Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Student Group Tours

Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love is a popular destination for student groups of all ages.  Educational opportunities include the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Franklin Institute, the Liberty Bell Museum and Independence Hall.  Other popular attractions include the Philadelphia Zoo and the New Jersey Aquarium.  Let us plan your next exciting adventure to Philadelphia. 

Three Night Package

Day One

Today we depart via deluxe motorcoach for the “City of Brotherly Love” – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We will make rest stops and take a lunch break (on your own) along the way, arriving in the city in mid-afternoon where you will be greeted by your local city guide. Our first stop takes us to the Liberty Bell Museum where you will view a short video presentation and have time to view the numerous exhibits and see the iconic bell.  Next, we take a short walk to the Independence Hall Visitor Center for a fully narrated tour by local park rangers.  After checking into our downtown hotel, we make our way to a popular student friendly restaurant for dinner.   Following dinner, we will take a short walk to the One Liberty Observation Deck.  Located on the 57th floor of One Liberty Plaza, the 883-foot observation deck provides spectacular city views. (D)

Day Two

Breakfast is included this morning at our hotel.  Our local city guide will greet the group following breakfast and we set off on a guided historical walking tour of the city to include the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth’s Alley, Free Quaker House, Christ Church, Franklin Court and the graveyard where Ben Franklin is buried.  Our walking tour will end at the historic Reading Terminal where you will enjoy lunch on your own.  Filled with mouth-watering aromas, locally grown produce, fresh meats, seafood and poultry, handmade confections and baked goods, you can choose your lunch from the widest variety of restaurants under one roof.  Following lunch, we travel a short distance to the Franklin Institute where you will have the afternoon to explore the numerous exhibits and enjoy a fabulous Planetarium Show.  The institute is one of the most renowned science museums in America, specializing in scientific research and education.  Upon departure from the institute we make a stop at the John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park) for a photo opportunity in front of the famous LOVE sign before returning to the hotel.  Dinner is on your own this evening at one of the many restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel.  (B)

Day Three

Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel.  Our local city guide and motorcoach will meet the group at the hotel for our journey to Valley Forge National Park.  The park is nationally significant as the 1777-1778 winter encampment site of the Continental Army led by George W. Washington.  Upon arrival to the park we embark on a 90-minute guided tour of this historic site Following the tour, we make our way to the Philadelphia Zoo (the oldest zoo in the United States).  Ranked as one of the top zoological destinations in the world, the zoo is famous for its ability to breed many animals that are often difficult to produce offspring while being in captivity.  Here you will enjoy lunch on your own at one of the various food vendors.  After lunch we are greeted by an Adventure Guide who takes us on an exciting tour around the zoo to experience the vast variety of animals, sounds and smells.  Instead of a visit to the zoo, your group may choose to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The 72 stone steps leading into the museum were made famous by their appearance in the film “Rocky”.  Upon arrival inside the museum you will enjoy lunch on your own at one of the various food venues.  After lunch we are joined by a museum guide who will take us on a guided tour of the collection.  We end our day with a three-hour scenic dinner cruise along the Delaware River.  Fully narrated, delicious foods and music is the perfect way to wrap up your visit to Philadelphia. (B,D)

Day Four

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning before boarding the coach for your journey home. (B)

Inclusions:

Three night’s accommodations

Two Dinners including a Delaware River Dinner Cruise, Three Breakfasts

Visit to the Liberty Bell Museum

Admission to the Independence National Historic Site

Admission to the One Liberty Observation Deck

Historical guided walking tour of the city

Visit to the Reading Terminal

Admission to the Franklin Institute **Planetarium show depending upon availability

Visit to the John F. Kennedy Plaza (Love Park)

Admission to Valley Forge National Park

Admission to the Philadelphia Zoo or Philadelphia Museum of Art

Three-hour scenic Dinner Cruise on the Delaware River

Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

Two Day Local Philadelphia guide service

Tax and service charges

Two Single Escort Comp packages for 40 paid packages

Call for Customized Itinerary and Pricing

Optional Highlights Include: 

An additional day of touring to Amish Country (Lancaster, PA) * Philadelphia Museum of Art * Philadelphia Flower Show (seasonal) * Meals

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