of any tickets that need to be purchased ahead of time will be an addition to the price listed. Tour director will meet group at a pre-selected spot each day and escort the group from place to place, giving commentary and handling any tickets for the group. Unless otherwise requested, the itinerary will be the same as the tour inclusive Boston and New England 7 day tour.

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 30

Philadelphia 7 day *TOUR GUIDE ONLY option*

This option is for homeschool or other groups who would like to have a guided tour but want to make their own individual arrangements for accommodations and meals and decide which sites they want to pay to visit. Pricing for all sites on itinerary will be given upon request. Cost of any tickets that need to be purchased ahead of time will be an addition to the price listed. Tour director will meet group at a pre-selected spot each day and escort the group from place to place, giving commentary and handling any tickets for the group. Unless otherwise requested, the itinerary will be the same as the tour inclusive Philadelphia 7 day tour.

Why choose us?

There are many reasons to take our company's multi-day cultural tours for small groups. Our tours are designed to provide a great overview of the destination and its many attractions while still giving you plenty of free time to explore on your own. All of our tour leaders are highly skilled and can answer questions about the destination and help you with anything you need during your tour. Our itineraries are designed with groups of all ages in mind so you can bond with other group members while experiencing the best that your destination has to offer. Finally, our tour pricing is tour-inclusive, so there are no surprises or hidden costs - once you arrive at your destination, everything from airport transfers to meals to entrance fees is taken care of for you.

Family-friendly

Our company specializes in providing multi-day cultural tours that are designed with all different ages and interests in mind. All our tour itineraries are family friendly and we work hard to ensu...

Our company specializes in providing multi-day cultural tours that are designed with all different ages and interests in mind. All our tour itineraries are family friendly and we work hard to ensure you are with a group that fits what you are looking for. We welcome all different kinds of friend and family groups: homeschoolers, garden clubs, social clubs, those with young children or teens, adult siblings traveling with or without their own families, single parents, married parents, and blended families, multigenerational families, and grandparents or grandchildren wanting to take a trip together, special interest groups, groups from America or groups from other countries. We can't wait to meet you all!

Small Group Size

We keep our group sizes small so that everyone can get the most out of their experience and create lasting memories with their loved ones. These small groups also allow us flexibility and the abili...

We keep our group sizes small so that everyone can get the most out of their experience and create lasting memories with their loved ones. These small groups also allow us flexibility and the ability to see and do things bigger groups can't. Plus, it's easier to make new friends in a smaller group!

Tour-inclusive

When we say tour-inclusive, we mean it. From your arrival to departure, the only extra expense will be your souvenirs to remember your trip by. All tour inclusions are clearly stated so you can se...

When we say tour-inclusive, we mean it. From your arrival to departure, the only extra expense will be your souvenirs to remember your trip by. All tour inclusions are clearly stated so you can see exactly what your tour price includes (everything except airfare to and from your destination - we even include your travel insurance!).

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

You can book a tour on our website or by calling us directly.

All meals and some snacks and drinks are provided for you, but you are welcome to bring your own additional food or drinks on the tour if you wish.

We recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.

Our group tour dates tend to be during less busy times of the year. Our tour destinations are popular places, but by choosing dates that are mostly off-peak, the weather tends to be more moderate and therefore more comfortable for everyone. There also tend to be fewer people during these seasons as well, which makes for a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Our itineraries are designed to appeal to all ages and our group leaders will tailor each tour to the ages of the guests on it.

All of our tour leaders go through training before leading any tours. They are also industry certified and/or licensed. Because your safety is our priority, all tour leaders are also background checked and are first aid/CPR certified.

Our tour leaders are first aid and CPR certified in case of an emergency. If an injury or medical event is beyond their training, they will call for emergency services and/or get the guest to the nearest appropriate medical facility. In the case of illness, tour leaders can refer you to the nearest urgent care or hospital.

It is important to us that you get plenty of free time to spend however you want without missing out on anything. So our itineraries are structured for a few hours of free time each day and our scheduled days end around 7-7:30 pm most evenings so that you can spend the rest of the evening as you choose and go to bed when you want.

Generally, all activities and sightseeing will take place as scheduled, rain or shine, so be sure to bring appropriate clothes and shoes as well as an umbrella, just in case they are needed. In the event that the weather is severe enough that it is unsafe to be out, the tour leader may make changes to the itinerary to accommodate the situation.

It is very common for guests who join us to become friends over the course of the tour. They often find that they have a lot in common. We offer several opportunities for our tour guests to get to know each other prior to their trip so that no one feels like a stranger when we all finally meet in person that first day. We certainly want everyone to look forward to their trip, so If you feel more comfortable doing a tour with just people you know, please contact us about creating a closed/private or custom tour just for you.

There are two options if you wish to travel with just people you know. The first is a closed group or private tour. As long as you choose a destination and itinerary that is used for public group tours, the price will be the same (a minimum of 6 people still applies), we would just set a date for your private tour to begin. The other option is a custom tour, which could be anywhere and does not need to follow an existing itinerary. Just contact us and we will be happy to get that scheduled and designed for you. Please note there is an additional charge for custom tours which will be discussed with you when you contact us.

We do our best to minimize any standing in line or wait times. We pre-book any sites that require tickets for entry and most are for a specific time, so there is generally minimal waiting. We also try to schedule tours during less busy times of the year so that security lines, etc. are shorter. While we can’t always avoid waiting, we do our best to make it as short as possible.

Breakfasts are provided at your hotel. Lunches will generally be at food courts or box lunches. Dinners will be at family-friendly restaurants. We do try to have some variety in the types of restaurants we use in order to appeal to everyone. We also make sure that the restaurants we choose can meet any dietary restrictions that you or your family members might have. Generally, you will be able to see the menu for the restaurant prior to arrival so you will know what they offer ahead of time.

Most places we go are accessible. In the rare situation where it is not, your tour leader will let you know ahead of time so you can be prepared.

For our Washington DC tours, we get around by metro and by foot. You will be provided with metro cards during your stay. While there is a lot of walking, we do try to minimize it when possible, so that your little ones don’t wear out too fast.

Yes! If you would like us to design a custom tour for your family to any destination, please contact us and we will be happy to help make your vacation dreams come true!

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