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Thank you so much. All of us attending the trip to Atlanta have been singing your praises since our return!! Everything was so organized and personable. We had a great visit and your Son Tours staff were the greatest hosts a group could ever have!! Thank you so much!

Rachel S.,
Ray D. Molo School

I want to thank you for leading such an excellent tour! I felt that this has been the best tour experience our students have enjoyed in years. How refreshing to deal with professionals who plan well and see service as their primary goal. You truly did all you promised to do and renewed my faith in touring.

Principal,
Bethlehem Lutheran School

Thank you for making my job as group leader so easy! The care which you took in planning our activities and in arranging our lodging and meals was clearly evident. The parents were impressed with the quality of your work. I look forward to traveling with you again.

Pam N.,
Andrew Jackson Middle School

We thank our Son Tours escort who took the time to stand in line for tickets so we did not have to. Thanks for always being one step ahead of us so the tour went smoothly. And thanks for making sure everything was perfect. The care and professionalism you and your staff have shown us, indicates what a top-notched company you have.

Barbara B.,
Marion County School

Our Philadelphia-Hershey educational tours offer a unique, dual-purpose experience – a combination of meaningful, historical sites throughout the birthplace of freedom coupled with a fun-filled visit to a nearby theme park that’s brimming with its own “sweet” history.

Our educational tour operators will present your group with a customizable itinerary based on your specific curriculum and needs. While in Philadelphia, your group can:

  • Visit the famed Liberty Bell and find out how it transformed from a simple signal to a symbol of freedom
  • Go inside Independence Hall to see where revolutionaries first signed the Declaration of Independence
  • Tour the Betsy Ross House to see where the first American flag was sewn and learn more about this legendary woman
  • Make science fun at the renowned Franklin Institute
  • Step back in time and ride a buggy through Amish Country

Our Philadelphia-Hershey educational tours will also take a short bus trip to “Chocolatetown, USA,” where Hersheypark opened in 1906. Here, your group can learn the history of this all-American company and take advantage of these fun-filled activities:

  • Find thrills at the main park, which has more than 65 rides, including 12 exciting roller coasters and 20 “kiddie” rides
  • Dive in to The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, which features towering waterslides, a peaceful tidal pool, and an adrenaline-pumping Wave Rider
  • Visit ZOOAMERICA, a North American Wildlife Park, showcasing animals like mountain lions, black bears, bald eagles and more
  • Tour Hershey’s Chocolate World to learn the art of chocolate tasting and even create your own candy bar

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Speak with our educational tour operators at to craft a custom itinerary today. You can also contact us online or request a quote!

Book a Trip with our Experienced Educational Tour Operators

At Son Tours, we want to make sure that your trip runs as smoothly as possible – so leave the planning to us! Our experienced educational tour operators understand how to make the most out of school travel, while keeping the entire group safe and happy. When you book one of our Philadelphia-Hershey educational tours, you’ll receive:

  • Local tour guides who will escort you throughout the duration of your trip
  • Security personnel, at no extra cost, who will be with your group 24/7 and will conduct safety briefings to the group when appropriate
  • Flexible itineraries, made with your objectives in mind – best of all, our guides will be there to assist you, if plans change
  • Easy, direct billing! We’ll invoice parents directly, so you don’t have to collect cash or checks!

Learn more about why you should choose our educational tour company for your next trip! Call us today at or fill out a short contact form online. You can also browse our sample itineraries below to find out more details about our Philadelphia-Hershey educational tours.

 

 

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Day One – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Tour of Philadelphia / Amish Country
/ Hershey Park
Time Activity Notes
7:30a Breakfast enroute at McDonalds
9:00a Arrive in Philadelphia Son
Tours staff member and guide meet group
Betsey Ross House
Liberty Bell
Independence Hall
Christ Church
12:00p Lunch at own expense
Tour of Valley Forge to include: Memorial Arch,
Washington Chapel Visitors Center Museum
6:00p Dinner at Fuddruckers
Depart for Lancaster
Check-in at hotel
10:00p Security Arrives
Day Two – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Tour of Philadelphia / Amish Country
/ Hershey Park
Time Activity Notes
7:30a Full catered breakfast at hotel
8:30a Bird-in-Hand Farmer’s
Market
Kitchen Kettle Shop
12:00p Lunch at convenient location at own expense
Rolling tour of the farmland & villages of
Lancaster County (Amish Country!)
Quilt Shopping at Amish Farms
Hayloft Petting Zoo and Candle Factory
6:00p Dinner at Home of real Amish Family
Pool time at hotel
10:00p Security Arrives
Day Three – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Tour of Philadelphia / Amish Country
/ Hershey Park
Time Activity Notes
7:30a Full catered breakfast at hotel
Check out of hotel
Spend the day at Hershey Park!
(opens second week of May)
Visit “Chocolatetown” USA
12:00p Lunch at the park at own expense
Zoo America (at park)
6:00p Dinner in park (cash allotment)
PM Depart for home
If Hershey Park is not open
during your travel time, the day will be spent at Gettysburg.

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