OVERVIEW

Come experience all the history the Northeastern U.S. has to offer on the Highlights of the Northeast tour. Throughout this jam-packed trip, history and biblical principles will be woven together to create a unique and truth-filled perspective of our nation’s beginnings. Your group will not want to miss a minute of this exciting journey back in time!

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY / RICHMOND

  • Meet your JE Guide at the airport
  • Afternoon visit to St. John’s Church to see the “Give Me Liberty, Give Me Death” re-enactment
  • Dinner
  • Transfer to Williamsburg, VA, check into hotel and conclude the day with devotions

DAY 2: JAMESTOWNE SETTLEMENT / COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning guided tour of the Jamestown Settlement
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Tavern Dinner
  • Evening tour/performance
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 3: MONTICELLO / CHARLOTTESVILLE

  • Breakfast at hotel and check-out
  • Morning guided tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
  • Lunch at Michie Tavern
  • Depart for DC
  • Dinner
  • Conclude the day with devotions and hotel check-in

DAY 4: MOUNT VERNON / SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS / TIDAL BASIN MEMORIALS

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Lunch
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Smithsonian Museums
  • Dinner
  • Evening guided walking tour of the Tidal Basin Memorials: Jefferson, MLK Jr., and FDR Memorials
  • Conclude the day with devotions

DAY 5: CAPITOL HILL / WHITE HOUR / 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 the National Archives
  • 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

*Congressman meet & greets organized by group

DAY 6: ARLINGTON CEMETERY / MINISTRY / PENTAGON 9/11 MEMORIAL    

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • 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 Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
  • Depart for Philadelphia
  • Philly Cheesesteak Dinner
  • Conclude the day with devotions and hotel check-in

DAY 7: 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 8: NYC TRANSFER / MIDTOWN MANHATTAN / TIMES SQUARE    

  • Breakfast at hotel and check-out
  • Early morning breakfast and 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 9: 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 10: CENTRAL PARK    

  • 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 D.C. or NYC or a few days in Boston

ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES

D.C. –

  • National Cathedral, 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

MEDIA

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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