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Educational travel has been our business since 1981.

Founded by an educator and family owned and operated to this day, we’re singularly focused on the service and experience you deserve. We’re proud to carry thousands of travelers to meaningful educational experiences annually. We’re the recipients of Disney’s prestigious Partners Award for business integrity, and our partnerships with organizations like the National Tour Association, the Student & Youth Travel Association, Disney Youth Programs and others help us deliver your perfect travel experience.

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 Most Popular Destinations

Some places are just perfect for student groups. Here are some of our most popular student-friendly destinations. Don’t see your preferred destination listed? Don’t worry – we can make it happen. Contact us to start personalizing your experience today.

Boston

Known as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural presence, as well as being Massachusetts’ largest city and capital, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is difficult to find a city that surpasses Boston in terms of its rich, historical heritage. Boston was the scene of The Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill among other major events of the American Revolution. Today, Boston is home to a developed theatre district, the Boston Symphony and Pops Orchestras, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, a myriad of museums, Franklin Park Zoo, and Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. While in Boston, you won’t want to miss a sampling of their distinct local cuisine of fresh seafood, salts and dairy products. Before you leave, be sure to catch a ballgame at historic Fenway Park or see the Celtics at TD Garden. It is certainly a destination that will not disappoint.

Central Florida

The “Theme Park Capital of the World” is the perfect combination of fun and educational experiences for your group. Learn how to draw your favorite Disney friend, think creatively or become a global citizen with Disney’s Youth Education Series – then meet your most beloved Disney friends at the parks of the Walt Disney World® Resort. Take learning to a new level with hands on, inside out, real life, beyond-the-imagination programs in experiential education with Universal Studies, then enjoy the thrills of two amazing theme parks, Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios®. Shop and dine at Downtown Disney® before you marvel at the acrobatic feats of La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil®, or enjoy the tastes and sounds of Universal CityWalk before you laugh at the musical antics of Blue Man Group. Enjoy a beachside barbeque lunch while you take in the Florida surf and sun. Magic, thrills and so much more await you in Central Florida.

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Chicago

Known as the Windy City, the warmth of Chicago’s people far outweighs its blustery reputation. Get up close and personal with a T-Rex, mine for coal or meet eye-to-eye with dolphins in world class museums and aquariums. Experience the Second City’s Broadway-style productions and student-friendly comedy shows, or take your group to see the world famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra or Chicago Lyric Opera. Shop the Magnificent Mile, enjoy the calm serenity of Millennium Park, or catch the view from 1,300 feet at the Willis Tower Skydeck. Throw in a stop for the city’s classic deep dish pizza, traditional Greek dining or a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan, and your group’s stay in this Midwest metropolis will be anything but bland.

Gettysburg

Step back to the Civil War on your group’s visit to Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge as you view one of the last remaining Cyclorama paintings in the world. Watch the battlefield come to life in a stirring film narrated by Morgan Freeman, then see the war from a different perspective at the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Walk the historic site as an interpreter shares a soldier’s story, or get spooked on a candlelit Gettysburg ghost tour. Tour the restored home of Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed in the battle, before you learn how local civilians were affected at the nearby Shriver House Museum. Discover how Ike’s Gettysburg home and farm helped to smooth tensions during the Cold War at the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Your group will relive the late 19th century and gain multiple perspectives of America’s history of war on your visit to Gettysburg.

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island and neighboring Mackinaw City are home to military history, colonial charm and grand experiences. Walk in the steps of decades of servicemen aboard the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum. Learn how to operate a water-powered sawmill, zip through the trees or catch a wide-angle view of the Straits of Mackinac at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then get up close on a visit to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Watch cannons blast and rifles fire at Fort Mackinac, home to the oldest building in Michigan. Join French voyageurs and Native Americans as they demonstrate their way of life, then help colonial women prepare food or tend the garden at Colonial Michilimackinac. Take in the sites of Mackinac Island on a carriage tour or a bicycle rental, or take a seat for chopping, sawing, throwing and rolling as you cheer your favorite lumberjack to victory. Step back in time on your group’s trip to Michigan’s summer home.

