OVERVIEW

On the Explore DC, Philly, NYC tour, explore the historical and cultural highlights of three vibrant cities that have each served as our nation’s capital. See firsthand the significant influence each city continues to have in the country and world today through moving art, vibrant cultures, scholastic educations, and dynamic government institutions.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS / TIDAL BASIN MEMORIALS

  • After meeting your JE Guide at the airport, transfer to the District
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Smithsonian Museums and the National Archives
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials:
    • Jefferson, MLK Jr., and FDR Memorials
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 2: CAPITOL HILL / WHITE HOUSE / MALL MEMORIALS

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to Capitol Hill:
    • Interior guided Capitol tour, self-guided interior visit to Library of Congress, exterior visit to the Supreme Court*
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Museum of the Bible
  • Afternoon visit to the White House
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Mall Memorials: Lincoln, WWII, Vietnam, and Korea War Memorials
  • Conclude the day with devotions

*Congressmen meet & greets organized by group

DAY 3: ARLINGTON CEMETERY / MINISTRY / PENTAGON 9/11 MEMORIAL

  • Breakfast
  • Morning guided tour of Arlington Cemetery
    • Stops include JFK’s gravesite and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Quick stop at the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
  • Depart for Philadelphia
  • Philly Cheesesteak Dinner
  • Conclude the day with devotions and hotel check-in

DAY 4: PHILADELPHIA

  • Breakfast
  • Morning guided tour of Historic Philadelphia – stops include Franklin’s grave, Franklin Sq., and Trinity Church
  • Morning visit to Independence Hall
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to the National Constitution Center
  • Dinner and Fun and Dave and Buster’s
  • Return to hotel

DAY 5: NYC TRANSFER / MIDTOWN MANHATTAN / TIMES SQUARE

  • Breakfast at hotel and check-out
  • Transfer to NYC
  • Arrive at hotel and drop off luggage – NYC Subway safety information briefing
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon walking tour of Midtown Manhattan
    • Stops include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Plaza with Radio City Music Hall, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, and the Chrysler Building.
  • Dinner in Times Square and time to explore
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 6: LOWER MANHATTAN / ELLIS ISLAND / BROADWAY PLAY

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit to Lower Manhattan
    • Harbor cruise to Ellis Island with views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Walking tour of Lower Manhattan
    • Wall St., Battery Park, Trinity Church, NYSE, and Federal Hall
  • Return to hotel to change for the evening
  • Dinner
  • Broadway show
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 7: CENTRAL PARK / NYC MUSEUM

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit to Central Park
  • Morning visit to the NYC Museum of your choice: Natural History or the Met
  • Return to the hotel for luggage
  • Depart for the airport and home

STAY LONGER

  • Add a day in either DC, NYC or a few days in Boston.

ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES

D.C.

  • National Cathedral
  • Mount Vernon
  • Spy Museum
  • Newseum
  • National Zoo
  • Holocaust Museum

NYC –

  • Empire State Building
  • Yankee game or stadium tour
  • NBC Studios Tour
  • MoMA or the Guggenheim
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
  • One World Observatory

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WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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