Day 1 :
Welcome to the historic East Coast!
Meet your Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in our nation's capital.
- Arlington National Cemetery:
Pay your respects to the
hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who
sacrificed their lives.
- Lincoln Memorial:
Stand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stood
when he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial:
Scan more than 58,000 names
inscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women who
were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
- Korean War Veterans Memorial:
Walk among 19 statues,
each depicting a soldier in realistic garb, as they marched
through Korea’s rough terrain during the Korean War.
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 :
Follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers.
Walk the beautiful streets and follow in the
footsteps of many of our Founding Fathers. Take an eerie ghost tour to learn about some of the town's oldest ghost tales.
- Mount Vernon:
Explore George Washington’s estate, the
mansion he shared with Martha, and an education center that
showcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- Washington Monument:
(picture stop) Snap some photos in
front of the world’s tallest stone monument.
- Smithsonian Institution:
Explore incredible museums, such
as the National History Museum, the National Air and Space
Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American
- Jefferson Memorial:
Read some of Jefferson’s famous
writings and gain a new respect for the foresight he had while
writing the Declaration of Independence.
- FDR Memorial:
Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached out
to the American people during the Great Depression.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial:
memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist. Commemorate King's work by reading some of his most famous sayings on the 450-foot Inscription Wall.
Day 3 :
Continue exploring our nation's capital!
- Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House:
(by appointment) Follow
the mystery of Lincoln’s assassination from Ford’s Theatre to the
nearby house where he died.
- White House:
(picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of
the most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
- Capitol Hill:
Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakers
meet, explore the Visitor Center (by appointment), take in the
miles of books at the Library of Congress, and sit on the steps
of the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
- National Archives:
See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and
Declaration of Independence, and understand how they impact
our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- World War II Memorial:
Deepen your appreciation for the 16
million who served and 400,000 who lost their lives in battle
while fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.
- Iwo Jima Memorial:
Think about the inscription, “Uncommon
valor was a common virtue,” while you explore this tribute to
the U.S. Marines who died while serving our country.
- Pentagon Memorial:
Visit the memorial honoring the 184
victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon.
Day 4 :
Onward to NYC!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Depart for New York City:
- Lunch en route:
- Rockefeller Center:
Step into the world’s largest privately-owned business and entertainment
complex. You'll never forget the magical view of Manhattan from 70 stories up at Top of the Rock.
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral:
Take in the beauty of one of the largest gothic-style Catholic churches in the United
- 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:
Known as the "crossroads of the world," Times Square is famous for its huge buildings, bright lights, and unique shopping.
- Broadway Show:
Take time out for a Broadway Show. No matter which performance you end up seeing, it's sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 5 :
NYC and More!
- Breakfast and 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Depart New York City 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.