Anacapa DC & NYC Adventure 2025

Come join us on another incredible six-day trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City! Every year we have an incredible time and this year will be the best yet. 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 0 – March 21 – Travel to Washington D.C.

  • Ride on your private motorcoach directly from Anacapa Middle School to LAX.
  • Leave LAX on an overnight flight to Washington, D.C., arriving in the morning.
  • Be sure to get some rest on the flight, you’ll hit the ground running upon arrival in DC!

Day 1 – March 22 – Washington D.C.

  • Head straight into the city after landing at one of the DC airports and see your first memorials
  • Explore the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Lunch
  • Spend the afternoon in the powerful Arlington National Cemetery, where you’ll watch a couple selected classmates participate in a Wreath Laying Ceremony.
  • Dinner
  • Spend the evening hours exploring the Tidal Basin Memorials: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Day 2 – March 23 – Washington D.C.

  • Tour George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Lunch
  • Tour the U.S. Capitol Building and the Library of Congress
  • See the White House, Lafayette Park and other iconic buildings of DC
  • Dinner
  • Enjoy the evening hours touring the “Big 3” – The Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial, and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial

Day 3 – March 24 – Travel to NYC via Philadelphia

  • Depart D.C. for Philadelphia early!
  • Lunch
  • Tour Independence Hall and Downtown Philadelphia (including the Rocky Statue)!
  • Depart Philly for NYC!
  • 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.
  • Dinner
  • Evening visit to the observation deck on The Edge at Hudson Yards

Day 4 – March 25 – NYC

  • Explore Central Park and the iconic sites, sounds, and smells within!
  • Get lost in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka the MET)!
  • Lunch
  • Explore New York’s Midtown, home to the most famous landmarks: Times Square, Columbus Circle, Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Terminal, and more!
  • Dinner
  • Witness a Broadway Show!

Day 5 – March 26 – NYC

  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Lunch
  • Financial District & 9/11 Memorial
  • Explore the Financial District, Chinatown, Little Italy and/or Greenwich Village!
  • Dinner in Chinatown!
  • Continue Exploring Lower Manhattan

Day 6 – March 27 – NYC & Travel Home

  • Venture further out with Mitch as you explore (by bus) around some of the lesser traveled areas of NYC – Such as the Brooklyn Bridge!
  • Lunch
  • Continue Exploring NYC on the bus until it is time to head to the airport and check in for your flight home
  • Fly home
  • Board your private motorcoach transportation at LAX and ride back to Anacapa MS


  • Roundtrip transportation to/from school-LAX
  • Roundtrip airfare from LAX airport
  • Private Tour Guide for the entire trip
  • Admission to included activities
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation in Washington, D.C.
  • Subway fares in New York City
  • 5 nights hotel accommodations (based on 3-4 students per room)
  • Breakfasts and Dinners
  • $20 cash supplement for lunch each day
  • Walking & City Tours
  • Broadway Show
  • Private hotel security every evening
  • And more!

About YOUR group leader

Mitch Bach is the owner of the company, and will be the 24/7 tour guide/trip leader. 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. 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