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Philadelphia is a Student Youth Travel Association’s top trending student travel destination for a reason.  Historically significant and brilliantly modern, it has endless attractions and activities for students to appreciate.

Historically Significant

Take a self-guided stroll through the home of the symbol of American independence (the Liberty Bell), followed by a guided tour of Independence Hall.  Visit the National Constitution Center or Congress Hall and stand where the foundation of America was laid.  Tour Franklin Court or the Franklin Institute for a glimpse of scientific genius.

The Museum of the American Revolution is an exciting new addition to Philadelphia’s treasures.  The museum opened in April of 2017 and is dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution.  The centerpiece of the museum’s extensive collection is George Washington’s original headquarters tent.  Truly awe-inspiring!

Philly Favorites

If your students like quirky, visit the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic site for a glimpse of Al Capone’s “luxurious” cell.  Edgar Allen Poe had a Philly address as well.  Plan a visit to the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site in the Spring Garden Neighborhood.  Call ahead for this one, though; hours are limited. If the slightly macabre is more your students’ thing, stop at the Mütter Museum .  It boasts a collection of medical oddities and implements guaranteed to make you glad you live in the 21st century.  Yikes!

Finally, no trip to Philadelphia is complete without a run (cue the music!) up the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art made famous in the movie “Rocky.”  Then make your way to South Philly for a taste of the cheesy rivalry between two Philadelphia staples- Geno’s or Pat’s!

Philadelphia is a historical hot spot and an exciting destination for students. Whether you’re planning a quick trip or an extended stay, your students won’t be disappointed by all there is to do.

Itinerary

Our itineraries are just a starting point for your adventure.  We work directly with you to create a student trip that’s perfect for your group.  If you want a unique performance or learning experience, we make it happen. Do you need to change days or add an attraction? Consider it done! If you just need a trip planner that gives you great options, we have you covered. Our promise is always travel beyond expectations!

 

Day 1:     

Arrive in Philadelphia and meet your “full-scope” tour director, a seasoned pro who will handle the details of your trip.  Start at the National Constitution Center and discover how the foundation of America was laid.  Then stroll through the home of the symbol of American independence (the Liberty Bell), followed by a tour of Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Congress Hall, Supreme Court and Franklin Court.

Lunch at Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks is on your own before visiting the Museum of the American Revolution.  Recently opened, this museum is dedicated to telling the indelible story of the American Revolution.

 

Your evening activities today include a stop at One Liberty Observation Deck followed by your choice of a Spirit of Philadelphia DJ Dinner Cruise or dinner at Buca di Beppo.

 

Day 2:     

Start your journey into the past with a hearty hotel breakfast (included) and the Philadelphia Historical Independence Guided Walking Tour.  Stops include Elfreth’s Alley, Betsy Ross House, Fireman’s Hall and Christ Church.  Lunch at Philly’s Gourmet Café is on your own before making your way to the Franklin Institute and IMAX.

Dinner today is at student favorite Hard Rock Café (included).  Then choose from a “spirited” Haunted Trolley Tour or spooky after-hours tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

 

Day 3:     

Begin with a breakfast at the hotel, then depart for the Independence Seaport Museum and an included educational program.  While there, board the USS Becuna, a submarine that served in WWII and earned four battle stars, and the USS Olympia Sightseeing Tour.  Back on land, your motorcoach is waiting to whisk you off to Amish country in Lancaster, PA.  Tour an authentic Amish farm, followed by delicious, home-cooked Amish dinner (included).

 

Day 4:     

Start the day in Hershey, PA with an included hotel breakfast.  Then get ready for sweet fun and thrills at beautiful Hersheypark.  Lunch and dinner are included before you depart for home.

 

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