ACDS Takes Washington, DC & NYC

Come join us on another incredible six-day trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City! We had an amazing time in 2019, and we’re so excited to get back to traveling in 2023. 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.


Day 1

  • Leave SFO on an early flight to the Washington, DC area, arriving late in the afternoon. 
  • We’ll grab dinner, then visit the World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Pentagon Memorial.

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Tour George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Lunch (not included)
  • National African American History Museum
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
  • See the White House, Lafayette Park, and other iconic buildings of DC
  • Dinner in Washington, DC
  • Evening Memorial Tour: experience the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, and Korean War Memorial

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • We’ll spend the morning in powerful Arlington National Cemetery where we’ll visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, Arlington House, the changing of the guard at the Tomb on the Unknown Soldier, and more
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Visit Capitol Hill: Tour the U.S. Capitol, visit the Library of Congress, and see the US Supreme Court
  • Dinner
  • Evening Memorial Tour: we’ll visit Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Depart Washington, D.C. for Manhattan!
  • Lunch en route (not included)
  • 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 possible
  • 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

  • Breakfast
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Wall Street & Financial District
  • 9/11 Museum & Memorial
  • Dinner
  • Broadway Show

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Board your private motorcoach this morning
  • Explore Chinatown and Greenwich Village
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and explore the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO
  • Leave from Newark, NJ  airport in the afternoon for home! 
  • You’ll arrive home late in the evening


  • Roundtrip airfare from San Francisco airport
  • Private Tour Guide for the entire trip
  • Private motor coach in Washington, DC
  • Admission to included activities
  • Subway passes in NYC
  • 5 nights hotel accommodations 
  • Professional Night Chaperones in each hotel every night
  • Breakfasts & Dinners (lunch is not included)
  • Walking & City Tours
  • Broadway Show
  • Private motor coach on final day for sightseeing and airport transfer
  • Basic travel protection

About YOUR group leader

Mitch is the owner of the company, and will be your tour guide. He has over 20 years of 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. Transformational, authentic experiences. 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
    Central hotels. We don’t cheat on quality by staying an hour away from the cities, and yet we can offer a better price because we don’t spend any money 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 Tours
    Our entire team is made up of experienced travel professionals who love what they do, and that shows in the tour.

Important Details, please read

  • Enrolling is easy! Click on the “Reserve Your Spot” button and submit your deposit. Please note, the deposit is non-refundable. 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).
  • Please take a moment to read our booking terms and conditions.
  • We are committed above all to the health and safety of your student, and will follow all local and national CDC guidelines for travel.


Preferred Travel Protection Plan

  • We offer travel insurance as part of travel protection plans from our partner TripAssure.
  • To cover you for the unforeseen, we encourage participants to purchase travel insurance, which may include benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, missed connection, travel delay, medical expense/emergency evacuation, baggage and personal effects, baggage delay and more. 
  • Covid-19 and its various strains are treated the same as any other Sickness under the travel protection plan.
  • TripAssure offers the Basic, Deluxe Plan and Deluxe Plus Plan options. Familiarize yourself with the
    contents of each plan to ensure to get the one that best suits your needs. 
  • The travel protection plan that includes “Cancel for any reason” coverage must be purchased within 21 days of enrollment with your deposit.

Base Trip Cost

$200 deposit