EASTERN STATES USA TOUR
Aug 5—Aug 19, 2017
Director: Dr. Clark D. Anderson
Day 1-2 (Sat/Sun Aug 5-6th): FLY TO BWI / GETTYSBURG
We all fly to BWI in Baltimore, Maryland. We will check into our hotel and enjoy orientation and introductions. Our adventure begins Monday morning with a visit to the historic and unforgettable Gettysburg Battlefield and Visitors Center. During our bus time today we will be learning English from our LIT teachers. The first several days of our experience will include a lot of beautiful scenery as well as a lot of time to develop our language skills. Lunch is a pleasure at General Pickett’s Buffet in Gettysburg. Our last stop of the day will be a memorable evening view of Washington D.C. We overnight in DC.
Day 3—4 (Mon/Tues Aug 7-8th): WASHINGTON D.C. / MEMORIALS
We will enjoy two days of touring the US Nation’s Capital all while practicing our English speaking skills. You will be free to enjoy the Smithsonian Museums (Natural History, American History, Air & Space, National Gallery of Art, etc.), Holocaust Museum, Washington Memorial, White House, Capital Building, Arlington Cemetery or whatever your heart desires. Together as a group we will visit the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean War, Jefferson, and WWII Memorials. Following our downtown visits we will travel to Philadelphia and overnight (on Tuesday evening).
Day 5 (Wed Aug 9th): LIBERTY BELL / PHILADELPHIA / BOAT into NYC
Today we begin our day at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia [where the Declaration of Independence & Constitution were signed]. From here we make our way to New Jersey. On our way we will engage in our daily language immersion activities. From New Jersey we will take a commuter Ferry Boat into NYC. This will not only provide us with transportation into New York City, but also give us a visual of the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline. We should arrive early enough for those interested in taking in an additional Broadway Play will be able to do so. We will overnight in NYC near Times Square and the Theater District of NYC.
Day 6—7 (Thurs/Fri Aug 10-11th): NEW YORK CITY / BROADWAY SHOW
For the next two days you are free to venture out and explore the ‘Big Apple’ as your heart desires. For those interested our Director will lead a group to Ground Zero, Battery Park, Trinity Church, Wall Street, the First US Congress Building, St. Paul’s Church, etc. There is plenty to see and do in this popular city. You can enjoy a bus tour of NYC, visit famous museums, the Empire State Building, Broadway, Times Square, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Ellis Island, attend Broadway plays or whatever your heart desires. On Friday evening the group will enjoy a Broadway Show together (most likely “Wicked” or “Newsies”). On Saturday evening we will drive to Boston and engage in meaningful language immersion activities and overnight there.
Day 8 (Sat Aug 12th): BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Today we will explore the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. This morning we will visit the famous New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, and is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource. Our time in these big cities will provide us constant opportunities to practice and apply our English language skills. In the afternoon you will be free to explore the North End of Boston which is also Boston’s Little Italy. This area has a variety of activities and sites to choose from. One of the most popular is The Freedom Trail which is a 2.5-mile stretch hosting 16 sites pertaining to the Revolutionary War. Another is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This evening after dinner we will enjoy some language immersion games and activities at the hotel prior to retiring for the night.
Day 9 (Sun Aug 13th): MASSACHUSETTS / NEW YORK: ALBANY
Today we enjoy a scenic drive through Massachusetts and up into upstate New York. This will provide us with some quality time for our language study and practice. We will enjoy a lunch stop in the capital city of New York; Albany, New York! From here we will continue our language immersion activities as we travel over to Syracuse, New York where we will overnight.
Day 10 (Mon Aug 14th): FINGER LAKES, NEW YORK / NIAGARA FALLS
Today is another beautiful drive through the Finger Lake region of New York as we practice our English and engage in interactive ESL activities. We arrive in Niagara and enjoy lunch and explore the area, including a voyage on a ‘Maid of the Mist’ boats that take you right under Niagara Falls. We overnight in Buffalo, New York.
