Parkway Middle School 2025

Join us for an 8-day Eastern Seaboard adventure where you’ll see history come to life! Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City & Boston are the backdrop as we explore, learn and experience the best of what these cities have to offer. Fun, history, and education come together on this incredible trip!


Day 1

  • Depart for Washington DC in the morning
  • Arrive in time to grab your selfie at the White House!
  • National Treasure? Let’s see the most important storage facility in the United States, The 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.
  • Tonight we visit iconic memorials! Learn about WWII, Martin Luther King, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson.

Day 2

  • Pay your respects at Arlington National Cemetery to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. See the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and reflect on the true meaning of sacrifice while Taps is played to honor the fallen soldiers.
  • See the Iwo Jima Memorial and honor every battle the Marines have been in since founded in 1775!
  • Explore Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate, and tour the mansion he shared with Martha. Tour the grounds, visit the graves of George and Martha and learn about life on the plantation.
  • We dine in the historic town of Old Town Alexandria! This historic town is full of history and beautiful colonial homes…and maybe a ghost or two!
  • Visit amazing memorials, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial

Day 3

  • Visit Capitol Hill! After a guided tour of the Nations Capitol, take a picture at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Learn about the tragic events that caused the Holocaust as you visit the Holocaust Museum Memorial
  • Visit the Smithsonian Museums from American History to Natural History
  • Get your groove on this evening as we take a special dinner and dancing party cruise on the Potomac!

Day 4

  • Depart for Philadelphia
  • Be sure to see the movie “Rocky” before the trip! First stop – the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where you can recreate the iconic scene of running up the steps!
  • Lunch at historic Reading Market – Cheesesteak anyone?
  • Get an overview of historic Philadelphia, from Ben Franklins grave to picture stops at Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross house. Take a pic on one of America’s oldest streets, Elfreth Alley, built in 1703, where over 30 homes are still occupied!
  • Depart for NYC and check-in to our Times Square hotel.
  • After dinner we visit one of New York Cities newest observation decks!

Day 5

  • We eat breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the waitstaff are the show!
  • Take a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Learn about immigration and why so many people sought a new life in America
  • Take a downtown walking tour, learn about finance on Wall Street and the tragic events of 9/11 as you pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial
  • Head uptown to explore 5th Avenue and Rockefeller Center
  • Dinner? Of course, we have to try some of New York’s best pizza!
  • Tonight we see the iconic Broadway Show – Hamilton!

Day 6

  • We start our day with breakfast and bagels! It’s New York, after all.
  • Take a walking tour of Central Park and see where some of the most iconic movies have been filmed.
  • We gather our things and load up onto our luxury coach and head to Boston.
  • After dinner we get an overview of Copley Square, the Boston Marathon finish line and learn why Boston is “Boston Strong”.
  • Visit the newest observation deck, The View, where you will get an overview of this amazing city!

Day 7

  • We get a private tour of Fenway Park, where you can see the view from the best seats in the house, the Green Monster!
  • Tour the Freedom Trail and step back in time as we see historic graves, Paul Revere’s House and the Old North Church – famous from Henry W. Longfellow in his poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”
  • Dinner and a special evening event is planned for our final night!

Day 8

  • Tour the historic town of Charlestown where you can see the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution
  • Toss some tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party Museum and learn about the events of that historic day
  • Depart for home


Roundtrip airfare from San Diego
Private Tour Guide(s) for the entire trip, per bus
Private luxury motor coach in DC & Boston
Admission to included activities        
7 nights hotel accommodations, quad occupancy
7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners and 7 Lunches, included
Walking & City Tours
A TripAdventure rep onsite throughout the trip (in the background) to oversee the operation side (confirm restaurants, check-in museums, etc) so your tour directors can be tour directors and focus on your group
This is a private trip
Driver and Guide gratuities


About YOUR group leader

Meet Stacey Leichtamer, the mastermind behind your unforgettable group adventures! With more than 13 years of experience in organizing student and adult tours, she knows just how to craft the perfect travel experience. Stacey is like a magician, conjuring up custom tours that are unique and oh-so-special.

But that’s not all! Stacey is also a seasoned teacher with over three decades of experience working with students. So not only will she make sure your journey is filled with excitement, but she’ll also ensure your safety every step of the way.

Get ready for a tour like no other, curated by the one and only Stacey Leichtamer. It’s time to buckle up and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

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

from $3149
$199 deposit