What’s New in New York City?

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New York is a perennial student group tour favorite, and it’s not hard to see why.  World class theatre and museums, renowned orchestra, opera and ballet, breathtaking architecture, and unique city tours contribute to a memorable visit at any time of year. But are you looking to add some novelty to your next visit to the Big Apple?  Consider these new attractions. SPYSCAPE New York’s new spy museum invites you to “Dodge lasers.  Crack codes.  Lie and spot liars.  Discover…

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Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?

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Your marching band makes a statement on the field and brings pleasure to the hometown fans who see them perform week after week.  Bring these consummate performers to one of these wonderful parade opportunities on your next tour! In their own words … Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival: Winchester, VA Participate in the Firefighters’ Parade on Friday:  “The first Torchlight and Mummers’ Parade in 1929 stepped off at 8 p.m. with each of the Winchester fire departments participating.  Each firefighter carried…

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Returning to school? Think beyond the classroom!

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We have great trip ideas for your group! Your group is one of a kind, and your itinerary should reflect that individuality. We’ll design a program with the balance of education, culture, exploration and fun that you’re seeking. America is your classroom! These class trips enhance the lessons of the classroom, providing your students with hands-on experience.  Traveling together builds community while also fostering independence and building character. With America as your classroom, any number of trips are possible, combining educational activities with…

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While Teachers Are On Summer Vacation

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As a student tour operator, our work is largely in rhythm with the school year.  Most of our groups travel in the spring, with planning ranging from three months out to eleven months out, depending on the type of trip and the group leader’s availability and planning style.  While our mantra is usually “Earlier is better,” that isn’t always possible and very successful trips have been pulled off within a shorter time frame. So when teachers return to school in…

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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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The Skyline of Chicago, Suburban Tours September Featured Destination

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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