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Renaissance HS Eastern Seaboard Tour. Led by Sarah Holloway. Nearly every student went on to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher. The educational benefits of travel. In a study of students who traveled with EF before the age of 18*. Our tours are accredited, just like your school. 80%.

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Nearly every student went on toearn a bachelor’s degree or higher

The educational benefits of travel

In a study of students who traveled with EF before the age of 18*...

Our tours are accredited, just like your school.


maintained a college GPA above 3.0, and nearly half had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0

EF was the first tour provider to have its tours accredited, so our tours meet the same rigorous standards as schools and colleges across the country.


considered themselves to be better at problem solving and critical thinking

4 out of 5 said they were better communicators and collaborators as a result of their travel experience

*Survey by AdvancedEd, commissioned by EF Educational Tours

meet the ef explore america team

Tour consultants work with teachers to plan your tour

For travelers and parents, you’ll have a dedicated Traveler Support Team to help with your account and handle any questions

Your group’s Tour Director is an expert local guide, helps handle tour logistics and is with the group 24 hours a day

Meet the EF Explore America team
keeping students safe

Full-time Tour Director

With our group 24 hours a day, from arrival to departure

Trained to handle on-tour emergencies

Professional overnight security

Additional security dedicated exclusively to our group

Local offices

Our tour group will have the support of a network of local offices across America

Keeping students safe
  • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Additional emergency support is always just a phone call away
  • Travel ID badges & backpacks
    • EF Explore America ID badge provides helpful emergency contact information
    • EF Explore America backpacks are easily identifiable
travel day day 0
Travel Day / Day 0
  • Arrive and meet tour director in Boston
    • Logan International Airport
  • Dinner in Boston
    • Tour Director will give you a voucher
  • Transfer to hotel
    • Types of hotels: Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Sheraton, etc.
tour itinerary day 1
Tour Itinerary / Day 1
  • Wake up and have a hot breakfast
  • Take a walking tour of the Back Bay
    • Newbury Street
    • Public Garden
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Public Library
    • Cheers
  • Dinner at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
  • Bus to hotel
    • Doubletree
    • Hilton
    • Holiday Inn
tour itinerary day 2
Tour Itinerary / Day 2
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge
    • Old State House
    • Paul Revere House
    • U.S.S. Constitution
    • Old North Church
  • Enjoy free time/lunch in Harvard Square
  • Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord
  • Visit the Orchard House or Old Manse
  • Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk
  • Dinner
    • Vapiano’s, Wagamama, Uburger, etc.
  • Back to hotel
tour itinerary day 3
Tour Itinerary / Day 3
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel to New York
  • Take a guided tour of New York:
    • Greenwich Village and SoHo
    • World Trade Center site and Museum*
    • Chinatown and Little Italy
  • Visit the Empire State BuildingDinner downtown
  • Bus to hotel
    • Holiday Inn
    • Best Western
    • Ramada
    • Crowne Plaza
tour itinerary day 4
Tour Itinerary / Day 4
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Explore Central Park
    • Visit Strawberry Fields – memorial to John Lennon
  • Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Explore Times Square – FREE TIME!
  • Attend a Broadway show
    • Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella, Motown etc!
  • Back to hotel
tour itinerary day 5
Tour Itinerary / Day 5
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel to Philadelphia
  • Visit Independence National Historic Park:
    • Congress Hall
    • Franklin Court
    • Independence Hall
  • Visit the Liberty Bell Center
  • Travel to Washington, D.C. hotel
    • Spring Hill Suites
    • Hilton
    • Fairfield Inn
tour itinerary day 6
Tour Itinerary / Day 6
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery and witness the changing of the guard
  • Visit the Marine Corps War Memorial and Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Take a guided tour of D.C.
    • Washington Monument
    • FDR Memorial
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    • Jefferson Memorial
  • Stop by the White House
  • Visit Mount Vernon
  • Dinner
  • Enjoy an evening activity
    • Legends of Alexandria Tour
    • Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
  • Back to hotel
tour itinerary day 7
Tour Itinerary / Day 7
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • See the U.S. Capitol and Visitor Center, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Library of Congress
  • Visit the National Archives
  • Learn about the Smithsonian Institution during an introduction by your Tour Director
  • Visit the Smithsonian museum of your choice, which may include:
    • National Portrait Gallery
    • National Museum of American History
    • National Air and Space Museum
  • Take a night tour of Washington:
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • WWII Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Back to hotel
tour itinerary day 8
Tour Itinerary / Day 8
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free time to visit anything you missed
    • Re-visit the Smithsonian Museums
    • Visit the National Zoo
  • Cash float for dinner
  • Bus to airport
  • Head home and share all of your experiences with friends and family!
what does the program fee include

Round-trip airfare

Safe, quality hotel rooms

Breakfast & dinner daily (as itinerary specifies)

Full-time Tour Director

Sightseeing tours led by licensed guides

On-tour transportation

Professional overnight security

What does the Program Fee include?

Tour backpack, luggage tag & ID badge

Illness and Accident Coverage

24-hour emergency assistance

$1 million consumer protection plan

All gratuities

Convenient Monthly Payment Plan

Personal, secure online Giving Page

(Program fee does not include: lunches, personal spending money, baggage fees)

anytime protection plan

Cancellation Coverage- already included in price!

Cancel at any time, for any reason

Receive a full refund (minus any Non-Refundable Fees)

See booking conditions or call the Traveler Support Team (1.888.333.9756) for complete details on this highly plan

Anytime Protection Plan
payment options
Payment options



  • $99 deposit upon enrollment
  • Program Fee divided into manageable monthly payments
  • Convenient monthly payments charged to a debit or checking
  • Free, and no late fees
  • Final due date extended up to 25 days before departure
  • Works great with fundraising
  • Highly recommended!
  • Upon enrollment: $99 enrollment deposit (non-refundable)
  • 30 days after enrollment: Account must have $350 total paid
  • 110 days prior to departure:Account must be paid in full
  • $40 Account Maintenance Fee. Please note that Non-Refundable Late Fees ranging from $40-85 will apply if payments are not received by the dates they are due
our tour
Our tour



Requested departure date:6/08/2015

Possible departure dates:6/06-6/10

Departure city:Boise

Student Program Fee:



Adult Program Fee:



payment schedules
Payment schedules



You can also opt to have biweekly payments. This would become 16 payments of $166.

pricing specials
Pricing specials


$50 off

Until 9/30 only!

Student Price:

$2,751 - $50 = $2,652

Adult Price:

$3,096 - $50 = $3,046

fall pricing
Fall Pricing

Fall Pricing

$80 increase

Starting on October 1st

Enroll by September 30, 2014 to make sure you are guaranteed the most affordable price possible!

Total savings by enrolling early: $130

your personal account
Your personal account

Log in at to:

  • Learn more about your destination
  • Make online payments
  • Enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan
  • Track important dates and information
  • Purchase the Anytime Protection Plan
  • Connect to your Giving Page

A Giving Page for every traveler

  • Easy and secure
  • Enrolled travelers receive an email with a link to a secure contribution page to share with family and friends
  • You can also access the page from your personal account website
  • Works easily with the Monthly Payment Plan

$30,000 awarded annually

  • Individual awards typically range from $100-$600
  • Students selected based on response to essay question and financial aid application

how do you enroll
How do you enroll?
  • Phone1.888.333.9756
  • MailEF Explore AmericaEF CenterOne Education StreetCambridge, MA 02141

Tour number: 1636249JR

Enrollment deadline: 9/30/2014

You can find this box on our homepage.