Explore Philadelphia

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Philadelphia’s popularity as a student tour destination is both well earned and easily understood.  When visiting the Historic District, including touring the iconic Independence Hall and viewing the Liberty Bell, students are immersed in the colonial history of the United States. For an in-depth exploration of the time period, include time at the new Museum of the American Revolution.  Or have your students engage with a Revolutionary Era Soldier as he discusses the life of a member of the Continental…

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Introducing Your Tour Manager

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Tour Guides get all the attention.  If you’ve taken a guided tour while vacationing, you’ve probably experienced their warm personalities, sparkling story-telling skills, and depth of knowledge about your destination.  They often provide one of the most memorable experiences of a trip. Let us introduce you to the lesser known Tour Manager. While tour managers sometimes provide guide services to their groups, their responsibilities are wide-ranging and their work often goes unseen.  As veteran tour manager Ruth explains, “I sometimes…

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Baltimore Maryland is the deatured destination for student group travel on the Suburban Tours blog.

Baltimore: Charming and Exciting From Sea to Sky

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Our October Destination of the Month is Baltimore! “Charm City” has many options for your student groups. An ideal stand-alone destination, it is also an ideal home base for excursions to Washington DC. From art attractions to baseball games, The Naval Academy to the National Aquarium…a trip to Baltimore can meld fun and education. Let’s take a closer look…. The National Aquarium could be a destination all on its own! Your group can immerse itself in the world of the…

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For Safety’s Sake

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Safety. As a group leader, it’s your number one concern, and we share it.  We understand the responsibility you are assuming for the well-being of your students, and all the decisions made in the design of your trip are guided by that priority.  Carefully selected hotels, dedicated hotel security guards, well-maintained motorcoaches: all contribute to the confidence you can have in our tours. One of the most critical aspects of your trip is the design of your itinerary.  Once upon…

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Exciting Chicago: What To See in This Month’s Featured Destination

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“The Windy City” known for its distinctive downtown skyline and for the Lake Michigan waterfront is the place to visit for an array of cultural experiences, including some of the best museums in the country and entertainment choices. Add to that the great shopping and dining experiences to be found here, and this is a trip that your student group will enjoy and talk about long after the experience is over. Our list includes some of the highlights of a…

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Happy New Year!

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We know you’re still writing “2017” on your checks.   But as the leaves begin to turn and days shorten, students and educators turn their attention to the start of the school year, which marks a new chapter.  New faces fill your classroom.  New lessons fill their minds.   You’ve invested time in planning your classes.  Is travel part of your plan? There’s no subject matter that isn’t enriched by travel. Guided tours bring history to life. Hands-on museum exhibits encourage scientific…

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Adventure in The Birthplace of American Independence: Philadelphia

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A celebration of the colonial spirit can be found at every turn in the historic “City of Brotherly Love.” As our nation’s first capital, Philadelphia offers no shortage of places to visit that are specific to this era. From the Franklin Institute to Franklin Court, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin’s patriotism and scientific fervor are memorialized.  Students will find that a visit to Philadelphia brings their study of history to life. Our top picks for a trip to “Philly”: Visit the…

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Featured Destination: Boston, Massachusetts

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In Boston, Massachusetts, you’ll find exciting activities and educational programming for students of all interests and of all ages. “Beantown” is a city with rich history, amazing restaurants, and so much to do! Here are some of our favorite go-to destinations. Boston Duck Tours are one of Boston’s most popular tourist excursions. The tour begins on land, passing through some of Boston’s most iconic landmarks, including the State House, Bunker Hill, Boston Common, and more! Students will love exploring the…

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Featured Destination: New Orleans

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New Orleans, Louisiana, or the “Big Easy,” is a vibrant city known for its music and fusion cuisine. Sure, we’ve all heard of Mardi Gras, the lively carnival in late-winter with its street parties and eccentric costumes, but have you considered New Orleans for your next school trip? A trip to New Orleans would be an unforgettable Honors Society trip, or senior class trip. Are you a music teacher? There are countless venues where your ensemble or jazz band can…

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Book Now for Fall and Take the Summer to RELAX

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  Picture this – getting everything done for the next school year before the end of this school year… including getting your fall 2017 class trip planned ahead of time. This would mean you could truly take the entire summer to completely relax – wouldn’t that be amazing? With Suburban Tours, this fantasy can easily become a reality so you can have a stress-free summer. Our experienced tour planners will develop a program that meets your music or educational objectives…

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