Day 11 (Tues Aug 15th): CLEVELAND, OHIO: ROCK and ROLL MUSEUM
Today we enjoy some language immersion activities as we travel south through Pennsylvania and into Ohio. This evening we will visit Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s only museum celebrating the soundtrack of your life. This is one of the premier attractions in Ohio and is described as a must-stop on your Cleveland tourism adventure! We overnight near Cleveland.
Day 12 (Wed Aug 16th): CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK IN SANDUSKY, OHIO
Today we enjoy practicing our language as we visit Cedar Point Amusement Park. Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. It is the flagship park of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, who owns and operates the park. Known as “America’s Roller Coast”, Cedar Point features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters making it the park tied with Canada’s Wonderland for the second-most roller coasters in the world. We overnight in Cleveland.
Day 13 (Thurs Aug 17th): AMISH COUNTRY / NOTRE DAME / CHICAGO
Today we enjoy some bus time and language learning activities as we travel cross Ohio and into Indiana. This is considered Amish country and we will have the incredible experience of enjoying an Amish cooked meal at our stop in Shipshewana, Indiana. We will also enjoy a tour of the MENNO-HOF (Mennonite-Amish) Visitors Center and Museum. This museum shares a great presentation of the history of this very fascinating people as well as many other religions throughout the Dark Ages. Following our home-cooked Amish meal we leave Amish country and pass by South Bend, Indiana, which is home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. We enjoy some time and dinner at the famous Navy Pier in Chicago and overnight in Chicago, IL.
Day 14 (Fri Aug 18th): CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Today we will visit the famous Sears Tower which was built in downtown Chicago as the headquarters of Sears, Roebuck & Co. It opened in 1974 as the world’s tallest building, 1,474 feet, with 110 stories and 4.5 million square feet of office space. The building was designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and constructed in only thirty months. Engineer Fazlur Khan structured the building as nine square tubes of varying heights, bundled together to resist high winds. This evening we will enjoy our final meal and program together!
Day 15 (Sat Aug 19th): FLY HOME!
TOUR COST AND DETAILS
COST PER PERSON:
Quadruple Occupancy: $3,535
Triple Occupancy: $3,685
Double Occupancy: $3,985
Single Occupancy: $4,885
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: $500 per person.
ROOMMATES: Single people may sign up for accommodations on a share basis and will be assigned roommates as circumstances permit. If a roommate is unavailable, the participant will be notified of the adjusted price prior to departure. (NOTE: Hotel Rooms will be shared by family members or same gender participants ONLY)
CANCELLATION FEES: A $25 fee will be charged by LIT Tours, LLC for all cancellations until 60 days prior to departure, at which time the fee will be $100. In addition, all cancellation charges imposed by airlines, hotels, vendors, operators, etc., will be passed on to the participant.
TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- First-class, top quality tour with experienced tour directors
- Private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
- Hotel Accommodations
- Two meals daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner) as indicated in the detailed itinerary.
- All admission fees to sites specified in the itinerary (group tours only)
Because our tour participants are coming on to the tour from different countries, we do not include the price of the airfare. We are more than happy to help you arrange for your flights but the price is not reflected in the price of the tour. If you are arranging your flights we need everyone at the BWI Baltimore airport on Aug 3rd by 5pm. At the end of the tour we will arrive and finish our tour in Chicago around 6pm. Please do not book flights that depart before 8pm, August 15th.
REGISTRATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION:
Early reservations are strongly recommended, and a deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure. Applications received after this date should include full payment. Any payments made after this date should also include also include full payment. Any payments made 30 days prior to departure must be in the form of a money order. Checks should be made payable to Revive Service Tours. All cancellation penalties are the responsibility of the participant.
Please send check payment and names of participants to:
Revive Service Tours LLC
42 S. 930W.
Orem, UT 84058
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
Airfare travel to BWI Baltimore Airport, and departure home from tour from Chicago International Airport. Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs; excess baggage or portage charges; personal, trip, or baggage insurance; room service; laundry; phone charges; food or beverages not part of the group menu; tips; gratuities for special services; expenses incurred on personal activities not included where group participation is not specified in the itinerary.