Washington, DC / NYC

The Best of Both Worlds

tour summary

This tour offers something for everyone. Our DC / New York City tour is usually between four (4) and six (6) nights, although each tour is customized to your group’s preferences. 

Your tour may also include a number of historic side trips, such as Philadelphia, Gettysburg or the Lancaster Amish Country. You may also enjoy an additional theatre performance, ballgame, performance workshop or other special appointment. Ask your Tour Director / Teacher for the specifics of your tour.

sample tour itinerary

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.'s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

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FDR Memorial

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial dedicated to the memory of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and to the era he represents.

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a great grand-daughter of Martha Washington.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified.

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Changing of the Guards

The guard change is very symbolic, but also conducted in accordance with Army regulations.

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Kennedy Gravesites

The John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame is a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Challenger Memorial

The Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial was dedicated on May 20, 1986, in memory of the crew of flight STS-51-L, who died during launch on January 28, 1986.

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White House (Photo Stop)

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.

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Smithsonian Complex

The Smithsonian Institution is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its retail operations, concessions, and licensing activities.

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Natural History Museum

The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States.

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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden is a national art museum in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW.

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National Air & Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in 161,145 square feet (14,970.9 m2) of exhibition floor space.

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National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.

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World War II Memorial

The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.

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Iwo Jima Memorial

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States.

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Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, DC that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States.

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (the building itself is called the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, and commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center) is a performing arts center located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in Washington, DC.

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Capitol Hill
US Capitol

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States.

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Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

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National Postal Museum

The National Postal Museum, located opposite Union Station in Washington, DC, USA, was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.

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Little Italy & Chinatown Tour

Free Tours by Foot is proud to take you on a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.

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Empire State Building Observatory

The Empire State Building has one of the most popular outdoor observatories in the world, having been visited by over 110 million people.

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Lower Manhattan Tour

It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started.

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Subway ride to Battery Park

Battery Park is a 25-acre (10 hectare) public park located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, facing New York Harbor.

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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.

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Ellis Island

Ellis Island is an island in New York Harbor and was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954.

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Wall Street Area

Wall Street refers to the financial district of New York City,[1] named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan.

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US Customs House

The current structure, one of the best surviving examples of classical architecture in New York, was built as the country's first Customs House, opening in 1842.

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Trinity Church

Trinity Church (also known as Trinity Wall Street) at 79 Broadway, Lower Manhattan, is a historic, active parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

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Federal Hall

Federal Hall, built in 1700 as New York's City Hall, later served as the first capitol building of the United States of America under the Constitution, and was the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States.

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St. Paul’s Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel, is an Episcopal chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Fulton and Vesey Streets, in lower Manhattan in New York City.

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9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is the principal memorial commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001.  The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the attacks.

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Walk to Broadway Show
Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States.

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St. Patrick's Cathedral

The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral, or Old St. Patrick's, is located at 260-264 Mulberry Street between Prince and Houston Streets in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, with the primary entrance currently located on Mott Street.

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NBA Store

The NBA Store is a series of officially licensed retailers which sell merchandise for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Saks Fifth Ave.

Saks Fifth Avenue is a luxury American specialty store owned and operated by Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE), a subsidiary of Saks Incorporated.

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Trump Tower

Trump Tower is a 58-story mixed-use skyscraper located at 725 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of East 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Nike Town
Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) (NYSE: ANF) is an American retailer that focuses on casual wear for consumers aged 18 to 22.

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Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany's flagship store, since 1940, is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, New York City.

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FAO Schwartz

The FAO Schwarz flagship store, located in the General Motors Building at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan, is currently the brand’s only brick-and-mortar store location and a famous destination in the city.

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