Tours

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
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.

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 30

Washington DC 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 Washington DC 7 day tour.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Monarchs in Mexico 10 days January 28-February 7, 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
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Discover Costa Rica 10 day February 18-28, 2025

What is a cloud forest? How many species of birds are in Costa Rica? When was the last volcanic eruption? Where can we see monkeys? How fast do sloths move? What is the tallest waterfall in the country? What does "Pura Vida" mean? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Costa Rica!

Think Costa Rica is only national parks? Think again! When you are on our family-oriented tour you will:
● Sample fresh Costa Rican coffee.
● Learn about the diverse wildlife in Costa Rica.
● Feel the spray from a waterfall.
● Zipline through the treetops or take a relaxing horseback ride.
● See jaguars, hummingbirds and tree frogs.
● Discover how chocolate and coffee is grown.
● Visit some of the world famous national parks.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 12

Iceland Experience 10 day

How many active volcanoes does Iceland have? What do Icelanders believe about elves? Which is the largest glacier? How much of Iceland is uninhabited? What are some of the unusual things about Iceland? What is unique about where the international airport is located? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour to Iceland!

Think a visit to Iceland is only for the northern lights? Think again! When you are on our family friendly tour you will:
● Soak in the warmth of natural hot springs.
● Learn about the diverse topography of the country.
● Hear the roar and feel the thunder of huge waterfalls.
● Feel what it's like to "fly" over Iceland.
● Experience the only live lava show in the world.
● Have an opportunity to try Iceland's most famous food: Hakarl or fermented shark.
● See black sand beaches.
● Walk between two continental tectonic plates.
● Visit a stable with Icelandic horses, the only breed allowed in the country.

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Philadelphia 7 days October 19-25, 2025

What are some of the historical "firsts" that happened in Philadelphia? How much does the Liberty Bell weigh? How many years of formal education did Benjamin Franklin have? What was Betsy Ross's age when she sewed the flag? What is the oldest residential street in the country? Which cheesesteak is the best in the city - Pat's or Geno's? What happened at Valley Forge? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Philadelphia!

Think Philadelphia is just about history? While there are some important historical sites to check out, there's much more than just that! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Explore the tree houses and smell the orchids at Longwood Gardens.
● See the Liberty Bell up close.
● Run up the Rocky Steps.
● Get a bird's eye view of the city from the City Hall observation deck.
● Watch coins being made at the US Mint.
● Operate equipment at a construction themed park.
● Walk through America's most historic prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, that once housed Al Capone.
● Stand in the building where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
● Take a baseball (Phillies) or football (Eagles) stadium tour (seasonal).

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Boston and New England - 7 Days July 6-12, 2025

Who is the most famous person to come from Boston? Where in Boston did the largest property theft in the world take place? How many people run the Boston Marathon each year? What was the Great Molasses Flood? Which New England town was the birthplace of the American military? How long did the Salem witch trials last? What is the most famous Newport mansion located along the Cliff Walk? Which Massachusetts town is home to Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as other famous authors? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Boston and New England!

Think New England is just a scenic fall destination? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Learn American history at sites along the Freedom Trail in Boston.
● Feel the ocean breeze along the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI.
● Explore the Tea Party ship and the USS Constitution in Boston.
● Experience what life on the Mayflower would have been like.
● Visit Louisa May Alcott's orchard house in Concord.
● Find out what happened during the Salem witch trials.
● Discover pirates in Salem.
● See where Paul Revere lived in Boston.

Duration
7 days
Group Size
8 to 20

New York City - 7 Day Tour May 11-17, 2025

What are some of New York City's nicknames? Where is Alexander Hamilton buried? What food is the city most famous for? How big is Central Park? How many miles of subway tracks does New York City have? What was the longest running Broadway show?

Think NYC is only for grownups? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Explore the Natural History Museum where the movie "Night at the Museum" was filmed.
● Discover some of the statues in Central Park.
● Visit the grave of Alexander Hamilton.
●Taste the famous New York City pizza.
● Walk across the famed Brooklyn Bridge.
● Experience a Broadway show.
● Stand on the site of 9/11.
● Marvel at the secrets of Grand Central Station.
● Stroll through the oldest park in the city.
● Learn about the birthplace of American government in Federal Hall.
● Get a bird's eye view of the city from Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) or the Empire State Building.
● Feel the breeze on a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Experience Norway - 10 Days

What is the difference between trolls and gnomes? Where in Norway is an extreme sports competition each year? How many islands does Norway have? Why does it stay light so long here in the summer? How cold is the water in the fjords? What is Norway best known for?
Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Norway!

Think Norway is only about fjords? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Feel the spray from walking BEHIND a waterfall.
● Have an opportunity to sample fresh fish and seafood.
● Ride a funicular up a mountain for expansive views of the city.
● Learn about the history and culture of Norway.
● Get your picture taken next to a troll...if you dare!
● Learn about traditional boat building techniques.
● See the unique architecture of the Oslo Opera House.
● Visit the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 16

Reformation Tour in Germany 10 Days June 17-27, 2025 and September 24-October 4, 2025

What was life like during Luther’s time? How was Martin Luther able to stay at Wartburg Castle for so long without being discovered? Where are Martin and Katie Luther buried? What did music in Luther’s time period sound like? Why is Bach considered to be such a remarkable composer? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next Lutheran Heritage family group tour in Germany!

Think church history is boring? Think again! When you are on our family-oriented tour you will:
Hear the amazing acoustics in beautiful churches.
Feel the breeze and take in the views from Wartburg Castle overlooking the countryside and town of Eisenach .
Sit in the church in Wittenberg where Martin Luther preached.
Enjoy German food and have a beer in an authentic Biergarten.
Smell the flowers at the oldest botanical garden in Germany.
Eat like in Luther’s time at the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, where Martin Luther studied.
Listen to Bach pieces played on authentic instruments from his time period at the Bach Haus in Eisenach.
See the differences between Luther’s design of the first Lutheran church in Torgau.
Visit the burial place of Katie Luther in St. Mary’s Church in Torgau.
Learn about what life was like in the time of Luther at the Luther 1517 - Wittenberg 360° exhibit.
Walk the streets of Eisleben where Martin Luther was born and died.