Anacapa Heads East!

Come join us on another incredible six-day trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City! We had an incredible time in 2019, and we’re so excited to get back to traveling in 2022. We’ll experience the memorials, museums and government branches that tell the story of America, past and present. Then we’ll head up to New York City to immerse ourselves in the communities that make New York the most diverse city on earth. Along the way we’ll see all the famous sights and neighborhoods that make the city so special.

April 5-10, 2022 • 6 Days • Washington D.C. & New York City

Trip at a Glance

We’ll show your students the best of these phenomenal cities, as well as the wow moments and local experiences that make this trip so special, all over 6 days/5 nights. How we run our trips is unlike any other company. We’ll fly during the day, and stay an extra hotel night, to avoid jet lag that ruins the first part of the tour. We stay in fantastic, central hotels, and travel in a high-quality motor coach. But most importantly, the experiences your students will have will transform them, creating an unforgettable week.

Projected Itinerary

This itinerary is likely to change slightly due to the evolving covid-19 situation. Any modifications will always be clearly communicated to you as they happen.

Day 1 – April 5 – Arrival in D.C.

  • Leave LAX on an early flight to Washington, D.C., arriving in the afternoon, ready to see some sights.
  • We’ll use the evening to explore Alexandria, Virginia, and get settled for the long days ahead!
  • Instead of exhausting the group with a redeye, we are adding an extra hotel night so your students are rested and ready for the week ahead.

Day 2 – April 6

  • Tour George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Lunch
  • Explore the world-class Smithsonian Museums
  • See the White House, Lafayette Park and other iconic buildings of DC
  • Experience the Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Memorial

Day 3 – April 7

  • We’ll spend the morning in powerful Arlington National Cemetery
  • Tour the U.S. Capitol & Library of Congress
  • National African American History & Culture Museum
  • Dinner
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials

Day 4 – April 8 – Head to NYC

  • Depart Washington, D.C. for Manhattan!
  • Check in to our central Manhattan hotel. Staying in Manhattan makes all the difference: you feel like a local, and can accomplish so much more in a day than you ever thought.
  • Explore New York’s Midtown, home to the most famous landmarks: Times Square, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Terminal
  • Dinner
  • Evening visit to the observation deck on The Edge at Hudson Yards

Day 5 – April 9

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Financial District & 9/11 Memorial
  • Explore Chinatown and Greenwich Village
  • Broadway Show

Day 6 – April 10 – Departures

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and explore the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.
  • Leave NYC in the afternoon for home! You’ll arrive late in the evening.

About the Owner & Company

Mitch Bach
Owner & Tour Guide
Mitch is the owner of the company, and will be your tour guide. He has nearly 20 years’ experience leading student tour groups around the world. He is a graduate of the University of Paris-Sorbonne, with majors in History and Philosophy, and runs a tour guide training school called TripSchool. He’s the author of four travel guidebooks for New York City, Boston, and D.C., and is in demand as an international travel industry speaker. He lives in Brooklyn, NYC.

The TripADVENTURES Difference

  • 100% Customized Tour We don’t believe in cookie cutter. Every trip is tailored to what your school wants to experience, and we go out of our way to make your trip something you can’t get elsewhere.
  • Authentic, local experiences, not just photo stops and sightseeing. We think your student deserves to see and experience something real and transformative for them. We travel like a local: we’ll take trains, ferries, walking the streets, and eat like a local. You won’t be tourists.
  • Better Quality, Better Price. Downtown hotels. We don’t skimp on quality by staying an hour away from the cities, and yet we can offer a better price because we don’t spend on marketing. We run on word of mouth based on our quality, which means your money goes to the trip, not to office space and glossy brochures.
  • 20 Years of Leading Student Tours. Our entire team is made up of experienced student travel professionals who love what they do, and that shows in the tour.

What’s included?

  • Private Tour Guide for the entire trip
  • 6 day trip, April 5-10, 2022
  • Roundtrip Airfare from LAX airport
  • Admission to included activities
  • Motorcoach transportation in Washington, D.C.
  • Subway passes in New York City
  • 5 Night’s Hotel
  • Accommodation (based on 3-4 students per room)
  • Breakfasts & Dinners
  • $10 cash for lunch each day
  • Walking & City Tours
  • Private hotel security every evening


Important Details, please read

  • To start, all you need to do is pay the $200 nonrefundable deposit to secure your spot. Clicking the booking link will initiate your choice of a payment plan or pay in full.
  • We encourage you to pay by bank transfer, which is extremely easy to set up. The tour price is based on paying directly from your bank; paying by credit card will incur an extra 2.9% fee (charged by the processor).
  • Our booking terms and conditions are clearly laid out here. Please take a moment to read them.
  • We are committed above all to the health and safety of your student, and will follow all local and national guidelines for post-covid travel.

3rd Party Travel Insurance Offer

  • Given what has happened with covid-19, We highly, highly recommend 3rd-party travel insurance to protect your investment. We offer it to you through our travel partner, Travel Insured International.
  • Basic travel protection is included in every trip, but once we’ve paid our non-refundable deposits, we cannot return that money to you (as outlined in our terms & conditions). Purchasing this extra insurance allows you to “cancel for any reason” and receive the majority of your money back.
  • This travel insurance is not purchased through Local Standard Travel, it is a contract between you and the insurance company. Again, we provide protections for unforseen eventualities during the tour included at no extra cost; this is offered given the extraordinary circumstances of the past two years.
  • The insurance should be purchased within 14 days of deposit payment, to receive full coverage.
  • Please read the plan overview and the detailed document.
Please note that this insurance is a transaction between you and Travel Insured, and not the tour operator