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
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
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Idyllic Italy 10 day September 2-12, 2025

What is the significance of Venetian masks? What is the history of gondolas in Venice? What is the big horse race that happens in Siena? What is unique about Cinque Terre? How is olive oil made? How old is the city of Florence? What is the Tuscany region known for? How many varieties of grapes are grown for Italian wines? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Italy!

Think Italy is only about pasta and wine? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Sample authentic Italian gelato.
● Observe how olive oil is made and processed.
● See original works of art by Michelangelo.
● Feel the heat while watching professional glass blowers.
● Savor the taste of freshly made pasta dishes.
● Walk the streets of a medieval fortress city.
● Take in the beauty of the Tuscan landscapes.
● Stand in awe of the architecture and scenic alleyways in every city.
● See the city from the top of the London Eye.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

English Gardens and More - 10 Days

How many gardens are at Blenheim Palace, home of Winston Churchill? What is the oldest botanical garden in England? What was the name of the castle where the TV series Downton Abbey was filmed? What makes the White Cliffs of Dover white? What is a psychic garden? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of England during our English Gardens tour!

Think England is only about high tea and double decker buses? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the oldest botanical garden in England.
● Explore castles and their gardens.
● Sample fish and chips.
● Visit the site of filming for a famous TV series and the beautiful gardens on the castle grounds.
● Take an afternoon tea bus tour through London.
● Walk through St. James Park to watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
● Learn about royal horses, coaches and carriages at the Royal Mews.
● Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Lavender Fields of France 10 Days July 16-26, 2025

Which gardens is also the largest open air sculpture museum in the world? Which French garden was the first to be influenced by the Italian Baroque style? Who said "I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers"? What kinds of Japanese influences can be found in Monet's Garden? Where is the oldest botanical garden in France? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of France!

Think France is only about croissants in Paris? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the elegance of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens.
● Observe how French pastries are made.
● Sample a fresh croissant.
● Visit the oldest botanical garden in France.
● Smell the scent of lavender on the breeze in the fields of Provence.
● Learn the science behind how perfume is made.
● Tour a monastery and gardens.
● Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Heather Hills of Scotland - 10 Days

What is heather used for? What town is considered the happiest place in Scotland? How cold is the water in Loch Ness? How old are the gardens at Holyrood Palace? How often are sheepdog trials held? What is the history of falconry in Scotland? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of Scotland!

Think Scotland is only about the Loch Ness monster? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the oldest botanical garden in Scotland.
● Observe the heather covered hills of the Highlands.
● Listen to traditional music at a local pub.
● Visit a farm to learn about sheep and Highland cows.
● Take a boat tour on Loch Ness.
● Enjoy an afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle.
● Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
● Feel the wind in your face on the Isle of Skye.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Belgian Gardens and Brussels Flower Carpet 10 Days August 8-18, 2024

How many variety of roses are in the Rose Garden at Coloma? What is the oldest botanical garden in Belgium? How many botanical gardens are there in Belgium? What makes Belgian chocolate special? Which artist has a hidden tribute painting at the Castle of the Counts in Ghent? What is the Atomium? What percentage of the world's diamonds go through Antwerp? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of Belgium during the Brussels Flower Carpet display which only happens every 2 years!

Think Belgium is only about chocolate? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the Rose Garden of Coloma, the most comprehensive rose garden in the world.
● Observe how Belgian chocolate is made.
● Sample a fresh Belgian waffle with all the fixings.
● Visit the oldest botanical garden in Belgium.
● Take a boat tour through the canals of Antwerp.
● Walk the halls of a medieval castle.
● Learn about the diamond trade in Antwerp.
● Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Discover London

What was Winston Churchill's childhood home like? How does the British government work? Who are some of the famous people buried in Westminster Abbey? How long is a ride on the London Eye? Where is a ruined church turned into a park? Are there still red phone booths in London? What is the oldest and largest castle in the world? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in London!

Think London is only about Big Ben and double decker buses? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● See paintings by van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt and more.
● Hear the stories about the Tower of London's past.
● Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
● Sample some local fish and chips.
● Explore the home of Winston Churchill.
● Stand in the middle of Westminster Abbey.
● Tour the Parliament building.
● Visit Windsor Castle, one of the homes of the British monarchy.
● See the city from the top of the London Eye.

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 20

Tulip Time in the Netherlands (10 Days) April 8-18, 2025 and April 22-May 2, 2025

What is the connection between the Netherlands and the Pilgrims? Who is the “cheese father” and what is his job? How many tulip bulbs are planted at Keukenhof Garden each year? Is the correct name: Holland or the Netherlands? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our 2024 Netherlands family group tour!

On our family-friendly tour you will:
Visit Kuekenhof Garden’s lovely flower displays.
Experience history at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
Sample different cheeses at the oldest and biggest cheese market in the Netherlands.
Enjoy a relaxing boat tour through the “Venice of the Netherlands” in Giethoorn.
See original paintings by one of the most famous Dutch painters at the Van Gogh Museum.
Watch the process of creating hand painted ceramic pieces at the Royal Delft Factory.
Eat an authentic stroopwafel.
Listen to the sounds of windmills and craftsmen using traditional methods to create various goods.

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.