New York

A world center for culture and trade, you’ll find more than you can imagine in the Big Apple. Experience a Broadway show, then learn from a cast member in a private workshop for your group. See how an immigrant lived, study the European masters, or marvel at meteorites at some of the world’s most celebrated museums. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite film and television characters on a guided city tour. Get lost in the hustle and bustle of Times Square, or enjoy the calm serenity of Central Park. Stand 850 feet above Rockefeller Center, or go subterranean with a ride on the NYC Subway. Watch the world’s greatest divas at work in a performance of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, or Jazz at Lincoln Center. Cruise past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. Devour a slice of New York pizza, tackle an enormous deli sandwich, or enjoy an authentic meal in Little Italy or Chinatown. A world of tastes and experiences is at your fingertips in New York City.

Philadelphia

The “City of Brotherly Love” is where American history, culture and local pride collide. Get up close to the Liberty Bell and stand in the room where the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. See the constitution come to life at the National Constitution Center. Visit Al Capone’s cell and relive the creation of modern prison systems at Eastern State Penitentiary. Step into U.S. naval history on the Battleship New Jersey. Grab a cheesesteak or a soft pretzel as you stroll through the largest landscaped urban park in the world. Check out polar bears, tigers and many more at America’s first zoo. Get up close to a T-Rex, a Japanese teahouse, the sculpture of Rodin and more in the celebrated Parkway Museums District. With loads of history, beautiful green spaces and tons of fun, your group will love their visit to Philadelphia.

Springfield, IL

Walk in the footsteps of one of our nation’s most revered presidents on your group’s tour to Springfield, IL. Stand in the room where Lincoln delivered his famous “House Divided” speech, then observe the Illinois House of Representatives in session. Walk through Lincoln’s New Salem, where the characters of the future president’s early adulthood still greet you today. See the only home that Lincoln owned, and the only remaining structure in which he maintained working law offices. Watch Lincoln deliver his Gettysburg address, meet his family, and hear a Civil War soldier’s story at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. An immersive experience with Honest Abe awaits you in Springfield.

Toronto

Just a short ride from the U.S. border, The Queen City is the ideal destination for a group desiring an international experience on a budget. Whether you’re enjoying the beautifully preserved grandeur of Casa Loma or experiencing the myriad of fine arts offered by the city’s host of theatres, two symphony orchestras, and over fifty ballet and dance companies, entertainment opportunities abound. In addition to the arts, be sure to take in the Royal Ontario Museum, the 1,800 ft. CN Tower, one of Toronto’s 14 professional and amateur sports teams, or the 5,000 animals at the Toronto Zoo. With so much to see and do, Toronto is a city that’s not to be missed.

Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital is where history, the present and the future all meet. Take a picture in front of the White House, stand in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building, or take in a show at the world renowned Kennedy Center for the Arts. Journey into the skies aboard the Spirit of St. Louis or into space in the Apollo 11 Command Module at the National Museum of Air and Space. Step back into our nation’s history in the Rotunda at the National Archives, which houses the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Shake hands with Honest Abe at the Lincoln Memorial, or pay your respects at all of the monuments at night with a guided Illuminated tour. The most iconic buildings and people define what it means to be an American in Washington, D.C.

Williamsburg

The world’s largest living history museum is the starting point for your group’s journey to Williamsburg. Walk the streets of Colonial Williamsburg as you uncover how one of Britain’s largest and wealthiest outposts evolved into a revolutionary city of liberty and equality. Enter hundreds of historic buildings where costumed interpreters tell stories of the city’s diverse men and women –black, white, native American, slave, indentured and free. Fast forward to some of today’s thrilling theme park attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Nearby, relive the last major battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, or learn the story of America’s first permanent English colony at Jamestown. Soak in the sun with a day trip to Virginia Beach. Uncover the foundations of our American heritage in eastern Virginia.

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