Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. History

School tours

These two major US cities are packed with educational experiences to enrich your history tour.


  • Independence Hall, birthplace of modern America in Philadelphia
  • Freedom Rising show at the National Constitution Center Philadelphia
  • Guided visit of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Smithsonian American History Museum Washington, D.C.
Typically £890 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students October 2018

What's included: 

  • Return flights UK to Philadelphia/Washington, D.C. to UK
  • Return airport coach transfers to your accommodation
  • Transfer between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. via Gettysburg
  • Accommodation, room only
  • Insurance
  • 1 teacher place for every 10 students

Please note: Activities and excursion entrance fees are not included in typical price.

Suggested itinerary for School groups

Day 1

Flight to Philadelphia approximately 8 hours
Airport transfer to your accommodation included
Arrive at accommodation. Evening meal (own arrangements)

Day 2

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Walking tour of Independence National Historic Park
National Constitution Center
Evening meal (own arrangements)

Day 3

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Take the Hop on Hop off city bus tour
Visit Reading Terminal Market and One Liberty Observation deck
Evening meal (own arrangements)

Day 4

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Depart by coach to Washington DC making a stop Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield site
Evening meal (own arrangements) before visiting Union Station

Day 5

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Explore Capitol Hill, Capitol building and Visitor Centre, Supreme Court and Library of Congress, plus the National Archive
See the outside of the White House and Monuments of the Mall
Evening meal (own arrangements)

Day 6

Breakfast (own arrangements)
Explore Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museum or Arlington Cemetery
Airport transfer included
Overnight flight to the UK approximately 7 ½ hours

Day 7

Arrive in the UK

Lively Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia is a great place to grab lunch, it’s indoors and has seating! Why not try the local speciality, Philly Cheesesteak!

Lucy Poole-McKenzie
Travelbound USA Specialist
Typically £890 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students October 2018

Promote this trip to students

We provide you with promotional materials to help you get your students excited about their trip.

Tips for travelling around Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. with students


Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. both have excellent public transport systems for conveniently getting round the city.

We can arrange coaches if you wish to tour the city sites in the comfort of your own coach or tickets for the Hop on Hop Off bus tour. 


With so much to see and do in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. we will work with you to plan your tour and pre-book all your excursions and activities. Entrance fees for many visits can be pre-paid before travel. 


We can book half or full day guides to enhance your experience for walking tours or coach tours.


We can arrange breakfast in your hotel (if available) or in a local café. Evening meals can be pre-booked at restaurants or themed restaurants such as The Hard Rock Café in both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Travelbound helps you every step of the way

Find your ideal trip

Choose a tour and get a quote, then we can discuss your options and tailor your trip

Raise awareness

Our PowerPoint presentations and posters help you promote your tour

Prepare to go

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator does all the pre-tour administration for your trip

Typically £890 per student.
Based on a 7 day, 5 night tour for 30 students October 2018