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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to the Historic East Coast!
  • Arrive in Boston, MA Meet your Christian WorldStrides representative and prepare for an action-packed journey back in time to visit Colonial America.
  • Orientation †Your Course Leader will guide your thinking in a discussion around America's Christian heritage. Talk about God's role in building the foundation for our country.
  • Lexington and Concord Welcome to the home of the American Revolution! Textbooks come to life as you explore these two key sites that sparked the Revolutionary War.
  • Walk Lexington Green Relive the shot heard 'round the world at the site where it all began.
  • †In a discussion with your peers and Course Leader, learn from the sacrifices of others.
  • National Heritage Museum Enjoy this extensive museum that concentrates on American history from the chronicles of the Revolutionary War to popular culture.
  • Drive to Concord
  • Old North Bridge Battle Site Stand on the grounds of one of the earliest battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Check-In
Day 2 Continue to Learn About Our Nation's History
  • Breakfast † Morning Devotional
  • Hotel Check-Out
  • Drive to Plymouth, MA
  • The Mayflower II Climb aboard a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620.
  • Plymouth Plantation See the Pilgrim's world come to life! This village recreates the lives of the Pilgrims, some of America's most famous immigrants.
  • † The Pilgrims believed strongly in God's plan for our country. Spend some time discussing their faith, God's Plan, and the birth of our nation.
  • Lunch
  • Freedom Trail This walking tour takes you into the heart of Boston. Learn about the events surrounding the birth of America and see many important sites along your way, including Boston Common, America's oldest public park; Old Granary Burying Ground, where Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock are buried; the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre; and the Bunker Hill Memorial.
  • Cambridge Flash forward to life as a student at one of Cambridge's esteemed colleges. This city is home to two of the finest universities in the country: M.I.T. and Harvard.
  • Dinner
  • Hotel Check-In
Day 3 Boston and Beyond!
  • Breakfast † Morning Devotional
  • Hotel Check-Out
  • New England Aquarium Explore the waters of the world, from the Boston Harbor to the mysterious Amazon River in this state-of-the-art museum.
  • Lunch
  • Depart for New York City
  • Chinatown and Little Italy Explore New York’s largest Chinese community, which includes some of the best bargains and ethnic food in the city, and visit Little Italy, famous for its authentic Italian restaurants and pastry shops.
  • Dinner
  • Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock See New York City from the top of either the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center. Take in the huge skyscrapers, hundreds of taxis below, and the sounds of NYC.
  • Hotel Check-In
Day 4 Explore the Big Apple!
  • Breakfast † Morning Devotional
  • Rockefeller Center Visit the many famous sites within the world's largest privately owned business complex. This center is full of shops, museums, and tourist sites.
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Take in the beauty of one of the largest gothic-style Catholic churches in the United States.
  • Radio City Music Hall Be inspired by the huge and beautiful Radio City Music Hall, a famous art-deco landmark and home to the Rockettes.
  • Lunch
  • Fifth Avenue Walk Experience Manhattan at its most glamorous with high-end boutiques, chic department stores, and student favorites like the Apple Store and Tiffany & Co®.
  • Central Park Enjoy this 840-acre oasis in the midst of the busy city, which features the Carousel, Strawberry Fields, and the Great Lawn.
  • Times Square Visit the iconic and lively center of New York City’s theatre district known as the “crossroads of the world”.
  • Dinner
  • Broadway Show Enjoy the excitement of a Broadway show and pose for a group photo in Times Square.
Day 5 Get a Glimpse of Lower Manhattan
  • Breakfast † Morning Devotional
  • Hotel Check-Out
  • Statue of Liberty Ride the subway to Lower Manhattan and take a ferry to Liberty Island, where you will visit this landmark monument to freedom that greets newcomers to New York Harbor.
  • †Think about the symbolic connection between Lady Liberty and the cost of freedom.
  • Ellis Island Experience the immigration museum on the historic site of America’s primary gateway for millions of immigrants. See the more than 700,000 names listed on the Wall of Valor, and even research your ancestors by accessing passenger records in the museum’s interactive history center.
  • †Imagine living in a place where your faith in God is forbidden. Take some time to discuss the sacrifices and struggles of these immigrants.
  • Lunch
  • National 9/11 Memorial Reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
  • †Take a moment to pray for the families of these victims.
  • Wall Street and the Financial District Visit America’s financial center, home to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Federal Hall.
  • †Christian Discoveries Closing Take some time to discuss what part you will play in God's plan for our nation's future.
  • Dinner
  • Depart for Home *This itinerary may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.

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