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12 Days | 11 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Beginning in Boston, learn what led to "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" then journey to key locations in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Gain an understanding of our nation's struggle for independence during lectures and on-site explorations with local historians and interpreters in period attire.


• At Fort Ticonderoga in New York, learn of the fort’s capture by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
• See how American troops forced British surrender at the Saratoga Battlefield and relive the battles at Concord and Lexington in Massachusetts.
• Explore Mount Vernon, the New Windsor Cantonment, Yorktown and Annapolis, where General Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

Program Notes

This is a coaching program that travels to seven states on the Eastern Seaboard over twelve days. Please be aware that time on the bus is crucial to getting you from place to place. We make every effort to allow time to explore battlefields, villages and towns on various stops throughout the program.

Activity Notes

Walking for up to two miles, standing on field trips. Terrain may be unpaved and uneven.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Woburn, Mass., 2 nights; coach to Brandon, Vt., 2 nights; coach to Albany, N.Y., 1 night; coach to Philadelphia, Pa., 3 nights; coach to Williamsburg, Va., 2 nights; coach via Yorktown to Edgewood, Md., 1 night; coach to Woburn or Boston, departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips


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